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by Jonquirk
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A bit of a hold up...
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: A bit of a hold up...

Come on everyone, they need your support
by Jonquirk
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Why - what does it matter?
Replies: 15
Views: 487

Re: Why - what does it matter?

The pedants revolt was led by Which Tyler.
by Jonquirk
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Change in police pursuit policy?
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Change in police pursuit policy?

It might be a way to use up those old Land-Rovers from Belfast that proved so unsuited to conditions in Iraq?
by Jonquirk
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: RAF 100 Flypast
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

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: 1745

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: 2640

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: 329

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: 2167

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: 913

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: 2209

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.

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