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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 19 September 2018, 12:39:34 »
I've always fancied a rotary engined MX-5 myself. I reckon that'd be great fun.  8) (In-between tip seal changes, natch)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 19 September 2018, 12:36:13 »
break it. I'm going for a 20L container of the mind bleach this time. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 19 September 2018, 10:35:43 »
I wasn't so keen on the Mk3 when we first got it, preferring the Mk2, but it has grown on me.

If you think the TC on the Omega is intrusive, the Mk3 is something to behold. It gives me slaps on the wrist all the time when I'm not even trying to misbehave. Just as well there's an off button. ;D

The Mk3, in 2.0 form, at least, has a very welcome increase in grunt. In fact, the engine is so much better in every way. Much more refined, a much nicer noise, much more willing to rev and bearable on long motorway runs.

Yes, the chassis could handle a bit more grunt, but having to keep it on the boil, and being able to wring every last BHP out of it without the chassis becoming unstuck is part of the appeal for me.

Must blag a drive in a Mk4 some time, although it would be in 124 Spider form for me, as I find the Mazda version a complete minger and the 124 is  :-* :-* :-*

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 14:44:48 »
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

This is a rumour like Roswell. 8) 8)
There's video evidence somewhere, IIRC. ;D

.. but I know for a fact my 3.2 would be blown away my Mrs. KW's MX5... Up to about 125 MPH, at any rate. :-X

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Omega General Help / Re: Headlamp-on Dingalingaling - what/where!?
« on: 18 September 2018, 13:30:56 »
It's a little white box plugged into the fuse box under the steering column IIRC...

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 18 September 2018, 13:29:07 »
Think I've killed them!  :y

On the third attempt of trying to squirt Wasp Nest Killer via a tube through the hole in the ceiling, I obviously hit the sweet spot, as I managed to dispense the entire can in there and the next day there were only a couple flying around outside!  :y

No need for petrol or lycra!  ;D

Mass Murderer!  :D

If you're not killing polar bears with diesel fumes you're killing defenceless wasps (and their families) :)

FTFY M'lud!  :y

As to defenceless wasps, next time you get a wasps nest your attic I dare you to go and sit up there in your Y-Fronts:o  ;D

Oh, God! Second time in one thread. :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Insignia towing mpg is rubbish
« on: 18 September 2018, 13:27:28 »
Sounds like a lot of hassle. I'll stick to my "bag'o'canvas". :y

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 13:23:37 »
I was once waiting at a red light in the MX5...

Elite Pete was once sitting at the end of a runway in an MX5.. Waiting for a gaggle of 3.0 and 3.2 Omegas to catch up. ;D

I really don't care about the MX5s image. It is probably the most entertaining production car I've driven. Not the fastest, by a long way, but it's not remotely comparable with a Triumph Shitfire. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: A Day At The Auctions
« on: 18 September 2018, 09:45:25 »
At the couple of auctions I've been to, the only potential bargains have been in the highest risk, completely undocumented / unknown history / condition category.

One made me laugh. Complete shed of a Renault 5, blowing blue smoke out of the exhaust with about 2 weeks MOT.

" Come on, lads, this is cheaper than a taxi home!" ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: That was dreadful !
« on: 18 September 2018, 09:33:17 »
If you want a classic that's actually involving to drive you have to go Lotus and avoid anything mass produced by brummies.

Unfortunately, there are other consequences to doing so.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Wasp Nest
« on: 18 September 2018, 09:30:12 »
Don't be a slumlord landlord - get a proper pest control company in  :P ;) ;D

Otherwise, I hear Elon Musk was selling flamethrowers recently...
.

Get our glorious leader to operate the flame thrower, he has a history with gas powered things. ;D
I can confirm, if its a ground nest, a litre of petrol and a match does sort it out, but dress up well (I put on my full bike gear)
How will lycra help?  :o
Mind bleach to the gen dis area please!

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General Discussion Area / Re: Sat Nav Choice
« on: 18 September 2018, 01:03:21 »
You need to go higher. Even my trusty old Garmin GPS12XL used to get a full rack of 12 sats a couple of miles up above Jockular land!  ;D

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Be very careful if Mrs STEMO complains of having dry eyes and buys an over the counter bottle of eye drops. :-X It only takes a few drops added to your food and it's bye bye STEMO. A US wifey has just been charged with doing this and killing her husband. :o The bad news is it obviously fails the not detectable poison test. :-[

Yep. That's no good. What she needs is a sudden, tragic, accidental camping equipment failure in his vicinity to send him into orbit and . Now, ... <rubs chin> :-X

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General Car Chat / Re: Car shopping
« on: 17 September 2018, 19:11:56 »
Well, I saw an SM today on my commute.  8)

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General Car Chat / Re: It must be only TB.....
« on: 17 September 2018, 16:57:23 »
I think my old A500 is up in the loft...   ...ever since I moved 17yrs ago, and I bet it was in the loft of my old house for the 9yrs I lived there.

Wonder if it'll fire up...


Talking of 68000s, I have a couple of QLs here, being a Sinclair boy.

No need to wonder if the QLs will fire up, then? ;)

I made the mistake of taking Mrs. KW to a radio rally recently. I was worried that she would put a curb on my collecting junk but she seemed keen to come, so why not? She ended up staggering to the car with an iMac G3, purchased for the princely sum of 10 because it was "funky", apparently. ::) Then she remembered that we were in the MX 5 and I ended up with it on my lap the whole way home. >:(

Still works, mind. The HDD is predictable whiny, though.

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