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Old 21 Jul 2011, 07:29 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Well its dead in here again,

I blame it on the banks.

Johnny UK


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Old 21 Jul 2011, 10:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Johnny Melvin wrote:
> Well its dead in here again,
>
> I blame it on the banks.


Greetings from Silicon Valley California!

I loved my 1988 Camry
I love my 2000 Camry

My 2007 Camry? Meh.

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Old 22 Jul 2011, 11:41 am   #3 (permalink)
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"Winston" <Winston@BigBrother.net> wrote in message
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> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>> Well its dead in here again,
>>
>> I blame it on the banks.

>
> Greetings from Silicon Valley California!
>
> I loved my 1988 Camry
> I love my 2000 Camry
>
> My 2007 Camry? Meh.
>
> --Winston


Hi Winston,

I could use some of your sun.
Lots of cold and rain here in NE UK.

My 1995 CAMRY has 106.000 miles on it now.
I have had in near 16 years, bought it new.
Its like a member of the family.

Take care

Johnny UK...Ham radio guy = G3:LIV


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Old 22 Jul 2011, 04:29 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Johnny Melvin wrote:
> "Winston"<Winston@BigBrother.net> wrote in message
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>> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>>> Well its dead in here again,
>>>
>>> I blame it on the banks.

>>
>> Greetings from Silicon Valley California!
>>
>> I loved my 1988 Camry
>> I love my 2000 Camry
>>
>> My 2007 Camry? Meh.
>>
>> --Winston

>
> Hi Winston,
>
> I could use some of your sun.
> Lots of cold and rain here in NE UK.


*There* is a packaging and transportation
problem for you.

> My 1995 CAMRY has 106.000 miles on it now.
> I have had in near 16 years, bought it new.
> Its like a member of the family.


Excellent!
Do you do your own oil changes?


> Take care


You too.


--Winston

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Old 24 Jul 2011, 06:28 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Winston" <Winston@BigBrother.net> wrote in message
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> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>> "Winston"<Winston@BigBrother.net> wrote in message
>> news:j0ao5p0iba@news2.newsguy.com...
>>> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>>>> Well its dead in here again,
>>>>
>>>> I blame it on the banks.
>>>

>> My 1995 CAMRY has 106.000 miles on it now.
>> I have had in near 16 years, bought it new.
>> Its like a member of the family.

>
> Excellent!
> Do you do your own oil changes?
>
>
>> Take care

>
> You too.
>
>
> --Winston

Hi Winston,

Yes I do all that kind of maintenance
Engine & Gearbox they are very easy to do.
Plus I know what oil I have used.
I do use a small local garage for stuff I am getting a bit old
to tackle.

Crawling under the car at 77 is not on.
Main dealers just change to much here, maybe its the same with you.

I must admit my silencer/muffler lasted 14 years that's some record for me.
I had Toyota replace it with a true Toyota one but it was 500 +

I recently went to trade it in on a 2007 Lexus but I just got 250 offered
trade in against the 12000 Lexus.
So I just decided to keep my CAMRY rather that take 250.
It would have felt like I was selling a member of the family as I have
owned it near 16 years.

Take care

Johnny UK


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Old 24 Jul 2011, 01:11 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Johnny Melvin wrote:

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> Yes I do all that kind of maintenance
> Engine& Gearbox they are very easy to do.
> Plus I know what oil I have used.


Good on ya.

> I do use a small local garage for stuff I am getting a bit old
> to tackle.


Yup. I've got an independent that does my 'serious stuff', too.
They aren't cheap by any means, but they do a proper
job in a reasonable amount of time. Worth their weight
in gold, they are.

> Crawling under the car at 77 is not on.


My Race Ramps help me a *bunch* with that.
http://www.raceramps.com/images/prod...ramps-56-1.jpg
They are strong, light weight and very easy to use.

Though it is a heck of a reminder that I'm not 17 any more.

> Main dealers just change to much here, maybe its the same with you.


If the dealers in my area would actually do the work I wanted
and refrain with monkeying with other parts of the car, I
wouldn't begrudge their prices quite so much.

During my *last* experience with Dealer service, they re-set
the thresholds on my TPMS and put a leaky valve core in
one of my tires, to prompt a return trip.

I replaced the valve core and re-set the TPMS thresholds,
using the factory service manual. Sheesh.

> I must admit my silencer/muffler lasted 14 years that's some record for me.
> I had Toyota replace it with a true Toyota one but it was 500 +


Wow! They are sure *proud* of their mufflers.
I had the one in my '88 replaced. It sure sounded better afterward.

> I recently went to trade it in on a 2007 Lexus but I just got 250 offered
> trade in against the 12000 Lexus.
> So I just decided to keep my CAMRY rather that take 250.
> It would have felt like I was selling a member of the family as I have
> owned it near 16 years.


Still, there comes a time when maintenance is too big a toll.

I'm not quite there yet.



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Old 26 Jul 2011, 11:35 am   #7 (permalink)
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"Winston" <Winston@BigBrother.net> wrote in message
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> Johnny Melvin wrote:
>
> (...)
>
>> Yes I do all that kind of maintenance
>> Engine& Gearbox they are very easy to do.
>> Plus I know what oil I have used.

>
> Good on ya.
>
>> I do use a small local garage for stuff I am getting a bit old
>> to tackle.

>
> Still, there comes a time when maintenance is too big a toll.
>
> I'm not quite there yet.
>
>
>
> --Winston


Hi Again,

Yes I am much the same now regarding using a local garage.
And not Toyota main dealer.

I owned 3 MR2s over maybe 14 years they were no problem at all.

I retired from Medical electronics near 19 years ago.
I got my lump sum paid into the bank.
Later on I thought I would treat myself and bought an XJS 3.6 litre Jaguar.
2 years old 25.000 miles.

It was a disaster from day one, It was off the road more than it was on it.
And that was from the JAG main dealer we had a FIRM CHAT about it 10 weeks
in.
They took it back and supplied me with a 1 year old 2ltr MR2.

That just ran as expected.
The Jag went back on there forecourt at GB1000 plus over what I had paid
for it !!!!!!

I never saw it around lol.

Have a look at my web page www.g3liv.co.uk
You can see how I spend my time.
Wife keeps telling me I am retired. I just cant find that word in my
dictionary.

Take care

Johnny UK



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Old 26 Jul 2011, 12:14 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Hey there, Johnny,

> I owned 3 MR2s over maybe 14 years they were no problem at all.


Those'r neat looking roadsters. Fun to drive, I'll wager.

> I retired from Medical electronics near 19 years ago.
> I got my lump sum paid into the bank.
> Later on I thought I would treat myself and bought an XJS 3.6 litre Jaguar.
> 2 years old 25.000 miles.
>
> It was a disaster from day one, It was off the road more than it was on it.


Yup. I read a piece once that mentioned the quirky relationship
that some Jag owners have to their cars and to each other.
Apparently there is a certain comradeship surrounding the
various issues that crop up. Gives one something to talk
about at a cocktail party.

> And that was from the JAG main dealer we had a FIRM CHAT about it 10 weeks
> in.
> They took it back and supplied me with a 1 year old 2ltr MR2.
>
> That just ran as expected.
> The Jag went back on there forecourt at GB1000 plus over what I had paid
> for it !!!!!!


Stunning.

> I never saw it around lol.


Probably got traded on the wholesale lot.

> Have a look at my web page www.g3liv.co.uk
> You can see how I spend my time.


Those are some cool products, Johnny.
I was completely unaware of PSK31.
That is no surprise since I am not a ham:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSK31

I think it would be grand to decode Emergency Broadcast
Messages on my computer. A variation of your Isoterm
Multicon could probably do that just fine.

Food for thought.

Best regards

--Winston
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Old 27 Jul 2011, 07:05 pm   #9 (permalink)
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Hi Johnny,

> Hi ,
> The MR2s were cute I had 2 of the 1600cc and one of the later 2 litre.
> The 1600s were better.
> The 2000cc more trim more weight.


Cool!

> Ok on the Emergency Broadcasts.
> Do you know what type of Data they use and frequency ?


Apparently, it is 'SAME' AFSK spec.
"..mark frequency of 2083 1⁄3 Hz, and a space bit is three complete sine wave cycles, making the space frequency 1562.5 Hz."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specifi...ssage_Encoding

> For Receive only you do not need an interface.
> You can just come out of the audio of the receiver straight into the
> computers
> Soundboard Line In.
> But you need the correct software programme to suit the transmission.


I see.
I stumbled across 'multimon' just now.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/multimon/
It probably won't work but it'll be fun to play with.

> I have held my Ham license 54 years.
> I am ex RAF Radio Op and was part of GCHQ.


Good on ya.

> If I explained GCHQ any further I would have to shoot you Lol.


I think I can do without the info then.

> That is a view in my Camry's engine compartment.
> I have owned it 16 years in September.
> Its just hit 106.000 miles over the weekend.


How do you keep the engine compartment so clean?
Pressure wash? At that mileage in my area, engines
get pretty grimy.

> Gas/Petrol is now GB£1.36 per litre.
> That just under US$10.00 per gallon of 4.5 Litres.


I just sent you 10 gallons of Internet Virtual Petrol.



--Winston
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