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Old 12 Aug 2017, 19:37 (Ref:3759028)   #2506
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I didn't realise Ryanair had been going that long!!
It was far worse than Ryanair......Danair
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Old 13 Aug 2017, 06:17 (Ref:3759098)   #2507
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Freddie Laker's Skytrain! I flew in one of their 747s across the pond and am surprised I can still walk......
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Old 13 Aug 2017, 09:37 (Ref:3759120)   #2508
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Now hang on, Tim .... Danair was a good low-cost airline ... in its day. Those Comet 4s were the hotrod version, and the pilots had actual conventional contracts of employment and pension scheme.. You wouldn't have wanted to fly on contemporary Invicta Airways, now would you ?
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 06:02 (Ref:3759254)   #2509
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There's was a brief news bite on Beeb telly this morn, suggesting that 'cats eyes' are going to be renamed due to some UK visitors thinking they really are.... (No confirmation on web yet ) Think suggestion is that they will be referred to as 'road studs', but to many of us they will still be cats eyes!

Have I been asleep all winter- is it April 1st again?
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 06:09 (Ref:3759255)   #2510
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There's was a brief news bite on Beeb telly this morn, suggesting that 'cats eyes' are going to be renamed due to some UK visitors thinking they really are.... (No confirmation on web yet ) Think suggestion is that they will be referred to as 'road studs', but to many of us they will still be cats eyes!

Have I been asleep all winter- is it April 1st again?
I read the story this morning too - on the web!

You've probably heard the story about the Japanese tourists who saw the camera sign warning of a speed trap & took it to mean that was where they should stop for a Nikon moment!
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 07:22 (Ref:3759267)   #2511
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There's was a brief news bite on Beeb telly this morn, suggesting that 'cats eyes' are going to be renamed due to some UK visitors thinking they really are.... (No confirmation on web yet ) Think suggestion is that they will be referred to as 'road studs', but to many of us they will still be cats eyes!

Have I been asleep all winter- is it April 1st again?
Reminds me of the story told by Ken Dood about the famous Yorkshireman who was walking home from the pup one night in the dark and saw that the eyes of a cat reflected on-coming lights. "It was because of this that the gentleman in question went on to invent the reflective road studs that we know as cats eyes".
"Just think, if the cat had been walking in the opposite direction he'd have probably invented the pencil sharpener!"
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 09:10 (Ref:3759282)   #2512
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Probably started by life long members of the cats protection brigade.
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 09:37 (Ref:3759284)   #2513
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Just think, if the cat had been walking in the opposite direction he'd have probably invented the pencil sharpener
A real cat-astrophe !
Does anyone know if the Capri was ever homologated with the 2 litre Pinto engine?
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 09:57 (Ref:3759288)   #2514
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 10:06 (Ref:3759291)   #2515
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Thank you Peter. But it looks like a V4 engine does it? The game is that my club would like to build a race Capri and because of few knowledge about the Essex they would prefer to go for a Pinto if homologated. I think they can achieve the same power to weight ratio and avoid the hassle.
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We went to Kos about 35 years ago, at the time, not sure about now, it was a military airbase with just one small building. When we flew back home the departure lounge was a kind of open cattle pen outside the check in building. Also, there was no fuel available and we had to land at Viena on the way back for a top up, the pilot even had to pay with his credit card.
Several airports around the world are military especially Greece and some that I know of in Spain.
Murcia airport is the one that you think that you are landing on the sea as the runway starts virtually on the beach !
The one that I normally use at Almeria is not military and when we first went there in the early70s you just got off the plane and picked your luggage off of the tarmac ! so easy no queues and no hassle. However there was only one flight a week on a Thursday and the flight back then was £150 so we should count ourselves lucky on todays prices
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Thank you Peter. But it looks like a V4 engine does it? The game is that my club would like to build a race Capri and because of few knowledge about the Essex they would prefer to go for a Pinto if homologated. I think they can achieve the same power to weight ratio and avoid the hassle.
Yes I forgot about the V4. And I had one of them too! I'd stick with the V6 since all the tuning bits are available.
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Old 14 Aug 2017, 10:28 (Ref:3759294)   #2518
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Think you're right. And bulletproof if not over developed. Just have to cope with the weight.
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Yup and whilst the Pinto may produce the same power it won't have the torque that you get from a V6.
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Yup and whilst the Pinto may produce the same power it won't have the torque that you get from a V6.
Strange that Ford never bothered to homologate the car with a Pinto though.
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