Break out the bbq - summer is here 2019

Captain Jack

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Waaaarrrmmm here..
 
Channel Hopper

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More and more cars these days have done away with roll bars and drop links - I was quite surprised when exchanging our previous Punto Grande for a new one that various bits seemed to be missing!

Tell me about it. I replaced the shock absorbers all round on the other half's Yaris a couple of years ago. I'm used to dampers sitting inside springs which would keep everything nice and secure but on the rear of her car there is nothing holding the springs between the subframe and suspension apart from two very shallow cups top and bottom.


If she ever goes off road in the thing.....
 
Lazarus

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Not climate. Weather.
Exactly.

Mind you, the hillside at the edge of our village has been burning for ten days now.
 
Analoguesat

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The cloud burned off & its been a lovely day here. I see the Scottish Welsh & Norrthern Ireland Easter Sunday temperature records have all gone.

 
Lazarus

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Talking of burning off, three more Fire Engines and a hulking great Bowser came racing through the village two hours ago, as the hillside has burst into flames yet again.
 
Channel Hopper

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Talking of burning off, three more Fire Engines and a hulking great Bowser came racing through the village two hours ago, as the hillside has burst into flames yet again.

Has the scorched earth method improved low horizon reception though ?
 
Lazarus

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


:-lmao
 
Lazarus

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

No.
 
Analoguesat

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Whilst you lot are scorching in tropical temperatures tomorrow and enjoying the sun spare a thought for me. Raise a beer as long as its a cold one :D - its a normal working Mornday up ere as Easter Monday isnt a bank holiday :(
 
Lazarus

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Work? Wazaaat?
 
PaulR

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I do remember. But the memory is fading fast...
 
Topper

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Whilst you lot are scorching in tropical temperatures tomorrow and enjoying the sun spare a thought for me. Raise a beer as long as its a cold one :D - its a normal working Mornday up ere as Easter Monday isnt a bank holiday :(
Isn't for many up here, the bin men have just been and I had to run out in my dressing gown down the road with my recycling bin, no doubt they will be on double time though, note to self must buy some slippers, barefoot in the UK is not the way to go:-wow:-wow
 
jeallen01

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Tell me about it. I replaced the shock absorbers all round on the other half's Yaris a couple of years ago. I'm used to dampers sitting inside springs which would keep everything nice and secure but on the rear of her car there is nothing holding the springs between the subframe and suspension apart from two very shallow cups top and bottom.
No real problem even if the shock shears at one end (had that happen wiith my old Mk IV Golf estate) because the weight of the car will keep the spring in place (drove the Golf around with a broken shock for a couple of days until I could get a new one :D ). Anyway, just stick a jack under the spring cup to support/raise/lower it whilst replacing the shock or refitting an ARB etc (I have 5-6 small trolley jacks, and also a small bottle jack which is ideal as it fits neatly under the spring cup without getting in the way of anything else).
 
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Channel Hopper

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I find that slipping the dressing gown sleeves over the legs, keeping the toes just covered means you can go much faster in public. People get out the way quicker as well, a double whammy.
 
jeallen01

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I find that slipping the dressing gown sleeves over the legs, keeping the toes just covered means you can go much faster in public. People get out the way quicker as well, a double whammy.
Dressed like that, I am sure they get out of your way - "WTF is going on - but I'm not staying to find out!"o_O
 
PaulR

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Bin day for us as well. It's green bin day for us which, perversely, is our non-recyclable bin. The recyclable stuff goes in the grey bin for next Monday,
 
2cvbloke

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Bought a hammock, t'was comfy... ^_^
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Channel Hopper

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Went on a daytrip to Hell, sorry, Legoland.
 
2cvbloke

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2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
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13°C here today, but I'm sat by my barbecue cooking up some potatoes & steak, well, the steak'll go on when the potatoes are done... ^_^
 
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