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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: Thanks to Amba.
« on: 12 December 2020, 23:01:00 »
I heard he'd tried to sign up with the Navy fishery protection boats, but they checked his social media and decided he might be a bit trigger happy around French fisherpeople!  :D


General Car Chat / Re: Opinions please
« on: 12 December 2020, 22:59:08 »
Whats wrong with the car you have ?
Nowt...three and a half year itch  ;D

Thinking of spending 13000 (?) because your a bit bored with your car.  ::)
Go down Halfords and buy some go faster stripes, seat covers and various other tat and send the rest of the dosh to me. I will make good use of it. Promise.  :y :)

We could make it an OOF project and each send some piece of stuff to 'upgrade' his Astra. I'm sure many of us have plenty of junk left over from previous projects. I'll happily chip in 1/4litre of Ford Thistle purple paint which should look interesting with the dull green of the car :y

Ooooo secret Stemo shit santa

TB sending the air fresheners?

I'm sure he's got a few spare "magic trees" in his garage - just in case he gets a fussy MOT tester... ;D

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 December 2020, 19:10:34 »
Put a new battery into mrs KW's MX5.. After the embarrassment of turning up for a COVID test in it on Monday, only for the staff to have to give me a jump start to allow me to go home. :-[

General Car Chat / Re: Thanks to Amba.
« on: 12 December 2020, 19:06:26 »
I posted a wanted ad for a Diff mount last week .Monday morning he posted one to me and wouldnt take any money, even for postage.
I hope I dont embarrass him with this, but just wanted to say he is a real gent, and I owe him one.
Of course Royal Snail did their best to scupper his act of kindness by only delivering it this morning, and now the weather is crap, but I dont need the Omega urgently.
Just get nervous when Im relying on a pile of plastic cardboard and recycled French beer cans, cobbled together by lazy horse murdering Communists as my only means of transport.  ;D
Anyway, many thanks Amba.  :y
Communists?  ;D
Not smelly any more, either, apparently. I think Albs is warming to our gallic neighbours. ;D

General Car Chat / Re: LPG at Shell Forecourts (Autogas)
« on: 24 November 2020, 18:33:21 »
LPG is still an actual fuel, so should remain reasonably available if you can store it.


For example...
Most people can't though.  The rules for tanks are quite strict, hence many people in built up areas without access to gas have to heat by electric or oil.

.. and those who don't want to be rodgered by Calor for the rest of their days too... ;)

General Discussion Area / Re: Oxford COV19 Vaccination and Brexit Tax
« on: 23 November 2020, 21:16:51 »
It reportedly requires two doses to reach 90% effectivity.

Personally I would prefer to pay slightly more, once, for a higher protection rate.  :-\

I believe all of the vaccines tested were based on 2 doses.

General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 19 November 2020, 22:33:43 »
Picked up the milk float  :y
Which model Mark?

Jaguar I-Pace HSE in blue with black pack, glass roof and two tone alloys. 21MY so newer infotainment and electrical architecture

That said, I have not really driven it yet, cant get the wife away from it  ;D

This is a fine motor car. Blue is certainly preferable to the taxi white or wedding car white of the model I had on loan for the day. :y

It looks a bit like a Vauxhall Astra;D

I quite like the look of it even if it does appear quite generic.

A good petrol V8 would make it better but perhaps I'm missing the point. :)

It seems that we're dinosaurs.

..and speaking of dinosaurs, I suppose, rather than burning them in engines, the millennials would rather have us apologising profusely for their extinction due to climate change. ::)

General Car Chat / Re: I'm sure there is a back story...
« on: 19 November 2020, 20:18:59 »
<Wonders if there's a transit tipper on the road with Tax, MOT and insurance...>

General Car Chat / Re: I'm sure there is a back story...
« on: 18 November 2020, 17:53:43 »
It looked to be a genuinely rare one... With the same lump as the higher output 1.8T Audi TT.

I wouldn't voluntarily buy a Beetle, but with a gun to my head it would be that model...

Ahh, the least inspiring "sports" car I've ever driven.

But regardless of what's under the bonnet, a horribly compromised Golf for fashion victims, sporting a built-in flower vase, has sub-zero desirability IMHO.

General Discussion Area / Re: Do politicians live on Mars?
« on: 18 November 2020, 17:42:53 »
We are getting to the point where controlling this pandemic by autocratic means won't wash any more. The Government really needed a better plan by now, because the default will be that people just fall back to their own common sense, and we know that's in rather short supply.

General Car Chat / Re: I'm sure there is a back story...
« on: 18 November 2020, 17:38:12 »
Loads of cars getting nicked with spec lifts round that London ways, grab it and off with a minute

Pikeys or Romanians

Even Pikeys wouldn't stoop low enough to be interested in one of those nasty modern beetle things, surely? ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 17 November 2020, 23:42:01 »
2003 Holden HSV 3.8

Headline says V8 but it'll be a V6. And hasn't run for some time...

.. and having driven a car with one of those V6s across Canada, I can confirm that they are second only to the PRV V6 (and maybe the Ford Essex / Cologne) when it comes to failing to pull the skin off a wet rice pudding yet guzzling loads of fuel and making lots of noise and vibration. ;)

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 15 November 2020, 08:43:10 »
Well, I've had a few beers, nothing smoked however  ;D.
That's what I was worried about. ;)
What I was thinking about was something along similar lines to this lada...

Plus, I am a sucker for a a wagon.

That is cool, but then its ancestor the Fiat 124 was a cool car, for the few hours they survived in the UK before rusting away or catching fire due to Italian+leccy.

The Marina has its ancestry in the BL beancounting department, however. (no offence!)

I'm not sure some of its flaws are easily fixable. The woeful front suspension, for a start. I'm not sure there was anything strong enough around the front inner wing to take a strut, and the torsion bar setup was beyond dire (although I think later Itals got a Mcpherson strut, so maybe...

Should you need more inspiration in your quest, both of your current subjects of interest and many other candidates are here...  ;)

FSO Polonez, anyone? :D

General Discussion Area / Re: Tom Kerridge's Pubs!
« on: 14 November 2020, 19:01:14 »
I think the days when pubs are a viable business proposition as "boozers" alone are well and truly over, and COVID will only hasten their demise.

Better get used to the remaining ones primarily being restaurants, I think.

I recall from reading his book that he used to drink in the days when he was 30+ stone but got a bit of a shot across his bows on the health front. Fair play to him, he grasped that nettle, drink was one of the things he had to sacrifice and he looks a lot better for it these days. As TV chefs go he strikes me as a no BS kind of guy who has got where he has primarily through hard graft so fair play to him.

General Car Chat / Re: Project anyone?
« on: 14 November 2020, 17:51:51 »
Nice estate!  8)  :y

With different engine, running gear and a body kit, that could be a very cool little thing.  :y

Can't be many of them left now?

<Wonders what he's been smoking ^>  ;)

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