Today I acquired...........

  1. 4String. Member

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    This morning I walked into the transport office of a big haulage company that we sub work from to be greeted by 4 good looking lads. I just couldn't resist this classic from Lloyd Bridges:



    3 of them looked suitably bemused while the other one cracked up with laughter, which set me off and ended up with us trading one-liners :D:D:D.
     
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  2. daleyd

    daleyd Member

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    Police Squad/Naked Gun, Airplane, Top Secret, Hot Shots - all brilliant :thumbup: I could watch them on repeat for days on end - my humour to a tee.:laughing:
     
  3. Olderisbetter

    Olderisbetter Forum Supporter

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    Standard chat when i work with my mate listed below, the under 30's think its a new language :laughing:

    Lt. Frank Drebin:
    Hector Savage. From Detroit. Ex-boxer. His real name was Joey Chicago.

    Ed Hocken:
    Oh, yeah. He fought under the name of Kid Minneapolis.

    Nordberg:
    I saw Kid Minneapolis fight once. In Cincinnati.

    Lt. Frank Drebin:
    No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.

    Ed Hocken:
    He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin.

    Nordberg:
    Yeah, from Dakota. I don't remember it was North or South.

    Lt. Frank Drebin:
    North. South Dakota was his brother. From West Virginia.

    Ed Hocken:
    You sure know your boxing.

    Lt. Frank Drebin:
    All I know is never bet on the white guy.
     
  4. My Old Landy

    My Old Landy Melting Metal

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    My signs from @doubleboost arrived today. They are shown on the second part of Sundays SNNC.

    My thanks to John for sorting them out. They really are fantastic!
    Here is the 500mm one in front of my Smart & Brown lathe :)
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  5. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    All I got was not good news.
    No nice bits for me.
    Plus another week of no play pen fun, no hard work and still reduced work duties..




    I am not 100% happy.

    Oh well, let's go and be nice.
    To something.
     
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  6. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    norbit ?
     
  7. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark perkele

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    Over Norberts dead body.
     
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  8. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Today I believe I acquired several vintage footpumps. A neighbour just stopped by with three parcels delivered while we were out earlier. :clapping:
     
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  9. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    A waterproof cargo net for the pickup. I couldn't find a quality one in the UK so bought it from the US via Amazon, added a few bob. Definitely not cheap but used it for the first time today, worked a treat.

    Given it persists it down constantly up here in the Pennines, this holds stuff down securely and keeps it dry at the same time and adjust to small and large loads quickly. No struggling with straps and tarps, all in one. No idea why they are not available over here. I bet somebody now sends me a link to one in the UK much cheaper :)

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  10. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Not acquired but I'd like to have did .
    Smallish lathe 550 euros .
    Currently no money , space,or way to bring it home and a very long trip.
    I'd bet it weighs at least 800kg
     
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  11. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    Top Secret, I remember finding that by accident in a video shop (remember them?) - on the sleeve it said 'from the makers of Airplane'. May as well give it a try, we thought. Mate and I spent the evening peeing ourselves.

    Learning German on the train (it's mostly gibberish):
    "Ich habe sauerkraut in mein lederhosen".

    The Swedish Bookshop scene is great; somewhere on Youtube I found the 'backwards' version... and the priest reciting nonsense Latin on the way to being executed.

    Nick Rivers: "I don't know any German"
    Rachel: "It's alright, I know a little German. Look, he's over there" (dwarf in Tyrol hat and lederhosen waves to her)

    Omar Sharif: "Wait! You forgot your fake dog poo".
    Blind party trick seller: "What fake dog poo?"

    Not sure they'd get away with calling the big black Frenchman 'Chocolat Mousse' these days...
     
  12. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    A visit from @brewdexta this morning. Kindly dropped off a box of old school Classic Bike mags...and on top of the pile is Sept 1992 and front page a Sunbeam S7 deluxe. Along with a couple of beers. Many thanks Andy, good to see you. image.jpg
     
  13. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    Good to see you on the mend Dave. The workshop was looking great, must be frustrating but you'll soon be at it again. Although I'm not a biker myself, I did like the Sunbeam, very classy.
     
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  14. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Three vintage air pumps. The oldest, and only one still working quite well is the Kismet. I am looking forward to refurbishing them when time allows. :) PICT0009 (1).JPG
     
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  15. Milkybars

    Milkybars Forum Supporter

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    @Olderisbetter Snap ..and I upsold myself to a 4ah battery as well :ashamed:
     
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  16. Pigeon_Droppings2 Forum Supporter

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    Been watching these for a while ....looks like it's on special so I took the plunge.

    I monitor prices via a site called camel camel. £203 is about as cheap as this has ever been...was £279 yesterday :laughing:.

    Small garage means I've only got room for a small bench drill.
     
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  17. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Thanks Andy, Im sure I will. The Beer is very nice. Quite strong as well?

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  18. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Someone shoot me, Andy’s turned me into a bloody Hipster:laughing:
    That or Ive broken into the Dentists:clapping:
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  19. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    Probably around 5% from memory, so not too bad. The previous one was closer to 6%
     
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  20. brewdexta

    brewdexta Forum Supporter

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    I haven't been through the whole pile, so you may find some of my dad's porn in there too :)

    I have 4 or 5 large boxes of old Mechanical Engineering mags, I think they date back to the 1950s, possibly earlier. I haven't had time to look at them properly yet so not sure, but I do remember reading them as a kid, fascinating what some people did with very few tools.
     
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