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  1. It depends on the parts in question and the metal they are made from. There are carburetter cleaning additives, amongst other things. I have used SeaClean for many things with good results. I have some carbs to do soon and plan to try the proper additive.
  2. This thread reminds me to ask if it is too late to divide rhubarb crowns. Mine are at least a few years overdue for it, and the mild weather has meant that the first stalks are already growing.
  3. We recorded the series, and begun watching today. I gave up after the first 50 or so minutes of episode 1. I will say that my wife & I are fans of Dracula and the Gothic Literature genre as a whole. That does not mean we are purists, nor closed to new ideas nor interpretations, but this one was just too far gone for me, and eventually her too. At first I kinda got the "Gatiss humour" to some degree, but I utterly hated the use of "Johnny" and before long that plus other grating elements became too much. She watched to the end of episode 1, and deleted the rest. I have actually found Mark Gatiss to be very disappointing lately, to which I was surprised as I was very much into the League of Gentlemen and such. I enjoyed The Tractate Middoth and the first one or two adaptations of MR James stories. However, the lastest one "Martin's Close" was utterly dreadful and I did have that thought in my mind when I sat down to watch Dracula. I'm now not too sure if I will bother with anything more of Gatiss's work from now on.
  4. Excellent result after so much frustration, I've been in the same situation myself often enough! As for eating, the one CWD I ever took was delicious.
  5. Now this at least is something I do still have, and hope I never feel the need to be rid of.
  6. Shame I missed this, as a young boy many, many years ago I saw those in the States and wanted one but my Dad dissuaded me. Would have been a laugh to show him one now.
  7. I am going to change front discs and pads in my 2014 PHEV as I had an advisory note in the MOT. I looked online for parts and see a wide range of makes advertised for my car. Does anyone know the actual OEM brand?
  8. Had a few of those, the message is a recorded voice which you just know the real HMRC wouldn't do.
  9. I've seen plenty of bowls and other food/kitchen items made with olive wood.
  10. John_R

    Musical instrument

    Between my Dad and myself I think we still have 14 or 15 trumpets and a couple of flugel horns. Neither of us have played for years but we have a sentimental attitude to them. There's a lot of rubbish out there, as well as some perfectly acceptable school level instruments including the Boosey and Hawkes mentioned above. You might have a gem or two, so get the details just in case.
  11. Now you mention it, yes I have seen Juma listed at the various dealers but never really knew about it. I'm in no rush, I lack time for it at the moment so some more research etc isn't a bad idea.
  12. Fair enough. I've been thinking of trying either micarta or acrylic for a stalking knife, perhaps kirinite. The project is still in the ideas phase for now.
  13. I always eat the liver and kidneys, so many ways to enjoy them. Indeed tomorrow's lunch will involve those of my first roe doe of the season that I shot today.
  14. Out of interest, what do you dislike about the micarta?
  15. Not so good when the trailer goes through wet mud and it spits up through the floor.
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