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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

Watching the F1.

I've seen banger racing with fewer crashes.
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Re: What's made you not grumpy but not smile either today?

Breakfast disturbed by a hollow boom.

Look to the end of the road, Toyota Avensis into the side of an Audi A8 bits of car everywhere, radiator on the Toyota is gone but everyones ok.
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Watching the F1.

I've seen banger racing with fewer crashes.
After a while it got boring. I mean - haven't they come up with a solution for debris yet?
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I found it very educational.
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I can never see the virtual safety car so was good to have the real one.

Gaffer taping the cars back together in the pit lane.

Drivers stopping to get out and stretch legs.
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I found it very educational.
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I can never see the virtual safety car so was good to have the real one.

Gaffer taping the cars back together in the pit lane.

Drivers stopping to get out and stretch legs.
Stretching their legs and losing their rag with one another - if I had fat wheels on my Panda like Vettel has on his Ferrari I could use them as a cheeky rebuke too 😁
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Stretching their legs and losing their rag with one another - if I had fat wheels on my Panda like Vettel has on his Ferrari I could use them as a cheeky rebuke too 😁
Oh yes I forgot to mention the fine display of German road rage
And they say Germans don't do road rage,ha
Maybe they don't do it , Germany to be fair.
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Only a 10 second penalty too
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Only a 10 second penalty too
That's pretty much standard for 'dangerous driving' in F1. He also got three penalty points. Another offence like that and it's a race ban.
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On my way home from work yesterday it was perfectly normal and uneventful. I reached the A47 dual carriageway and got up to the speed limit. A short time later a pillock in a generic pratmobile overtook in a cloud of black smoke. A moment after that a graphite grey BMW also overtook.
I didn't think anything of it at the time but about a mile later the BMW and pratmobile were in a layby. The BMW was an unmarked traffic car and the passenger was stood at the entrance waving for me to join them.

I stopped, got out and asked if there was anything wrong.

"Do you realise that street racing is a serious criminal offense?"

No "good morning sir, thank you for stopping" and from the body language he was not in the best of moods. Probably close to the end of shift and not wanting to deal with the situation.

"Yes officer. It's also bloody stupid".

Got a smile for that.

"The gent' we have stopped there suggests the reason he was speeding was because he was racing you".

"Oh. Did you see us "racing"? If you would like the memory card from my camera it will show you I had got up to the speed limit and he passed me. Not being rude but if I were racing that pile I would ten miles further up the road".

Got a chuckle for that.

", it's okay. Can I take your details just in case we do need a clip from your camera as well as the one in our car?"

Gave the officer my details and left them to it.

So I decided to re-yellow or de-Abarth my Bravo yesterday afternoon. Thanks to living Jeremy Kyle Street sleep wasn't an option.



Finished by four so all I had to do was shower and get ready for work.

On the way in my Bravo felt a bit odd. I put it down to the return of the Bangle Grinder wheels but after a few miles I knew it was more than that.

Stopped for petrol and noticed two of my valve caps were missing.

Between my leaving my Bravo just after four and heading out to work around twenty to six my tyres had been let down from 32PSI to 19 and 18PSI.
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Between my leaving my Bravo just after four and heading out to work around twenty to six my tyres had been let down from 32PSI to 19 and 18PSI.
Did you catch who did it? You possibly need a camera on your drive!
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Breakfast disturbed by a hollow boom.



Look to the end of the road, Toyota Avensis into the side of an Audi A8 bits of car everywhere, radiator on the Toyota is gone but everyones ok.


That must have done thousands of pounds of improvements to the A8!
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The four thoughts that go through someones mind when tying to buy a car from me (or any enthusiast I'll bet).

Oh this chap has a car for sale. I'll troll the car so I can make a ridiculously low offer. He'll think I'm doing him a favor.

Oh crap! He knows what he's on about and how much it's worth. I'll say I'll buy something else.

******** he knows how crap they are and basically made me look stupid.

Now he won't sell it to me even if I offer full price because he knows I am a twunt and he cares more about the car than the money.



I'd rather keep the car or literally give the car away to a charity than have some idiot own something I have cherished.
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On my way home from work yesterday it was perfectly normal and uneventful. I reached the A47 dual carriageway and got up to the speed limit. A short time later a pillock in a generic pratmobile overtook in a cloud of black smoke. A moment after that a graphite grey BMW also overtook.

I didn't think anything of it at the time but about a mile later the BMW and pratmobile were in a layby. The BMW was an unmarked traffic car and the passenger was stood at the entrance waving for me to join them.



I stopped, got out and asked if there was anything wrong.



"Do you realise that street racing is a serious criminal offense?"



No "good morning sir, thank you for stopping" and from the body language he was not in the best of moods. Probably close to the end of shift and not wanting to deal with the situation.



"Yes officer. It's also bloody stupid".



Got a smile for that.



"The gent' we have stopped there suggests the reason he was speeding was because he was racing you".



"Oh. Did you see us "racing"? If you would like the memory card from my camera it will show you I had got up to the speed limit and he passed me. Not being rude but if I were racing that pile I would ten miles further up the road".



Got a chuckle for that.



", it's okay. Can I take your details just in case we do need a clip from your camera as well as the one in our car?"



Gave the officer my details and left them to it.



So I decided to re-yellow or de-Abarth my Bravo yesterday afternoon. Thanks to living Jeremy Kyle Street sleep wasn't an option.







Finished by four so all I had to do was shower and get ready for work.



On the way in my Bravo felt a bit odd. I put it down to the return of the Bangle Grinder wheels but after a few miles I knew it was more than that.



Stopped for petrol and noticed two of my valve caps were missing.



Between my leaving my Bravo just after four and heading out to work around twenty to six my tyres had been let down from 32PSI to 19 and 18PSI.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112164360522

Get these, great but a PITA for weekly pressure checks.

Stops people letting it down unless they happen to have a tiny tiny Allen key
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112164360522

Get these, great but a PITA for weekly pressure checks.

Stops people letting it down unless they happen to have a tiny tiny Allen key
Nice idea but I find a squirt of Liquid Ass into the valve before placing the cap on works as well. It sprays out when they let air out.
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Nice idea but I find a squirt of Liquid Ass into the valve before placing the cap on works as well. It sprays out when they let air out.
No idea what that is.

Beware of aluminium valve caps, they can corrode on.
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