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Old 14 Aug 2019, 10:59 (Ref:3922686)   #4396
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The Arab Spring demonstrated that even people who have lived their whole life under some form of autocratic government can revolt eventually,
Actually, it wasn't about freeing themselves from the yoke of oppression, or whatever, it was about trying to take over and getting their snouts in the trough. Egypt was a typical example. In fact many were bought off by their ruling classes. F'rinstance Qatar gave its civilian people a 25% pay rise whilst the civil defence and military received 30%.

Bahrain was a pawn in the hoomin rites Nazis' game because they well knew that every Friday after prayers there was a street battle between Sunnis and Shiites. Always at that particular roundabout. However once the HRNs saw this they immediately held it up as a fight against oppresion. Again the Bahraini government paid the rioters off and it's all peace and light again. Except the Friday street battle has moved.

Soo all about money, not human rights.
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Old 14 Aug 2019, 11:07 (Ref:3922690)   #4397
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Peter, if anything like the Today programme this morning, the Beeb will be putting this story in a negative way. John Humphreys gave the executive from the ASA a bit of a tongue lashing when he interviewed her, and basically told her that were being more than overly sensitive. Especially as the ASA had only received 2 or 3 complaints about the adverts in question.
The Vine prog will be discussing it in the next 2 hours, and my impression is that the emphasis will be on ridiculing the ASA....

Fortunately I won’t know for certain as I won’t be listening!
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Old 14 Aug 2019, 14:37 (Ref:3922723)   #4398
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Actually, it wasn't about freeing themselves from the yoke of oppression, or whatever, it was about trying to take over and getting their snouts in the trough. Egypt was a typical example. In fact many were bought off by their ruling classes. F'rinstance Qatar gave its civilian people a 25% pay rise whilst the civil defence and military received 30%.

Bahrain was a pawn in the hoomin rites Nazis' game because they well knew that every Friday after prayers there was a street battle between Sunnis and Shiites. Always at that particular roundabout. However once the HRNs saw this they immediately held it up as a fight against oppresion. Again the Bahraini government paid the rioters off and it's all peace and light again. Except the Friday street battle has moved.

Soo all about money, not human rights.
Probably the usual story Pete, the 'politicians' taking advantage of the populace to engineer an uprising to further their own ends, but I like to think they succeed because of the will of the people to be free. Sadly usually swapping one dictatorship for another.
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Old 15 Aug 2019, 10:12 (Ref:3922825)   #4399
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Grant, I can only assume from your determined defence of a commercial pilot’s right to start their ‘shift’ with alcohol or drugs in their system, and possibly put hundreds of lives at increased risk, that you are one in another life......
I can remember two drivers cars that would not pass scrutineering until the empty whiskey bottles where removed from the car !
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Old 15 Aug 2019, 10:14 (Ref:3922826)   #4400
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We often get HGV drivers in our place that can't drive a manual truck, I wonder how they'd ever get on if given something with a Fuller Roadranger box or similar.
Scammel six speed. Fuller much the same as a Volvo or Scania, piece of cake.
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Old 15 Aug 2019, 10:31 (Ref:3922830)   #4401
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No family arguments on here please!

As always seems to be the case nowadays, there are several YouTube vids on every subject, in this case showing how to use a Fuller Roadranger box. Here’s one- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qisr-ryn_V8

Now looking for Scammel video....

Mmm, nothing found, but nice bit of history on Scammel..... http://www.scammellregister.co.uk/index.php/history

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Old 15 Aug 2019, 11:01 (Ref:3922832)   #4402
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No family arguments on here please!

As always seems to be the case nowadays, there are several YouTube vids on every subject, in this case showing how to use a Fuller Roadranger box. Here’s one- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qisr-ryn_V8

Now looking for Scammel video....

Mmm, nothing found, but nice bit of history on Scammel..... http://www.scammellregister.co.uk/index.php/history
Used to use the same technique when I had my Sierra. Mainly because for most of its mid-life it had a dodgy clutch. A long and sorry saga that was only fixed late in its life.

Wish I had had the extra range of gears though. If only because it would have provided some extra toys to play with.

I pity the usage of the extra range was not covered in the video when he mentioned the potential for getting confused about which gear one is in.

Otherwise quite entertaining.

Thanks for finding and posting Mike.
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Mike, the Scammel box was a proper gate box, had three or four neutrals, if you left it running in between 1st and reverse it would seize the box up as the oil pump was not driven. Gear changing was an art in itself, going up the box the knob was held firmly in the palm of the hand with pressure to the right. Going down the box pressure was to the left. If you made a balls up of gear changing you more than likely had to come to a standstill and work your way through the gates till you got to 1st or 2nd. On the 32 tonners we would leave them running between 1st and 2nd neutral to get another half gallon of EP80 to help cooling, as the box was designed in the 1920 s by some one who was either a genius or ****ed.
Actually the box was a three. Speed box which changed from high to low range between 3 and 4 manually by itself, hence my option of the designer.
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Used to use the same technique when I had my Sierra. Mainly because for most of its mid-life it had a dodgy clutch. A long and sorry saga that was only fixed late in its life.
A pity the usage of the extra range was not covered in the video when he mentioned the potential for getting confused about which gear one is in.

Otherwise quite entertaining.

Thanks for finding and posting Mike.
More entertaining than ‘How to replace the screen on your phone’ vids, anyway!

Double de-clutching definitely a dying skill! Reckon all newbies should be taught it.....
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Old 15 Aug 2019, 11:19 (Ref:3922836)   #4405
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Mike, the Scammel box was a proper gate box, had three or four neutrals, if you left it running in between 1st and reverse it would seize the box up as the oil pump was not driven. Gear changing was an art in itself, going up the box the knob was held firmly in the palm of the hand with pressure to the right. Going down the box pressure was to the left. If you made a balls up of gear changing you more than likely had to come to a standstill and work your way through the gates till you got to 1st or 2nd. On the 32 tonners we would leave them running between 1st and 2nd neutral to get another half gallon of EP80 to help cooling, as the box was designed in the 1920 s by some one who was either a genius or ****ed.
Actually the box was a three. Speed box which changed from high to low range between 3 and 4 manually by itself, hence my option of the designer.
Sounds great fun...... not! Think I’ll stick to the namby-pamby i-shift.
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As all the cars that I have owned since 1973 have been automatics, on a daily basis changing gear using a clutch to change gear is not something I have to worry about.

However, on the occasions that I have to hire a manual car or have driven trucks, I often find myself double de-clutching without thinking. It all comes back to the fact that my early cars didn't have synchromesh, nor, of course, any of the trucks back then. It also helped whenever the clutch cable snapped on the Hillman Imp I had the pleasure of driving between 1966 and 1969.
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No family arguments on here please!

As always seems to be the case nowadays, there are several YouTube vids on every subject, in this case showing how to use a Fuller Roadranger box. Here’s one- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qisr-ryn_V8

Now looking for Scammel video....

Mmm, nothing found, but nice bit of history on Scammel..... http://www.scammellregister.co.uk/index.php/history
Thanks for the Scammel history Mike, that's something for me to read at lunchtime!
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Thanks for the Scammel history Mike, that's something for me to read at lunchtime!
I love those early artics, and of course the tank transporters! The ‘hundred tonner’ low loader is amazing......
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