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04/07/2022 23:59:23

In the last two years my car has only travelled a quarter of the mileage  I would usually expect to cover in one year due to Covid restrictions and family disasters.

Assuming the ongoing family issues get sorted out before then I shall regard the 180 mile round trip as worthwhile for a very good show.

Edited By V8Eng on 05/07/2022 00:06:01

Thread: Can this small motor be reversed?
04/07/2022 23:44:12

Some motors have a wiring diagram fixed inside the connection box cover.

Thread: Anyone an expert in kitchen knives
04/07/2022 00:00:49
Posted by Ian Parkin on 03/07/2022 14:04:56:

V8 eng

your knife has that funny puddle type of area near the tang area

any idea what it is?

I tend to go with the weld idea as the marks sort of form a semi circle onto the blade section but oddly the other side of that blade is fairly smooth at the same point.

the handle is held on by a brass pin through it.

My wife has owned the knife for about 50 years (it was old then) and was  from the local deal in anything type guy.



P.S. the wife says her granny always sharpened knives in the back step.

Edited By V8Eng on 04/07/2022 00:01:59

02/07/2022 20:15:23

Here is our vey old one and the blade is about 220mm long (middle photo is the sharp side) no makers mark either.

Not been able to afford a joint big enough to use it on for years!


Edited By V8Eng on 02/07/2022 20:16:42

02/07/2022 19:24:35

Likely a well used carbon steel carving knife originally supplied as a set of three implements ie. the knife, two pronged fork and a honing steel to keep it sharp.

A good quality carving knife is still a delight to use we have one and a honing steel (when the wife comes in I’ll ask her where it is)

Many very fine ones originated in Sheffield from the 1900s.

Edited By V8Eng on 02/07/2022 19:34:36

Thread: Used Myford S7 makes 8k at auction!
02/07/2022 09:18:25

A country Manor House attic sale!

All I seem to find in the attic is junk that should have been dumped years ago.

Having said that I only Live in a small bungalow anyway.

Edited By V8Eng on 02/07/2022 09:18:50

Thread: Simple Quiz... Missing Weight
01/07/2022 13:44:06

I would try the lazy way first and trawl the local charity shops or eBay but that’s just me!

Thread: Access to digital issues
24/06/2022 12:09:24

Thank you John & Jason.

I confess to not being very impressed by the handling of this and being digital only plus not paying by DD seems not to have helped.


Edited By V8Eng on 24/06/2022 12:11:25

24/06/2022 10:41:16

How tiresome all this has become, I have a digital only subscriptions to ME & MEW and enjoyed accessing back issues.

Whilst I appear to have access through my Pocketmags account that is only part of an answer

I have been reading both magazines for several decades (MEW from issue 1).

I do not appear to have a customer number.

I think you might have lost a customer at next renewal and I may be thumbing through issues at the newsagents then buying if required.


Edited By V8Eng on 24/06/2022 10:42:50

Thread: My Faith in Human Kindness is Reinforced
02/06/2022 10:55:23

When the Covid problems began our (very) new neighbours offered to get shopping for us.

That was a kind offer but we felt just a bit embarrassed both being fully mobile back then.

Faith in human kindness, yes occasionally!

Edited By V8Eng on 02/06/2022 11:01:17

Thread: Ml7 just bought, need help to set up
29/05/2022 20:07:30

Welcome to the forum Chris.


Edited By V8Eng on 29/05/2022 20:08:32

Thread: Nostalgic moment
24/05/2022 19:01:45

My nostalgic moment was last month when I saw the 1996 Toyota MR2 that I owned from Dec 1996 until 2001.

It was going along a local road and looked immaculate that sighting nearly brought tears to my eyes.

probably the most fun car I ever owned (and the quickest)

Edited By V8Eng on 24/05/2022 19:22:57

Thread: Ambiguous words
12/05/2022 11:08:10

Edited By V8Eng on 12/05/2022 11:08:28

Edited By V8Eng on 12/05/2022 11:09:00

10/05/2022 23:31:48
Posted by Michael Gilligan on 10/05/2022 21:42:26:

I would like to introduce a new category : the ambiguous non-word !

I received an eMail today, containing a gem of a typo.

[quote] This survey will help the National Physical Laboratory understand how they can offer value to their customers, stakeholders, and wider meterology industry. [/quote]

Not meteorology

Not metrology

but some unfortunate mongrel !



The following link leads to the website:-


Edited By V8Eng on 10/05/2022 23:32:36

Edited By V8Eng on 10/05/2022 23:34:18

Thread: Gallium
07/05/2022 17:49:58
Posted by JA on 07/05/2022 17:43:48:

Was not Gallium used for doping Germanium in early semiconductors?

Far to busy, or lazy, to look at Wikapedia.


I recall something called Gallium Arsenide in respect of that..

07/05/2022 14:44:46

Nice when useful materials get discovered wink.

Edited By V8Eng on 07/05/2022 14:49:29

Thread: Landilift
07/05/2022 14:41:11

The one I have for Landylift is:-

07836 736496

Thread: Emergency Radio Format
03/05/2022 16:51:23
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 03/05/2022 16:33:22:

Britain's nuclear submarine commanders are allowed to launch their Trident missiles in the event they can't hear BBC Radio 4 on 198kHz. Low frequency radio not only has long distance ground wave, it penetrates underwater too. A submarine can detect BBC Radio 4 almost anywhere in the North Atlantic without surfacing and revealing it's position.

Unfortunately, the BBC has many enemies working hard to kill the institution. Be ironic if lefty comedians were stopped from pointing out political blunders and sleaze due to a "don't bother me with mere details" enthusiast not understanding what the Archers is really for!


(For non-Brits, the Archer's is the world's longest running radio soap opera. It's been broadcast come hell or high water in 15 minute slots on weekdays, plus an omnibus edition on Sunday, since 1950. Allegedly an everyday story of country folk, except almost anything goes. Today, Kathy Perks decided to resign rather than take a pay rise rather than help ruthless businessmen Oliver and Adil modernise Grey Gables Hotel. Odd, because despite being a busy hotel's General Manager Kathy Perks hasn't been heard of for many years. Her plan now is to drive from Alaska to Florida. And she must be at least 70 years old... )


That’s rather scary considering that over 10 years ago radio 4 LW was reckoned to be operating on obsolete equipment and some of the spares no longer existed.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 16:51:52

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 16:53:03

03/05/2022 16:07:39
Posted by pgk pgk on 03/05/2022 15:45:01:
Posted by V8Eng on 03/05/2022 13:27:28:

As a former colleague used to remark when the danger of nuclear war was mentioned “The best thing to do would be get as close as possible to an actual explosion”.

Thinking of possible long term consequences that might be more sensible than going into a bunker.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 13:32:50

This link suggests you have no-where to run:


Bunkers won’t work either!

I would tend to assume that an underwater attack might originate from the eastern side of the U.K. if started in right area it would probably wipe out a large chunk of the European mainland as well.

I read decades ago a nuclear blast might well wreck communication systems so the survivalists might just be wasting time with radios..

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 16:09:00

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 16:11:35

03/05/2022 13:27:28

As a former colleague used to remark when the danger of nuclear war was mentioned “The best thing to do would be get as close as possible to an actual explosion”.

Thinking of possible long term consequences that might be more sensible than going into a bunker.

Edited By V8Eng on 03/05/2022 13:32:50

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