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Re: de flashin' lightnin' and de rollin' t'under ...

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Keith Bennett
<keith.m.bennett-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 June 2014 23:08, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> be dangerous.
>>
>> For the third day in a row we get loadsa rain (fell -at- 11"/hour
>> yesterday), and the noisy stuff. Radio just announced a supercell
>> with rotation (that's code for "probable tornado") located 20 miles to
>> the W, coming this way -at- 50 mph with 70 mph winds ("expect
>> considerable tree damage ...mobile homes may be destroyed").
>>
>> Nothing new here. Life in the midwest.
>>
> Excellent. It looks quite bonkers on that website Chris posted
> (http://www.blitzortung.org/).
>
Just grabbed it. Yes, lotsa electrickery coming outa the sky. The
exciting stuff has passed without anything scary, but ... loadsa rain.
Came -at- 12"/hour for a while, and there's another rain gutter I've
gotta climb on the ladder and clear.

Then we have to see what we can do to do to cope with the runoff from
the street that's carving a nifty canyon through the new garden area
(that just got double-dug, then composted horse poo & peat moss dug
in).

--
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've
got it made." Groucho Marx said that.

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Re: de flashin' lightnin' and de rollin' t'under ...

Posted by Keith Bennett <keith.m.bennett-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

On 30 June 2014 23:08, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> be dangerous.
>
> For the third day in a row we get loadsa rain (fell -at- 11"/hour
> yesterday), and the noisy stuff. Radio just announced a supercell
> with rotation (that's code for "probable tornado") located 20 miles to
> the W, coming this way -at- 50 mph with 70 mph winds ("expect
> considerable tree damage ...mobile homes may be destroyed").
>
> Nothing new here. Life in the midwest.
>
> Excellent. It looks quite bonkers on that website Chris posted (
http://www.blitzortung.org/).

--
Keith Bennett

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de flashin' lightnin' and de rollin' t'under ...

Posted by Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

be dangerous.

For the third day in a row we get loadsa rain (fell -at- 11"/hour
yesterday), and the noisy stuff. Radio just announced a supercell
with rotation (that's code for "probable tornado") located 20 miles to
the W, coming this way -at- 50 mph with 70 mph winds ("expect
considerable tree damage ...mobile homes may be destroyed").

Nothing new here. Life in the midwest.

--
"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've
got it made." Groucho Marx said that.

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Re: Further sump plug news

Posted by Ian Ellison <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

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My radiator re-core

Posted by "Clinton Gardiner" <clinton.gardiner-at-btinternet.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

I can't remember who asked but the price was 314.40 British quids. It works
much better than the old, fecked one but I'm not sure it would be as good as
a real Honda one on a track day. The Honda fins are closer packed and more
numerous.

At road speeds it brilliant.

I got it done at Viking Radiators.

Clinton

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Re: Airships

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

On 30 June 2014 22:19, Clinton Gardiner <clinton.gardiner-at-btinternet.com> wrote:
> mike newton wrote:
>> can you arrange a fly-past for cadwell...?
>
> Hmm, Red Bull airship racing.
As long as they were helium, the crashes would be amusingly silly...

Mike
>

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Re: Airships

Posted by "Clinton Gardiner" <clinton.gardiner-at-btinternet.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

mike newton wrote:
> can you arrange a fly-past for cadwell...?

Hmm, Red Bull airship racing.

Clinton

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Re: Further sump plug news

Posted by "Clinton Gardiner" <clinton.gardiner-at-btinternet.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

Alan wrote:
> [0] fitted by my own good self, maybe a year previous, with a new washer.

I believe this may be the primary cause of all these problems. If you all
road your motorcycles regularly enough the sump plugs would be removed on a
3 to 6 month interval thus preventing the plug having time to corrode into
place.

Clinton

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Re: Absent Friends 2014 - 19/20 September 2014

Posted by Paul_P <paulpixion-at-googlemail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

On 15 June 2014 20:49, Andy Cannon <andyc600-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 15 Jun 2014 18:31, "mike" <mylovelyhorse-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 15 June 2014 18:26, Clinton Gardiner <clinton.gardiner-at-btinternet.com
> >
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > > Every year I go up I end up enduring the Friday Afternoon / Evening
> traffic
> > > chaos. This year I am considering going up on the Thursday.
> > >
> > That's what we do every year :)
>
> We would too if it wasn't just an hour and a quarter drive away. :-)


5h 35 mins from here.

We might arrive late.

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Re: Further sump plug news

Posted by A <alanixion-at-googlemail.com> on 30 June 2014 | 0 Comments

> On 30 Jun 2014, at 18:11, Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> wrote:
>=20
> Philedas <philedas-at-ntlworld.com> said:
>=20
>> I still say that this plug has been refitted without the=20
>> fibre/copper/alloy washer for it to be so reluctant to unscrew.
>=20
> That would be my guess too. Just wondering if it would be feasible to
> dremel off the flange to reduce the area jammed up against the sump
> bottom.

When I had the Sump-plug-that-would-not-move[0], I ended up removing the fai=
ring from one side and lowering the 600SS onto the garage floor and dremelin=
g a slot.

After a 10mm flat-blade head on a two-foot breaker bar couldn't shift it - w=
ith all my weight standing on the end, I got it out by up opening up the (he=
x) slot completely and hammering in a 1/2" cold chisel, then getting medieva=
l on a ring spanner on the hex shank with a 2lb lump hammer.

Replacement was /not/ the reverse of the above.

HTH, Alan
[0] fitted by my own good self, maybe a year previous, with a new washer.=

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