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 on: Today at 12:03:54 
Started by MW-Omega - Last post by robson
perhaps you should start a business :y

 32 
 on: Today at 11:44:14 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
I will definitely watch it, but surely as it was made in England, by English engineers, operated from England and also restored in England, wouldn't it be more appropriate to call it the Flying Englishman?

Ron.

No.

Indeed no, as the engine was given that name by the LNER as the chief engine of the A3 fleet to pull from 1924 the famous express train called The Flying Scotsman which had run since 1862. That is history and the name can never be altered without upset millions of people ;)

I would also add that the designer of the A3 class of locomotives, along with many others of the LNER, was Sir Nigel Greasley, who was born in Edinburgh.  This famous CME of the LNER was one of the greatest of his era, Sir William Stanier of the rival LMS being the other. ;)

The two CME's were at the forefront of the pre-war race to provide the public with the fastest express trains to the north from London.  Gresley had his famous streamlined A4 class pull the East Coast expresses including the Silver Jubilee trains, although the latter were hauled by the likes of the A4's Sliver Fox, Silver Link, Quicksilver, and Silver King.  One of this class, Mallard, achieved the Steam World Speed Record of 126 mph. Stanier had his streamlined Duchess Class locomotives pull the famous streamlined coaches of the Coronation Scot.  These trains were the height of sophistication in the days before air travel took over the "race to the North". ;)


 33 
 on: Today at 11:41:57 
Started by Field Marshal Dr. Opti - Last post by Field Marshal Dr. Opti
The salesman said he can arrange a test drive if I'd like.

  Not cheap at £41000  but comes with almost everything as standard. I was quite impressed. :)

Kia Stinger ??

Henry.......once again you have proved yourself smarter than the average OOFer. Spot on. :y

A surprisingly impressive car and for those who don't care about badge snobbery one worthy of consideration.

I would,but only after its taken the hit money wise :y

I wonder what a 12 month old example would fetch?

Kia say residuals will be better than it's German rivals......but they would say that, wouldn't they.

 34 
 on: Today at 11:31:45 
Started by Field Marshal Dr. Opti - Last post by henryd
The salesman said he can arrange a test drive if I'd like.

  Not cheap at £41000  but comes with almost everything as standard. I was quite impressed. :)

Kia Stinger ??

Henry.......once again you have proved yourself smarter than the average OOFer. Spot on. :y

A surprisingly impressive car and for those who don't care about badge snobbery one worthy of consideration.

I would,but only after its taken the hit money wise :y

 35 
 on: Today at 11:24:55 
Started by BazaJT - Last post by Lizzie Zoom
I will definitely watch it, but surely as it was made in England, by English engineers, operated from England and also restored in England, wouldn't it be more appropriate to call it the Flying Englishman?

Ron.

No.

Indeed no, as the engine was given that name by the LNER as the chief engine of the A3 fleet to pull from 1924 the famous express train called The Flying Scotsman which had run since 1862. That is history and the name can never be altered without upset millions of people ;)

I would also add that the designer of the A3 class of locomotives, along with many others of the LNER, was Sir Nigel Greasley, who was born in Edinburgh.  This famous CME of the LNER was one of the greatest of his era, Sir William Stanier of the rival LMS being the other. ;)

The two CME's were at the forefront of the pre-war race to provide the public with the fastest express trains to the north from London.  Gresley had his famous streamlined A4 class pull the East Coast expresses including the Silver Jubilee trains, although the latter were hauled by the likes of the A4's Sliver Fox, Silver Link, Quicksilver, and Silver King.  One of this class, Mallard, achieved the Steam World Speed Record of 126 mph. Stanier had his streamlined Duchess Class locomotives pull the famous streamlined coaches of the Coronation Scot;)


 36 
 on: Today at 11:04:51 
Started by zirk - Last post by Kevin Wood
Sounds to my like a few flushes and replumbing and itíll be good to go :y
Yea, Im trying to avoid putting the Vap before the Matrix if Im honest, could really do without feeding cooler coolant to the Heater at the moment.  :-\

The flip side is that you'll get more flow through the matrix because it's currently being divided into 2 paths.

I suspect that what has happened is that crud has dropped out of the flow and collected in both the matrix and the vapouriser because the flow through both devices is quite slow. Plumbing them in series would sort that for good, I reckon.

 37 
 on: Today at 10:38:31 
Started by Darth Loo-knee - Last post by jimmy944
This needs a little bit of experience and trial and error tbh. but its best to let the oil sit and settle for at least a few days, so any fat or other crap will sit at the bottom of the containers. Its much easier to avoid tipping it in your filters then.
If anyone on here decides to have a go, Im not an expert, but will willingly give advice if I can.
The forum in the link above has plenty of info, but its arranged in a bit of a chaotic fashion and it can take a bit of digging to find what you need.

As with most things in life!  :y

However it certainly does give me pause for thought, as someone who spends over £300pcm on diesel! That said, there is some kind of logistics involved in obtaing 50l+ of the stuff per week and disposing of all the waste cans and the residual unusable fat/water/crud (maybe 5% by volume?). Still, probably worth it for near free fuel.

Plus I've got a real hankering for a 1990's volvo - 740 maybe 8)

 38 
 on: Today at 10:30:51 
Started by Essex Big Al - Last post by Sir Tigger QC
Better off with the 2.2 turbo diesel ;)
Good on fuel, cheaper to insure too
Bluefin chip it and its just as fast as the v6  :y

Yes it's a good engine, plenty of power and torque and I get 38 mpg without trying in my Mundano.  :y

I've never thought of getting it chipped though.  :-\  Might look into that!  :)

 39 
 on: Today at 09:54:34 
Started by zirk - Last post by YZ250
I rarely bother logging in. I tend to peruse the forum as a guest unless I've got something to say .... so I was quite surprised to see 44 days and 6 hours.  :-\

 40 
 on: Today at 09:30:03 
Started by zirk - Last post by iansoutham
17 days 4 hours and 18 minutes for me.

Feel almost like a newbie....

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