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Postby Deanxm » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:54 pm

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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Postby CitroJim » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:14 pm

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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Postby Citroening » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:19 pm

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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Postby CitroJim » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:20 pm

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


Try a magnet Franklin....
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Postby Citroening » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:34 pm

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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Postby Deanxm » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:42 pm

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

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Postby red_dwarfers » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:47 am

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

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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Postby CitroJim » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:46 pm

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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Postby Trainman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:51 pm

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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Postby CitroJim » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:08 pm

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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Postby Citroening » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:28 pm

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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Postby CitroJim » Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:54 pm

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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Postby Citroening » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:23 pm

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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Postby addo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:38 pm

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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