Kev_Yank

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About Kev_Yank

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    Citroen C1 GT
  • Birthday 07/04/1960

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    Sheet Metal Worker
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    1989 Cadillac Sedan DeVille
  1. I squashed my cat!!!

    [ QUOTE ] He's been back a couple of days now, he's going in for a checkup later today but he seems well on the road to recovery [/ QUOTE ] That's great! Try not to let him sleep on any engine blocks, will you!
  2. I squashed my cat!!!

    [ QUOTE ] [ QUOTE ] An old girlfriend of mine had a '67 Camaro SS/RS with a 396 big block in it. The engine was of sufficient mass as to retain heat into the wee hours of the morning. Well, one morning my girlfriend got in the car and started it up and heard something like; "Vrooom!.. Raow!.. TANG!!" and felt the engine give a slight lurch. She quickly turned the engine off and looked under the hood to find........ well.... it was particularly messy. It seems that one of the neighborhood kitties was napping on top off the engine, got startled when it fired up and jumped into the spring steel flex fan. [/ QUOTE ] Any damage to the engine? Would pet/motor insurance cover that? [/ QUOTE ]The engine was fine, the fan held up OK too, they just needed a little steam cleaning afterward.
  3. I squashed my cat!!!

    [ QUOTE ] Reversing up my drive last week my stupid feline friend decided to dart between a brick pillar and my rear wheel. Unfortunately for him he wasn't as quick as he thought he'd be and I managed to press him up against the pillar with a 225-width Continental tyre Not knowing he was there, I carried on going squashing the poor kitty. He ran off, but we found him, and he seemed to be fine all week but he wasn't eating and was a bit quiet and docile. Took him to the vets the day before yesterday and found he had a ruptured diaphram and needed an emergancy op to re-arrange his internals to where they're meant to be. He survived the op (70:30 chance) but they had to put his liver somewhere else as it wouldn't fit where it went before (!!). The vets bill will run into thousands. On a positive note, I've had no paw prints on my car this week [/ QUOTE ] That is a sad story but it could have been much worse! An old girlfriend of mine had a '67 Camaro SS/RS with a 396 big block in it. The engine was of sufficient mass as to retain heat into the wee hours of the morning. Well, one morning my girlfriend got in the car and started it up and heard something like; "Vrooom!.. Raow!.. TANG!!" and felt the engine give a slight lurch. She quickly turned the engine off and looked under the hood to find........ well.... it was particularly messy. It seems that one of the neighborhood kitties was napping on top off the engine, got startled when it fired up and jumped into the spring steel flex fan. Eewwww!
  4. Vasectomy

    [ QUOTE ] You have to be brave to keep going through the (possible ) alternative. It'a also a little time afterwards before you get the all clear ( residue left ! ) so ........ careful or else, and yes I know somebody who wasn't and they had number 4 but at least it was a daughter -- they already had three boys. [/ QUOTE ] Two guys I worked with went to the same doctor that I did. They both had kids after and had to have the procedure done again! I relayed this to the doctor who recommended this guy to me and he assured me that the odds were against this. I said; "Well, since I know two guys in my workplace who got a little surprise I'd say you're probably right, the odds are definitely in my favor!" After 14 years, no surprises yet!
  5. This looks good - more cameras

    Thank you, thank you all!
  6. This looks good - more cameras

    [ QUOTE ] It's gone mad. I think from now on I will just stick to 70, as they seem hell bent on catching everyone who does 75 or more. Crazy. The speed limit was set in 1965, automotive technology has moved on so much since then. The speed limit really should be upped. [/ QUOTE ] What do you say?! Stick to 70?!! How selfish and unpatriotic of you!! How do you expect the municipalities to pay for these new contraptions and also enrich the public coffers if you and everyone else sticks to the speed limit? Shame! Shame upon you all! And to think how considerate they've been to devise a system in which they don't even have to pull you over and keep you from your destination in a timely manner! They can just snap a picture and send the citation to you with a nice letter asking; "Halo, how are you? How's your Mum? Here's a nice little citation for last week's speeding session, just make your check payable to ________ and pop it in the post for us then.." (Of course you all know that I write this with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek!)
  7. Letting someone down gently

    This puts me in mind of a couple of movies.... 'Fatal Attraction' 'Swim Fan'
  8. Vasectomy

    Here's my vasectomy story; At the consultation appointment I was given 3 Valium and told to take them 45 minutes prior to my next appointment which I did. So, at the appointed time I'm in the procedure room feeling fine and relaxed from the overdose of Valium when the doctor comes in; "So, how are you today?" "Oh, jes great Doc." "That's good, OK, drop your pants for me." "Sure Doc, no problem." "Alright, you're going to feel a little pin prick.." "OK..... DOC!" ...so, he numbs me up, makes his incision and cuts the first tube, not too bad. Then he hooks on to the second tube and yanks it out the incision... "Yipe!" "Oh, I'm sorry, did you feel that?" "Yeah Doc, I sure did!" (felt like the thing was connect to the bottom of my foot on one end and the top of my head on the other!) After he was finished he sent me hobbling out to my car where my wife was waiting to drive me home. I healed just fine but I will never forget that feeling! (kinda like being kicked in the gonad by a mule!) After I was all done and healed up I realized why they gave me the Valium and told me to take it 45 minutes before the appointment, it was to help me show up! After all, what man in his right mind would ever let anybody with sharp instruments anywhere near that portion of their anatomy?!!
  9. Vasectomy

    Vasectomies were invented by a woman!
  10. Nice drive

    So... where in London are those places?
  11. Car Heaven

    The road they were on is the Ventura Freeway, Highway 101 Northbound in Southern California from Calabasas to Westlake Village. That's a couple of hours South of me.
  12. Suddenly, I want a Smart...

    The most outrageous car/engine combination that I've seen personally was a late 60's VW Bug with a Chevy 454cid big block sitting where the back seat used to be. They used a Chevy Corvair trans axle, flipped it upside down and adapted it to the 454. Now that was a beast!
  13. Suddenly, I want a Smart...

    Now that's what I call a roller skate with attitude! My preference would be an old 'bug eyed' Sprite with a Chevy small block stuffed in it!
  14. Car accident (his own Fault)

    It's one thing to have an accident, we all have them now and then. That's why we buy insurance, to cover the costs of the inevitable lapse of attention or misjudgment. It's an entirely different bailiwick when talking about a wreck caused by negligent foolishness or recklessness. These are the situations which should garner harsh consequences.
  15. Car accident (his own Fault)

    If you have to pay your own way you tend to appreciate the value and cost a bit more than when it's just given to you. Here in California your can begin learning at age 15, get your license at age 16. The first 6 months are restricted driving, no passengers + midnight curfew. The kids (minors until age 18) must take Driver's education which is class work, laws, safety, etc. and then take Driver's Training either through public school or private course which is your actual driving. if you are 18 you just have to pass the written and driving tests I believe. I learned when I was 15 1/2, got my license at 16, bought my first car from mt Dad and paid for everything, insurance, gas, maintenance. My Dad was a professional truck/bus driver and trained others, he would leave copies of CHP (California Highway Patrol) magazines on my brother's and my beds. They had lots of stories and graphic pictures of all the worst wrecks. My Dad thought the sight of them would cause my brother and I to drive more carefully, unfortunately we didn't take them that way. They didn't slow me down one bit! I survived my foolishness with few mishaps as do the majority of young people.