breakdown truck

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Re: breakdown truck

#2901 Post by GHT » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:13 pm

Dick wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:18 pm
And whoever invented marmite :evil:
I'm with you on that one. Marmite, it's the skid marks on the devil's underpants.

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Re: breakdown truck

#2902 Post by JPB » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:07 am

GHT wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:13 pm
Dick wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:18 pm
And whoever invented marmite :evil:
I'm with you on that one. Marmite, it's the skid marks on the devil's underpants.
But Marmite (and the vastly superior Vegemite, as found on my toast most evenings :P ) is excellent for applying to very worn kingpins, wheel bearings, LSDs that have started to slip and are also howling like a room full with Huskies, or in fact any mechanism that's shagged but costs a fortune to replace.
I did consider keeping a spare grease gun full of the stuff (Marmite, the Vegemite is far too yummy for this) to make sure that the Hiace's front suspension and steering components are up to MOT standard at all times. One cautionary note; don't use it in your power steering fluid reservoir, it's easier to steer a vehicle with no PAS at all, even where there should be, than to steer one with a thick, yeast-based greasy mess in the system. It's apparently used by some folk (owners of Renault 4s I should think) as an alternative, eco-friendly form of rust preventative, but in this case, the Marmite is thinned very slightly with white spirit, has a horrible smell added and is then marketed as Waxoyl.
;)

Oh, and I couldn't advise Marmite's use in brake fluid reservoirs either, it's shampoo you want for that if you stay in Cuba or otherwise have no access to the right product for the job.
J
"Home is where you park it", so the saying goes. That may yet come true.. :oops:

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Re: breakdown truck

#2903 Post by Dick » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:17 am

Marmite (and the vastly superior Vegemite, as found on my toast most evenings :P ) is excellent

Obviously John you are very ill.. please see your doctor as soon as possible
😂😂😂😂😂

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Re: breakdown truck

#2904 Post by Dick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:15 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2905 Post by JPB » Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:39 pm

:shock: This is a nice forum and posting pictures of someone's rather well worn old helmet may offend some folks, probably the same rather anti-Toyota folk who are offended if one of these is mentioned:
;)

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:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Seriously, if you're a dedicated mud plugger, there's nothing to beat a nice, solid BJ (with that "Million Mile" engine) for its ability to make the driver grin from 'ere to there. Even now, in the 21st century, they're great in the dirt. Note that the one in my shamelessly plundered image has a marvellous lifting device on the running board. Should the truck beach itself on an unseen hump in the woods, the device would be perfect for jacking it off without damage to that beautiful paintwork.

ISTR that this most eclectic thread has already featured several breakdown trucks based around the good old Land Cruiser from the era before the model became just another luxury SUV, albeit a damned good one without whose chassis and running gear, my campervan wouldn't have been available with the 4wd and the long parabolics that make it very flexible in the rough, slippery terrain yet still comfy on the tarmac. As trap springs go, I reckon that the long parabolics take some beating.
:|
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Re: breakdown truck

#2906 Post by Dick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:53 pm

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
I do love the bj and all the models that followed.. although if i could afford to id like a double cab hilux.. spent a fair bit of time driving and towing with one.. after driving umpteen land rovers it was like stepping into a rolls Royce after pushing a wheelbarrow for a lifetime..

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Re: breakdown truck

#2907 Post by GHT » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:04 pm

JPB wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:07 am
But Marmite (and the vastly superior Vegemite, as found on my toast most evenings :P ) is excellent
And there was me thinking that it's the coronavirus that's caused the panic buying. Seeing your breakfast diet I'm not so sure.
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Re: breakdown truck

#2908 Post by JPB » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:27 am

GHT, well done for circumventing all of my security systems and managing to take the photo of the smallest room! :o
And if you reckon that's a touch over the top, I have also filled an entire room with canned foods various, and dried pasta. The van shall supply my mains electricity once the zombies have taken over the village. Maybe they have already, it's really difficult to tell. I have taken the precaution of buying several thousand gallons of fresh rape seed oil to fuel the beast's ancient Diesel engine in order to facilitate the use of the inverter if the solar panels prove unequal to their task. I even made sure that my TV licence renewal included a direct debit instruction rather than paying in one lump as I would usually do. Why? Because this way, if my bank's computers fall victim to the zombie takeover, the payments should stop and I won't have wasted all of that money by making the single payment.


See you at the other side,

:moon:

Alternative plan: Move to Antarctica. Pros: They don't have diseases there and the ground sourced heating systems found in the housing stock at that south pole should save me a fair old load of money each year compared to the LPG used for the gas here. Cons: What housing stock? are the pubs closed on sundays? Car insurance would cost three times as much because of the risk of penguin damage and not forgetting the absence of decent pizza delivery services so far from anywhere. Hmm..
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Re: breakdown truck

#2909 Post by Dick » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:34 pm


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Re: breakdown truck

#2910 Post by JPB » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:48 pm

I watched The Last Man on Earth right to the bitter end. Like the other American show that was, IMHO, worth watching - My name is Earl - it should have come back for a further series but then, when all of the people from under the ground showed up, it was left like that, not so much as a "Sorry, we broke it" from the producers. Saying that though, the title had become irrelevant as by then, there were at least a few hundred last people because they either made babies or found other survivors. Gail, the alcohol enthusiast from the deep south, should have her own show. One observation about "Last Man" if I might: How come they always managed to find petrol and as for the fridge full of bacon that appeared in one of the episodes set by the beach, yeah right! More realism please!
:D

I am a little concerned by your helmet fetish - at this point, lots of "alternative lifestyle" types who've never been in an old car forum before are being sent our way by their search engine - but can see the appeal of old militaria in general. Realistically though, what can you do with an old helmet? I could see the point of having a nice, shiny one on display in among the radios, but I'd be tempted to wear it for going out to dinner.
J
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