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  1. I'm happy to grab this. I'm sending a PM offering asking price.
  2. I think I'm glad the Stinger isn't available in all wheel drive in Australia. Otherwise I would've had to seriously consider it last time I changed cars. I just have this mind set that RWD can be a lot of fun but Quattro (or similar) has a safety edge that can't be ignored, especially in a moderately high power car. ESP is clever these days but 4 paws still works better IMHO. My Audi S5 does everything I need a car to do and I really can't fault it after 2+ years. I think the hatchback body style is a brilliant compromise. But the 3 year warranty is a sad joke and I really can't defend the car as a sheer value proposition against cars like the Kia. OTOH, it sounds great, the tech is impressive and I never feel I need more power. It's frustrating trying to see past/around the SUV behemoths that everyone else seems to be buying, but I can't see the logic of sacrificing fundamental stability just to be higher off the ground and at the same level as the rest of the pack. I admit though I did seriously consider the Macan and even the SRT Jeep caught my attention a few years back.
  3. Very nice - quite a progression from 1936 to 1940. Its so sad we no longer build cars in Australia. The ones we did had some unique qualities. My wife and son both drive BA Falcons - his is an XR6 Turbo I bought new in 2003. Neither will consider parting with them to upgrade. How could she find a current sedan that will happily and legally tow 2.3 tonne - ie a horsefloat with two GG's?
  4. Going by your name and the other clues, I'll guess a slightly younger (by 4 years) version of this one: https://www.collectablecars.net/collection/chevrolet-fc-sloper-coupe-1936
  5. I must look into this. Not for tea, though - I've never understood that stuff. I'm a self-confessed coffee adict - only 2 mugs a day but as necessary as oxygen. Mrs M has been known to take the phone away from me and tell the (too early) caller "He can't make sense yet until he's had his coffee". Occasional medical procedures that require fasting are my nemesis. I'm sure the diagnosis of dementia has been ascribed to me by clinicians/medical technicians that were unaware of my caffeine-deprived status. It wasn't so much dementia as the absolute fact that my brain before having its morning coffee is essentially non-functional. And I prefer not to do mornings anyway. Alcohol (especially red wine) performs essentially the same function in the evening - ie keeping me coherent................................................or the opposite as required. So, all this discussion of those nifty tea flasks has me considering the virtues of beverage-of-choice portability. Might cut to the chase and get a hip-flask instead!
  6. In our neck of the woods, @Ooogh is the expert on tea flasks. He's rarely seen in the wild without one and some in his collection are probably prehistoric. He does tend to leave them behind quite frequently, though, probably some sort of strategic manouvre - like marking a trail if you need to retreat. Hopefully, he'll chime in with all the advice you need, Al. His opinion is worthy of respect.
  7. Yeah, but prior to that he had a little shopfront in Angas Street (IIRC) for decades. When another pair of Apogees got damaged in transit on the way to me from NSW, Audioconnection got him to fix it on their behalf. He operated on the speaker on our pool table and reglued a stray magnet and replaced a treble/mid ribbon. I bought several items from him over the years and even sold some to him. He was always an interesting character to talk to and reasonable and honest to deal with.
  8. Calipers $2,000, Duettas $2,100, Scintillas $1,250 (query re meeting reserve?) miniGrands $2,200 plus $775 for DAX. The Duetta's were the only ones I saw with all the ribbons apparently in reasonable nick. I missed the Calipers as they didn't have stands and were on a table somewhere that I didn't find. The auctioneer obviously had no idea about this gear - eg no idea whether it was "Per" or "Pre" amp. In particular, selling a stereo pair of mono amps seperately and selling the Apogee mini grands with the DAX in a different lot seemed bizarre to me. I wasn't bothered as the condition of the ribbons quelled any interest I might have had. Still, it was interesting seeing this gear again as it used to be owned by a well-known (now late) Adelaide second-hand hifi dealer back in the day. In fact I bought my first pair of Apogee ribbons from him 30 years ago.
  9. Hi Lazz I jotted down all the prices for the sale. Is there anything specific you were interested in? In response to previous queries, the Sunfire PA's went for $725 and $750 and the ML-3 went for $2700, including a "flat bed trolley" There was a 15% "buyers premium, though.
  10. Relax, BB. The instructions say a narrow bladed screwdriver or 4mm Allen key will do the job as well. Now that I know what it is and what it's for, I've been able to read up on it. I hope I never have to do adjustment as the instructions also say if you stuff it up, it's not covered by warranty. I've never seen this sort of warning before in relation to an adjustment that they even supply a specific tool for.
  11. Aha! That would be what they refer to in the instructions as the "limit setting tool" Thanks Marc - appreciated! Mystery solved,
  12. I don't have an AVR - sticking to 2 channel stereo ATM. The base is flat- no thread. It's solid - nothing pivots.
  13. I'm doing a bit of a tidy up and found this in a heap of leftover hardware etc. from the installation of my Screen Technics motorised projector screen. It's dark blue, semi-tranparent plastic and doesn't seem to have any metal imbedded. I'm stumped and apart form the fact that it looks vaguely like an aerial, I have no idea what it is or what it's for. I've read the installation instructions for the screen and can't find any reference to anything like this. So. I thought I'd enlist the help of the collective wisdom of the SNA members in my search for enlightenment. Any ideas guys? Is it something obvious I'm overlooking? I need to know!
  14. FWIW, I'd be closely checking the ingredients to look for the prime suspect. I just can't imagine going from triumph to disaster being totally down to technique. Breadmaking must be pretty forgiving of less than perfect skills. I haven't got a clue and yet I've made a few successful loaves in the past and never had one that had to be scrapped. BTW, the pics at the beginning of this thread look so mouthwatering, I've been thinking of giving it a go again - inspired I am!
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