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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby pbar » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 am

timfromull wrote:I've got the petrol tank in the kitchen where it's warm, with a tin of Hammerite.........the house stinks


Tell the Mrs. not to cook food which smells so badly then :)

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Arya2.0S » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:58 pm

How to do jobs in the cold with no workshop or shelter? I dont do them and wait until summer lol. Unless its something that means i cant use the car, in which case that idea goes out the window.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:17 pm

andyd wrote:
Will be putting the wheels back on it late March, then MOT with oil and coolant change early April :drive:


As it was dry and sunny I put wheels back on today :D

After 6 months with battery disconnected, it started fine :applaud:

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby pbar » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 am

Very nice Andy.

I went out in mine yesterday, that's the best 'job' I could ever think of :)

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:59 am

pbar wrote:Very nice Andy.

I went out in mine yesterday, that's the best 'job' I could ever think of :)

Thanks Paul.
Well done :applaud: Dry but cold here, gritters have been out but saw a Herald and Morris 1000 go past the other day and a 205 GTI on occasions.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Noel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:56 pm

Nice dry and bright afternoon on Saturday so went for a drive over to Richmond - up the hill, round the park then back home.
Can't think this does any harm at all, warms everything up and drives off any moisture hanging around, gives the battery a charge too.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:28 pm

andyd wrote:As it was dry and sunny I put wheels back on today :D

After 6 months with battery disconnected, it started fine :applaud:

https://s9.postimg.org/5qb1ni2of/Drivers_Side.jpg

Car is looking nice Andy, so rare on our roads today. Fired mine up last month, hasn't been started since October, fired straight up. Need to tackle some mechanical jobs this year, waiting for warmer weather. ;) . Hope to see your XR this year.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:38 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:
andyd wrote:As it was dry and sunny I put wheels back on today :D

After 6 months with battery disconnected, it started fine :applaud:

https://s9.postimg.org/5qb1ni2of/Drivers_Side.jpg

Car is looking nice Andy, so rare on our roads today. Fired mine up last month, hasn't been started since October, fired straight up. Need to tackle some mechanical jobs this year, waiting for warmer weather. ;) . Hope to see your XR this year.

Thanks Rob.
Will be good to see yours and Andrews 2.8's too :) Roll on Haynes :D :D

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:40 pm

Noel wrote:Nice dry and bright afternoon on Saturday so went for a drive over to Richmond - up the hill, round the park then back home.
Can't think this does any harm at all, warms everything up and drives off any moisture hanging around, gives the battery a charge too.

:agree: if you can keep them on the road all year round that's great :)

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Noel » Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:27 pm

Yep I wanted to take it out the other week but there was so much salt on the roads it was crazy - not so this weekend.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:48 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:

Niiiiice! :D

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Yeeeeeeeees :)

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Jasonmarie » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:33 pm

I clicked the link and got the very nice sierra but all around was adverts about woman in my area ? What’s that all about I laughed and the kids just said dad’s looking at woman on his iPad .

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:26 am

Jasonmarie wrote:I clicked the link and got the very nice sierra but all around was adverts about woman in my area ? What’s that all about I laughed and the kids just said dad’s looking at woman on his iPad .

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:lol: It does that sometimes, but I assure you there are no women in my garage :whistle:

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:50 pm

So 1st of March tommorow and I will not be going on my Capri trip to whistable . I can not even get our bus out on the drive .

Let’s hope it’s going to warm up and a early spring next week . Also that storm coming in looks madness all over the U.K. .

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:49 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Let’s hope it’s going to warm up and a early spring next week . Also that storm coming in looks madness all over the U.K. .

Keep safe

:agree:
Some bad weather around the country. Apart from a light dusting of snow 24 hours ago we've had no more....Yet.

Bitterly cold and windy, it was -2 in the garage this afternoon :o

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Paul G » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:16 pm

I pathalogically hate the winter and cold weather. I just cannot deal with it at all. Haven't done a thing to my cars in over a month. I ache all over, have pains in my joints and am struggling to function.

I was watching an episode of A Place in the Sun today and thinking I wish. Probably will in the future as I can't put up with it now at 55 so what I will be like at 75 I just don't know.

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby andyd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:11 am

Paul G wrote:I pathalogically hate the winter and cold weather. I just cannot deal with it at all. Haven't done a thing to my cars in over a month. I ache all over, have pains in my joints and am struggling to function.

I was watching an episode of A Place in the Sun today and thinking I wish. Probably will in the future as I can't put up with it now at 55 so what I will be like at 75 I just don't know.

Don't blame you Paul,
On top of the fact this country comes to a standstill after a few inches of snow that has been forecast :o Some Motorways and 'A' roads are a disaster, Airports closed.....What grit are they using FFS :banghead: And drivers STILL having accidents on roads that are clear :doh:

Schools closed :doh: We only missed school in the 70/80's if the heating was broken.

And along with the Brexit F**K Up :banghead: & :wank: Politicians, the country leaves a lot to be desired :!:

What happened to GREAT Britain :headscratch:

Good job we own a :ford: :cheers:

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Re: Jobs in this cold weather

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:13 pm

andyd wrote:On top of the fact this country comes to a standstill after a few inches of snow that has been forecast

Sometimes it comes to a standstill before the forecast snow even arrives. :roll:

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