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  1. Rust behind the headlight area and in the back where the jack lives,,,and where the seatbelts mount to the chassis. Kingpins and wheel bearings worn can give rise to the "Death Wobble". If its a VVT engine with push buttons for 4wd and low box check that both work correctly. You can engage 4wd and low box when still rolling,,wheels straight, clutch depressed. If 4wd doesn't function its easy to change to manual hubs for not much money. Low box problems are usually the solenoid switch which engages it and is not hard to replace. Have a look on here to find out more. https://www.bigjimny.com/index.php
  2. See what you mean !!! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-Jimny-Sz5-Top-Spec-PETROL-MANUAL-2019-19/312560299297?hash=item48c60bad21:g:89oAAOSwzlRcpjqC
  3. As has been said,,if field prepped two will fit in easily, in one of those giant builders bags that sand etc is delivered in,, though I have removed the rear seats completely which gives quite a bit of extra room. It might be worth considering the soft-top version Jimny if you want a really bulky load carried. At the price of a KAP you are virtually into brand new Jimny prices, which would seem to be a better deal .
  4. The worst part of the course for me was the bit at the start where you are asked to reveal the circumstances surrounding the event. With some reluctance I told the room about my trip out on midsummers night eve,,going up to the stone circle above Keswick to dance around with a lady Pagan of my acquaintance. She was a well built girl and as we went past Whoop Hall,,just before Devils Bridge on the road to the Lakes,,she decided to change her top for something more suitable,,there and then in my VW van. Well,,,,I was momentarily distracted,,as you would be, just as I went through the 40 limit at 45 . I thought it was well worth £100 and a good talking to.
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    Kids ey !

    A large nut and two bolts,,,,screw one bolt 1/3 way into the nut,,fill with the scrapings of half a dozen match heads then screw in the second bolt,CAREFULLY ! Throw,,,,,and enjoy the bang if it lands correctly. If not,,approach with care and try throwing it again.
  6. First was one of these, an E93A. Then tried to convert it to one of these,,a Rochdale GT. Two years later and much messing about gave up and bought a 105E Anglia. Did anyone else fit an alloy head and twin SU carbs to a Pop 1172 motor or was it just me. http://www.fordspecials.co.uk/aquaplane.html
  7. If it is an adjustable type, unclip the power connector from the side of the unit and move it to the next connector on the left as you look at it. One thing to consider is the length of cable you use from the battery. I ran a 20 yard cable back to the battery in the hide to be able to switch the magnet on and off as I needed. I found that the amp rating of the cable I used was too low for the current draw of the magnet and as a result it rotated fairly slowly. Simply reverting to the length of cable supplied increased the speed. I did find that the higher speed setting was really too fast and only use the standard setting.
  8. https://youtu.be/XOhZgAPn_CU
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    droppings id

    If that's the size of it, then its clearly a large piece of "Remainers" argument for staying in the EU !
  10. Which is exactly why I've changed to Fiocchi PL32 No.6 as it seems that the slow speed (1240) gives me an even better pattern in the Baikal than the Sporting Pigeon Fiocchi's I was previously using.
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    John Haynes

    I was interviewed by him and another chap in the late 70s for a post as technical writer on the manuals team. A really pleasant fellow who had the hands on experience to enable him to determine ones usefulness. We spent an afternoon in the workshop chatting while I set about stripping a Norton Commando rolling chassis and giving a commentary on what I was doing and why. In the end re-location from Yorkshire was too problematic and I was unable to accept but he still sent me a very supportive letter and good wishes for the future. A very decent fellow !
  12. Seemingly not. He disliked pretentiousness in all its many manifestations, turning down "iconic " roles frequently, including the offer of a knighthood. Rarely giving interviews to anyone he remarked to Terry Wogan that he was happy simply to remain "promising" until he stopped acting.
  13. Spotted on an American Shooting Forum. DARWIN AWARDS FOR 2018 Nominee No. 1: [ San Jose Mercury News]: An unidentified man, using a shotgun like a club to break a former girlfriend’s windshield, accidentally shot himself to death when the gun discharged, blowing a hole in his gut. Nominee No. 2: [ Kalamazoo Gazette]: James Burns, 34, (a mechanic) of Alamo MI, was killed in March as he was trying to repair what police describe as a "farm-type truck." Burns got a friend to drive the truck on a highway while Burns hungunderneath so that he could ascertain the source of a troubling noise. Burns' clothes caught on something, however, and the other man found Burns "wrapped in the drive shaft" Nominee No. 3:[ Hickory Daily Record]: Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death in December in Newton NC . Awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson 38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear. Nominee No. 4:[UPI, Toronto ]: Police said a lawyer demonstrating the safety of windows in a downtown Toronto skyscraper crashed through a pane with his shoulder and plunged 24 floors to his death. A police spokesman said Garry Hoy, 39, fell into the courtyard of the Toronto Dominion Bank Tower early Friday evening as he was explaining the strength of the buildings windows to visiting law students. Hoy previously has conducted demonstrations of window strength according to police reports. Peter Lawson, managing partner of the firm Holden Day Wilson, told the Toronto Sun newspaper that Hoy was "one of the best and brightest" members of the 200-man association. A person has to wonder what the dimmer members of this law firm are like. Nominee No. 5: [The News of the Weird]: Michael Anderson Godwin made News of the Weird posthumously. He had spent several years awaiting South Carolina 's electric chair on a murder conviction before having his sentence reduced to life in prison. While sitting on a metal toilet in his cell attempting to fix his small TV set, he bit into a wire and was electrocuted. Nominee No. 6: [The Indianapolis Star]: A cigarette lighter may have triggered a fatal explosion in Dunkirk IN. A Jay County man, using a cigarette lighter to check the barrel of a muzzleloader, was killed Monday night when the weapon discharged in his face, sheriff's investigators said. Gregory David Pryor, 19, died in his parents' rural Dunkirk home at about 11:30 PM. Investigators said Pryor was cleaning a 54-caliber muzzle-loader that had not been firing properly. He was using the lighter to look into the barrel when the gunpowder ignited. Nominee No. 7: [Reuters, Mississauga , Ontario ]: A man cleaning a bird feeder on the balcony of his condominium apartment in this Toronto suburb slipped and fell 23 stories to his death. "Stefan Macko, 55, was standing on a wheelchair when the accident occurred," said Inspector Darcy Honer of the Peel Regional Police. "It appears that the chair moved, and he went over the balcony," Honer said. Finally, THE WINNER!!!:[ Arkansas Democrat Gazette]: Two local men were injured when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday. Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly after midnight Monday. Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of Little Rock, were returning to Des Arc after a frog-catching trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole 's pickup truck headlights malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older-model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullets from his pistol fit perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering-wheel column. Upon inserting the bullet the headlights again began to operate properly, and the two men proceeded on eastbound toward the White River Bridge. After traveling approximately 20 miles, and just before crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck Poole in the testicles. The vehicle swerved sharply right, exited the pavement and struck a tree. Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident but will require extensive surgery to repair the damage to his testicles, which will never operate as intended. Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released. "Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off, or we might be dead," stated Wallis "I've been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this is a first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how this accident happened," said Snyder. Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia ( Poole 's wife) asked how many frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck? Though Poole and Wallis did not die as a result of their misadventure as normally required by Darwin Award Official Rules, it can be argued that Poole did in fact effectively remove himself from the gene pool!
  14. You can still get the main ingredient of Sobranie,,,Latikia,,at several places. I had it as the main flavour of the mix I smoked. https://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.php?mod=mancats&man=326&sec=1656
  15. If you watch a half dozen New Jimny reviews on Youtube you will find that pretty much all of them mention the obvious need of the model for diesel and auto variants, Half a dozen inaccurate views then,,,the auto variant is right there in the new line up. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/2019-suzuki-jimny-uk-pricing-revealed
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