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I would be a goner for sure. With all the important industry and tech that’s around in Barnsley, I wouldn’t be surprised if they hit us with multiple warheads.  :(

.. Whereas my parents live equidistant between Aldermaston and Burghfield. :(

This topic always reminds me of the old line from "Threads" just before it kicks off big style  ::)

Something along the lines of ............... if it kicks off, take the kids to your mothers in Lincolnshire, there is nothing to bomb there  ;D

Aye was said by the Kemps neighbours. Threads highlighted the truth about something we never dared think about. Probably the reason why I visit Cold War structures and think about what might have been.... Problem is that I do believe that one day it will happen... You can't Un-invent Weapons of Mass Destruction.

My missus told me about this and we got to thinking......would we all get a text or something? Would all the telecomms providers send one out? What would it say?

“No point running and hiding, you are going to die. Have a nice day. Vodaphone”
If need be yes, it would be either a CBS (Cell Broadcast) or a Location Flash SMS, either of these would come up on your Screen straight away and dont rely on you going to your inbox to read the Massage. It wouldn't be down to the Networks to send this out as various Gov Depts have a Gateway into the Networks as part of their Public Emergency Alerts Program.

Cell broadcast only going to work if all handsets have it turned on and the correct 'channel number' selected

General Car Chat / Re: How did Serek do it?
« on: 13 January 2018, 23:28:05 »
I buy the GM Opticlean 5L on trade and dilute it a little bit more than the label suggests - get about 6 x 5L cans. Never had it freeze yet and works well.

Trouble is you use so much with headlight washers this time of year.

General Car Chat / Re: Another MOT success
« on: 12 January 2018, 11:49:21 »
Personally I would never fit standard bushes in the front, all mine have been pollybushed.

Omega General Help / Re: My jobs to do this winter/spring
« on: 11 January 2018, 23:32:38 »
The vertical bolt has fallen into the sub-frame. For a while I had a tenuous hold of it but I couldn't get it out. Then it slipped, and has disappeared somewhere inside the sub-frame. Spent perhaps an hour with various magnets on sticks, and long coat hangar wires fishing about inside trying to find it but no joy. Any Ideas how to find it? Or is the sub-frame going to have to come off?  >:(

Seem to recall this happening to one of my cars when Daz and I were doing the wishbones, think one person encouraging the bolt back up to the point it fell into the subframe and long needle nose pliers, fingers, magnet, blood and cursing from the other person attempting to reach it was the answer.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: Facelift irmscher bodykit
« on: 11 January 2018, 21:23:53 »
Saloon.... If only I has the readies!  :-[

Omega General Help / Re: Where have all the 3.2’s gone?
« on: 11 January 2018, 21:18:20 »
Tis a small World!

General Car Chat / Re: Corsa C - Steering Lock wont engage
« on: 11 January 2018, 20:29:33 »
Came into force in 2001 apparently as various Renaults had a fault where the steering lock would engage while on the move  :o

So an EU regulation enforced on our MOT test!

What's annoying is it's supposed to be from September 2001... the vehicle was first registered in November 2001  :'(

Barrel pops out as it should do, I think it's the actual physical column locking mechanism that the barrel acts on.

Just been reading on various MOT forums via a Google search and it appears that if the vehicle has alternate methods of immobilisation then should the steering lock not function (as long as it isn't impeding the steering function) then it will pass an MOT, well this car has a factory immobiliser - well it has a chip in the key, the immobiliser ring and module and wires plugged in it so i'm pretty convinced it has so i'm going to challenge that failure point.

Should add, none of my Omega's have ever failed on this and I don't think they have ever been tested for this failure (I also know that they all work anyway), this Corsa has been taken to a different MOT station to my Omega's due to time.

General Car Chat / Corsa C - Steering Lock wont engage
« on: 11 January 2018, 19:33:41 »
Strange one, 2001 Corsa C 1.2 SXi with EPS, Ignition Lock works but steering lock doesn't which is an MOT fail. Barrel seems all ok, steering lock mechanism free to move but had to press it down to get the barrel back in, if you take the barrel out again you have to do the same procedure to get it back in.

Anyone know the fix?

General Car Chat / Re: mot today
« on: 10 January 2018, 19:09:30 »
 :y nice one

Omega General Help / Re: Number plate lights
« on: 10 January 2018, 19:09:07 »
FL saloon is just clipped into the bumper, replaced mine with LED as it forever fails on the MOT tester ramp lol

Omega General Help / Re: My jobs to do this winter/spring
« on: 07 January 2018, 15:45:44 »
Genuine Vx front shocks are only handed because of the brake hose/wiring bracket. Aftermarket ones use a differently shaped bracket so only one part is required.

The only item on that list I would buy is the wishbone rear bush.

Yes, B4's have a 'double bracket' - one on each side so irrelevant which side.

General Car Chat / Re: trade club
« on: 04 January 2018, 21:46:46 »
is tc gradually dying out. vx York  have never precipitated but but 4 other towns within a 30mile radius no longer do t.c.

Officially the Dealer I use that's close to the office doesn't do TC anymore, well not at that branch anyway, but they usually come up with a trade price for anything I buy.  :y

Omega General Help / Re: My jobs to do this winter/spring
« on: 04 January 2018, 19:25:32 »
Meyle HD are the only droplinks worth fitting in my opinion. Genuine GM last about 10K now and all the others are utter shite lasting far less.

Meyle HD on daily driver for the last two years (over 70K) with no issue and running on the other cars with lower annual mileages also with no issue.

My wishbones were supplied by ATP and came with drop links and track rods (all fitted by Saint Serek); does this mean they will have a short life?


Only time will tell...  :y

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