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  1. Paddy's flying his Air Fungus airliner from Dublin to Heathrow and as he approaches the runway he gets on the tannoy: "This is your Captain speaking, we're coming in to land but they've given us a really short runway, so it'll be a tight landing." He puts on full flaps, full reverse thrust and all the brakes and just manages to get stopped short of the grass. "Bejeezus," he says to his co-pilot, "Did you ever see such a short runway?" "No," replies the co-pilot, "but look at the width of it...." Ok, so there's a jokes thread, but it was relevant...
    2 points
  2. Bfg

    The Classic Bike Thread

    Piccie of the (yester)day . . . ^ on the way back from the sun drenched beach I came across a chap thatching a cottage. A wonderful example of craftsmanship. Is that 'typically British' ..and Irish, or are thatched cottages commonplace in other countries ? I sort of expect them to be in Grimms fairy tale's Germany, although of a slightly different style and possibly not pig's blood pink. A friendly chap to talk to (..on the scaffolding between the windows). He was saying that this year was a good harvest for the long straw they need, which I believe is wheat. Most farmers now use a grain which produces a short stem (straw) but with a good yield of wheat ..which is of no use to a thatcher. Shame the work wasn't closer to where I live otherwise I would have liked to see and learn more. Bidding you suitably trim haircut yourself - now that some of the lock-down restrictions are being eased (..so I'm told but tbh I haven't really been following the news and the government's efforts to either terrify or baffle us). Pete.
    2 points
  3. Dog thought process: "These humans, they feed me, they pet me, they give me a nice warm home... they must be gods" Cat thought process: "These humans, they feed me, they pet me, they give me a nice warm home... I must be a god"
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  4. Babord

    Michelotti drawing

    I really like this Stag drawing and am keen to find either a digital copy in hi-res or a printed copy I can buy. Searching on the internet I can only find a small low-res copy of the original. Does anyone know if such a thing is available?
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  5. Dick Twitchen

    Michelotti drawing

    https://www.tssc.org.uk/tssc/benefits.asp
    1 point
  6. Nigel Clark

    Michelotti drawing

    The club's museum is worth a visit, when it reopens after present restrictions. There are a number of Triumph cars, a Herald display chassis built by Triumph apprentices back in the day, engineering ephemera, competition memorabilia etc. Nigel
    1 point
  7. i think the small volume of air bubbles in a 3mm tube is insignificant in this problem when youre looking for 1/2 litre of missing oil from the filter and pump body Pete
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  8. NonMember

    Joke

    I have the advantage of being an awkward sod - I chose two cards instead of one and noticed they'd both gone but the total number hadn't reduced enough...
    1 point
  9. Yes. I was off school once running a high fever. My mum heard this wailing and found me sitting/cowering in the corner of my bedroom with my hands over my face. I thought the nasty German planes were getting me.
    1 point
  10. Hanging from the ceiling in mock dog fights.... Just to annoy your parents Tony.
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  11. ... and a runway longer than Duxford, now that the M11 is there.
    1 point
  12. you would need a big garage for Concorde !!!
    1 point
  13. You couldn't resist Nigel Good man. Now where can i put a vintage aircraft...... Tony.
    1 point
  14. Clive, there's been a lot more and worse in unmet building regs - Grenfell! Colin, anyone who says that pets "don't have the ability to go or whatever they want" do not own a cat. It's well known that cats don't have owners, they have people.
    1 point
  15. Well I've gone and done it! I've bought another classic bike. A courier is collecting it on Saturday, when all will be revealed. Nigel
    1 point
  16. Bfg

    The Classic Bike Thread

    Piccie of the day . . . Seeing as it is now December and it's a balmy summers day ( ..in Australia) ..or something along those lines according to Jimmy Buffet - I thought I'd go to the beach Anyhows., a good run of 88 miles today, and I think I've finally managed to cure almost all of the oil weeps (..and yes there is oil in the engine !) Pete.
    1 point
  17. I have not been totally idle during the past few weeks. Much work has been done on the hard top, which I will share with you shortly, but I have done some work on the bonnet. I must stress that this was not how I was planning to do the work by any stretch of the imagination but after a discussion on another thread about the problems with condensation under metal roofs, I made the decision to do this... ..and gave the top 3 coats of 2k primer after rubbing over the Hydrate 80. I intended to go over the top and fill all the problem areas and then prime it but, even though I may have to sand some of it clean to add any filler, at least it will be fairly safe from rusting as the weather is now colder and a great deal wetter (hence the decision to prime it). Even in this coat of primer, it does look so much better than it did in the original pictures and, hopefully, as work progresses further, it will get even better. I must say that I am very pleased with the way things are looking at the moment, more than I can say for the hard top, more of which later.
    1 point
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