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  1. Mjit

    Joke

    Trump dies from the virus. He goes to Hell where the Devil is waiting for him. "I don't know what to do", says the Devil. "You're on my list but I have no room for you. But you definitely have to stay here, so I'll tell you what I'm going to do.". "I've got three people here who weren't quite as bad as you. I'll let one of them go, but you have to take their place. I'll even let YOU decide who leaves.". Triump thought that sounded pretty good so he agreed. The Devil opened the first room. Init was Richard Nixon and a large pool of water. He kept diving in and surfacinf empty handed over, and over, and over, such was his fate in Hell. "No", said Trump, "I don't think so. I'm not a good swimmer and I don't think I could do that all day long.". The Devil lead him to the next room. In it was Tony Blair with a sledgehammer and a room full of rocks. All he did was swing that hammer, time after time, after time. "No! I've got this problem with my shoulder. I would be in constant agony if all I could do was break rocks all day!" commented Trump. The Devil opened the third door. In it Trump saw Bill Clinton laying naked on the floor with his arms stacked over his head and his legs stacked in spread-eagle pose. Bent over him was Monika Lewinsky, doing what she does best. Trump looked at this in disbelief for a while and finally said, "Yea, I can handle this.". The Devil smiled and said... ..."Monica, you're free to go!".
    7 points
  2. Back on topic for a second. Mum had her jab this morning at millennium point. very very efficient. From arriving to leaving was 20minutes tops. We did arrive early - wasn’t sure what the traffic would be like - I know what it should be like! - and it was quiet. Was back home only 5minutes after her appointment was due. And it’s a 20minute drive. So thumbs up for the the centre and how it’s run. 👍
    4 points
  3. Got the GT6 back today. My word...what a difference! A few observations: 1) The Mintex pads are squealing loudly from 10mph down to stop. I called Dale to ask if this was expected and he didn't hesitate to say "Aha! I told you so! Mintex are noisy and Greenstuff are quiet". I did do a few 70-40mph hard braking runs to bed them in on the way home. 2) I thought the motor was powerful before but now that it is correctly tuned, power is through the roof, the oil leaks are gone and it idles at 900 rpm when cool. I couldn't contain the widest smile on my drive home and am genuinely worried I may have too much fun for my own good in this thing! 3) The steering and gear assembly is the biggest area of change, by far. It feels very tight and nimble and the lateral and vertical shudder/ shake is gone. Almost. The steering wheel still vibrates from side to side at motorway speeds. Really looking forward to enjoying this car!
    3 points
  4. I wish others knew that. They had to close two car parks at scenic parks outside Belfast at the weekend, Divis and White Mountain, due to the number of people arriving for exercise. It's amazing that we still have quantities of people arriving at airports, but now they're talking about mandatory tests and certificates of proof before flight for people coming here from mainland UK or the Republic of Ireland, yet they're still able to drive up across the border unchecked. Obviously Covid is so busy trying to sneak onto planes it's forgotten to watch the cars. We've also identified a new Brazilian strain which is even more contagious. Hope we don't have any close shaves.
    2 points
  5. Well, after years of training no one will be able to read it any way,John!
    2 points
  6. RogerH

    Vitamin D

    Hi Folks, if you like reading up on the Hormone VitD3 then we have a big thread going on the TRRegister forum https://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/72125-coronavirus/ Our main expert is Emeritus Professor Peter Cobold. He was investigating D3 for Parkingson's etc long before C19 appeared, But he was onto it like a shot and has predicted many of the outcomes over the last year. It is a very long thread Roger
    1 point
  7. Not really. One is essential- in that it should reduce the pandemic to manageable levels. The other you don’t need to exercise in the country. A few laps around the street is fine.
    1 point
  8. Bfg

    The Classic Bike Thread

    Nigel., I earnestly recommend you use a couple of strong ropes or ratchet straps, as safety lines, around your garage rafters down to the bike to secure it. Do tighten down the screw adjusters on either side of the lift to help prevent its frame from twisting. I'd also say that a second strap around the frame under the gearbox is necessary to stop the bike toppling forward. I have a similar bike lift (also a Clarke Strong-Arm), and getting the bike up was not such an issue but it was very unstable while being worked on. I did use it like that for a while but soon learnt that the force used to undo some bolts / nuts, such as the rear axle spindle, is like grabbing hold of the bike with a lever and toppling it. And then when you take something like a wheel off, the bike's balance on the lift is thrown out of kilter. One day, as I removed the rear wheel, my Norton Commando toppled on its lift. I didn't have the front wheel on either and was lucky that it toppled squarely onto its front forks, but had I not grabbed than handlebars at that instant then the whole lot would have twisted and the bike would have gone all the way down. Following that experience, and the fun getting it back upright on my own, I now regard these things (the lift not the bike) as flipping dangerous. Your choice of course but personally speaking I'd prefer to work under a car supported on a row of bricks. I modified mine by adding a sturdy crate to the lift, fitted along-wise, and then I added a couple more legs at the front end to give it reasonable stability. Pete
    1 point
  9. we had a local lass took her vitesse failed head gasket to MD and that came to £1200 which included wait for it 29 litres of engine oil
    1 point
  10. Trying to remember the name of that chap doing all that ominous chanting in Latin. - Greg or Ian ?
    1 point
  11. That's not entirely surprising. The crankcase breather system vents through the rocker cover to the carburettor "constant depression" chambers. If you run with the rocker off, this makes for a huge air leak that throws the mixture way off.
    1 point
  12. I agree. Latin and other language teaching isn’t “ wasted on the young” but can give a foundation to learn more after leaving school. The incentives are different - It is surprising if you really need some information, say on a French or German car enthusiasts web site or some review article, one can determinedly trawl through it wrestling with the language and be quite pleased to get the answers. There are some cultural differences. I saw a post on “L’amis Delage “asking advice how a rare, broken part could on one of these pre WW1 cars could be salvaged. He received ( probably with a curled lip, Gallic shrug and drawing on a Gauloise) a very dismissive: “Pourquois ? - Quand c’est mort , c’est MORT !”
    1 point
  13. Anglefire

    Vitamin D

    Trouble is whoever you vote for, the government gets in.
    1 point
  14. Nigel Clark

    Vitamin D

    No. I voted for what I thought was the least bad option from a very disappointing choice of candidates. Guess many others felt the same. Nigel
    1 point
  15. Nice definition... but a foot... is a foot. Size eleven? Plus, my yard is bigger than some other people's, but smaller than other's, who are in a different league. As for a hundredweight... a hundred of what weighs how much? A car pound is bigger than a dog pound, horses don't have hands and don't even mention my stones.
    1 point
  16. wimpus

    Fixed fan or go electric..

    It is for sure HG. Never had it smoking so bad. After standing at trafficlights, drove on with a heavy foot and could not see the car behind me anymore ! Checked compression all had around 175psi. Exept 4 is 165psi.. but not bad. But when turning the engine on the starter without plugs in, white smoke coming out of no.4 And again water pissing out if the overflow/rad cap. So im pretty sure its HG...
    1 point
  17. A lot of garages (me included) used to quote horrendous prices for job's that we didn't want to do.....sometimes it would be ten times what it should be. If you got the job you would have to grin and bear it Tony.
    0 points
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