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For God's sake.....

Post by Mr B » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:12 pm

I'm not saying a word!
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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Jasonmarie » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:43 pm

Funny I spotted this today :lol:
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Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:17 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Funny I spotted this today :lol:
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Oh look, a Ford :whistle:
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by D366Y » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:23 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:17 pm
Jasonmarie wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:43 pm
Funny I spotted this today :lol:
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Oh look, a Ford :whistle:
I thought it was a stream?
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Mc Tool » Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:43 pm

When I was young most friday nights we would pile into a car ,pick up the piss ( usually a keg ) and drive to Te Anau (and we had to be sneaky coz the local cop would be waiting for us ) , get food at the pie cart , get into a brawl with the Te Anau boys and dip the lights and head home . Sometimes we had to call for help .Dipping the lights involved driving head 1st down the boat ramp untill the headlights were under water. I saw a 57 chev and a Mazda rx3 disappear into that lake ......and my Dads boat trailer (different story :D ) . Wild times , we lived on piss and pies from friday arvo till sunday night .......sometimes monday the cops would give us baked beans on toast .....before releasing us in time for work
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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Post by Major_Tom » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:32 pm

Did full beam involve balancing a big railway sleeper on the front bumper and then keeping it there by the forces of acceleration, then braking hard and sending the 'full beam' clonking down the road to see how far it goes?
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Mc Tool » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:19 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Did full beam involve balancing a big railway sleeper on the front bumper and then keeping it there by the forces of acceleration, then braking hard and sending the 'full beam' clonking down the road to see how far it goes?
No , duh ! coz that would be full railway sleeper :roll: ,I mean you coulda just said wood beam and that would have worked .....sorta :poke:
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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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:02 am

Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:19 pm
I mean you coulda just said wood beam and that would have worked .....sorta :poke:
With your heritage, shouldn't that be a caber ? :D

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Post by Mc Tool » Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:02 am
Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:19 pm
I mean you coulda just said wood beam and that would have worked .....sorta :poke:
With your heritage, shouldn't that be a caber ? :D

Andrew.
Yeah, but the Kiwi part of me would probly want to use a tanalised fence strainer post :lol:
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Post by Major_Tom » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:47 pm

Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Did full beam involve balancing a big railway sleeper on the front bumper and then keeping it there by the forces of acceleration, then braking hard and sending the 'full beam' clonking down the road to see how far it goes?
No , duh ! coz that would be full railway sleeper :roll: ,I mean you coulda just said wood beam and that would have worked .....sorta :poke:
I was imagining the most common types of beams you would most likely encounter during your travels.
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:47 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Mc Tool wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:19 pm
Major_Tom wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Did full beam involve balancing a big railway sleeper on the front bumper and then keeping it there by the forces of acceleration, then braking hard and sending the 'full beam' clonking down the road to see how far it goes?
No , duh ! coz that would be full railway sleeper :roll: ,I mean you coulda just said wood beam and that would have worked .....sorta :poke:
I was imagining the most common types of beams you would most likely encounter during your travels.
Sunbeams :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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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Major_Tom » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:07 pm

:lol:
I'm the one that leaves all those shoes in the carriageway.

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Re: For God's sake.....

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:53 pm

I gotta acknowledge your intuition Tom, I do have a lot of sleepers (50+) and 2 hardwood bridge beams at home (I got this thing for re purposing old wood ) :)
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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