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by al_yrpal
21 May 2019, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 143
Views: 2282

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

In America almost all cars are automatic and have been since the 1960s. Most automatic cars have torque converters which slip making them inherently less economical than simple cheap to produce conventional gearboxes. My turbo petrol SEAT Ateca is an automatic, there are all sorts of gizmos...paddle...
by al_yrpal
19 May 2019, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking
Replies: 51
Views: 986

Re: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking

Out of wood I have made... Model aircraft, rubber powered, control line speed and combat, gliders, free flight, mostly from my own designs, tweaked engines to deliver more power Furniture of all sorts, wall units, tv stand, stools, Several sailing dinghys Green oak garden building I enjoy doing my o...
by al_yrpal
18 May 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 6974

Re: Are you going to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest? 2018

Oz did it for me. Fresh and innovative. As usual Europe was crap! They will all vote for one another

Al
by al_yrpal
16 May 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

mercalia wrote:boris , boris , we want boris! :lol:


Hmmm I always thought there was something strange about you :lol:

First an incompetent robot that doesn't obey instructions and now possibly a clown!

Al
by al_yrpal
14 May 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It took most of my FIL's life for him to forgive the Germans. Stopped my wife going on a school German exchange. But in the end he went to Germany in his 60s and got on with them fine.

Al
by al_yrpal
14 May 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric car windows
Replies: 40
Views: 760

Re: Electric car windows

The electric windows on my Triumph Stag didnt work so I took the switches out and cleaned and reset the contacts. Love it when you can DIY. Now its a 'vehicle technician' with a computer and if it doesnt work you take out the whole assembly, throw it away and plug in a completely new ( rather pricey...
by al_yrpal
14 May 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Dunkirk was remembered because we rescued the remnants of our Army from potential disaster. My father in law was one of them, evacuated on a destroyer that was strafed. Got his own back at Pegasus Bridge! But that was another time...

Al
by al_yrpal
13 May 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Conservatives have new leader! Because Mrs May has obstinately hung on against the odds, it's been hard to dislodge her. However those clever Tories have come up with a great wheeze - they've simply gone round the road block and built a new party around their newly chosen leader. Nigel Farage is hi...
by al_yrpal
13 May 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

The whole idea of the EU is protectionist. In addition to the EU theres a big wide world out there...

Al
by al_yrpal
13 May 2019, 8:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Lots of hysterical slurs being cast at Brexit supporters as usual! Nazis, racists, little Englanders, Dunkirk Spirit, stench etc etc. Call something bad and impose it on your opponents 100% Any excuse for lack of solid reasoned argument. Desperate leavers here seem to have completely lost it.

Al
by al_yrpal
12 May 2019, 10:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

You are the ones who has been had, ever since Maastricht... if you watched Von Rheostat thats abundantly clear. Anyway you can always stay in France I am sure the yellow vests will welcome you with open arms :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
12 May 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I am registered here but I will be there so I wont be able to vote. A vote for the Brexit Party is a reiteration of a vote to leave. The Brexit Party is a very broad church. It includes both people from the right and the left. To pretend a vote for the Brexit Party is a vote for the far right is rid...
by al_yrpal
12 May 2019, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15725
Views: 380270

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

And this is a point I have made several times before in my posts, most voters will keep this very close to their chest. In certain circles, failing to do so may make robuster persons twiddle enormously big fists. Outside the house I tend to keep silent about the EU. Yes, even here. Anti EU yellow v...
by al_yrpal
11 May 2019, 9:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 1161

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

Diet and cycling enabled me to get from 15 stone 6 to 12 stone in about 8 months. Did about 4 x 20 mile rides a week. Great combination. About 1300 calories per day, 1000 nett

Good luck

Al