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Thread: Borrowing
17/08/2019 22:06:43
Posted by Gary Wooding on 17/08/2019 21:54:28:

It rains upon the Just and on the Unjust, both together

But it rains more upon the Just

Because the Unjust has the Just's umbrella.

Don’t lend them your brolly either then.😉😁

Edited By V8Eng on 17/08/2019 22:07:04

17/08/2019 21:44:00

To quote a very old saying “never a borrower or a lender be”.

I made the mistake of being the second one and losing gear a few times never again (I don’t borrow things either).

 

Edited By V8Eng on 17/08/2019 21:49:29

Thread: What 3 Words
15/08/2019 20:31:38

Thank you 34046 and Michael. Interesting idea might help find parcels delivered to somewhere underneath my garden hedge!

15/08/2019 19:13:35

What is this about please?

Thread: Another scam
14/08/2019 21:02:22

Another TVP video, actor again but based on true cases.

TVP Video 2

Thread: Where do I buy these, I've looked every where.
14/08/2019 20:29:07
Posted by not done it yet on 14/08/2019 16:09:26:

Thought I posted earlier, before V8Eng. I think some ... might have removed the post but can’t imagine why! Here it is again:

Try “The Nipple Shop’. They have all sorts.

 

I have just done quick search for that shop and initial results seem to have little to do with engineering, Perhaps you should have put a link in?

Edited By V8Eng on 14/08/2019 20:52:27

14/08/2019 19:25:39
Posted by not done it yet on 14/08/2019 16:09:26:

Thought I posted earlier, before V8Eng. I think some ... might have removed the post but can’t imagine why! Here it is again:

Try “The Nipple Shop’. They have all sorts.

 

Yes I remember your post was just seconds before mine and thought you must have typed faster than me.

Edited By V8Eng on 14/08/2019 19:26:33

14/08/2019 13:41:34

Try Adamslube.  Possibly under Oil hole covers and cups.

Link to their website here Lubricators

Edited By V8Eng on 14/08/2019 13:46:07

Thread: Grid Frequency [mains electricity]
13/08/2019 14:36:30
Posted by Bazyle on 13/08/2019 13:47:32:

Just after the blackout I heard a report on the radio from someone who was saying his battery system was called on to supply power for a short time then put in reverse to absorb excess. I've heard Tesla talking about such things but thought they were only in planning stage, are some in operation?

 

Apparently some systems are up and running, link to relevant story here:-

Back up.

Edited By V8Eng on 13/08/2019 14:38:23

13/08/2019 14:33:02

Removed.

Edited By V8Eng on 13/08/2019 14:34:36

Thread: Closing down sale ,1930's tool catalogue
12/08/2019 17:12:12
Posted by ega on 12/08/2019 16:04:37:

Fascinating stuff! For some reason it reminds me that Gamages had an establishment there, too.

I think they sold own branded lathes as well.

Thread: Another scam
07/08/2019 23:41:27

Thames Valley Police have put a video on YouTube (using actors but it was an actual case) about a Courier fraud, I have put a link to it here:-

TVP Video

might save somebody getting expensively caught out.

 

Edited By V8Eng on 07/08/2019 23:42:14

Edited By V8Eng on 07/08/2019 23:46:37

Thread: Home built trailer
06/08/2019 09:15:02

If you plan on using a trailer for taking stuff to a council Tip  Recycling Centre check if they have a size limit, our centre will only allow smallish trailers into the domestic type section. Council rules seem to vary from area to area as well.

Edited By V8Eng on 06/08/2019 09:16:27

Thread: Things to Come
04/08/2019 22:23:43

Our neighbourhood watch fell apart some years ago and we now have a neighbourhood alert system from the police, this system informs (those signed up) by email about crooked activity and issues in the area.

We were recommended the Ring doorbell system also a request that if we have any cctv to register it with them so the police know who to contact if footage is needed.

I did neither of the above but would offer cctv footage on a voluntary basis if something happened to warrant that, although it only covers our house and garden.

We are being watched all over the place, in shops, on the street, on the roads & pavements, incredibly there is even a camera (with warning notice) in the gents toilet in one of the nearby town shopping precincts.

It was recently reported that somebody was stopped by the police apparently because he covered his face when walking past one of their new facial recognition camera systems then refused to uncover it.

The same system that is used to track a suspected criminals movements can so easily be used to track anyone’s movement for who knows whatever supposed reason?

Our shopping habits are tracked by giving us loyalty cards with the carrot of rewards dangled to sign us up.

Our politicians passed laws enabling organisations to spy on our communications.

Welcome to today’s brave new free world.

Edited By V8Eng on 04/08/2019 22:44:46

Thread: Does anybody know what this is ?
03/08/2019 10:16:18

Apprentice piece to demonstrate skill level?

Edited By V8Eng on 03/08/2019 10:16:30

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2019
03/08/2019 10:13:12

Best wishes for a safe and satisfactory outcome for all concerned.

Thread: My New Project... Setting up my new Myford Super7 Mk1
02/08/2019 09:29:11

Must have been even trickier getting it to the car on that bike.wink

Seriously though it looks a nice machine.

Thread: RENAULT DAUPHINE
01/08/2019 20:52:07

You had to learn the driving characteristics of individual models in those days and adapt your driving to suit or find out the hard way!

No automatic stability control systems or anti lock braking etc, all down to the driver.

 

 

Edited By V8Eng on 01/08/2019 20:54:28

01/08/2019 10:43:30

I had a Dauphine in the 60s lovely little car, comfortable and no huge tunnel in the floor unlike some of its counterparts.

Mine had been heavily modded by a previous owner and was very quick but the engine always rattled loudly which had friends telling me it was knackered, soon changed their minds when I took them out in it!

Like most cars of its age there was a short time between servicing which you missed at your peril. I think the rear suspension arms had Webbbing straps to stop too much downward movement of the arm and if the webbing broke the wheel tried to tuck under in enthusiastic cornering.

Mine eventually wrecked its gearbox and because of the extensive rusting was not worth repairing, shame because it was great fun to drive and a real wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Anybody remember the Gordini versions?

Edited By V8Eng on 01/08/2019 10:44:05

Edited By V8Eng on 01/08/2019 10:44:21

Thread: IC engine tractor conversion query
31/07/2019 21:16:59

Electric ride on mowers and garden tractors seem to be available across the pond some seem to run at 48v, do not know if they are available in the U.K. yet.

More info via these links

Ryobi

TodaysMower

Edited By V8Eng on 31/07/2019 21:35:52

Edited By V8Eng on 31/07/2019 21:44:13

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