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Forum: Social Forum 19th November 2019, 08:19
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
With a disgustingly normal attitude to life like...

With a disgustingly normal attitude to life like that - all I can say is that it is only a matter of time ........:D
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 16:01
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
In the PC world some would have us live in -...

In the PC world some would have us live in - there is but one version of being “right” - and if you dare to have a differing view - watch out!!
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 12:27
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
Odd people are taking over!! :D

Odd people are taking over!! :D
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 12:22
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
Oh god yes !! - so am I!! But I certainly...

Oh god yes !! - so am I!!

But I certainly have found the caravan Forums in particular seem to select for the “truly up themselves” types. Best to walk away.
Forum: Social Forum 18th November 2019, 07:25
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Darcydog
A very sad story that leaves VW Audi’s reputation...

A very sad story that leaves VW Audi’s reputation in tatters.

Not that GM and others are much better. Friends who had a 4 year old Isuzu Trooper 3litre suffered catastrophic engine failure just...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2019, 22:45
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Darcydog
I think the relevant unions have been caught on...

I think the relevant unions have been caught on the hop over this. It certainly seems born of a lack of joined up thinking.

Not least because most Pension Schemes would suffer huge losses if...
Forum: Social Forum 17th November 2019, 22:33
Replies: 26
Views: 734
Posted By Darcydog
Hi Ian - in my experience Caravan Forums are...

Hi Ian - in my experience Caravan Forums are infested with oddballs whose aim in life is to be offended. We caravanned for many years and loved it. But by heck some that we met were a rum lot and...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 17th November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By Darcydog
I still remember reading on here shortly after...

I still remember reading on here shortly after getting the ZTT about the need to check and rod through the plenum drains and thinking I had better do that.

I was amazed to find a couple of inches...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 16th November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Darcydog
Not sure as yet Ian - I didn’t Service it before...

Not sure as yet Ian - I didn’t Service it before Spyder and I fitted it a couple of years ago - it worked fine initially then would not fire up - just produced amazing amounts of white diesel smoke...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 15th November 2019, 23:44
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Darcydog
If you have the wonderfully simple a/c with dials...

If you have the wonderfully simple a/c with dials - I strongly recommend you keep what I consider to be a far safer system.

The simple A/C system which you can set by feel without taking your eyes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 14th November 2019, 14:22
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Darcydog
Life’s downs and ups with a ZT-T

Had a lot of fun over the summer finally stripping down the front of the ZTT to replace bits that had stopped working.

The fan now works

As does the A/C with its new condenser.

And today -...
Forum: Social Forum 13th November 2019, 08:24
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting interview on R4 this morning. They...

Interesting interview on R4 this morning. They interviewed a Farmer from Lincoln whose farm land is now under several ft of water.

He categorically blamed the Environment Agency for not dredging...
Forum: Social Forum 12th November 2019, 15:54
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Darcydog
What do you expect when HMG of whatever colour do...

What do you expect when HMG of whatever colour do sweet F A to support our industries

Just last month it was revealed that due to”Green Taxes” on top of already high energy costs our steel...
Forum: Social Forum 11th November 2019, 06:44
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Darcydog
British Steel - new owner

Looks like British Steel has been bought by new Chinese owners - thousands of jobs saved.

Hopefully really good news!!
Forum: Social Forum 10th November 2019, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By Darcydog
So, we have a group of squatters who show...

So, we have a group of squatters who show ultimate disrespect and have to be rescued and protected by the police.........

Some may call that irony - I would call it something else.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 8th November 2019, 15:53
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By Darcydog
And I think the windscreen glass distorts your...

And I think the windscreen glass distorts your vision to make you short sighted as those that drive them have to drive right up my ru d d y back side....
Forum: Social Forum 7th November 2019, 07:53
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - this is the best option. Also submit a...

Yes - this is the best option. Also submit a Subject Access Request (google this - info is on the Information commissioners website along with an example letter) to BT requesting full information...
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 22:20
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Darcydog
Like that - :bowdown: :D:D:D

Like that - :bowdown: :D:D:D
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 17:06
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Darcydog
If you filter the mush that’s left from Sloe Gin...

If you filter the mush that’s left from Sloe Gin and add it to a cheapish bottle of Red - it makes a nice fortified wine - a bit like Port ;)
Forum: Social Forum 6th November 2019, 12:55
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Darcydog
Solar panels

We have solar panels and have been strongly advised by those who thought a smart meter would go well with Solar Panels that this is not the case at all!!

Horror stories of how smart meters cannot...
Forum: I.C.E. Forum 5th November 2019, 13:10
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Darcydog
Navall Star - Fatal Error message

I know I should not have even allowed the thought into my head - but I did :mad:

Driving the ZTT for the first time in few days so decided to check the iGo Sat Nav - and I was delighted to see it...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 19:41
Replies: 47
Views: 1,530
Posted By Darcydog
All the more reason to avoid spending any money...

All the more reason to avoid spending any money in our Town and City Centres and buy what we need on-line. And then jump on a plane for our hols and hire a car when we are there rather than drive...
Forum: Social Forum 4th November 2019, 10:18
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Darcydog
One of the nicest red wines I made was from...

One of the nicest red wines I made was from sloes. I picked a load as there were loads of them that year then washed them a gently ran them through our blender so that the flesh was taken off the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 4th November 2019, 10:09
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By Darcydog
A sobering picture. Good to have the heads up!

A sobering picture. Good to have the heads up!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 22:38
Replies: 47
Views: 1,530
Posted By Darcydog
Exactly - you only have to compare UK train fairs...

Exactly - you only have to compare UK train fairs for a couple to get from A to B to realise why the car is still the option of choice.

If you factor the cost for a family :shrug: then it becomes...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 22:09
Replies: 173
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darcydog
I could have included petrol certainly - no doubt...

I could have included petrol certainly - no doubt about it. But you only have to clean out an EGR valve to realise just what muck as particulates diesels produce.

Then compare the inlet (and the...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 19:40
Replies: 173
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darcydog
Not defending it at all - but you do realise that...

Not defending it at all - but you do realise that ANY current battery device uses these minerals. That includes Laptops, Mobiles etc.

So it’s all of us that should be concerned about this very...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 19:29
Replies: 173
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darcydog
I take your point - but a power station can...

I take your point - but a power station can relatively easily have scrubbers fitted to its chimneys to control its emissions - not perfect I grant you - BUT! - seriously better than thousands of...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 19:23
Replies: 173
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting - the Ioniq is top of our list at the...

Interesting - the Ioniq is top of our list at the moment - has been for a while now.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 14:28
Replies: 47
Views: 1,530
Posted By Darcydog
Now that is a priceless and entirely accurate...

Now that is a priceless and entirely accurate description :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 10:20
Replies: 47
Views: 1,530
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - it won’t be long before we have the...

Indeed - it won’t be long before we have the equivalent of the French “yellow vest” and the Dutch “Tractor” Protests at these new rules.

But how absolutely bat sh!te crazy it is that something...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd November 2019, 09:50
Replies: 173
Views: 4,888
Posted By Darcydog
We too have solar panels and benefit from the FIT...

We too have solar panels and benefit from the FIT that pays us to have them. It means that in the summer months we get money paid into our account rather than taken out of it.

The issue is energy...
Forum: Social Forum 31st October 2019, 23:52
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - I was surprised at just how bad the visible...

Yes - I was surprised at just how bad the visible rot is on them - so how bad will the non-visible rot be?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 29th October 2019, 12:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By Darcydog
Vauxhall Astra gearbox faults - they use bearings...

Vauxhall Astra gearbox faults - they use bearings made by Cadbury’s and when you see your gear-lever move about when it shouldn’t and hear a low rumble - then unless it fails within warranty (unusual...
Forum: Social Forum 29th October 2019, 09:00
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Darcydog
Ahh yes - obvious from your description now but...

Ahh yes - obvious from your description now but not so clear if focused on wine “making” - rather than “drinking” :D

We have a couple of these we bought in Australia - where a beer can turn tepid...
Forum: Social Forum 28th October 2019, 10:32
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By Darcydog
Some sort of filter? - is there a suction filter...

Some sort of filter? - is there a suction filter pump that they would fit in?
Forum: Technical Help Forum 26th October 2019, 15:14
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Darcydog
Indeed - that is exactly what I found. So ******...

Indeed - that is exactly what I found. So ****** frustrating when I had the nose off to replace the air con condenser and the fan as well as the alternator and being able to see it, feel it, know...
Forum: Social Forum 25th October 2019, 16:59
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Darcydog
Now I’m going to sound like my Grandad!!:D. - but...

Now I’m going to sound like my Grandad!!:D. - but in my day we had the Cuban missile crisis and maybe I’m looking at the past with rose tinted spectacles but that threat to the planet was very real,...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th October 2019, 19:24
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By Darcydog
My word! - that is fantastic beautifully crafted...

My word! - that is fantastic beautifully crafted workmanship :bowdown:
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 21:38
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Darcydog
Makes you feel good doesn’t it!! Considering...

Makes you feel good doesn’t it!!

Considering the age of our cars we all achieve a lot each year IMO.

I was reminded of this old saying the other day - “Any job, however humble, when done well,...
Forum: Social Forum 22nd October 2019, 05:08
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By Darcydog
SWMBO Has been to Corfu a couple of times but I...

SWMBO Has been to Corfu a couple of times but I haven’t - but together we have been to Crete and Rhodes - and we can confirm that we have also experienced the wonderful hospitality of the Greek...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 22nd October 2019, 04:48
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Darcydog
I certainly do know how you feel Ian! - After a...

I certainly do know how you feel Ian! - After a front end strip down to replace the alternator, fan, aircon condenser, FBH and coolant flush and replacement - and then careful reassembly with new...
Forum: Events and Meets 21st October 2019, 19:42
Replies: 46
Views: 2,036
Posted By Darcydog
Sadly - as it is half term - we will be in Devon,...

Sadly - as it is half term - we will be in Devon, travelling back the day before. So I doubt I will be able to make it.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 18th October 2019, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By Darcydog
Excellent!!! I do like speaking to someone...

Excellent!!!

I do like speaking to someone when I order stuff.
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 13:28
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
ER Protesters on Tube Train roof thrown off by passengers

Amazing report on the BBC news just now.

Extinction Rebellion extremists climbed on top of a train and passengers were having none of it and climbed up themselves and unceremoniously chucked the...
Forum: Social Forum 17th October 2019, 06:25
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By Darcydog
I would love to see a modern version of a J...

I would love to see a modern version of a J Series on our roads again.

I wish those behind this all the very best and will now follow its development with great interest.

I know they were...
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 16:10
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Well a local pub has a sign out saying “Book now...

Well a local pub has a sign out saying “Book now for Christmas” - and the tins of Roses chocolates were out on display in September :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 16th October 2019, 09:14
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Oh ye of little faith!!!! :duh:

Oh ye of little faith!!!! :duh:
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 23:02
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
From what I have read - the ultimate aim is for...

From what I have read - the ultimate aim is for “common battery packs” that are simply exchanged when you want to fill up.

A bit like my De Walt electric drill - it came with two batteries and I...
Forum: Double Din Navigation Systems 15th October 2019, 19:37
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - I too am distinctly unimpressed with my...

Yes - I too am distinctly unimpressed with my Naval Star - radio reception is poor, and it’s now about 50/50 if it can pick up a satellite signal.

And yet my 10 year old Tom Tom still works fine...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 14:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
There is a lot of truth in the saying “If...

There is a lot of truth in the saying

“If you tell me you can remember the 1960’s - you weren’t there”
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 14:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
I recommend achieving both..... :D

I recommend achieving both..... :D
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 09:14
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
It is believed that Lenin coined the term “useful...

It is believed that Lenin coined the term “useful idiots” to describe the impressionable and immature that he could manipulate to do his bidding.

Our fridge magnet that says “Teenagers please...
Forum: Social Forum 15th October 2019, 07:15
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t like the fact - but I am now officially...

I don’t like the fact - but I am now officially part of the throw away society. I often used to repair our washing machines, tumble dryers etc because they could be repaired and there was a chap in...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 19:44
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
Again I find myself totally agreeing with your...

Again I find myself totally agreeing with your sentiment Wraymond.

I also think this sad affair does exactly what Willyheckaslike says - it brings disgrace upon decent Americans.
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 19:01
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I can only speak for the U.K. - but vehicle...

I can only speak for the U.K. - but vehicle tracking is routine here in the U.K. for company vehicles fleet management purposes. So the technology is already here. And - no - I don’t have an issue...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 18:15
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Could you at least read what is there. On...

Could you at least read what is there. On countless occaisions I have stated that I do believe EV’s can be taxed on their road use. AND I have given a number of possibilities as to how.

Hence my...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Yes I would - but for your argument to work - you...

Yes I would - but for your argument to work - you would have to assume that the tax on petrol is negligible. And isn’t now and it won’t be in the future I would suggest.

And don’t forget - your...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:55
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I would expect a government to even try to - I...

I would expect a government to even try to - I think your argument is flawed.

I suspect the answer lies in Tolls and Tachographs - Modern technology can already be used to track a cars...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:41
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Why are you assuming that there is need to do...

Why are you assuming that there is need to do this?

And even if your assumption is correct - there are numerous examples of energy having differing tariffs depending upon how it is used.
...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 17:23
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t agree with your assumption that electric...

I don’t agree with your assumption that electric vehicles need to be taxed. You have said yourself that bicycles are not taxed - and they use the roads.

But given governments desire to raise tax...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 13:52
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Why should we have to pay a tax revenue for...

Why should we have to pay a tax revenue for running a vehicle?

If we scrapped tax on fuel now then we would see prices of all goods drop because transportation costs would fall.

The tax revenue...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 11:21
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t see a problem with this. I already have...

I don’t see a problem with this. I already have solar panels and enjoy the FIT offered by government and I shall have this for another 15 years or so. I have always been a fan of EV’s - apart from...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 09:25
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t think it is being “shoved down our...

I don’t think it is being “shoved down our throats” on here - on here there is a calm mature sensible discussion about policies proposed by Extinction Rebellion that would, if they were ever enacted,...
Forum: Social Forum 14th October 2019, 06:13
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Oh my God! - now we have ER - for all its obvious...

Oh my God! - now we have ER - for all its obvious devious faults being “questioned” by reference to Schlanger (and presumably the Schiller Institute) - both of which are equally as unsavoury as ER.
...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 13th October 2019, 11:34
Replies: 11,184
Views: 757,964
Posted By Darcydog
Checked the plenum drains - all ok but a bit...

Checked the plenum drains - all ok but a bit crudy - we have had non stop rain here for days and that always gets me twitchy after finding a good few inches of water trapped due to leaf crud.

But...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 08:42
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
There will be a backlash against this stupidity. ...

There will be a backlash against this stupidity. In Holland it seems that it was sparked of by a politician in their ruling coalition stating that they would half the number of cows that Dutch...
Forum: Social Forum 13th October 2019, 07:53
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Interesting. And of course the Yellow Vest...

Interesting. And of course the Yellow Vest protests throughout France were triggered by exactly this stupid idea of “Green taxes” on fuel.

And whilst it’s not reported here - the recent protests...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 10:30
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Darcydog
Have a great day Wes!!!

Have a great day Wes!!!
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 09:01
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I suspect it will all fizzle out when reality...

I suspect it will all fizzle out when reality dawns. Focusing on kids works when you offer them an opportunity to bunk off school for a day for a so called noble cause. But kids are not daft - and...
Forum: Social Forum 12th October 2019, 08:28
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Darcydog
Totally agree Ian - and this is why I see nothing...

Totally agree Ian - and this is why I see nothing “smart” about the concept at all!
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Darcydog
They showed the entire footage from the lorry...

They showed the entire footage from the lorry previously. The Lorry driver had no chance whatsoever to avoid the collision. He was overtaken by another HGV who then pulled in front of him and...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 10:51
Replies: 27
Views: 768
Posted By Darcydog
SWMBO is waiting for an op on a hammer toe - so...

SWMBO is waiting for an op on a hammer toe - so expect the same sort of delays.

My last op was for a my umbilical hernia that ruptured when I lifted a large bag of wet straw - wet straw mess is a...
Forum: Social Forum 11th October 2019, 09:41
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Andrew Neil on the BBC interviewed Zion Lights...

Andrew Neil on the BBC interviewed Zion Lights (yes - that is her name apparently) - spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.

Makes a very interesting watch.


Recommended
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Darcydog
Sadly no experience from me here at all - but we...

Sadly no experience from me here at all - but we did have a friend whose son went for cabin crew with an airline and initially he did very well but he was rejected for having a tattoo on his arm that...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 10th October 2019, 14:26
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Darcydog
We have a i30 Tourer which is a 1.4 Petrol and it...

We have a i30 Tourer which is a 1.4 Petrol and it is boringly reliable. Only issue we have has been a failed coil pack - which was cheap to fix.

On fuel costs it is marginally more expensive than...
Forum: Social Forum 10th October 2019, 11:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
Load of what?:shrug: Just...

Load of what?:shrug:

Just asking...........:getmecoat:
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Darcydog
I’m planning to fit Mk2 facelift seats to my Mk1...

I’m planning to fit Mk2 facelift seats to my Mk1 ZTT and so have bought a set of the new connectors mentioned above - they do three and two pin versions.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.
Forum: Technical Help Forum 9th October 2019, 12:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Darcydog
With mine I found wear on the pipe close to the...

With mine I found wear on the pipe close to the EGR where it was rubbing and was able to simply shorten the pipe a bit.

No problem since then.
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 10:02
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Darcydog
Many thanks - I will let you know - it is sad...

Many thanks - I will let you know - it is sad that so many Sci Fi films set out with a really good concept - then fall apart. I was hoping Ad Astra was going to be good. And yes - Gravity is a...
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 09:52
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Hopefully good news Looks like Hays Travel...

Hopefully good news

Looks like Hays Travel is going to buy all TC Shops - could mean that thousands of jobs are saved.

Fingers crossed!
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 07:16
Replies: 26
Views: 1,136
Posted By Darcydog
Looking forward to seeing the new film Ad Astra. ...

Looking forward to seeing the new film Ad Astra.

Good cast - hopefully a good film.
Forum: Social Forum 9th October 2019, 06:24
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t doubt that at all.

I don’t doubt that at all.
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 19:17
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Darcydog
There are reports she has at least one conviction...

There are reports she has at least one conviction in the USA for driving without due care and attention. :shrug:
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 09:44
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I know we are guaranteed the FIT we secured back...

I know we are guaranteed the FIT we secured back in 2014 for 20 years from that date. But I believe it has stopped now for new customers from June 2019.

I also think a new scheme called SEG...
Forum: Social Forum 8th October 2019, 09:28
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
We had to have a before and after EPC assessment...

We had to have a before and after EPC assessment when we fitted our Solar Panels about 5 years ago. They insisted that to get the FIT - we had to have the roof space insulated. And whilst I had no...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:50
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Darcydog
Silicone spray can solve this. But I also...

Silicone spray can solve this. But I also suggest checking for anything loose - things can work loose and a methodical tightening can solve one of my pet hates!

I really hate a creaky dash. Our...
Forum: Technical Help Forum 7th October 2019, 18:42
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By Darcydog
Ah! - many thanks - I wondered how you did this. ...

Ah! - many thanks - I wondered how you did this. I replaced a non working fan with a working secondhand one from one of the traders on here - and over the winter the plan is to strip the U/S one...
Forum: Social Forum 6th October 2019, 09:55
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Darcydog
Normal lane “etiquette” seems to be pretty much...

Normal lane “etiquette” seems to be pretty much non-existent on the M25 I have found Ian. Undertaking seems to be the norm whereas it’s very rare on other motorways.
Forum: Social Forum 5th October 2019, 17:26
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
With the wheels coming off the “science” - such...

With the wheels coming off the “science” - such that Government and individuals refer to the advocates as the “Green Taliban” those advocates are forced to apply pressure not by the corrupt science...
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 07:27
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Darcydog
You are correct - yes - cover can be for a Sole...

You are correct - yes - cover can be for a Sole Trader, a Partnership, a Limited Liability Partnership or a Company.
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 06:07
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Edit For anyone interested - do look up...

Edit

For anyone interested - do look up Ottmar Edenhoffer via google. His Wikipedia entry is quite enlightening - especially the entry as to the views of “others” that influence him.
Forum: Social Forum 4th October 2019, 05:52
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
In 2010 Ottmar Edenhoffer - Co Chair of the IPCC...

In 2010 Ottmar Edenhoffer - Co Chair of the IPCC working group III said:-

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead climate...
Forum: Social Forum 3rd October 2019, 20:34
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
It’s been mooted that the traditional...

It’s been mooted that the traditional environmentalism has been hijacked by those with a specific agenda. Some sort of “noble cause corruption” where CO2 is labelled a poison and linked to dire...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 3rd October 2019, 06:04
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By Darcydog
Oooooo! I say!! That is absolutely beautiful...

Oooooo! I say!! That is absolutely beautiful :drool4:
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 19:54
Replies: 27
Views: 756
Posted By Darcydog
I’ve no idea - but if you hear heavy breathing...

I’ve no idea - but if you hear heavy breathing and feel hot breath on the back of your neck!!! - suggest you don’t hang about....
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 19:09
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By Darcydog
Peter Sissons dies

ITV and BBC Newcaster. Died at age 77

In his autobiography he stated that “left wing bias runs through the BBC’s DNA.”

Some of the examples cited raised quite a few eyebrows!!!
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 18:25
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Darcydog
I didn’t know who she was until she appeared on...

I didn’t know who she was until she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing - (SWMBO is an avid fan :duh:) - she is an amazing person.

Quite humbling to see how some people deal with adversity.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 18:16
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Darcydog
Hmmmm.... not sure I like the sound of that. Too...

Hmmmm.... not sure I like the sound of that. Too similar to biased insurance assessors valuing our cars for my liking.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 17:16
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I feel I have made my position clear on the...

I feel I have made my position clear on the Alarmist hype we can all sit back and watch whilst munching on the popcorn or what ever takes our fancy.

I am what I call and “old style”...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 12:17
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Darcydog
It wasn’t dangerous but it was stupid - took my...

It wasn’t dangerous but it was stupid - took my girlfriend out in Dads Ford Anglia 105E (Harry Potter Car) and whilst in the back having “fun” with the front seats push forward- one of us pushed too...
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 09:32
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Darcydog
Excellent! That’s got me wondering if my sons...

Excellent! That’s got me wondering if my sons Public Liability Insurance covers him for this? - I’ve never checked what “bolt on benefits” are provided within the policy.
Forum: Social Forum 2nd October 2019, 06:15
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Darcydog
True - but for that you get a whole raft of...

True - but for that you get a whole raft of benefits of which help with a possible tax investigation is just one.

And on top of that you are part of an organisation that gives a powerful voice to...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 21:19
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
The average worker at RBS had no idea what danger...

The average worker at RBS had no idea what danger their employer was being taken to by a powerful minority at the top.

Same with Northern Rock and Equitable Life.

Inability to change in a...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 19:43
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By Darcydog
I watched this being done at the time via TV...

I watched this being done at the time via TV reports. I remember thinking at the time that they didn’t seem to be putting in Groins :shrug:

If you look at south coast beaches they have Groins and...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 19:18
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
We are probably thinking the same thing - but as...

We are probably thinking the same thing - but as to exactly what - I couldn’t possibly comment! :D
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 18:48
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
It looks like Fosun - a Chinese Company was...

It looks like Fosun - a Chinese Company was blocked from taking a majority stake holding in Thomas Cook by EU rules. Talks stopped in August it seems, when it was realised that EU rules prevented...
Forum: Social Forum 1st October 2019, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 610
Posted By Darcydog
Yes - the Federation of Small Business - worth...

Yes - the Federation of Small Business - worth every penny of Membership.

We had a tax investigation because the HMRC got it into their heads that the rental income received should have been...
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 21:37
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Darcydog
Abbey Road

It was 50 years ago today The Beatles Abbey Road was available to buy.

I remember going to a School Disco in 1969 just after the Album was released and a couple of guys put the Album on and we ALL...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 18:55
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Darcydog
That has got to be the best, most sensible, post...

That has got to be the best, most sensible, post of the entire thread!! :bowdown:
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 27th September 2019, 17:33
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By Darcydog
Agree - fads come and go and the young jump on...

Agree - fads come and go and the young jump on any fashionable bandwagon that gives them a chance to kick out at something.

It wasn’t so long ago that the “Ban the urban 4x4” nonsense was all the...
Forum: Social Forum 27th September 2019, 11:00
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Darcydog
The English Language is so rich with alternatives...

The English Language is so rich with alternatives it is easy to get the message across without upsetting a “Computer says no” automatic - no brain involved - filter.

If I was to jokingly call...
Forum: Social Forum 26th September 2019, 06:25
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Darcydog
Mathematics linked to the Periodic Table is...

Mathematics linked to the Periodic Table is thought to be the universal equivalent of a Rosetta Stone.
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 15:00
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Remember Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up...

Remember Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up Appearances? - she handed her personally cleaned milk bottles to the milkman with instructions that she wanted those same ones back in the morning!!:D
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Very true Ian - and I as a child remember being...

Very true Ian - and I as a child remember being scared witless about Global Cooling in the 1970’s. - then Margaret Thatcher invented Global Warming so we would no longer need coal mines - or Coal...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 10:39
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed! - makes me laugh how Glastonbury went...

Agreed! - makes me laugh how Glastonbury went “green” to save the planet apparently and of course most of the acts flew in from other countries and those attending slept in plastic throw away tents...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 10:30
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed. But many see the cynical use of a child...

Agreed. But many see the cynical use of a child as an indication that the Alarmist rhetoric now bears little similarities with the actual science.

Climate Scientists such as Prof Peter Ridd...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 09:49
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I don’t like her or loath her - to me that is an...

I don’t like her or loath her - to me that is an emotional inappropriate response.

As for things having to change - when didn’t they?

My issue is that demanding change for changes sake often...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 05:49
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly it’s just been pointed out to me...

Interestingly it’s just been pointed out to me that Greta Thunberg has her own IMDB page which lists her as “Actress” represented by “Miscellaneous Crew”. :shrug:

The page lists not just her...
Forum: Social Forum 25th September 2019, 04:45
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Quite! And while I seriously dislike the man...

Quite!

And while I seriously dislike the man - this is where Trump has a point. He (rightly or wrongly) concluded that the Paris Agreement required his country to place a “Climate Change” chain...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 25th September 2019, 04:33
Replies: 45
Views: 2,683
Posted By Darcydog
I like both marques Wes - but I doubt we will...

I like both marques Wes - but I doubt we will ever get another 2 seater now (decades ago we had a Triumph GT6 :drool4:) seeing as we have two dogs one of which is a large breed. So I’m more likely...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 24th September 2019, 21:55
Replies: 45
Views: 2,683
Posted By Darcydog
I have had the same from the guy who looks after...

I have had the same from the guy who looks after my ZTT. I broached the subject of the F / TF as I thought it might be fun and his reaction was “Don’t bring it here!”.

“Problems?” I asked - and...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 20:11
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Poor girls a puppet.

Poor girls a puppet.
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By Darcydog
Infinity? Never hear the end of it!

Infinity? Never hear the end of it!
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 17:54
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Don’t worry - they will simply increase parking...

Don’t worry - they will simply increase parking charges to compensate.......:getmecoat:
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 17:05
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
Agreed - but I would add “too many bad decisions,...

Agreed - but I would add “too many bad decisions, made in haste”. It does not matter how good your intentions are - if you simply react because you feel “something must be done” then be prepared...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 13:49
Replies: 113
Views: 4,559
Posted By Darcydog
I would disagree with that. Climate Change...

I would disagree with that.

Climate Change is as much about Deforestation and Land use as transport.

It’s very convenient for a Country to blame “Climate Change” for floods bad weather etc when...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 11:08
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
You should review your options here Dawn - treat...

You should review your options here Dawn - treat it like any other savings scheme - put it where the charges are low and the returns good.

And as I said earlier - most old schemes for contracting...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 11:05
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
Good advice Dawn. And just to clarify -...

Good advice Dawn.

And just to clarify - SERPS was for everyone BUT! it was designed to benefit those who paid more NIC. So whilst the low paid did benefit - those on high pay paid more into the...
Forum: Social Forum 24th September 2019, 07:24
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
They do make mistakes - and in my experience they...

They do make mistakes - and in my experience they are pretty good at correcting them. We found that many people in the NHS who worked at several different Hospitals and different Trusts would end up...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 22:13
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Darcydog
I would suggest that your first port of call...

I would suggest that your first port of call should be the Traders and the Wanted Section on here.

I am still gobsmacked after someone dented my passenger front door and I was quoted c. £600 to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:50
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
It certainly sounds like all the i’s were dotted...

It certainly sounds like all the i’s were dotted and the t’s crossed. I would be seriously surprised if they were not.
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:45
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Well I was talking to my sons on this - and their...

Well I was talking to my sons on this - and their attitude is that TC was a Dinosaur. They think nothing of organising a holiday hotel, flights, car hire etc all in 30 min via their mobile phone!
...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:39
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
No - but as I understand Forum Rules - as the...

No - but as I understand Forum Rules - as the Originator of the Thread I can ask for it to be closed. I don’t want to do that because a child mind cannot resist temptation- nor do I want the Mods to...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 21:03
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
This intrigued me a bit (I’m sad like that)...

This intrigued me a bit (I’m sad like that) because I’m not sure you would have been able to take the contracted out bit of an employers pension at age 50?

I may be wrong - in which case you did...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:22
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
When you say “took” do you mean you started...

When you say “took” do you mean you started taking the benefits at age 50?

Or did you receive an enhanced pension “pot” as part of a redundancy package which you will now be accessing when you...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:18
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
That will be the old SERPS/S2P plus the basic...

That will be the old SERPS/S2P plus the basic OAP. It would NOT have been EXTRA because you contracted out - it would have been decreased a bit and your Contracted Out contributions would have...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 20:06
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
Have a look at your company pension statement -...

Have a look at your company pension statement - you will see it is in two parts - the main scheme and the “Protected Rights” - the later is the bit accrued via you contracting out of SERPS.

At one...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 19:47
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
It’s “the law” Dawn - and to be honest I think it...

It’s “the law” Dawn - and to be honest I think it is quite generous.

We only need to work for 35 years to accrue what is now quite a generous State Pension. They Scrapped SERPS and the Second...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 18:22
Replies: 23
Views: 674
Posted By Darcydog
Yes it will - but as we don’t know what inflation...

Yes it will - but as we don’t know what inflation will be over the next three years they cannot accurately predict what the increase will be.

Looks like you have your full 35 years NIC - so even...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 17:46
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly ATOL - I think is an entirely UK...

Interestingly ATOL - I think is an entirely UK Based protection which came into force in 1973 and took a few years to set up. And of course 1973 was the year that the U.K. joined what was then the...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 14:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Only you could possibly make that ridiculous...

Only you could possibly make that ridiculous connection.

You know very well that was NEVER what was meant or inferred here - but you just have to do it don’t you.:duh:
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:13
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Interestingly flight only customers WILL be...

Interestingly flight only customers WILL be repatriated even though current rules do not require it. But those whose return tickets (only) fall after 6th October look like they will not get...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 13:04
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Well said - the post you comment upon is yet...

Well said - the post you comment upon is yet another “low blow” by those with terminal political myopia and an agenda that seeks to blame anyone and everyone for daring to hold a different view.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 08:47
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Darcydog
Back in the late 60’s I used to buy Bike magazine...

Back in the late 60’s I used to buy Bike magazine (I still laugh at Ogri!) and they ran a story set in the future where only electric vehicles existed. The story was of a guy who blasted through a...
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 07:27
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Darcydog
I always worked on 20 years old as the “rule of...

I always worked on 20 years old as the “rule of thumb”?
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 07:13
Replies: 36
Views: 3,320
Posted By Darcydog
Or low hanging Blackberry’s!!

Or low hanging Blackberry’s!!
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 23rd September 2019, 06:06
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Darcydog
That looks very good . I have been toying with...

That looks very good . I have been toying with the idea of a Seat one for a while as the front end of the ZTT seems to be “missing it” - but even without it I have to be careful when parking - so...
Forum: Social Forum 23rd September 2019, 06:01
Replies: 40
Views: 1,642
Posted By Darcydog
Thomas Cook collapses

Sadly this has been on the cards for a while - another example of how our changing buying habits are having an impact.
Forum: The 75 and ZT Owners Club General Forum 21st September 2019, 17:21
Replies: 11,184
Views: 757,964
Posted By Darcydog
Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to...

Good advice - I’m thinking of getting a set to put to one side - so this sort of preemptive work is needed
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