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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sugar Tax
« on: 10 April 2018, 17:03:54 »
Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

Iím sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)

'Exceeds MTOW for Antonov' ::)
Is it a volume issue or weight? Beluga? ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: OOOPs ........ :)
« on: 10 April 2018, 17:03:00 »
Yep, that was a chimney whose base was about 3 feet from the building they wanted to keep!

Fred didn't damage a single brick. ;D


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General Discussion Area / Re: Plumbing/DHW question.
« on: 10 April 2018, 17:00:41 »
Yes, there are plenty of options, but you'll need to know the difference between Essex Flanges, Surrey Flanges and Warix Flanges first, so some research to do. ;)

In short, you can indeed pump the output of your hot water tank into a shower mixer using a separate pump, or you can buy shower units with a built-in pump. If the only option for cold water is direct from the mains do check that they will handle the pressure differential that will result.

Failing that, if the mains pressure is sufficiently high, you might get an improvement by fitting an electrically heated shower. You'll need to run it from a dedicated radial circuit from the consumer unit, and the more kilowatts you can throw at it, the better the flow rate will be.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sugar Tax
« on: 10 April 2018, 14:28:33 »
Same here MigV6, the salt only ever comes out when we have chip shop chips.

It doesn't even come out when we have home cooked chips.
I have salt on just about everything, and 2 1/2 spoons of sugar in my coffee, and loads of cakes and biscuits, and unhealthy cereal for my breakfast. Been nice knowing you all  :(
Much like our very own Pikey Pensioner, Auto Addict. He has about 3m spoons of sugar in tea, and enjoys the occasional drag on a fag (:P).  But he is about 200 years old, and healthier than your average OOF member ;D

Iím sure you mean skinnier? ::) :D

I like to call it 'easier to kidnap'
Or "Possible to kidnap without a low-loader"? ::)

80
General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 10 April 2018, 12:23:58 »
"The car is still a project although I have done most of the hard work."

Only if you look at it through 12-pint beer goggles.

"A small piece of welding to the sills, brakes finishing, interior, not much."

A master of understatement is at work, here.


That's very generous of you Aaron ;D


Considering that the bodywork was clearly pieced together from existing parts(the roof and side windows are very familiar, and I could probably name the rear quarters), snotting a partial sill repair in place is just papering over the cracks. Despite that, it's not bad looking although the Beetle running gear is a just one of the MANY serious turn offs.

FTFY.  :y

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General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 10 April 2018, 09:13:49 »
"Futuristic electronics" = piece of hardboard with some switches screwed to it. ;D

A unique opportunity, for sure. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: OOOPs ........ :)
« on: 09 April 2018, 22:26:29 »
Oh, dear! Fred Dibnah, where are you now? ::)

83
General Car Chat / Re: I believe TB owns a black pussy.
« on: 09 April 2018, 22:19:41 »
Even I need to be on black ice to be that much of a ****head. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: It never rains
« on: 09 April 2018, 15:50:36 »
ISTR after we did your first LPG conversion about the only thing you remembered to take home was the car itself, and that was years ago so nothing's changed there..  ;)
Whenever JV6CDX came here, I always seemed to gain useful additions to my toolkits ;D


Obviously when my first Omega was LPG'd at yours KW, I came away with more than I went with...  ...a bagfull of Gixer's gravel ;D ;D

It was down-payment for a certain fuse....

Would that be number nnn nnn nn nnnineteen?

".. it seemed like just another OOF prank, but it wasn't. It was different in many ways, and so were those who did the pranking."  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3LdMAqUMnM

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General Car Chat / Re: Where have all the manual Omegas gone?
« on: 08 April 2018, 19:34:20 »
Lovely box on that.

Wait!  I'm getting confused with all this talk of Lord Opti's Chambermaid.....  :-\                                                                   :D ;D

Word is, he's fallen out of favour with her, hence he's using the "Manual" box. ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: It never rains
« on: 07 April 2018, 23:21:05 »
ISTR after we did your first LPG conversion about the only thing you remembered to take home was the car itself, and that was years ago so nothing's changed there..  ;)

Seriously - must have been 10 years now?  :o Silver 2.5 CDX IIRC?

Anyway, I wish you all the best for your continued recovery. :y

87
General Car Chat / Re: Zaffy rear wiper
« on: 06 April 2018, 22:59:46 »
Funnily enough, I was following a Zafira today and thought the wiper at the back had missed half the screen. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Mondeo Cambelt Change
« on: 06 April 2018, 15:15:38 »
A new set of filters, plugs, points, oil and coolant change, check the timing and adjust the mixture and it drove like it had just come out of the factory. :y
That bad?  ::)
I wondered if I'd get a bite. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Opel Omega 2003 Bad MPG , Any Ideas?!
« on: 06 April 2018, 13:28:56 »
Has the poor MPG started after you cleaned the MAF?
Yes, normally best to just leave well alone.

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General Car Chat / Re: Mondeo Cambelt Change
« on: 06 April 2018, 13:27:34 »
I think that cars today 'go out of tune' far more slowly than cars of yesteryear.

Carbs have gone.......as have points which would wear and change the timing. I remember seeing the air filter from a Cortina 2000 GXL MK3.

The car was returning about 14 MPG and the filter which was as black as Obama's arse had never been changed. The points were black and pitted, and the plugs which were supposed to be changed each year/12000 miles were wet and black.

Couldn't get it to rev above 3500 RPM. ;D

I remember going with a mate to buy a Chevette.  ::) It was in reasonable condition but the engine was as rough as a bear's @rse and the owner clearly clueless. We took a punt on the fact that it just needed some TLC.

I drove it home and it was barely drivable.

We thought we'd go over everything to give it a good service. On removing the rocker cover to adjust the tappets, we couldn't find any. Just a mass of black jelly that wobbled a bit when you started the engine. ;D

The air filter had totally clogged with oil from the breathers, the points were barely opening at all and chunks kept plopping out of the drain plug when we drained the oil.

A new set of filters, plugs, points, oil and coolant change, check the timing and adjust the mixture and it drove like it had just come out of the factory. :y

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