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Forum: Social Forum 30th November 2021, 10:27
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Posted By stevestrat
I was on just before bed yesterday evening,...

I was on just before bed yesterday evening, immediately saw the black and white banner and thought who's that for. Stunned when I saw who had passed.

Still got to clear the leaves stripped from...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th November 2021, 22:56
Replies: 76
Views: 1,899
Posted By stevestrat
God Andy. I know words can't help but we're...

God Andy. I know words can't help but we're thinking of you and the family.
Forum: V8 Forum 27th November 2021, 16:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,930
Posted By stevestrat
I was impressed with mine when I brought it up...

I was impressed with mine when I brought it up from deepest Yorkshire, 28mpg. Spirited driving was out of the question though, early January and came through several snow flurries.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th November 2021, 15:18
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By stevestrat
International mail is taking a LOT longer now and...

International mail is taking a LOT longer now and that's sending air mail recorded, signed for etc. We sent a gift to the USA for god-daughter's birthday, it took an age, much longer than it ever had...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 15:14
Replies: 133
Views: 6,267
Posted By stevestrat
Its here, one case reported in Essex, one in...

Its here, one case reported in Essex, one in Nottingham.
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 14:53
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Thankfully didn't get any of the white stuff but...

Thankfully didn't get any of the white stuff but never known a wind like it. No damage done other than to the garden, the roses at the back were stripped of their leaves. Not vacuuming the leaves...
Forum: Social Forum 27th November 2021, 09:58
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Got some tidying up to do in the garden including...

Got some tidying up to do in the garden including getting the garden vac out. The roses at the back have been decimated, all the leaves stripped off.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 21:23
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Dear God, I've never experienced a wind here like...

Dear God, I've never experienced a wind here like this one tonight. The garden is taking a battering, there's a huge heavy tub with a low bush in it, still upright but its been moved nearly two feet,...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 18:16
Replies: 133
Views: 6,267
Posted By stevestrat
Probably won't be that long, there's a case in...

Probably won't be that long, there's a case in Belgium.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 18:13
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Jesus its wild here, worst I can remember,...

Jesus its wild here, worst I can remember, supposed to ease in the early hours. Blanket advisory from Police Scotland not to travel, train services north of Berwick on the east coast have been...
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 14:23
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
No, just be ready to catch him as he flies past...

No, just be ready to catch him as he flies past the gate.
Forum: Social Forum 26th November 2021, 13:07
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh sh*t! The weather warning for here has been...

Oh sh*t! The weather warning for here has been raised to red, possibility of 100mph gusts :eek:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th November 2021, 20:30
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By stevestrat
Hmm . . . . right enough, he hasn't been logged...

Hmm . . . . right enough, he hasn't been logged in since the middle of July.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 20:25
Replies: 105
Views: 2,212
Posted By stevestrat
I thought that was putting Boris in an inflatable...

I thought that was putting Boris in an inflatable dingy in the middle of the channel holding a placard saying "Do you really want to come to a country where I'm in charge"!
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 18:42
Replies: 105
Views: 2,212
Posted By stevestrat
Neither gives them the automatic right to stay in...

Neither gives them the automatic right to stay in the UK, anybody coming into the country has to apply to remain here. I suspect laying minefields in the channel would raise a few eyebrows.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 12:47
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh dear, they've issued an amber storm warning...

Oh dear, they've issued an amber storm warning right down the east side of Scotland into England Friday afternoon til Saturday morning, 75 mph winds. So bad its qualified as a named storm, Arwen.
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 10:23
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Whoever coined the phrase "its a dog's life" has...

Whoever coined the phrase "its a dog's life" has never seen this three! Crashed out on "their" sofa.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51702919682_7d5f03a667_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 25th November 2021, 09:38
Replies: 162,699
Views: 6,941,538
Posted By stevestrat
Get ours online, about 30 quid for a 20 kilo bag...

Get ours online, about 30 quid for a 20 kilo bag of sunflower hearts (free delivery), last roughly a month. Tried mixed seeds in the past but all that happened was they ate the sunflower seeds and...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 25th November 2021, 09:06
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By stevestrat
The connectors are simply that, connectors. There...

The connectors are simply that, connectors. There are impact sensors located under the carpet.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51704316664_91b5f61fab.jpg
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th November 2021, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By stevestrat
I ended up doing that on both cars, my old 1.8T...

I ended up doing that on both cars, my old 1.8T and the 260 much to Brian's displeasure :D

If you go down that route do it properly, solder, heatshrink and add about 6-8" to all the wiring, that...
Forum: Regional Events Forum: Scotland 24th November 2021, 16:09
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By stevestrat
Been to Fort Bill numerous times but only drove...

Been to Fort Bill numerous times but only drove there once. Go for the journey rather than the destination, much prefer going by train, that way you can admire the scenery.
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 15:29
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Despite having numerous medical problems I was...

Despite having numerous medical problems I was the same until I phoned about making my omiprazole medication a repeat, doc wanted to see me. Not sure why as she didn't really do anything other than...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 13:37
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Had the flu jab a few weeks ago but it was a bit...

Had the flu jab a few weeks ago but it was a bit early for the covid booster, should hear about that soon. Don't have any of the "trying to book it yourself" carry on up here, get a letter with date,...
Forum: Social Forum 24th November 2021, 10:46
Replies: 162,699
Views: 6,941,538
Posted By stevestrat
Aye, wait til Friday night and Saturday, sleet...

Aye, wait til Friday night and Saturday, sleet and snow forecast.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd November 2021, 19:22
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By stevestrat
Write down your IP address and throw that in

Write down your IP address and throw that in
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:47
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Just do the "chopping chillies" trick as...

Just do the "chopping chillies" trick as described above by Ian and myself and you won't need the FBH.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:44
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
Shouldn't have been that bad . . . . provided the...

Shouldn't have been that bad . . . . provided the isolastic engine mounts were in good condition, set up and shimmed correctly.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:33
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By stevestrat
You can get a key from BMW through official Xpart...

You can get a key from BMW through official Xpart channels but last I heard the were well over £200 plus VAT etc.
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 13:30
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Been there, done that. Chopped evil little birds...

Been there, done that. Chopped evil little birds eye chillies then went for a pee. Ended up kneeling in the bath with the shower aimed at me privates :panic:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd November 2021, 10:42
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Feel like going back to sleep! My other half...

Feel like going back to sleep! My other half arrived home off a nightshift with a family breakfast pack, link sausage, lorne sausage, black pudding, white pudding. Add eggs to that and we had a major...
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 21:52
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Looks good Jeff.

Looks good Jeff.
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 18:07
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
I'm trying to build up the enthusiasm to take the...

I'm trying to build up the enthusiasm to take the bin round ⛄
Forum: Social Forum 21st November 2021, 16:08
Replies: 96
Views: 2,199
Posted By stevestrat
Rather the same, lot of searching based on the...

Rather the same, lot of searching based on the clues.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 16:07
Replies: 162,699
Views: 6,941,538
Posted By stevestrat
Weather forecast was right enough, temperature is...

Weather forecast was right enough, temperature is dropping like a stone.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:55
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Never really liked the image that went with the...

Never really liked the image that went with the banjo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51693547010_f4c5efecbe_z.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:46
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
That's an Interstate (sometimes referred to as In...

That's an Interstate (sometimes referred to as In A State!), mine was the Roadster, traditional black with gold lettering/pinstriping. It was reimported from California by a guy who was then flogging...
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 14:14
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
That's good to know. Saw them the other day and...

That's good to know. Saw them the other day and wondered what they were like.

Just had a fun hour cleaning the drain on the kitchen sink, draining slowly. Took the u-bend off and surprised to see...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th November 2021, 11:49
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By stevestrat
Its not an uncommon fault, had it myself with my...

Its not an uncommon fault, had it myself with my old 1.8T. Simple battery reset usually cures it.
Forum: Social Forum 20th November 2021, 11:38
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Here Ian, I thought your electric cars were...

Here Ian, I thought your electric cars were supposed to be cheap to charge. A company that runs charging points up here had a glitch in its software resulting in people's accounts being billed for...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th November 2021, 11:30
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By stevestrat
Good safety feature.

Good safety feature.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th November 2021, 22:57
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By stevestrat
The previous owner of my 260 removed the "sporty"...

The previous owner of my 260 removed the "sporty" exhaust it came with (no idea what it was) and fitted a standard system. The exhaust boomed so badly that his young son wouldn't go in the car.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By stevestrat
I seem to remember reading silicone, glue etc was...

I seem to remember reading silicone, glue etc was a bad idea as it meant no escape for condensation.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 20:56
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
Ah now, it had a kickstart as well. The...

Ah now, it had a kickstart as well.

The plastic maggot :D Camchain tensioner was dodgy on early models and continued to be a problem.
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 18:26
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
Of all the bikes I've had the one I wish I'd kept...

Of all the bikes I've had the one I wish I'd kept was a Honda CB550K3. Got it dirt cheap off a painter and decorator neighbour, he'd taken it in part payment for a job, real Arthur Daley type :D The...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 15:39
Replies: 2
Views: 216
Posted By stevestrat
Different part numbers: Tourer - BPA500050 ...

Different part numbers:
Tourer - BPA500050
Saloon - BPA500040
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 15:27
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
Don't talk about kickstart pawls! I used to have...

Don't talk about kickstart pawls! I used to have to keep a few spare, the Commando had an appetite for them.

The one thing I couldn't get my head around was the positive earth.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 19th November 2021, 11:59
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By stevestrat
Copied from the Goodyear website: Installing...

Copied from the Goodyear website:

Installing Tires on the Rear Axle

When tires are replaced in pairs, the new tires should always be installed on the rear axle, and the partially worn tires...
Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2021, 11:38
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By stevestrat
Been there. Not with flooring but with the walls....

Been there. Not with flooring but with the walls. Redecorated the bathroom including several coats of emulsion in a colour my wife chose on the non tiled walls. When my wife came home, I stood...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 18:28
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
The handlebars weren't the problem. Being a high...

The handlebars weren't the problem. Being a high compression twin you had to get the pistons in the right position (just on compression) before swinging the kickstart with all your might. If you got...
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2021, 16:50
Replies: 30
Views: 790
Posted By stevestrat
I had a Norton, '72 750 Commando Roadster. The...

I had a Norton, '72 750 Commando Roadster. The diameter at the end of the silencer was the same as the diameter at the cylinder head with very little inbetween, that was the standard system :eek: I...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 19:55
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Few years ago Ging asked me to make a curry...

Few years ago Ging asked me to make a curry because some of her friends were coming. I either screwed up the amount of chillies or used more fiery ones than the recipe intended. Seriously this curry...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By stevestrat
Probably because the dimwits among us would...

Probably because the dimwits among us would consider it amusing to flash the signal at every other person they see rendering it useless.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 16:19
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh dear, 92 million quid's worth of RAF F-35...

Oh dear, 92 million quid's worth of RAF F-35 fighter jet has crashed in the Med. That would put a serious dent in your no claims.

Pilot ok, back on the carrier and considering what to put on the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 16:13
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By stevestrat
Bet the turkeys are delighted.

Bet the turkeys are delighted.
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 12:28
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
I've never really noticed any difference between...

I've never really noticed any difference between them. Whether I use green or red depends on the "colour" of the final dish.

Got a lump of pork to chop up for adobo tonight. Make a start when I've...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2021, 11:18
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Presume that didn't come as a surprise Andy. ...

Presume that didn't come as a surprise Andy.

Brake switch prevents you getting a gear, a while ago the clutch actuator caused it to cut out and not restart . . . . that car must have some weird...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 16th November 2021, 21:40
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By stevestrat
Rav, how many times did you try to start the car...

Rav, how many times did you try to start the car with the discharged battery? It is possible to scramble the rolling code between the immobiliser and transponder chip. See BigRuss' warning...
Forum: Social Forum 16th November 2021, 13:53
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
I wish postcode lottery would change their...

I wish postcode lottery would change their current TV ad. Every time it comes on Maya goes mental because she thinks somebody is ringing the door bell :(
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th November 2021, 11:45
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By stevestrat
If a new earth was created between the socket and...

If a new earth was created between the socket and the towbar is there a good earth between the towbar and the rest of the car?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 14th November 2021, 20:23
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By stevestrat
Do you have or have you retrofitted headlamp...

Do you have or have you retrofitted headlamp powerwash? There is a relay that operates either the standard alarm horn or the headlamp powerwash pump. When retrofitting powerwash a T4 (maybe TOAF?)...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2021, 18:18
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
I know the UK security services aren't the best...

I know the UK security services aren't the best but I suspect even they would have noticed a Russian navy submarine officer training academy at Leith Docks.
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 19:59
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
The only Russian submarine commander with an...

The only Russian submarine commander with an Edinburgh accent.
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2021, 17:25
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Oi, watch it, I'm not that bleedin' old! Times I...

Oi, watch it, I'm not that bleedin' old! Times I feel that old though. Mind you when I started the majority of the traction dated from the 60s.

Why would you want to drive an oversized bus in...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 19:56
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Try being the fireman on a mainline steam loco....

Try being the fireman on a mainline steam loco. Did that a umpteen times in the early '80s, bleedin' hard work. Did it because it was something different. I'm right handed but had to learn to shovel...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 16:57
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By stevestrat
Yeah and the Halfords ones work out at £3.20 for...

Yeah and the Halfords ones work out at £3.20 for four as opposed to over £20!
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 16:51
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
I doubt if it was the cat . . . . ain't got one.

I doubt if it was the cat . . . . ain't got one.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 14:16
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By stevestrat
You can get new ones from Rimmers...

You can get new ones from Rimmers (https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-DYB100121) (showing in stock) but they're over a fiver each :eek:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 11th November 2021, 12:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By stevestrat
Andy (trikey) is a club trader and top notch...

Andy (trikey) is a club trader and top notch mechanic, unfortunately he's a bit far away for you, Norfolk. Nearest trader/mechanic is Mickyboy in Herne Bay, still a fair bit away.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:58
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Watching the clock for it Steve

Watching the clock for it Steve
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:53
Replies: 133
Views: 6,267
Posted By stevestrat
Do you get coffee and a biscuit as well otherwise...

Do you get coffee and a biscuit as well otherwise I'm wondering what to do for the other 29 minutes.
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 10:49
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Just had a visitor, tiny wee Wren flew into the...

Just had a visitor, tiny wee Wren flew into the kitchen! Not sure how it managed to as the door was only open a few inches to allow the girls out/in. Thankfully it got out without me having to...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2021, 09:51
Replies: 133
Views: 6,267
Posted By stevestrat
The mask instruction was never lifted in...

The mask instruction was never lifted in Scotland, I believe Wales and NI are the same, it was only lifted in England.
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2021, 19:50
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Weirdly since I threatened to open it up and...

Weirdly since I threatened to open it up and clean the contacts it's behaved itself :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 19:31
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Same here, either that or there's a sniper...

Same here, either that or there's a sniper around.

Discovered the perfect run about:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51668730100_e7f9cfaa2a_z.jpg

Oshkosh M1070 tank transporter tractor...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 13:35
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Need to be quick to beat the old boy next door,...

Need to be quick to beat the old boy next door, bleedin' magpie. Few winters ago a ship lost timber overboard, he made umpteen trips across to the shore humping it back. Can't complain really, he...
Forum: Social Forum 9th November 2021, 10:39
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, Ging's dayshift so up at five, went back...

Morning, Ging's dayshift so up at five, went back to bed but as usual didn't sleep, just dozed. Mild but its been raining overnight.

Having bother with the Sky remote, some button you have to...
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 21:38
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
If he does we'll superglue the pads on then pull...

If he does we'll superglue the pads on then pull them off slowly :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 17:16
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Take the advice and rest Andy, its not an...

Take the advice and rest Andy, its not an opportunity to do some work on cars.
Forum: Social Forum 8th November 2021, 14:21
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Used to have a Honda CB250 RS, great nippy wee...

Used to have a Honda CB250 RS, great nippy wee sports bike. Chummed my folks and aunt and uncle for a holiday fishing up the north west of Scotland. Gentle run up with stops en route. Coming home I...
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 20:35
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By stevestrat
The garage still exists.

The garage still exists.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th November 2021, 14:05
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By stevestrat
Most common cause of water in the boot is the...

Most common cause of water in the boot is the rear light seals leaking.

You'd get a better response posting your question in the Technical Help Forum.
Forum: Photography Corner 7th November 2021, 13:16
Replies: 154
Views: 22,672
Posted By stevestrat
Hmmm . . . . Castrol R :hurray:

Hmmm . . . . Castrol R :hurray:
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2021, 13:06
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Didn't do their manager any good.

Didn't do their manager any good.
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 19:53
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Posted By stevestrat
Good to know Rod is still around. Touchwood,...

Good to know Rod is still around. Touchwood, cross fingers etc I seem to be over the side effects of the flu jab, still got the covid booster to look forward to in a few weeks.

Rain has stopped...
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2021, 14:38
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Posted By stevestrat
Its wild here, very strong winds and heavy...

Its wild here, very strong winds and heavy showers. At some point I'm going to have to refill the bird feeders :eek:
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 18:40
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
No fireworks near us but the ones we can hear are...

No fireworks near us but the ones we can hear are loud enough to send Pops behind the sofa and Maya under the chair, Suzy doesn't give a toss.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 14:39
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Just thinking about Rod, anybody heard anything...

Just thinking about Rod, anybody heard anything recently? He was logged in back end of September (24th) but didn't post anything.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 5th November 2021, 14:32
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By stevestrat
Don't like hairpins. Had them on my 1.8 ZT,...

Don't like hairpins. Had them on my 1.8 ZT, replaced two while I had the car because they weren't round any more.
Forum: Social Forum 5th November 2021, 12:45
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Oh God, another one :(

Oh God, another one :(
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 20:25
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Posted By stevestrat
Great to see Rich smiling. Yeah, nothing lifts...

Great to see Rich smiling. Yeah, nothing lifts the spirits life a dog. Always had a dog or dogs around since I was about five. The girls always make me smile, especially Suzy, she has a very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2021, 18:35
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By stevestrat
Have a read at this, projectors have smooth...

Have a read at this, projectors have smooth lenses, reflectors have glass "ridged" lenses.
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 14:08
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Ian frequently gets his chopper out and tells us...

Ian frequently gets his chopper out and tells us about his vegetables.
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2021, 11:10
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Posted By stevestrat
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51654779340_73...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51654779340_7399b308b4.jpg
Forum: Social Forum 3rd November 2021, 18:04
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Might still be able to use it providing: a) you...

Might still be able to use it providing:
a) you can throw it high enough
b) are quick enough to operate the camera while its in the air
c) can catch it again
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2021, 11:02
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By stevestrat
Yep, proper clips, locate the clip in the trim,...

Yep, proper clips, locate the clip in the trim, position the trim and whack where the clips are with a rubber mallet!
Forum: Technical Help Forum 3rd November 2021, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By stevestrat
I'm pretty sure it needs both bulbs to be out to...

I'm pretty sure it needs both bulbs to be out to trigger the bulb warning light.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd November 2021, 13:10
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:rant: flu vaccine! My arm is aching, stiff and...

:rant: flu vaccine! My arm is aching, stiff and sore all over. My wife is down with friends in the Lake District, she Facetimed me this morning, her first words were "you look like sh*t!" . . . ....
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 16:40
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Why is it every time I get a vaccination my body...

Why is it every time I get a vaccination my body regards the side effects list as a menu, I'll have that one, that one and that one . . . . oh, that one as well :(
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 15:20
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Posted By stevestrat
Had my flu jab earlier, my arm feels like he used...

Had my flu jab earlier, my arm feels like he used a 6" nail, getting a headache as well. Don't know if that's down to the flu jab or the fact that I had a diabolical sleep last night, kept waking up.
Forum: Social Forum 1st November 2021, 14:36
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Don't rush home Debs, give Andy time to do all...

Don't rush home Debs, give Andy time to do all the housework and prepare dinner.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 23:04
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Posted By stevestrat
When I was driving trains used to have God awful...

When I was driving trains used to have God awful start times like 3am, hated them but there were guys who liked that sort of time and would swap you for it . . . . weirdos!
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 22:52
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Posted By stevestrat
Social life of a dead hamster :D

Social life of a dead hamster :D
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 22:09
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Been there Andy, did about 30 years of shift work.

Been there Andy, did about 30 years of shift work.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 31st October 2021, 22:06
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Posted By stevestrat
Puzzled as to why you want a new transponder...

Puzzled as to why you want a new transponder :shrug: It works and replacing the transponder isn't straightforward, requires specialised equipment which only a handful of the traders have.

The...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 21:46
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Posted By stevestrat
The clock/radio in the bedroom self adjusts . . ....

The clock/radio in the bedroom self adjusts . . . . trouble is I keep forgetting and changing it manually before I go to bed. Confuses the hell out of me in the morning.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 21:32
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Would somebody get in touch with Sky and tell...

Would somebody get in touch with Sky and tell them the clocks went back this morning. The TV guide is still showing British Summer Time (as in its showing 10:32pm now) and its confusing the hell out...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 31st October 2021, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By stevestrat
Wasn't anything meant by it.

Wasn't anything meant by it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 31st October 2021, 18:58
Replies: 48
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Posted By stevestrat
Could happily live without that Andy. One of...

Could happily live without that Andy.

One of our neighbours has had two substantial supposedly permanent gazebos destroyed by the wind. He's learnt his lesson and built a wooden "summer house"...
Forum: The Freebies Bazaar 31st October 2021, 18:53
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By stevestrat
Considering Gino's current situation I'd have...

Considering Gino's current situation I'd have thought it was plain good manners to give him first dibs at it.
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 13:42
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Raining earlier but its stopped now, how long for...

Raining earlier but its stopped now, how long for is another matter.

Just done my good deed for the day. Making a coffee when I heard a "clunk" against the back door, looked out to see a wee Coal...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2021, 10:32
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By stevestrat
Rail freight companies, in the UK anyway, are...

Rail freight companies, in the UK anyway, are only interested in moving bulk loads from A to B for individual customers, gone are the days of moving individual wagon loads for smaller companies. When...
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 13:04
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Something's really screwed my guts up, getting...

Something's really screwed my guts up, getting mild muscle pain as well. Tried to go out for milk and to send a parcel to our god daughter in the States but it ain't happening, had to come back.
Forum: Social Forum 30th October 2021, 09:54
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Just for a change its peeing down again....

Morning. Just for a change its peeing down again. Need to fill the bird feeders before I get them tapping on the window complaining!

Had a rough night, think I know why. Used to eat brown bread...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2021, 10:39
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Posted By stevestrat
Peeing down here again . . . . well I say again...

Peeing down here again . . . . well I say again but its never stopped for over well 24 hours.

Jeff must have really upset Ros that he's having to build his own accommodation at the bottom of the...
Forum: Social Forum 28th October 2021, 14:42
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Posted By stevestrat
Have a look at Cumbria on the BBC News website...

Have a look at Cumbria on the BBC News website then buy a boat!
Forum: Social Forum 28th October 2021, 10:01
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Morning. Bl00dy wet here, not as bad as further...

Morning. Bl00dy wet here, not as bad as further west and south.
Forum: Social Forum 27th October 2021, 22:18
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
You're like me Bob, should give up the career as...

You're like me Bob, should give up the career as a stuntman, it ain't working out!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th October 2021, 13:54
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By stevestrat
I dare dodgy parkers to bump into that in Tesco...

I dare dodgy parkers to bump into that in Tesco car park.
Forum: Social Forum 25th October 2021, 11:50
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Rather surprised myself with the apple pie last...

Rather surprised myself with the apple pie last night.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51627658296_b2b659bcb7_z.jpg

Even the shortcrust pastry worked.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2021, 18:10
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By stevestrat
Next step is a battery reset. Disconnect the...

Next step is a battery reset. Disconnect the battery -ve and leave it for 30 minutes. That simple act can cure a lot of electrical gremlins.
Forum: Social Forum 24th October 2021, 16:07
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Posted By stevestrat
Well, the pastry is in the fridge, chillin'...

Well, the pastry is in the fridge, chillin' :cool:

First time I've made pastry . . . . it looks like uncooked pastry . . . . not committing myself beyond that.

19:00 update
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Forum: Items Wanted 24th October 2021, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By stevestrat
:iagree: Remove your phone number and email...

:iagree:

Remove your phone number and email or you'll leave yourself open to scammers. As Simon said members can contact you by personal message.
Forum: Social Forum 24th October 2021, 14:13
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Posted By stevestrat
Finally managed to get out and get everything I...

Finally managed to get out and get everything I need for the apple pie attempt, tried twice earlier but the heavens opened.

Looking at the recipe I'm going to try there's other recipes at the...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 24th October 2021, 11:16
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By stevestrat
Try a reset first. Stand next to the car and...

Try a reset first. Stand next to the car and press the unlock button on the remote four times in quick succession. The remote locking/unlocking could have dropped out of sync due to the battery...
Forum: Social Forum 24th October 2021, 09:57
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, dry but a wee bit cool here. My other...

Morning, dry but a wee bit cool here. My other half wants me to make an apple pie, she got a load of apples off a friend. Now, the possible complication is I have never made anything involving pastry...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 18:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By stevestrat
One of the farmers in the Scottish Borders my...

One of the farmers in the Scottish Borders my father used to deal with was Doug Niven. He raced a VW Beetle with a Chevy V8 in it so there's hope.
Forum: Touring Boating Camping & Caravan Forum 23rd October 2021, 14:13
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By stevestrat
Your other half sits in the towed vehicle, that...

Your other half sits in the towed vehicle, that way you get peace as well :D
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd October 2021, 09:35
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By stevestrat
Reckon you could shoehorn that into Strawberry...

Reckon you could shoehorn that into Strawberry Bob?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 22nd October 2021, 13:47
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By stevestrat
Good luck, V8s can be very funny with a T4, mine...

Good luck, V8s can be very funny with a T4, mine didn't like Russ' one poking about in its private bits. In fact it had a hissy fit (did the swap the window switches trick) and Russ had to phone...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st October 2021, 15:58
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By stevestrat
Least with it being a tourer you'd have room to...

Least with it being a tourer you'd have room to stretch out in the back.
Forum: Social Forum 21st October 2021, 15:51
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Posted By stevestrat
In a word . . . . yes! Ask Graham (Graham1961),...

In a word . . . . yes! Ask Graham (Graham1961), took him out not long after getting mine. Floored it up through the gears and frightened the life out of him, the fingernail marks have just about...
Forum: Social Forum 20th October 2021, 18:14
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Posted By stevestrat
Cleaned the bedroom carpet earlier today . . . ....

Cleaned the bedroom carpet earlier today . . . . its in no bleedin' hurry to dry despite a heater and dehumidifier, still damp. Spare room tonight is looking like a distinct possibility.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2021, 13:11
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By stevestrat
Not my bike but a mate bought a Suzuki GS550. He...

Not my bike but a mate bought a Suzuki GS550. He went to do a job on it and discovered a huge carbuncle on the wiring harness. Unwrapped the tape around it and discovered the majority of the bike had...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2021, 13:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By stevestrat
Along with all the spare bits left over once the...

Along with all the spare bits left over once the job was finished.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 20th October 2021, 13:04
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By stevestrat
I can see what's confusing you. The how to tests...

I can see what's confusing you. The how to tests the alarm before any T4 involvement and reckons a T4 is only required to bring the alarm under the diagnostic umbrella. Probably worth contacting Russ...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 20th October 2021, 08:53
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By stevestrat
Check the exhaust. I had similar with a 1.8T,...

Check the exhaust. I had similar with a 1.8T, knocking when going over rougher sections of road. Seems the exhaust had dropped just enough to bring the exhaust tunnel cross braces within range of the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2021, 21:27
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By stevestrat
I should think not . . . . could have been done...

I should think not . . . . could have been done for indecent exposure!
Forum: Social Forum 19th October 2021, 16:30
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Hmm . . . . I'm not convinced by the cheesey...

Hmm . . . . I'm not convinced by the cheesey Pandesal, lump of cheese in the middle. Probably better if the cheese is grated and mixed through the dough. Get the boss' opinion later when she gets...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 19th October 2021, 13:17
Replies: 33
Views: 2,002
Posted By stevestrat
Undoubted masters of the bodge were British Rail...

Undoubted masters of the bodge were British Rail locomotive fitters back in the '70s and '80s. A panel that was secured with eight screws went back on with four and half a roll of duct tape!
Forum: Social Forum 19th October 2021, 13:11
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
You should go out Jeff. Re enact the film "The...

You should go out Jeff. Re enact the film "The Finest Hours" :D

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Forum: Social Forum 19th October 2021, 10:21
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, its wishing down here, not cold but...

Morning, its wishing down here, not cold but bleedin' wet. Occupying my morning by making Pandesal (Filipinp bread rolls) for my other half . . . . slight complication with this batch, she wants a...
Forum: Social Forum 18th October 2021, 09:56
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning, started off the same here but now the...

Morning, started off the same here but now the rain is back :( Washing as well, Ging's uniforms, tumble dryer will be pressed into service.
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2021, 09:46
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Morning. Really naff day here, grey, mist,...

Morning. Really naff day here, grey, mist, drizzle.

Love wee Maya to bits but she isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Let her out yesterday, she spotted a squirrel under the bird feeder, took...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th October 2021, 18:00
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By stevestrat
Same here. Far better than the original candle.

Same here. Far better than the original candle.
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2021, 14:45
Replies: 162,699
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Posted By stevestrat
Used to have an Omega, 3 litre V6 Elite...

Used to have an Omega, 3 litre V6 Elite automatic. One of the cars I've had and wish I still had. Never forget the first time I tried the "sports" button, understood why the Police had Omegas, the...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2021, 14:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By stevestrat
Think it was after the Discovery Channel got...

Think it was after the Discovery Channel got involved. The programme became less about Edd working on the cars and more about Mike Brewer pratting around.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th October 2021, 21:49
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By stevestrat
Brilliant white LEDs look ok in a ZT but they're...

Brilliant white LEDs look ok in a ZT but they're too harsh for a 75. A 75 needs "mellower" lighting.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 10:24
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By stevestrat
1.8s turbo and N/A run much better with a smaller...

1.8s turbo and N/A run much better with a smaller gap than the recommendation.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 15th October 2021, 08:56
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By stevestrat
Is it a plastic inlet manifold? They can warp...

Is it a plastic inlet manifold? They can warp very slightly out of shape and replacing the gasket doesn't stop it weeping.

What gap did you set on the new plugs? 1mm is the manufacturers...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2021, 08:42
Replies: 162,699
Views: 6,941,538
Posted By stevestrat
Morning, sunny but rather parky bordering on...

Morning, sunny but rather parky bordering on bleedin' cold here.
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