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  1. My local garage has a Hunter Hawkeye laser system and they do it for free. I'm sure they make their money somewhere but the tracking is free. It is not April 1st just yet. Roger
  2. Hi John, where do you find them. That is excellent. Roger
  3. A leave victory in the Ref was not a disaster. What followed was a disaster. From the beginning the cabinet should have spent 3 months organsing a plan to present to the EU. This would have included all leaders of parties in its construction. They should have had Victoria Coren on the team (professional poker player) The plan should have been simple and tempting. Part one of the plan is we leave on 29 March 2019 or Part two - we maintain our trading links with the EU. eg we give them cars, they give theirs to us - everything on a reciprocal agreement - everything. All partnerships are maintained = aerospace, science, crime etc etc Tourism remains as is Working remains as is We give them a one off lump sum to over come any internal EU hic-cups. We become a stand alone nation working and trading with the EU Let the EU have the choice Roger
  4. I live in Hillingdon Borough - West London. The CT went up 2,4%. First rise for a good few years now. In general I would give the council 10/10 for the running of everything. It must be very difficult to run such a massive machine. Roger
  5. Hi Miles, not bodges but ...............................unconventional engineering innovations. Quite an art sometimes. Roger
  6. On the big jets they have igniters - not sure if they would fit in the TR though. Roger
  7. Hi Menno, did you remove the spark plugs. ? when trying to pump up pressure. With the plugs insitu there will be quite some pressure on the big-ends etc. Roger
  8. Didn't Mr,Crabtree always end off by saying 'tight lines' Roger
  9. As mentioned above, always put coarse fish back. No point in eating anything that tastes iffy. Sadly a great many UK ponds are being poached by our East Europeans. Stick with good old fish & chips from the chippy. Roger
  10. Hi Paul, here is THE recipe. Gut and clean the fish. Stuff the cavity with onion, carrot, and a sprig of sage. Lay the fish on thick brown paper. Sprinkle with a decent white wine. Wrap the fish in the brown paper. Tied shut with garden twine. Bake in the oven, Gas mark 4, for 1 hour. Remove from oven and unwrap. Throw fish on the bin and eat the paper. Hmmmmmm yum yum. Roger
  11. Hi Miles, Your brother-in-law dying so young is so sad. I have never done any fly fishing (they are quite small) but plenty of coarse fishing on canals and lakes. I am now into Carp in a small way. Just a couple of weeks a year - usually September or October. Be careful it can be all consuming - more so than owning a TR. About four years ago I popped down to my local pond. In two hours I had 10 carp with a total weight over 50lb - I was somewhat knackered afterwards. Each TRout you pull out think of your BiL. Roger
  12. Hi John, this one is for you - just to cheer you up. Last July I spoke to an NHS ENT consultant due to dodgy Eustachian tubes, causing a degree of deafness. Recommended having a procedure whereby a stent type thing (balloon) is inserted up the tube - inflated - and withdrawn. This should open out the tube. Just before Christmas had a telephone call to ask if I was happy to go to a private hospital that is used as an NHS overflow. No problem on my part So far so good. On Feb 9th I pop into the private hospital for the procedure. Only to find no procedure - but a chat with another ENT consultant. He is happy to do the procedure but does not recommend it or in fact did the previous NHS consultant. Hmm why am I here I am thinking. Never mind there must be other things to try. The Consultant asks me to book up a hearing test immediately prior to a follow up with him. I am given an audiology form to book a hearing test. So far so good. I have spent the last two weeks phoning the supplied number - answer phones asks to leave name and number. I do this - nothing. So far so bad. Today I visit the hospital to see if they actually have an audiology dept. yes they have. The audiology chap is very pleasant but he is lonely - not lonely in a sad way but lonely because nobody works along side him. He can't answer the phone when he is testing. He appears not to follow up his answer phone messages because there are not enough hours in the day. So why am I rambling on. The NHS is brilliant because it is an employer and they have receptionists. Private Hospitals make money because they are not over staffed - especially in the receptionist area I know which one I vote for. Roger
  13. A good Obit. I never met him but he sounded just the chap you needed in charge. Roger
  14. I was expecting a Riley Mini!!!!! Roger
  15. If you machine your own tube then make it on the small side in order to make a thicker shim than normal. Making a 0.010" shim is not fun. making the same in 0.1" is much easier. A tapered ID is not a problem. Roger
  16. If you get the dimensions I'll give it a go at knocking them up. Roger
  17. Hi Folks, PowerFlex do yellow PU bushes https://www.powerflex.co.uk/about-us Used for engine mounts, diff and subframes. For suspension stuff they recommend their Purple bushes. Roger
  18. Hi Andy, as I mentioned in my above post and amplified by Nick. The crack has started at the 9-o-clock position in your photo and worked over to the right The very sharp line is where it went from cyclic to sudden failure. If you look at the segment you will see fine lines (beech marks). These appear with each crack phase. The radius may well be to blame. Any fine machining marks are stress raisers. But as on the TR4 crank there are also other forces at work. The big end journals 1, 2, 3 can flex across the main bearing. Big end #4 radius web takes all the flex as the flywheel is immovable. So #4 has twice the load. Roger
  19. Hi John, thanks for that. I have taller step ladders now so should get a good shot. I hope the sky is clear. Roger
  20. Hi Andy, although the photos are not very clear (but pretty good for a general idea) I would suggest that the crack started at the 8-o-clock position (3rd photo) And progressed through the journal passing through the web oil drilling and then snap. If you look at that e=area carefully with a x10 glass you may see the start of the crack. probably in the journal/web radius. Nice paperweight Roger
  21. Hi Folks, we are down to just one reader left for this book (Paul Hogan) Does anybody want to get on the list. It will probably be March before PH finishes it. it is a very serious read about the company/Gov't wrangling, all the different varieties - photo rec, bomber, etc etc Where they were posted. The many op's they went on and numerous photo's. It is almost mind numbingly boring in its detail - but superb work of literature. Roger
  22. Hi Nick, your last post reminded me of the run up to the referendum voting. Mis-information in both directions. No facts to hang your hat on. Biased views to suit ones own stance Etc etc. Your rabid brexiteer also has his problems. This is the problem of forum discussions - there is no need to see the other side's point of view. Clearly it would be safer for the UK to remain in the EU. But to think that the EU has created lasting peace is utter tosh. It is NATO that has created what we have. If the EU had its way it would under fund NATO ( manmy countries are doing at present) to the point that it failed and then the EU would create its own grand army. Roger
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