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Rob.L last won the day on June 13 2016

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  1. Rob.L

    Stop-Start on cars

    The only car I have had with stop/start was a Hyundai ix20, manual gearbox and tiny 1.4 diesel engine. The stop/start only worked occasionally, but was only intended to cut in when the engine was fully up to temperature, and the battery fully charged anyway. The idea was to save fuel, but as the engine wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding, I wasn’t even able to use top (6th) gear anywhere, even on motorways, so fuel economy was rubbish. Boy, was I glad to see the back of that lemon.
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    Top Gear

    The subtitle writer wouldn’t be able to keep up, chief. The subtitle writer wouldn’t be able to keep up.
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    watson fothergill office

    Can you afford £1500 a month? If so, you can live there.
  4. Rob.L

    How's your day?

    Some of us learned how to do parallel parking by watching how Reginald Molehusband did it.
  5. Rob.L

    How's your day?

    You mean that flash car of yours hasn’t got “park assist”, Lizzie?
  6. One option could be to contact the council. I did that some years ago when I was looking for an ancestor’s grave in the General Cemetery and they sent me a map of the cemetery showing where the grave was. Link with email address and phone number -
  7. Reviving an old thread, Boon Series 4 (first series set here in Nottingham) started last night on Drama channel, and is on again tonight. On at 01:40 if you’re a night owl, otherwise can be recorded for watching at a more reasonable hour.
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    All Kinds of Everything.

    In the Bell Inn one evening, after a few pints of bitter, I downed a pint of barley wine in one go for a bet. Felt Ok at first, then went out of the door and it hit me like a sledgehammer. I ended up sitting on the ground while the world was spinning around me. Never, ever, touched the evil brew again.
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    Foters Wiv' Motors.

    Mazda seem to like it though, as they’ve persisted with the RX range. Not the best for fuel economy, and as I’ve been told, once started, you shouldn’t switch off until the engine is fully warmed-up to prevent premature wear on the rotor seals.
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    Nottingham Childrens Hospital

    The Children’s Hospital was on Berkeley Avenue, off Redcliffe Road. It later became offices for the Health Authority. I never went into the hospital itself, only the nurses home.
  11. I’ve a feeling that might have been the “Twiggy” Miura, previously owned by Twiggy’s manager, Justin de Villeneuve. If so, it’s still around and worth a few million quid.
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    Buses in Nottingham

    Saw that a few weeks ago in the car park of the Nag’s Head in Woodborough, when we went there for lunch. The old fellow is still going strong, judging by his appetite!
  13. Rob.L

    Speak Nottinghameze

    Shoes? You were lucky. For some of us, it was plimsolls in summer, wellies in winter. Not easy to run to the outside toilets in wellies, but at least you could warm your feet if you didn’t get there quickly enough.
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    Enjoying owt on the box lately ?

    AM still do have an association with the Bond brand. They’re even making a few “new” DB5s with most of the toys for wealthy clients. Only £3m each!
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    Enjoying owt on the box lately ?

    It was both of them, as Ford were quite pushy about getting their cars on TV. Hence the Sweeney had Granadas and the Professionals had Escort RS and Capri. Unlike BMC, who apparently refused to supply Minis to the Italian Job film makers.