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Daddio

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Daddio last won the day on January 3 2014

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About Daddio

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  • Birthday 15/04/1965

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    kettering, northants
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    my mk2, fishing
  1. Do you think they'll force aeroplanes to be electric, or rubber-band driven? Or trains and busses? Nah, probably not. Even if they do, unless they have a hooooge solar panel on the roof the power's still coming from burning something else or more cheap labour to wind the elastic. (anyone know of an energy-harvesting system for rubber bands?) This is why the Hell's Angels live their way all day every day. Enjoy what you've got before some to$$pot politician decides to take it off you. Lifestyles and all the crud that comes with them are changing at an exponential rate so all this could bite us in the arse sooner than we want. Because we're individuals and can be bullied around. Don't forget, we elect these numpties so you know what to do about it. Lobby for what we want and vote for the best promises. That's how the eco-warriors and sandal-wearing tree huggers got their way. Politicians don't live the lives we do, so if they get told something by an earnest-sounding young person or a clever-sounding proffessor then they believe it's what everyone wants.
  2. I agree with the comments regarding the show starting to lose it's classic appeal. I understand the need to make the show financially viable, but that's an 'eye of the beholder' sort of thing. If it's for classic cars then the organisers should swallow the fact that there might be less people attending one year, work out why, and deal with it. If they move the goalposts then it will get over-run with modern stuff and ultimately fizzle out anyway because you can see that stuff in the local retail park any day of the week. I certainly don't fancy going to the pod, paying 30 quid to get in (plus a tenner's worth of petrol getting out) when I can roll 300 yards to see the same stuff free (and I only live 10 miles away!). The whole point of classic ford show was to bring them all together and I don't want to walk between the newer cars searching for what I really go there to see. To give some balance, maybe this will eventually happen anyway as the cars we love eventually die? We could even end up with just one run like the London to Brighton....Where's my deerstalker and goggles?
  3. 'ave to wear yer traaasers rand yer ankles bruv....
  4. Hi good people, does anyone have a fiesta mk1 hazard light switch for sale? Nephews car just failed MOT for the switch not flashing!! Is it possible to swap the lamp inside? thanks Daddio
  5. what you got to do is buy the biggest bleedin' jammer you can find, then sit near your parked-up motor and see what happens. If someone plays around with your pride and joy you know where the jam the jammer.......
  6. evening peeps, when is the next meet planned for? I'd like to have a run out for the evening and see the sights.
  7. is there a link to buy these thingies??
  8. thanks for the reply buddy, the shafts are for my nephew's project, which is a W-plate 1981 1.1 reg is TGE955W. Cheers Andy
  9. Hi, we're looking for both driveshafts or possibly parts/bearings to repair current ones, for a mk1 1100. Hopefully someone out in OS\f land can help? Thanks
  10. Hello good people, does anyone have a front loom for a mk2 escort RS2000 they want rid of? Looking to drop a pinto into mine and I have most parts (I hope) except wiring. Not bothered if the loom is original or aftermarket so long as it works. Any idea what rate springs I'll need for the front with the pinto in ? (I appreciate there's a degree of personal preference there...) thanks for any opinions / advice etc.
  11. you could always offer to meet up with the cash and a big bat....
  12. tbh I get both sides of the argument but I could probably live with newer cars if it meant the price got cheaper for everyone and the access was better. Adding more cars to the mix will simply cause more problems so we'll enjoy the show less - and it will have nothing to do with the metalwork on display. I like CFShow because it is CFShow and not a load of new stuff. I still hurt my neck when I see a mk3 or 4 escort or an old sierra in town, but they have their shows. This does seem to be a money-spinner for the organisers imho. Baileymex, like your choice of motors. I have an ST220 as well (un-modded) plus a mk2 more-door, and although I live in Kettering I grew up in Streatham. I have to admit to taking the ST to CF Show otherwise I'd need to walk 'cos the mrs doesn't understand these things and won't attend. Soppy mare!
  13. let me know when you're up in the big smoke and I'll introduce you to King's Cross (where I work). I'm surprised there's not at least one a day squished. If they're not cutting up cars and breaking the rules of the road, they're trying to mow down pedestrians. None of them seem to care. no indication for their own or anyone else's benefit, and yet they have the bloody cheek to moan if something happens..... I'm tempted to play them at their own game - put a silly camera on my head and run about in front of them.
  14. will see what I can do with the scanner. get back to you soon. the manual is for a mk2, but the carb you have is probably from a mk2 anyway.
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