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Forum: Off Topic Chat 25-06-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By zaphod
Very touristy stuff in Burnham and the surrounds,...

Very touristy stuff in Burnham and the surrounds, but Burnham itself is like a Somerset version of Walmington on Sea. Somber and quiet.
(no wonder that Frankie Howard lived nearby!)

You'll find...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By zaphod
Forgot to add that job is done. Yes, you can...

Forgot to add that job is done.

Yes, you can quite safely remove the securing brackets for the main spring and arms, while the spring's tension is held by a croop hook. To be double sure, I...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-06-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By zaphod
Stuff this new stuff - our hoover cuts still...

Stuff this new stuff - our hoover cuts still leads the rest.

Here. (http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=231165)
Forum: Off Topic Chat 20-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By zaphod
I'm using a marker pen, as it will not blow off ;)

I'm using a marker pen, as it will not blow off ;)
Forum: Off Topic Chat 19-06-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By zaphod
Thanks Sh1ner. I did think of that, but it cannot...

Thanks Sh1ner. I did think of that, but it cannot be done. Like a bicycle brake cable, there are end nipples on one end, and a sealed loop, for the spindles, on the other and could it be possible to...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 19-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By zaphod
Thanks, but I have already done all of that -...

Thanks, but I have already done all of that - it's just that you cannot slide the reels off, there's no room, which is the infuriating bit (!)
Forum: Off Topic Chat 19-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,392
Posted By zaphod
QUICK ONE: Henderson Garage Door help, please.

We have a Henderson door, and assume it came with the house that was built in 1985. When closing the door the other week, one of the side cables snapped, and the door landed on my head. The door is...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 09-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,972
Posted By zaphod
Hired three Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited...

Hired three Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited equivalents in the States so far, and driven many tens of thousand miles, in all. Not everyone's cup of tea, but the stow 'n' go is indispensable.

I love...
Forum: The Biker Zone 09-06-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,195
Posted By zaphod
Suzuki Bandit 1200 - rebuild.

So with the garage now empty of our classic car - a start in earnest was made this week. The bike has been in pieces, in my reckoning - for 5 years.

Didn't start off too well. Although its battery...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By zaphod
I absolutely hated it. Square peg in a round...

I absolutely hated it. Square peg in a round hole, there. I went when it was a free independent school. I think things changed in the 1980's , fee paying stuff etc...Did me no favours, either. Left...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-05-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By zaphod
I went to Macaulay School, then, to my regret...

I went to Macaulay School, then, to my regret Emanuel.
We lived in Longbeach Road, whose claims to fame were that Lord HawHaw lived there, and we had an IRA bomb cell living a few doors down.
Is...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-05-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,145
Posted By zaphod
Small world. Me too. Born and bred off of the top...

Small world. Me too. Born and bred off of the top of Lavender Hill. Lived there for the first 16 odd years, to the late 1970's. Haven't been back in years, TBH. I bet it has all changed.

My...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 16-05-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By zaphod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5v73uiO1Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG5v73uiO1Y
Forum: The Motoring Zone 15-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,637
Posted By zaphod
Pads off, and create a camber at the leading edge...

Pads off, and create a camber at the leading edge of the material.
Job done.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 07-05-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,498
Posted By zaphod
We bought a pop up gazebo a year or so back for...

We bought a pop up gazebo a year or so back for '£20 - used once', and goes up in around five minutes. Forget the size, but it is large enough. Used primarily for car shows - we generally all rope...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 03-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,564
Posted By zaphod
My jobs not even listed. I know my place. :(

My jobs not even listed.
I know my place. :(
Forum: The Motoring Zone 02-05-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By zaphod
If securely on axle stands, a kick with the sole...

If securely on axle stands, a kick with the sole of your foot at the bottom of the tyre wall.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 02-05-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By zaphod
Slightly over budget, but we bought these...

Slightly over budget, but we bought these (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7305124.htm) a couple of years ago. The lawnmower is so maneuverable, and easier to use than our previous...
Forum: The Motoring Zone 29-04-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By zaphod
This...

This (http://www.saabscene.com/forum/threads/141051-Gear-Change-Nightmares#entry31761521) explains it better than I can.
Also worth asking on Saab Tech Talk...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 27-04-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By zaphod
Oil car oil for the outsides.

Oil car oil for the outsides.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 26-04-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By zaphod
Because the missus says so :D !

Because the missus says so :D !
Forum: Off Topic Chat 26-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By zaphod
What I would do is get some Log Roll bordering -...

What I would do is get some Log Roll bordering - it's cheapest in Argos - to create a border this side of the fence
You don't need the weed supressing stuff. Strong black bin bags do the same job....
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-04-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,913
Posted By zaphod
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/21/article-...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/21/article-2312424-196968D8000005DC-798_634x387.jpg

Then there's the people that get in the way of wheelchairs ;)
Forum: Off Topic Chat 18-04-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By zaphod
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg162/z-a-p-h-o...

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg162/z-a-p-h-o-d/dwstealth_zps0dc7986e.png

A quick mock-up.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 14-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By zaphod
Hear. Hear. Respect to all current and...

Hear. Hear.

Respect to all current and former service personnel.
The trouble is respect is free.
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