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Omega General Help / Re: Departure of an old friend
« on: 04 July 2019, 19:52:29 »
Having just done 150 miles in motorway stop start traffic, I can only think that anyone who wants to drive a manual car must be deranged. ::)

Test Zone / email address change
« on: 12 June 2019, 16:07:34 »
As I am no longer with Plusnet, I am trying to change my account Email address ending in However when I enter the new address then password/change profile, it says:
 The following errors occurred when trying to save your profile:
    Another user is already registered with that email address.

General Discussion Area / Re: Lyme Regis
« on: 11 June 2019, 11:12:11 »
I shall playing golf at West Bay and Lyme Regis in 2 weeks time, as we have done for the last 19 years. We stay at Eype which is between the two, a delightful spot hidden off the main road. I can recommend Eypes Mouth Country Hotel, a 3* Hotel with 5* food. :y

I stay at Highlands End Caravan park....that's up on the cliffs between Eype and West Bay.

I usually walk down the cliffs to West Bay and Eype….but I swear the cliffs get steeper every year on the way back up  ::) ;D

Many residents there use the Smuggler's Bar at the Hotel mentioned above. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Lyme Regis
« on: 11 June 2019, 08:57:25 »
I shall playing golf at West Bay and Lyme Regis in 2 weeks time, as we have done for the last 19 years. We stay at Eype which is between the two, a delightful spot hidden off the main road. I can recommend Eypes Mouth Country Hotel, a 3* Hotel with 5* food. :y

General Discussion Area / Re: I've Won!!
« on: 08 June 2019, 17:18:13 »
I used to keep tabs on my 30K block, and it worked out at about 1% until I won 1K, I then cashed them in and put it elsewhere for a higher return. Mrs S still has hers and it is about 1.5% return. :o

General Discussion Area / Re: Some decent cars....
« on: 07 June 2019, 17:53:19 »
I reckon a lot of the breakdowns on older cars without engine management were down to the ongoing tinkering that owners indulged in!
How many people have you seen adjusting ignition timing without a strobe? Or turning carb screws 'an extra half turn?' Worn rocker arms set to specified clearances without allowing for the wear?
I'd hazard a guess most enthusiasts could get mixture and timing "good enough" by ear back in the day.

Ah, but that was never good enough!  I spent hours adjusting the two screws, checking the timing, but there always was "just another tiny adjustment"!!  When you were working on a 10 year old engine on an old banger with worn carburetor parts, it was a never ending job. :o :o :D :D ;)
I good mate of mine, now sadly lost touch with, used to do "legal" road rallies, and was always adjusting and balancing his Webber 45s' with just his ear to the engine.  With a fag on the go at the same time, obviously.

They were great fun. I won a special stage in a 6v 1172cc VW Beetle in one, (the prize being a pint pot, which tells you the standard of rally. :)), and still have my RAC rally licence in the drawer. I don't suppose it is much use at my age! :-X

General Discussion Area / Re: D Day 75 years on
« on: 07 June 2019, 17:45:15 »
My father never forgave the S.S. for what they did to him in the war , passed over for promotion time and time again  :y

 ;D ;D ;D

My Dad, a CSM in the Q.O.R.W.K.'s, escaped at Dunkirk, was commissioned and, presumably as he was born and brought up there, and spoke Hindi and Urdu, was sent to India in '41, luckily he escaped unharmed after a short stint in Burma, and after 4 years, now a Major, was killed while flying to a farewell dinner, 2 weeks before coming home. I have visited his grave, which is in a beautifully kept Commonwealth War cemetery in Karachi.

General Car Chat / Re: Omega replacements- what's yours?
« on: 04 June 2019, 22:18:48 »
Following three Omega.

2007 Signum 2.8T.......which is better than the Omega. :y

2015 Jaguar XFR.........which is OK.
Don't be bulling up the sigmund, no one is going to part with the £250 you want for it on here.

WBAC have offered £500....but it is worth more than that to me as a future classic. :)
Yes. There are quite a few future classics knocking around, don't you think?  ;D

In the last 10 minutes I have switched from Saga to the AA for car insurance. New policy £149.02.

Pity the road tax is close to £600. :'(

Ah well......that's the price you pay for owning such a desirable and exclusive car. :)
We are with the AA but pay considerably more than that. But, then again, we don't live in a field.  ;D

Insurance quotes inevitably rise when motorists become old and infirm.

Not much you can do really. :)

I'm not complaining, 3 cars fully comp,  3.2, 2.0 Mondeo, 1.4 Jazz for under £600. ::)

I have a pair of old, but unused, Merle HD 5582 droplinks in the original, but opened, boxes.

Egay ads appear to suggest for Vectra-B, Corsa-C and Saab 95.

If they are of any use to anyone here, let me know...

Have they been airborne? ::)

General Discussion Area / Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
« on: 30 May 2019, 21:43:41 » a form of update or clarification, it was posted in our local rag today, in the readers letters from a retired RNVR God botherer, who said that Mrs captain was using the vehicle for school runs and therefore without HMG permission and so outside insurance cover, hence the brouhaha.

If already warned and persisted then I agree with the ‘master and commander’ standpoint which required his removal from post.

Sorry, can't agree, this is an expensively trained, and highly valuable naval officer, clearly skilled enough to take command of one of our white elephants aircraft carriers. Then we have the disgraceful way that the f**kwits in Parliament, responsible for the Navy, who have their snouts so far in the trough it is difficult to see their fat asses. A reprimand would suffice, not loss of command, and probably future promotion. >:( >:( >:(

General Car Chat / Re: Classic car auction
« on: 30 May 2019, 12:57:06 »
this one again ? clicky
I think £3k because diesels are not popular now due to the new city emission charges planned
would be good for someone who doesn't go into cities ,say a taxi driver in a small town  :-\

The trouble is the economy on the auto diesel was never good so dear to run for a taxi man
WOW ! just looked on parkers and MPG says 31  :o
Euro Emissions Standard 2
I was expecting at least 40+ MPG average from a bmw derv

I got 29 on local driving and 33 on long distance. Mine was the TD auto estate. Loved it, kept it for 19 years. :y

While the thought of Boris as PM is frightening, I am glad this case has been brought, as I suspect the outcome will play to Leave more than Remain, and may bring about the opposite result than that wished for. :y

Omega General Help / Re: Bit of a wierd LPG problem.
« on: 29 May 2019, 12:18:04 »
[quote  author=Kevin Wood link=topic=144968.msg1904797#msg1904797 date=1559079387]
Yep, could be they've crushed the LPG pipe with a jack perhaps? :-\

Well just layed out out the grass and had a quick feel  :D
It feels like the fu**wits have jacked the car up using the floor pan 😡
Also it decided to start and run for a couple of miles on lpg then sweet f all again 🙁
 Checked the tank and it was cool

Why I always stand over tyre fitters, whether they like it or not. >:( >:( >:(

Omega General Help / Re: Opel 2.5 td hard start cold
« on: 28 May 2019, 22:26:58 »
 :y :y :y

General Discussion Area / Re: Bank Holiday Pt 2
« on: 27 May 2019, 15:50:57 »
Many thanks for all your kind thoughts. She is definitely better today.
 :y :y :y

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