Southern Belle

Started by Petrus, December 19, 2018, 19:35

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Petrus

Quote from: Joesson on January 16, 2019, 13:16
I believe the word for this is  mañana ;)

Mañana, Málaga; close enough  ;D

Found a nice video about the TRD door thingamies; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb7hKPY_oI4
At 1:05 is the crux imo.
Hoping Dev finds his OEM strikers; want this one ánd his bushings.
Now, the resident female received her present today; a weallywéally gurly HelloKittyesque transparent pink moble phone cover with glitters floating in suspension and the edge coverd in sparklies. Her being over the moon with it, tickled pink is the apt expression, was thé right moment to bore her with the door thingamies and she gets it she says  :)

Petrus

and now for something completely different  ;D

Parked along a bit high sidewalk yesterday. The floor was at least 5 cm lower and the door only júst cleared it. You should have seen me get out  :P I nearly wet myself* laughing at me, myself and I.

* could be my age tóó  :))

Petrus

Oh my.

Doing farm chores is quality time to let the brain simmer on a problem. It is like not trying hard to remember a detail that keeps júst beyond your recollection, the draw a cappuccino and find the detail creeping up and jump to the fore of the brain unexpectedly.

So, while looking after the animals and bringing fire wood in, I worked out whý Dev´s door bushing works so good.
Mulling that over I checked the oil level of De Kikker. Topped it up.

Then went down to the village to collect my son from free style climbing. On the camino I hear a new rumbling rattle. Stopped and gone. Turned up the road. Still gone. Turned left towards the village and heard something roll and fall. WOAAAAHHH: stopped under the next road light.
Popped the enging lid open and
@##@||@!!!!
Oil smell, and oild dripping dowm ... everything. I had forgotten to put the oil filler cap back in.
Had no mobile so... hollered the nearest bloke to shine me a light with his.
After some educated guesswork found the cap on the chassis!!!!

The Good (working out of Dev´s thingamy), The Bad (forgetting the filler cap) and The Ugly (me)...

Joesson

Oil cap, radiator cap, dust cap! Petrus you must be the first on here to ever leave a cap off and you choose the messiest!


;)

Petrus

Quote from: Joesson on January 16, 2019, 20:11
Oil cap, radiator cap, dust cap! Petrus you must be the first on here to ever leave a cap off and you choose the messiest!
;)


The older the sillier, which makes it my birth right  :D

Joesson

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Quote from: Petrus on January 16, 2019, 23:06
Quote from: Joesson on January 16, 2019, 20:11
Oil cap, radiator cap, dust cap! Petrus you must be the first on here to ever leave a cap off and you choose the messiest!
;)


The older the sillier, which makes it my birth right  :D

Petrus, we are both likely in the exclusive Veteran section of an Elite Forum  :)

Petrus

Quote from: Joesson on January 17, 2019, 11:01
Petrus, we are both likely in the exclusive Veteran section of an Elite Forum  :)

Is that so?
Grey hair (or what is left of it) covered by a cap seems to be quite common in second (third) youth cabrios  ;)

The ´classic´* car club at the coast is exclusively order blokes, pensioners, almost all older then me.

* between brackets as anything luxury branded is seen as classic; even modern mass produced Ford engined Jags. Ditto ánything cabrio.

Carolyn

I resorted to putting a string on mine.  It's called geriatric prevention.
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Petrus

Quote from: Carolyn on January 17, 2019, 11:32
I resorted to putting a string on mine.  It's called geriatric prevention.

That is hilarious  ;D
and realistic  :(

Joesson

Quote from: Petrus on January 17, 2019, 11:45
Quote from: Carolyn on January 17, 2019, 11:32
I resorted to putting a string on mine.  It's called geriatric prevention.

That is hilarious  ;D
and realistic  :(


It's likely that it is only Service  Mechanic's and  "enthusiast" motorists that ever check/ top up the oil in a car and that is why the manufacturer's have not fitted some device to prevent leaving the oil cap off. Possibly the same thoughts with the other filler caps.
Only the fuel cap is used on a regular basis by less than enthusiastic drivers.
I do recall seeing various aftermarket plastic replacement fuel caps and even rags stuffed into the filler ( rather like a molotov cocktail) where the filler cap had been left by the pump at the petrol station.
More recently, our 2's have the fuel filler cap attached to the car with a variant of @Carolyn 's geriatric preventer and my newer daily does not have a filler cap, it has some sort of automatic closure.
We are told "The future is electric" and there should be less need for "caps" so less chance of forgetting to replace them. But as my "Thought for today" how this will be generated is becoming a concern.
I suggest they will "keep us in the dark" or put a "cap" on its use to eke out the supplies.



shnazzle

Ya'll oldies... Funny stuff :)
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jvanzyl

Quote from: Petrus on January 17, 2019, 11:45
Quote from: Carolyn on January 17, 2019, 11:32
I resorted to putting a string on mine.  It's called geriatric prevention.

That is hilarious  ;D
and realistic  :(

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Topdownman

When I take a cap off I like to leave it on top of the engine lid catch receiver.

That way the lid doesnt shut and I remember to put them back on.

Not very funny but practical!
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Joesson

Quote from: Topdownman on January 18, 2019, 13:11
When I take a cap off I like to leave it on top of the engine lid catch receiver.

That way the lid doesnt shut and I remember to put them back on.

Not very funny but practical!

That would work just fine but you would need a longer "geriatric preventer"  piece of string to enable the cap to reach the engine lid catch receiver. ;)

Topdownman

Ah, how long is a piece of string?
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Petrus

The weather forecast said rain as per Saturday so hurried down to the coast yesterday after feeding the kid. The resident female had already offered to collect him from the cinema Friday night so no need to ask that.

Sunny so top down, cap up.
Right, that cap. Not as bad as they come; a ´Pike´s Peak´ one from a gf who drov up it. Still, a baseball cap is not my thing.
However sensible and useful to keep the sun out of your eyes, imo it takes a lot to pull it off and I do not. Ok, I have it neatly adjusted so the wind does not blow it away and I can still pull it off with ease but that is not what I meant; it is not my style, imo not compatible with the MR2 either.
When I arrived at the charming Malageña host she observed the same thing. That she did not want to because it was a present and means something to me but... a baseball cap? No!
All good and well but what else??
Sofar she has not come up with anything.

This morning she and I went for some shopping on her Makro card; we both needed some stuff and the resident mountain company needed parafin paper.
The route thataway has a lót of up to 5 lanes! roundabouts..... ;D
With the frump empty it is surprising how much one can stow away in the MR. Three bags in the rear cubbies, over 25 kilos of varied stuff in the frump and the 10 kilo pack paper vertical behind the passenger seat.
Off for a drink at the beach. Again wide roundabouts and I was positively surprised that the car still behaves predictable and easy to control two up with 60 kilos of luggage. It remains nót a drift car; you can drift it, but you knów the angle of drift is limited; consequence of concept; you cannot hooligan it. Anyway, I appreciate the forgiving way the cheap road rubber lets go.
On a near empty parking lot gave the charming company the steering wheel. She lóves it! Extremely agile she says but without being nervous. She was a bit anticipative about the latter but was positively surprised.

Right, let´s have a look for headgear on the web...

Joesson

Quote from: Topdownman on January 18, 2019, 15:43
Ah, how long is a piece of string?


A piece of string is exactly twice as long as it is from one end to the middle.



Joesson

Petrus said:
-"let's have a look for headgear on the web"

I found this for you Petrus, it would sem to fit the bill for your variable temperatures.
The front peak will shade your eyes from the bright sunshine, the rear peak will keep the sun's rays from burning the back of your neck. The side flaps can be pulled down to keep your ears warm when you are up towards the snowline— perfect!

https://www.christys-hats.com/sherlock-hat-tweed-green-orange-check?fee=7&fep=830&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=feedspark&utm_campaign=christys&utm_term=pla&utm_content=fs_pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2rLqm-f33wIVirftCh1_pQoFEAQYASABEgL7afD_BwE

delhusband

Quote from: Joesson on January 18, 2019, 17:08
Petrus said:
-"let's have a look for headgear on the web"

I found this for you Petrus, it would sem to fit the bill for your variable temperatures.
The front peak will shade your eyes from the bright sunshine, the rear peak will keep the sun's rays from burning the back of your neck. The side flaps can be pulled down to keep your ears warm when you are up towards the snowline— perfect!

https://www.christys-hats.com/sherlock-hat-tweed-green-orange-check?fee=7&fep=830&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=feedspark&utm_campaign=christys&utm_term=pla&utm_content=fs_pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2rLqm-f33wIVirftCh1_pQoFEAQYASABEgL7afD_BwE
I realise I'm probably going to get into BIG trouble for suggesting this, and I promise I mean no offence, but the hat that Walter Matthau wore in "Grumpy old men" would do the job, without making you look like a super sleuth (*and runs for cover...*)
Hate pointy animals

Petrus

Yéééars ago got a black cotton version fake fur lined version of a russion type winter cap. Used it a lot. Also when in Poland, near the Russian border catching wolves to put on a radio collar.
Not used it much since I moved south; simply too warm. The only time I nééded it was when I went up to the Granada ski station on a winter night. It was unbelievably clear with another week of 100% forecasted so top down I went with my son.
We took the secundairy GR3201 road from Cenes de la Vega to Quéntar. Stayed with the ski instructor gf. Early next morning continued the GR3201 with her and her daughter, to Lopera, the left to Sol y Nieve. Mán what stunning road.
I did not need the russian hat in the morning; remember that the southern sun is as hot as the northern summer sun.

Petrus

Ohhhh my.....  :o






and no, definitely NOT!

shnazzle

Hahaha. Do. It! For the club
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Petrus

#72
Ok, we have established that the older the sillier but thát old I am not.

There is no denying age though and a baseball cap is just not on anymore either.
I have a cloth flat cap which is pratical I admit but the problem is that I have seen many episodes of ´One foot in the grave´...  :-X






The Malagueña gf said that on the Sanday morning market of the recinto de ferias there is a stall with a húge, wide offer of head gear. I remember a sort of ´panama´ straw cap but not quite the exact model. Could be just what I want ... or not.
Good reason to stay the weekend with her  :D
Mountain love wants me to change the parafin paper for a larger size so win-win.



shnazzle

How many girlfriends are you entertaining exactly?
...neutiquam erro.

Petrus