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Old 11-19-2004, 10:53 AM
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Sometimes wrenching pays off!

So wrenching cars for the club isn't a life's ambition and not even lucrative, but...., sometimes a customer makes it worthwhile. This was given to me last night for working on a family's 300TDT and their PSD Ford!



This is a 1.75 Liter bottle BTW! Should make 1-2 decent sized G&T's, eh?
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:40 AM
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Its important to take care of your mechanic! Looks like you are being well cared for. My family has owned VW bugs for a long time and invariably one of them was always in the shop. Our mechanics are a couple of great guys who take great care of the cars.

Their shop doesn't have AC, so during the summer we bring them big boxes of popsicles and otter pops and stuff to keep in their freezer. Sometimes beer, too.

When you have old cars, you have to treat your mechanic like family (because you'll probably see them more than you see most of your family anyway).

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Old 11-19-2004, 12:04 PM
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This was given to me last night for working on a family's 300TDT and their PSD Ford!
Was that before or after the wrenching?

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This is a 1.75 Liter bottle BTW! Should make 1-2 decent sized G&T's, eh?
OMG! A G&T??? Shame, shame, shame!! Isn't there a MSDS on that bottle stating: use of this material in any adult bverage other than a stirred, dry Martini contitiutes a violation of federal law'
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OMG! A G&T??? Shame, shame, shame!! Isn't there a MSDS on that bottle stating: use of this material in any adult bverage other than a stirred, dry Martini contitiutes a violation of federal law'
my sentiments exactly. Tanqueray is appropriate for a G&T. Bombay sapphire should only touch glass, vermouth (barely), an occasional olive, and lips. You wouldn't buy head bolts for your MB from a dsty bin at Autozone, would you? Be thankful that they thought enough of you to buy the best.
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Excellent, excellent choice. Absolutely my preferred Gin.

I keep mine in the freezer, and always mix a G&T using the small mixer bottles of Schweppes tonic water. The large bottles tend to go flat too quickly once opened.

I tend to mix mine "long", in a large (chilled) glass. I inherited a 65cc measuring cup from my Father, who spent a lifetime in search of the perfect G&T as a yacht skipper travelling the world. I measure 65cc of Bombay Sapphire to one 8oz (240ml) bottle of Schweppes Tonic Water - that seems to give me the ratio I prefer.

When drinking Bombay Sapphire, or another gin with a large number of botanicals, I find adding lemon or lime is redundant.

We Brits seem to have always favored the G&T to the Martini, it has a lot to do with the circumstances in which the drink is consumed. The Martini to me has always seemed a sophisticated urban drink, ideal for piano bars, whereas the G&T is better suited to outdoor sipping, watching as the sun sets over The Empire

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Old 11-19-2004, 01:21 PM
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I don't even add vermouth, I just show the bottle to the martini and leave it at that.

For you likker-heads, the reason bombay sapphire is so light and smooth is because unlike Tanqueray and Beefeater 'london' gins, the herbs are not steeped in the mash and then distilled, rather, the pure mash is distilled without herbs, and the vapors from the distillation are allowed to pass through a basket containing the herbs before moving to the condensor. Its a special sort of still arrangement called a 'gin head' and it produces the light sublime flavor of bombay sapphire, and is preferred by many over the 'stouter' flavor of a steeped gin.

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We Brits seem to have always favored the G&T to the Martini, it has a lot to do with the circumstances in which the drink is consumed. The Martini to me has always seemed a sophisticated urban drink, ideal for piano bars, whereas the G&T is better suited to outdoor sipping, watching as the sun sets over The Empire
... which is important because most of your Empire was ridden with mosquitos and disease and you needed all the quinine you could get.

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... which is important because most of your Empire was ridden with mosquitos and disease and you needed all the quinine you could get.

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Absolutely. Stroke of genius to be able to convince people that one was drinking a G&T "for medicinal purposes".

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Absolutely. Stroke of genius to be able to convince people that one was drinking a G&T "for medicinal purposes".
Doh, got me there. "Honestly, gov'na, its me daily medicines!"

I think it was also a "Limey" who got the idea to add lime juice to sailors' rum rations so they would get their vitamin C (and hence inventing the swarthy beverage known as 'grog'). You wacky Brits... Any ideas on how I can convince my boss to let ME drink at work?

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Doh, got me there. "Honestly, gov'na, its me daily medicines!"

I think it was also a "Limey" who got the idea to add lime juice to sailors' rum rations so they would get their vitamin C (and hence inventing the swarthy beverage known as 'grog'). You wacky Brits... Any ideas on how I can convince my boss to let ME drink at work?

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Actually two separate items. Admiral Vernon, know for wearing a Grogram cloak in bad weather, is reputed to have been the first Naval officer to order his sailors daily ration of Rum to be diluted with water (about 1745).

Members of the British Navy became known as Limeys because they would eat limes to get Vitamin C and thus prevent scurvy - which was a major obstacle to world exploration otherwise. I don't think the lime juice specifically went in the Rum though. I never really understood how Limey was intended to be an insult: it identifies you as someone who has not fallen ill to scurvy, so presumably does not have bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin and general weakness. Sounds like something to envy, not denegrate

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.......identifies you as someone who has not fallen ill to scurvy, so presumably does not have bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin and general weakness....
Damn! Is that what I have? I thought it might've been ebola or something. Whew.

Looks like a G&T is a medicinal must.

Since it's past noon and all I have is my own vehicles to work on now, bottoms up and cheers mateys!
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Since it's past noon and all I have is my own vehicles to work on now, bottoms up and cheers mateys!
"To a Willing Soul and an empty Searoom" Huzzay! Huzzay! Huzzay!
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Absolutely. Stroke of genius to be able to convince people that one was drinking a G&T "for medicinal purposes".

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The IRISH definition of diplomacy is the ability to tell someone to go to Hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. My father was once going into Britain, and being we have a Irish surname, he was pulled out of line and asked why he was coming to Britain by airport immigration. He said something like to visit friends, but was questioned further until finally he showed them his US passport and replied he was coming " to renew my disgust of the English" and thanked them for fullfilling his mission so quickly.

No political agenda here, and no slight of others intended- just a story in this non-diesel thread. I too, travelled the world as a "yacht skipper" and prefered gin and rum. Panama, Costa Rica, Palau and it's southwestern islands close to the equator, Yap, Guam, Saipan and the Northern Mariana Islands, Borneo, Singapore, Bali, Hawaii and the NW Hawaiian islands including Midway Atoll, the Marshall Islands including Bikini Atoll, and much of the Caribbean. Bottoms up!
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