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Messages - Field Marshal Dr. Opti

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General Discussion Area / Re: Inflation
« on: Today at 14:49:35 »
Something like 25% of our energy bill is made up of the green energy tax.

The things I do for Greta. ;) ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Brand new Corsa.
« on: Today at 14:45:07 »
A new Fiesta is very slightly bigger than an Austin Maxi .....  ::)
...and the Maxi would have been seen as a ' 'sizable and spacious family saloon'

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Today at 14:31:37 »
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Speaking of the wheelie......I once looped an RD 400 2 stroke when it hit the power band in first gear. Very Painful and I was picking gravel out of my arse for a couple of weeks following that.

Due to the ridiculously long exhaust pipes on the RD, when I pulled a wheelie on mine you could throw sparks off the underside of the exhaust tips if you leaned left or right.  :y
Oh what childish fun we had.  ;D

The RD350 is on my list of vehicles I always wanted but never had.  :(

Water cooled LC?.....or air cooled?

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Today at 14:29:53 »
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Speaking of the wheelie......I once looped an RD 400 2 stroke when it hit the power band in first gear. Very Painful and I was picking gravel out of my arse for a couple of weeks following that.

Due to the ridiculously long exhaust pipes on the RD, when I pulled a wheelie on mine you could throw sparks off the underside of the exhaust tips if you leaned left or right.  :y
Oh what childish fun we had.  ;D

The RD350 is on my list of vehicles I always wanted but never had.  :(

I had both the coffin tank RD250DX (straight pipes) and the later RD350 (raised pipes like expansion chambers), the latter being the one that nearly finished me off. Not the bikes fault admittedly.  ;D

My RD 250B (which I passed my test on) was the model before the 'coffin tank' jobbie.

It had the words 'torque induction' on the side panel which gave it an extra 10 BHP. :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Inflation
« on: Today at 13:52:22 »
My electricity charge recently went up by something like......40% high rate.....25% night rate....15% daily standing charge.

Prices are due to rise by a further 50% in a couple of months. This will inevitably lead to inflation.

People on a low income are going to struggle in 2022. :-\

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General Car Chat / Re: Brand new Corsa.
« on: Today at 13:38:26 »
Yes, it is quite amazing to me that the Corsa like so many cars today, has grown in dimension and street presence since the first of that model.

When I see the old Carlton, Granada, a Cortina, or Escort, like the original old mini, they seem so small and old fashioned compared to todays sleek examples. Of course even the tyre sizes they used, with cross ply in many cases, have ballooned! ;D ;D ;)

In common with the general public in 2022.

Compare the average height, weight, and general girth of the working class man during WW1 more than 100 years ago, with that of the average man today.

Fat bastards are everywhere these days... ::) ::) :D


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It looks like Bunter is getting rid of masks before his political demise.....

Every cloud. :y

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General Discussion Area / Re: Covid
« on: Today at 13:09:30 »
I've only done two tests.

First when I had to go to hospital about a year ago for a colonoscopy ( ::))  and the second was when I was asked to do one by Imperial College as part of a random national study.

All came back good.  :y                                 Including the colonoscopy!  :D

I've had one. It was required before they shoved a long black tube gone my gullet and into my stomach without any sedation. :-X

Not half as much fun as it sounds. ::) ::) :)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Nice steady ride in Wales
« on: Today at 13:05:01 »
I've done worse.

It looks faster than it really was because the cyclist was 'puffing along out of breath' at about 7 MPH.

Speaking of the wheelie......I once looped an RD 400 2 stroke when it hit the power band in first gear. Very Painful and I was picking gravel out of my arse for a couple of weeks following that.

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: Yesterday at 18:52:58 »
Somebody told me the Marina was essentially 1950's design technology tarted up for the early seventies, and passed off as 'new'.

I don't think it pushed the boundary of what was possible in 1971. ;)

I prefer the All-Aggro.......not that it was much better.






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General Discussion Area / Re: Covid
« on: Yesterday at 17:40:23 »
Chances are she's been positive since catching it initially.

As long as you don't have the temperature, you can have loss of taste and coughing for a couple of months after.

In which case testing is a waste of time unless you feel unwell.

Ah..yes...but hypochondriacs can't merely feel well and get on with their lives. They need to know they are not ready to snuff it.

A test will put their minds at ease......for an hour or so. ::) ::)
Less if it is negative  :-X

Some may be convinced the kit is faulty because they just KNOW they are seriously ill and minutes from death.

Another test is required. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: Yesterday at 17:35:06 »
I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D

The 1800TC Coupe did handle quite well in the hands of a deranged 19 year old around the lanes of East Devon and West Dorset.  :y

Only after dark of course, so you could see if someone was coming the other way!  :)

Saab 99's obviously didn't handle as well, as my mate's ended up in the hedge a couple of times.   :-X  ::)  ;D

Around this time I did quite a lot of miles in an Alfasud 1.5ti. They may have rusted but they handled brilliantly. :y

Marina trivia fact.......the 4 door saloon and 2 door coupe used the same front doors, why is why they look too small on the coupe.

BL saving money, no doubt. ;D

 

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General Car Chat / Re: One for Sir Tigger
« on: Yesterday at 17:07:32 »
I'm trying to understand the appeal of a rally car with a 1.3 A series in standard tune. :-\

Rather than sheer speed perhaps the Marina can rely on it's excellent handling to make it fast. ::) ::) ::) ;D

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General Discussion Area / Re: Panorama
« on: Yesterday at 16:37:15 »
Well, the programme gave out no surprises to us who drive regularly, and those officers certainly within Kent Police who have spoken about their "challenges" ;)
To sum up, far more officers, more speed cameras, harsher penalties for drink drivers, investment in the roads with Smart Motorways done away with, and far more regular police checks on motorists. ;)

no we don't!  ???

I would say we do in urban areas, not motorways, if speeding, that is greatly exceeding the limit, is to be curtailed through 30 / 40 mph zones.  It is better for all of us in the long run.  I have over the last year noticed so many drivers locally driving like idiots, so they must be persuaded not to do so via the camera if necessary. ;)

In front of schools but no more than that.

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General Discussion Area / Re: Covid
« on: Yesterday at 16:09:04 »
Chances are she's been positive since catching it initially.

As long as you don't have the temperature, you can have loss of taste and coughing for a couple of months after.

In which case testing is a waste of time unless you feel unwell.

Ah..yes...but hypochondriacs can't merely feel well and get on with their lives. They need to know they are not ready to snuff it.

A test will put their minds at ease......for an hour or so. ::) ::)


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