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Re: FAO SOB Owners

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Eric Featherstone
<eric.featherstone@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 November 2011 21:45, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Whereas my 1973 Ford was, by the time 1967 rolled around, a bucket of
>> rust. =C2=A0Things *are* getting better, at least cars are.
>
> It *was* a Ford, right, not a DeLorean?
>
D'Oh! 1953, not 1973. HGV.

--=20
ObYank=C2=A0=C2=A0 "Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'. =C2=A0I just might =
tell you
the truth."=C2=A0 Bob Dylan said that.

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Re: MIFFR

Posted by Gimli <ixion-at-stringertrailriding.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2011 10:32 PM, Gordon Brown wrote:
> On 30/11/2011 14:59, Gimli wrote:
>> Well I want to fit a light bar and lights to the front of the Discovery.
>> Well So far I have managed to remove part of the wheel arch mud guard
>> but who decided that using self tappers was a good idea needs to come
>> here and remove them. They are philips head and they wont undo. Got to
>> the last one and I found a bracket so with a nut and bolt routine so I
>> tried that but they didn't use a bolt with a head, its just spot welded
>> to the bracket so it just snapped the weld and now it just spins arrg.
>
> Welcome to the world of Land Rovers.

Its a pain, but I knew I was only going to get even more pissed of with
it so I gave up before I made a mess of it.

Once I get passed the screws I will then be at nut and bolts so wont be
so bad. When I replace the screws I might change then to plastic trim
screw thinggys as they wont rust and its not load bearing.


Jack

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Re: MIFFR

Posted by Gordon Brown <gordon-at-ixion.org.uk> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2011 14:59, Gimli wrote:
> Well I want to fit a light bar and lights to the front of the Discovery.
> Well So far I have managed to remove part of the wheel arch mud guard
> but who decided that using self tappers was a good idea needs to come
> here and remove them. They are philips head and they wont undo. Got to
> the last one and I found a bracket so with a nut and bolt routine so I
> tried that but they didn't use a bolt with a head, its just spot welded
> to the bracket so it just snapped the weld and now it just spins arrg.

Welcome to the world of Land Rovers.
--
Gordon

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RE: Straw poll

Posted by "Richard" <rkm-at-mypostoffice.co.uk> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

I enquired

>Aliona Vilani or Holly Valance?

The results, on a disappointingly low turnout, were:

Aliona - 2 votes
Holly - 4 votes
Other responses - 5, including one vote for Holly Johnson out of Frankie
Goes to Hollywood.

Personally I'll add my vote to Aliona's tally, but I think I'd need to
discuss it at length with Holly first.

With apology for reversion to the 1970s. Normal 21st century has been
resumed.

Voting is open until the weekend. Calls to mobiles may cost considerably
more.



Cheers

Richard

Gerald the Hamster

Archduke of Liberia

GB650TT * XBR500 outfit

**All the benefits of acupuncture, and a nice picture as well**



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Re: FAO SOB Owners

Posted by Eric Featherstone <eric.featherstone-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2011 21:45, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Whereas my 1973 Ford was, by the time 1967 rolled around, a bucket of
> rust. =A0Things *are* getting better, at least cars are.

It *was* a Ford, right, not a DeLorean?

--=20
Eric

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Re: FAO SOB Owners

Posted by Bob <bob-at-bobandaileen.co.uk> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

Druid wrote:
> On 30 November 2011 21:45, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Whereas my 1973 Ford was, by the time 1967 rolled around, a bucket of
>> rust. Things *are* getting better, at least cars are.
>
> No wonder, that thing was seriously clocked! ;-)
>
But it was really good on the nought to sixties

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Re: FAO SOB Owners

Posted by Druid <fastdruid-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2011 21:45, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin@gmail.com> wrote:

> Whereas my 1973 Ford was, by the time 1967 rolled around, a bucket of
> rust. =A0Things *are* getting better, at least cars are.

No wonder, that thing was seriously clocked! ;-)

Druid

--=20
A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a
top for it.
Jerry Seinfeld

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Re: FAO SOB Owners

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:56 PM, w00hoo <w00hoo@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I reckon that it's still viable to have a rolling cutoff.=C2=A0 When doe=
s a vehicle get classic
>> status?
>
> Insurance wise, my Lexus is 19 years old and could have had classic insur=
ance if it had been 20.
>
> On the tons of 30 year old cars, how many Sierras do you see clogging up =
the roads nowadays? How about Cortinas? 30 years is still a decent life for=
a car, the average miles is 10k per year, not many are hitting 300k before=
they die of something that in general isn't worth fixing.
>
I just sold my 1991 Mitsubishi Galant @ ~170,000 miles, but the
plastic bits on it were starting to get pretty tired. Some fell off.
Of course the engine & transmission had been rebuilt, nev struts had
been installed, the AWS had been disabled, but it had less than a
square inch of rust on it. Kitty's 1990 Eagle Talon (same as a Mitsu
Eclipse) has under 80,000 miles on it, has a wee bit of rust. The
worst things wrong with it are the result of a failed voltage
regulator frying some components with 19+ volts. My 1993 Porsche (but
for its old-fashioned buggy eyes) looks nearly new, just hit 76,000
miles.

Whereas my 1973 Ford was, by the time 1967 rolled around, a bucket of
rust. Things *are* getting better, at least cars are.

--=20
ObYank=C2=A0=C2=A0 "Don't ask me nothin' about nothin'. =C2=A0I just might =
tell you
the truth."=C2=A0 Bob Dylan said that.

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Re: Another annoying affectation

Posted by H D <rossi46fan-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2011 00:48, Mike Fleming <mike@tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
> Kaz has the reverse affliction - she frequently suffixes sentences
> with "soooo..." and then stops, leaving one wondering what the "so"
> was intended to signal.

So does M! Must be a Tammuff thing.

--
HD

Watching Juliet unrobe I would hasten toward her
but around her feet I saw that a serpent was curled

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Re: building a workbench

Posted by w00hoo <w00hoo-at-yahoo.com> on 30 November 2011 | 0 Comments

> I didn't think I needed to go into that much detail just for a quick exam=
ple but seems I=20
> was wrong.

Which bit of 'this being Ixion' did you not understand?

:-)

M.

--
=0A"I don't want to remember. But if I don't have the memories, nobody will=
, so I can't forget." - Samantha.

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