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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Like a spanner in your tool box, I treat a satnav as another tool. I check where I'm going before I leave and just use the satnav for the final few streets. That way I don't take the caravan up tiny lanes or through fords and I have never driven off a cliff.


My method as well - well tried and tested and it works!


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and before you ask, yes we did get lost and end up on the outskirts of Manchester. It would appear that in the Peak District, road signs are optional Confused


Your words Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Had a brand new set of General Grabber AT3 tyres (no affiliation or intended advertising) fitted to Dorris (the Disco) today for lots and lots of £££££s. Still, you don't get new tyres every day do you.
The old tyres were good quality Conti CrossContact and Grabber GT, well worn but not worn out, but even on the drive back home I can't believe how planted she feels. Totally different feel to the whole vehicle. The thing that was a bit scary was that one of the fronts had been installed the wrong way round (asymmetric tyre) and some of the tyres were over 13 years old and were showing their age when we looked at the inside of the carcases. There was powdering inside the tyres and wear marks on the inside of the beads. These are things that you either can't see or just don't normally think about.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A good reason to change tyres before they get that old then. At least it was found before one let go. I must admit, I hadnít given a thought to what tyres might be like internally so thanks for that John. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Happy St Georgeís Day!

The last of our nice weather for a bit. I bought some tools on eBay from a guy in Gloucester and collected them today on my way home. When I get chance, after Iíve fixed the 90, Iíll sort through them.

Buckingham palace has announced the date of Trumpís visit to the UK. Wait for more protests at the start of June. Might be a good few days to take off work to avoid the disruption or go and watch/protest/selfie, depending on your view! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
Yule wrote:
BigJohn wrote:
Like a spanner in your tool box, I treat a satnav as another tool. I check where I'm going before I leave and just use the satnav for the final few streets. That way I don't take the caravan up tiny lanes or through fords and I have never driven off a cliff.


My method as well - well tried and tested and it works!


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and before you ask, yes we did get lost and end up on the outskirts of Manchester. It would appear that in the Peak District, road signs are optional Confused


Your words Smile


I know - and, yes, we forgot to take the stupid satnav that weekend. The law according to ÖÖ..
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Happy St Georgeís Day!

Buckingham palace has announced the date of Trumpís visit to the UK. Wait for more protests at the start of June. Might be a good few days to take off work to avoid the disruption or go and watch/protest/selfie, depending on your view! Smile


Time to dust down that balloon again:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
It appears that "Pumpwatch" is becoming closer to being set up to monitor fuel prices after all and long overdue!
Rich, how did you get the tools past Mrs. K?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've been tidying up the garden and workshop over the last couple of days with the really nice weather.
1st run to the dump this morning and it chucked it down.
It's like the weather knew what I was doing and decided to screw it up for me.

I recon it's a conspiracy. They're all out to get me. I blame (Brexit/climate change/Trump/North Korea/China - delete as appropriate). Twisted Evil


New tyres were great by the way. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I've been tidying up the garden and workshop over the last couple of days with the really nice weather.
1st run to the dump this morning and it chucked it down.
It's like the weather knew what I was doing and decided to screw it up for me.

I recon it's a conspiracy. They're all out to get me. I blame (Brexit/climate change/Trump/North Korea/China - delete as appropriate). Twisted Evil


Just Murphy. Me, I have only to poke my nose outside the back door, or any door, and it starts spitting with rain. If I boldly venture out anyway, it rains increasingly harder until I give up and go in and put the kettle on - then as soon as my tea is brewed it clears up - repeat - some years I have seriously considered contacting the Met Office and enquiring if anyone would like to pay me to just stay in bed. Now that at last I have a garage I can work on a Land Rover in in inclement weather, after 41 years of working in the open, I am only surprised that it rains at all. I think I may be personally responsible for last year's hot summer. Expect drought for the foreseeable future!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes,I agree with the last 2 postings. My plans for today were scotched. I fired up the garden incinerator and filled it with garden waste after building a hot bed of ash with bits of old fencing then down came the rain so my plan to do some strimming was put on hold. The dogs had a quick walk and that was that.
I can't get my Land Rover in the garage because the Land Rover is too high for the door and the MG is in there anyway.
A Tumbleweed day again.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Either Murphy's law rules or Geoff has gone to bed. The sun came out late afternoon too late to do anything useful.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The sun came out here in Wales at about the same time.

Do you think Geoff has gone international? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The Geoff effect does not recognise international boundaries - tonight I watched a programme about Egypt and you should have seen the temperatures over there!! He has a lot to answer for.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan, thatís great news about pumpwatch. Itís about time.

The tools were a good buy so Mrs K was ok with it. The starter motor when I find one, will be another matter as itíll cost a lot more.

There was mention on the news of a load of dust being blown into the atmosphere from a Saharan sand storm this morning. The asbo Audi had a distinct yellow hue to it. But the rain soon washed it off.

Still no Landy activity. Iíll see if I can get a starter motor this weekend and find time to look at it next week. Itís definitely a tumbleweed time for the 90!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff, if we get a lovely hot summer as a result of you building a new garage, Iím sure you could do with a second garage somehow... Wink Smile
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