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    Re: recommend an old tractor for me

    Cruelty to animals, they could have a least shamfered off the fronts of the two logs forming the 'sledge' runners.

    Just been fettling my little Energic 511. Not quite in Pauls list. Only 11hp, no...
  2. Re: The only noble thing a man can do with money is to build a schooner.

    Schooners are so US, back in the old lands, it's ketches.
    Though, I do have a signed print of 'Vagrant off the Needles' in the dining room. (The late Peter de Savary's boat)
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    Re: some comments on reducing police violence

    Our biggest problem are not stops so much, but where criminals try to evade the police at speed and iether kill themselves, their passengers or some innocent buystander when they run out of road at...
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    Re: Going to the movies

    Just to add, one of our all time movie favs, is Cinema Paridiso.
    The short version, that won prizes, is better than the longer version, even if it resolves some of the bits missing from the short.
    ...
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    Re: Going to the movies

    OK, bit different here. In St. Savinien, there is a small cine that does OK, but it is supported by the commune, who, I think own the building. They show lots of english language films, as a nod to...
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    Re: Oughtred is Uhtred?

    My mother's maiden name was Outred and when I mentioned this to Iain, he sent me a bit of text on the origens. There was an Oughtred who taught maths at one of the grand houses in England in 14...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Did they call it Gort?
  8. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    ^^ I always have a slight gap on these heroic things... There is a camera crew and other assorted production bodys involved, So it is not just him being 'out there'. Not to mention that there are...
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    Re: Identify these hinges..

    Wash your mouth out, those are class bits of kit|:)
    A2
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I recall helping a friend of my brother's refit the 1172 Ford engine into his Morgan. Three of us were hefting the donk in by hand. Prob was, the splines wouldn't enter the clutch plate. So, we...
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    Re: Identify these hinges..

    Looking at the OP's pic, those would be quite expensive to make. So special needs?
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    Re: Identify these hinges..

    Wot he said.
    Much bigger ones are used to hinge gates that need to clear a rising drive way.
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    Re: None for me, thanks.

    Hearing about it is enough, watching is unpleasent voyerism.
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    Re: Oughtred Contact

    Having built one of Iain's glued lapstrake designs, I don't quite follow the 'ripping planks' idea?
    Are you building classic clinker?
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    Re: Ptarmigan 17 glued lapstrake yawl

    I really like this design. Have to say that that is not true of all PF's drafting. But, he does many for all tastes.
    So, will be paying attention.
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    Re: Bending Stainless Tubing

    Since I am a bit of a DIY tool (fill in your fav nut flavour) I made a draw bender for 3/4" and 1" ss tube. It makes nice curves up tp 90°. But, take the advice to either farm it out or buy bends and...
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    Re: All Quiet on the Western Front

    Read the book and saw the first film, very good... Then a later remake, also good.
    He also wrote a good novel about a relationship between a dying consumptive and a racing driver. Worth a look.
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    Re: A European Millennial’s view of the U.S.

    I got jumped by a drug sniffer dog at Dulles. Thinking OH AH, trouble. His handler then apologised for the dog's enthusiasm. No prob. ( He wasn't pointing, literally leaped at me.)
    Entering Canada...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Anybody remember the Abarth OT 1600 ?
    It was a an 850 saloon, not the most attractive of the line, with an Abarth 1600 twin cam with 160hp stuffed up it's chuff. Think it was Car mag that tested it....
  20. Re: Corporations are persons! Boeing to be charged with a felony.

    Where to start? Certain individuals pushed the old design beyond it's limits, because, to get it right would have cost 'too much' money, in their view. Then, they put in systems to offset the...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    I learned to drive in my mother's A 40 Farina! Though I actually was able to drive well before, just needed road time. Couple of lessons from a 'proper' instructor, who said fine, but do it a bit...
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    Re: looking for suggestions for a coastal cruiser

    Friend locally is building a Sharpie 6OO. At 20ft, it will fit in your shed. (his is just 20ft, so bit close..) It has, rather than a cuddy, a cabin with a double berth, potty space and galley...
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    Wonderfull stuff. There is an immaculate F 500 locally, in Red. If I remember, the gears were not syncro...

    Sure I mentioned (more than once) how our chairman at the aircraft base, bought the...
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    Re: Actor Shot by Alex Baldwin firing a Prop Gun

    Maybe Halls saw the way the wind was blowing?

    Likely this is going to be decided about responsibility of who has some money. Doubt the armorer has much, though I would have thought she was the...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    That really is a delight to see. Economy of engineering and materials.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    As did the Lotus Elan. Originally it was going to be a monocoque, like the Elite, but getting something out quickly, one of their talented guys came up with the sheet metal fabrication backbone...
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    Re: Actor Shot by Alex Baldwin firing a Prop Gun

    IIRR, Lee's death was caused by a slug that had gone into the barrel a short way in a previous scene, pushed by a low charge round. The gun was then reloaded with a blank for the next scene. That...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Interesting about Hans Ledwinker, turns out his son designed the Haflinger I had, also with rear engine and central tube chassis.
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    Re: Actor Shot by Alex Baldwin firing a Prop Gun

    Actually, yes. Not drama, but commercials. Still safety was paramount. On a Guinness ad, there was a bomb involved. In a scene, the bomb is seen to be letting out smoke. This was done with dry ice...
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    Re: Actor Shot by Alex Baldwin firing a Prop Gun

    If found guilty, what likely sentence would be handed down? Obviously no intent, or negligence on his part. The armourer has a slightly different problem, of negligence, unless it can be proved...
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    Re: Culinary Advice

    Curiously enough, the best pepper mill we have bought recently was an Aldi one. Now it is nearly empty, I am figuring out if I can lever off the top and refill it.

    Not fond of harsh spices....
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    Re: Sailrite sail kits?

    I picked up a 'New World' machine in around 1989; Japanese, made for the US market. Quite robust and has zig-zag. A local friend borrowed it to assemble two Sailrite kits. He was very happy with the...
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    Re: Trump bites the hand that feeds him

    It has been clear for some time that 'loyalty' is a one way trip with Donald. He has zero loyalty to anybody, but expects it from all.
  34. Thread: CNN..?

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    CNN..?

    Probably not so visible in the US, but over here, CNN europe seems to have completly been taken over by the Gulf States and Africa.
    Constant infomercials about how good it is to be in those places...
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    Re: Joe, this is the Vespa you need...

    Ah yes..Mods and Rockers meeting in Brighton to 'compare notes' in the '60s. Kept the 'fuzz' busy.

    Phil, you was a bad boy...:d
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    Re: 150 marathons in 150 days

    Bloke in UK recently ran 365 marathons in a year, raised a bit for charity..
  37. Re: My how they treat vintage cars in Wales. No "Do Not Touch" signs anywhere.

    FWD was a bit complicated in the early days (OK Lancia, then Citroen) And as the car size and weight goes up the difference the end of drive matters less, hence BMW sticking with RWD. Then there was...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Little story.
    There as an ad on UK TV about oil. To avoid upseting the assorted manufacturers, they used a Jowet by the side of the road as a casualty.
    Well... it upset quite a few people as...
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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    Yes, but not easy to sort out.

    If you start with them, where do you stop? The communist fine ideas of ownership never worked, just enabled another form of domination, to the detriment of the poor....
  40. Re: Maine resident scores 1.35 billion lottery ticket

    I really don't understand why, if it goes past a certain figure, that they don't split it up for more winners..
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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    Well, yes. BUT, the huge problem is it is only his side of the story and since the family are not giving their side, along with H&M getting big bucks for the book and other stuff, so motive..
    ...
  42. Thread: Pretty machine

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    Re: Pretty machine

    They do find their way in aircraft, same as VWs used to. Better power to weight too.
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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    Hardly a balanced view. He obviously dislikes the RF and wants a Republic in OZ. Again, all the info is from one side. Harry's view.
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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    Saw yet another chat show with 'Royal Experts' discussing the interviews. What boggled me was that they were talking about it as if every word of Harry's was gospel. At least one of them has a...
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    Re: Sure... go buy a Hummer

    Caught something a while back on a Merc replacement headlight cluster. Guy was pleased he had found one one-line for something like £4,000 .....
  46. Thread: Cartoons.

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    Re: Cartoons.

    Spelin an grama natsi
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    Re: How to arrive at the prom.

    Somebody stole the door handles..
  48. Thread: Kevin McCarthy

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    Re: Kevin McCarthy

    On a side line: Why do the paychecks have to be voted on at regular intervals? Shirley they could put in a roll-over system that would keep the staff (less worried about the reps..) payed regularly. ...
  49. Thread: Cat pictures

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    Re: Cat pictures

    Where to start... My dearest came over from the US with her parents cat. Then, we were buying veges in a roadside hut and there was a tiny kitten... . The stall owner pressed it on us and it settled...
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    Re: Harry and Meghan

    |:) Well put.
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