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by Simon P
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
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Re: Acoustic Cameras

Actually, scrub that: the noise that really gets on my t*ts and wakes me up at stupid o'clock every morning is the Song Thrush that insists on perching on top of the willow tree and announcing its presence to the world. Honestly the bird song (and fox cries) round my part of the world is so bad that...
by Simon P
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Great Britain

Re: Acoustic Cameras

Will the new technology also apply to the Police helicopter that regularly overflies my house at low-level at four in the morning and wakes everyone up?

:roll:
by Simon P
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: RIP Norman Dewis
Replies: 12
Views: 659
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Re: RIP Norman Dewis

Very sad to hear. RIP.
by Simon P
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acoustic Cameras
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Great Britain

Re: Acoustic Cameras

I'm reminded of the scene* in Basic Instinct: "What are you going to do? Arrest me for smoking?" So presumably having gathered the recorded data they're then going to do what with it.... charge you with the hitherto little-known offence of 'driving a bit too loudly'? :roll: Fear not though - history...
by Simon P
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Palnut on steering column
Replies: 10
Views: 366
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Re: Palnut on steering column

Another word to add to the lexicon! This must be my lucky week. Only yesterday a mate of mine was telling me he was having to lay off riding his bike for a while after having damaged his flagina....

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon May 27, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1st sprint in E
Replies: 10
Views: 475
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Re: 1st sprint in E

:dance: :dance: :dance:
:drinkingcheers:
:yellow:
:bigrin:
by Simon P
Fri May 24, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Member Banned from forum
Replies: 16
Views: 1087
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Re: Member Banned from forum

This is so unfair: I've been trying for years to get banned! :bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon May 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Quick Release Steering Wheel
Replies: 82
Views: 4819
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Re: Quick Release Steering Wheel

Wheels can be immensely strong and resilient - but only in respect of forces applied in the direction for which the particular wheel was designed.....


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(That's a carbon fibre wheel, by the way)
by Simon P
Mon May 20, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Chocks Away !
Replies: 4
Views: 292
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Re: Chocks Away !

Great photos! Looks like you had a superb time (hard not to really! :bigrin: ): there's something about Spitfires and E-types that definitely makes them belong together.

(PS Geoff: good Spitfire knowledge! 8-) )
by Simon P
Thu May 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: JLR to be sold?
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Great Britain

Re: JLR to be sold?

Eeek! It's bad enough that they already lump all the Jaguars and Land Rovers together in the Goodwood Revival car park. Don't tell me we're now going to have to muck in with all the Peugeots and Citroens as well.....

:shock:
by Simon P
Fri May 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 660
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Re: Bullet dent

:yeahthat:
by Simon P
Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bullet dent
Replies: 16
Views: 660
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Re: Bullet dent

I saw yours when it was under restoration. Always made me smile.

:bigrin:
by Simon P
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Post-open day pix?
Replies: 3
Views: 253
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Re: Post-open day pix?

This was me. Sorry if you missed me......

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:bigrin: :bigrin:
by Simon P
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: inside jaguar. xkss
Replies: 18
Views: 779
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Re: inside jaguar. xkss

Very dissapointing that Jaguar were saying how everything had to be perfect and exact copy of the original..then made a brass windscreen surround..when they should be aluminium.....this one is hand made by Classic Jaguar replicas...the surround is aluminium...made be one man from one piece of 2mm s...
by Simon P
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Series 2
Topic: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1191
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Re: Recommended Spin On Oil Filter Adapter?

To that end about the only upgrades I think worthwhile are the EDIS/Megajolt ignition, Mangoletsi cable throttle and MX5 seats (from a safety perspective). If you do night driving or navigate through long mountain tunnels in Europe then the headlight relay's are worth considering. But spin-on oil f...
by Simon P
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Open Day April 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 6204
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Re: Open Day April 2019

Great gathering in superb weather. Good to catch up with a few old faces and get to know a few new ones. Many thanks to Angus and the team for hosting the event :thumbsup: Best of all I managed to avoid having anyone superglue themselves to the car as I drove through the centre of London on the way ...
by Simon P
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Before and after
Replies: 17
Views: 990
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Re: Before and after

AshM wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:31 pm
But the tyre dressing comment made me think. Does anyone have any magic tips for tyres?
For us polishing-obsessed weirdos, that's the equivalent of asking Angus to give away his secret for getting petrol tanks to drop in first time without losing the skin off your knuckles....

:wink:
by Simon P
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MOT exempt certificate
Replies: 13
Views: 691
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Re: MOT exempt certificate

From the BBC, and worth a read: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/how_toxic_is_your_car_exhaust As a mate of mine says, "When politics and science collide, the outcome rarely makes any sense"......... Simon PS Ironically, in the week when the ULEZ is introduced in London, Greenpeace has el...
by Simon P
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: The dreaded colour topic
Replies: 15
Views: 888
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Re: The dreaded colour topic

As James says, when they're clean and shiny and freshly painted, they pretty much all look great. I've never been a great fan of light green on a car, but I saw a FHC in immaculate Willow Green last summer and was utterly captivated by it. On your particular point though, as you correctly identify, ...
by Simon P
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Its been a while...
Replies: 6
Views: 709
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Re: Its been a while...

Good to see you back again!

:thumbsup: