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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Space station
« on: 14 October 2018, 11:35:25 »
Nooo! The airspace in Scotland is all for me.  >:(

General Car Chat / Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« on: 14 October 2018, 11:21:44 »
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.. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« on: 14 October 2018, 01:10:11 »
I was in Northwich on Sunday too. ::)

So, having travelled there, how would you get it back?
You couldn't pack enough lower trunnions on the train to drive it back, after all. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: How Far Would You Go For The Right Car?
« on: 13 October 2018, 20:02:20 »
That's the spirit.  :y ;D

How far would I go for a car ? I might put up with a little groping, but there aint nobody putting nothin in my mouth, no matter what the car is.  :D ;D ;D

But we'd all go "all the way" for a Marina Coupe, natch. :-*

General Car Chat / Re: Problems with rhe Ford Ecoboost
« on: 13 October 2018, 08:53:04 »
If you want a small engine to perform like a big engine the solution is simple get a big engine.😎
Before tizzy rules the world, we will have an era of small petrol turbos...

Yep. I can't wait. Small, Light*, Powerful. Epic engines for kit cars.  :D

*- apart from the 1.0 turbo Ford that has an iron block for some reason.

General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 12 October 2018, 13:18:38 »
The old Zafira, one of the more powerful at 150bhp was ok for me in all honesty
My Battlebus was 100bhp when it left the factory.  No idea what it is now, I'd guess 7-80bhp.  It definitely isn't powerful enough, even for tunnie/nick w

Why on earth do you still have it then?  :-\
Off site storage facility....
All becomes clear.. To keep the OOF backup tapes safe from the risk of.. Well, you know what. :-X

General Car Chat / Re: Octane booster.
« on: 12 October 2018, 10:34:11 »
The highest octane shit over here seems to be 91.  No wonder they only manage about 250bhp from their 6.5l wagons.

Assuming you're in the US then don't forget they measure "octane" differently, they quote AKI while we quote the (higher) RON. Like quoting "peak power" for an amplifier instead of RMS power.

In other words, that 91 would be called 97 in the UK..
Ah, thanks for that, I was unaware.

Our love bus is getting the cheapest, 87 octane, so how does that work out.  Not that it matters, as I think its a 3-4l v6 with less power than the battlebus ;D

Just add 6-7 to the AKI and you're roughly at the RON rating.. so 87 is somewhere around 93-94 RON, probably more ethanol so more resistant to knock than our fuel but slightly less energy per kg, IIRC? I could have that arse backward, though. I just remember that the turbo guys really like high ethanol fuels, so knock resistance must be good.

IIRC I put 87 in the V6 Mustang, too, and it didn't seem to care ;D I mean, it was a rental so clearly the fastest, most indestructable thing on the roads..

Hang on.. I think.. We have a problem...  :o

Apparently the clothing/fashion industry contributes massively to global warming,but I'm not sure the idea of us all running about starkers is a particularly good one :D :D
Well, if it's between that and driving a Pious... :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Emmerdale
« on: 10 October 2018, 16:58:43 »
I read somewhere that the doors for the 2 door coupe were the same as used in the 4 door saloon, to save money.
Nothing wrong with that.  ;D

With two you usually end up with a bigger pair to get hold of. :)
It was clever thinking on behalf of British Leyland. They knew that, in a supermarket car park, you can't open the doors fully on a two door. Well done, I say.

Honest  ;D

No, they just ordered far too many landcrab doors in the 60's so every model for the following decade or two had to be "styled" around using them up. ;D

I was talking to someone about climate change yesterday in the park. I commented on how warm it was for 9th October. Out of nowhere, she launched into a tirade about how people in low lying countries would suffer greatly due to rising sea levels. I said "That's all very well, but my gas bill for September was the lowest I can remember". She was not amused.  ;D

I think you'll find that's a "local effect". :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Emmerdale
« on: 10 October 2018, 12:13:23 »
I pulled a girl called Donna once...... in a kebab shop in Torquay!!  :y  :D ;D

I imagine it was the tempting offer of a lift home in your 1.8TC Marina that helped. ::) ::) ::) :-X

Kebab shop? Marina? Torquay? The stuff dreams are made of.... ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Odd MOT Dates
« on: 10 October 2018, 10:54:28 »
Could have simply been retested as a condition of sale ;)

Certainly I would have no qualms asking for a fresh MoT on purchase... Granted three months previous is a bit fussy...

Al is right.

I always insist on 12 months if the car is old enough to need an MOT.

You'd be amazed to find how many dealer use the expression 'full MOT'.........for the car to only have seven or eight months remaining.
Yes, in the same way that a "full service" means someone has been round the engine bay with a rag and a can of WD40. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Waste disposal when we were young
« on: 09 October 2018, 11:26:39 »
That said, thanks to the wheelie bin, I did manage to dispose of an A series engine block, carefully placed towards the wheels of the bin so it was not obvious when you wheeled it about. The lift on the back of the lorry struggled more than usual that day and there was a hell of a dong as it crashed into the back of the lorry.


I thought I was doing well having got rid of a wash basin that I'd broken into a few pieces. Tried the "waste recycling centre" but they wanted money off me as it was "soil and rubble", apparently. ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: Condensing versus Combi
« on: 08 October 2018, 14:05:24 »
Terbs, living in a semi... That'll never wash :o

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Yes we are there any other way to live in Brackley ;D ;D

Detached from the ground, so I've heard. :-X

Exactly. This isn't a criminal trial where offences must be proved beyond reasonable doubt, it's a job interview where, if you get the feeling someone is bullshitting you, even without concrete evidence, you are probably best advised to pick another suitable candidate.

How anyone can come away with a warm feeling about him after seeing that testimony baffles me.

Never mind. It's not as if he'll be presiding over the highest court in the land, or anything. ::)

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