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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #30 on: 13.07. 2015 19:04 »
have you noticed when they resurface some roads were they do it one  side  at a time they leave a small rut in the middle were they meet nasty
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #31 on: 13.07. 2015 20:04 »
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have you noticed when they resurface some roads

up here - no
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #32 on: 13.07. 2015 21:56 »
I know what you mean nimrod. Then the buggas paint the motorcycle lane over it *whistle*.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #33 on: 14.07. 2015 20:28 »
I hate the companies that for some perverse reason cannot get manhole covers flush with the road and always position them directly where motorcycles are riding

Must be something universal. A couple of years ago they redid the street where I live. All of the covers are now about 2 to 3 inches below the road surface and not even in a straight line. You need to drive like a drunk to avoid them (or be drunk for not to feel them   *bright idea*)
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #34 on: 15.07. 2015 12:41 »
I think the problem is that the covers have to line up with the man holes which are underneath. These in themselves are used as rodding points to clear blockages that tend to manifest themselves mostly where the pipes change direction. As the pipes are following the road the covers will therefore inevitably appear on bends. Within suburban areas at least, I’ve never understood why they didn’t put all the pipe work under the pavement (I guess that would be side walk for some of us here) rather than under the road. And I suppose that if you are adding just a bit of tar and some pork scratchings (anyone for gravillons?) for a resurface the job would be significantly more expensive if you brought the covers up flush to match. Given the prevalence of poor surfaces in these cash strapped times it’s probably little more than a moot point anyway.   
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #35 on: 15.07. 2015 13:40 »
that sounds like a politicians answer Cylobutch, makes some sense tho, I'm guessing the pavements and the roads in many cases are the property/responsibility of different authorities, now if you can tell me how to get those to work together you've got my vote
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #36 on: 15.07. 2015 14:00 »
It's not exactly high science. The issue is, of course, money, or the possibility that Britain's 11,000 year-old sewer system can't be adapted to use these (not that U.S. systems all use them either):

http://www.nfco.com/municipal/products/manhole-adjusting-rings

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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #37 on: 15.07. 2015 15:07 »
I used to be a planning officer for British Telecom. We often planned works to be carried out in public roads. Quite a few years ago the government brought in The New Roads and Street works Act which had the aim of coordinating works between services and ensuring that contractors and others reinstated surfaces to an excellent standard. We found that our contractors did a good job but when the local authority, who are not covered by the new laws carried out work it was often crappy.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #38 on: 04.08. 2015 12:45 »
Last word on maroon for the NSW lads.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #39 on: 04.08. 2015 21:04 »
He might be aiming at screwing over your state as he has done here.
 My hate of the day is those bl@@dy twisting, warping, buckling, crapcentric Amals.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #40 on: 04.08. 2015 22:12 »
He might be aiming at screwing over your state as he has done here.
 My hate of the day is those bl@@dy twisting, warping, buckling, crapcentric Amals.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #41 on: 05.08. 2015 12:00 »
G'day metalflake.
 930's on a twin carb A65. Been over tightened a few times by the look. Slides sticking. Did the old straighten flange in a vice trick and got them back a fair bit (I chickened out before they snapped) but their still a bit stiff. I ended up doing something I never thought I'd do and relieved the high spots with wet & dry *work*. Slides free now but letting a bit of air past so had to go up a size pilot to mask it. Up to a #4 slides to get it off the pilot cleanly and onto the needle jet. *pull hair out*
 Then there's the fuel height. Spent days trying to get the fuel height up to even close to the lean level (170 rich to 240 thou lean). Ended up ditching the stay up floats for the old plastic type and kept the new alloy viton tip needles. 250 thou is as high as I can get it. *rant*
Sounds good in the shed. Saturday for a few plug chops.
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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #42 on: 05.08. 2015 13:33 »
Hi Musky,
If you heat the carb float chamber, the float needle seat can be moved, usually by banging it on a block of hard wood, or carefully using a drift from the underside

I dont like concentrics, cheap nasty things *razz* *razz* *razz*

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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #43 on: 05.08. 2015 15:08 »
After all that, I hope it goes well on Saturday without any more major 'adjustments' Musky.










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Re: hate of the day
« Reply #44 on: 05.08. 2015 20:36 »
G'day John. Yes I did that. The stay ups sit a tad higher in the fuel and hit the roof of the chamber. Once a concentric has to deal with a downdraft a good fuel height is nigh on impossible.
Thanks metalflake.
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