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Nothing yet, but Im hoping to muster the energy to try and find out why switching on the indicators on the 190 instantly blows the fuse, then give the Omega a much needed wash.  :)

It resents after market extras being fitted. :y

No. I believe it was quite fast for the 1960s, but then the Japanese multis came along, and they were much faster.

True, but the Shadow also looked the business, unlike the Black Knight which succeeded it. I still think the Rapide and Shadow were the most beautiful bikes ever built. :y

What about a Corsa?
Vauxhall's are ok, Terry, but other makes are available. Having said that, once any car reaches a certain age, it is bound to have problems.
I guess you like Vauxhalls because you're used to working on them, but Fords are much the same, and abundant. Of course, you wouldn't have the forum to fall back on.
Decisions, decisions.
Quite so. Having scrapped three Omegas last Autumn (MOT rust failures) I sought advice on this forum, and Astras seemed attractive. Road tested one for sale locally 850, liked it, bought it. Splendid car. Bought another 330, MOT failure, on emissions test it seized up, oil starvation. Bought another 795, here we are.

Last new car I bought, 1978, was a Volkswagen Passat, nothing but trouble.  I have owned Austins, Morris's, Fords, Citroens, Peugeots, Rovers and recently Vauxhalls; not to mention a Cotton 250 Villiers twin, a BSA Road Rocket 650, and 2 Velocette Venoms 500.

What? and no Black Shadow Terry? ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Dead Person
« on: Yesterday at 19:50:55 »
Windsor Davies died last Thursday aged 88.
Lovely Boy.

No reruns of Lofty and friends in the jungle I suspect.

Not PC enough for today, much like Till death us do part.

I was just thinking the same, it had Michael Bates as the wonderful blacked up punkah wallah outside the Officer's Mess, definitely a no no with the snowflake generation. >:(

Omega General Help / Re: LPG in our omega
« on: 18 January 2019, 10:00:25 »
Would of considered doing mine when first bought as cover some 100 +miles a day and accept the fuel saving would of been considerable...trouble was I couldn't afford to loose the boot space being part of the reason I own an Omega. :)

Same reason I didn't convert mine. ideally a dual fuel tank in place of the existing would be the answer, but prohibitively expensive to manufacture I imagine. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Silly old duffer
« on: 17 January 2019, 22:30:01 »
And no surprise that he passed the breath test. ::) ::) ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 19:44:15 »
I buy stuff from Lydl too, not just Ebay  :y
but as with many things ,most is made in china / Taiwan etc ,imported,marked up .
plus ebay China stuff takes ages to get delivered ,though it is getting quicker recently.

I use the caliper to measure odd size pipe,bolts etc and the digital readout is great
 .(like ronnyd i struggle to see tiny scales )
I have recently invested in a couple of pairs of +3 reading glasses ,not to read with,just as hands free magnifying glasses to see fine detail,part numbers etc
again , another pound shop purchase  ;D

Strangely, this one purports to have been made in Der Faterland. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 15:43:21 »
like this clicky
had one a long time ,very useful  :y
batteries from the pound shop when they die  ;D

And I thought mine was cheap! :-[

General Discussion Area / Digital caliper
« on: 13 January 2019, 12:17:14 »
Picked one up from Lidl for a tenner yesterday. Excellent value, reads inches or mm. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: One for TB and Mark
« on: 13 January 2019, 11:31:28 »
Superb. A proper engineer! I couldn't figure out why he has rigged the wheels to be electrically driven when he has that superb V10. ??? ??? ???

General Discussion Area / Re: Wireless Door Bells
« on: 07 January 2019, 22:57:28 »

I've got two of these, as I was pi55ed off with the batteries failing and not realising it, and on these the bell-push doesn't need a battery. The action of pressing it generates a wireless signal to the plugged in chime unit(s), with about 50 chimes to choose from, which are loud enough for even someone with Shack-ear to hear. I bought the first about 18 months ago for the back door, and was so impressed, bought the second one for the front. :y

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 January 2019, 18:34:52 »
Finally got round to changing the oil on TBE.  Thanks to that Gixer fella for use of a warm area to do it, and he also went round the suspension while it was in the air.

Has he moved? there was no room in his garage on my last visit. ??? ??? ???

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 04 January 2019, 19:23:52 »
Decision made, one 1st class stamp, and save the rest for a rainy day.

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 18:57:14 »
It must have cost 100 times that to sort it out!

General Discussion Area / Re: PPI Refund
« on: 03 January 2019, 15:32:34 »
Hmmm, now what can we spend the 79 pence on. :-\ :-\ :-\

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