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  1. I think this is the thread you want; I've attached a pdf of the original thread as some pictures are missing. Article - Wiring Lightweight Nippon-Denso alternator.pdf I followed it.. I'm sure others will comment on this but this is the way I did it. underslung but mainly the same. Very worthwhile upgrade IMHO. .
  2. So. one of the tricks that is often missed is that renewables only start to really work if there is a base load supply to support the variability in generation, hence the nuclear and gas reliance. So how to create a storage system that can take renewable power and store it for base load delivery. Hydro Dinorwig is a solution, but not big enough and too dependent on location. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinorwig_Power_Station How about this? https://www.energyvault.com/ Its gravity... video is on the link. How about this inside all those old mills up north, disused car parks down south or the Battersea power station. This isn't pink pigs in the sky, its being built at a mine site in western Australia now. Vault + Wind turbines + Solar farm + small gas plant. With every domestic building in a city with solar tiles and these in old industrial buildings... low capital, infrastructure mostly already there? Or this? https://renews.biz/74925/eib-supports-gravitricity-european-storage-plans/ Every old mine shaft in the country could have this setup. It doesn't need a big headframe like this picture, that's only required if you are hoisting skips and people. It could be the size of a large house, or even sunk below ground level, as long as it has 500m off big hole below it. The solutions are there, just needs engineers to take over from the greenies
  3. So... here are a few facts on electrification. (I'm sure that statement will wind up some people ) Fossil fuel power generation required 1 tonnes copper per MW Solar and Wind onshore renewables require 5 tonnes of copper per MW Offshore wind required 15 tonnes copper per MW World production of copper currently 21mt/yr. To go 95% electric for transport alone by 2030 will require another 20mt/yr copper mined. There are no new major mines currently in construction to meet this demand. There is a total disconnect between electrification planning and the materials to make it happen for copper. Most other minerals can be supplied within this timeframe (i,e Lithium and cobalt) but not copper. Food for thought...
  4. I’m my experience many years ago, mixed hockey is the most dangerous game known to man...
  5. I found a few pics of manifold porting dragged from somewhere if there interesting. First is of the welding before porting. This ids what happens if you don't weld the area (as me how I know... that well known saying) And using the inlet valve as a grinding guide. next you'll need a nice big airbox... N
  6. What about the left handed screwdrivers? needed them for the right hand drive motorbike in the old times...
  7. Id definitely go with the Makita. The big advantage of it is you can use long shank burrs. I burn out a dremel as it ingested the lovely iron filings as it was so close to (inside) the port to get to the SSR.
  8. Had a look at white... And had them stove enamelled immediately The car is in a Connaught green so looks almost black in low light so looks good IMHO (except for those MX5 seats - biggest mistake so far... Ill rebuild the originals when I can. )
  9. You dont need to keep then white though... not to shabby. (I also wouldnt pay 1200 for them though)
  10. I belive the traditional way is to shotblast with walnut husks. I was told a while ago that this was the only way to cleas Spitfrire carbs... the 3 wheeled Spitfire mind you. Maybe someone local has the gear?
  11. Always brought a grin driving through the Wallop's on the way to devon as a kid... https://www.google.com/maps/place/Over+Wallop,+Stockbridge,+Storbritannien/@51.1451851,-1.6364904,12.92z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4873f0ca78369585:0x5e15a4b8441aecd5!8m2!3d51.1438501!4d-1.5959429
  12. I have a few bottles of Gadds No5 and No3 left. Cellar stock of Gadds green hop ale now depleted Having recently returned to the UK, I have "discovered" the Ramsgate brewery and am workthrough through their collections, with a few pauses, just to make sure I like "that" one.
  13. I know there's allot of info out there but this one seemed informative and simple... From the eminent pathologist Dr James Robb: Date: February 26, 2020 Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources. The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April. Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.: 1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc. 2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove. 3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors. 4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts. 5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been. 6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands. 7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more! What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US: 1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas. Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you! BUT all the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average – everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth. 2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth – it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth. 3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective. 4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like” symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available. I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available. I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us! Jim James Robb, MD FCAP Dr. Robb is a recognized expert in biospecimen science with over 50 years of experience in molecular pathology, virology, and genetics. He is board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, and dermatopathology. Dr. Robb is a consulting pathologist to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR).
  14. Strange how "what goes around, comes arround" BBC today; "European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has called on member states to fight the pandemic with a rapidly co-ordinated response and pooled resources. She said the bloc would boost production of equipment such as ventilators, test kits and masks, which would then be shared across the EU instead of each country making its own supply. "The export of these products to non-EU countries would be strictly controlled."
  15. The vote that is most necessary is in Northern island (NI) to decide whether there is a consensus to leave the UK and join Ireland. If they (NI) vote to leave this solves many problems for NI and everyone remaining in the UK as the levers don't have this to hide behind (their no deal desires) and the arrangements in Mays deal for a customs union are null and void and need to be renegotiated properly. The Belfast/Good Friday agreement signed by Blair gave devolvement and the constitutional right to the residents of NI, If I have it correctly, by a simple majority. Protestants are now in a minority there (including agnostics and atheists to the "other side"). Many Protestants will vote for Ireland as well I think. The UK effectively does not have sovereignty over NI now, its up to them. Give NI the vote now. A bit simplistic I know, but this is the leading issue necessary to solve and come up with a deal that a house majority can agree with. Do NI want to be in the EU or the UK. Ask them to vote ASAP.
  16. I reckon this would be good, may need to borrow a maggiebase though A bit expensive to hire for only a few holes. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALFRA-ROTABROACH-TYPE-ANNULAR-MAG-DRILL-CUTTER-SHORT-LONG-BROACH/171376827777?hash=item27e6dadd81:m:mttiQBdl3jrDbzQXNx7-L1w He who dies with the most tools wins...
  17. Hi Tim Yes, Were heading for Toronto. but not sure exactly in the golden horseshoe we'll be based yet as the company have sent me back to Europe for a few months. Now the car is back in storage on the other side of the world! It would be great to catch up sometime. Cheers Nigel
  18. Yep were moving to Canada. I have an understanding better half - allows me to keep the toys.
  19. The saga continues of long term Triumph ownership... After 2 years in a storage unit in Brissy - Its off to foreign climates.. The guy said its the smallest car he's every had on his transporter . Probably one of the best looking though. Looking good though after being locked up for so long... Even started on second starter push with a recharged battery. Off to the container port... Toronto bound.
  20. Hi Ian This is an Odyssey PC680 fitted to a GT6. Plenty of cold cranking power for the 6 cylinder. CCA is 170A on these but the short term peak 5 seconds is over 500A. I almost frighted myself the first time I cranked the engine with this battery. You can see how much smaller than the standard battery + you can mount it flat if that fits better. I have it fitted witha Ctec battery conditioner/charger socket. Very happy with it. Cheers Nigel
  21. I had a go at similar stuff using linear pots - worked partially using a techedge logging unit but allot of lag and not very repeatable. Lost interest but could have got there with an oil bath maybe... It was a bit of fun though... Carbs have central TPS and vacuum log on each. http://sideways-technologies.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic/6165-twin-su-lambda-readings/page-2 Maybe of interest...
  22. +1 for Penrite 20:60 Especially for the Queensland climate. All round improvement in pressures but then again winter is 10 to 15 degrees, summer Temps unheard of in the country of the gt6's birth.
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