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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    The Ashes 2005 documentary on C4. What a test series.

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    It was an amazing event.
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    My new Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS ) screwdrivers turned up.

    I still canít believe that on top of Phillips and Posi, our Japanese friends add a third cross-head screw into the mix (to be fair, they predate globalised products). Which of course, litter their motorbikes. And, of course, most go at the screwheads with whatever crosshead screwdriver is to hand, steadily or quickly mangling the head. Me included. Until now!

    Bike is due a service, so theyíll be put into practice imminently. No doubly, fighting the heads of already damaged screws...
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    My new Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS ) screwdrivers turned up.

    I still canít believe that on top of Phillips and Posi, our Japanese friends add a third cross-head screw into the mix (to be fair, they predate globalised products). Which of course, litter their motorbikes. And, of course, most go at the screwheads with whatever crosshead screwdriver is to hand, steadily or quickly mangling the head. Me included. Until now!

    Bike is due a service, so theyíll be put into practice imminently. No doubly, fighting the heads of already damaged screws...
    Oh, and mine are just cheap ones made by Laser. I have Laser JIS!
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    Did my first 50+ mile ride on the road bike since doing my back in over a year ago. God, I'm slow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    Did my first 50+ mile ride on the road bike since doing my back in over a year ago. God, I'm slow...
    Good man. I turn a wheel for the first time in 6 months tomorrow....may manage 20 slow miles....onwards and upwards.
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    I was at Millbrook yesterday, driving slowly around the hill route, urban route and the high-speed bowl. We were in lane 2 of the bowl, pootling along at 40mph, while a Singer DLS mule car and a McLaren F1 were high above us, hurtling past in lane 5. That was cool, as was the Aston DB4 GT Zagato which was doing a different test circuit...
    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I was at Millbrook yesterday, driving slowly around the hill route, urban route and the high-speed bowl. We were in lane 2 of the bowl, pootling along at 40mph, while a Singer DLS mule car and a McLaren F1 were high above us, hurtling past in lane 5. That was cool, as was the Aston DB4 GT Zagato which was doing a different test circuit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I was at Millbrook yesterday, driving slowly around the hill route, urban route and the high-speed bowl. We were in lane 2 of the bowl, pootling along at 40mph, while a Singer DLS mule car and a McLaren F1 were high above us, hurtling past in lane 5. That was cool, as was the Aston DB4 GT Zagato which was doing a different test circuit...
    I've done MIRA a couple of times. Cool stuff there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    I had to replace a leaking evaporator in a qashqai the other day. Your name was fifty shades of mud.
    Oh, I just make sure things fit, I can't guarantee that they work, or can be disassembled...
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    I've done MIRA a couple of times. Cool stuff there!
    I had to go up there a few times troubleshooting intermittent door latches on McLeran P1 production. To ensure the latch was subjected to temperatures and NVH we had to constantly do shakedowns (which included, tight handling circuit, doughnuts to test traction systems, high speed runs and launchís up to silly speeds - think they took about 45min each and after a few you start to really feel it.

    One of the guys from the build team on the Senna project projectile vomited all over the interior of one of the first pre production Sennaís on the bowl there.
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    I've just received a LinkedIn request for someone to join my network. I don't normally pay any attention to this, but apparently it's from a real lady in China called Twinkle Wang,
    "Fortunately, I'd taken a spare Gearbox, Turbo, Actuator, Banjo Connector, Steering Rack, Driveshafts, ECU, Wideband sensor, 57-51mm silicone reducing elbow and a Copper Banjo Washer." - Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I was at Millbrook yesterday, driving slowly around the hill route, urban route and the high-speed bowl. We were in lane 2 of the bowl, pootling along at 40mph, while a Singer DLS mule car and a McLaren F1 were high above us, hurtling past in lane 5. That was cool, as was the Aston DB4 GT Zagato which was doing a different test circuit...
    Forgot to mention, I also saw a Rolls Royce Cullinan exiting the off-road course. It was dirty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    I've just received a LinkedIn request for someone to join my network. I don't normally pay any attention to this, but apparently it's from a real lady in China called Twinkle Wang,
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    Went phone shopping to Kings Lynn this morning, parked up in Tuesday market place, nice lady gave me her 2 hr ticket as she was walking back to her car. I was made up!

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    Kings Lynn. Did she have more than the usual number of fingers?

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    Did not count them

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    Too many to count on the hands of a normal person?

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    Might have had webbed feet.

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    Strictly not today but yesterday, liked the fact I managed a 60 mile ride on my road bike. Pleased as it is the furtherest I have ridden a push bike in 25 years.

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    Fair trek Jamie!!

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    Finally Iíve got a mk1 Escort for all my Cossie stuff Iíve been squirrelling away. Plan is to use it a touch & do some of the 15min sessions etc that you get at Classic Ford etc

    By heck itís rough/rotten but itís got a current V5 & vin plate.
    13 hrs travelling in 39íC heat-never again but I didnít want to miss out.

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    ^^^ Pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    ^^^ Pictures!
    This.

    I was speaking to one of my Spanish colleagues about her upcoming Honeymoon. As she's going to Africa, she has to get lots of inoculations, including one for 'hepa-titties'. I didn't ask where she gets injected for that one...
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    Booked tickets to go and see Tom Walker (Jonathan Pie) . It's in Nov, so he may have a few things to say by then....
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    They are going to look great on the car
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    Kitchen fitters have finished their work. They did a brilliant job with no issues, on time and at a great price. Far from the wallet emptying ordeal that I was expecting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Bought a 130i :D
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    Build thread shortly, it's a bit of a punt but I'll explain more in the thread :D. Very pleased after my first 60 miles hooning it around the long way to get some fuel :D. Few minor niggles to sort.
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    Fitted alternative wheels to the Lexus. Heavy, but handsome.

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    The BEST car on NL
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    Until Thursday past I couldnít with any certainty say the st220 engine would actually fit in my Imp - but I can now (although Iím going to have to drop the front engine mount a touch as when trying it the starter body touched the servo).

    Managed to twist the rear bank exhaust down & along the transfer box where the exhaust now lines up at the system. There was previously about 1/2 inch clearance to part of the steering rack but with rotating it forward a touch it should increase this slightly to about an inch.
    The greatest irony is that itís now much easier to fit as it just lifts in & out in one unit (after making the top 1/3 of the front panel removable) & the prop shaft run is straight now.
    Previously the transfer box had to be attached from below which was an absolutely nightmare.

    Lots to do but looks like itíll work. What a relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B
    The BEST car on NL
    Cheers, Dave


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    Corrected for you & iíve Sailed around the Silverstone outfield in it
    I tell you this, it was absolutely perfect for cruising up to Scotland and back this Summer. Until we got to the twists and turns of Glen Devon, whereupon I needed to do a bit of tacking to keep it on course. Brilliant device, though. Highly recommended for long drives.
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    Thumbs up

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    Got a 250hp RIB over there and back.

    Brilliant.

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    Have you posted an identical post on the moaning thread Kev....this hits both
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    If not, it wonít be long
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    Came out of Ďretirementí to work for a company I worked at 30 years ago. Itís changed a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Came out of Ďretirementí to work for a company I worked at 30 years ago. Itís changed a bit
    I read that as "I want a M2 and its not going to pay for itself"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Mac View Post
    Fitted alternative wheels to the Lexus. Heavy, but handsome.


    Looks great - it's also my favourite car on Northloop
    Too many cars...

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    My E46 ticked over to 100k miles on the way home from work yesterday. Lowest mileage car I've owned in many years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
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    Didn't fancy going it alone as the snake-oil salesman then?
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