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Old 22.11.2017, 22:12
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They're not, used those for years. With a little logic you quickly know it's the brush rattling (as it's not fitting well .... guess that was a batch of brushes that were badly manufactured as marton had the same problem).

So if marton sells it for half-price, go for it. It's a good one
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:16
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Hmn, they are good for cleaning carburetors...
carburetors? I have owned 40 year old cars fitted with fuel injection
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:19
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carburetors? I have owned 40 year old cars fitted with fuel injection
It isn't a Jag if it doesn't have SUs.
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:23
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Paid CHF 29.- for a fish 'n chips at the Lions pub, Zürich today.
It was perfectly revoltingly greasy, so reminded me of home. Heaven, except that I could only eat about a third

The best fish 'n chips in Zürich, without doubt.
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:33
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It isn't a Jag if it doesn't have SUs.
Had an MG once with twin SUs.
Spent some hours balancing them with a gadget that had spark plugs with glass inserts so one could check the richness of the mixture and another one that measured the pressure in the carburetor intakes.

Next morning my unsuspecting wife drove the MG to the end of our road, waited for a gap in the traffic, gave full gas and span the car several times!!

Then I learnt to delay the throttle opening to the second SU!
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:38
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Had an MG once with twin SUs.
Spent some hours balancing them with a gadget that had spark plugs with glass inserts so one could check the richness of the mixture and another one that measured the pressure in the carburetor intakes.

Next morning my unsuspecting wife drove the MG to the end of our road, waited for a gap in the traffic, gave full gas and span the car several times!!

Then I learnt to delay the throttle opening to the second SU!
Basic tools of the trade, Unisyn and Colortunes.

Most of the oldtimers are adjusted too rich.
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:42
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Paid CHF 29.- for a fish 'n chips at the Lions pub, Zürich today.
It was perfectly revoltingly greasy, so reminded me of home. Heaven, except that I could only eat about a third

The best fish 'n chips in Zürich, without doubt.
29???

They must have put the price up. It used to be something like 18.-
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Old 22.11.2017, 22:58
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29???

They must have put the price up. It used to be something like 18.-
I remember when beer was 1s 6d a pint
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:19
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29???

They must have put the price up. It used to be something like 18.-
Who cares, wish I had been there with ZüriRollt
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:20
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29???

They must have put the price up. It used to be something like 18.-
Might have been charged more because I ordered a glass of tap water with it.
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:21
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PM me
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Old 22.11.2017, 23:26
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You took a doggy bag you can pass on to me?

Just realized, last time I was at the Lion's Pub in Zurich was 1992
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Old 23.11.2017, 08:00
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Basic tools of the trade, Unisyn and Colortunes.
I still use my 32 year old mercury sticks (the Colortune not so much).

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Old 23.11.2017, 08:03
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carburetors? I have owned 40 year old cars fitted with fuel injection
Perhaps, but FI was crap 40 years ago.

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Old 23.11.2017, 08:04
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There I was wandering the miles of aisles, muttering "What do you mean (insert Swiss specialty ingredient) isn't available here? How on earth am I going to cook my famous (insert Swiss specialty dish)?"
That's the mid-west for you.

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Old 23.11.2017, 08:06
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who cares, wish i had been there with zürirollt
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Old 25.11.2017, 09:41
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We're not prepared for today's Christmas market!

Fortunately, it's been postponed due to rain, and we are occupied on the alternate date, so now we have another year to prepare!

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Old 25.11.2017, 11:28
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Queensland State Election today.

Voting comprises of selecting the least worst candidate, not your most preferred.

This is a first world problem.
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Old 25.11.2017, 16:28
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Queensland State Election today.

Voting comprises of selecting the least worst candidate, not your most preferred.

This is a first world problem.
Oh, so a bit like many people felt about the U.S. presidential election in 2016?
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It’s not dark enough.
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