Author Topic: Industrial Birmingham  (Read 16506 times)

Peg Monkey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1203
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #242 on: December 21, 2019, 07:46:19 PM »
Electric cars, stated government policy: No more petrol/diesel cars manufactured after 2040, no petrol/diesel cars on the road after 2050: I doubt I'll make the first key date and almost certain not the latter. :-[
Peg.
P.S. Not sure if any proposals have been released for commercial vehicles.
P.P.S. Depends, of course, who's in government at the time.

Peg Monkey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1203
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #243 on: January 13, 2020, 11:46:58 AM »
HELP! My near-side front tyre is wearing unevenly across the face, low tread on the outer edge still good depth on the inner - it's only done about 14000 miles, it looks like the tracking is out, in days gone by you could take the tyre off the rim and re-fit outter edge on the inside to even out wear, can this still be done? I know you can't with an asymetric tread.
I'm brassed-off from Hockley at the moment 'cos it looks like I'm gonna have to fork out for a tyre prematurely. >:(
Peg.

 

Peg Monkey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1203
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #244 on: January 27, 2020, 08:35:20 PM »
Ready for a pub quiz style question? What did the RS stand for on sporty Ford Escorts and Sierras? :-\
Peg.

Spud

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 54794
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #245 on: January 28, 2020, 11:12:35 AM »
Rallye Sport
The Only Free Cheese is in  The Trap

Scipio

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4269
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #246 on: January 28, 2020, 07:34:21 PM »
Ready for a pub quiz style question? What did the RS stand for on sporty Ford Eccorts and Sierras? :-\
Peg.


Was it something do do with the designer , ie David Brown , tractors and Aston Martin
If voting made any difference , they wouldn't let us do it.
Mark Twain

Peg Monkey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1203
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #247 on: January 29, 2020, 10:52:30 AM »
Do you kow how you are supposed to progress from young and foolish to grown-up and sensible? Well in the late 90s I briefly went the other way, I took my Sierra in for an MOT and for sale on the garage forecourt was an eye-catching black XR3i (a real babe magnet, but such things were no longer of interest then, I was married :-\ ), I paid a deposit but I almost changed my mind when I got the insurance quotes......... :-[
Peg.
P.S. I still think the car looks great, what do you think, girls?

davesd1

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 36
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #248 on: January 29, 2020, 12:29:41 PM »
I see you never quite made the leap to a Sierra Cosworth,loved to have seen the quote for that.Have had quite a few Fords over the years,still have an Escort Si parked up.
My answer to the RS question is RUST as STANDARD.

 

Peg Monkey

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1203
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #249 on: January 29, 2020, 05:41:11 PM »
.......My answer to the RS question is RUST as STANDARD.
I've been there, Dave, my new MkII Escort doors started to rot at the bottom when barely out of warranty  -  5yr anti-perforation warranty came later - but that only kicked in if the panel actually rotted through. :-[
Peg.

Scipio

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4269
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #250 on: January 29, 2020, 07:05:59 PM »
I've been there, Dave, my new MkII Escort doors started to rot at the bottom when barely out of warranty  -  5yr anti-perforation warranty came later - but that only kicked in if the panel actually rotted through. :-[
Peg.


Peg what's the answer to RS ?
If voting made any difference , they wouldn't let us do it.
Mark Twain

mike mancott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3031
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #251 on: January 29, 2020, 07:34:21 PM »
Ready for a pub quiz style question? What did the RS stand for on sporty Ford Escorts and Sierras? :-\
Peg.


I cheated, and looked it up. But I`ll not spoil those who think they know.

mike mancott

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3031
Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #252 on: January 29, 2020, 07:54:58 PM »

I cheated, and looked it up. But I`ll not spoil those who think they know.


Oh! I see Spud got there.