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  1. Giantvanman

    electric car polishers - any good ?

    A Dual Action (or DA) Random Orbital machine is always good for beginners because the chance of causing damage is much reduced compared with a professional orbital machine such as Rupes. It's also easy to get accessories for and there's lots of clips on YouTube. I've found Clean Your Car Car...
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    Distracted While Driving

    Not seen it but I'm betting there's not much on it that will surprise me. Things seen include the application of full makeup at 70mph+, manicure whilst chatting on mobile held between ear and shoulder, endless lengthy hair adjustments and titivations, several dry shaves with a battery razor and...
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    I hate Mercedes

    Unfortunately, Land Rover / Range Rover seem to suffer more than most marques when it come to rumour. Unlike M-B which has been a mass-producer of vehicles for some years now, Land Rover still make relatively few vehicles and the Range Rover is the niche within the niche, as it were. However...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread - Please no Covid talk!

    Also on the joke thread because I used to be indecisive. A farmer named Sam was overseeing his herd in a remote hilly pasture in Hereford when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and...
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    Even more new jokes...

    Not sure if this should be on the politics thread. A farmer named Sam was overseeing his herd in a remote hilly pasture in Hereford when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL®...
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    The UK Politics & Brexit Thread - Please no Covid talk!

    Bigoted Tory, bigoted socialist, bigoted politician...... all examples of tautology, surely.
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    Owning a car thing of the past!

    Although I never modify my vehicles (except for an old Land Rover 90 I had for nine years), I prefer to own them and not lease. I used to buy outright but now I buy using the offered finance which I settle completely in very short order.... no interest or charges incurred but discounts...
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    Vito W447 roof bars - Can they be fitted without removing the roof lining?

    I would phone a local M-B Commercial dealer to confirm but I can't imagine the genuine ones will be any different to the previous models which were bolt on from the outside.
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    A Divine Detail

    Can some post up Ed's contact details and website if he has one, please? I did have them back in 2010 but managed to misplace them. Thanks in advance.
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    My Mate Dave's been Done for Speeding ... and now he's a Worried Man

    It's strange that an FPN-E was not issued at the roadside..... First time I've heard of one not being issued by the reporting officer as opposed to being sent via the post unless for a camera offence. An FPN gives the recipient 28-days to either pay the fine or elect a court appearance and...
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    Just Venting, Grumpy Old Git Style.

    I won't mention which online bank it was but I occasion to call them up to ask how I could make a large cash withdrawal from our current account now that the local branch is closed and the next nearest has no counter services; I used the phone on speaker. No problem, sir. What we can do is...
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    Your garage - one car. Which one ?

    Mark 3, modernised with Corvette engine, gearbox, brakes, suspension and whatever else sir would like. or a modernised 2-door Classic Range Rover, made to sir's requirements.
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    Longest time you have kept a car

    I had a 1989 Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol (what they were called before the Defender name) for nine years. During that time, LPG was added and then it was converted to 300TDI which is when the bulk of the 180,000 miles I covered were added to the 85k it had already done.... that's roughly (by Mot...
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    Driving with a cast on her leg

    "Left leg in cast. Automatic car." Potential offences would be:- Driving without proper control Driving without due care and attention Dangerous driving and the latter two have correspondingly more serious offences linked to injury and death caused. Assuming the cast was only below the knee, I...
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    Shame the horse didn't sidestep really.

    If you recollect, this thread began with an incident whereby two cyclists 'undertook' (passed on the left) a horse and rider in clear contravention of the Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act, hitting the horse/rider and failing to stop. My view is that the law and the Highway Code do not...
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    Shame the horse didn't sidestep really.

    "never ride more than two abreast," AND "ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends" That means there isn't a carte blanche rule allowing cyclists to ride two abreast AT ALL TIMES and in every location/situation and certainly not because the spokesperson for a...
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    Shame the horse didn't sidestep really.

    Not true and not true. The police do not make the rules of the road and Highway Code (relevant sections in bold) says:- Rule 66 You should keep both hands on the handlebars except when signalling or changing gear keep both feet on the pedals never ride more than two abreast, and ride in...
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    Shame the horse didn't sidestep really.

    Windsor Triathlon event, June. "One cyclist will receive a lifetime ban from all Human Race events, a second (who did come forward after the incident) will receive a 12-month ban from all of our events. The rider, posting on Facebook as Jennifer Katherine, shared hat camera footage of a number...
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    Is this an omen?

    Maybe he thought it was a tunnel or panicked when he saw the ghost of Maggie......Bob Crow, that is.
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    Safari on Macbook

    Scroll down a little Safari - Official Apple Support
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