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by pbar
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:36 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wheel Balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Wheel Balancing

Thanks for your input Nige, that's definitely something to always keep in mind.
by pbar
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just had to be done...
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Just had to be done...

Fordoholic Nick wrote: Thu Nov 17, 2022 10:36 pm Ahh yes Paul. Its a lovely model.

That's a nice story behind the model Nick, it will mean all that much more to you, and rightly so. Be careful if you leave it in direct daylight though, there is a chance that the paint could fade.
by pbar
Wed Nov 16, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Just had to be done...
Replies: 13
Views: 365

Re: Just had to be done...

I have that car model too Nick, it is a good one that.
by pbar
Tue Nov 15, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 457

Re: Alternator or brushes

Thanks Paul, took a punt and ordered a new one and will get the parts to repair the old one so that hopefully I can keep it! Cheers all Danny I think you're doing the right thing, a nice shiny new one to solve the issue and give total reliability, especially as you drive the car frequently, and hop...
by pbar
Mon Nov 14, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Alternator or brushes
Replies: 26
Views: 457

Re: Alternator or brushes

Yes Danny, I'm pretty sure you can fit a more powerful alternator, just like you can fit a larger battery. As you have said, the system will only take what it needs.
by pbar
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Who Is This Actress?

Bug wrote: Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:14 pm I knew the answer but was far too busy solving simultaneous quadratic equations in my head whilst hypothesising on the effects of quantum physics on the population decline of the honey bee.

Hehe, Martin, you could tell me anything and I'll believe it :)
by pbar
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 628

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Lynch him, banish him, put him in the stocks, get him!
by pbar
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Who Is This Actress?

pbar wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:59 pm
andyd wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:32 pm After some research I think it's Angela Thorne ?
That's a good shout that is Andy. And she did appear in an episode of Kate.


I do think you have cracked it Andy, excellent, thank you and well done :)

Thanks also everyone for all the replies.
by pbar
Fri Nov 11, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Who Is This Actress?

Bug wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 6:58 pm That's who I thought.

I do that too Martin when I'm watching University Challenge, 'the answer is nuclear fusion from combined quantum forces as depicted from popular 12th century philosophising', Me - That's what I thought, I was just about to say it.

:)
by pbar
Thu Nov 10, 2022 5:59 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Who Is This Actress?

andyd wrote: Thu Nov 10, 2022 2:32 pm After some research I think it's Angela Thorne ?

That's a good shout that is Andy. And she did appear in an episode of Kate.
by pbar
Wed Nov 09, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Re: Who Is This Actress?

She only appeared in one episode of Kate I think, she didn't star in that. I have been through the aforementioned IMDB list, it's pretty big but didn't find her there. She was a character actor who appeared in lots of things.
by pbar
Wed Nov 09, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Who Is This Actress?
Replies: 18
Views: 362

Who Is This Actress?

Can anyone put a name to the actress in the pic below? Very active in the 70s/80s appearing in lots of TV. This particular image is from a series called Kate, which was an early Penelope Keith show.


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by pbar
Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wheel Balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Wheel Balancing

That is similar to the one I was given, after half a dozen goes I had an improvement Yeah , thats probly the modern equivalent Thanks guys, they start from around £60 so for that I'd love to try one, maybe it's worth a punt for curiousty. Some people online reckon they get great results with practi...
by pbar
Tue Nov 08, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wheel Balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Wheel Balancing

You can still buy manual tire balancers, I thought some racing car owners still ballance their own tires trackside. I had a friend ( married a total #ucking bitch ,aint seen him for years ) who worked in a used car yard for years , he reckoned the manual balancer worked well just took lots more tim...
by pbar
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Wheel Balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Wheel Balancing

Forever on my quest to be as self sufficent as possible, and combined with continuing troubles with tyre places, has anyone here ever tried balancing wheels themselves? You can get various machines for home use, just wondering if anyone has any experience of them.
by pbar
Sun Nov 06, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tailgate Struts
Replies: 101
Views: 4957

Re: Tailgate Struts

Thanks for the detailed review Tom :) It is good to know that these are also available and that they work well. Hope they stay working!
by pbar
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 628

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

My partner bought a little Fiesta in 2001 that was 6 months old, so second hand, in 21 years of ownership it never broke down once....the engine had 135000 on it and still started first time, every time, what a superb little car that did exactly what it said on the tin. Yep same here mate although ...
by pbar
Sun Nov 06, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Ford Fiesta - The End
Replies: 26
Views: 628

Re: Ford Fiesta - The End

Ford obviously believe that they can't make money selling a small family car, so anyone in the market for such will have to look elsewhere. I have read that there are a couple of main reasons. Firstly, more and more people are wanting the hideous SUV's instead of normal cars so Ford are aiming at t...
by pbar
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Capri Club Magazine Late?
Replies: 93
Views: 12299

Re: Capri Club Magazine Late?

Andrew I think yours is sent early from the Club office, they just used a different colour envelope, I think you mentioned previously it is a brown envelope as my replacements have always been, whereas the normal members receive theirs distributed in the usual see through packet. Mine was unusually ...
by pbar
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Rant and Rave
Topic: Post Office
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Post Office

As I understood it, it was a 'once in a generation' referendum, and indeed was billed as such. Yet just a handful of years later that horrible Krankie woman kept going on about having another one. Because, I assume, she didn't like the outcome.