That saying is very comlimentary but very localized to southeasten Massachusetts in an area about 25 miles west of Cape Cod called Fall River. I hadn't used it in a number of years but it just came to mind and my fingers did the typing! Glad your wife got a kick out of it, it generally gets a laugh over here as well:>)
You are correct in your assumption on the "999" number. The guy I spoke to at Autocom said exactly the same. I had hoped to have it for next weekend for an Iron Butt ride referred to as a "BunBurner 1500". Not sure if you gents in the UK are part of the IBA or if you have an equivalent organization, but it is basically a personal contest to ride 1500 miles in 36 hours. Anyway, I am going to call Autocom on Monday, order the cable and at the same time ask them for the point-to-point wiring so I can make one to use until they can ship the "factory made" one. I'll keep you posted.
Thx again for the help and conversation.
Assonet, Massachusetts (MA) About 40 miles south of Boston