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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #105 on: 03.08. 2019 21:37 »
Couple of distractions  this week first completion of the shed exterior
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #106 on: 03.08. 2019 21:43 »
Then a trip to Powburn show, been promising to go to this for four or more years, finally made it and it was a great day, unfortunately, I did not have the bike due to recovering from I'm not sure what but whatever coincided with a bite on my arm, no bikes there but some interesting cars
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #107 on: 03.08. 2019 21:45 »
some more
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #108 on: 04.08. 2019 13:48 »
oops looks like I may have exceeded something, so I've split the last page.
We had our Terrier there so popped him in the show, there was no prize for scruffiest or best Pheasant tail plucker so he came in somewhere in the last four of seven
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #109 on: 06.08. 2019 00:52 »
there was no Monday club sesh *beer* for me today i've been getting stuck in to the replacement diff , the crown wheel and pinion on this one had a mix of water and oil. the bearings are no good so new ones going in, also new hub bearings and seals. a full shift stood at the bench and at 4pm I thought right *beer* but overcame the temptation and stayed at the job until 8pm *eek* I have also found out the previous owner had put the wrong brake cylinder seals in. they were what you would call WAY too big and he had forced them to fit, I don't know yet if this contributed to the brake failure because I havn't got to the master cylinder yet. maybe with the seals being WAY oversize the resistance was too much and it was going back into the master cylinder. I am having the front brakes out as well to see what horrors he's done there *problem* *work*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #110 on: 06.08. 2019 10:59 »
I think I have described the very eventful Scottish trip in our Ford Consul in 1971. To get home I had to put engine oil in the clutch hydraulics. By the time we got half way home the clutch rubbers had swelled so that the clutch was very slow to re-engage. Coasting over a roundabout waiting for the clutch to bite was great fun.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #111 on: 06.08. 2019 11:45 »
Putting a new washer on hot bath tap and repairing an annoying leak under the bungalow.
Should last for another twenty years now.  *smile*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #112 on: 06.08. 2019 22:31 »
greybeard , after reading your post about the rubbers swelling I had another look at the ones I took out and they haven't swelled they are BIG! they should be 7/8ths . 3 are 15/16ths moulded into them and easy to read and one is not marked but I make it 1 inch *bash* . I showed the guy with the landy who towed me home and he said " how the hell has he got them in there? well with great difficulty I bet, but the 1inch rubber must have given him loads of grief. I will get to the front ones this week *eek*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #113 on: 07.08. 2019 09:59 »
G'day fellas.
The Ford backie (tray back 1 tonner) got me to work (in the bush) but it wouldn't get me home. Refused to start and I figured after investigation the fuel pump packed it in. Lift to mates place, borrowed car trailer and a ute to drag it home.
So now checking over the plunger to get to work tomorrow.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #114 on: 07.08. 2019 10:09 »
G'day fellas.
The Ford backie (tray back 1 tonner) got me to work (in the bush) but it wouldn't get me home. Refused to start and I figured after investigation the fuel pump packed it in. Lift to mates place, borrowed car trailer and a ute to drag it home.
So now checking over the plunger to get to work tomorrow.
cheers
A friends car just refused to start. To cut the story short, it was the fuel injection, (or pump) plug-in relay. Bought a new one, plugged it in, off she went.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #115 on: 07.08. 2019 10:22 »
G'day GB.
First thing I checked (after spark) was the pump relay. Swapped it for the a/c to no avail.
I've got a spare parts ute(rus) to rob one on the weekend.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #116 on: 07.08. 2019 22:29 »
Hi All,
Finally got the Vincent out to do some miles today instead of more hours  *work* in the shed
A support group was needed  *smile* to head off for a fish and chip lunch and a further 50 odd miles afterwards  *smile*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #117 on: 08.08. 2019 01:27 »
Did you call in on Muskie?

Looks like it! *smile*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #118 on: 08.08. 2019 06:44 »
 
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Did you call in on Muskie?

Looks like it! *smile*

 Nuthin' like a loop-de-loop on a Vinnie  *smile*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #119 on: 08.08. 2019 11:17 »
Hi All,
The vagaries of technologies?????
If you open the image it goes right way up
It was right way up on the laptop too *conf2*
John
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