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grumpydaddy last won the day on October 19 2019

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  1. I shall not argue with any of you. You have your views, I have mine.... it is just that now some people are allowed, even encouraged, to air their views whilst others are not. When one considers this culture of never offend anyone it is curiously devoid of balance I, unlike yourself @Blue_Cafe, would not presume to know what you think You did however make me check the meaning of that phrase and I found my understanding of "take umbrage" to be in order. I find it in keeping with a lot of folks here now. My perception of course but it is the result of a lifetime of observing peopl
  2. From where I sit I see a lot more locked threads. I see folks with vast knowledge drifting away from what is becoming for me a boring site I feel that where once a number of people would chip in to help on technical issues, now there are fewer I have no interest in proffering my thoughts on wiring or electrical safety if my other posts are blocked or dismissed or I am threatened This is probably due to the moral attitudes that have weakened our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favour of ideological conformity. I mostly come here to see if anything
  3. @MildredM I had a similar one, puke yellow, with a big rusty piece of steel covering the vitesse engine that we chucked in it. Fitted with an overdrive too meant the cover for the gearbox housing was not bolted in and a 6 inch gap from that to the rest of the propshaft tunnel. Memories of driving in the snow with the roof down an all the engine heat filling the car to neck level car was £50 Insurance was about the same for third party (remember third party?)
  4. When I first looked no and clicking on the image icon talked about outlook login All working now though
  5. You should not have issues provided all connections in the ring are tight and the connections in the plug are too It will quite quickly become apparent if the plug wires are loose as the plug will heat up This could also happen if the socket into which you plug the machine has seen better days and the plug is not held tightly. All in all what you propose is little different to a fast boil kettle when you turn it on
  6. I experienced static until I seasoned mine ....with rice. It was NOT a Niche though
  7. Oh, I think you might know this
  8. Yay, a positive thought that might work extremely well
  9. I am probably a bit thick skinned compared to some. You could probably say things to me that would incense others (we have observed that.) Then there are now the Trolls too. Those that just won't leave it alone even after all has been made clear
  10. For those who have been moderated, I now include myself in that number for the first time since I joined, do you think it would be helpful if the mod, in communicating the deed, could highlight the paragraph that caused the issue. Currently I am finding it hard to be able to say what needs saying without stepping on any toes and even after having made clear that my opinion piece was observational. I know he does not have to under the rules but how else does one learn?
  11. Aggression? There is none that I see. Why would you try to imply that there is?
  12. I will NOT bite even though this equally as off topic post seems designed to make me do so. I would say however that there are a couple of "hard to tell" types, that I am supposed to have a phobia for, that I count among my friends.
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