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  1. You forgot the JPS F1s and many others on the track 😎.

    When did you come over? We were there on Sunday, poor weather, still 4 Lotus in the classic parking lot.

    My mate took a few pictures:310073231_485538333464028_9111102703024465285_n.thumb.jpg.d4c046777341989662a2ddb18c6356cb.jpg





    We saw one unfortunate incident, the Evora GTE came up the Raidillon with flames around the exhaust, leading his class. It quickly spread to the engine bay and he had to pull over at Les Combes. Lot of smoke but little visible damage and luckily he got out quickly and unharmed.

    The JPS F1s were very impressive, by that time the track had dried up somewhat and they were clearly not holding back much.


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  2. 4 hours ago, Wanderor Cross said:

    So today I tried taking a break to put in my new seats and that turned into more fun and I think I need to make an adjustment but while waiting I came back to the thought of trying to see how I could move the shift fork myself and confirm travel and that it's not hanging up.

    That's a good idea to try and move the fork manually. You will need some leverage, as it takes a lot of force. Put the car in gear (engine off of course), manually operate the fork and see if that allows you to move the car freely. It's one of the first things I try when someone comes in with clutch problems (if possible on that type of car).

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  3. On 26/09/2022 at 12:35, Pete-NR18 said:

    Found this on the Esso website:Β 

    β€œWhat’s in our Synergy Supreme+ 99 premium petrol

    Our Synergy Supreme+ 99 petrol has more cleaning power than our regular petrol – and includes molecules whose job it is to reduce the friction in your engine helping the moving parts work more efficiently.*

    I don't doubt the Esso Supreme is good fuel, I also use it, but a reduction of friction seems a bit far fetched! Unless they mean it keeps the injectors cleaner. Sounds more like a copy-paste from one of their oil leaflets.

    As to the original question, I only use 98 or similar in my classics, both for the octane number (on anything with carbs and/or dizzy) and for less ethanol to save hoses etc. The Land Rovers get 95, as do the garden tools but they are run dry before winter storage. Premixed Aspen for the 2-strokes, I don't use enough to warrant mixing my own.

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  4. If they read it, they certainly missed the point!

    What I find most disturbing, someone is actually trying to keep the system operational! I've been told the detectors that had been turned away have been put back into position...Β 

    I'll try the other staircase when I go home, still debating the masking tape. Could be useful on the cyclists as well. 😈

  5. There is one silver lining: the resistance is growing and that brings colleagues closer together. No doubt more so than a teambuilding day.

    Someone is turning the motion detectors away, another one is looking for masking tape, I'm thinking spray-on grease should work as well.

    What we haven't figured out yet is who's bright idea this was and how long they plan to keep the bloody things. There is the optimistic view it might just be for this week, as we have a 'soft mobility' week to encourage people walking and cycling. I'm pretty sure they'll stay until we remove them ourselves.

  6. 51 minutes ago, RobinB5 said:

    Don't see what the fuss is about. Icons/signs are being changed to reflect a changing context. Same with the save icon where the floppy disc it represents is woefully outdated nowadays. Consequence of progress and something that should be lauded.Β 

    I think the new one is not as clear as the old one, the point of view is wrong, you wont face the train head-on unless you've really made a wrong turn.

    But not fussed at all, I couldn't care less and I'm confident I'll recognize a railway crossing regardless of the sign used.

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  7. On 17/09/2022 at 18:50, jep said:

    I very much doubt the mileage is genuine. Unless it is backed up by comprehensive evidence, don't believe it.

    I'd certainly hope it's been around the clock, no good for a car like to just sit in a garage and a shame for POs if they never used and enjoyed it. πŸ˜‰

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  8. 15 hours ago, exeterjeep said:

    Browsing round the internet found out that this highway code sign is being replaced as young people and some others can't understand it. Changed earlier this year.

    Why is this road sign set to be removed from UK roads?

    by .....


    Or may be it more of a change from coal to diesel. (Note no over head cables.)

    Yep, same over here. I have the feeling it's more about being able to claim 'look, we have new sings so we're doing something about safety' than meeting an actual need/problem. I thought it came from the EU? No doubt in a few years they will create a new version with catenaries to indicate they no longer support diesel traction...

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