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When wifey is away!
« on: 14.12. 2017 11:29 »
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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #1 on: 14.12. 2017 11:31 »
Actually, it occurs to me that if he uses a caustic dishwasher tab the alluminium is going to come out dull grey.

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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #2 on: 14.12. 2017 12:31 »
Just my first thought...
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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #3 on: 14.12. 2017 13:01 »
Looks like Japanese stuff anyway.

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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #4 on: 14.12. 2017 13:06 »
Indeed. I did the three carbs from my H1 Kawa in the dishwasher and they came out furry.
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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #5 on: 14.12. 2017 13:43 »
& my contribution to sustain marital bliss :O)


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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #6 on: 15.12. 2017 07:49 »
My divorced bliss, I not have to wait any wife is out *good3*


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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #7 on: 15.12. 2017 12:18 »
Thats getting seriously close to losing your nuts time ,I don't think I'd risk it .
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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #8 on: 15.12. 2017 19:11 »
Split engine cases a few years ago, washed and decreased throughly, thought I would heat the oven to drop bearings out, wife out for a couple of hours. Oven up to correct temp all OK, popped cases in, phone rings after 15mins check on cases, kitchen full of smoke! not all oil out, whoops extractor fan on, kitchen windows open, magic air fresheners out, think I got away with it......until my wife also known as fun prevention officer returns home: what’s that smell? She says, What smell I say, I can’t smell anything, it smells like oil, OIL, I can’t smell oil, I say. She gives me one of those looks that would kill, if you know what I mean....

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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #9 on: 15.12. 2017 19:28 »
that's what i did a10gf - stunk the oven out for over a week. so when i did more barrels i tried them in x-large oven bags and that helped a lot - only half the grief. tho make sure the bags don't touch the barrels (i used chicken wire and a tray) or exceed the bag melting temp
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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #10 on: 15.12. 2017 20:17 »
OK, I'm going to admit to this, just to give you all a giggle - but only once!


I thought I'd change my 6 spring clutch's bearing the other week, even though the clutch was performing reasonably well after spending hours adjusting it a few weeks earlier. The ball race ring looked to be ok but I wasn't 100% happy with its position in the chainwheel so I tapped it out with a brass drift. When I came to refit it my problems started. I was very, very tight and so I thought while my wife was out I'd put the ball race in the freezer and the chainwheel in the oven. However, working away in the garage I forgot all about it and it was in the oven for over an hour. It was very, very hot when I removed it (and oven and kitchen was stinking) and I had to wrap it in a towel to carry it out to my garage. If my wife had been home she would have reminded me it was still in the oven - if she had allowed it in the first place. The good news is that race popped in easily but when I went to fit the clutch plates there was no way they would slot in the basket - the excessive heat had distorted it!


That's why the other week I had to buy and fit an SRM 4 spring clutch - a worthwhile job in the end I suppose but it was an expensive lesson to never do any thing in the kitchen unless your wife is at home.

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Re: When wifey is away!
« Reply #11 on: 16.12. 2017 22:12 »
hi guys, yes i have done similar like drying small parts after painting/heat head to insert new guides etc. What may be a good idea, would be to buy a small oven (they can be picked up fairly cheaply) that could be used for small parts and put outside when used. A couple on auction site here for a few dollars, cheers
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