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Forum: Social Forum 6th July 2020, 09:53
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Overcast but dry and reasonably...

Morning all,

Overcast but dry and reasonably warm here.

Quizzie found a new toy while out last night.....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50081758683_641612f185_w_d.jpg

...
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2020, 10:49
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By AndyN01
Some very simple and great ideas. Not too...

Some very simple and great ideas.

Not too sure about some of the working methods such as grinding stuff without gloves.

Andy.
Forum: Photography Corner 5th July 2020, 10:42
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By AndyN01
13 years old :}. A proper grand old lady. ...

13 years old :}.

A proper grand old lady.

I hope she behaves in a way befitting her age and status i.e. not PC, does whatever she wants, wherever she wants, however she wants; regardless.
...
Forum: Social Forum 5th July 2020, 10:34
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Different here :shrug:. Bright and sunny....

Different here :shrug:.

Bright and sunny. Warm too.

Was in slight panic mode about 1/2 hour ago as we had no internet so I couldn't get onto the forum :eek:. It was perfect when we went to bed...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd July 2020, 08:02
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Grey and dry for now here. Off to a local...

Grey and dry for now here.

Off to a local nature reserve (reclaimed coal mining site) to wear Quizzie out in a bit (https://www.forestryengland.uk/hicks-lodge).

Lots of open space, lots of...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2020, 09:43
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Overcast and cool here. A bit of drizzle in the...

Overcast and cool here. A bit of drizzle in the air now and again.

Quizzie was a bit put out on her walk last night by this:


...
Forum: Social Forum 1st July 2020, 08:35
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
That's looking really nice :}:}:}. You've...

That's looking really nice :}:}:}.

You've obviously taken your time to settle in and get a good feel for how a rotary works. Respect to you :bowdown:.

Enjoy her for whatever's left of the...
Forum: Social Forum 29th June 2020, 09:06
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Posted By AndyN01
[QUOTE=coolcat;2821740]Hi Andy, You must...

[QUOTE=coolcat;2821740]Hi Andy,

You must have missed my post from a week or so ago.
I took your advice in the end and bought a rotary polisher instead...../QUOTE]

Hi Jeff. Sorry I missed your...
Forum: Social Forum 28th June 2020, 16:30
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Hi Jeff, How are you getting on with the DA?...

Hi Jeff,

How are you getting on with the DA?

Hope it's going OK and you're seeing decent results. Shout up if there's something happening which doesn't seem quite "right."

Andy.
Forum: Regional Events Forum: East Anglia 27th June 2020, 11:51
Replies: 17
Views: 640
Posted By AndyN01
Family birthday that weekend so already booked...

Family birthday that weekend so already booked up.

Hopefully there will be another fairly soon?

Have a good time, fingers crossed for the weather.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 24th June 2020, 09:41
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning from a wall to wall blue sky Tamworth and...

Morning from a wall to wall blue sky Tamworth and yes, it's already well on the way to being a scorcher.

Loads of raspberries coming off the canes :D. I might even be tempted to take a photo...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd June 2020, 08:07
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Another bright, sunny one here...

Morning all,

Another bright, sunny one here and due to stay that way for a few days.

Getting fed up of being busy, busy, busy with working on stuff and not the Tourer :mad:.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd June 2020, 08:11
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning. Not a cloud in the sky in sunny...

Morning.

Not a cloud in the sky in sunny Tamworth - despite what 3 different weather forecasts say. Apparently it's cloudy :shrug:.

I spoke too soon......

Fox poo finder Mk2 - did. :mad:.
...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2020, 10:13
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks for taking the time to post this. ...

Thanks for taking the time to post this.

Always good to hear about folks who are decent and honest and reliable.

And their stuff looks really nice so when I'm looking for something like that I...
Forum: Social Forum 21st June 2020, 10:05
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. Overcast and dry here. Due...

Morning everyone.

Overcast and dry here. Due a few showers but supposed to be a decent day.

Good evening last night as Fox Poo finder Mk2 - didn't :}. But her river has come up again and now...
Forum: Social Forum 20th June 2020, 09:27
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast here but feels really warm already. ...

Overcast here but feels really warm already.

Let's see what fun and games today brings.

Hopefully my Fox Poo finder - doesn't. ;)

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 19th June 2020, 09:41
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
As with most the weather here's all over the...

As with most the weather here's all over the place.

Maybe Jeff is an omnipresent God, able to be almost everywhere in the Country with his special weather powers :shrug:

The river that Quizzie...
Forum: Social Forum 18th June 2020, 09:41
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Posted By AndyN01
Wet and miserable here too. Finished off the...

Wet and miserable here too.

Finished off the guttering on the back of the hose at 8:30 last night so at least that was ready and waiting.



We had that in our first house. Ended up putting a...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2020, 17:07
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Posted By AndyN01
Thunder, lightning and stair rod rain started...

Thunder, lightning and stair rod rain started here about 10 minutes ago.

Are we sure we know where Jeff is? ;)

A bit earlier on collected some raspberries off the canes. Both red and yellow...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th June 2020, 08:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By AndyN01
I'm in two minds over this and indeed many...

I'm in two minds over this and indeed many "custom" paintwork jobs.

Part of me thinks it's dreadful :duh:.

Another part of me can't help but marvel at the level of skill that can produce...
Forum: Social Forum 17th June 2020, 08:26
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all from an overcast and damp Midlands. ...

Morning all from an overcast and damp Midlands.

Jeff - do you do a LIGHTNING tour near us yesterday evening?

Spectacular show, numerous power cuts and torrential rain but the best news was that...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2020, 08:56
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast here but due to be sunny by mid morning....

Overcast here but due to be sunny by mid morning.

Guttering to play with today. First signs not good as we've already had brackets falling off and needed to drop one downpipe by 2" which might...
Forum: Social Forum 15th June 2020, 08:50
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By AndyN01
Wow. Hat off to him. Do you think he's...

Wow.

Hat off to him.

Do you think he's ever heard of "Mousetrap" let alone played it?

And I remember having some of that orange car track - Hot Wheels???

I wonder if he can change drop...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 15th June 2020, 08:27
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By AndyN01
You're very welcome. You and many many others...

You're very welcome. You and many many others including me at the moment as I have a huge amount of house stuff going on. ;).


Ah, the awkward question - to sell and buy, or keep. Yes, either way...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th June 2020, 09:45
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By AndyN01
First time I encountered Stop/Start was in a hire...

First time I encountered Stop/Start was in a hire car on holiday in Italy.

When it's 30 degrees, you're in a traffic jam and the car suddenly just stops running it's a bit awkward and causes more...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 14th June 2020, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By AndyN01
Hi. Short answer - No. Here's my...

Hi.

Short answer - No.

Here's my thoughts (apologies if this is teaching granny to suck eggs etc.).

First get hold of some car detailing clay bar or mitt (I prefer a mitt - I just find it...
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2020, 18:24
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Posted By AndyN01
Just back from a very nice cuppa and chat and...

Just back from a very nice cuppa and chat and cake.....


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49999057682_f926185c00_w_d.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 12th June 2020, 09:07
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Overcast and drizzling here but...

Morning all,

Overcast and drizzling here but supposed to be clearing up soon then throwing it down from 5pm.

Hopefully I'll get to see a very good friend today for a socially distanced cuppa...
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2020, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By AndyN01
Hi David, Have a Good One. Looking...

Hi David,

Have a Good One.

Looking forward to meeting up as soon as we get the OK to do so.

Take care my friend.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 11th June 2020, 09:19
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Posted By AndyN01
Hi Jeff, Without going into an assay, yes, a...

Hi Jeff,

Without going into an assay, yes, a DA is easier for beginners partly because it does "bog down" if you apply too much pressure so the chances of damaging paintwork are very minimal.
...
Forum: Social Forum 10th June 2020, 09:43
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
[QUOTE=coolcat;2817798]...... Next...

[QUOTE=coolcat;2817798]......

Next week........It is the turn of the Dual Action Polisher (once I've bought one) and a compound polish to the hull.
Should be fun:eek:......


Hi Jeff,
...
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2020, 14:46
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Posted By AndyN01
I'd have given you a wave as you'd gone between...

I'd have given you a wave as you'd gone between the A444 and the A5 ;).

Winchcome - was that for a visit to Prescott Hill Climb?

Hopefully next year :}.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 9th June 2020, 08:03
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast here but getting brighter. Supposed to...

Overcast here but getting brighter. Supposed to be staying dry.

Quizzie is meeting up with 2 of her boyfriends today (she has many others - she's just a tart ;):}). Both Golden Retrievers and both...
Forum: Social Forum 8th June 2020, 08:14
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast and cool here. But DRY :}. ...

Overcast and cool here. But DRY :}.

Strawberries are coming along nicely (even though I don't like them) and hopefully will swell up after all the rain. Just need some sun to ripen them up then...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd June 2020, 09:06
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Posted By AndyN01
Much cooler this morning with just a bit of...

Much cooler this morning with just a bit of dampness/drizzle in the air.

Time to crack on ;).

Have a good one all. :}
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 19:29
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
I'm looking forward to the cooler temperatures...

I'm looking forward to the cooler temperatures but hopefully not too much wet stuff.

Absolute pain trying to prep brickwork ready for pointing while baking hot and no good for the new mortar...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd June 2020, 08:20
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Posted By AndyN01
Lovely route. In different times you might have...

Lovely route. In different times you might have popped in for a cuppa at our son's as he lives in Newburn. Small world :}.
Forum: Social Forum 29th May 2020, 17:41
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Been an absolute scorcher here. Heat stopped...

Been an absolute scorcher here.

Heat stopped play earlier on - just too hot to work and it's not good for the pointing either. Covered up what was done before the sun got to it.

Home grown...
Forum: Social Forum 25th May 2020, 08:44
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all. Beautiful blue skies here in...

Morning all.

Beautiful blue skies here in the Midlands and warming up already.

And thankfully the wind has died down. Not great when you're up scaffolding prepping a wall for repointing.
...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd May 2020, 11:12
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Posted By AndyN01
Late morning hello to everyone. Dry here....

Late morning hello to everyone.

Dry here. Started off with complete cloud cover but it's breaking up now and the sun is peeping through.

Much cooler and a lot more wind. I don't think it's...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th May 2020, 08:27
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By AndyN01
I recently bought an Xtrons unit from Jubbarelly...

I recently bought an Xtrons unit from Jubbarelly but, sadly, it looks like he's no longer trading.

It's product code/name is IN9946BPL

Have a look here and see if it'll suit your needs.
...
Forum: Social Forum 20th May 2020, 08:15
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all. Blue skies and bright sunshine...

Morning all.

Blue skies and bright sunshine here.

Got pretty hot yesterday and today is forecast for even hotter.

Get those Speedos on while you can :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 19th May 2020, 08:23
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Pretty warm here with some...

Morning all,

Pretty warm here with some thin, high cloud.

Quizzie decided that yesterday's evening walk was an evening swimming session. A lovely clean girl with a really soft coat this...
Forum: Social Forum 18th May 2020, 09:27
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Posted By AndyN01
Nope. :}. SWMBO filled the 4 that I made...

Nope. :}.

SWMBO filled the 4 that I made and got fed up of waiting for the 5th (while I was engaged in important work - snapped drivers side front spring :mad:) so has planted something into the...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: The Midlands 18th May 2020, 09:19
Replies: 67
Views: 7,387
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Arctic, Thanks for popping along. ...

Hi Arctic,

Thanks for popping along.

Mindless, thoughtless, scum.

Just because the tips are shut doesn't mean you can dump your rubbish on any bit of convenient land you can get to.
...
Forum: Social Forum 17th May 2020, 22:12
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Posted By AndyN01
Evening all, Sorry, been missing for a...

Evening all,

Sorry, been missing for a couple of days - been doing some of the prep for the repointing.

Went out for a social distanced walk with Quizzie and her "boyfriend" - a one year old...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th May 2020, 22:05
Replies: 72
Views: 5,204
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks :D. Looking forward to catching up at...

Thanks :D.

Looking forward to catching up at a Nano - hopefully there will be one sometime in 2020 ;).

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th May 2020, 10:23
Replies: 72
Views: 5,204
Posted By AndyN01
OK, I admit defeat, and these are for what? ...

OK, I admit defeat, and these are for what?

I'll doubtless be claiming the "dumb member of the day" award when you tell me. :getmecoat:

Stay safe.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 16th May 2020, 10:18
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Generally cloudy here with the odd bit of...

Generally cloudy here with the odd bit of sunshine.

Feels warmer this morning. Last time I said that there was frost overnight so hope that doesn't happen again ;).

Repointing the house is on...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By AndyN01
Comfort and they've good wet weather grip. Pretty...

Comfort and they've good wet weather grip. Pretty quiet too.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th May 2020, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By AndyN01
I'm quite a fan of these: ...

I'm quite a fan of these:

https://www.avontyres.com/en-gb/tyres/avon-zv7?searchtype=tire&cartype=car&speed=K

Good luck with your search.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 14th May 2020, 08:48
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Same weather here with a completely blue sky and...

Same weather here with a completely blue sky and brilliant, bright sunshine.

And frost on the grass and you can see your own breath. Brrrrrr.
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2020, 21:43
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
OK, so I was wildly out with my "feels like it's...

OK, so I was wildly out with my "feels like it's warming up".

Been sunny but the wind has been evil and the temperature here has plummeted in the last few hours.

Good job we have some more wood...
Forum: Social Forum 13th May 2020, 08:28
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Cloudy here but still pretty...

Morning all,

Cloudy here but still pretty bright. Feels like it's warming up a bit too.

No bacon sarnies here. :p:

More wood to cut today as the fire's been in over the last few evenings....
Forum: Social Forum 12th May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Glorious sunny morning here. And warming up...

Glorious sunny morning here.

And warming up but that wind is still nippy.

Some metalwork to do today with the brackets for our guttering. Whoever set them thought that just a few mm of...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 11th May 2020, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By AndyN01
A while ago I was looking at this too. Dealt...

A while ago I was looking at this too.

Dealt with these guys and although didn't go ahead in the end they were very helpful and gave good service.

https://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/

Good Luck.
...
Forum: Social Forum 11th May 2020, 08:20
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning all. Bright and sunny here but windy...

Morning all.

Bright and sunny here but windy and cold :eek:.

The list of stuff to do is so long I'm not sure where to start.

Time for a cuppa. :D
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2020, 13:04
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
QUOTE=trikey;2811680]Just back from a nice walk...

QUOTE=trikey;2811680]Just back from a nice walk with the dogs, Meg decided that a pile of fox dung is the new scent for the fashionable dog these days.

Both had a bath (So have we in the process)...
Forum: Social Forum 10th May 2020, 09:23
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning eveyone. Overcast, cool and windy...

Morning eveyone.

Overcast, cool and windy here. Still due to be dry though.

I've some updating to do as i'm using my ancient Toshiba SatellitePro to type this. Probably just a bit younger than...
Forum: Social Forum 9th May 2020, 13:33
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Beautiful and hot day here. But started...

Beautiful and hot day here.

But started badly when the laptop slipped, landed on the carpet and has totally destroyed the screen. :mad:

Using SWMBO's for this..... Schhhhhhh ;)

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 09:27
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By AndyN01
Agree with all the above. Just a simple and...

Agree with all the above.

Just a simple and heartfelt "Thank You" from me.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 8th May 2020, 09:22
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
And a lovely one here too. Looks like...

And a lovely one here too.

Looks like Quizzie is all back to normal so it's all set for a good day.
Forum: Social Forum 7th May 2020, 09:50
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Warm and bright, just some very...

Morning all,

Warm and bright, just some very thin cloud/haze.

Quizzie looking much brighter this morning after a quiet day yesterday. Her waggy tail is back so she's on the mend :}.
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2020, 10:19
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Not a cloud in the sky here. Quizzie was...

Not a cloud in the sky here.

Quizzie was poorly in the night so we're all a bit "ugh" this morning.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 6th May 2020, 09:39
Replies: 1,285
Views: 39,279
Posted By AndyN01
I think, and am happy to be corrected, that this...

I think, and am happy to be corrected, that this means the use of "Statutory Instrument" or "Regulations"

The "Act" is Primary legislation and this is relatively difficult and time consuming to...
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 10:21
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By AndyN01
Dreadful news. Sad to hear. Illnesses are not...

Dreadful news. Sad to hear. Illnesses are not selective :mad:.
Forum: Social Forum 5th May 2020, 10:18
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Lovely and sunny here with the the odd white...

Lovely and sunny here with the the odd white fluffy cloud. Still a bit chilly though.

Tamworth was empty yesterday when I had to pop into town.

Quite weird actually, I probably saw a dozen...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 22:25
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Congratulations on your anniversary. It'll...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

It'll certainly be one you remember :}.

Andy.

PS If you don't already know The Running Fox it's well worth a visit. Maybe sometime over the summer once...
Forum: Social Forum 4th May 2020, 10:14
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. Hope you're all well and...

Morning everyone.

Hope you're all well and well supplied - we know Jeff is :} he keeps making me hungry :D.

Overcast and cool here but no rain and none forecast.

Need to pop into town today...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2020, 13:47
Replies: 1,285
Views: 39,279
Posted By AndyN01
And yet, I have much more respect, time etc. for...

And yet, I have much more respect, time etc. for the folks that hold up their hands, say they've got wrong/messed up etc. and then worked to put it right. Builds up honesty and trust.

The one's...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd May 2020, 10:10
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast here but dry. Yesterday's activity:...

Overcast here but dry.

Yesterday's activity:

Taking down a neighbour's shed: 1
Planters: 0

Shed to be rebuilt in our garden - and all FOC :}.
...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd May 2020, 09:42
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Blue skies and sun here too. :}

Blue skies and sun here too. :}
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2020, 17:17
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Posted By AndyN01
Now that's just brilliant :D:D. The question...

Now that's just brilliant :D:D.

The question being where are the original wearers of said jeans?

I hope there isn't some sort of alien plant being that's invaded and is eating folks wearing...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 1st May 2020, 10:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,013
Posted By AndyN01
As one of the "others" with a broken spring I...

As one of the "others" with a broken spring I know how you feel. :mad:

At least no damage to the tyre.

I'm just doing my prep and getting my shopping list together. ;)

Good luck with...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2020, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By AndyN01
IMHO the difference between a true professional...

IMHO the difference between a true professional and just someone who gets paid to do something.

We are exceptionally fortunate on here that we have a good number of the former who willingly help...
Forum: Social Forum 1st May 2020, 10:20
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Pretty decent here. Sunshine's...

Morning all,

Pretty decent here. Sunshine's out with some white fluffy clouds for company.

Looks like we'll be in for a few days of decent weather. And you know what that'll mean.......
...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2020, 22:11
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
So...... It's whichever Dr's assistant was...

So......

It's whichever Dr's assistant was in situ at the time, Valerie Singleton or Lesley Judd and, of course, a pink, 6 wheeled, Rolls Royce. :D:D:D

Andy.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 22:06
Replies: 31
Views: 1,947
Posted By AndyN01
Of what? My choice of glass cleaner is Bar...

Of what?

My choice of glass cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend (the powder one), mixed to a paste with distilled (white) vinegar. Spread it on with a small sponge (something like one of those kitchen...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 16:06
Replies: 31
Views: 1,947
Posted By AndyN01
If you're going to use a clay bar then I'd go...

If you're going to use a clay bar then I'd go with Bilt Hamber

https://www.bilthamber.com/auto-clay

Personally I prefer a cloth, something like this:
...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2020, 15:59
Replies: 4
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Posted By AndyN01
And a lot closer :}. Thanks

And a lot closer :}.

Thanks
Forum: Technical Help Forum 30th April 2020, 15:15
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By AndyN01
Front Hub to Shock Pinch bolt Which one?

Hi,

Doing some background reading/prep for the new springs and am looking to buy 2 new pinch bolts - I know my luck ;).

But I'm getting confused about the pinch bolt.

Rimmers lists:...
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2020, 13:07
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By AndyN01
Not on a motorbike at an AVERAGE speed of 130mph...

Not on a motorbike at an AVERAGE speed of 130mph then? :eek:

Admittedly over the TT course with the 30's etc, suspended. :D

However, I understand that the 30's etc. are very strongly enforced -...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 11:41
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,034
Posted By AndyN01
Sprayed Plus Gas liberally around both Pinch...

Sprayed Plus Gas liberally around both Pinch bolts, ball joint nuts etc. in prep for changing the front springs after finding one broken.

When I run out of Plus Gas has anyone ever come...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 30th April 2020, 11:34
Replies: 12,609
Views: 928,034
Posted By AndyN01
Enjoy yourself - you'll never have been so busy....

Enjoy yourself - you'll never have been so busy. :D

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 30th April 2020, 08:46
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Dry but overcast here. Due to...

Morning all,

Dry but overcast here. Due to start raining in a couple of hours.

Need to get cutting some more wood for the fire :eek:. Wasn't planning on that. :duh:

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2020, 20:03
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
If about 3 hours drive west and 170ish miles is...

If about 3 hours drive west and 170ish miles is "near" then.... yes.:D

Or am I missing something :shrug:

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2020, 13:31
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Posted By AndyN01
And the rain is well and truly here now.

And the rain is well and truly here now.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 29th April 2020, 08:52
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By AndyN01
As an aside; having just discovered a broken...

As an aside; having just discovered a broken front spring I love the RAVE instruction/description for its removal:

"12. Remove bolt securing damper to hub"

From what I've read it might, just...
Forum: Social Forum 29th April 2020, 08:38
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. Overcast but quite bright...

Morning everyone.

Overcast but quite bright and dry here - for now ;).

Goldfinchs are having breakfast. Really must get around to cleaning the windows so I have a chance of some decent...
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2020, 17:24
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Ham & mushroom pasta bake for us - but fish...

Ham & mushroom pasta bake for us - but fish finger butties are one of my favourites and given me an idea for tomorrow :}.
Forum: Social Forum 28th April 2020, 09:40
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast and raining here but fortunately not...

Overcast and raining here but fortunately not like it is over with Andy.

The grass was cut yesterday and SWMBO put some seeds in so it's a nice drink for them.

Need to get a triple Phil...
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2020, 18:49
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Like many the sunshine came out around lunchtime...

Like many the sunshine came out around lunchtime and it's been a lovely afternoon.

Good day apart from finding a bit of an issue with my tourer :mad:.

Paella for dinner tonight. Looking forward...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 18:31
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By AndyN01
Thanks all. It is 15mm and, of course,...

Thanks all.

It is 15mm and, of course, that's the size I haven't got in impact :mad:

I might wait for the DMGRS ones and use the Passat.

Fortunately I'm not under any tight timescale to get...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th April 2020, 14:00
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By AndyN01
Preventative Maintenance Part 2 - Dodging a bullet

Hi all.

I've a problem........

No one suggested new springs :D.

Checked the car this morning and found this:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49825552771_2ec14a01ce_w_d.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2020, 11:36
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Is an electric hair trimmer something like this...

Is an electric hair trimmer something like this :shrug:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGjWFFQMKI4

Short back and sides and erm other bits, sir :eek: :}:}:}

:D Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 27th April 2020, 08:56
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Overcast here. Still quite bright but chilly. ...

Overcast here. Still quite bright but chilly.

Forecast keeps changing - last night was rain this afternoon, this morning it's dry all day.

Let's see what happens.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 21:58
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By AndyN01
Sorry to hear of your loss. RIP. Andy.

Sorry to hear of your loss. RIP.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 18:20
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Why? Let me guess.... Fox? Cow?...

Why?

Let me guess....

Fox? Cow? Something else?

Andy.
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 26th April 2020, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 789
Posted By AndyN01
I'll take the diesel fuel filter if still...

I'll take the diesel fuel filter if still available.

Obviously let me know the postage costs, or if we're lucky and are allowed out fairly soon maybe there will be a meeting we can get together...
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 14:17
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
It's a bit of tongue in cheek about me building...

It's a bit of tongue in cheek about me building planters for SWMBO rather than doing much more important stuff like sitting looking at the lines of my 75 tourer. Or indeed some of those "little" jobs...
Forum: Photography Corner 26th April 2020, 09:27
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By AndyN01
Beautiful photos and gorgeous dogs. :} Enjoy...

Beautiful photos and gorgeous dogs. :}

Enjoy the happy memories.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 26th April 2020, 09:20
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Good morning everyone. No cloud and bright...

Good morning everyone.

No cloud and bright sunshine.

Sounds like I need to come East & North to find out about Mustard. That'll be a date then - as and when we can. :}

Andy, Licorice...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2020, 19:58
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Evening all, Just a quickie before food...

Evening all,

Just a quickie before food :eek:.

Good day today. Planters still swerved :}. Sunshine came out and it turned really lovely and warm, indeed it became pretty hot later on. Nice walk...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2020, 08:59
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By AndyN01
Not in any way diluting the fact that this is...

Not in any way diluting the fact that this is utterly pathetic I wonder:

(a) how many parcels have to be checked?

(b) how many folks there are to check them?

(c) how long the time &...
Forum: Social Forum 25th April 2020, 08:46
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Completely overcast here but due to brighten up. ...

Completely overcast here but due to brighten up.

Bird feeders have been topped up with a home made mix of peanuts, sunflower seeds, sunflower hearts, dried mixed fruit and oats all bound together...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 19:36
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Evening all. All bets are off........ ...

Evening all.

All bets are off........

Here she is less than an hour ago enjoying her second walk of the day :D.

What you probably can't see is that she has a tennis ball in her mouth as well...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 12:01
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Thought we'd take Quizzie out in the morning...

Thought we'd take Quizzie out in the morning rather than before her evening feed.

She thought it was fabulous. And I won't be taking bets on whether she's expecting her evening one as well ;).
...
Forum: Social Forum 24th April 2020, 08:21
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. High cloud again but still...

Morning everyone.

High cloud again but still bright and sunny.

Cars are still beating Planters :D. Although I think that may change today as all the stuff for the Mazda's MoT now done and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th April 2020, 08:10
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By AndyN01
Oddly enough I've recently discovered that my...

Oddly enough I've recently discovered that my nearside one is in two bits - one attached to the bumper, the other to the screw :mad:.

I'm thinking of simply making a piece of "L shaped...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 23rd April 2020, 22:01
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By AndyN01
It might but glass is rather different -...

It might but glass is rather different - significantly harder. You'll probably get some improvement but you may need a Cerium Oxide polish - something like this:...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 19:08
Replies: 1,285
Views: 39,279
Posted By AndyN01
It'll be interesting to see if this situation...

It'll be interesting to see if this situation changes buying habits.

I'll happily say that meat from our local butcher tastes so much better than the supermarket stuff but, obviously, it means a...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 13:32
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
And a PASS with no advisories. At 10 years old...

And a PASS with no advisories. At 10 years old and 106K. :D

And all sunny and warm now.

And still no more planters ;);).

So all pretty good today so far :bowdown: :D

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 12:05
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Posted By AndyN01
Mmmmm. Nice and plump. Maybe Jeff could cook a...

Mmmmm. Nice and plump. Maybe Jeff could cook a few for dinner :eek:.


:}

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 09:41
Replies: 56
Views: 2,179
Posted By AndyN01
I don't know you personally but have read many,...

I don't know you personally but have read many, many of your posts.

My condolences. Remember the happy times, the laughter, the joy, the wisdom and above all else, the Love.

RIP.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd April 2020, 08:15
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Thin cloud here but still...

Morning all,

Thin cloud here but still bright and pretty warm.

Off to take the Mazda for her MoT this morning - I'll let you know how she gets on.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2020, 16:12
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By AndyN01
If you're connected to a cesspit or septic tank -...

If you're connected to a cesspit or septic tank - as we are - the last thing you want to do is muck it up so all our engine oils/brake fluid etc. gets taken to the Council "recycling" centre.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd April 2020, 09:46
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Another bright and sunny one here. Not a cloud in...

Another bright and sunny one here. Not a cloud in the sky again :D.

Hi Andy, sorry to hear you had a bad night - sometimes they just get a whiff of something they don't like and are kind enough to...
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2020, 22:05
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Your Food photos always make me hungry. :} ...

Your Food photos always make me hungry. :}

Andy.

PS Cars - 3, Planters - 0 :D
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2020, 11:57
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
My wife will be putting you to work soon :D ...

My wife will be putting you to work soon :D


:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 11:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By AndyN01
I think this quote fits the bill: "Whatever...

I think this quote fits the bill:

"Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble."

Henry Royce.

:}
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By AndyN01
Hi, I don't think the Bilt Hamber range will...

Hi,

I don't think the Bilt Hamber range will fit your needs as there is quite a bit of prep but maybe worth a look.

https://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-protection-and-rust-treatments/
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st April 2020, 09:08
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By AndyN01
Hi Dawn. Great work, she looks brilliant. :}...

Hi Dawn.

Great work, she looks brilliant. :}

Hoping to see her in the flesh (metal :shrug:) as soon as we get the OK to get the Nanos up and running again.

Take care, stay safe.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 21st April 2020, 08:59
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Another with wall to wall blue...

Morning all,

Another with wall to wall blue skies :}.

Let's see if I can keep the car score up and the Planter score down today :D.

When I saw the photos of snow foam it reminded me of some...
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 19:56
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
I'm with you Andy. Walking Quizzie in the...

I'm with you Andy. Walking Quizzie in the sunshine this evening was lovely.

But yes, the wind blew my cap off several times. ;)

Cars 2, Planters 0 - :D.

Fantastic photos Rod. Wonderful...
Forum: Humour Corner 20th April 2020, 09:09
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By AndyN01
I think Quizzie had a paw in this :}. ...

I think Quizzie had a paw in this :}.


https://live.staticflickr.com/804/27684876218_0b8b366d98_w_d.jpg

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 20th April 2020, 09:00
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. Successful day yesterday....

Morning everyone.

Successful day yesterday. Cars 1, Planters 0 :}

Not a cloud in the sky but yes, nippy.

A bit more to do on the Mazda then the day is my own - I wish ;)

Have a happy one.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th April 2020, 10:29
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By AndyN01
Extracting RAVE to PC

Hi all,

I have a genuine copy of RAVE from Rimmers but I'm just wondering if I can be lazy and put the workshop/electrical diagrams etc. directly into a folder on my PC to access without loading...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 10:01
Replies: 103
Views: 4,864
Posted By AndyN01
Arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh. :eek: :eek: :duh::duh: ...

Arrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh. :eek: :eek: :duh::duh:

LEAN, etc. etc.

Been there. Brings back some very bad memories. Absolute nightmare.

Interestingly part of LEAN is the idea that work is...
Forum: Social Forum 19th April 2020, 09:51
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Looking better weather wise here too. High cloud...

Looking better weather wise here too. High cloud is breaking up with some blue sky appearing.

I gave up creme eggs decades ago after some rather erm... silly games.... in my youth. One of the guys...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 21:31
Replies: 103
Views: 4,864
Posted By AndyN01
Hi John, Maybe it was about the same time...

Hi John,

Maybe it was about the same time that the bean counters took over from the engineers :duh:

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 21:27
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Chips? ;) Was going to post a photo of our...

Chips? ;)

Was going to post a photo of our fish & chip supper but thought that was too cruel......

Room for that second Guinness tonight?

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 11:15
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
That definitely qualifies as a "reasonable...

That definitely qualifies as a "reasonable excuse"........ :D:D:D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2020, 11:08
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By AndyN01
Cheers guys. The starter motor's coming...

Cheers guys.

The starter motor's coming out....

Yep, the headlights are clean :D.

Drop links are original as far as I can tell from the folder full of paperwork. Think I'll leave these as...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th April 2020, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By AndyN01
Preventative maintenance

Hi all,

While I'm still running the Passat and the weather is getting better I'm wondering about getting on to a few jobs that don't actually need doing but I'm thinking that it might be a good...
Forum: Social Forum 18th April 2020, 09:25
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
How could you possibly go from a proper drink to...

How could you possibly go from a proper drink to some fizzy funny tasting water :shrug:.

Anyway,

Overcast cool and wet here. Supposed to be clearing by 3ish this afternoon.

I doubt there...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2020, 19:22
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Sounds like the temperature is dropping all over....

Sounds like the temperature is dropping all over.

Definitely cooler when out walking Quizzie this evening.

Spent a good part of the day building planters - obviously ;) - only a couple to go...
Forum: Social Forum 17th April 2020, 09:20
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Sunny again here but tomorrow isn't looking too...

Sunny again here but tomorrow isn't looking too good.

Maybe I'll get around to the planters today although I've much more pleasant jobs to do such as cleaning up a Union alloy ready for a tyre and...
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 20:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By AndyN01
Graft doesn't pay. Being famous for being...

Graft doesn't pay.

Being famous for being famous does.

Greed is the ultimate way to live.

Anyone else spot the problem :D.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 19:56
Replies: 1,285
Views: 39,279
Posted By AndyN01
Very sorry to hear about that. Fingers...

Very sorry to hear about that.

Fingers crossed for her.

Andy
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 19:47
Replies: 153,578
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Posted By AndyN01
Back in from taking the dog for her walk. ...

Back in from taking the dog for her walk.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49781774606_336f3a9fc7_w_d.jpg

Still pretty warm here but the temperature is definitely dropping.

Planters...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th April 2020, 09:27
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By AndyN01
Erm... Now I'm confused :shrug: From...

Erm...

Now I'm confused :shrug:

From 2017

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=275412

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 16th April 2020, 09:02
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning all, Nice and bright and sunny here...

Morning all,

Nice and bright and sunny here in the Midlands. Doesn't feel quite as chilly.

Some (more ;)) planters to build for SWMBO today.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 19:12
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Sorry for the delay, Finally found some :} ...

Sorry for the delay, Finally found some :}

Filed safely in an external drive :duh:.

Enjoy.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49777872671_702fdb6cdb_w_d.jpg

...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 10:58
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Here's a couple I prepared earlier... :D. ...

Here's a couple I prepared earlier... :D.

I'll upload a few more soon.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47998874192_fbd00752bf_c_d.jpg

...
Forum: Social Forum 15th April 2020, 08:56
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Morning everyone. Some very high, thin cloud...

Morning everyone.

Some very high, thin cloud but still bright. Still chilly as well.

Bird feeders need filling up and we think we've some Blue erm.. small birds with Great and Long Tail in the...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2020, 22:01
Replies: 103
Views: 4,864
Posted By AndyN01
I generally disagree with fines as "it's only...

I generally disagree with fines as "it's only money" - if you're "rich" it's irrelevant and if you're "poor" you probably won't be paying it anyway.

Much better to have something that directly...
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2020, 21:53
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Wet kitchen roll is your friend. No scraping or...

Wet kitchen roll is your friend. No scraping or scratching, just wait for it to soften and wipe away. :}

But with the amount you've got it'll probably be quicker to wash it again :D.

Andy.
Forum: Social Forum 14th April 2020, 09:56
Replies: 153,578
Views: 5,032,460
Posted By AndyN01
Bright and sunny here in the Midlands. But yes,...

Bright and sunny here in the Midlands. But yes, definitely cool.

Have a good day everyone.

Andy
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th April 2020, 09:08
Replies: 5
Views: 269
Posted By AndyN01
I've not done that amount of work (yet! ;)) but...

I've not done that amount of work (yet! ;)) but my gut feeling is that there's so much been undone, moved about and done up again that the chances are that something will be out of alignment...
Forum: The Valeting Forum 14th April 2020, 08:48
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By AndyN01
The only ones I know need washing off which isn't...

The only ones I know need washing off which isn't going to work for you.

These guys are your side of the pond and may be able to offer some suggestions.

https://www.autogeek.net/

Their...
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