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 61 
 on: Today at 13:39:29 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by dave the builder
Yep
Those minimum speed limit signs are there for a reason  :y

 62 
 on: Today at 13:38:28 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by aaronjb
I am more worried about all those youngsters who race around, oblivious to the highway code and laws generally, and put others at major risk of injury or death.  They are the ones the police must clamp down on.

No, Lizzie. No.

The police need to clamp down on EVERYONE who is driving in an unsafe manner, regardless of age.

The other day my girlfriend was driving up a residential (30 limit) road at about 15-20mph as it is riddled with "speed cushions" which (in her Smart) feel like you are driving over a cliff, only to have someone in a white van squeeze past, followed by a clit nearly take her mirror off squeezing up the middle of the road and swerving back over before they hit the line of parked cars.

Neither were driven by young drivers - both were middle aged (male and female respectively).

But it's OK, because they're installing more speed cameras ::)

[edit] Er.. I did not write that part of female anatomy; apparently the small French car "Cli-o" gets automatically "corrected"

 63 
 on: Today at 13:34:25 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Kevin Wood
Speed limits are set conservatively enough these days that anyone who doesn't end up feeling comfortable at within 10 MPH of the limit probaby needs to be on a bus, IMHO. If only for the potential to cause a lot more overtakes than is necessary.

 64 
 on: Today at 13:32:58 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by STEMO
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D


STEMO! :o :o :o

So anyone who is driving carefully, within the speed limit they want to do which in this case is 30mph on a non-motorway road should not be driving?!  Just because everyone, including me, wants to race along at the speed limit or more does not mean those that don't are not safe drivers, no matter what their age. Those that are not patient with this type of "slow but safe" driving and consider unsafe driving to counter-act it perhaps should look at themselves and consider if they should be on the road.

I am more worried about all those youngsters who race around, oblivious to the highway code and laws generally, and put others at major risk of injury or death.  They are the ones the police must clamp down on.
A 30 mph mobile roadblock on a 50 mph road is an accident waiting to happen. The are a lot of big trucks that use that road and, if you get a frustrated truck driver on a single lane carriageway, it makes the situation even more dangerous.
If you can't drive at a reasonable speed, you should hang you keys up......IMO.

 65 
 on: Today at 13:31:23 
Started by addy - Last post by Kevin Wood
Doctor Gollum,  how can you tell if out 180?

By checking the positions of the cam lobes at the TDC position, as described in my post above.^  ;)

 66 
 on: Today at 13:05:27 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D


STEMO! :o :o :o

So anyone who is driving carefully, within the speed limit they want to do which in this case is 30mph on a non-motorway road should not be driving?!  Just because everyone, including me, wants to race along at the speed limit or more does not mean those that don't are not safe drivers, no matter what their age. Those that are not patient with this type of "slow but safe" driving and consider unsafe driving to counter-act it perhaps should look at themselves and consider if they should be on the road.

I am more worried about all those youngsters who race around, oblivious to the highway code and laws generally, and put others at major risk of injury or death.  They are the ones the police must clamp down on.

 67 
 on: Today at 12:58:21 
Started by addy - Last post by addy
Thanks for the quick replies.  No I didn't fill the lifters as I read it can cause them to lock solid, so let them fill naturally. Did lube them before fitting into head.

I did turn crank off TDC to prevent valves hitting pistons.

I do have the locking tool for the cams. I did not remove cogs as could not find the timing mark that is supposed to be on the first bearing carrier, so thought safer to leave them on. Have checked the seals and they are seated fully home.

Doctor Gollum,  how can you tell if out 180?

 68 
 on: Today at 12:55:16 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by STEMO
Nothing to do with my Omega's but I managed to get the wife's old 1999 Renault clit through it's MOT with no advisories. Well chuffed!!

Also noticed that the MOT paperwork has changed its style again (still on A4 paper but with new format)
Are you another Lord Opti? You have 2 omegas and a jag, and your missus has a 20 year old clit.
Every family should have a crap shopping cart car uncle STEMO
There is no space in an omega for trivial things like beans and potatoes without the added 10kg of weight disturbing the suspension geometry  :y
(as i told Mrs Builder)
plus, supermarket car park is a hazardous area ,filled with incompetent,sometimes incontinent, idiots who smash into  bumpers and door skins without regard  :(
There is that, I suppose. Personally, I would just go in the jag at three in the morning. It's a 24 hour society, don't you know.

 69 
 on: Today at 12:47:35 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by dave the builder
Nothing to do with my Omega's but I managed to get the wife's old 1999 Renault clit through it's MOT with no advisories. Well chuffed!!

Also noticed that the MOT paperwork has changed its style again (still on A4 paper but with new format)
Are you another Lord Opti? You have 2 omegas and a jag, and your missus has a 20 year old clit.
Every family should have a crap shopping cart car uncle STEMO
There is no space in an omega for trivial things like beans and potatoes without the added 10kg of weight disturbing the suspension geometry  :y
(as i told Mrs Builder)
plus, supermarket car park is a hazardous area ,filled with incompetent,sometimes incontinent, idiots who smash into  bumpers and door skins without regard  :(   

 70 
 on: Today at 12:40:51 
Started by ronnyd - Last post by STEMO
Everyone should be made to take some sort of competency test at 65 and every five years after, at their own expense. I'm not talking a full driving test, that would be unfair. But something to prove that you were not a danger to yourself and other road users.

Driving home this morning, on a 50mph A road, there was a Nissan Juke footling along at 30 with a queue of frustrated drivers behind, including me. It was only a matter of time before someone tried an unsafe overtake and, eventually, a car three back in the queue did. No harm done...this time.

When I got past, I noticed the driver was an elderly woman......and her knuckles were very white.  ;D

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