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Old 9th August 2011, 18:34   #1096
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Guderian i have been bitten by the bug.
Drooling over your formula 1 stash in your previous post. I could not resist.
So picked up a few bottles of the good stuff myself.
Pics coming up on the ANHC hooked & booked thread. See you there.
Btw ~ Thanks. Reading your meticulous sunday posts has revived the car cleanliness freak buried deep down inside.
Drive Safe!
look forward to a bunch of pics and a great writeup of your highway to Bangie adventure.
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1. Many thanks for all the kind words.
You do deserve them-buddy-hats off.

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2. On Sunday had changed the position - now the Navi and wires don't block anything and the view is much better
Good news.May God continue blessing you as before.

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3. - but then I changed my opinion when I saw those beefy brawny expedition vehicles with hundred add ons. And they looked real rad ! And so the Navi add on to the dash to my eye adds some real elan to the Admiral. An integrated one would have been ho-hum yawn...
Was thinking about it as I drove in to work this morning too.
Very valid point. The in dash instrument,if not positioned right,will suffer from glare. Where as the present positioning will let you adjust. Yes,for high voltage expeditions the Admiral requires trekking shoes-not polished black Batas!!

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4. You don't have to be apologetic on Togo Channel. Ever ! All views are welcome. And more the contrarian views better it is I guess. So parry on my friend...
Relieved and refreshed-the same feeling after gulping down a gallon of Speed!!
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1. Drooling over your formula 1 stash in your previous post. I could not resist.

2. Btw ~ Thanks. Reading your meticulous sunday posts has revived the car cleanliness freak buried deep down inside.

3. look forward to a bunch of pics and a great writeup of your highway to Bangie adventure.
Hi mdsaab,
1. Actually I never thought much about getting these pills, potions and lotions for the Admiral - till I was inspired by Manuuj and Ace F355. And lo and behold the collection grew - one lotion for every motion - so to say. But they are worth it. Makes life a little easier - like when tackling scratches and bringing back 'that' shine etc.

2. My pleasure. Do something around and in the engine bay too. That will actually bring you very close to Chicca and Golden Babe. Besides will help you to prempt a lot of issues.
And may be psychological, the ride would be very good after that I can assure you !

3. Will do sir.

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Very valid point. The in dash instrument,if not positioned right,will suffer from glare. Where as the present positioning will let you adjust. Yes,for high voltage expeditions the Admiral requires trekking shoes-not polished black Batas!!
Hi Charthom,
That glare issue is a pain - even on the stand alone navi. And yes one can adjust the same - but the Navi holder appears so flimsy one doesn't feel like adjusting every now and then for the fear of the holder disinegrating in your hand. But I am sure that feeling is just mental and it is actually sturdier than one gives it credit for - but then why take chances is the thought ! But yeah much better than the inbuilt one.

Must say I am enjoying the thrills the Navi has to offer. Though not entirely as a navigator these days in the city. But as a route minder.
Route minder ?
Has happened with me many times, merrily driving along, especially when going back home in the evening, forget to take a turn or two, lost in thoughts...and this device comes in as a heaven sent minder with vocal reminders to break the revierie and telling me to stop attempting any hanky panky business and to get back home and hearth and the waiting (?) family !

May be I should inform this to MMI chaps as yet another value added feature of their Navi.

"Our Navigator preserves family values and keeps your marriage intact !"

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Hi Guderian Sir,

Congratulations for arming the admiral with a Navigator System!

And yes, wishing you a very happy journey to Bangalore.
Hope to see a lot of pictures on route and of course your travels with the Admiral.
Drive safe!

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HG, this is officially my first post on the Admiral. Been here a zillion times, but always fell short of words to admire the Admiral. Your efforts sure show and the way you pen them down are a delight to read.

Your armor for the Admiral just goes up and up doesnt it? Where and how do you source all these?

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Congratulations for arming the admiral with a Navigator System!
And yes, wishing you a very happy journey to Bangalore.
Hope to see a lot of pictures on route and of course your travels with the Admiral.
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Hi Monaro,
Thanks for the good wishes.
Believe me, Admiral is straining at the leash to hit the highway !

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HG, this is officially my first post on the Admiral. Been here a zillion times, but always fell short of words to admire the Admiral. Your efforts sure show and the way you pen them down are a delight to read.

Your armor for the Admiral just goes up and up doesnt it? Where and how do you source all these?
Hi SI,
Congratulations on the first post on Togo Channel.
Thanks for being around and all the kind words.

Yes, the hardware and software for the Admiral keeps increasing.

The software - all the potions and lotions are by and large procured locally from a FNAM - Friendly Neighbourhood Accessories Man - he seems to always have a good collection of all such stuff. Of course all based on learnings on this channel and TBHP as well as friendly tips from friends here.

The hardware - the tool kits, specialised tools, GP tools etc have been collected by me over a period of time. By and large during my trips to the US/UK. And that is truly great fun. By and large the only purpose of my trip.
Oh yes do a bit of the work what the company tells me to do too -heck ! Nuisance you know, when there are more important things to be done like collecting real good shiny tools and tackles etc.
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General - I think i forgot to congratulate you on the 1 Lakh views milestone. Better late than never. Heartiest Congrats.

I think now it is time to have a separate thread with the title "Best of TOGO Channel - Collection of most useful posts" There have been so many different learnings on the channel that sometimes it becomes difficult to search through all the different pages.
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Hi mdsaab,
1. Actually I never thought much about getting these pills, potions and lotions for the Admiral - till I was inspired by Manuuj and Ace F355. And lo and behold the collection grew - one lotion for every motion - so to say. But they are worth it. Makes life a little easier - like when tackling scratches and bringing back 'that' shine etc.
Now that's the new cleanliness slogan!
2. My pleasure. Do something around and in the engine bay too. That will actually bring you very close to Chicca and Golden Babe. Besides will help you to prempt a lot of issues.
And may be psychological, the ride would be very good after that I can assure you !
You are right, the days of lifting the hood of the Angel(now don't get me wrong, i am speaking of our darling Matiz) were indeed special.
and that really kept the relationship with her strong. I remember even when she had an ECU issue, we were off in Mulshi which is 3 hours away from home. She could not go beyond 2nd gear, but the true Angel that she is. She brought us home safe and sound.

May be I should inform this to MMI chaps as yet another value added feature of their Navi.

"Our Navigator preserves family values and keeps your marriage intact !"
LOL! Guderian Hilarious as always. But that's a really good one.
It may even work for them on a different level.
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Hi Charthom,
That glare issue is a pain - even on the stand alone navi. But yeah much better than the inbuilt one.
Trust me, my in dash Caska has no glare at all-whereas a taxi had Caska-you could hardly see the screen-the driver was cursing.Another plus for ANHC that Honda can start bragging about " Custom made for in dash HUs-enjoy your USB clips without glare while cruising alone."

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"Our Navigator preserves family values and keeps your marriage intact !"
Make sure that the unit has not incorporated a black box type VDR system or still better a video recorder-women can decode any complex gizmo by intuition-mind you!!
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1. Better late than never. Heartiest Congrats.

2. I think now it is time to have a separate thread with the title "Best of TOGO Channel - Collection of most useful posts"...
Hi Amit,
1. Many thanks. And the Togo Channel can't forget in a hurry that you were the first member to have replied to the first post here - on "2nd March 2011, 14:40..."

2. Haw haw ! Valuable suggestion no doubt. It would require identifying/listing/indexing/linking etc activities which would involve the appointment of a Manager - Channel Knowledge Management, which in the current economic scenario the Togo Channel can ill afford. However we shall review the additonal manpower requirement after the credit rating of a certain country we know so well is restored.

Seriously speaking - I think a subject index can be created with topics and page numbers for new comers and as reference for old timers. That can be updated frequently and posted every 10 pages or so - if the thread/ channel survives and carries on !

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1. Trust me, my in dash Caska has no glare at all...
Hi charthom,
Nice to note that.
That is truly one big advantage of a flexi Navi holder.
However one disadvatage of the placement on the dash is the reflection of the navi light on the windshield during the night. Even the in the 'Nightview' mode it casts a ghostly green light. And it can be a pain when you are driving in total darkness (without street lights etc - on the highways for eg) as the reflection is high.
And for an observer from a distance it can be the cause of a heart attack - suddenly seeing in pitch darkness a vehicle gliding past, driven by a spirit with a greenish hue and pallor reflecting from his face.
And in this situation if it were to be a black TFort - the observer would rush to meet his maker even without waiting for a heart attack ! And for much quicker results the driver can gently turn and slowly grin at the observer too.

Need to figure out a position to reduce the night glare on the windscreen from the Navi.
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1. However we shall review the additonal manpower requirement after the credit rating of a certain country we know so well is restored.

2. Seriously speaking - I think a subject index can be created with topics and page numbers for new comers and as reference for old timers. That can be updated frequently and posted every 10 pages or so - if the thread/ channel survives and carries on !
1. I would be interested in the position when it opens up. I hope the remuneration would be as per the industry standards

2. Yes that is a very good idea. In fact it can be put up at the start of the thread as an index. My hand is up for this voluntary activity.
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Someone wants to say "Hi" to the General and all my friends on the Togo Channel.

Is it the "Millennium Falcon".... ?

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1. I would be interested in the position when it opens up. I hope the remuneration would be as per the industry standards

2. Yes that is a very good idea. In fact it can be put up at the start of the thread as an index. My hand is up for this voluntary activity.
Hi amit,
1. Great. Your application is placed in the database.

2. Thanks for the offer of voluntary work. Accepted most gratefully. Please proceed with the assignment.
However you may not be able to place it at the begining of the thread but at a point as a post and notify all about its page number. And keep doing that every 20 odd pages after updating.
Thanks once again.

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Someone wants to say "Hi" to the General and all my friends on the Togo Channel.

Is it the "Millennium Falcon".... ?

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Wow ! Congratulations. Has the Eagle landed ?!!
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Someone wants to say "Hi" to the General and all my friends on the Togo Channel.

Is it the "Millennium Falcon".... ?
Congrats. That's a wonderful sneak peek

So is a separate thread for it open already?
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@Guderian - the Falcon HAS landed... Thank you for all your inspirations.

@amitwlele - Thank you Amit ji; Thread to follow.

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