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Old 22 May 2006, 17:24   #31
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Think I was right RW says a simlar thing here:

Mercruiser 1.7 dti

Would need some serious mods to put it in a rib though!
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:25   #32
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thereís no denying that he did brake very quickly.
Yes, that's because he was trying not to run into the car in front...
Someone tried to say the same thing to me last year when he ran his British Gas van into the back of my fourtrak after I'd had to do an emergency stop when 2 kids ran out in front of me.
He was convinced it wasn't his fault-He even continued spouting the same shit after I asked him if he would have preferred me to run over two children.

JK is right.

If you run into the back of a vehicle then you were either

1) Not paying attention

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2)Driving too bloody close.

In either case it's your fault.



Yes, I'm being self-righteous. I have to spend the day at work watching the mental cripples and idiots staring at the end of their bonnets that drive along the motorways trying to find new and interesting ways of committing suicide under my truck.
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Old 22 May 2006, 17:30   #33
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Oh dear, not good. Where was it cut and shut?
Now I may be wrong but the 1.7dti that was in your Astra I think is the same unit that is in Andre's Seahawk 3, the 1.7 Mercruiser unit. I assume the engine is ok, can you see where this is going
Im planning to buy another Astra the same model as the one I've got at auction. Im hoping to find one thats in good cosmetic condition but has something wrong with it (like a buggered engine). The idea being that I can get parts transplated from one to the other to make one good car (my next door neighbour is a mechanic which is handy) and sell the other one on ebay for parts......
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Im planning to buy another Astra the same model as the one I've got at auction. Im hoping to find one thats in good cosmetic condition but has something wrong with it (like a buggered engine). The idea being that I can get parts transplated from one to the other to make one good car (my next door neighbour is a mechanic which is handy) and sell the other one on ebay for parts......
That would be the sensible thing to do I guess, would be fun to engineer it into a rib though! I will look out for a previous generation Astra with a shagged engine then
Does your accomadation in Pompey run through the summer, or are you going to be doing any Solent boating this summer?
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earlier this year i was travelling down the m4, it was day break and the light was just starting to break thru but it was still dark

on the hard shoulder was a coach and your eyes were drawn to the coach and a man standing by the coach


next thing i was presented with a stationary solitary car in the middle lane having been distracted by the coach and the chap, at speed it is not always easy to see if a car is stationary or doing 80 in such circumstances when it is near dark

it just had its lights on and nothing else like hazzards

i managed to swerve round it just but the car behind me crashed into the central reservation, a few others crashed as well

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would i have been at fault if i could not have taken avoiding action in time and hit a stationary car in the middle lane of the motorway in the near dark?
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In either case it's your fault.
Fair enough, we have already established Im a complete wanker for getting a speeding ticket so I expect this thread will only add to peoples opionions of me and my driving.

As they say experience is the best way to improve your driving so on that basis Iím looking at this positively.
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Yes - Im planning to bring the Osprey down at some point over the summer. We shall all have to get together and have a student cruise!!
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Yes - Im planning to bring the Osprey down at some point over the summer. We shall all have to get together and have a student cruise!!
I was thinking the same the Ring is just about finished just a few little niggles, need sorting out and to finish wiring in the CD player Will post a thread nearer the time when im back at home, definatly a student cruise. Looking forward to seeing how that Osprey goes with the 115hp, should be lively
A quick search has showed loads of Astras on ebay, you shouldn't have a problem transfering your engine.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1999-vauxhall-...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/51-PLATE-ASTRA...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Vauxhall-Astra...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1999-VAUXHALL-...QQcmdZViewItem

A couple of those are estates though.....
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Fair enough, we have already established Im a complete wanker for getting a speeding ticket so I expect this thread will only add to peoples opionions of me and my driving.

As they say experience is the best way to improve your driving so on that basis Iím looking at this positively.

No, we've established that you don't pay enough attention while driving and don't realise it. If you did then you would have seen the speed camera, the speed limit sign and the car braking.

Fair comment on improving your driving and I think you were very lucky there being in a cut'n'shut that didn't fall in half.
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No, we've established that you don't pay enough attention while driving and don't realise it. If you did then you would have seen the speed camera, the speed limit sign and the car braking.

Fair comment on improving your driving and I think you were very lucky there being in a cut'n'shut that didn't fall in half.
Fair point, but where you the worlds best driver when you were under 20, and did you drive like a priest?
Some of you make these comments but when you were of this age speed cameras were not in existence, and the current stance of this governement on attacking the motorist had yet to come into play.
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