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#410708 Joke Thread

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 07:48 PM

Mr Cadbury met Miss Rowntree on a Double Decker. It was After Eight. They got off at Quality Street. He asked her name. "Polo, I'm the one with the hole" she said with a Wispa. "I'm Marathon, the one with the nuts" he replied. He touched her Creme Eggs and slipped his hand into her Snickers. He fondled her Flap Jacks and she rubbed his Tic Tacs. It was a Fab moment as she screamed in Turkish Delight and he shot his chewy centre. But 3 days later his sherbert dib-dab started to itch.Turns out Miss Rowntree had been with Bertie Bassett and he's got Allsorts.

#410680 Winter Bulb Upgrade Focus Mk2.5 2008-2012 Model

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 05:57 PM

Have you tried the Philips bulbs at all, Lenny? The Mk 2.5 is a whole new beat to me now, but the Philips bulbs had far more range than the Osrams in my Mk1.5.
Any idea how the compare in the 2.5? I've just fitted Philips into my last night. Can't wait to test them out tonight.
Adding to the side light bit as well. Silver rimmed lights in the black shroud doesn't look bad either. I'll take a photo of mine later for those interested in the look.
Nice thread, lenny. :)

Thanks Kye,
I've not tried Philips bulbs at all mate
Perhaps automobile bulbs is somthing that Philips are good at and I'm missing out:
Not trying to be smart with you mate please allow me to explain my experience with Philips as a company:

In the past I've had a Philips home stereo system which would turn itself up and down uncontrollably after six months of purchase,
Cost me 375euro/290GBP back in 2005

I also had a Philips DVD player laser broke within two years back in 2004,
Cost me 120euro/100GBP

As we all know Philips have there fingers in many pies,
In my opinion after personal experience with some of Philips products I'm under the impression there jack of all trades and master of few.

Osram on the other hand have been manufacturing bulbs for generations,
Its what Osram are known for and its what they invest all of the research and development in to,
Not spread across a range of technology.

So i swear by Osram till the death :lol:
If Osram were to start manufacturing a brand of oil or windscreen wipers i wouldn't purchase because its not there heritage.

Now im not saying all franchise company's are not reliable,
BOSCH are another company with fingers in many pies,
They manufacture a fantastic range of wiper blades and oil filters which i have found to be good quality,
But on the flip side:
Im now on my third Bosch dishwasher and second Bosch washing machine in seven years perhaps there's somthing in the water :lol:

Which brings me to summarise:
From your experience Philips manufacture great bulbs,

From my experience Philips manufacture low quality home audio visual equipment.

Perhaps bulbs really are there strong point,
But i prefer Osram because its all they do.

Bosch manufacturer great wiper blades and oil filters,
But from my experience there not so good with the home cleaning appliances.

Bottom line,
Philips bulbs could be better than Osram,
But ill never purchase another Philips branded product again perhaps I'm at a loss but I'm sold to Osram period.

If Philips were to create the next big thing ill be missing out big time for sure.

#410224 How did you find the Ford Owners Club?

Posted by Lenny on 16 September 2014 - 11:18 AM

Phil - just remind her that you are still interacting with real humans (albeit hidden behind a screen somewhere...well, I'm fairly sure most of you lot are real...except Lenny - pretty sure he's a ghost - Vicki must have murdered him looonnnngggg ago...)
...unlike Bubble gum popping sweetie farm drama or whatever it is

Im evidently alive :lol: pictured at the first ever FOC Ireland meet two weeks ago,



Not as active online in recent weeks due to being back at work and on medication for degenerate disc disease in my lower spine,
Ive not got much input in recent times,
Pending arrival of third baby due late October, any progress on the focus is on hold until early 2015

#409297 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 06:38 PM

Posted that 1 hour ago.... Still got all your teeth Lenny? :lol:
Sent via carrier pigeon using Ford OC

Surprised to tempt fate and say "i do" :lol:
Seriously though i think theres a space in the market for a line of woman's maternity clothing in yellow with big bird from sesame street printed on it.


#409269 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 04:56 PM

It's a she that drives it she's lucky she didn't park to close to my car :)
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

She must be a rite classie bird! Driving an Astra like that,
Im guessing two or three empty child seats in the back today as its Saturday and the kids are out with the two or three different fathers on maintenance

#409266 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 04:41 PM

I liked your post....because it has the cookie monster in it :D

Even better google big bird unemployed lol
Apparently sesame street seeked government money to keep the show alive but failed to get it,
Loads of protests and artist drawings of big bird collecting benefits lmao

Vickis 8 months pregnant now and i was looking to purchase a yellow "big bird" top for her to wear lmao big bird wearing a big bird T-shirt :lol:

#409264 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 04:35 PM

#409260 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 04:33 PM

I liked your post....because it has the cookie monster in it :D


#409247 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 13 September 2014 - 03:42 PM

Spotted this Astra with body kit parked down town rolling proof that Vauxhall drivers know nothing about car styling since its got three JDM Japanese Car styling stickers on the back window

1. Shocker decal
2. JDM green/yellow wing
3. Japanese cartoon character known as "Domo Kun"
Possibly 4 since the crazy cookie monster is common choice on drift vehicles

All on a 1.4 Diesel seriously dude!!


#408515 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 11 September 2014 - 11:42 AM

talking of mods, a nice cheap one I've found to be great is to change the standard air box cover for the Mk2 RS one along with the air scoop and snorkel helps the engine breathe nicely and with a K&N filter gives a lovely induction note :) looks nice and stock to if like me your not really into overly flashy engine bays :)
just need to find some silicone hose that will fit it.

Good find on the mk2 RS air box with side snorkel induction pipe,
I was looking for one of those myself :lol: i was thinking of having the lid hydro dipped in carbon then sticking on a mountune performance badge from ebay would look like a 400 pounds induction kit.
Straight swap on the mk2.5 1.6TDCi another modification that would go with this is a K&N57s which is a taller air box lid, bigger cyndrical filter and a top right side induction port aswell

I plan to fit a K&N57s at some point, but for now I've drilled some holes in the right face of the air box lid:



#408498 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 11 September 2014 - 10:56 AM

Looks like you guys had a great day and good weather as well. Some very arty photos there. Like those plaques that you got the guys Lenny. Hopefully next year you'll get a few more attending so could be the start of something big.

Thanks Phil,
I owe a big thanks to James at Admin on the forum for helping me out with getting the forum logo in the correct format,
And a huge thanks to the guys at connect pro merchandise for taking on such a small quantity order and processing it in time for the event.

I hope to see an increase in members attendance next year.

however i cant commit to providing a qualifying gift again next year.

I committed to providing them this year however the cost of manufacturing doubled from the initial quote on production,

On initial quote the failed to including:
Shipping fee,
Personalisation fee,
Handling fee,
And of course 23% VAT

I continued to follow through with the order as it marks the first ever FordOwnersClub meet in Ireland and in my opinion rewards those making the first steps to make the meet a success,

However i wont be repeating this exercise in future meets unless a few members want to get a kitty fund together in advance.

#408304 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 10 September 2014 - 07:47 PM

Cool. Link me to the Ebay one via pm so I can have a gawk. Custom fit is the way to go. Definitely can be available to help out via phone or pm if you need. Wiring amps are fairly easy. Once you have the wires running from the head unit, speakers/subwoofer and battery, it's a question of plug and play. It's very similar to the one you had that was built in the sub :)

PM sent mate cheers :) roll on December

#408271 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 10 September 2014 - 07:08 PM

The Silent Coat comes in various size. I went about with just the subwoofer for a good few months and no Silent Coat. My advice is save the money now, have just the subwoofer and an external amplifier. Then buy the Bulk Pack down tge line when you decide to upgrade the speakers as in the doors it makes a very big difference in midbass. Trust me when I say that the sub packs a punch for its small size :)

Sounds good pardon the pun :lol:
Roll on December purchase meself a kit,

#408205 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 10 September 2014 - 05:18 PM

Definitely have a look at the build thread for ideas.
The custom fit sub enclosure is very handy as it keeps weight down and the boot is still very usable. I have managed to fit a few suitcases in it with the new enclosure, which wouldn't be possible with the old subwoofer. The deep bass is due to the enclosure matching the specs for the subwoofer. I had the JL Audio sub in the Vibe enclosure before but the bass was never as clear and deep as it is now. I will keep the Vibe subwoofer on Adverts but so far I am getting just silly offers and to be honest, I have got my moneys worth from it using it everyday for nearly a year. I will not be taking any money from you for it. Not up for discussion. Consider it good karma coming your way for all the help you have given to all of us here on the forums :)

Thanks very much mate i really appreciate it but I've been watching a complete set on ebay consists of the custom fit focus sub enclosure 10" kicker sub and amp,
I plan to treat myself for Christmas, by that stage ill be glad to get out of the house for some quiet time weather its raining or snowing :lol:

Good to hear you are back at work. Don't overdo it now and before you know it, you will be back in full swing :)

Thanks mate.
I'm back because they were phoning me every week asking if i was any better and would i consider,
So I'm back on very light duties pending an Operation to kill the root nerve endings.
Doing 7-3 for two weeks then back on shift, been very tired and busy all week until now. Hence my delayed response on the forum.

That's a brilliant idea to time the next FOC Ireland meet with the RSOC meet. When is the next one on btw?

Not sure mate i think its around June, ill check it out and respond to this thread with the info.
There a very friendly forum also have a section for non RS owners, I've copied my build thread and guides over last month,
Apparently they host a meet in Tullamore around July aswell may be worth checking out too.

The spot in Malahide beach was not bad now. Never been there and had only seen it on Google Street view. Glad we had enough spaces for the car. 5 aside next sound like a hoot.

:lol: ill defo take four traffic cones next them for goals :)
And some high viz vests lol

And forgot to say that I would love to help with your sound system project. I don't mind driving over to you on the weekends as we are normally in Dublin. Plus, it would be a lot quicker as I have done the process before.

Thanks very much mate,
Im ok with running cables as you know,
But I've not got a clue about wiring amps, only sub i ever installed was built in to the side of the sub enclosure and all connectors were factory moulded plugs,

Ill meet up with you anytime no problem mate your great company but ill try do as much as i can myself for the feel good factor of doing it and not to take up your spare time it would be great to have you as a port of call during the process via phone or PM to point me in the right direction,

#407342 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Lenny on 08 September 2014 - 05:16 PM

It makes a big difference to the sound. If you want, you can have my old Vibe 10 passive sub for free. It's does decent sound and it's a good starting point. All you would need is a good 4 channel amp that you could further build on and a wiring kit. Use 2 channel in bridged mode to power the sub and in the future use the other 2 channel to power the front speakers when you're ready for an upgrade. All in, less than 200 or even less for a second hand amp. Plenty on Adverts. Would be very happy to help you out if you need to fit it or find parts :)

Sounds good mate i wouldn't take it for free though id pay you for it,
Ill be in touch soon but if you get another offer on it in the meantime don't hold out for me mate.

And you still retain enough boot space for family use. Win win :)

Last thing on my mind :lol: bass first buggy second lol ill have a look at your build thread to see how much the custom fit sub enclosure was aswell looks very tidy mate,
I should have taken a picture of it while you had the boot open at the meet, and the deep base from the system was mental :) 
I started back to work today on light duties only, so I'm not on shift and banned from overtime while on the light duties, end result: i will fit a sub and require your assistance in fitting but it may be January before I'm in a position to piece it all together.

Thanks. Very much appreciated. We had planned to be in Airside Ford but it fell through at the last minute. Next time :)


Thanks Paul. Next time, picnic, football and maybe next to Malahide beach for a fun day out :)

Airside Ford host an RS Owners Club Ireland meet every year in June,
I was thinking perhaps next year i could arrange a FOC meet in the same location across the road from Airside Ford,
Then we could view and chat to the guys at RSOC aswell as each other plenty of pictures to be taken and a lot of ford,
If not an official FOC meet on the day,
Ill be attending the RSOC show in Airside Ford anyways and ill report on here with images from the day, if anyone wants to come with all welcome.

The carpark next to the beach in Malahide was a brilliant location aswell Hassan, plenty of green area for the kids to safely run around aswell and as you said football,
Hopefully gather enough members for a game of five aside next year :)