Reward for reporting idling cars.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 13 Mar 2020, 7:58pm

Bus chassises with engines and warmly dressed drivers on the M6, I remember seeing them, I think the body was bolted on at Workington
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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby mikeymo » 13 Mar 2020, 8:02pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Bus chassises with engines and warmly dressed drivers on the M6, I remember seeing them, I think the body was bolted on at Workington


Yes, that could well have been it, what with me being oop north, tha nos. What a job, driving one of them, eh? Probably not allowed anymore - pha! Nanny state, health and safety gone mad, etc. etc.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Mar 2020, 8:21am

Yeah, I've seen them too. Don't know where they were heading – driving west through Gloucestershire. Drivers wearing m/c helmets.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Mar 2020, 8:36am

Recently?
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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Barks » 14 Mar 2020, 8:46am

Why can’t you just scrape the windscreen and windows free of frost then get in, start the engine and move off? Just wear appropriate clothing including gloves to cover being cold - It takes 2-3 minutes

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Mar 2020, 9:12am

mikeymo wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Bus chassises with engines and warmly dressed drivers on the M6, I remember seeing them, I think the body was bolted on at Workington


Yes, that could well have been it, what with me being oop north, tha nos. What a job, driving one of them, eh? Probably not allowed anymore - pha! Nanny state, health and safety gone mad, etc. etc.

Don't see why not, assuming there was a selt belt and mudguards.

cf link on P2 of this thread:

https://arbtalk.co.uk/forums/topic/7455 ... /#comments

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Mar 2020, 9:15am

Barks wrote:Why can’t you just scrape the windscreen and windows free of frost then get in, start the engine and move off? Just wear appropriate clothing including gloves to cover being cold - It takes 2-3 minutes

Because the windows are still cold and mist up very quickly
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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Oldjohnw » 14 Mar 2020, 9:52am

Unfortunately we have this silly habit of breathing even in cold weather. It doesn't take long to mist up cold glass.
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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Mar 2020, 9:57am

Oldjohnw wrote:Unfortunately we have this silly habit of breathing even in cold weather. It doesn't take long to mist up cold glass.

I used to juggle the HVAC in my plug in hybrid to avoid fogging and keep the ICE from firing until I chose (so I could maximise EV use in the stop-start urban leg before the Mway) so it is possible, but a faff tbh. I was younger & more obsessive then :D

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby mikeymo » 14 Mar 2020, 10:52am

Oldjohnw wrote:Unfortunately we have this silly habit of breathing even in cold weather. It doesn't take long to mist up cold glass.


Hang on, I have the solution!! I'll just hold my breath while driving, until the windows are free of condensation. Of course the gradual diminution of mental faculties, loss of concentration, dizziness, fainting, then death, could be seen as a downside to this approach. Still, at least I won't have left the car running for a few minutes to make it possible to see out of the windows.

Keep 'em coming folks. Together we can conquer the evil of leaving the engine running on the drive on a frosty morning.
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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby fullupandslowingdown » 14 Mar 2020, 12:11pm

well Mikey.... you know our other popular line at Forums'R'us, the corona virus one. Well why don't we re-use the masks that we thought was protecting we from the virus. If we wear them inside out, that will stop us breathing for loadsa of time out of fear of ingesting the bug. Bit like having a sharpened point on the steering wheel.

Though one or two posters could be right, it's our cabin heaters that are inadequate to the task, so lets turbo charge them like wot
engines are nowadays. I believe there is a turbo charged vacuum cleaner on the for sale or rent board, using double sided sticky tape and chewing gum, take the engine exhaust through the boot, to spin up the turbo that then flings out super heated air at the windscreen instantly clearing it.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby mikeymo » 14 Mar 2020, 12:22pm

fullupandslowingdown wrote:well Mikey.... you know our other popular line at Forums'R'us, the corona virus one. Well why don't we re-use the masks that we thought was protecting we from the virus. If we wear them inside out, that will stop us breathing for loadsa of time out of fear of ingesting the bug. Bit like having a sharpened point on the steering wheel.

Though one or two posters could be right, it's our cabin heaters that are inadequate to the task, so lets turbo charge them like wot
engines are nowadays. I believe there is a turbo charged vacuum cleaner on the for sale or rent board, using double sided sticky tape and chewing gum, take the engine exhaust through the boot, to spin up the turbo that then flings out super heated air at the windscreen instantly clearing it.


Most excellent dude!! And imagine how much we're saving the planet by avoiding the hot exhaust gases being wasted. You've clearly thought about this in great depth.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby fullupandslowingdown » 14 Mar 2020, 1:01pm

After reading the lantern rouge thread, realized how obvious and simples the perfick solution really is.

Take the windscreen indoors with you each night. In the morning take the warm dry windscreen, refit into car, quickly start and chocks away

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby mikeymo » 14 Mar 2020, 2:19pm

fullupandslowingdown wrote:After reading the lantern rouge thread, realized how obvious and simples the perfick solution really is.

Take the windscreen indoors with you each night. In the morning take the warm dry windscreen, refit into car, quickly start and chocks away


I think you're heading towards the perfect solution.

My brother-in-law used to take us all swimming on a Sunday morning. He had a jeep with a canvas top and fold down windscreen. Hair dry in no time.

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Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Postby Bmblbzzz » 14 Mar 2020, 4:05pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Recently?

Decades ago. At least the 1990s, probably the 80s.