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by pbar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

I member the Ewbank, it seemed to get used quite often as I recall. Did they actually really pick much up though, I'm not so sure!
by pbar
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?
Replies: 27
Views: 490

Re: Is it possible to upgrade the in car heating fan?

When I changed mine I bought a complete box, ready to fit, from Tickover. (£70 I think it was). Easier than getting a motor and opening the box to swap it over. Might be a better option for you, as I know you drive the car a lot and you may want the quickest option, took a few hours to fit, at a lei...
by pbar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Can you imagine the chaos if shop assistants etc had to work out how much change you're due without the till actually telling them? I've found myself telling the operator how much something is and how much change I need back far to often than I should be doing! Do they still teach basic maths in sc...
by pbar
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

So is cod & chips still at 70s prices Unfortunately not! It is surprising how quick the old till is. The amount of time I've been in a shop with an all singing modern system and the person is trying to fathom this or find the touch screen for that. And it's all chaos if they make an error and t...
by pbar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: RIP Lemmy
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: RIP Lemmy

I just noticed this too Andy. And still it continues. There could be some loud thunder tonight.
by pbar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Whilst in a local shopping centre recently, I noticed that the staff of the Argos closed the shop completely with a handwritten notice on the door. The reason? Apparently their in store network/pay system/computer had gone down and they wouldn't or couldn't (probably didn't know how to) even allow p...
by pbar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: A decent coil
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A decent coil

I have other Intermotor parts, such as points, which have always been great, just that coil I had trouble with!
by pbar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: A decent coil
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: A decent coil

Jim wrote:I've tried Intermotor in the past...but they were crap and caused me a ton of trouble.


Same here Jim, the brand new Intermotor one I have would make the car randomly cut out. Put the old one back on and no problems since. Sorry that's not much help but I second your Intermotor coil thoughts!
by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Garage Heating
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Garage Heating

Thanks for the response Andrew. I've been looking around at info on the Sealey one, and an Amazon for example there are a lot of reviews, all very favourable, even poeple with large double garages with high ceilings (therefore always very cold) are saying how great it is at keeping the area so warm...
by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mr G
Replies: 30
Views: 514

Re: Mr G

anyone remember Love Thy Neighbour from the early 70's? I got the complete series box set a little while ago Paul. Incredibly funny, very enjoyable. And not one sided 'nasty' as some people like to proclaim. The banter (as that is what it was most of the time) between the white and black guys was g...
by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Paul G wrote:
Mine was exactly like that except it was grey.


Was there a trend of kicking them with a side swipe to 'christen' them with a black smear, as there was in our school. Used to drive me mad that.
by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Our school bags were more like this Andy -

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by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mr G
Replies: 30
Views: 514

Re: Mr G

They only made 12 episodes of Flowery Twats. As opposed to around 85 Allo Allo's, which might be one of the reasons.
by pbar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Boot wont shut
Replies: 24
Views: 523

Re: Boot wont shut

You will end up changing the mechanism on the inside of the tailgate. Mine used to behave like yours, changed that and been great since, think you can still pick them up cheap enough and it's easy to do.
by pbar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mr G
Replies: 30
Views: 514

Re: Mr G

andyd wrote:
pbar wrote:
Jasonmarie wrote:I have been caught out talking to my old Capri at work when I was doing a oil change in the underground car park


Does it talk back to you. Mine does :)

What does it say? Put some gloves on your hands are cold :D


Hehe :D It whispers sweet nothings back to me.
by pbar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

Later on about 15 years old, I would write my own sick notes and forge the old mans signature :lol: Reminds me of the scene in Please Sir, where one of the kids did something similar to go on the school trip. I remember a kid in our class doing his own absent note, it was scrawled on a messy bit of...
by pbar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

My school also made you do PE in underpants if you "forgot" your PE kit and you sometimes would get wacked with a plimsoll for not bringing it. In Rugby one of the teachers would join in the scrum and would conveniently accidently touch student's balls whilst in there. Times were differen...
by pbar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Remembers?
Replies: 426
Views: 14297

Re: Who Remembers?

When I look at these I have mixed feelings of excitement (P.E. was one of those easy lessons), dread (at the thought of being asked to do something you can't!) and worry (hoping I haven't forgotten my kit and have to do it in my underwear. They made you do that back then) Our teacher used to set up ...
by pbar
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mr G
Replies: 30
Views: 514

Re: Mr G

Jasonmarie wrote:I have been caught out talking to my old Capri at work when I was doing a oil change in the underground car park


Does it talk back to you. Mine does :)
by pbar
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Tyre Pressure Check
Replies: 15
Views: 176

Re: Tyre Pressure Check

-JC- wrote:Might be an obvious thing to point out, but pressures will read differently at different temperatures iirc


That's why I've never understood why people take cars to the petrol stations to check tyre pressures, surely it needs to be done when cold.

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