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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2014, 03:40:00 PM »

Did you get free shots of Redex Ray?

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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2014, 04:06:33 PM »

 :-)) Sure did,do you remember the 2 stroke pumps where you had to set the ratio of oil to petrol and pump it by hand, all the scooter boys used to use it on a Friday night for the weekend, I had to the high oct. stuff on the Vellocette would pink like hell if I used anything else, if I remember right it had a compression ratio of about 10.5:1 had a lot of Vello's and Nortons loved em all,Ray. :-))   
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2014, 04:15:04 PM »

Gallon too only 6 pints always thought they  I still have to divide kilo's by 2.2 to make sense of the weight involved   


I think you'll find that the US gallon has 8 pints but their pint has 16 Fluid ounces not 20 like UK. Also the Kilo is approx 2.2 pounds so to get pounds from Kilos you have to multiply by 2.2 not divide
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2014, 04:30:51 PM »

Hey Hey Ray :-))
I was a Norton fan 2 Featherbed 99 's
then cobbled a Triton together. Spent
a fortune on oil for that one.
When Honda came on the scene I went
all Itie and all my bikes were Ducatis after that.

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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2014, 04:50:12 PM »

 {-) I had a Norton interstate 850 1973 bought in 1980 had it fifteen years never let me down, never cured oil leaks and brakes could have been better(1 disc front and drum rear) must have kept Castrol in business,kept it in a garage all the time I had it, the good bit was I sold it for more than paid for it,a mate of mine had a Ducati single 350 in the 60s I think that was quite fast,Ray. %%     
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2014, 05:34:44 PM »

Hu=i T.T I think I was thinking of a metric ton.  I still weigh my boats in pounds and ounces. 
Just off to play duplocate bridge 10.000 micro fortnights.  Nice partner to look at and a happy evening.  Just hope the computer deals us some nice hands.
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2014, 06:07:41 PM »

 O0 I think us oldies tend to a bit of both metric and imperial measurement, what suits us for that particular purpose, I use miles and  yards for distance but millimeters for small measurements some the other way round, as long as you get it right that's what matters,like the old cherry about 9 square yards and 9 yards square that's court a few people out over the years,Ray. O0
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2014, 09:31:25 PM »

In rural France une livre, or pound will buy a half-kilo of spuds, near enough the same thing. And they still measure bicycle frames in pouces or thumbs. As an aside, dix kilos des pommes de terre was code for a litre of illicit calvados

In India before decimalisation a seer was a unit of weight that varied according to which state you were in.
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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #58 on: August 22, 2014, 10:03:33 PM »

Are betting odds fractions or ratios? Your starter for 10
Ratio,s are the number of times 1 thing contains another.
Fractions have a numerator and a denominator where the numerator can be larger that the denominator
Decimal odds are the most popular odds globally.  Decimal odds show how much
will be gained from a bet of 1 unit.1 unit could mean 1,10 or 100
most decimal odds go out to 2 decimal places for grater accuracy of the odds,
Decimal odds usually include the return unit stake,
e.g. decimal odds of 3.00 returns 30 which is 20 and 10 return stake.

UK bookmakers use fractional odds which express the odds in a different meaning
Fractional odds tell you what profit will be returned from a 1 unit stake as apposed
to how much in total will be returned.
At 5/1 a punter will be paid 5 times the unit stake, if the stake was 10 then the
returns would be 50 + stake= 60.

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Re: Guide to Imperial Measurents
« Reply #59 on: August 23, 2014, 08:42:21 AM »

In France a pound is one half-kilogram that is 500 grams since the adoption of the metric system.

And not 453,59237 as in UK (that was have to be easy to measure)  %)   :o :o :o :o :o :o  {:-{ :(( >:-o

It's true, it is especially used in rural France and by the former(old)

Everybody uses this unit mass to buy except the young people who buy in bag or from the unity(unit) to the great market
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