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WAYW- Saturday 27/06

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Nipped over to Banchory this morning to escape the Stonehaven haar. Stayed for a couple of hours then back to Stoney, and it's a bit brighter.

Longines 4x Retrograde from the Master Collection for company this afternoon in the garden.

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4 hours ago, Jet Jetski said:

Not here not yet lol

Picnic in the car. If everyone would just stop breathing we could see the lake ....

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I used to tell the kids to stop breathing cos they were fogging up the windows. :rolleyes:

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4 hours ago, Nigelp said:

Hollinsworth lake?

Thats classy

Thank you! Just need lockdown to lift to have places to be classy.

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3 hours ago, mach 0.0013137 said:

Thanks & I haven`t a clue what type of wood they are made from :huh:

looking at it and going back to GCSE wood work circa 1989 at Fisher Moore RC High School Colne Lancs and Mr Blades, I'd say it was pine i think @Jet Jetski will know which pine as they come from Canada which is near where he lives in the foot hills of Oklahoma

 this is the actual wood being felled by him and his brothers it is nowhere near Rob @mcb2007 in Rochdale. 

 

 

or Bury

is it @BondandBigM

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29 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

looking at it and going back to GCSE wood work circa 1989 at Fisher Moore RC High School Colne Lancs and Mr Blades, I'd say it was pine i think @Jet Jetski will know which pine as they come from Canada which is near where he lives in the foot hills of Oklahoma

 this is the actual wood being felled by him and his brothers it is nowhere near Rob @mcb2007 in Rochdale. 

 

 

or Bury

is it @BondandBigM

My mum loves that film, i still can't help smirk at the line "a man can't sleep when he sleeps with sheep". Simpler times. Lovely. 

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@yokel

Not wishing to crash your 3000 and something thread

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

You mentioned Toyota Hilux for holidays and high day’s 

Back in the day the company I worked for bought Ford pickups but for some reason they swapped to Toyota, fair play they were pretty bulletproof in two wheel drive form but the 4x4 Hilux’s were just plain dangerous, to narrow a wheel base and a tendency to tip over on corners. I suspect you’ve watched to many top gear videos 

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

Like my Sub I go for the “belt & brace” option and drove around in this for about eight years 

A b@stard to park in Tescos’ car park but hey ho

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7.3ltr turbo diesel with enough torque to pull trees down and embarrass Range Rovers away from the lights.

These “F” series trucks, like Rolex Subs, aren’t the number one best sellers for no reason. 
 

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perfect harmony

 

well thats the relevance of the song them too birds were perfect in harmony a bit like the truck and watch, ignore the meaningless lyrics. 

its just my fav abba song. 

may be more appropriate lyrically?

 

but you really needed a 7.2 petrol

Classic Jensen Interceptor coupe series 3 only 50.579 m... for ...

;-)

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35 minutes ago, BondandBigM said:

 


@yokel

4x4 Hilux’s were just plain dangerous, to narrow a wheel base and a tendency to tip over on corners.

:laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

 

Rented a Hilux on numerous occasions in "more exacting" part of the world. Totally reliable. Never felt remotely unsafe, but I don't drive them like I might a performance car. Do admit though that they feel awfully sluggish on a four lane highway.

Don't watch Top-Gear.

 

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These “F” series trucks, like Rolex Subs, aren’t the number one best sellers for no reason. 

 

I think that a Sub has slightly more aesthetic appeal  --  but your comparison seems fair otherwise  :whistle:

 

 

 

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32 minutes ago, yokel said:

 

 

You really are Chaucer's Franklin. :biggrin:

Even in blank verse. 

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@yokel if it snoweth in your home of meat and drink. Both myself as the miller and bond as the wife of bath would love to be invited. :yes:

Still the sarb. Im a simple person. 

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Can not remember the breton
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@Cassie-O have you given up on the forum? Could do with seeing a few decent seiko and a nice cuff. Anyway im back for now. :)

5 hours ago, spinynorman said:

I used to tell the kids to stop breathing cos they were fogging up the windows. :rolleyes:

Try a daimler sovereign 4.2 an early series 3 with the 'alpine air' air con system. Dad bought one in 1986. It was wonderful. Ive still never felt anything keep our heads and the windows as clear as in that daimler. I revelled in being told the alpine air system in my dads car cost more than mums new ford escort. 

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17 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

@Cassie-O have you given up on the forum? Could do with seeing a few decent seiko and a nice cuff. Anyway im back for now. :)

You don't get rid of me that easily!  I still pop in and out and post, but I've started a personal project back in March so a lot of my time is working on that!  I'll post a Seiko tomorrow and a nice cuff just for you, Nigel. :king:

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8 minutes ago, Cassie-O said:

You don't get rid of me that easily!  I still pop in and out and post, but I've started a personal project back in March so a lot of my time is working on that!  I'll post a Seiko tomorrow and a nice cuff just for you, Nigel. :king:

Thank you Cass. And Good Luck with that project. Sounds fun and interesting. :yes:

I will make sure im still here tomorrow. 

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11 hours ago, yokel said:

 

 

We had a couple of the two wheel drive and one 4x4 Hilux and initially all the boys wanted to use the 4x4 until the novelty wore off and I ended up with it, nobody wanted to drive the thing.

It was alright for knocking about but it was to tall, on the motorway or main road it just felt unstable at cruising speed and if it was windy it just felt plain dangerous. I was glad to get rid of it. I couldn’t fault the reliability we had no trouble with any of them even after racking up huge miles they just started and went. 
 

On the other hand years ago I one of the early Ford P100 pick ups that was based on a the Mk4/5 Cortina and it did everything except go, I lost count of the number of times I was sat in it waiting for the AA to turn up. The later version based on the Sierra was better. Then a later Transit pick up that regularly snapped timing belts way before the stated mileage, four times from memory, it drove okay but cost the work a fortune. The big Ford in the picture was my own and was fairly reliable but it did have problems with the fly by wire throttle now and then. It was just a big tank, a surprisingly fast one at that, it would crack on down the M1 at 70/80mph all day long with plenty to spare. A bit rare with the power stroke diesel V8, they were mostly all petrol. When I sold it it had just a few miles short of 300K on the clock and it was the original engine. A bit better on fuel it would get around 15ish mpg so long as I didn’t thrash it. Mine was fitted with long range twin fuel tanks so filling it up was a bit eye watering as it took about fifty gallons to top the tanks off.
I had a Chevrolet pick up in America, it was pretty good but it was petrol and the fuel consumption was brutal, even though “gas” was cheap there at the time it still cost a fortune to keep it going. I’m not sure what size of engine, it was a works one they gave me when I was out there.

Another one that springs to mind was a Nissan Cabstar, terrible thing, it used to slide all over the place in the wet, no weight over the rear axle and the cab over driving position was a bit disconcerting, one of the apprentices crashed it and when we got it back after repair it never drove right then the engine seized which virtually wrote it off so we got a bloke to just get it running again and I traded it in for the aforementioned Transit. I remember a VW one I had in when working in Holland, a crew cab thing. I only had it a few days went to fill it up but mistakenly put petrol in it instead of diesel drove off and only got a mile or two down the road and the engine blew up, I was very popular after that one and even less popular when I smashed up the Merc Sprinter they gave me, Dutch police with guns turned up at that one. After I got dragged out of the thing I was kind of thinking an ambulance and A&E might of been a good idea but they just threw me in the back of their plod car and I had to wait for someone from work to sort out thing with them before I got to hospital.

:huh: :laughing2dw: :laughing2dw:

Partly the reason I liked pickups and vans was that they were free and there was usually a spare one in the car park at work for the taking most nights.

@Nigelp

Yep one of those old Jensens would be nice to toot around in although you’ll need deep pockets to keep your six pack running, I’m betting single figure mpg will be the norm 

Anyway enough rambling for a Sunday morning 

 

 

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