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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Vapour trail question
« on: Yesterday at 10:34:50 »
Speaking of RC planes... I just came across this... 8)

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

I could have done without the footage of the bloke in his Y-fronts half way through .. ;D

Sorry. :-[ Must have missed that bit.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Applecross driving road
« on: Yesterday at 10:13:47 »
Never been further than Fort William.  I really fancy a tour round the whole area above the Great Glen.

It's well worth it. Superb roads and diminishing numbers of yanks in hire cars the further north you go. :y

Although all the NC500 hype might well have changed that and spilt the beans on what was a closely guarded secret. ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Vapour trail question
« on: 17 May 2019, 16:32:49 »
Speaking of RC planes... I just came across this... 8)

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

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Omega General Help / Re: Isofix anchors to facelift estate
« on: 17 May 2019, 13:43:22 »
<looks at calendar>

Is it time to start talking about winter tyres again yet? ;)


Even grumpy cat has succumbed to the tedium now. :(

https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/17/grumpy-cat-dies-at-the-age-of-seven-after-falling-ill-9585649/

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General Discussion Area / Re: Jeremy Kyle Gone Too Far
« on: 17 May 2019, 11:43:38 »
Id like to see him on....... A rotisserie.

Me too, but I think I'd take the veggie option at the banquet that followed. :-\

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Hopefully the full fat 2.8 awd one 8)

Yes......I feel the mighty Signum would be better with four driven wheels.

If not all four then the back wheels....... :-\

.. and all connected by something not made of jelly, perhaps? ;D

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Omega General Help / Re: Isofix anchors to facelift estate
« on: 17 May 2019, 11:11:28 »
<looks at calendar>

Is it time to start talking about winter tyres again yet? ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Applecross driving road
« on: 16 May 2019, 22:27:02 »
Yep. The other road back out was sublime iirc but i know what you mean.
Nice food in the pub and the diy village fuel pump is fun with a load of thirsty kit cars in town.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Vapour trail question
« on: 16 May 2019, 00:22:56 »
"Dynamic Soaring"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoaWlKC3wIM

Note, you need a very fast connection to gaytube, and a very good PC.

I got dizzy just watching it let alone trying to fly it.

So much so, that I'm sure that was Bill Clinton at the end. ;D


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General Car Chat / Re: Any motorhome owners on here.
« on: 15 May 2019, 11:03:12 »
And the one thing that catches all posh weekend pikeys out is have you got the correct license class to drive it.espically if your going to put a trailer or car behind it.

I don't think that's generally a problem for most of old farts here, though I'm pretty you need a medical to retain the 7.5 ton part when you reach 70

Oi, I'm not that old :-\
Neither am I
As for the farts.. Guilty as charged. :-[

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General Discussion Area / Re: Vapour trail question
« on: 13 May 2019, 14:46:31 »
I thought this was about the amount of vapour that comes out of the V6.

 ;D ;D ;D

I wonder though if aircraft can ever slip stream like we can in motor vehicles? :D :D :D :D ;)


They can but it doesn't end well with big planes .wake turbulence has been blamed for a few crashes :-\

Given my "other" hobby I have spent quite a signlificant part of my life flying along tethered behind light aircraft. I can assure you that the slipstream is not a pleasant, nor an efficient place to fly. Just above or below it are fine, though. ;D

It's probably partly down to those noisy, spinny things on the front, that some people need to remain airbourne. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« on: 13 May 2019, 09:29:28 »
That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o


Smaller and shorter than the stock Omega, and lower output at 80amp. That's more than it needs, but as it's off a Focus it's a common, cheap part that he had under the bench. We're trying to keep modified parts to a minimum. Regular service or consumable parts must always be standard.


Original MGB is a basic 35amp Lucas. The local specialist doesn't sell less than 45amp ones, which is what I bought for Deb's old 1300.

Fair enough. Just looked quite large, probably because they're not normally sticking out of the front. ;D

If it'll fit and it's cheap, then fine. There are probably more compact options, such as the little Denso ones fitted to some jap cars, but the price is kept high by all the kit car types chasing them. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« on: 12 May 2019, 22:36:07 »
That alternator looks like it could happily power a small village.  :o

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General Car Chat / Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« on: 10 May 2019, 16:01:38 »
Tested is a stretch ;D

Tested .. to destruction sometimes. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: Brake fluid change - MOT fail?
« on: 10 May 2019, 11:30:18 »
I hardly ever use the brakes in earnest.  Anticipation is great. I rarely go near hills either.

                 Never been to earnest,  flat is it?
:D ;D
testing your brakes should be done on a regular basis IMHO
in anticipation for that one time you do need to stop pronto

.. on the approach to every roundabout, for example. ::)

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