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by fungus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Oops wrong nationality. Fokker is Dutch not German. May be Messerschmitt would be correct.

Nigel.
by fungus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Horse wrote:Being hunted down by the Germans? Either that post has been delayed by 70 years or so, or it's a 'Brexit' post in the wrong thread ;)


Leave those Fokkers behind any day.

Nigel.
by fungus
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:You do seem to attract them, don't you! :D

Have you considered moving to a less civilised part of the country?


It's my magnetic personality :D

Nigel.
by fungus
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: I did a bad thing. How do I improve?

I had a situation on the M27 last Sunday. Road works not in operation at the time but a 50 mph limit in force. I was in lane two now because the joining trafic now formed lane one. I slowed to about 55mph but found that I was being undertaken with no chance to move to lane one due to the volume of t...
by fungus
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Bubblecar Museum

Interesting that the Goggomobile Transporter pickup was often used as a snow plough.

Nigel.
by fungus
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bubblecar Museum
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Bubblecar Museum

Back in the early 70s the lad up the road had a Bond Bug. Pretty quick, but like most, if not all three wheelers, rather unstable. I remember Messershmitts and Isettas, and wasn't there one called the Gogomobile. Many of those in the photos I have never seen, but the photo of the petrol tank of the ...
by fungus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: how to not drive your car
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: how to not drive your car

Beggars belief. Seem to have a self destruct button wired into the brain. They just seem to plough on regardless of whether there is a hazardous situation ahead.

Nigel.
by fungus
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 1045

Re: Let's Talk More

There's a saying someone posted, I think on here: 'courtesy causes confusion'. Being pro-social (random acts of kindness) has its place for making the world a better place. However, being helpful shouldn't p1$$ other people off in the process :) Hmm, I have a relation who insists on slowing, and fl...
by fungus
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 1045

Re: Let's Talk More

There's a saying someone posted, I think on here: 'courtesy causes confusion'. Being pro-social (random acts of kindness) has its place for making the world a better place. However, being helpful shouldn't p1$$ other people off in the process :) There was a situation that would annoy me when superv...
by fungus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 857

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

That's how I taught learners. Use enough gas to build speed up sufficiently to be able to take second whilst the steering is set when moving off from a standstill at a roundabout. If they were too gentle with the gas they would go round in first, most uncomfortable. I had an associate a few years ag...

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