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  1. if you list it on ebay you might be able to get £2-£5.00 for it? buddsy
  2. Good news is the death rate at the moment is normal compared with recent years. Luckily week 52 has not seen as many deaths as the Flu cases of 2016/2017 buddsy
  3. I dont understand why the media has headlines like "Covid-19: UK reports a record 55,892 daily cases" When you read the article they are talking about Corona Virus cases? "The UK has reported another 55,892 daily cases of coronavirus, the highest figure on record." So we all know Corona Virus and Covid-19 are different things so why almost a year latter are they still implying they are one and the same thing? BBC Corona virus Surely by now they should make up their mind which they are talking about? buddsy
  4. The NHS seem to have stopped releasing the info how effective the flu jab is. 2017-2018 season was the last data they seemed to release? Clemo being close to 50 the 2017-2018 was 12.2% effective. Seems like a waste of NHS time and money to me. Gov.UK Flu Vaccine buddsy
  5. Is the 2020 flu jab anymore effective than the 2017 flu jab? buddsy
  6. Spent many hours working on Bridgeports. I sold an old one and bought my Esprit with the money. Yours has a power cross slide. Very versatile machine. You can get a slotting head for the rear which spins round and a 6" riser block. Some of the digital readouts have come down in price and are a good addition. buddsy
  7. A few pics as we all like pics 🙂 And the old grinder on which Ive done a fair few bits for Classic Team Lotus. Grinding hubs etc. buddsy
  8. So you are saying those who die wont need to be notifiable cases? But surely with the numbers being reported of people we are told have Covid-19 as 99% of them wont die shouldnt there be many more than 50 people recorded in week 51 across the UK? buddsy
  9. Ok genuine question here. Id be grateful if anyone in the know could answer for me as I feel Im being dumb not understanding the information Im being presented with. If I look through my local hospital it list the people who have died from and have been tested positive for Covid-19. Basically every day this month 1 or 2 people per day (I know most are in their later years and have existing medical conditions but leaving that can of worms aside for now) Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Covid-19 Deaths So Covid-19 is a notifiable disease and is listed
  10. I have seen dremmals/air die grinders used in lathe tool posts to internally grind bores. buddsy
  11. Yes its way past time it was dueled. Obviously this is one sticking point but if Yarmouth became a major sea port once more this would help the cost to build. One good thing is land isnt in short supply along the way. buddsy
  12. Close by us in Norwich we have Great Yarmouth. They recently invested in a new outer harbor. When I was a kid in the 80s the Norfolk line lorries would often been seen and as Ive been told by my Dutch relatives they linked Yarmouth and the Netherlands. I dont understand why this is not happening again? Every time there is something upsetting the French Fishermen they seem to block ports with impunity. The ability to go around them into the Netherlands I would think would be beneficial not only to us but to the Dutch who have always seemed to be friendly to us in my experience.
  13. Hi Rick I have a cylindrical grinder and when I started out in engineering we often would turn parts and leave material on for grinding. Ive got a pretty decent cnc lathe which I can hit tolerances I couldn't achieve as consistently on my old Colchester Lathes. Surface finish too is very fine. We still grind some items but not very often these days. I aimed at making my piston 0.01mm bigger than my existing to allow to polish the surface. Used a bit of P600 then P1000 then a bit of the old scotch bright. When thinking about what size to make the new pistons although I didnt want them
  14. Ive just been refurbishing mine. I wanted to get some new stainless steel pistons as my old ones had corroded a bit and caused a sticking brake. I couldnt find anyone selling them. Sillilar ones not non that would suit. So Ive just machined a pair up. buddsy
  15. ??? In other news week 51 saw 50 cases of Covid-19 across the UK Down from 181 cases the week before. buddsy
  16. Mine was loud and whiny but turned out being the alternator bearings buggered. buddsy
  17. Ive said it many times I love Europe. I love the differences between our countries. I love our diversity. The same reason Im not a fan of Benidorm (England on sea) but love Valencia. This is what makes trade interesting and great We are all friends but the EU in my opinion is Germany wanting to have its cake an eat it. oh well take care everyone where ever you are from and what opinion you hold. Happy Xmas to you all. love and peace buddsy
  18. I agree thats such a classy colour. I had once thought about going copper but have gone off that a bit. But this looks a nice mix of the copper & red Ive always loved red sports cars. Recently I had considered changing to an Elise or Exige. I think Fire red which looks a similar colour was my preference. buddsy
  19. 007! Must be worth £1 million! Didnt we have this discussions years back! buddsy
  20. I think I bought it from Lotusbits if I remember. All was done in situ. Just undo the two I think. buddsy
  21. Very nice and welcome to the forum! buddsy
  22. Hi Nice collection. buddsy
  23. Nice one and welcome to the forum! Red turbos are the best of the bunch! 🙂 buddsy
  24. Hi Jimmy and bad luck with the Exige. Such a shame but I hope the new car helps make it all ok! buddsy
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