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Offline a10gf

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UK flooding
« on: 20.11. 2009 11:07 »
Watching bbc news here, anyone in the affected areas ?
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #1 on: 20.11. 2009 11:11 »
Not much rain up here in the North East.
Looks a bit grim over in the West and down South though
All the best - Bill
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #2 on: 20.11. 2009 19:18 »
HI All,
Severe flooding in many parts of Ireland,
Major damage in Cork City's western side, The water supply to most of the city has been cut off due to flooded treatment plants and pumping stations,
Can you imagine why or how hotel developers in the city put underground (water) car parks at their hotels which are on the river front?????
I would think many many cars have been written off!!
The University has been closed for 2 weeks at least
It will take quite a while before the damage is assesed, and there is further heavy rain forecast for the weekend
Thank God I live at the top of a hill !!!!! 300ft up but only half a mile from the harbour
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #3 on: 21.11. 2009 22:15 »
Hi All
A follow up to all the flood damage!!!!
I had a call this am from a friend who had put two of his bikes in an other friends garage as he is tight for space at home,
He told me he had just been out to retrieve the bikes!
They had been flooded up to the bottom of th petrol tanks!!!!!
I had only recently rebuilt the engine on the 46 model 18 Norton
F**KING  S^%TE >:( >:( >:(
So I roped in another guy and we have spent all day dismantling  the Mod 18 and Dommie
Even the dommie forklegs were full of water!!
It gives a new meaning to wet sumping!!!!
Tomorrow its onto stripping down the wheels and forks
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #4 on: 26.11. 2009 18:25 »
Sorry to hear that mate..  *sad2*
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #5 on: 26.11. 2009 21:44 »
Here, it's Thanksgiving Day, so, sorry for your trouble and thankful you are otherwise OK.

Richard L.
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #6 on: 27.11. 2009 21:50 »
Hi John O R
Sorry to here about your friends flood problems had the same happen to me 1968 at least it can be sorted, not the same for a guy I meet at the local Autojumble some one set fire to his shed with his nearly finish Super Rocket project inside (not insured).

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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #7 on: 27.11. 2009 22:00 »
Sorry to hear this too... Hope the magneto and dynamo dries out okay although everything else would be okay after draining and oil changing.
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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #8 on: 28.11. 2009 21:25 »
Hi All,
Thanks for the kind words
We have most of the water damage sorted now, I have the mags and dynos dried out ok
I found pockets of water inside the timing cases and even inside the oilpumps and cranks,
After getting all I could out, I circulater oil through the engines by turning them over with a socket on the crank nut driven by my big electric drill, I pumped several pints of oil through each engine until it ran clean out the sump plugs
I had filled  the gearboxes with oil right to the top so as to displace any water that might remain after draining

To add to his troubles my friends wife waas taken into hospital during the week, so priorities change!

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Re: UK flooding
« Reply #9 on: 29.11. 2009 10:15 »
John,sorry to hear of your troubles,
hope everything works out for you, and your friend,
and especially his wife.
no flooding in my area.but Athlone and Carlow, (nearby) suffered badly,with a lot of business and home owners losing almost everything...sad times
..Ronnierockets..
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