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Originally Posted by Yoda
Thanks--I wrote a script to auto-detect those and it defaulted to a lot of newer versions. People have just been reporting them one by one, so the notice is appreciated. Should be fixed shortly.
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Thanks--I wrote a script to auto-detect those and it defaulted to a lot of newer versions. People have just been reporting them one by one, so the notice is appreciated. Should be fixed shortly.
I noticed something while I was browsing through the 100 laughs checklist. The film To Be or Not To Be has the year 1983 on it while the actual film that was on the AFI list was made in 1942.
Back in the says when I had money, I owned a succession of fast cars. Perks of the job, I guess, because I could buy things at trade prices then sell them on easily.

The scariest (not the most powerful, though) was an Impreza WRX, one of these things.

Had to sell it after 6 months because it would have lost me my driving license. It's the only car I've owned that just wouldn't keep beneath the speed limit, no matter how hard I tried.

Used the money to buy a 20 year old Porsche 928 which was a lovely big lazy beast of a car. The wife hated it because of the interior - Milk chocolate coloured leather and an aircon that smelled faintly of death.

I wish I'd kept it.
First car I ever had was an old Corsica I got for Christmas (thanks Mom!). It was intended to be just driven into the ground. One time in a tunnel, at night, with no one around me, I just decided to hit 100 MPH. Didn't even feel that fast given the setting.

The moment it crosses 100 the "Check Engine" light comes on. Heh.
Funniest thing I ever did on my Honda 90:
Hit nearly 100mph and could fathom how the bike had done it.
Turns out, I'd pumped the tires up to much as I didn't realise the pressure meter was broken on my pump. The tires were almost at bursting point.

Scariest thing I ever did on my Honda 90:
Forgot to do a weekly check of nuts and bolts etc... and the frame bolt (which holds the front end of the bike to the back end) had come loose and dropped out of place... I didn't notice until I caught the slipstream of an artic lorry and hit about 80mph... and as I tanked it past the driver's cab of the lorry, the bike started rocking in a strange way and then split in half at about 70mph... good job I got some strength in my legs as I held it together using nothing but muscle power, pulled up on the side of the dual-carriageway, kicked the bolt back in (without the holding nut in place) and carried on riding with my foot over the end of the bolt so it didn't come out again.
Oh... I used to get near 80mph out of it too... and the speedo only went up to 60

Had to get my Brother to drive behind me and tell me what speed I was doing.
I once rode a Honda 90 through a 4ft deep flood in the road.
Worked perfectly fine

Honda 90s are like work horses though, they never give up. Shame they stopped building them.
Charlie Borman (television bloke) once thrashed one to the point it fell to bits, he mixed salt water and diesel into the fuel, dirty chip-pan oil (complete with chunks of food) in the engine instead of engine oil, he even dropped it off a roof and buckled the wheels, framework and engine block... and it still wanted to keep going.

My old Honda 90 once ran on the wrong spark plugs for ages. I put the wrong capacity in without realising and it ran just fine. I only noticed when the plugs packed up through old age.
Ran it without an exhaust for a while too... was pretty loud.
Used to get 150 miles to the gallon out of it too
Apparently the road I had the 'moment' on yesterday was later closed due to the flooding. I remember once getting completely bogged down in a flood - It was my first car (a Fiat Uno ) and the water had gone over the bonnet and into the engine.

A van driver pushed me out then sped off on a delivery so I was left for an hour drying out spark plugs with a couple of tissues.

The perils of countryside life.
Originally Posted by Tacitus
We've had Biblical rain here for the last couple of days. Loads of floods including one in which I nearly met my Waterloo today.

Pulled out to pass a truck on a narrow stretch and when I got half way past we both drove through a massive flood. His spray blinded me and my car started aquaplaning.

I did the only logical thing in those circumstances - floored it.

You rarely feel more alive than after something like that. It's probably something to do with not being dead...
You daredevil!
Hey, can you send some of that rain my way. My yard is a combination of dust and crunchy stuff that used to be grass.
Originally Posted by Tacitus
We've had Biblical rain here for the last couple of days. Loads of floods including one in which I nearly met my Waterloo today.

Pulled out to pass a truck on a narrow stretch and when I got half way past we both drove through a massive flood. His spray blinded me and my car started aquaplaning.

I did the only logical thing in those circumstances - floored it.

You rarely feel more alive than after something like that. It's probably something to do with not being dead...
blimey Tatty that's scary!