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Title: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 05.11. 2013 20:02
First prize of a three course meal prepared by my wife and a night at the rocks (spare room).
Guess to the nearest mile. How many miles did this pair of Mondial rings (came with new +70 pistons) do?
New bores, new pistons, gaped correctly.
What is amazing is there was only two very small scratches in the bore *dunno*
Cheers
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: a10gf on 05.11. 2013 20:29
wow! 52 ?

btw, if I win, plane ticket offered as well?
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: WozzA on 05.11. 2013 21:39
 *eek*   VERY little miles...   & I'm guessing your p*d off...    *eek*
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: RichardL on 05.11. 2013 22:59
136. Is there a statute of limitations? It could be 20 years before I get to Oz again.
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 06.11. 2013 09:46
The easiest way to get here is to join your local navy, they all seem to love coming down under.
a10gf is close, WozzA got my mood right.
The top ring broke first. I replaced it with a 72mm for a triumph. All went together OK, comp even, then lack of GO. Comp check RH 195, LH 135. Lifted lid (head) and saw only slight scoring, so thought of head gasket or valves. Both good. Lift the barrels (lucky I put a rag under), bits fell out all over. Never seen an oil ring in so many pieces, or a second ring for that matter. The RH rings look OK but are going in the bin anyway.
Wife says Mrs Mac's pies are good for 5 years, so plenty of time.
Cheers
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: a10gf on 06.11. 2013 10:55
They were probably made from Durum Wheat (= spaghetti). Scary stuff. But very lucky the bits didn't go into the crank. Contacted the parts supplier for a comment?
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: Topdad on 06.11. 2013 11:30
I've always wanted to get to Oz and it'd be an added pleasure to meet you and your better half  as well' so in for a penny ,49 miles , oh and if I win can we go spitfire digging ,they seem to be buried all over Oz , so there must be some near you Musky
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: a10gf on 06.11. 2013 11:36
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oh and if I win can we go spitfire digging
lol++ I'll bring a shovel

Sorry for the complete offtopic (but allowed in the chitchat board ...), I followed this with interest > http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/search-burma-spitfire-go-2014-4864356 , the guy digging for NOS Spitfires, no luck so far.
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 10.11. 2013 19:21
Topdad is the closest so far. We have these spitfires in our back yard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitfire_sawfly
Cheers
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: Topdad on 12.11. 2013 15:48
e, i've also been following that story ,so far 18yrs and a considerable amount of cash and no spitty's ,got to admire is persistance ,hope he finds at least one .Musky no quite what I had in mind and of course had you come across the odd Merlin it'd had be cut up by now and in a fast MERBSA by now cheers BobH
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 20.11. 2013 18:38
The winner is Topdad with an guesstamate of 49 miles. The answer is 40 miles  *eek*. Proper Hepolite's now fitted.
Dinner is at 18:30, ent= cheese on toast, main= bangers+mash, des= pavlova.
Cheers
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: trevinoz on 20.11. 2013 19:51
How about a couple of Tooheys?

Trev.
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 21.11. 2013 08:01
Of course as much ice cold Reches as a mortal man can consume. That goes without saying.
Now for getting him out here. Only need a one way ticket, as after he's been here a week he won't want to go home.
Cheers
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: Topdad on 21.11. 2013 10:40
Thanks Musky , thats really cheered me up !! bout the only thing I have won this bloody year ! i thank you for your kind invite which I happily accept.. could we leave it open ( poss for at least 2 yrs ) as I 've got to think up a suitable excuse for being missing for 6 mths ...think even my better half would miss me by then ! plus not sure about the beer situation ,i feel a challenge coming on as being mortal doesn't come into it when with good company .
Glad to hear you've got it sorted , cheers BobH
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: a10gf on 22.11. 2013 02:17
Congrats, bon apetit. And don't forget to bring back a Spitfire or two.

btw, should have been more contenders, was a funny competition theme. Muskrat, did you get any comments from supplier\manufacturer about those rings?
Title: Re: Guessing competition
Post by: muskrat on 22.11. 2013 08:39
Unfortunately I've had these pistons/rings on the shelf for a few years waiting for the motor to grow into them. I'd say the Mondial piston co went out of business years ago.
Cheers