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Old 26-01-2008   #31
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Just put that into an on-line translation site and apparently you said.........

'Yes indeed, Mr. waiter storm ban leader'

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Just what I meant to say
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Jawohl, Herr Obersturmbannfhrer.
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You really really don't want to be one of those...

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Obersturmbannfhrer was a paramilitary Nazi Party rank used by both the SA and the SS. It was created in May 1933 to fill the need for an additional field grade officer rank above Sturmbannfhrer as the SA expanded. It became an SS rank at the same time. Translated as Senior Storm Unit Leader, Obersturmbannfhrer was junior to Standartenfhrer and was the equivalent to Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) in the German Army.
Amongst the more notorious holders of the rank of Obersturmbannfhrer were Rudolf Hss and Adolf Eichmann. Hss was commandant of the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, whilst Eichmann is generally regarded as a key architect of the Nazi's Endlsung policy in which Auschwitz came to play so major a role.

So there, a simple 'Yes Master..' will do just fine.
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Although reading some of ROBOT's other posts 'yes master' might not be appropriate either - point take LRB would do............
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That'd be too easy

Still waiting for the HID seller to quote me shipping for 2 units
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That'd be too easy

Still waiting for the HID seller to quote me shipping for 2 units
No, no - I would never fit HID's, can't afford HID's, don't need HID's'............quote me for shipping 2 units.............
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If it's any excuse I'm only getting 1 for the B... The other's for a Swift. MOT shouldn't be a problem as I've found a Polish (teeming with them in Norway ) bloke who can pass it.
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If it's any excuse I'm only getting 1 for the B... The other's for a Swift. MOT shouldn't be a problem as I've found a Polish (teeming with them in Norway ) bloke who can pass it.
I think someone dropped a very stinky fart in Poland as an awful lot of Polish have left Poland and chosen the UK as home.............
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Re: steamy headlights and fixes?

On the subject of headlights, mine had the lacquer peeling off the top of them around the edges and then also in one terrible patch right on the top. Looked awful. So I followed these instructions based on what some of the guys in the other (non-Barchetta) subforums did:

http://www.myfto.co.uk/peeling.htm

and now it looks even worse!! I've made the headlights cloudy all over

Maybe I didn't put enough elbowgrease into the rubbing compound, or maybe I need to just keep T-cutting it to take the cloudy layer off.

To be honest I'm now tempted to just buy some new ones from Fiat, or at least find some from a scrappy which are in decent nick.
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OOOhhhhh, generally speaking cutting compound and plastics don't go well together!! If you have 'scarred' the surface of the plastic you will need some VERY fine abrasive polish to restore it to a clear state and then lots of T-cut and elbow grease........good luck!!
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OOOhhhhh, generally speaking cutting compound and plastics don't go well together!! If you have 'scarred' the surface of the plastic you will need some VERY fine abrasive polish to restore it to a clear state and then lots of T-cut and elbow grease........good luck!!
Oops. Haha always learning

To be honest if I'm going to go travelling round Europe this summer as is the (tentative) plan, I'll probably put some decent European headlights in anyway. So I'll just hang on to these ones till then, and maybe try and polish them up.
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Oops. Haha always learning

To be honest if I'm going to go travelling round Europe this summer as is the (tentative) plan, I'll probably put some decent European headlights in anyway. So I'll just hang on to these ones till then, and maybe try and polish them up.
And fit some HID's..................
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do you have shares in the HID manufacturing company?


Personally, i will probably fit them... AFTER the MOT

I cant be bothered about the plod.. if they are out to get you or have to reach their quota, you'll hang anyway.. even if that means sticking you up with one tyre being over or underinflated compared to the 3 others.. , no its the friggin MOT that is an issue...

i have to point out that overhere (not sure about Norway, but i assume similar) the MOT is not done by your friendly neighborhood (own) garage
(no-conflict-of-interest-here-we-had-to-replace-your-split-handbrake-cable-otherwise-it-would-fail-MOT... Me: Again! you just replaced it 2 months ago, and i never use my handbrake) , but rather by some government paid institution/bunch of . And if you fail MOT, the message is not "come back next thursday at 9:15, we'll sort it out"

If you fail, you've got a fixed time (mostly two weeks, depending on what failed) to get it sorted out and represent the car before that date.. and it is NOT a FREE retest. It has to be in person, and preferably with some invoice showing the work done. But worst of all... since is just a queueing up affair, you'll very likely waste a whole day.
And if you fail again, then you are *really* sh*fted... and sticking a banknote between the paperwork or on the bottom of the car no longer works either.. there was a serious clampdown on that a few years back.
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The MOT here is done by the friendly Polish bloke who works at the Suzuki garage
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