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Messages - Kevin Wood

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General Car Chat / Re: From the "Blue Side"
« on: 13 September 2020, 20:34:25 »
Went to a local tyre depot to put some tyres on the Jag a couple of weeks ago and the guys there had a mint Sierra 3 dr saloon. Just a 1.6 GL or something but a real trip down memory lane.

Also there was a mint Escort Mexico. I looked at this most basic of '70s cars and pondered that if I suggested I swap the XE for it, he'd probably want a considerable amount of folding in the deal too.  :o

Not for me, but nice to see them all the same. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 13 September 2020, 10:32:41 »
For the first time ever he actually got involved, to a degree. Changed the air filter and fitted the new rear exhaust rubber. Then apparently footballists were kicking a ball around on TV and it just couldnt be missed.  ::) :)
If he comes back in a week or two I can change the cambelt and aux. belt in around an hour and he will be 30 - 40 lighter.
Its a no brainer, but his thinking is that it cost 350 five years ago, and it may not be worth keep spending on it.
I advised that with that attitude he will probably soon have to replace it with something else, so.....
Tbh its been a great little car for not much money. Flies through MOT,s and has never broken down or gone wrong.
It could last for years with a little care, if he wants it to.

Presumably it's worth spending money filling it with petrol, though? ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: So, back to the age old question
« on: 13 September 2020, 10:12:30 »
I think I'll get a Lexus. Reliable at any age
Thats not the term I was muttering as chrisgixer and I were pulling the gearbox sump off Mrs chrisgixer's Lexus to fix it ;D

Not sure I could live with one, as the 400s smell even more of wee than most old man's cars, and the 200/300s are surprisingly cramped, as they are quite narrow.  You'd need to try out the 200/300s with the family before committing.

Yep, test drove a 200 that a mate of mine was considering and it felt horribly cramped. My mate, who's about 6'3, loved it and bought it. :-\

Then again, he is a Tunnie'esque stick insect and I'm.. ermm.. not. :-[

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 12 September 2020, 18:43:40 »
Drove it 400 miles today, now filling it with electricity.

Dodgy alternator or milk float? ;)

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General Discussion Area / Re: Multimeter - continuity testing
« on: 10 September 2020, 20:15:00 »
When using a multimeter on the Ohms ranges, 1 on the left hand side usually means it's an open circuit, which isn't good.

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General Discussion Area / Re: 1973....Before PC took hold
« on: 06 September 2020, 00:09:13 »
Would love a triumph stag & jenson interseptor in my collection. :y

Nah.....the Moskvitch was more of a 'bird puller' back in 1973..... ;D

It was the time of the rise of the Marina Coupes greatness I do believe

Yep...the Morris Marina coupe is responsible for most of the wet pussy in the seventies.  :D ;)

Yes, from many young women like me wetting themselves with mocking laughter at that old persons car.......very uncool!! ;D ;D ;D ;)

Sir Tigger had his best moments in a Marina coupe...... :'( :'( :'( :'( ;)
I had some of my scariest. Maybe I should have used the back seat more and the driver's seat less. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 06 September 2020, 00:07:06 »
Looks very much like the boy has a lead foot🤭

Either that or he follows the Jag's woeful sat nav, which will only send you down roads if they have grass growing up the middle. Especially if they happen to run parallel and about 100m away from a fast A road that's going to the same place.  ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: Removing footwell trim panel on Vectra
« on: 05 September 2020, 00:50:24 »
Talc or washing up liquid, never vaseline as it rots rubber :y


Oh.


Wish you had told me that 30 years ago.

Didn't need it 30 years ago.

Oh, wait! What type of rubber product are we dealing with? :-[

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General Car Chat / Re: So what have you done to your car today?
« on: 04 September 2020, 13:27:01 »
Seat Toledo diesel and run it into the ground. Ask nicely and you will almost get a new one in budget ;)
Trying to think if it meets *any* of the criteria ;D
It's transport and will help to appreciate the 'shortcomings' of a newer/nicer Omega replacement...
Think I'd rather have a Triumph Toledo, though. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: Silvio Berlusconi.
« on: 04 September 2020, 13:17:24 »
.. or he's well insured. ;D

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 30 August 2020, 09:36:50 »
What would the virtue signalling vegans do without their Asparagus, after all. Important stuff. ;)

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 20:13:19 »
As some folk seem to try and justify the way HGV drivers are seen to behave .. could they please, somehow, justify this appalling driving ??

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tlgxq14ar569zjo/M5%20HGV.avi?dl=0

Note, there is a slight glitch between the sections at the end of the first minute, which is shown for context. Please ignore the date/time as the dashcam satnav had a timing fault (now fixed)...speed readout is correct however.... this was back in June, filmed from the Audi

I await comments with some interest ......


 Get out the dam way, coming by.
 Bet if that was a Lambo or other penis extender, you wouldnt bother, or be saying how nice it sounded, but being a big smelly truck,  how dare he come by me... And yes I would :).. Just as well you've never driven the A75 when the boats tipping out...

It's just that that thing has got rather more kinetic energy (= potential to wipe innocent people out) when it all goes wrong than a lightweight sports car, hence the reduced speed limit that applies, the speed limiter, the extra driver licensing requirements, tachograph, etc. etc. which the genius behind the wheel decided didn't apply to him. ::)

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General Car Chat / Re: 'professional drivers' .....
« on: 21 August 2020, 17:19:57 »
I must have missed the bit in the highway code that entitles HGV drivers to be driving on the limiter 100% of the time without ever lifting off or showing regard for the traffic around them. :-X

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General Discussion Area / Re: SIM card
« on: 20 August 2020, 21:15:10 »
Long time no see. :y

You could do with finding out what technologies (2G / 3G / 4G) the cellular module supports and on what bands because if it's more than a couple of years old it won't support all of them.

That will determine your choice of network operator. e.g. if it  only does 2G, then 3 will be no use whatsoever.

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