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Grumpy Old Man

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About Grumpy Old Man

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  • Birthday 10/18/1963

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  1. Grumpy Old Man

    Buying my first used car - some questions.

    If you are anywhere near Chiangmai drop into "Expat Auto Chiangmai" expatautocm.com All vehicles are pre-sales inspected, 12 month warranty and all inclusive pricing; a good bunch to deal with. . . . .
  2. Grumpy Old Man

    Where in CM can you buy a Go pro 7?

    I bought my GoPro Hero Black 7 at Central Festival Chiang Mai; if I am remembering correctly, level three a small camera shop doing a promotional offer at 13500 Baht, the GoPro Hero Black is available in every shopping mall for 14500 Baht If you need accessories I'd order from Lazada online as they are compatible with GoPro 5 / 6 / 7 and you can get some excellent accessory bundles.
  3. Intentionally; sure looks like it ! Malice; probably ! Leaving the scene of an accident; most definitely ! But traffic law also states "The operator of any vehicle must leave enough space between themselves and the vehicle in front for ANY EVENTUALITY" Still doesn't make it right. . . . . .
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    Drone registration

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjzh6XstfndAhVHrY8KHX9NAzMQFjAAegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdrone-traveller.com%2Fdrone-laws-thailand%2F&usg=AOvVaw0xUw7gI1mkNHFjN7MHRFyp This should help you out. . . .
  5. Grumpy Old Man

    Where to buy a real helmet?

    If your friend carries the helmet as hand luggage, removing all the packaging, sales labels removed and if asked why he has it when he arrives in Thailand "My own personal helmet for use while in Thailand" This procedure has worked for myself in the past. . . . .
  6. I wish you all the best of luck with your endeavour; I'd love to import my Honda Fireblade and from the UK but I'm not holding my breath for a positive outcome anytime soon.
  7. I want to share a video taken by my Vico V Car Camcorder. . . . . The risk you take running a RED traffic light; I could hear the motorcycle before I could see it and the video speaks volumes. . . . . If by chance this video is seen by the car driver or Police who want a copy for evidence purposes please "Private message myself"
  8. Grumpy Old Man

    To change or not to change

    Toyota recommends that you change the engine oil in the Toyota Hilux Vigo every 10,000 Kms if the engine oil and filter meets the vehicle manufacturer specifications it doesn't matter who changes it. Toyota has spent millions of Euros researching oil and filter technology best to use the oil and filter specific to your vehicle.
  9. I often get remarks on my appearance such as "Baldy" . . . "Your skin is the colour of a dead fish" . . . "Your head looks like a pork ball" . . . But by far the most insulting remark is "Why don't you go back to England" I don't consider these remarks as racist, just comments from uneducated ill-informed socially challenged bigots. . . .
  10. Grumpy Old Man

    Drone registration

    I fly a DJI Phantom 4 drone in Thailand and I contacted the CAAT Thailand to get the full and accurate procedure to register my drone; I was advised to get my Thai wife to do the procedure as there will be less questions and no language misunderstanding. The drone could be registered at the CAAT office in Bangkok or at a main province Police station "If they have the form and know what you're talking about" The CAAT regulates air traffic in Thailand since 2017 registration with the CAAT is required if your drone is equipped with a camera or weighs more than 2 kilograms; above two kilos is classed as a commercial drone and subject to an operators licence, third party insurance and a work permit if the operator is not a Thai national. I was requested to submit two photos of the drone, one including the drone ID number that is inside the battery compartment on the DJI Phantom 4 drone and complete the registration form; I received a two page registration receipt that I made copies of and keep in my truck also drone box just incase. The whole process took approximately thirty minutes.
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    "Road Pizza" coming soon

    There isn't a "Brick Oven" pizza restaurant that I know of in Chiangmai but I often use "Pizza Lover" near "Tha Phae Gate" for pizza and they do a good job in my option. . . . .
  12. Grumpy Old Man

    "Road Pizza" coming soon

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. I drive approximately 27,000 Km a year in Thailand everything from congested cities to the country tracks of the North East. "Road Pizza" is a reference to what the human body looks like after being hit / run over by a large vehicle; not everyones taste of humour.
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    "Road Pizza" coming soon

    I want to share a short "Dash Cam" video high lighting the complete disregard to basic traffic rule and no consideration for their own road safety. I had a GREEN light / road traffic priority for at least twelve seconds and these two young ladies on a scooter still jumped a RED light with no consideration for their own road safety and that doesn't include the road users jumping the RED light before them. They'll be the first to moan when they become a "Road Pizza"
  14. Mrs GOM has worked for the SCB for over twenty five years and holds a very good position within the SCB; we both have accounts with the SCB including my "Foreign Currency Accounts" she would never risk our financial portfolio where she didn't trust the banking system. In my opinion the SCB as a banking institution is a good as it comes.
  15. Grumpy Old Man

    Photos: New Benz pick ups arrive in Thailand

    Not forgetting the Nissan Navara NP300 ladder frame and diesel engine . . . . Mercedes engine coming soon !