Ian Beale

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  1. Ian Beale

    Did You Know That Eating Ice Cream Makes YOU A Racist?

    Perfectly balanced then? A chip on each shoulder?
  2. Ian Beale

    This is all you need for FLORENCE

    Lorenzo That looks like the prototype test rig for our (Oz) just deposed prime minister's recent pumped storage electricity brain "wave"
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    Florence

    "Hilarious! @weatherchannel reporter fakes intensity of #HurricaneFlorence wind – gets caught" https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/09/14/hilarious-weatherchannel-reporter-fakes-intensity-of-hurricaneflorence-wind-gets-caught/
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    Florence

    But now it is turned on them (again) Even more power of Trump! “It WAS a CAT 6. WaPo said PT was causing it. So PT decided to downgrade it to a CAT 2 and MAGA. It is anticipated to continue to weaken. But the rain will be very bad.” A comment at CTH
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    And you guys brag about your atvs... bla!

    No replies from those who can tick the "A" boxes in Baxter Black's "AG Survival Test"? Not me either - I'm from the group that spell them "towsers - trousers with the r's out of them"
  6. Ian Beale

    Nike's Getting Burned... Literally

    Back at Nike - interesting graph here "Jumpin’ Ju-Ju Bones: Massive Collapse in Brand Image for Nike Following New Colin Kaepernick Branding Campaign…" https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/09/06/jumpin-ju-ju-bones-massive-collapse-in-brand-image-for-nike-following-new-colin-kaepernick-branding-campaign/
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    Nike's Getting Burned... Literally

    Meanwhile back at Nike "Nike, NFL, and Levis Strauss Political Business Strategy – The Much Bigger Geopolitical and Trade Picture…." https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/09/04/nike-and-levis-strauss-political-business-strategy-the-much-bigger-geopolitical-and-trade-picture/
  8. Ian Beale

    Steam tractor, what make

    And the flat caps
  9. Ian Beale

    Are triples legal in your state.

    For comparison "Australian Road Trains In The Outback" https://www.outback-australia-travel-secrets.com/australian-road-trains.html Oz is pretty flat - I doubt you'd want things like this coming down for, example, something like I70 west of Denver This one isn't what you'd call a commercial freight proposition http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-road-train/
  10. Ian Beale

    massey website??

    Maybe the "Combines and Harvesters" thread over at YT?
  11. Ian Beale

    Steam tractor, what make

    Well no idea on the steam tractor, but the truck looks like a " Commer Knocker" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer_TS3 Check the engine for unusual. http://www.enginebuildermag.com/2014/10/ferraris-flat-twelve-dyno/
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    TD-6 changing to T-6

    KoO O/T and FYI Last few days I've been getting this message when I try to bring your site up - " Bandwidth Limit Exceeded The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later. "
  13. Ian Beale

    English Movie Runs The Gamut From Steam Traction Engines

    Art If it is the aeroplane spelling is Handley Page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handley_Page_Victor
  14. You can advance the diesel throttle while running on petrol to bleed them. If everything is working OK you'll get white exhaust smoke if it is feeding diesel.
  15. Ian Beale

    From The Unsanitary Side Of The Bash

    I forgot to mention the obsolescence problem with casing. For cost reasons a lot of bores have the outer casing as 5 inch OD belled and screwed high tensile. The pump column was commonly 4 inch ID belled and screwed - which fits inside the 5 inch if the hole is straight and allows the plunger of a "draw plunger pump" th be pulled for maintenance without having to pull the casing as well.. But that style of 4 inch casing is now in the "unobtanium" category and the modern equivalent is larger. We have that problem at the moment. The rods jammed in the pump (about 350 feet down) and we couldn't pull them or get them to unscrew off the plunger. The casing is "random length", so around 18 feet +/-. The rods are tapered thread joints built around the standard 20 foot length of 3/4 inch galvanised water pipe and usually tensioned "FT". So you don't get casing and rod joints coinciding. And the gin pole length is for the rods, so you can't lift the casing length higher to find a rod joint. So push came to shove - unscrew casing length, raise as far as possible, me holding the rod and son with a 9 inch cut off wheel. The jamming was due to internal rust and the casing is starting to dimple from the chain tongs so it won't go down again - don't feel like a 500 foot fishing job. But it did go down in 1955. Will likely be replaced with solar.