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Messages - Lizzie Zoom

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General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: Yesterday at 19:39:03 »
Breaking News:  The Home Office have sent a letter to the woman's parents explaining she is to be stripped of her British citizenship!! :y :y
I haven't delved into this yet and, whilst I'm not doubting you story, Lizzie, I was under the impression that it was against international law to make someone stateless.

You could be right, but for once perhaps the UK government is standing up for itself as a Nation Sovereign State and not being the puppet of others.

Perhaps Brexit is already making a difference!! ;)
WTF does this have to do with Brexit  ???


Why the swearing??!

But..........Isn't the aim of Brexit is for the country to make it's own decisions as a Soveriegn State?  I WAS joking with my comment, but there could be some truth in that.

What Trump will say and do is anything though! ::) ::)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: Yesterday at 18:44:08 »
Breaking News:  The Home Office have sent a letter to the woman's parents explaining she is to be stripped of her British citizenship!! :y :y
I haven't delved into this yet and, whilst I'm not doubting you story, Lizzie, I was under the impression that it was against international law to make someone stateless.

You could be right, but for once perhaps the UK government is standing up for itself as a Nation Sovereign State and not being the puppet of others.

Perhaps Brexit is already making a difference!! ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: Yesterday at 18:39:49 »
Breaking News:  The Home Office have sent a letter to the woman's parents explaining she is to be stripped of her British citizenship!! :y :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: 18 February 2019, 11:11:33 »

They cannot be allowed to ever again benefit from our democracy, free speech, health care, liberal society, etc. Execute!! >:(

A slight contradiction there Lizzie?  ::)  ;D

Yes, it is. :y

But even in this Liberal society will live in, hard decisions have to be made to eradicate the threats to our democracy.  I just wonder if our liberalised MP's can be strong enough to make them! >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: Isis
« on: 18 February 2019, 10:58:33 »
International Law states something along the lines that she cannot be refused entry back into the Country as a British Passport Holder.  >:(

Indeed, but then she can be tried as a traitor back in the Uk, along with all the other traitorous scum, with the death penalty being re-introduced to eradicate these individuals, just as was done with the Nazis who were caught.

This bitch, along with others of this ilk, are considered by the intelligence services as being "extremely dangerous" it is said, and it has been reported by those that know this woman that she is "totally unrepentant".  This will be typical of these Isis supporters who have been radicalised as THEY wanted to be to hurt our way of life, and those poor souls in the countries they occupied.  As with the Nazis who never relinquished their Nazism, so the Isis members will never relinquish their perverted Islamic beliefs.

They cannot be allowed to ever again benefit from our democracy, free speech, health care, liberal society, etc. Execute!! >:(

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General Discussion Area / Re: French Yellow Jackets
« on: 17 February 2019, 11:19:26 »
It's still going on with 41,500 taking to the streets across France for Act XIV today.  ::)

https://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2019/02/16/gilets-jaunes-un-acte-xiv-qui-s-annonce-fragmente-en-france_5424212_3224.html

Out of a population of 67 million :P :P :D :D ;)

Not exactly like 1789!


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General Car Chat / Re: new (to me) car time soon
« on: 15 February 2019, 21:00:47 »
Down in these parts many large caravans are towed around on the rear of Ford Transits, or equivilant trucks, from many a lovely field to another lovely field. :D :D ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 15 February 2019, 19:37:36 »
Every family has a past were people were deeply, and often gravely, affected. I could list everything my grandparents did during WW2, but it would be incredibly disrespectful to everyone who served to reduce their lives to a pissing contest.

You enjoy studying history. That's great, but please try and refrain from passing subjective opinion as fact, or worse, superiority.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.
What, like you do!   ::) ::) ::)



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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 15 February 2019, 17:53:45 »
.......................and just to add DG since I was small I was surrounded by books on WW2 aircraft and ships, along with the politics of those times, with a father who taught all of us on the history of it all from a practical viewpoint and in theory.

I have also spent years studying, as much as time would allow, history generally, concentrating on the Tudors and then the 18th and 19th centuries,  but then heavily the WW1 and WW2 periods and 20th century due to my early up bringing.

 My knowledge is never complete as there is always more to learn, as I have with this thread, but I do know the difference between a Battlecruiser, Cruiser, Gladiator, Swordfish, Thunderbolt, Corsair, Spitfire, etc, and most of the bombers of the Allied and German forces.  My grandfather was killed by a bomb from a Junkers 88 whilst being chased by RAF fighters, so that has helped my learning, and has made me far from a hobbyist with studying history at university and walking the battlefields increasing my understanding.

Just because someone has a different viewpoint, as frequently happens with history, does not devalue or appreciate the worth of that; it makes the discussion of history even more interesting than it is already! 8) 8) :D ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 15 February 2019, 17:38:06 »
Today I finally removed the power sounder which I renewed 5 years ago, so I reckoned it was about time after all the warnings over many years.

As with previous fitted sounders, it was not even warm, but it had to go for my peace of mind. :)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 15 February 2019, 17:01:09 »

I accept of course that radials continued to be in use both during and post WW2. But, the point is that the aircraft fitted with inline, water or oil cooled engines, can be far more streamlined, therefore faster, as they have far less frontal resistance to air flow, which of course they need to cool the engine.  Aircraft development before the jet focuses on non-radial engines as it became very apparent that the more aircraft was streamlined the more economical and efficient it would be, that is why the Spitfire and the Mustang were so advanced and a winner against even other inline engined aircraft, such as the German ME109.  Even the famous German FW190 found it's original radial engine restrictive, with power declining above 20,000ft, and had that engine replaced by an inverted v12 in a long nose FW190 C, which then gave the aircraft parity against the Mustang over Germany. It was too late though to make a real difference, and then the ME 262 came along and signalled the end for all piston driven fighters. ;)


There's far more to a high performance fighter than just how streamlined the engine installation is.
As a historian, you really ought to look at some of the figures: a late Griffon engined Spitfire isn't any faster than a similarly powered Corsair that is considerably heavier(because it was designed for carrier use) and better armed(which is what matters, the rest of the machine is simply there to transport the guns to wherever they're needed). It benefits from being an early forties design(engine and airframe) intended for volume production, rather than one that's basically an early thirties handbuilt special.

As a keen hobbyist I presume to know whatever piston aero engine was around at the end of WW2,

Therefore, Terry's Astra really needs a jet engine to bring it bang up to date for maximum speed and performance..................on salt flats somewhere!! ::) ::) :D :D :D ;)
Fixed... ::)

As for the Astra, you might squeeze an RB211 core into an Astramax :D

Wrong, so wrong ::) ::) ::) ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 15 February 2019, 12:07:14 »

I accept of course that radials continued to be in use both during and post WW2. But, the point is that the aircraft fitted with inline, water or oil cooled engines, can be far more streamlined, therefore faster, as they have far less frontal resistance to air flow, which of course they need to cool the engine.  Aircraft development before the jet focuses on non-radial engines as it became very apparent that the more aircraft was streamlined the more economical and efficient it would be, that is why the Spitfire and the Mustang were so advanced and a winner against even other inline engined aircraft, such as the German ME109.  Even the famous German FW190 found it's original radial engine restrictive, with power declining above 20,000ft, and had that engine replaced by an inverted v12 in a long nose FW190 C, which then gave the aircraft parity against the Mustang over Germany. It was too late though to make a real difference, and then the ME 262 came along and signalled the end for all piston driven fighters. ;)


There's far more to a high performance fighter than just how streamlined the engine installation is.
As a historian, you really ought to look at some of the figures: a late Griffon engined Spitfire isn't any faster than a similarly powered Corsair that is considerably heavier(because it was designed for carrier use) and better armed(which is what matters, the rest of the machine is simply there to transport the guns to wherever they're needed). It benefits from being an early forties design(engine and airframe) intended for volume production, rather than one that's basically an early thirties handbuilt special.

As an historian I know whatever piston aero engine was around at the end of WW2, and the valid arguments about the for's and againsts of each type, it was an obsolete means of propulsion for any fighter aircraft, although many air forces carried on using them, as you rightly state, into the Korean War. 

From the introduction of the the Luftwaffe ME262 in 1941, although not fully operational until 1944, and RAF British Gloster Meteor in 1943, it was the age of the jet engine.  The ME262 was actually superior to the Gloster Meteor, but shortage of pilots, fuel and parts greatly restricted their full use to combat the bomber fleets attacking Germany.  So, as historians do, arguments for and against the facts can be disputed or upheld, the true fact is that by 1945 it was the age of the new fangled jets, and the piston engined aircraft belonged to the age before WW2.

Therefore, Terry's Astra really needs a jet engine to bring it bang up to date for maximum speed and performance..................on salt flats somewhere!! ::) ::) :D :D :D ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 14 February 2019, 20:09:51 »
The radials were inferior and did not have similar power. That is why all Allied main fighters and bombers were equipped with water or oil cooled in line or V configuration engines that could out perform any radial that by then belonged to the early era of flying. If radials had been so good, and able to be developed further, then they would have been.





Look at American stuff again. Radials are everywhere. They were still fitted in high performance fighters into the fifties; look up Grumman's Corsair, which makes a Spitfire look slow, expensive, hard to fly and unreliable.


Even the workhorse P&W 1830(DC3 engine and bomber, so it's like a truck motor compared to a racecar) makes 1200hp when supercharged. A radial engined DC3 is still the most cost effective way of moving 3 tons of stuff of short grass strips.

I accept of course that radials continued to be in use both during and post WW2. But, the point is that the aircraft fitted with inline, water or oil cooled engines, can be far more streamlined, therefore faster, as they have far less frontal resistance to air flow, which of course they need to cool the engine.  Aircraft development before the jet focuses on non-radial engines as it became very apparent that the more aircraft was streamlined the more economical and efficient it would be, that is why the Spitfire and the Mustang were so advanced and a winner against even other inline engined aircraft, such as the German ME109.  Even the famous German FW190 found it's original radial engine restrictive, with power declining above 20,000ft, and had that engine replaced by an inverted v12 in a long nose FW190 C, which then gave the aircraft parity against the Mustang over Germany. It was too late though to make a real difference, and then the ME 262 came along and signalled the end for all piston driven fighters. ;)


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Omega General Help / Re: Drivers lock saga
« on: 14 February 2019, 18:35:41 »
broken wire in the door shut loom or poor contact on the door multi-plug  :-\
(would be consistent with intermittent fault)  :y

.............and a failing solenoid.  I have had the very same in the past, and the only answer is to replace with new. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: Astra 1.6 rattle on cold start
« on: 14 February 2019, 18:34:07 »
Has this thread gone off topic  :o or is Terry sticking a V12 airplane lump in  :-\
in which case ,he may wish to consider fitting better brakes etc
 :D ;D


Better off using a Meteor, which is intended to have a gearbox bolted on the back, rather than the propeller reduction gear on the front. Cheaper too.


And my point about US radials is that they were to the Merlin what a high-spec small block Chevy is to a Ferrari V12: similar power, but much cheaper to make, easier to work on, fits in a smaller space and more durable.

The radials were inferior and did not have similar power. That is why all Allied main fighters and bombers were equipped with water or oil cooled in line or V configuration engines that could out perform any radial that by then belonged to the early era of flying. If radials had been so good, and able to be developed further, then they would have been.

Without the Merlin V12 the famous planes we know of today would have, back in WW2, been driven from the sky by German aircraft and we would be speaking German ;)

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