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Messages - Shackeng

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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: New Member in South Wales
« on: 02 August 2022, 10:54:53 »
I still have an unused TD sump gasket available free. PM me your address if interested.

Newbie Welcome Area / Re: New Member in South Wales
« on: 02 August 2022, 08:17:13 »
Welcome. I loved my TD, have you chipped it yet?

General Discussion Area / Re: Our solar electric
« on: 16 July 2022, 16:12:38 »
Iíve had a 4 kw array, cost ~£14k, for 12 years, so get the full FIT. In cash terms it was paid for in 8 years, but as I only started keeping records when they were fitted, I canít tell how much leccy I havenít used, but I would guess it probably took the return back to 7 years. In the past 4 years Iíve received £3500 in tax free FIT.
For interest my roof is a few degrees West of due South so arguably ideal, yet a neighbour who had a similar array fitted split between each E/W roof face only 6 years ago, (roof is at right angles to mine) generates ~ 10% more than me. I assume that this due to more efficient equipment.
I cannot understand, given climate change, energy costs etc. why it is not mandatory to fit solar roof tiles to new houses, or could it be that a Conservative Govt. receives financial support from energy companies?

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Free MFL and FL bits
« on: 15 July 2022, 16:27:25 »
MFL RH headlamp, both foglamps, headlamp trim and the other bits(?) plus an autobox cable which is either from a FL 3.2 or a Carlton box, number on body is 2 340 08179B.
Free to collect or for postage.

Car Parts, bits For Sale & Wanted / Re: 2.5 TD sump gasket.
« on: 15 July 2022, 15:18:34 »
Still available.

General Discussion Area / Re: US visa application Q.
« on: 03 June 2022, 06:46:21 »
I had a £4 fine for a driving offence in 1958, and have been to the US multiple times on hols and working, I never mentioned it, and am fairly sure I didnít need to.

Our kid was diagnosed with liver cancer 12 months ago. He's still alive, just.
Cancel that.

Just caught up with this Steve. Very sorry for your loss.

General Discussion Area / Aviation nostalgia
« on: 20 April 2022, 20:38:05 »
A seriously good bit of literary aviation nostalgia, enhanced by the nod to Ernie Gannís classic, Fate is the Hunter.

General Discussion Area / Re: Loss
« on: 16 April 2022, 09:32:26 »
Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts. We are still going on our trip to Grenada in two hours time, and which we had hoped she would share with us. Instead we shall celebrate her life in the place that she loved and had shared many happy times with us.

General Discussion Area / Loss
« on: 15 April 2022, 06:49:54 »
I am bereft to say that my beloved wife of 60 years, having suffered from Alzheimerís for several years, died peacefully in my arms at home on Tuesday.

General Discussion Area / Re: Eat your hearts out
« on: 07 April 2022, 19:26:00 »
Yes that figures, talking to retired a Captain friend tonight, he tells me that it is no picnic for BA flight crew these days, I think I had the best years of it. I was often able to take family members on good trips.

General Discussion Area / Re: Eat your hearts out
« on: 07 April 2022, 09:24:36 »
Crew accommodation has certainly improved some... 8)

Enjoy :y
Thanks Al, believe it or not, when I joined BA in the Ď70s, every month during my first year on 707s I did a 7 or 10 day trip to the Caribbean, shuttling between islands every couple of days. Having previously been flogging around the North Atlantic at low level in Shacks then Nimrods for up to 12 hours while in the RAF, I thought Iíd died and gone to heaven. 😁

General Discussion Area / Re: Eat your hearts out
« on: 07 April 2022, 07:19:56 »
Thanks guys, given my current situation caring for my wife, I am looking forward to a break. We have stayed there 3 or 4 times previously, and it is a beautiful villa in a lovely area. If 8 share the cost it is quite reasonable. I should own up that our trips there are courtesy of my daughter.

General Discussion Area / Eat your hearts out
« on: 06 April 2022, 16:23:37 »
 All being well we shall be roughing it here in 10 days:

General Car Chat / Re: New Kuga PHEV
« on: 05 April 2022, 15:03:50 »
Kuga gets good reviews, less the cvt box. However we had a Jazz cvt which wOrked OK. My journeys now are all Up to 30 miles round trips, so hybrid or EV makes sense. Iíve just got to check that the Kuga boot takes clubs and trolley OK. It should with the rear seats sliding forward, at my age Iím not concerned with performance, cost then comfort is important. 

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