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About g1ygj

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    Grumpy Stan.
  • Birthday 09/02/1947

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    Focus Mk2 1.8 Zetec Climate Estate
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  1. g1ygj


    I received this message from a pal this evening: With Xmas upon us I would like to share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and driving. As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session" with friends. Well two days ago I was out for an evening with friends and had more than several beers followed by a couple of bottles of some rather nice red wine. Although feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be slightly over the limit. That's when I did something that I've never done before - I took a cab. Sure enough on the way home there was a police roadblock but since it was a cab they waved it past and I arrived home safely without incident. This was a real surprise, as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it. So if you want to borrow it give me a call. :+)
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    What Tyres For My Focus?

    My Focus Estate has odd tyres when I bought it. Last year I had three Pirelli P6's to match the one already on the car. Handling and steering improved amazingly. I believe they don't do those anymore but have replaced them with the P600, which I have no doubt will be a good bet. Sent via my Android mobile device using the amazing Ford OC mobile app.
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    How Widespread Is This

    Sounds like the breakdown men would get the sack if found out, and quite rightly so. This is definitely sharp practice. Sent from my GT-I9100 using Ford OC mobile app
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    FOC Age group Poll!

    I'm a grumpy old git at 66! Mind you, I don't feel that old. I feel more like a 30 year old, but the wife won't let me have one! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Ford OC mobile app
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    Love Me Some Cornflakes In The Morning

    I followed someone pouring hot tea/coffee out of a flask into a cup in his lap at 60 mph on the M42. As it was before mobiles I stopped at a roadside phone and rang the police and reported him. Pity he didn't spill it! Sent from my GT-I9100 using Ford OC mobile app
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    Happy Christmas Holidays To All!

    Santa went to the Doctors with a problem. Doctor: What seems to be the problem? Santa: I seem to have a mince pie stuck up my bottom! Doctor: Well your in luck because I've got just the cream for that! Merry Christmas everybody!
  7. I used Castrol Magnatec in a Proton years ago. It rotted the oil seals, caused leaks and put oil on the clutch plate. I'm not saying it would do that to a Ford, but I would never take the risk again. I use Halfords (Ford) 5 w 30 semi-synthetic and it works fine in my 1.8 petrol.
  8. If you show a white light to the rear you are breaking the law. Be careful and only use the white on the front of the vehicle.
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    Disappearing Doors!

    This is interesting. Looking forward to seeing this on Fords in the future! http://www.flixxy.com/high-tech-car-door.htm
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    Thanks for the welcome!
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    Cheers Paul, this seems a friendly place to be! Stan.
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    Thanks for the welcome Del, much appreciated!
  13. g1ygj


    Hi, I'm Stan, owner of a silver Focus 1.8 Zetec Climate Estate, on a 57 plate. I'm based in Tamworth, Staffs and am retired, but still enjoy cars and driving. An old duffer at the wheel I am not! I'm a Radio Amateur and also enjoy photography, walking and cycling. I spend time at our caravan on Anglesey during the spring/summer/autumn season. zz Focus 1.bmp