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    Re: Query For Our Motorheads

    Hang a weight on a string, maybe with a graduated scale next to it. Not sure how you would calibrate it?|:)
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    Re: My hiking buddy is an ass.

    Great photos and trip (as well as ass!)
    Does Burro/Donk have a name?
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    Putin?
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    Re: aviation grade styrofoam

    I got handed a repair job on a light aircraft, after it had flipped in a storm. The wing tanks had leaked petrol and destroyed a lot of the blue styrofoam used as part of the rib structure. All pop...
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    Re: Frames, ideas please!

    Bee, what you say is 'beyond you' is very true. Please run away from this. Only grief.
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    Re: Trump and Hitler's generals

    My next door neighbour was Erwald Von Kleist, he knew a bit about this...
  7. Re: Washington State Derelict Vessel Post-Sale Liability

    Here in France we have mandatory inspections when we sell a house, ordered and paid for by the seller. Electricity, sanitation, insulation, lead (paint, pipes or roofing/paneling) Quite strict too....
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Remember the origins of OZ. A place to dump convicts. As I understand, having a convict in ones fore bearers is a plus.. So likely swearing comes with the image.

    Interesting read was 'The Secret...
  9. Re: Is Iain Oughtred's catalog available anywhere online?

    I used to be the 'boat guy' in our family, shuttling them back and fourth in an 8ft ply dinghy pushed by a Seagull. Max was four, but usually three due to conditions.
    It was a V bottomed with a...
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    Re: Cable hookup to my house

    Our telephone copper interweb was abysmal. Last year, they slung fibre all round the area and the guy from Orange (France Telecom) knocked on the door. Connection was done a month later and the day...
  11. Re: Jim Jordan says it's 'wrong' for Senate Republicans to work with Democrats

    What happened to working for the good of the people?
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    Always been a lot of sneering about the Allegro. But it actually did the job. My brother, not a car nut, had one and towed his Fireball about and was reliable, not to mention cheap to buy...
  13. Re: What is your favorite treatment for oar leathers?

    Trying to remember the goop that we used on our eights and fours at school, but it was a 'while' back.. How about Dubbin?
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    Re: Hitch Ball NO NO

    4x4 in the local garage: somewhat twisted and the windscreen frame arched upwards and forwards in a triangle. Asked the owner what happened. Oh, he went off a corner into the ditch and a diesel water...
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    Re: Back to Shooting Brakes, just for a second.

    Shooting Brake needs wood on the outside, like the Mini.
  16. Thread: House names.

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    Re: House names.

    :D I did mention something about opening a Mc D's, but they had no sense of humour... (Or were worried I was not joking) My patch was most of the ptch, but it could have worked if it had been a...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Dat's nice. Did you own, or even have a slice, of the bigger one above?
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    Re: The most vile food

    There are also some who cringe when something strange appears on their plate.

    Break out (a bit)
    Were you frightened by a parsnip as a child?
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    Re: House names.

    While I was trying to get building permission to build a 'proper' house on some land, I built a wooden house as a temp measure. Some friends turned up one day and gave me a ceramic plaque that said...
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    Re: The most vile food

    Used ginger tonight in the spices for Eli's salmon. But nothing will improve rhubarb for me.
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    Re: The most vile food

    It is the skin it is contained in that gives the 'individual' smell. That does come from a bit down the food chain..

    I remember pressing tongue with the old singer sewing machine as a weight. Very...
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    Re: The most vile food

    Think I will pass on the cheese with maggots, but just about every thing else mentioned I find OK, or even delectable...
    Don't like Rhubarb, not brave enough for brains (consistency) Like welks (...
  23. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    Had a C 180 in for a C of A. Apparently it had been resprayed, but, they had used paint stripper to prepare it. That had leeched into the seams and started to corrode the alloy. After a good look, we...
  24. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    Cub is a steel tube frame with wooden spared wings, so, if fished out fast enough, likely could be restored. Cessna is all metal, so corrosion might make it a right off.
    A similar construction...
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    Re: The end of Admiralty paper charts?

    I think the charts I have will be enough for the years I have left, along with the Yeoman to go with them. Also, nothing to stop you updating the old ones. That used to be normal? GPS is handheld, so...
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    Re: Paddy Hopkirk RIP

    One should remember that the Cooper S models were only sold to the public (at first) to get the numbers up to qualify for competition as 'production' models.
    Same with the Lancia Stratos, a car...
  27. Thread: Concorde!

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    Re: Concorde!

    Couple of suits turned up at our house, asking who made the GRP mudguards on our trailers. Bit disappointing when we said that we did them. They were looking for a GRP outfit to make some ducting, as...
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    Re: Low level C17 flyby

    You want low?
    Mind the language, but that was low. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iOoiEbtf2w
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    Re: Russell Brand: The Great Reset

    Found another bandwagon to keep him in your face.
    After his 'prank' phone call to 'Manuel' I wrote him off as scum.
  30. Re: A Look at The Religious Right and Where It Began

    Possibly because people want others to follow what they believe in, to push their ideas and 'join the crowd' to gain support and spread their word. Real christians practice the ideas, they don't need...
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    Re: MAD magazine, 1968:

    I used to buy MAD back then. Don't remember that particular cartoon, but right up there with the general themes.
    Thank you.
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    Re: Willys Aero Wing

    Wot, not based on WW11 jeep meckanix...

    To add: Judging by the vestigial fins, it dates from a time when styling was extravagant, but looks very well balanced and judged.
  33. Re: We're getting old. This is going to happen more.

    Sobering posts on here..
    My father came in from the garden feeling a bit rough. My mother suggested some tea, but I was a bit more worried and called the medic. Yes, a heart attack at 52 yrs. He...
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    Re: Meanwhile, in East Germany:

    Sounds more like Tufnol?

    What I did find odd, is the top half looks quite like an old Mini.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    Aaarg, reminds me of the first time I stripped a Mini box. My mother's car, a washer had split and dropped between 2 & 3 rd gears. Just out of guarantee, so I had a go. Learned a lot pulling out the...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    Late night chatting after slightly beery evening. Trying to mate car names with other things. Somebody farted... 'Ah, did i hear a little Zephyr?'

    This is a humour thread?
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    Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Horses for courses:) Hard boiled good for salads and sandwiches, soft for delicate dishesBY:D
    My mother knew an eminent surgeon, a stickler for hygene in the wards and theatre. On his boat, he...
  38. Re: Electric mobility scooter - pro's / con's - Anybody use one ?

    UK TV full of ads for the folding ones that drop into the boot (trunk) of a small car. Very popular. More for the walking wounded, rather than disabled.
    Locally disabled woman (one leg) has a...
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    Re: What is your favorite galley box breakfast?

    Muesli and UHT milk. Tea. Eggs on Sunday.
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    [QUOTE=carioca1232001;6691364]In GB at the time, no insurer would provide cover for drivers under the age of 27 for the Cooper S, suggesting that the power-to-weight ratio coupled with minimal...
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    Re: British Motorcar Humour

    One good point about the Marina, it had similar front suspension to a Morris 1000, so could donate disc brakes. The drums on the Morry were not very good....

    Friend travelled on a Ferry UK to...
  42. Re: The Era of Buying Top Sports Cars Cheaply Seems to Be Over

    Fastest trucks?
  43. Re: The Era of Buying Top Sports Cars Cheaply Seems to Be Over

    Our chairman bought the '62 250 GTO that he raced for 6000, after it was 'last years car' and a bit slow.He kept it untill the late 90's? so quite good appreciation.
    I was offered a 911S for 500...
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    Re: Not a political post, The Color of Money

    You need to watch on UK TV. That is snooker.

    I might be a bit slow today, but I don't recognize your definitions from UK. Snookering was setting up the balls so your opponent had no options for...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    A friend bought a big bunch of Western red cedar in La Rochelle for a stripped planked 40ft cat, but it was a while back, came in 20ft lengths.
    We buy Oregon pine/Doug fir in nice 6mtr lengths from...
  46. Re: Boebert is tired of this "Separation of church and state junk"

    I am more inclined to blame the actual bigots involved than the 'churches' that they claim to belong to.
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    Re: Prayer and sports

    I am quite happy for people to believe in what they wish. But to think it helps them in their chosen sports, well, 'God is on our side' tends to make the other side look like sinful chancers. They...
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    Re: Modifications to Elfyn

    I have a Whilly Tern and the slighty offset swinging board is very useful in our shallow coast. Rudder is also kick up.
    I cut the slot after the hull was fully planked and then built the box, as to...
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    Re: vacuum bagging help

    Just curious as to how you will use the vacuum to bend the wood? I have a couple of vane pumps, 1 & 2 hp. Used on a defunct project for a big cat. The larger one was for 40 x 6 ft side panels for the...
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    Re: Rigid metal conduit

    Metal conduit is a bit passe over here. Why not just concrete in the support posts and use pvc to run the cables?

    Or have I missed something?
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