May 2023:Quickfire A to Z of anything/everything

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mickthemaverick wrote: 18 May 2023, 18:49
bobins wrote: 18 May 2023, 18:38 Well you can't get much more 'O' than this - some 'O' Rings at rest in their natural environment of my shed today. :-D
I know the issue, mine are nesting!! :-D

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At lot of stuff in my shed has migratory tendancies - it can disappear for years before coming back to be rediscovered only a few feet from where it was last seen :lol:
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Octopus. One person I am 'following' on Instgram has Californian Octopuses as pets (a total of four, but 2 were accidental additions to the family). They are intelligent and full of character;

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/LxgJwr-kJaU
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The original “Tootles the Taxi” Ladybird’s finest supplies another O for today.

Granted very few children, dogs, cats or vehicles get called Oompus today, but in the 1960’s the perfect name for an Omnibus.
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Hell Razor5543 wrote: 18 May 2023, 19:10 Octopus. One person I am 'following' on Instgram has Californian Octopuses as pets (a total of four, but 2 were accidental additions to the family). They are intelligent and full of character;

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/LxgJwr-kJaU
Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.
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Couple of words for P

Peregrine and Paternoster both obscurely made manifest in the City of Sheffield.
Commissioned by IKEA "Allen the Peregrine" and created by Jason Heppenstall, mostly made from their Allen keys.
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P is for Perfect.

Very few cars can ever claim to achieve that status but some come pretty close. Following our recent musings over Mini Clubmans and Mini Coopers I feel this example which is well outside the bounds of the 'Classic under 10k' thread can slot in here quite comfortably: :-D
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Christine Perfect? (McVie).
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Don’t let P Peter out.


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P is for Paint which I've been using today.

Rather than taking up space here I have posted the details here! :-D
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Probably my parting shot for P

A couple of odd looking things, and a car well up the interesting scale and a very nice rear end to discover, and yes p’s one and all.

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mickthemaverick wrote: 18 May 2023, 18:49
bobins wrote: 18 May 2023, 18:38 Well you can't get much more 'O' than this - some 'O' Rings at rest in their natural environment of my shed today. :-D
I know the issue, mine are nesting!! :-D

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Nesting? No, not for a couple of days, what you've got there is Obviously, Ordered, Or Overly Organised O-rings Of course!! :-D
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Advance warning - C5 X7 owners might not want to look at this picture as it might cause an unpleasant reaction 8-[
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Pinion housing for a C5 steering rack - own work
Pinion housing for a C5 steering rack - own work
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bobins wrote: 19 May 2023, 21:06 Advance warning - C5 X7 owners might not want to look at this picture as it might cause an unpleasant reaction 8-[
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That part is ok, it's the Pitted and Perforated Pipe and the Poorly Protected Pinion that Particularly Pisses People off Perpetually!
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P is for Pneumatic Post, or Pneumatic Tubes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumatic_tube

Possibly more commonly known to Brits as a Lamson system.

Some Pneumatic Post capsules....
Pneumatic post capsules - own work
Pneumatic post capsules - own work
And a Pneumatic Post exchange
Pneumatic posts exchange - own work
Pneumatic posts exchange - own work
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamson_En ... ompany_Ltd
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"That part is ok, it's the Pitted and Perforated Pipe and the Poorly Protected Pinion that Particularly Pisses People off Perpetually!"

Poppycock !! :-D
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