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Post by willholderogri » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 am

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Crikey Will; surely you should be DJ’ing curborough for us :D
I have given it up now but I still have the music thousands of tracks and numerous albums (I used a program called PC Dj for the discos ) still have my amp but no squeakers :) they were too big too store.


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Post by demonbluedays » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:17 pm

Phil, if I get a chance this week coming (it's my long weekend from Thursday night to following Weds morn) and your off, in between popping to port and sorting out Mighty with Terry, need to get a good look at flora besides a drive past :mrgreen:

The boys are with Sarinas mum at some point and painfully she's working Weds-Monday in NP Clubs so once I've sorted the usual boring house stuff I'll need excitement beyond the PS3 and Xbone :roll:


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Post by RockerPhill » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 pm

demonbluedays wrote:
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Phil, if I get a chance this week coming (it's my long weekend from Thursday night to following Weds morn) and your off, in between popping to port and sorting out Mighty with Terry, need to get a good look at flora besides a drive past :mrgreen:

The boys are with Sarinas mum at some point and painfully she's working Weds-Monday in NP Clubs so once I've sorted the usual boring house stuff I'll need excitement beyond the PS3 and Xbone :roll:
No worries Tom lad! I’m literally just taking Flora out to Newps now actually funnily enough! We’ll sort something mate don’t worry :)


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Post by demonbluedays » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Awesome! Charlie's seen flora around recently (before you went away)and said it sounded and I quote my seven year old here with my head in my hands...."f-ing awesome" babybluedays turns into a Scimitar addict himself...time to find an ss1 1300 after mighty is fully sorted for him in a decades time! :lol:


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Post by RockerPhill » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:49 pm

Great news guys.

I have been enjoying driving Flora so much, that I thought i’d fix her warm traffic conundrum once and for all..

I introduce you to.. the Golden Snitch!

She’s now cool as a cucumber 😁
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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Nice,

Oh and by the way you wouldn't know you were driving it often nooo...


I've only had the "did you know there a a yellow Scimitar in Cwmbran" question almost every day the last few weeks :wink:


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Post by RockerPhill » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:06 pm

Cheers Tom! Didn’t realise I had any fans!


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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:17 pm

Oh you have a fair few, for example (my favourite so far)

Went to thunderroad so Sarina could check out the 125 range there and get an idea of what we would be shopping for soon.

Talking with a member of the sales team Sarina made a throwaway " I'm getting a bike as a work commuter/toy and the Scimitar is your toy"


"Scimitar?"

Yes

"Is it yellow"

No

"Did you know there's a yel-"

Around Cwmbran? Yeah, for obvious reasons the cars called flora I talk to the owner now and again when he's able to.

"Why flora?"

Nevermind, anyway about this little MSX

"Three litre straight six right?"

V6 but yeah 3 litre engine, now what's the rang of the M-

"They're metal aren't they...like the capri!"

Not quite, GRP, like TVR/Lotus etc use in their cars, what about insurance co-

"Saw the yellow one the other day, love that whiff of...Well petrol the old cars leave in the air"

Speaking of petrol...


...

And we went on lile this off topic for about a quarter of an hour :lol:

She wasn't too pleased for a little bit until I finally managed to get his attention back to bikes!

But you are noticed more than you think. Just wait till it's in stereo!


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Post by RockerPhill » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:42 pm

Sorry for the inconvenience Tom! :D

But soon there’ll be brown and yellow ripping around the place don’t worry :D


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- Student loan funded light restoration.

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Post by demonbluedays » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:06 pm

No inconvenience, I've got the script for it down to a T, same as the one for when people ask why my hair is blue as well as my vape liquid (literally can't say that one on here, wayyy to vile, but I can say...poor smurfette!)

And....I almost woke the whole house at yellow and brown with laughter. But yes, Mighty when in my hands full time is likely going to be used *whenever* possible


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Post by RockerPhill » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:00 pm

I can’t wait mate; long has Flora awaited a friend :) she’s had a brilliant day of motoring today. She frequents old man Natale’s barbers in old Cwmbran once every few wednesdays. Approx 10-11am. Amazed the neighbours haven’t got an asbo on me yet!


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- Student loan funded light restoration.

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Post by willholderogri » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm

RockerPhill wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:49 pm
I have been enjoying driving Flora so much, that I thought i’d fix her warm traffic conundrum once and for all..

I introduce you to.. the Golden Snitch!

She’s now cool as a cucumber 😁
I fitted a housing that had a radiator cap on the top and put a higher rated cap on it 15 psi whereas the expansion bottle has a 13 psi has worked really well and I can visually see the ;level of the water


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Post by RockerPhill » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 pm

It was a pleasure seeing you all today at Curborough, as well as your phenomenal cars.

Flora absolutely smashed the 246 miles from Wales- and what a great trip and destination it was too.

Hope to see you all again next year; I fully intend on booking leave to make a proper weekend of it

Safe motoring all :)


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Post by philhoward » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:48 am

I spotted you and Flora but didn’t get chance to say hello Phill - hopefully next year!


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