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General Car Chat / Re: Company car advice
« on: 17 October 2018, 23:03:39 »
You might be on to something there.  I didn't realise the BIK rates for LCVs are so low.  Hmmm, Merc X class, anyone?  ::)

Id buy the Navara (exactly the same car) for several grand less personally. But the ideas sound.

Have they figured out how to stop them splitting in two yet? :-\

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General Discussion Area / Re: Royal Observer core posts
« on: 17 October 2018, 13:38:26 »
It's because of the urbex sites that we keep quiet about which one we are restoring, we don't store anything there and we have a fair amount of security but there's plenty of idiots about.

An easy way to waste half your life visiting those, I find. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Pikeys
« on: 16 October 2018, 18:48:52 »
Sat nav error, can't trust them.😂
You jest, but the stupid handheld ones can easily get the wrong direction after stopping for any reason, eg traffic, and won't correct until its convinced of direction of movement.  During this time, it can give duff instructions.  They should be banned.
Because we all know just how good built in ones are ;D
They're great when you accidentally drive through a wormhole and end up back in 1978, because the maps are then perfectly up to date. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Royal Observer core posts
« on: 16 October 2018, 17:35:58 »
There's an ROC post a couple of miles from me on some farm land.

Popped in to Hack Green nuclear bunker the weekend before last. Well worth a visit if you're passing and they have quite a bit on info. on the cold war ROC bunkers there.

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Wait until you start on Tek 'scopes. Think I'm on 7 currently. I need help. :-\

I wouldn't mind a nice, relatively compact, modern scope.. but they usually come with an accompanying price tag!

Sounds like you "need" a DSO Quad.

http://wiki.seeedstudio.com/DSO_Quad/

Not too expensive and great for using in the footwell of a car, etc. I've even used it to debug my mate's glider engine tacho from the back seat while in flight. (turned out to be a crank sensor issue, of course!)

Not so great if you need a lot of bandwidth, but a must have gadget none the less. :y

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Good thing about Scopes is its one of the few Tools that you can use One to fix the Other One.  :)
Precisely. This is what I tell Mrs. KW.  :y

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I appear to have sprouted a new problem ;D buying old junk to hoard ;D

I've had it for years. ::)

Wait until you start on Tek 'scopes. Think I'm on 7 currently. I need help. :-\

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It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
Mind you, I had to go cap in hand to a mate (who hoards old IT junk) for a 2.5" PATA drive not so long back  :-[

You can imagine the abuse I had to take, after all the abuse I've given him over using old shite ;D

Could have come here and saved your embarrassment. I've got a pile of them in the loft.

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It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D
I'm sure an old copy of Acorn Today will show how to build an interface to plug it into a Beeb-B ;D

Oh, I achieved that about 30 years ago. The poor old DFS needed to be told in unconventional ways that it only had 35 tracks, though, because it kept assuming it was a 40 track drive. Made for an expensive sounding noise when the head hit the buffers. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: locking nuts
« on: 15 October 2018, 19:23:42 »
The crappy GM wheelbolts are fine as long as a "professional" doesn't go near them. I mean, FFS, Blackcircles managed to opps up Jag locking wheelbolts, and they are miles more robust than GM ones.

The GM ones don't cope at all with any impact guns, air or battery.  That includes undoing them.


None of them are any good. As soon as they're overtightened, or damaged in any way and that applies to the keys as well, you're going to have problems.
Best fitted in the bin, and replaced with the proper bolts that were removed to fit them. You often find them in the box with the key.

Agreed. I had hassle with them on the last car. When I got the Omega, I took one look at the crappy GM ones then binned them. :y

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It's always the case. As soon as you throw something away, you find a need for it. ::)

I had a 35 track 5.25" drive in the loft until recently. I really don't think I'm going to regret binning that. ;D

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Nope.

I refer you, if I may, to 2 Timothy, Chapter 2, verse 23... :y
Nice one, Lizzie.  ;D

Is someone using my name in vain?! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;)

Given the topic, it was more likely in vane. ;D

I'm here all week. :D

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Omega and Battlebus is Euro3.  Shag is Euro5.

Not sure either impacts me yet, but it will be a way of forcing everyone onto unrealistic cars, or worse, onto dirty Victorian transport.
Probably wont be long before its 'Coming to a Cinema near you soon' so to speak, think Birmingham is Up next, followed by Manchester, Glasgow to name a few.
Oh, yes, its defo coming. Its an easy way to stop us using fossil fuel powered vehicles, instead forcing us onto dirty, smog inducing, useless (in the UK) public transport systems that simply don't work.

But I think the Mayor or Brackley will have a hard time enforcing it, seeing as we lack any public transport infrastructure here.

Yep, and, as a result, people will just stop visiting city centres at all, unless they are unfortunate enough to live in one. The demise of the already run-down shopping centres will accelerate and they'll be completely bereft of any shops where even the endless charity shops, mobile phone shops and estate agents won't be able to justify being there. 

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Ladies, ladies.


I'm tired, CBA to moderate, and would probably do something drastic anyway.  But some people read somethings, and quote verbatim, and believe it to be genuine fact.  And need to look in the mirror before calling everybody else trolls.


Before I get accused of trolling, I shall pose something on topic, just to their narrow view of a troll....   .I couldn't get 3 oppss about climate change (which has actually yet to be proved to be manmade, BTW, not that I believe it isn't), which is why I'm not stupid enough to own a current electric car, instead owning an Omega.

Me neither, and I suspect that would go for most of us who drive around in thirsty old barges. ;D
Maybe that's why all attempts to start a serious discussion about it on this forum end the same way?

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General Car Chat / Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« on: 14 October 2018, 16:30:21 »
I had a V reg (1980) 1.7 Marina estate in Arctic White wasn't a bad vehicle at all , and also a 1.8 TC jubilee which I thought was the business at the time.😂

I had a 1.7 Ital estate. I think the 1.7 engine was actually OK. Quite smooth, reasonably powerful, didn't need a lot of maintenance and made the 1.8 lump look very agricultural. The rest of the car, however.. ::)

I was gifted a 1980 1.7HL Princess. Same engine, I imagine. 

I believe HL stood for 'Highline'.......whatever that means.

Something to do with Pigs and Lipstick, I reckon. ;D

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