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Re: Who Remembers?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:24 pm

Is that an actual thing, from back in the day?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:41 pm

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Nice one Peter :)
pbar wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Is that an actual thing, from back in the day?
I can sort of remember those, but do remember a new car shouldn't go over certain RPM for so many miles to break engine in slowly.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:43 pm

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:lol: I want one.!!!!! :wave:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mk3 Mags » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 pm

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I remember those. At one time they were a common sight on the roads. I thought we were going to need one when we bought the Capri (1985) but I think they were phased out somewhat before our time.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by pbar » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:43 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
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https://youtu.be/Uv-ePgAhXrU
Now that was a toy. One of the best selling of the decade, incredible. I do have the figure.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:22 am

Mk3 Mags wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:34 pm
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I remember those. At one time they were a common sight on the roads. I thought we were going to need one when we bought the Capri (1985) but I think they were phased out somewhat before our time.
Hi Mags,
I remember the early/mid 70s you had to 'run them in', Dad had a few new cars around that time that's how I know. (Unless that was his excuse not to drive too fast :lol:)

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:25 am

pbar wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:43 pm
Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:51 pm
https://youtu.be/Uv-ePgAhXrU
Now that was a toy. One of the best selling of the decade, incredible. I do have the figure.

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Never had any EK toys, friend along the road had the bike but iirc it never worked that well :?
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:34 am

Ha ! An Evil Kinevil toy would only have to crash miserably every time ,spitting the rider into a multiple bone shattering death roll to be considered life like ,specially if it spewed forth a load of shit as to just why that particular stunt failed......from a bed in the pre-opp suite of one of hundreds of hospitals. I spose you would have to consider his career a screaming success ,I mean lets face it, we only wanted to see just how bad his next disaster was, being not the slightest bit interested in seeing him actually succeed . What a looser
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Peter-S » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:46 am

pbar wrote:
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Is that an actual thing, from back in the day?
Cheers Paul, that makes me feel really old :lol:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mk3 Mags » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:22 pm

andyd wrote:
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Hi Mags,
I remember the early/mid 70s you had to 'run them in', Dad had a few new cars around that time that's how I know. (Unless that was his excuse not to drive too fast :lol:)
Hi Andy

You did indeed have to ‘run them in’, even in the 80s. I remember when we picked up our Capri. August 1985 it was and the car was brand new. It had running-in oil that was changed after a very short period and I was given some very basic instructions that I could use as many revs as I wanted – within reason – as long as I didn’t labour the engine. Knowing me I probably didn’t make it work hard enough.

What is worrying is that it doesn’t seem all that long ago to me.

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:55 pm

I can remember as a kid seeing home made signs on the back of cars saying "please pass running in " or similar, and yeah ,it doesn't seem so long ago .
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Fordoholic Nick » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:22 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:34 am

spitting the rider into a multiple bone shattering death roll

spewed forth .

from a bed in the pre-opp suite
Jeepers Hamish :shock: Sounds a bit like a normal day trip out for you mate.! :lol: :lol:.... :sorry:... :wave:
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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by andyd » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:25 am

Mk3 Mags wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:22 pm


What is worrying is that it doesn’t seem all that long ago to me.
:agree: I can still remember being in the car showroom in the 70's, and the new car smells :D (Something I certainly won't experience now :lol: )

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Re: Who Remembers?

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:30 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:22 am
Mc Tool wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:34 am

spitting the rider into a multiple bone shattering death roll

spewed forth .

from a bed in the pre-opp suite

Jeepers Hamish :shock: Sounds a bit like a normal day trip out for you mate.! :lol: :lol:.... :sorry:... :wave:
Yeah , I guess it does a bit , the main difference being that I learnt after the 1st bone shattering crash,where as ole Evil mindful of the saying "if at 1st you dont succeed ......" kept trying to kill himself ,not sure if he was trying to gain fame and notoriety or if he was just plain stubborn ....talk about dedication :lol:
you gotta make the most :cheers: :cigar: :burnout: out of your 20's, 30's, and 40's coz when you hit 50 the "engine check" light comes on. :?

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