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  1. rovercoupe

    Illegal number plate spacing

    What about vag cars with pressed steel plates? Seen lots of those recently, are they legal?
  2. I might have been left alone for too long but the feeders are being left by the squirrels instead they are harvesting nuts off the trees like they are on speed. This is the first year they have turned down a free easy feed. Normally I will be shooting them in good numbers right untill the weather changes and then the numbers drop off. Last year was a good year for the nut trees and the squirrels still came to the feeders to get fat! So this got me thinking are they stashing nuts like the worlds about to end because a cold harsh winter is on the way?
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    One step forward and then two back

    So I have taken off the gears this morning and cleaned them up and low and behold there have been numerous repairs on them before and the re cut teeth are interesting to say the least so it looks like one of the bad teeth did not mest with the others and the weakest ones went bang. Least I know which ever way this goes the gears were shot before I vandalised them so have just broke out the mig and welded up some new teeth, I doubt they will hold but its worth a try.
  4. So some will remember my lathe rebuild and how it has gone quiet, well in the background I got it working and have been working through the issues and today got round to getting the auto feed sorted which involved making up a new mount for the gears and got it all made in a day and turned it on to test and it instantly snapped a tooth on the tumbler gear which in turn jammed and broke the tooth on the other gear and then sheared two teeth off the output gear. Its shanked proper shanked. Time to attempt to weld and re cut the gears tomorrow instead of starting the backlog of projects. I cannot even put pictures up its that bad!
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    Battery Pressure Washer

    I have one of those diaphragm pump kits off fleabay and allready have a portable power pack and gives over 30 mins continuous use. Its not doing 130psi but gives a decent jet and is good for washdown where there is no power. Used it on the plants when the hosepipe was frowned upon over the summer and just have to drop the intake pipe into the water butt. think it was about £16 delivered
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    Jammed door lock

    If you can get a thin grinder disc and cut the lock bolt thats about the only option for a jammed lock, a 115mm disc will normally just do it, a 125mm is better.
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    Cheeky blighters .

    Dont worry they will just put your insurance up when you renew it.
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    Potential move to norfolk, good or bad idea?

    Thanks for all the replys its given some food for thought, and now looking into the potential what I can do if the big move happens! (not drug dealing though)
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    Lily pads

    Watch out for alligators
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    Potential move to norfolk, good or bad idea?

    I like the idea of 12 foot dunes! It will be a bit of a change and I do enjoy the mountains but the last few years I have only been to the dales or lake district for holidays so I think I will have to get back into going out in the canoe over hillwalking! There allways seems to be loads of pigeons on the fields and know a few people who shoot down there so I think I could get established pretty quick. I am certainly happy to leave the psyco drivers for tractors and people driving at 20mph round the country lanes. just need to find somewhere with a barn big enough for all my machines!
  11. Its come up that my other half might apply for a job in norwich and its a bit of a commute from leeds so looking at a move down there if it comes off, shes grown up there and her folks live in norwich so have been down there to visit for years and it allways seems a nice place to live and some of the characters on here seem to be on my level so thinking it might be a nice change. Would you reccomend it?
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    Titan bearcat

    I have a stalker leopard think there based on those titans. its nice!
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    The Amateur's Lathe. (SOLD)

    Seconds if Amateur does not take it.
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    New old lathe

    Oh and it could be a colchester lathe.
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    New old lathe

    The broken gear is not a problem will just upset the gear ratios if you need a certain thread pitch. The problems can be many and some terminal, if you dont have a full set of change gears then expect to pay £15-30 per gear if you can even find the right DP. then there is the slop in the threads which can be anything from just tightening up to completely worn out threads. Same goes for the bed if there is play it can be tightened up but could be knackered! once you get past all that there can just be things that just dont make any sense and are a pig to find out what the problem is. Pay scrap for it and if you want one working within a year then buy one fully sorted and ready to work. this is all from bitter experience and still trying to get mine to work as it should.