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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Discussion Area / Re: Energy price cap.
« on: 20 September 2022, 18:25:23 »
I'll be paying around 4,500, assuming we don't switch stuff off and the Mrs stops getting baths every farts end. Manageable but, as you say, ouch!

Depends on the level of confidence, but sometimes unavoidable, I find. :-X

General Car Chat / Re: Cam Belt
« on: 16 September 2022, 18:32:49 »
Every one I've ever seen has had the same skf bearings, GM or pattern. Really no reason not to just fit a pattern kit.

General Discussion Area / Re: HM Queen Elizabeth ll health
« on: 14 September 2022, 17:45:11 »
The late Queen even was involved in the designing of the Jaguar hearse (what a beautiful car!) so that when she, and her descendants are taken in funeral Ceremonies the great openness, and good lighting, encourage people to see what they want to see.

Yes, I was glad to see they ditched that nasty Merc at Edinburgh. :y

General Car Chat / Re: Some people...
« on: 07 September 2022, 18:58:14 »
That implies that BL actually designed anything :D

.. and Lotus, for that matter. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Some people...
« on: 07 September 2022, 18:40:54 »
My mate also has an immaculate MG Midget only got in it once took me several minutes to get out of it ! I had to hold my legs tight against me as I could not get my feet through the door opening didn't realise how tiny they are.

A mate had an Elan +2 ..... I got in the back, but had to crawl out of it on my hands & knees!  ;D

In 1974 I had an Escort Mexico my mate had just snatched back a Lotus Elan, we decided to drive down to Brighton for the evening I couldn't believe how quick that Lotus was I just about kept up with it.

That's what happens when it's designed as a sports car rather than a sinkhole for bits cluttering up the BL parts bin. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Some people...
« on: 07 September 2022, 07:30:32 »
Quite like the old MGC. Not many around.

Probably a sack of shit to drive  but nostalgia should cover any defects. :)

I've been helping a neighbour sort out his V8 MGB recently. That was quite fun to drive until we hit the first roundabout. ::)

Then I had a flashback to my Morris Ital ownership. >:D

Its no wonder everything is so fkd up lately  >:( >:(

.. and that's for the criminals the Police can actually be @rsed to send to jail, which isn't a high proportion, apparently. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: Some people...
« on: 06 September 2022, 00:19:22 »
Have Morgan progressed to bigger, SUV, models?

My daughter has just ordered from an MG dealership a big SUV, with all the extras.  I remember when we loved the sports MGs, in all their simple glory.  By coincidence, out side my doctors the day before an old geezer, of about 90, drove up in a pre1963 MG Midget.  What a blast from the past that was! ;D

The SUV reflects nothing of that basic heritage, apart from the MG badge. It is impressive though for the price :D ;)

Moving to an SUV is never progress, nor is it conducive to it. ;).

General Car Chat / Re: Some people...
« on: 05 September 2022, 13:55:27 »
The age probably doesn't matter, given I've spent a lot of the summer underneath a far more recent model, and its built in exactly the same way as they were 100 years ago.  Only now, they usually have 4 wheels.

.. and less woodworm. ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: US hegemony
« on: 04 September 2022, 17:53:43 »
He may stand again in 2024....

Only with the aid of a zimmer frame. ;D

General Discussion Area / Re: Tory party apathy.
« on: 27 August 2022, 08:37:34 »
I think you are right. Whoever wins will have a poison chalice. Labour will get in at the next election. Then lose the following election. Tories will then be in for the rest of most of our lives assuming we are still here after WW3
The national debt will take generations to pay back. never be paid back.

Fixed that for you Al.  ::)
That's why we need all this inflation. If you can't pay it back, inflate it away until it's insignificant. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: The RAC
« on: 27 August 2022, 08:25:42 »
A mate of mine broke down in his kit car somewhere around Glencoe a few years back now.
He called one of the national breakdown companies, who sent out a local garage.
They loaded up the car and proceeded to drive him straight home to Egham in one hit. He got home before we did!
Driver had a cup of tea then turned round and set off back to Scotland. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: Straight pass & no advisories.
« on: 17 August 2022, 17:09:42 »
Range Rover in for service & MOT today just looked on the website straight pass & no advisories..😁

Always good news.

My classic  ::) is in for it's yearly ticket this time next week.

Last year she cost me 500. Four new tyres plus new front disc and pads.

Those were the days. Just spent over 600 on just a set of 4 tyres for the Jag. :'(

General Discussion Area / Re: Mobile WiFi
« on: 17 August 2022, 11:00:37 »
I can see 2G outlasting 3G by quite a margin in the UK. It's not a big overhead to slot a 200 KHz GERAN carier on the edge of a 4G cell for backward compatibility, and spin up a couple more when required. Much less so UMTS, so that will die soon. Cell sites are all massive SDRs these days anyway, so they can dynamically share spectrum between 2/3/4/5G according to demand, hence the attraction of NSA. 2G will probably last until most of the IoT traffic has migrated to CAT-M or NBIoT.

Marketing bull aside, the march of cellular technology is all about getting greater capacity for the netwok operators anyway. The amount of bandwidth they choose, or are able, to give to you at any given time is pretty much unrelated to the tchnology, although by having a 5G device you obviously stand a better chance. You'll still get next to nothing out in the sticks, as that doesn't pay. ;)   

General Discussion Area / Re: Loft Insulation
« on: 08 August 2022, 23:34:12 »
Same here.  ;D

And me. Old scopes and radios are probably not that effective  as insulation  though.

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