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  1. poppyman

    Joke

    3 points
  2. Badwolf

    Flat EV

    Recycling. Now there's an interesting phenomena. As a child, like PeteH, I remember one metal dustbin, emptied once a week (for any younger readers, the bin men even came into the garden, picked up the bin, carried it to the cart, emptied it in and brought it back - yes really, they didn't leave them in the road so motorists could use them as a slalom course!!). Yes, we used to burn a lot of waste on the open fire, but 4 colour coded wheelie bins....come on!! I would suggest that the rise in waste can be directly attributable to the rise in supermarkets. Unitised plastic packing, none returnable bottles etc. Then add in the Thatcher years of want it now, will have it now, tied in with the must have the latest..phone, trainers, car, gadgets etc. No doubt there is a study somewhere. Saw an article on telly yesterday about repairing modern appliances, then looked in the Lidl rag for next week and saw a toaster for £17.99. Who in their right mind will get a man out to repair that. In order to stop our disposable society, prices have to go up to make the item actually worth repairing. Lady BW's new to her (refurbished, as new) mobile phone needs you to have a degree in computer science to replace the £3-5 battery (fleabay prices). Her old one, take off the back, unplug, replace. PeteH is so right, we are nowhere near where we were in the 50s and 60s for waste management. Moral, if you don't produce it, you don't have to worry about disposing of it. Morning moan over with!!
    3 points
  3. PeteH

    Flat EV

    To be fair, I too and getting to that way of thinking. "Our" generation where the arch recyclers. We had Paper bags for dry goods Hessian shopping bags Bought our food un wrapped (or just in newspaper). Reused anything we could, repaired devices, not binned them, Returnable bottles?. Our Car could be repaired and maintained without a plethora of expensive electronics?. ( still can). Yet "we" get slagged off by 15 year old wet behind the ears kids? for destroying "their" planet, while they at the same time leave tonnes of largely unrecycleable crap behind wherever they go!. As witness the mess at the local bus stop every morning and evening as the school bus collects and returns "them" from the nearest high school. One of the school run drivers used to drink in my local, he recons he collects a decent bag full of rubbish after every run despite there being an empty Bin on his bus!. Practice what you preach, comes to mind! Pete
    3 points
  4. SpitFire6

    Flat EV

    I work on Electric rubbish trucks. Easy do a shift of work. Charging & discharging dissipates little heat to the truck cooling radiator. Cells are quite safe & output voltage is quite flat.
    2 points
  5. Hopefully a bit slower than the Bentley lol
    1 point
  6. PeteH

    It's the silly season!

    I went to a High School, -------------it was at the top of a hill. Ok` I`ll get my coat. Pete
    1 point
  7. Iain T

    It's the silly season!

    I never had to, I was a good boy! Prefect and House Captain😁
    1 point
  8. Iain T

    Flat EV

    Worth knowing, I only changed my old Chinese made phone for another Chinese one because the battery didn't hold much of a charge. Iain
    1 point
  9. Scrappy

    It's the silly season!

    You get some four letter words in the "joke" section Iain that would ruin the joke otherwise. Four letter words can be really funny or down right terrible depending on context. Just my take on the subject. Most of the banter on here is great some is patronising and rude..... that i don't like. Alf.
    1 point
  10. Badwolf

    It's the silly season!

    Does that include self censorship?
    1 point
  11. Badwolf

    That was a year that was..

    Pete - Looking better every day, but I'm not to sure about aligning the doors before the wings are fitted but I'm sure Mark has his own system. Keep on looking up.
    1 point
  12. Andrew

    Flat battery

    Thanks all I will investigate and let you know my findings
    1 point
  13. Quick update from Mark on Tuesday .. Body tub back on and I'm told all the body-mount holes lined up beautifully ..and with even shimming its sitting nicely square. Oh dear, Katie looks to have lost a lot of weight. ^ Doors being fitted and carefully aligned. I'm to give Mark a call this morning, and hopefully he'll share further news of excellent progress. Pete
    1 point
  14. Roger

    Rare LHD Bond in Sweden

    They changed it on 3:rd of September 1967 but the decision was taken by the goverment in 1963.
    1 point
  15. Letting down their tent guys at camp (they had the next field) was good fun, the squeals could be heard for far!. The rollocking our "Leader" got from the Guide leader, had to be heard to be believed, Didn`t know "lady" guides knew such words. Pete
    1 point
  16. I didnt say anything just a copy and paste exercise Pete
    1 point
  17. SpitFire6

    Flat EV

    And people pay to visit them for holidays.
    1 point
  18. Badwolf

    vaccination centres ??

    Definition. Jaffa - Large orange fruit with thick skin 🍊 Jaffa (Stargate) - an offshoot of humanity, genetically engineered by the Goa'uld to be their slave race Jaffa (ex White House) - Large fruitcake with thick orange skin, also offshoot of humanity, who tries to engineer others to be his slave race
    1 point
  19. Badwolf

    That was a year that was..

    Looking so nice.
    1 point
  20. Mathew

    That was a year that was..

    Oooooooh. Its all coming together.
    1 point
  21. Fitting up these doors can be a most trying experience. There is no prescribed sequence but my way is as follows: 1) Fit the window winder mechanism noting for later reference how much adjustment is available in relation to the two setscrews that hold the center triangular mounting. 2) Fit door handles. locks and associated parts. Adjust for correct operation. 3) Fit quarterlight assembly with associated brackets (having first checked that felt runner is good). Using the many adjusting points lightly nip up with a correct gap to the windscreen frame. 4) Insert drop glass. Work running channel on to the wheels on the lift mechanism. 5) Insert rear drop glass runner (again checking that the felt is good). 6) It's now necessary to, with great patience, repeatedly adjust the quarterlight assembly, the glass and the rear runner to achieve nice running of the glass with everything in a good position with glass both raised and lowered. 7) Now to the glazing /weatherstrips. The 'book' method is to work from the outside of the door with the glass in situ using a hooked tool to pull the strips and their clips upwards onto the lips on the door skin. In practice this is not possible because most aftermarket strips are fatter than the originals. 7b) So: Note the position of the rear glass runner that was previously obtained. Remove runner. Work glass off the wheels of the lift mechanism and let rest in bottom of the door. The (outer) weatherstrip may need to be trimmed to length so that it is just the full length of the door. Where it overlaps the quaterlight assembly it may need to be skinnied down to give the correct appearance. Place in position and push on clips with thumb from inside the door (not easy). The standard clips supplied may not fit depending on the thickness of the rubber. May need to source generic alternative. 7c) Much the same for the inner (felt) glazing strip. This only goes partway along the length of the door as far as the rear of the q-light assembly. Trim to length a/r. This time though put the clips on the strip first and then thumb in to position from inside the door. BUT: If your vehicle has the vinyl door capping this must be installed before fitting the inner glazing strip. 8 ) Put drop glass back on its wheels. Re-attach rear glass runner into former position. Wind glass up and assess position. Highly likely that another round of adjustment at all points will be required (tiresome). 9) Lastly install the stops to control upper and lower range of travel of the drop glass. The large felt covered bottom stops are pretty obvious. Not so obvious are the either two or four l-shaped brackets (held by No. 10 unf setscrews) which limit the movement of the arms of the window lift mechanism. Often go missing. The one which blocks the upward movement of the glass is crucial as without it the glass will push on the q-light frame upsetting the previously hard won adjustment. Hope I've not missed too much out. In theory fitting up these doors is a simple procedure; In practice a great deal of trial and error is involved.
    1 point
  22. Qu1ckn1ck

    It's the silly season!

    ... not if JohnD volunteers to be the forum's honorary censor ! 😁
    0 points
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