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by SteveClem
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If I were you...
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: If I were you...

If the box is out just do the clutch anyway, you might as well!
by SteveClem
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Petition to help Wythall Transport Museum continue to run their heritage bus service

Maybe it’s just another extremely politically correct posture? Councils are prone to that kind of thing. :evil:
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

I imagine,if she’s a half decent person, that she is probably suffering anyway. But she should come back and face the music,voluntarily. Tragic for all involved.
by SteveClem
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Contentment
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Contentment

Reading today’s papers about how miserable rich CEO’s are, and the latest Royal family issues, I think they’d all be happier with an old car to play around with! :wink:
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Fitting new door cards
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Fitting new door cards

I’d seal the backs with diluted PVA , to resist damp. Unless the car is kept inside and warm.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: fuel pump

Thinking back, I should have been able to sort it out. But I got a bit of a brain fart because of the weather and the location. Hindsight is wonderful.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Mystery Overheating
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Mystery Overheating

An enchanted stream is a nice thought :wink:
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: fuel pump

They gave us an estimated arrival time of 4-5 hours. We explained that we were in a dangerous situation, but that cut no ice. It was wet and freezing and their advice was to put on our hazard lights and leave the car. She couldn’t get her head around the fact that the car doesn’t have hazard lights!...
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Steering wheel, and B post seat belt anchorage. Safety improvement without destroying character? Ideas appreciated.

My ‘61 saloon and ‘55 A30 have never had belts fitted. I regularly agonise whether to butcher them and install a safety feature that must be of questionable value, given the the design and construction of the cars. Must say, it feels naughty and oddly exhilarating to drive legally without belts. Bon...
by SteveClem
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

Generally, the bigger the company,the worst the customer service. Small businesses value and care for their customers. When I sold my business to a big FTSE 100 company, I was appalled by their customer service and their care towards our staff. Couldn’t understand why they paid good money to buy a f...
by SteveClem
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

No offence taken Chris. After all these years it’s still very raw.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Euphemisms
Replies: 54
Views: 1140

Re: Euphemisms

Public transport is surely the answer in towns and cities.
Hopeless out in the countryside.
by SteveClem
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

Les the reason the fox kills more than one chicken is to silence the others.A fox is only looking for food and doesn't rely on chickens and if they were locked up properly there would be no problem .The way animals are treated in this country is disgusting ie Halal Kosher slaughter is a barbaric wa...
by SteveClem
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

I get all that Les. It’s just difficult when you have to clear up something that looks like the aftermath of the Somme.
Put us off keeping hens. We don’t half miss proper fresh,free range eggs :wink:
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: British bahn-stormers - watch this!
Replies: 16
Views: 548

Re: British bahn-stormers - watch this!

We’ve got lots of old vhs stuff of the kids when they were little. Must do something sensible with it. It never got edited in the day.
by SteveClem
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

We shouldn’t judge animals by human ethical standards,of course. When we kept chickens we wanted them to roam free and have a happy time...they are really fun,interesting birds. The difficulty though,is that the more freedom that they have it becomes very difficult to protect them from predators. Fo...
by SteveClem
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Do you know....?
Topic: Curiosity killed the.....
Replies: 28
Views: 1587

Re: Curiosity killed the.....

I’m a bit more optimistic than you Chris. I think the vast majority of people are fundamentally decent and caring.
Animals now, love them dearly but anyone who has seen the aftermath of a fox attack on a chicken run will appreciate the old adage ‘red in tooth and claw’. :evil:
by SteveClem
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can this be true
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Can this be true

[quote=Blaketon post_id=647284 time=1577093689 user_id=2171 As to old mines, they will eventually close up, as they are under pressure from all sides; even the floor is trying to rise. The mining engineer told me that when he has been in areas, where coal mines have closed, sometimes they will dig u...
by SteveClem
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 881

Re: fuel pump

We broke down recently at twilight, on a dangerous bit of road. All the signs of fuel pump failure. Turned out to be seriously degraded inside of the fuel pipe...it had turned to black mush. From the outside it looked fine. The poor pump couldn’t shift fuel through the muck. New,ethanol resistant, f...
by SteveClem
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Can this be true
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Can this be true

Working for the Coal Board, Opencast, in the early’70’s, we used land rovers to the limit of their ability. We were basically quarrying coal and the mines were no place for wimps. Windscreens got shattered a lot and the local garage just used to cut new ones for us and replace them while you waited....