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by robin
Sun May 24, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello! 135R owner
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Hello! 135R owner

Hello Robin, You'll be pleased to hear the car is running very well. Since acquiring it I've tinkered with some of the wiring to get the Speedo working which was successful. I also stuck a kpro ECU on it and yesterday went to visit Dan Webster at HPE to get a full customer map for it. Very pleased ...
by robin
Sat May 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: Hello! 135R owner
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Hello! 135R owner

Hi Alex, Glad Egor has found a new home! That car has a long and colourful history, most of the colour during my ownership of it, though it had two prior SE owners and of course Jen had it afterwards - now you've joined SE I think it's safe to say that the car has been an SE car its whole life, apar...
by robin
Thu May 21, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Builder Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Builder Recommendation

I've used two recently - both excellent. Hoggs of Edinburgh Ltd. kevanhogg@googlemail.com - they redid the stone work outside my house as well as widening a garage entrance. Their stone work is excellent. They show up on time and get the job done. I don't think they do any interior fitting type stuf...
by robin
Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SE BMW M2 Club
Replies: 52
Views: 12442

Re: SE BMW M2 Club

The great thing about the game of life is that you get to make the rules that suit you best :-)
by robin
Mon May 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SE BMW M2 Club
Replies: 52
Views: 12442

Re: SE BMW M2 Club

I find it helps to never remember what I paid for a car ... if X is unknown then X-Y is not knowable :-) The Zaphod Beeblebrox approach to buying and selling cars!
by robin
Sun May 17, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: SE BMW M2 Club
Replies: 52
Views: 12442

Re: SE BMW M2 Club

Dig through the archives of SE, it's a common pattern. 20 years from now your kids will be grown up, you'll be driving something fun again (probably by then will have to be electric or pre-2000 V12 - probably sold to you by Mr Boag - as that's all that will be available :-)). Meanwhile I'll be 75 (i...
by robin
Sat May 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thoughts on property prices
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Thoughts on property prices

Interesting point of view. Historically despite many ups and downs, neither class of asset has faced complete wipeout across the whole market, but individual cases have in each. For example, Enron returned essentially zero to its investors. People who invested in properties in off plan rental proper...
by robin
Sat May 16, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Todays joke of the day
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: Todays joke of the day

Just today I was reading an article about a guy who had taken a drive through swab test. After endless fobbing off (call back tomorrow, it'll be next week, 5-10 days, ...) he reached the point where he could reasonably have died from COVID before actually getting the test results back. Eventually th...
by robin
Sat May 16, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Thoughts on property prices
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Thoughts on property prices

Hi,

What is it that attracts you to property instead of say stocks and shares?

I've thought about it a few times and never persuaded myself it was a good use of cash.

Cheers,
Robin
by robin
Sat May 16, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: New Member Anstruther
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: New Member Anstruther

Hi Adam - Anstruther - brings back memories of the old days when we use to rent Crail airfield for some hooning about (when I say old I mean ancient!).
by robin
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The plural of "Lotus" will be "Lotus"
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: The plural of "Lotus" will be "Lotus"

You've owned several bits of lotus over the years ;-)
by robin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: U-turn on a motorway = Jail
Replies: 12
Views: 5537

Re: U-turn on a motorway = Jail

That's because you aren't thinking through similar offences and the impact they have on others (in this case: no impact) and the punishments they receive (in many cases: none). Instead you are drawn into a social media induced frenzy that somebody has done something horrific and should be punished. ...
by robin
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating donkey!
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

Re: Overheating donkey!

I think the heads are prone to cracking somewhere between the combustion chamber and the exhaust ports - Dave Andrews (of DVA fame) wrote something about it ... though perhaps only an issue when porting the head.

Scott - what head is actually on the donkey?
by robin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HT Ignition Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 5164

Re: HT Ignition Leads

The graphite core will conduct perfectly well ... remember the spark jumps across an air gap (huge resistor) so the resistance of the lead isn't all that important. Also the OEM cables might be deliberately resistive to suppress RF (a slight resistance in the cable limits the rate of change of curre...
by robin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating donkey!
Replies: 9
Views: 4253

Re: Overheating donkey!

Yeah, I still think it's the head. Might be opening up when hot. Here's the thing - you're getting some sort of coolant loss/gas in the coolant - where in the system is that happening? Remove all the spark plugs and see whether one is much cleaner than the others. Also give it a spanking so that it ...