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2018: A Peterborough Odyssey

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:56 am

Best time of the day to be driving on British roads...

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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:10 am

Well, we made it. Chucking down all the way, not fun. Then got flashed down by a lorry, turns out the transporter?s rear lights are broken. What the ****? Turned the rear fog light on, then the Elan?s side lights.

You should see the wiring back there what a bodge. No wonder the lights don?t work. Indicators and brake lights ok though. Also, service light on the dashboard and brake warning light both on, which was explained as ?mechanic changed the brake pads but broke the sensor wire, and forgot to reset the service light?. Jeez! I shall gave a word or two to say when I get it back!

Anyway, here is the proof.

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Obligatory picture outside of Spydercars.


It?s already up on the ramp and the suspension?s apart. Hopefully it?ll go well...
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:34 am

This is like listen WITH Mother, great stuff :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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corrected "with", thanks Eric :wink:
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:47 am

Sounds more like `Listen with mother` to me. That is, if you are old enough.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:32 am

Fixing the lights will give you something to do while you wait!
Or will get back in daylight now the clocks gone forwards?
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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:36 am

I?m visiting nearby family...
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:52 am

JonB wrote:I?m visiting nearby family...


You left them unsupervised! :shock:
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:59 am

ericbushby wrote:Sounds more like `Listen with mother` to me. That is, if you are old enough.
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Surely it was Watch with mother.....now Read with Mother.

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:09 pm

OK guys - according to Wikipedia:
Listen with Mother ran on BBC from Jan 1950 to Oct 1982.
Watch with Mother ran from '53 to '73.

So amazingly Listen outlived Watch!
Making assumptions about our ages I expect Listen is our first and strongest memory.

Should I have started a new dotage reminiscence thread??
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:36 pm

It's all Jon's fault :wink:
We're just killing time and need to know if Wiggy could fix it :cry: :cry:
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:58 pm

John,
You youngsters know nothing.
Come back when you have got some time in.
I'm on the edge of my seat here, waiting for news from Peterborough.
I hope we get an update and do not have to wait till the morning or I might not sleep.
Anyway shouldn't you be in the garage. I am expecting to see it at Tatton.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:00 pm

We shouldn't have to wait long now.
I'll bet Jon's looking forward to the M25 in rush hour!
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PostPost by: pauljones » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:37 pm

Hope its all going well, few hours left of the working day, then sit in the M25 carpark. Thats a long day for Jon. Worth it in the end im sure.
Kick the tyres and light them fires...!!!!!!!
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:46 pm

All gone quite.

Must mean you are on your way home with job done!

Fingers crossed

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:15 pm

Or the chassis is bent and it's still there! Not wishing this on you Jon sorry to be a Job's comforter.
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