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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
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    The Good Morning Thread
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    • 5th Apr 14, 6:17 AM
    The Good Morning Thread 5th Apr 14 at 6:17 AM
    Well, we've got a goodnight thread so let's have a good morning one as well.

    Good morning everybody
    Me and the dog have had our morning constitutional and shortly I shall be venturing forth to the big Tesco to do my fortnightly shop. When I get home I've got 3 hours work related admin and paperwork to do

    The weather here is a bit nippy but at least there's no fog.
    Last edited by joansgirl; 08-09-2015 at 9:31 PM.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Jul 18, 8:05 PM
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    Splutter splutter.....and now the ensuing coughing has set off my asthma!

    Lucky boxers! Don't know whether to or
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Pyxis, either response is correct because it was meant as a 'choke'

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Jul 18, 8:11 PM
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    Pyxis, either response is correct because it was meant as a 'choke'
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Now, I do remember the choke!

    You had to pull it out when first starting the car, or in cold weather!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 6th Jul 18, 8:12 PM
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    Now, I do remember the choke!

    You had to pull it out when first starting the car, or in cold weather!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    My first car had a choke!
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Jul 18, 8:14 PM
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    Although our daily driving fleet consists of Yank tanks with slush boxes, I was out in my Land Rover today. No synchromesh and no crunches at all.

    This afternoon...
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Is that for keeping the slush puppies in?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Jul 18, 8:15 PM
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    My first car had a choke!
    Originally posted by Flick216
    A choke in Stoke.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Jul 18, 8:15 PM
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    Now, I do remember the choke!

    You had to pull it out when first starting the car, or in cold weather!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    And I was frequently flooding the carburretor. Do you remember setting the points and the timing?

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 6th Jul 18, 8:16 PM
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    And I was frequently flooding the carburretor. Do you remember setting the points and the timing?
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Pardon?



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    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 6th Jul 18, 8:16 PM
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    A choke in Stoke.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Was made by a bloke
    In boxer shorts
    With cheeky thoughts!

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 6th Jul 18, 11:03 PM
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    Me too ... always had to change down gear by gear ... use the engine as a brake. ..
    Originally posted by Sleazy

    I always wonder what cars had such bad brakes that they needed engine braking to help the pedal. My 50 year old Hillman Imp (it's actually a Singer Chamois, but that just means it had wood trim on the dashboard) stops fine on the pedal without me needing to go down through the gears.


    Friend had a S2a Land Rover with no synchro on 1st and 2nd so that needed double declutching. Not fun at all the times I borrowed it.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 18, 6:46 AM
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    Good morning, little cambelts!


    I always wonder what cars had such bad brakes that they needed engine braking to help the pedal. My 50 year old Hillman Imp (it's actually a Singer Chamois, but that just means it had wood trim on the dashboard) stops fine on the pedal without me needing to go down through the gears.


    Friend had a S2a Land Rover with no synchro on 1st and 2nd so that needed double declutching. Not fun at all the times I borrowed it.
    Originally posted by onomatopoeia99
    The first car I tried to drive (just once or twice) after passing my test had a steering-wheel-mounted gear stick. I just couldn't get the hang of it.
    I suppose if it had been my own car I might have got used to it.

    The first time I had a puncture, and called the AA, I asked him if the tyre needed a new inner tube.
    This was in the 90s.

    He was a nice AA man, a very, very nice man () and didn't laugh at me!




    Edit. I should explain.....there had been a 20-year gap between me passing my test and getting my first car, hence the gear-changing style and inner-tube-speak.

    A very early car in my family still had indicators that flipped up from the top of the car's side!

    Another interesting thing is the change in front door opening from opening from the front to opening from the back. You see them a lot in old films.
    Was that something to do with them flying open when at speed, as cars got faster? I seem to remember it had something to do with safety, but I might be wrong.



    Edit edit...... yes......front-openers were dangerous......

    QUOTE
    "Front opening doors are called 'suicide doors' for a reason. This design is very easy to open accidentally when driving. The air assists with the opening and if you were holding on to the window/door edge or armrest you could be pulled out with the opening door. Even if the person was not pulled out the door, the car would still see significant damage to the door and body as it is ripped open.

    In contrast, rear opening doors have the wind trying to keep them shut. No damage should occur when one pops open while driving and the occupant remains safely inside." UNQUOTE
    Last edited by Pyxis; 07-07-2018 at 7:04 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Jul 18, 7:35 AM
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    Bore da pawb, quick hello for me before I pop out and meet some friends for breakfast, then need to go & have my hair cut!!
    Dwy galon, un dyhead,
    Dwy dafod ond un iaith,
    Dwy raff yn cydio’n ddolen,
    Dau enaid ond un taith.


    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 18, 7:39 AM
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    Bore da pawb, quick hello for me before I pop out and meet some friends for breakfast, then need to go & have my hair cut!!
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    Yes! Just look at it creeping over your collar, you 'orrible little man! Are you a girl?


    Oops! Have I turned into Windsor Davies?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Jul 18, 7:40 AM
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    Good morning rattly timing chains!

    I remember those indicators Pyxis. State of the art they were too! Saved putting your arm out of the window. I never could see the point of signalling 'left' in a RH drive car with your arm!

    Hadn't thought about the doors thing, but makes sense.

    I'd rather be eccentric than egocentric
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 18, 7:42 AM
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    Pyxis
    Good morning rattly timing chains!

    I remember those indicators Pyxis. State of the art they were too! Saved putting your arm out of the window. I never could see the point of signalling 'left' in a RH drive car with your arm!

    Hadn't thought about the doors thing, but makes sense.
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    Ooh! Arm signals! I forgot about those! I had to learn those!
    Was tested on them in my test!

    I preferred the circling left turn style to the inside pointing across to the left style.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    Founder Member: 'WIMPS ANONYMOUS' and 'VICTIMS of the RANDOM HEDGEHOG'
    I'm in a clique! It's a clique of one! It's a unique clique!
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 7th Jul 18, 7:47 AM
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    Yes! Just look at it creeping over your collar, you 'orrible little man! Are you a girl?


    Oops! Have I turned into Windsor Davies?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Haha its not quite that long but my fringe is too long now!!
    Dwy galon, un dyhead,
    Dwy dafod ond un iaith,
    Dwy raff yn cydio’n ddolen,
    Dau enaid ond un taith.


    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 18, 7:50 AM
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    Haha its not quite that long but my fringe is too long now!!
    Originally posted by Oakdene
    A Beatle?,



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    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 7th Jul 18, 7:50 AM
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    Morning all!

    I'm feeling a little delicate today....
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 7th Jul 18, 7:54 AM
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    Oakdene, I had to google your signature!
    It's very lovely!........

    Dwy galon, un dyhead, dwy dafod ond un iaith, dwy raff yn cydio’n ddolen, dau enaid ond un taith:

    Two hearts, one desire, two tongues but one language, two ropes linked, two souls but one journey.

    A Welsh poem by Dic Jones










    Morning all!

    I'm feeling a little delicate today....
    Originally posted by Flick216
    I wonder why that be, Flicketty Widget?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 7th Jul 18, 8:03 AM
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    I just remember thinking, right! Time to stop then falling asleep with this...

    http://www.pabobo.com/index.php/en/the-whole-range/Produit/41/3/endormir/mimi-bunny.html

    For clarity, it's one of the products we sell and we had to visit the warehouse last week to weigh and measure all the products for WEEE and logistics purposes. The bunny could not be repackaged so I brought it home. It makes a fabulous colour changing lightshow on the ceiling!

    I stopped at a bottle and a half.....
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 7th Jul 18, 8:05 AM
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    Morning all, I'm just tired, though I did have a glass of wine last night, to celebrate having a fridge that can actually chill wine again.
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