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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650449
27/04/2021 15:27
27/04/2021 15:27
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Easy jet are showing flights for £70-£150 Edinburgh....

Or maybe, all the local club drivers could "give her a go" and ferry it up to you driver by driver in short, 3rd and 4th gear hops...let us run her in a bit for you?

lol- enjoy picking her up sir!!

I think a few twisty A Roads after 30 mins behind the wheel when everything is warmed through and settled in, will be all that you need to feel the smile back on your face!

Regards.

MM

Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Master_Mariner] #1650452
27/04/2021 16:10
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Originally Posted by Master_Mariner

Or maybe, all the local club drivers could "give her a go" and ferry it up to you driver by driver in short, 3rd and 4th gear hops...let us run her in a bit for you?




Haha MM, saw what you did there...good try!


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650538
29/04/2021 21:55
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Anyone in Penrith Saturday evening?

I intend to grab some grub from the Sandgate Chippy about 1830....


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650539
29/04/2021 23:10
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My coupé needs a run driving chinny


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650545
30/04/2021 10:48
30/04/2021 10:48
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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650546
30/04/2021 11:05
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Ha, that's amazing Neil!

For "big red bumblebee-eating plant" read FCSS laugh


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650568
01/05/2021 09:39
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"Jonah of the railways" managed to get delayed by signal failure for 40 minutes before even reaching the border at Berwick-on-Tweed rolleyes

Missing connection at Brum very likely by 2 mins for an extra hour's wait frown

This must be the 5th time I'll have claimed compensation on this route


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650570
01/05/2021 11:49
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Remarkably we made up 24 minutes! No little thanks to some generous lying time in a few stations being dispensed with.

Back to plan A smile


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650571
01/05/2021 12:14
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And, as I am 45 mins away, BumbleBee's parting petulance is to open one side only of the sunroof and er, not do it a lot of good frown


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650582
02/05/2021 09:24
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That was some day!

Ascertaining after some prodding about that the sunroof runner on one side had misbehaved beyond redemption, there was no alternative........change over the frame frown

So instead of leaving FCSS after a leisurely collection at 2-ish, it was after 1800 when the journey back started, the team of Joe Knighty and the Sunroof Kid having stripped BumbleBee down to exchange the sunroof frame (but keep the glass).

Back well after midnight...

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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650583
02/05/2021 09:29
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I'd always wondered what the dark side of the roof lining looked like laugh

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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650585
02/05/2021 13:58
02/05/2021 13:58
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Good to see the bumblebee is back in action

Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650587
02/05/2021 14:36
02/05/2021 14:36
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Thanks for rolling your sleeves up and helping yesterday Simon, an epic day to finish BB's restoration.

Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650588
02/05/2021 14:43
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Happy days Simon..... driving


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650596
03/05/2021 07:32
03/05/2021 07:32
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Typical of a coupe to put up a fight! Glad all worked out good in the end smile


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Re: BumbleBee approaching flight path [Re: Edinburgh] #1650638
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Great news Simon. cool
Hope she is in fine fettle and well done to Joe and yourself for teamwork.

A six hour drive back was good going and I imagine, after a long day pretty exhausting. Hopefully though without further incident. driving
Mine's due some FCSS "glass work" and other fettling next week. cry


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