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Post by Deanxm » 06 Aug 2011, 22:54

I think the real comedy comes when you drop that spare T20 on the gravel drive as you open the car door and like most small tools it just vanishes into thin air................

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Post by CitroJim » 06 Aug 2011, 23:14

Gravel also has an insatiable appetite for small nuts and washers too...

have you ever noticed when searching gravel for some lost valuable bit you always find the rubbish, old cable tie ends, bits of broken plastic, split balljoint gaiter clips and so on but never what you're actually looking for...

Sometimes, if the gods are smiling, you find what you lost lost time you were working on the car and gave up trying to find at the time.

An old truism is that if you have a spare of something then you'll never loose the original item - it's always the one thing you only have one of that you loose :twisted:
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Post by Citroening » 06 Aug 2011, 23:19

Tarmac (weathered!) is just as bad!

Was fixing the transporter's rear light just yesterday and the nut rolled off the back onto the driveway floor. Didn't help that that nut was a bit rusty so blended in nicely...

Could I find it?!! :shock: :roll:
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Post by CitroJim » 06 Aug 2011, 23:20

Citroening wrote:Could I find it?!! :shock: :roll:


Try a magnet Franklin....
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Post by Citroening » 06 Aug 2011, 23:34

I did think about it at the time, but it was absolutely pouring down (don't ask!) so opted for a new nut and bolt out of the garage.

Still haven't found it even after moving the truck in the morning! :lol: :roll:
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Post by Deanxm » 06 Aug 2011, 23:42

the floor eats them, its how the iron makes it back into the core of the earth you know :wink:

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Post by red_dwarfers » 07 Aug 2011, 09:47

That explains it Dean!
Unless our cars are made from old Terminator T1000's...liquid metal and all that...
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Post by Xaccers » 07 Aug 2011, 10:35

Well, belly buttons eat socks, that's why there's always one missing, and it's where belly button fluff comes from, so the ground eating things isn't that surprising.
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Post by CitroJim » 07 Aug 2011, 12:46

Franklin,

I've emailed you the latest Convoy Drive route. Did I tell you it's now going to Scotland and back with a car transporter in the middle of it? :lol:

Most, if not all of the revisions are thanks to Robyn :D
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Post by Trainman » 07 Aug 2011, 12:51

CitroJim wrote: Most, if not all of the revisions are thanks to Robyn :D


Nice get out clause there Jim :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by CitroJim » 07 Aug 2011, 13:08

Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote: Most, if not all of the revisions are thanks to Robyn :D


Nice get out clause there Jim :lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: Never thought of it that way Steve, honest.....
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Post by Citroening » 07 Aug 2011, 13:28

Many thanks Jim. :)

Looks like you've got yourself a convoyfor collecting your XM then. :D Must admit that I am a fan of classic trucks, Kenworth and Mack's being my favourite...[/anorak] :lol: :roll:
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Post by CitroJim » 07 Aug 2011, 13:54

Then you would really love the Aussie Road Trains then Franklin...

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They are pretty awesome up close...

Even more awesome and scary when one thunders past you on an outback dirt road...
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Post by Citroening » 07 Aug 2011, 14:23

Very nice Jim...the tractor unit looks like a Kenworth T600 - a similar cousin to the all time great W900. Saw one of them today as well.

To say that I want one is an understatement! :lol: 8-)
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Post by addo » 07 Aug 2011, 14:38

Look closely at the grille and wing side emblems! It's a Wolwo.

And for Lexi there is a Nissan Patrol in the background with its bonnet up...
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