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by chadders
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2858
Views: 190096

Re: What did you do today?

In my experience around here some are good and some are bad. Unfortunately the good ones are in great demand The Sniffles has exacerbated this as they can deal with fewer customers and also now are trying to deal with a MOT surge. Maybe I'm just a soft touch though, as a multi year VW T2 restoration...
by chadders
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Replies: 1421
Views: 49028

Re: Crash! Bang! Wallop!

I read it as the passing traffic was doing 70, the car with a puncture was doing far less.
by chadders
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Replies: 1421
Views: 49028

Re: Crash! Bang! Wallop!

A long time ago I changed the o/s rear tyre on my MGB on the hard shoulder of the Tinsley viaduct on the M1. It was pretty scary with the artics flying past but that helped me concentrate. In my view they're stupid rather than smart motorways, just a bodge to try and allow for the lack of investment...
by chadders
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What did you do today?
Replies: 2858
Views: 190096

Re: What did you do today?

I've just shown my missus those pics. She loved that van but I didn't have the skills to repair it and the garage bills would have been in the thousands. She's so happy that it's ended up with someone else who loves it but more importantly can also look after it. (P.s. sorry for all the bodging but ...
by chadders
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain
Replies: 806
Views: 68297

Re: 1951 Pontiac Chieftain

If that was mine, and I wish it was, I'd feel like all the hard work was worthwhile.
by chadders
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: Highway Code consultation
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: Highway Code consultation

So the government say that they want to get more people cycling and and a day or so later this appears. This must be the first instance ever of joined up government although I fail to see the need for it, stopping rogue cyclists from riding on pavements or going through red lights would improve safe...
by chadders
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What the Dickens is that?
Replies: 56
Views: 2891

Re: What the Dickens is that?

The Jetstream was certainly initially manufactured by HP at Radlett although maybe not the particular one in that picture.
The same is true of the Bulldog, initially being manufactured at Shoreham like the Pup, so I'm a bit confused as to what your point is.
by chadders
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What the Dickens is that?
Replies: 56
Views: 2891

Re: What the Dickens is that?

If I remember correctly the Jetstream was a Handley Page design and the Bulldog a Beagle one.
by chadders
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Motorised Conveyances
Topic: What the Dickens is that?
Replies: 56
Views: 2891

Re: What the Dickens is that?

Yes - the Twin.

Without those they might have got a head start on DeHavilland Canada and its Twin Otter etc..