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    Count Friend of Leo's

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    Iveco, Kenworth, Volvo and Mack, all made here and going great guns. Maybe we all ought to upsize our vehicles.:)
     
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    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    assembled here...;)

    an engineering mob I worked for was making stuff for the Volvo works out at Wacol. I was there a lot fitting/breaking down old fittings.. lots of parts being shipped in for the trucks..
     
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    Wacol eh! Not that place with the big fence and razor wire?;):)
     
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    It's a few mile further up the road, near the old weighbridge...

    still raining up here.... wet sponge land atm...:)

    leaping puddles into the leap year...:D
     
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    We have our summer sound back - lawnmowers. Grass is making up for lost time, having to cut it twice a week minimum, no one is complaining though. Mozzies are also making up for lost time.:(
     
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    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I asked my GF if she had a spare Uke for me to mess around on.... she's got a few...:rolleyes:

    She turned up today with this lot.... Solid top Uke, electric Uke bass, and a few stands to use.....o_O:eek:

    crikey..:D

    I remember the Artist Uke.... she was here with me while we searched for one online and found this one and another one... all good timbers , mostly aussie woods from tassie...

    the next day after lunch she rings up and is playing the ukes o_O..... I thought, no way it would get from Artist in Sydney to bris overnight and delivered..... I thought I'd missed a day..:confused:

    No we ordered this yesterday arvo.... really???... yep....

    Good mob that artist guitars... always fast post and helpful over the phone... bought a few guitars and stuff off them since...:)

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    the strings on the bass feel like thick rubber bands....might be detuned?...

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    George Formby put me off Ukeleles, Ukes, methinks, are to stringed instrument family what recorders are to the wood wind family,:lol: agree with you about Artist Guitars though.
     
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    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    so funny... I'm watching the womans t20 world cup online...

    today England play Thailand.... an obvious mis match you'd expect...

    England 2-7 after 2 overs....:lol:

    both openers gone for ducks....:eek::D

    Go Thailand..:cool:
     
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    Cricket is a game invented by the English purely so other countries can feel good when they beat England.
     
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    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    looked at the radar, reasonably clear with some sun.. did some washing...

    then a small cloud appeared over head and started pissing down as I hung it out..... the only cloud for 50 miles.... that'd be right... :lol:

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    that was just the start... it's been pissing down ever since with more storms rolling through...:(
     
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    ...talking cars

    My VY Commodore has been running smooth as a sewing machine lately....then after being parked outside through that big 8" of rain a few weeks back it's been running rough as guts...

    it seems only one side of the v6 is firing, I smell a bit of unburned fuel out the pipe so I don't think it's injectors...the headers are warm one side, cold the other after a short start...

    coils are paired so if one side works the other side should... bit of a mystery right now...

    grrrrr...cars...;)
     
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    Damp plug leads? Damp coil/HT lead/earth wire?
     
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    I have driven it to town and back... I thought that would dry everything out. goes ok on the flats, breaks down on hills.... v6 auto .. parked it up and tried a few things under the bonnet... didn't change much...

    It's due for a 120k service, a trip to the mechanics wouldn't hurt...
     
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    Minis used to have their distributor caps, leads and rest of ignition system behind the front grill which was not a good idea in waterlogged Britain. Even when it all looked and felt dry it wasn't. We developed the trick of taking off everything in the ignition system that was take offable and putting it all in a warm oven for an hour or two. Might be worth a try.
     
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    Used to give the distributor and leads a shot of CRC at the start of winter, worked well from memory.
     
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    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    this car is cursed.... yesterday I noticed the back window had copped a rock or a branch fell on it and smashed... I did some mowing the other day near the car but hard to see how a stone would have got up there.... like a high lob?....

    an impact just above the mid stoplight.... shattered the whole glass.... fuuuurrrkkkk.... it such a flat angle and up high, can't see how or what angle the hit came from. nothing left on the glass which is still in shape...

    under a tarp now.... mmmmm bugger..:(
     
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    Lawnmowers don't play well with others.
     
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    Son was hot by a skip non truck today. No one hurt. Not much damage to car. Guy wouldn’t exchange details claiming he didn’t want my son in trouble. He hit the rear passenger door so the forensic evidence suggests my son not at fault.

    Cars. Both the best and the worst thing in the world. Guitars are the best.


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