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Offline ShaunMac

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Worst job on the assembly line?
« on: 07.05. 2014 18:26 »
After attempting to put on some new tank knee rubbers (unsuccessfully, as one ripped) it got me thinking what the worst job on the assembly line was?
After doing a full rebuild I have to say that whoever did that job needs a medal!
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #1 on: 07.05. 2014 19:10 »
Was probably tyres.

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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #2 on: 07.05. 2014 19:34 »
The worst job was done by the new apprentice who got sent to the stores for a 'long weight'

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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #3 on: 07.05. 2014 19:43 »
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long weight

up here it's was "a long stand" or for the dimmer ones a tin of tartan paint
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #4 on: 07.05. 2014 20:02 »
I was running a small garage in the early 1980's and sent the young apprentice to the local motor factors for a set of valve clearances.  He came back with a message from the store man asking if I wanted "Metric" or "Imperial"!!

But I reckon that the worst job on the A7/A10 production line has got to be fitting the push-rods and getting the rocker box gasket to seal.

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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #5 on: 07.05. 2014 20:40 »
I was running a small garage in the early 1980's and sent the young apprentice to the local motor factors for a set of valve clearances.  He came back with a message from the store man asking if I wanted "Metric" or "Imperial"!!
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But I reckon that the worst job on the A7/A10 production line has got to be fitting the push-rods and getting the rocker box gasket to seal.

I'm sure that if I was doing that job all day every day it would become a piece of cake!

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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #6 on: 07.05. 2014 23:09 »
I worked for a heavy engineering firm with a significant number of apprentices.

We had a very effective (and grumpy) storeman.

Most of the apprentices were sent off on false errands at some stage.

One of the favourites was to send them to the store, looking for a 10" populating tool; the storeman never saw the humour in this!

One sheep shearing season, when I was about 12, the head roustabout had me running from one member of the team, to a another, asking for a wool saw; kept me busy (distracted) all day! never found the saw!

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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #7 on: 08.05. 2014 05:01 »
Similar to Beezageeza, I was told off for bringing a metric adjustable spanner for the foreman to work on the Ford Super Major, and sent off to find an Imperial.
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #8 on: 08.05. 2014 08:21 »
If I ever found any apprentices using adjustables I used to weld them up. They soon learned the art of realising what spanners they needed.
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #9 on: 08.05. 2014 09:39 »
Seeing I brought the topic up regarding the knee pads, does anyone have any tips on putting them on?
I've ordered another set and I'm thinking that immersing them in hot water may help with fitment?
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #10 on: 08.05. 2014 10:08 »
Don't remember a problem doing mine - and they were the originals I put back on. Warming them through can only help though surely.

I found getting the tank badges on harder. Screw to the clip and then slide on, or put the clip on first then try and screw to it. Managed it somehow but I do have a crack running part way through one of them now. Doh.
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #11 on: 08.05. 2014 10:33 »
Unfortunately the old ones were well gone. The ones I got to replace seemed very hard and I think that's why it tore.
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #12 on: 08.05. 2014 10:51 »
Think I used washing up liguid to lubricate ,oh and brute force but has Musky picked up on an early picture I'D PUT THE BLOODY THINGS ON UPSIDE DOWN !! turned 'em the right way ( about 3 mths later ) and went on easily. ps when were" skyhooks" phased out by builders ??? that was one that a mate of ours was sent for , regards Bob
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #13 on: 08.05. 2014 12:05 »
As a complete aside - but following the rubber theme. I have no nacelle or 'trousers' on my Bitza so fit gaiters to the forks. I get them from Draganfly but they only last about 18 months before perishing through. I imagine I'm just working through a box of their old stock.
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Re: Worst job on the assembly line?
« Reply #14 on: 08.05. 2014 13:34 »
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adjustable spanner

those were the days gavinoz one of those and a hammer below every tractor seat.
And in those days the worst job on the farm was picking stones, we had an Irishman thought he'd found a patch of blue stones that changed colour every time he picked them up
was a while before we pointed him in the direction of the tinted window on the cap that the sun was shining through
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