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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Gas bbq
« on: 29 August 2018, 16:41:09 »
.. plus the gas is a lot cheaper in the kitchen than from Calor. :y

.. and I won't even mention the daylight robbery that is Camping Gaz.

Oh, sorry, TheBoy. I think I mentioned Camping Gaz. :-X

The video evidence is still on YouTube, in fact:

Now that's what I call a funeral Kevin. :y That hearse driver wasn't hanging around.  :o ;D

Watch it every time Kevin posts it (well, I've certainly seen it before somewhere) - brings a tear to the eye every time.

Not sure what I'll do for mine.. procession of office wheeley chairs, maybe? ;D
Maybe you'll have finished the Cobra by then.  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: E10 Petrol
« on: 29 August 2018, 16:35:52 »
Having spent the last 2 miserable days in Londonium, the best thing they could do is take the congestion charge out a lot further, and bump up the costs. Same charges have to apply to buses and cabs, though. drop a nucear weapon...

Why oh why oh why anyone wants to visit or even live there remains a complete mystery.


Omega General Help / Re: Omega diffs not all the same
« on: 29 August 2018, 11:56:33 »
They're not all the same ratio either, of course.  ;)
Yes, I realise that. I think previous owner of my silver 2.5 had a diff problem, had a garage fit a used diff from a diesel, and had the engine chipped to correct things. That don't worry me. The speed data comes from the ABS system and that will be correct.
A desmond might be a bit pedestrian on a diesel diff, however, and I doubt you'd ever need 5th gear. ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Coke
« on: 29 August 2018, 09:40:35 »

As for the 22 quid a Pint, its all this Craft Beer nonsense, dont get me wrong Im all in for more Beer and flavor choice in Real Ale form, but instead they call it Craft Beer from a Craft Brewery, throw it in a Can, Bottle or serve it from a Gassed up Keg Pump and then charge Yuppie prices for the stuff. Its a very popular thing in London at the moment for some reason, which is helping to drive the prices up.  ::)  >:(

It's nothing new really.  Anyone remember the 'Firkin' chain of pubs where they brewed their own beer on the premises?  ???

There was the Fleece and Firkin in Bristol and I used to drink in the Goose and Firkin which I think was in Lewisham.  A few pints of Dog Bolter and I clearly didn't know where I was!  ;D

I never did it, but they had the Firkin Challenge where you had to have a pint in every one of their pubs including the Fleece in Bristol.  The Fleece and Firkin was the only Firkin pub outside of London as far as I'm aware.  :)

IIRC the chain was bought out by one of the big breweries in the late 1990's who promptly got rid of the onsite micro breweries and tried to run it with their mass produced pish, but it didn't work and they all disappeared or were rebranded.  :(

Yep, I had a mate who was living in near Windsor at the time and I'm sure there was a <something> and firkin there. The brewery inside appeared to be mainly for decoration, though. Never saw it actually brewing anything.

Zirk is correct that most "craft beer" is actually from a keg, however, so it's not real ale. Thankfully, most of it has more flavour than the bilge that used to be sold from kegs before real ale picked up in popularity again. I'll still always choose a cask beer in preference, though.

Omega General Help / Re: Omega diffs not all the same
« on: 28 August 2018, 23:11:36 »
They're not all the same ratio either, of course.  ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Ford Crown Victoria
« on: 28 August 2018, 23:06:21 »
Or you could have a mercury grand marquis, which is for all intents and purposes the same car but I think more luxurious:

A bit like the difference between having an allegro and and an allegro vanden plas  ;D

.. and every bit as tasteful. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Africa
« on: 28 August 2018, 15:48:09 »
If I could have bribed the traffic cops in Port Elizabeth to take cash for my speeding fine instead of launching me into the bureaucratic nightmare that they did, all for the sake of 20 I would have done, but they were having none of it.

General Car Chat / Re: Ford Crown Victoria
« on: 28 August 2018, 11:30:42 »
Kevin, that's clearly a safety feature.Any more bhp than that and you can bet you'd have some pretty sea sick occupants!
It's OK, I know all about that. I used to have an Ital. :o

The video evidence is still on YouTube, in fact:

General Car Chat / Re: Ford Crown Victoria
« on: 28 August 2018, 11:16:52 »
Yup, I'd love one, think they'd be great.

While we're on american cars, one of my favourite classics, Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, just so cool!

Wow! The 6.0L version had almost as much power as mrs. KW's 2.0 MX5. ;D

.. and about double the weight to haul around. :(

General Car Chat / Re: Audi A8
« on: 28 August 2018, 11:11:41 »
On the initial van, 3-4k maybe. Just enough to get something serviceable for the 6-8 weeks we'll be in it. I figure buying in October and re-selling in late march, it will end up costing us pretty much nowt.

Longer term, no idea. Must admit, I rather like the look of some of the American style RVs, however, im not sure how practical they would be on Devon/Cornwall's lanes.

Found this for you, Jimmy:

If you passed your test before 1997 then you only need a car license (which astounds and pleases me, having passed in 95 ;D)

It's aptly named, I see. :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: Gas bbq
« on: 28 August 2018, 09:19:47 »
.. of course, a proper barbecue like mine takes about 10 hours+.

Well worth the wait, mind. :-*

I think the circuit involved may have been the Ards TT circuit ? If it was I lived 200 yards from it from the age of 12 to 19.

It was more or less a triangle of public roads from Newtownards to Comber to Dundonald (where I lived) and back to Ards.
I spent much of my yoof riding and falling off motorbikes around the circuit.

Had an unofficial blat around that in a group of kit cars a few years back now. Actually, quite a few. It was 2003, I think. My mate and dyed-in-the-wool petrol head, Johnty, who organised it, lived in Ards but passed away a couple of years back now.  :'(

His final wishes were that nobody was to be held up behind the hearse during his final journey and the driver of said vehicle, who turned out to have done a bit of rallying in his past, duly obliged. :y

Omega General Help / Re: anyone
« on: 26 August 2018, 13:12:32 »
Very nice project. :y

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