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little jim

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  1. I recently replaced a failing battery that had no visible cell caps, but when I took out from under the retainer clamp noticed that the full length plastic cover had a hinge in it!! Raised the bit with the hinge and underneath were usual cell lids. All the cells were almost bone dry so I topped them up, but had a few "phew just made it" starts after that, and replaced it. Nothing printed on the battery indicated that it had cell caps or that it needed to be topped up?? (young players. traps etc.) Replacement battery is totally sealed, not 'fakely' sealed. (Borrowed that from the 'fake' President.)
  2. Dunno about you Rocky, but I think these blokes are amazing!! Didn't take them long either.
  3. Pete. thought I'd take you up on this. The vit D might have an effect on your gums, if you were vit D deficient, but no effect whatsoever on the acretions on your teeth that the hygienist would attend to. Vit C and K important too. Capt Cook did his bit for scurvy in the RN with the vit c in sauerkraut he took on board. Buying an electric toothbrush. (esp Philips type with the oscillating action) and a soft brush, so you brush the gums as well as the teeth, will let you look after your oral health and add to all your vit D gains. If you brush soon after eating, that will shift the plaque before it can be turned into an 'acretion'.
  4. Got my 80#fine one at a shop that sold supplies for amateur ceramicists. Had a large range of mesh sizes and they were all a decent width and depth. That meant you could do a decent sized batch of garnet each go. I used a coarse one to get the crud out, then put the garnet into the 80# to get all the dust out. Before doing this, had found that just sweeping it up and putting it back in the blaster, the dust made it hard to see what was going on. (The respirator filters earnt their keep too!) By the end of the TR restoration sweeping up garnet was my most highly developed skill.
  5. Rugby man, not soccer, Google (a search engine) Bob.
  6. After a bit of googling I reckon Andrew has aged better.
  7. little jim


    Rich's suggestion sounds good. Dunno if you got rid of all the water jacket 'crud' when you did the FO8s, mine was full of crud back near the drain tap area.
  8. Suspect the reversal of "oo" and "o" was aimed at the expected target audience's spelling ability. Wondering why they didn't use "site" instead of sight. (guess they've reversed that too!)
  9. Is that a Noah's Ark in the wave to your right?????????
  10. I thought it was a swan, but I have lost my glasses.
  11. bit on Russia that might make you smile. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-25/australian-fake-russian-choir-dustyesky-goes-viral-mullumbimby/12270670
  12. With your summer coming up you'll most likely get some cricket to watch. One would think that the separation of the players on the field would keep the authorities happy. One of my friends finds the cricket very boring. He finds it much more exciting to sit out on the verandah, and watch the floorboards warp. (So there's another option for you.)
  13. Oz isn't in the same league as the Uk for pub names, place names prominent here, but some have some interesting contents: Meet the Water Buffalo from Crocodile Dundee The town of Adelaide River, about an hour south of Darwin near the entrance to Kakadu National Park, has a layered history, starting with its role as a base for workers constructing the Overland Telegraph Line and continuing with its military presence during World War II and an influx of gold prospectors in the 1970s. Today, travelers mainly come to visit Charlie, the water buffalo that Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan) hypnotizes to the ground in the outback hit Crocodile Dundee. Charlie passed away in 2000, and since he was a loyal patron of the Adelaide River Inn for so long, he was stuffed and hung for all to appreciate.
  14. One of our local comedians claims to have invented non-stick velcro. His other invention was the full scale road map. He said it was a delight to use, but a b***er to fold.
  15. The pandas seem to like bamboo. The adults/humans seem to like corn!!
  16. At risk of lowering the tone of this section of the forum, the office next to mine at Depair was occupied b y the RAAF's head nurse. One day she showed me a couple of coloured cardboard file covers that had been overlapped over each other and in the same position on the desk for a month or two. (We had pretty good overhead fluorescent lighting.) Under the overlap the dark original colour was there, the exposed bits were a very pale version of the original colour. Looks like we were getting an unintentional suntan while sitting at our desks.
  17. Pete, Great that you are telling us that Vit D3 can help us resist Covid, but it certainly isn't a cure. The situation in Singapore, where Vit D3 should be high in all the residents, still makes a vaccination the priority.
  18. Looks pretty recent - they're the recommended 1.5 metres apart.
  19. Love that adjustable mounting gizmo!!!!
  20. Have you fitted some insulation to protect the beaut alternator from that nearby exhaust pipe. All the aces got me to do it when I fitted mine.
  21. (rear wheel arch)

    You got a larf out of me Roger.

  22. Garnet isn't a worry silicosis wise apparently, I wore a dust mask with two filter pods to keep the lungs dust/rust free. Made a plastic 'tent' in the garage to limit the spread of the dust/rust and just did a section at a time. Underneath the rust there were plenty of bits to cut out and weld in replacements. POR-15 paint for the final act. Found that I was average at welding and painting, but good at filtering dust and rust out of garnet with my sieves, and an ace at sweeping up garnet/dust/rust. Same blaster as Ed. had to replace the blaster 'tips' many times.
  23. With a view like that I'm surprised that anyone would look at the sail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. Thanks Roger, think I did as you say, but to get zero toe in I ended up with a different number of shims inside and out on each side. Maybe my welding did a bit of chassis distortion before I strapped it down. Still drove OK. Good that Triumph allowed for shimming, instead of just bolting/fixing the swing arms to the chassis.
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