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Thread: After lathe manual
13/12/2020 14:26:18

Could have a look here to see if your model is listed:-


Thread: Amazon
11/12/2020 23:25:42

Have you checked your cookie settings? I find online ordering can be very fussy about that.

Although I tend to think an error message might appear if that is the issue.

Edited By V8Eng on 11/12/2020 23:34:14

Thread: Pea shooters illegal
11/12/2020 23:20:57

Deleted. V8.

Edited By V8Eng on 11/12/2020 23:23:25

Thread: Message from ARC to our customers in the E.U.
10/12/2020 16:28:24


Can you think of a Caption?


.If we need to start making things after Brexit I will have to teach those blokes how to use this!

Edited By V8Eng on 10/12/2020 16:33:20

Thread: Uses for useless things
05/12/2020 11:30:42
Posted by Henry Brown on 05/12/2020 11:04:33:
Posted by V8Eng on 04/12/2020 21:09:52:
Posted by Henry Brown on 04/12/2020 19:58:42:

She cooks my tea wink

I suspect not for much longer if she sees this😢

No problem, she's not referred to as "The Enemy" for nothing! We get on very well, I do as I'm told and everything is fine...

Yes I am also well aware of my place in the pecking order (and I like a quiet life)🤐

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 11:35:03

Thread: New scam to beware of
05/12/2020 07:43:00

The following message about scammers came from our Neighbourhood Watch yesterday:-


Online Shoppers Beware Emails from Scammers – They are trying to get access to your Cards and Accounts

More and more of us are shopping on line and ordering goods to be delivered direct to our homes.
Criminals know this and are sending scam emails or texts appearing to be from Royal Mail or a courier company, stating that they tried to deliver a parcel but no one was at home and there wasn’t a safe place to leave it, and ask you to click a link to reschedule the delivery.
The link directs you to an authentic looking website, which asks for your full name, address, date of birth and mobile number.
Anyone completing the form will then be prompted to enter their bank or credit card details, which the scammers will then use to drain your bank account.

The fraudsters may have obtained your email or mobile number, but they are unlikely to know who you are or where live. The fraudster who sent me an email earlier this week claiming to be from dPd Courier company presumably doesn’t know of my previous fraud investigation experience. The fraudster sent the message from his own personal email account .
Any genuine email from Royal Mail or a Courier company will never be sent from an individual’s personal email account.
If you receive an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):
Feel free to share this information and advice with family friends and neighbours and on social media.

Neighbours looking out for each other, and been prepared to report suspicious activity also helps deter offenders and reduce crime. If you want to find out if there is already a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area, or you’d like to find out more, check out their site

Edited By V8Eng on 05/12/2020 07:43:40

Thread: Uses for useless things
04/12/2020 21:09:52
Posted by Henry Brown on 04/12/2020 19:58:42:

She cooks my tea wink

I suspect not for much longer if she sees this😢

Thread: Speed limiters for cars from 2022?
04/12/2020 13:38:30
Posted by Speedy Builder5 on 04/12/2020 13:22:29:

I thought the UK was leaving the EU ?

EU ruling means speed limiters will be mandatory in the UK by 2022.


I have also read that the U.K. will still be implementing it after leaving (can’t find that article).

Edited By V8Eng on 04/12/2020 13:39:08

04/12/2020 12:34:20

Yes 2022 is the year it all happens link here to an article:-


Speed bumps are intrusively noisy if you live in a house near one also some people seem to try and see how fast they can drive over them.


Edited By V8Eng on 04/12/2020 12:37:09

Thread: Yet another Scam
03/12/2020 09:59:47

Report fake Amazon emails as shown here.

Reporting fakes

Thread: The Museum of Retro Technology
28/11/2020 10:58:36

Thanks, what an interesting site.

Launches powered by boiling petrol what a good idea (not).

Thread: What am I?
24/11/2020 23:33:25

Well the guy who comes in the the big tanker to empty our sewerage tanks is an Engineer,  so appointment email informs me anyway.

Edited By V8Eng on 24/11/2020 23:34:18

Thread: Fastest kids toy in the world at Lidl?
24/11/2020 10:03:45

I guess you would not catch it even in this super fast Audi.



Edited By V8Eng on 24/11/2020 10:09:34

Thread: Electric vehicles
23/11/2020 22:34:26
Posted by Martin Kyte on 23/11/2020 22:27:19:

Yes but think of all the extra battery's you can get in a caravan. I thought you lot were engineers.

regards Martin

Or a big diesel generator to charge the car up.devilblush

I’ll get me coat.

Edited By V8Eng on 23/11/2020 22:36:29

23/11/2020 09:01:31

This item about hydrogen production may be of interest.


22/11/2020 20:20:08

Browsing another forum I was reading about the idea of equipping lampposts with EV charging points.

That got me thinking about some local roads with victorian terrace houses (now called cottages), the roads are fully parked on both sides because the cottages do not have anywhere else to park and most have more than one car

Counting the number number of lamp posts I reckon it works out at roughly one post to every nine houses, many issues to be overcome in places like that over the next few years!

Edited By V8Eng on 22/11/2020 20:21:56

Thread: Another rip-off
19/11/2020 21:30:51

Seems like most sites are able to track you easily and even more so if you follow up their emails (after checking if genuine)

Just out of interest last year I was looking for shredders on Amazon, after a few days of repeatedly looking at the same one I got an email saying it was reduced for me.

Edited By V8Eng on 19/11/2020 21:32:05

Edited By V8Eng on 19/11/2020 21:33:25

Thread: Tri-Leva decal artwork?
13/11/2020 12:07:49

There are three photos on here in my album labelled ML7.

Not sure if they are good enough (it is a bit battered).

I did find the curved surface makes getting a good photo difficult though.

Hope there would not be any copyright issues if you do this,

Edited By V8Eng on 13/11/2020 12:30:08

Thread: Custom made magnetic vice jaw covers
07/11/2020 21:27:18

I do not know about made to measure ones but Chronos stock a range of sizes.

I got some good 125mm ones from them. Link to the site here:-


Edited By V8Eng on 07/11/2020 21:28:02

Thread: Help with Myford super 7 broken parts
28/10/2020 11:16:53

This guy might be worth trying for difficult to get Myford parts, I have often seen his adverts.


Edited By V8Eng on 28/10/2020 11:17:14

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