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by Jonquirk
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: RAF 100 Flypast

The Chinooks flew right over my place of work on their way back to Odiham.
by Jonquirk
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 1230

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

Even in town you might feel the need to intervene. I was driving a Mercedes Sprinter box van with a seven speed auto box. On some downhill sections I felt it necessary to push the lever into manual to hold a gear and maintain my chosen speed with engine braking before switching back to auto mode whe...
by Jonquirk
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Let's Talk More
Replies: 42
Views: 1857

Re: Let's Talk More

I think a lot of HGV drivers will carry on driving up against the limiter, doing 56mph, through 50 limits in roadworks because 56 is less than 50+10%+2mph. The chance of getting a ticket is negligible unless Police decide to ignore the usual guidelines and tatrget any excess.
by Jonquirk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Hi all

Welcome to the forum. My first car was a Triumph Herald 13/60 estate. I still have fond memories of that rust-ridden death trap.
by Jonquirk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Roads they been a changin'
Replies: 33
Views: 1578

Re: Roads they been a changin'

During a drive with my group's chief observer, to see if I was ready for the test, use of the handbrake was suggested “whenever a pause becomes a wait.” If there is an unbroken stream of traffic coming from one, or both, sides you might as well rest your leg muscles by putting the handbrake on and s...
by Jonquirk
Mon May 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Look what I had to play with.
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Look what I had to play with.

I think the bloke that designed them and gave them his name just died in prison after a civil service career ended badly.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Headlights too bright
Replies: 20
Views: 1777

Re: Headlights too bright

Does anyone remember the Citroen DS with its steerable main beams? IIRC the left hand lamp swung to the same angle as the right wheel and vice versa which made them look a bit odd if parked with the front wheels turned away from the straight ahead.
by Jonquirk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Learner Driving
Topic: Satnav and driving test
Replies: 10
Views: 1351

Re: Satnav and driving test

There’s nothing wrong with my hearing but I never use the voice prompts on my satnav. I have other things I would rather listen to and I found the constant interruptions irritating. I just glance at it whenever I want an update on where the next turn is.
by Jonquirk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I-Pace
Replies: 21
Views: 1970

Re: I-Pace

Presumably heat produced by the machine is being ducted away. Maybe the car could use a winter setting that routes it via the cabin.
by Jonquirk
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pavement parking?
Replies: 25
Views: 1939

Re: Pavement parking?

Waldegrave Road in Twickenham has parking spaces marked partially on the road and partially on the pavement, presumably in an attempt to allow parking while leaving enough room for today’s ever wider vehicles to flow freely. One could argue that the pavements could be made narrower but paint is chea...

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