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Omega Electrical and Audio Help / Re: Door Puddle Light Problem
« on: 26 August 2019, 21:29:52 »
If my car passes its imminent MOT, I would like to do that. Do you have any recommendations/links, please?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Repair Shop
« on: 26 August 2019, 21:10:21 »
Good programme, yes, but the radio restorer was the same idiot who blew the workshop power trips by not making basic safety checks on ancient wiring on a previous item!
Today, in order to provide an HT supply of 90 volts from a no longer available battery, soldered 10 PP3s (9 Volts each) in series. Nothing wrong with that, until the owner wants to repace them. It would have been better to have used the standard press-stud connectors on the PP3s.

Ron.

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What's the climate like, Henry - do they rot away? How old was the youngest that you saw?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Cool your car tip
« on: 26 August 2019, 09:51:44 »
My daughter bought me a balloon trip as a birthday present a few years ago - wonderful! I dislike heights and was quite scared (Marks and Spencer scared!), but after several reschedulings, I was used to the fear and was ok with the flight. When airborne, the silence when the burner was off was amazing; mainly all I could hear was the occasional barking dog.

Ron.

110
Get one for me as well, please!

Ron.

111
They suffer from the dreaded tinworm in the UK; that's what killed mine in the end - plus the fact that a milk float backed into it when I was parked!  :'(

Ron.

112
General Car Chat / Re: Push-me-pull-you
« on: 25 August 2019, 18:56:27 »
Now if the BBC watchdog program or  .....

programme .....    :-X
Y,all are getting far too American.  :(

I quite agree.  :y

So do I - bl00dy septics haven't got the hang of the language that we so generously gave them!  >:(

Ron.

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In a previous life, I had a Renault 4, which never needed anything other than routinr services, except for one set of windscreen wiper bushes.
I used to do in excess of 30k miles per year, and because the rear was higher than the front it was almost always going downhill - hence the excellent fuel economy! Front wheel drive and a light body meant that the rear wheels only had to keep the rear end (of the CAR!) off the ground; hence the rear tyres lasted for 80k miles.
Enjoy your frogmobile, Albs - they CAN last.

Ron.

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Pas compris, Monsieur Albs.

Ron.

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It was fifty years ago (this Christmas to be accurate) when I got my first guitar and learned to play three chords.
I know four now.  ;D
Sixty years, bar a couple of months since I was born. Oh how  I would love to be sixteen againhttp://www.omegaowners.com/forum/index.php?action=unread:'(

Oh Albs - me too! If only I knew then what I know now..... :-X 8)

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Repair Shop
« on: 23 August 2019, 10:41:50 »
They restore some interesting vintage technical items amongst all the girly dross like old, knackered teddies and the like!
However, I do agree that the useless prenter with the silly flat cap needs to be on TB's cull list - he does even less than Fatty Brewer!

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: The Repair Shop
« on: 22 August 2019, 22:46:44 »
Apparently, the "workshop" exists, but is only populated for filming. The public cannot just turn up, but they have to apply and be granted an appointment if successful. The experts only come together for the filming; but I bet you guessed that anyway!
All costs are met by the production company.
I have a treasured heirloom in my garage in its component parts which I want the team to restore to full working order for me - my 1952 Sunbeam S8 motorcycle! Do I stand a chance?

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Saving the planet
« on: 19 August 2019, 11:29:17 »
The minor cycles are shorter than that, BG. Massive sunspot flare-ups occur on a c200 year basis and lesser ones on an 8-to-11 year basis.
Minor flares have a gentle effect on our climate and major ones send us scurrying to the green parties for help!
There is nothing that we can do about either type.
Your 1,000 year cycles are an unknown quantity as nobody living now has had any experience of them!
Take comfort from the fact that this planet is a f***ing great self-correcting machine and can cope with such problems.....

Ron.

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General Car Chat / Re: MOT Flagup
« on: 19 August 2019, 08:56:34 »
You've got your hobbies, DG.....
Anyway, I had to look - and fell about!

Ron.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Saving the planet
« on: 18 August 2019, 22:01:30 »
Sarcasm: the finest form of wit!

Ron.

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