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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:10 pm

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Is it the hot weather??....the wettest August ever?? are the kids/grandkids driving you mad half way through the long summer holidays?? Whatever it  is people seem unusually feisty lately. It's a bit feisty round here lately. - Page 2 4086978286

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Post by Syl on Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:24 pm

eddie wrote:
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Do you think that's more because of their appearance, or is it because of an attraction to that age group?

Bit sad to imagine a bunch of middle-aged men who'd actually like to be in a relationship with an 18-year-old, isn't it?

Oh I think it’s most definitely their appearance, they look tiny and firm. I doubt any guy watches porn actually wants to date the women they watch.

Chance would be a fine thing. Razz

I am generalising a bit, but I think that many middle aged and older men still yearn for a young girlfriend, whilst women tend more to find men nearer their own age group more attractive.

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:18 pm

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Oh I think it’s most definitely their appearance, they look tiny and firm. I doubt any guy watches porn actually wants to date the women they watch.

Chance would be a fine thing. Razz

I am generalising a bit, but I think that many middle aged and older men still yearn for a young girlfriend, whilst women tend more to find men nearer their own age group more attractive.

Haha... Then you get to the age when you know better:

Eagles wrote:City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man
And she won't have to worry
She'll dress up all in lace and go in style

BTW, I like your new avvie, Syl. You are such an elegant, attractive woman. Laughing

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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:50 pm

Thank you Quill, that's nice of you to say. x

The Eagles are still my favourite cd to play in the car, top down (weather permitting, it IS Manchester) turn up the volume...and I always have to repeat play 'Desperado'...never get tired of listening to that tune.

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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:14 pm

And as we are in the feisty thread....Quill and Maddog's exchanges are getting funnier by the day, I hope other people are appreciating them too. Laughing

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Post by gelico on Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:10 pm

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BTW, I like your new avvie, Syl.  You are such an elegant, attractive woman.  Laughing



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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:52 pm

Syl wrote:And as we are in the feisty thread....Quill and Maddog's exchanges are getting funnier by the day, I hope other people are appreciating them too. Laughing

I don't know why. He doesn't stand for anything...except maybe his professed libertarianism, which he is reluctant to debate. He's good at trolling, but I'm in the game to discuss and debate. Only twice have I seen him try to defend libertarian doctrine (with Ben), and in two or three posts he had to run and hide. Wonderful topic, but he never gets past the title page.

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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:55 pm

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BTW, I like your new avvie, Syl.  You are such an elegant, attractive woman.  Laughing



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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:57 pm

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Syl wrote:And as we are in the feisty thread....Quill and Maddog's exchanges are getting funnier by the day, I hope other people are appreciating them too. Laughing

I don't know why.  He doesn't stand for anything...except maybe his professed libertarianism, which he is reluctant to debate.  He's good at trolling, but I'm in the game to discuss and debate.  Only twice have I seen him try to defend libertarian doctrine (with Ben), and in two or three posts he had to run and hide.  Wonderful topic, but he never gets past the title page.

I like the way he interacts with you.....you two are the Morecambe and Wise of Newsfix. (look them up) Cool

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Post by Original Quill on Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:06 pm

Syl wrote:Thank you Quill, that's nice of you to say. x

The Eagles are still my favourite cd to play in the car, top down (weather permitting, it IS Manchester) turn up the volume...and I always have to repeat play 'Desperado'...never get tired of listening to that tune.

When I was just out of high school, I lived for a couple of years in Los Angeles.  As you may know, runs right up to the beaches of Santa Monica bay.  Think Baywatch.

I got a great deal on a huge 98 Oldsmobile drop-top, all white, with all the bells and whistles...and a magnificent stereo.   How I loved on hot summer weekends, to drive up and down the Pacific Coast Hwy, top down, babes in teeny-weeny bikinis, with the stereo blasting this song:


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Post by Syl on Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 pm

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Syl wrote:Thank you Quill, that's nice of you to say. x

The Eagles are still my favourite cd to play in the car, top down (weather permitting, it IS Manchester) turn up the volume...and I always have to repeat play 'Desperado'...never get tired of listening to that tune.

When I was just out of high school, I lived for a couple of years in Los Angeles.  As you may know, runs right up to the beaches of Santa Monica bay.  Think Baywatch.

I got a great deal on a huge 98 Oldsmobile drop-top, all white, with all the bells and whistles...and a magnificent stereo.   How I loved on hot summer weekends, to drive up and down the Pacific Coast Hwy, top down, babes in teeny-weeny bikinis, with the stereo blasting this song:


Haha Quill.....I can just picture it, like a scene from 'Where the boys are'. Laughing

Odd but in the UK, most of the people driving round in cabreolets are oldies.....like us. Razz
Probably because when kids are at home, people are working, not much leisure time, and so on, it's more practical to have a sensible family car.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:07 am

Also, it's no longer a car culture.  No sports cars.  No muscle cars.  No elegant big cars, like my drop-top Oldsmobile.

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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:52 am

Original Quill wrote:Also, it's no longger a car culture.  No sports cars.  No muscle cars.  No elegant big cars, like my drop-top Oldsmobile.

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Wow, that's a great car Quill, never seen one like that. I love you

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Post by nicko on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:20 am

Hope we never see another, what an abortion ! Laughing
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:40 am

Syl wrote:
Original Quill wrote:Also, it's no longger a car culture.  No sports cars.  No muscle cars.  No elegant big cars, like my drop-top Oldsmobile.

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Wow, that's a great car Quill, never seen one like that. I love you

Perfect car for cruisin' the PCH. And surfin'...you stick the boards down in the well of the back seat.




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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:17 pm

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Wow, that's a great car Quill, never seen one like that. I love you

Perfect car for cruisin' the PCH.  And surfin'...you stick the boards down in the well of the back seat.




OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:18 pm

nicko wrote:Hope we never see another, what an abortion ! Laughing

Killjoy. Razz

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Post by Maddog on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Syl wrote:And as we are in the feisty thread....Quill and Maddog's exchanges are getting funnier by the day, I hope other people are appreciating them too. Laughing

I have to give all credit to him. Dancing requires someone who can follow your lead. He's quite adept.

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Post by Maddog on Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:19 pm

Syl wrote:
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Perfect car for cruisin' the PCH.  And surfin'...you stick the boards down in the well of the back seat.




OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers


Are you saying Dr Mitty may be less than honest in his description of his life story?

I'm shocked!!

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Post by nicko on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:43 pm

If you want to the perfect car design look at the E-Type Jag !
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Post by Maddog on Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:45 pm

nicko wrote:If you want to the perfect car design look at the E-Type Jag !

Or if you want to keep your mechanic busy. Cool

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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:04 pm

nicko wrote:If you want to the perfect car design look at the E-Type Jag !

I was mad on those when I was a young girl, I used to say if I was ever knocked down in the road I hoped it would be by an E-type Jag….I figured it was a classy way to go.Razz

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:58 pm

nicko wrote:If you want to the perfect car design look at the E-Type Jag !

British engines are too temperamental. The British make their engines too high-compression; Germans build the best engines.

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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:01 pm

Syl wrote:
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Perfect car for cruisin' the PCH.  And surfin'...you stick the boards down in the well of the back seat.




OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

Well I bought the car used. Age is just a state of mind.

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Post by nicko on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:05 pm

Not talking about Engines mate , it's the design I ment. The Rover V8 is a bloody good engine , push the Pedal to the Metal in my 4.0 litre Range Rover and feel the push in your back , and the roar is out of this World, [I'm getting too sentimental now] !
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Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:27 pm

nicko wrote:Not talking about Engines mate , it's the design I ment.   The Rover V8 is a bloody good engine , push the Pedal to the Metal in my 4.0 litre Range Rover and feel the push in your back , and the roar is out of this World, [I'm getting too sentimental now] !

British mechanics are awful. Compression ratios too high. But yes, as a statue or a potted plant, the E-type Jag was quite pretty.

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Post by Syl on Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:38 pm

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OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

Well I bought the car used.  Age is just a state of mind.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:31 pm

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Wow, that's a great car Quill, never seen one like that. I love you

Perfect car for cruisin' the PCH.  And surfin'...you stick the boards down in the well of the back seat.




OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

I've liked cars like that since I was a teenager and my dad checked out "Christine" by Stephen King from the library for me.

Only 44, but I did have to go back to the library and thumb through a good number of pages before I could find a photo of a 1957 Plymouth Fury. Now I can just do this:

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OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

Well I bought the car used.  Age is just a state of mind.

The car was used? So that explains driving a car 10 years older than the song "Summer in the City". Cool

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OK Quill, confess now, your choice of car and music tells me you are most definately NOT the age your avi claims you to be.
Update it and be free. cheers

I've liked cars like that since I was a teenager and my dad checked out "Christine" by Stephen King from the library for me.

Only 44, but I did have to go back to the library and thumb through a good number of pages before I could find a photo of a 1957 Plymouth Fury. Now I can just do this:

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The 57 Fury, hot as it is, was on a par with Chevy's and Ford's. But a 98 Old's was barely a notch below a Cadillac. Those high end cars had all the toys. I even had a button on the floor to change the stereo station. They used high-end leather for the upholstery, thicker material for the drop-top, and came with tonneau covers and such.

I read "Christine" when it first came out. I thought he should have made the car a Dodge Charger, with a 426 Wedge engine.

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Post by nicko on Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:33 am

Problem with American cars ,the suspension is too soft, you can get "sea sick" the way they "wallow" !
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Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:00 am

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nicko wrote:If you want to the perfect car design look at the E-Type Jag !

Or if you want to keep your mechanic busy. Cool

Cool

True E-type officionados own two...

So they always have one to drive while the other's in the 'shop..

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:11 am

nicko wrote:Not talking about Engines mate , it's the design I ment.   The Rover V8 is a bloody good engine , push the Pedal to the Metal in my 4.0 litre Range Rover and feel the push in your back , and the roar is out of this World, [I'm getting too sentimental now] !

Idea

Today's Range Rover and Landrover V8 engines bear no relationship to those old gutless and torqueless little Rover (Leyland) clunkers from the 1960s, '70s and '80s...

Not since both BMW and Ford had turns upgrading the technology,  before Ford eventually sold Landrover on to Tata..

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Jaguar's 3.8 litre and 4.2 litre straight-6s produced a bit more power and torque than Rover's 3.5 litre V8, but those triple SUs must be fun to keep balanced..

Some "hotrodders" have upgraded early model Jags in various ways -- some retrofitting fuel-injection systems, others upgrading to Ford V8 engines and gearboxes.

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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:41 am

Wow, you guys are acting like cars are crack cocaine. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:20 pm

eddie wrote:Wow, you guys are acting like cars are crack cocaine. Rolling Eyes

Haha.....love the way cars and men go in cycles.

When they are young they want the car to pull the girls.

Then they need a family car big enough to cart wife, kids, and family paraphernalia around.

Then when the kids (and grandkids) no longer need ferrying here, there and everywhere, they get the cabriolet or little sporty number they craved for when they were younger. Laughing
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Post by Original Quill on Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:48 pm

Syl wrote:
eddie wrote:Wow, you guys are acting like cars are crack cocaine. Rolling Eyes

Haha.....love the way cars and men go in cycles.

When they are young they want the car to pull the girls.

Then they need a family car big enough to cart wife, kids, and family paraphernalia around.

Then when the kids (and grandkids) no longer need ferrying here, there and everywhere, they get the cabriolet or little sporty number they craved for when they were younger. Laughing
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Cars are simply an extension of horses. Who doesn't love the Kentucky Derby, or races around the world? Young men in small western towns loved to find out whose steed was the fastest. It was a natural transition to cars (and eventually to airplanes).

The government suspended automobile manufacture during Europe's second war, in favor of all the mechanics needed for war. So it was a big deal when the business came roaring back in 1946-49. Ford went for cosmetics, with the shoebox design. GM had been betting on engineering, going with the straight six, but with overhead valves, but had to go to an OHV V8 almost immediately. Chrysler went all engineering with its Ram-Hemi engine.

Throughout the 1950's it was mom and dad and the family car. But it exploded into the sports cars with the Corvette and early T-Birds. Thence on to the muscle cars, with the 396ci Malibu, the 389ci Pontiac GTO (6.4 L), and the Dodge Charger R/T with a 440ci V8.

It was kids and horse racing all over again.

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Post by Syl on Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:01 pm

So what car do you drive now I wonder??

We (OH and I when we first met) opted for a 3 litre Capri....loved that car, and it took us all over the country till we settled down.....the next few cars were more practical.
We have now gone full circle and have the open top that the kids & grandkids moan about all the time cos if the top is up they are cramped in the back and uncomfy. Doesn't help that vary in size from 5'10 to 6'4''. Laughing

Tough....it's our time now.   Cool

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:30 pm

I have a Dodge Ram pickup and a Mercedes. We just got Becky a new Chrysler that she liked. She has her house, with another car in Los Angeles.

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Post by nicko on Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Syl, I'v had quite a few cars ,I once had a 3LTR John Player special in Black and Gold , turned a few heads that did !
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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:50 am

eddie wrote:Wow, you guys are acting like cars are crack cocaine. Rolling Eyes

Never understood that, myself. I've always looked for only a few things in a car -- reliability, fuel efficiency, and being the right size. I've bought small cars ever since I had enough money to be able to choose a car based on anything other than, it's cheap Smile

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:13 am

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I've still got a Ford Territory SUV that I bought nearly 10 years ago...

Looks similar to this :

https://images.app.goo.gl/ntdsUiGVyLCo79dZA

(Different alloy wheels, plus add on some sidesteps..).

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Post by Syl on Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:48 am

nicko wrote:Syl, I'v had quite a few cars ,I once had a 3LTR John Player special in Black and Gold , turned a few heads that did !

That sounds like a racing car Nicko (I am not well up on cars) I do know the 3 litre engines go like the clappers.
We used to do well over 100mph down this huge steep road in Cornwall back in the day, there were seldom any other cars around and it was open so we could see for miles that no one else was around, it was very exhilarating though.

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Post by Maddog on Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:49 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:Wow, you guys are acting like cars are crack cocaine. Rolling Eyes

Never understood that, myself. I've always looked for only a few things in a car -- reliability, fuel efficiency, and being the right size. I've bought small cars ever since I had enough money to be able to choose a car based on anything other than, it's cheap Smile

Because cars are fun to some people.. Not just a means of transportation.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:51 pm

I love this car. I used to have one.

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Post by Syl on Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I love this car. I used to have one.

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Is that a citreon?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:57 pm

It's a Saab 96 Syl. It was built like a tank. Laughing

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Post by Syl on Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:It's a Saab 96 Syl. It was built like a tank. Laughing

I should have known that, I used to go out with a Spanish boy (Victor) who had a red Saab. Razz

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