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TugCowboy

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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2014, 01:01:23 PM »

Oh, and the U-47 fits in it ok,

That's what we like to hear! Who cares about MPG and how comfy the seat is, as long as the models will fit in.  :-))
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2014, 01:15:32 PM »

The chap that brought the car round for me to test drive seemed a bit miffed when I asked him to lower the rear seats, then go upstairs and fetch the U boat down to see if it would fit inside. That made him earn his commission for today...   ;D


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2014, 02:40:49 PM »

Insurance is the right area, when testing, look for lumpy running, typically on gentle acceleration through 30mph.  Its about the right age for a dodgy timing chain and/or one of the two(?!) sensors and/or the MAS and/or the air cleaner.  And probably anything else on a modern engine that can no longer be fixed with either a 1/2"AF spanner or a hammer.
I have a 1/2 AF and a hammer if needed. Also a worryingly large collection of knives I found in a draw under my bench
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2014, 02:45:47 PM »

Meet my new baby...


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2014, 02:59:46 PM »

Nice sized motor there sir. Plenty of space, I envy you as this is my boat transporter:
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2014, 03:03:50 PM »

Looks nice and tidy, loads of room, perhaps time to build another big sub now you have all that space?
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2014, 03:44:47 PM »

Problems are:


Due to this damn rheumatoid arthritis I can't lift big boats any longer.   <:(
I just don't have room in my flat for any more big boats.    <:(
I can't get big boats up and down the stairs.   <:(


Apart from that, I'd love another big boat... %)


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2014, 04:43:38 PM »

Rich,
No sign of a ground floor flat yet then?


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2014, 04:57:54 PM »

Not a sniff, Bob...but after all the work my landlady has done in here for me, and the fact that I can manage the stairs now, I don't really mind. I like living here, I like the village, and I don't really mind about having to build small boats either. Nine foot submarines are all well and good, they look beautiful out on the water, but now I'm an old fart I couldn't lift one in or out of the water any longer. Unless it was a huge ground floor flat, I'd still be stuffed with a big boat.


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2014, 06:07:53 PM »

Well you could of bought a small truck with a Hiab on the back instead of that Nissan......
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2014, 06:12:23 PM »

Then I could have lifted the U boat out of the window...


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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2014, 09:34:43 AM »

I have a 1/2 AF and a hammer if needed. Also a worryingly large collection of knives I found in a draw under my bench
I already have a similar toolkit - my gripe is that as with most modern cars, you need a computer to tell you guess at which bit to replace.
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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2014, 12:21:52 PM »

Lucky my wife replaces her car every 4-5 years once she has put a 100,000 miles on it. As she only buys 6 month old ex demo Honda's they never go wrong and as she picked the house without a garage she has to pay to get it serviced.
Currently going through the draws on my workbench and sorting out all the tools that 50 years of magpies have acquired. I have 12 pairs of electrical pliers (the red ones). I can see the need for 3 or 4 (1 in toolbar, 1 in draw and 1 to replace the one that gets nicked) but why in earth does a electrician need 6 pairs on tin snips?

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Re: Car insurance...
« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2014, 12:18:00 AM »

I've found a 2002 Nissan Almera Tino SE estate, 1769cc with 69900 miles on the clock

If it's as reliable as my 2002 Nissan Almera SE (1600?) you'll be laughing. I bought that car at 30k miles and got to 160k miles before (reluctantly) trading it in for something bigger. During that time it let me down precisely once. (Battery reached six years and died one frozen morning.)

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