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Ian Beale

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  1. And up she goes "100 EV’s mysteriously destroyed in fire in India" https://joannenova.com.au/2022/08/100-evs-mysteriously-destroyed-in-fire-in-india/ And "Mitsubishi CEO knows his market - no full electric vehicles yet "We're in Australia, not Norway" " https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/08/mitsubishi-ceo-knows-his-market-no-full-electric-vehicles-yet-were-in-australia-not-norway.html Only plug in hybrids for now
  2. Floor boards IIRC Later - I don't remember that tab towards the back on ours, I think they had a bolt through thye side skirts And the spanner is probably for track adjusting but it doesn't look like the IH one that came with ours
  3. Australia has just lost a legend of the music world in Judith Durham of "The Seekers". Some reactions “It’s a sad Sunday Morning Music for me today, because yesterday I learned that Judith Durham, lead singer of The Seekers during their heyday in the 1960’s, died on Friday. Her voice was extraordinary, but so was her life in general, in so many ways.” Has a selection of tracks https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2022/08/sunday-morning-music.html and “This gotta be such an anthem, this song is special” – American singer reacts to Judith Durham & The Seekers.” https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/08/this-gotta-be-such-an-anthem-this-song-is-special-american-singer-reacts-to-judith-durham-the-seeker.html
  4. I have no experience with big cab overs but with the smaller ones it depends on who did it. An Isuzu JCR you just about needed a "Holy Mackerel Handle", a smaller Mitsubishi Canter wasn't quite as bad and a Mitsubishi FK 115 (in which I've done most of my sitting) was quite tolerable. In bigger trucks the current MANNs seem to have abandoned the "pain for driver before pain for truck" recipe and allow ridiculous speeds on awful roads. One son is a heavy equipment fixer and they are not his nomination for "truck of the week" under those conditions. And a "For Lorenzo" They stopped making the Oz Falcons here a few years ago. A son tells me that the Barra engines used in the last ones (4 litre dohc vv timing, some turboed) - the one someone (maybe you) posted the photo of a glowing engine on test at 1130 hp. Seems they are getting scarce here as they've being exported, including to US. No idea what for.
  5. I don't see this mentioned in either of those. This came up on a thread at Jo Nova on just how much of the overall electrical power use is in HVAC for high rise buildings and how a lot of that is the actual provision of breathable air in them. And how that is NOT compatible with intermittent electricity supplies. Plus was also mentioned that it does the supplying of water and quoted how the lack of that rapidly makes such buildings unusable as was found in Auckland NZ a while back when there was a major blowout in the city's electrical supply cables.
  6. A couple of “Build Back Bigger” people corrals “Dutch investors launch new marketing programme for NL: Tristate City” https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2017/10/dutch-investors-launch-new-marketing-programme-for-nl-tristate-city/ And https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Line,_Saudi_Arabia Space for red machines too?
  7. Then they know why bulls and rams weren't exactly keen on the electro-ejaculator
  8. Vote for the hail storm. The twister would spread most of the debris so other people would have to look after it - thereby increasing the profit margin
  9. Art the best collection I ever heard was the South African Van der Merwe series
  10. Not peeing but similar. A neighbour has electrified a part of our boundary so it is all electric fence - about 7 strands IIRC. And it is pretty high powered. One day I was doing the rounds slowly behind a wallaby (a smaller kangaroo). He just loped along inside the fence in no rush for 5 or 6 panels. Then did a leap at an angle through the fence and kept going with no sign of getting shocked. I'm guessing that he was sensing the pulses too.
  11. "Thank You For Buying an Electric Vehicle" "Now get rid of it. To save the planet. You horrible denier. CBC- Shifting to EVs is not enough. The deeper problem is our car dependence " From http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/08/02/thank-you-for-buying-an-electric-vehicle/ Follow that logically and the likes of automobile associations are going to get much more exclusive or non-existent. Plus links And "Nothing can go wrong, can go wrong, go wrong, - - " http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/08/02/i-for-one-welcome-our-new-self-driving-overlords-87/
  12. If the nut is stuck on the line and you aim to replace the rubber line you ought to be able to cut the rubber and then work on getting the nut loose?
  13. In the 1970's a friend knew of a 1950's long wheel base Willys that had been fitted with a Perkins and had their badge on it.
  14. The boarding school I went to was on a hill overlooking a major RAAF base. It was a turning point marker for landings. Nothing like a Lincoln overhead to disrupt study time at night. A Vulcan came past and took off straight over us. I'll agree on the noise. One of its nick names is "The Tin Triangle"
  15. Howard Seems the 707 was August and Farnborough was early September. But doesn't seem that the 707 was at low level in front of a major air show, But Roly Falk could claim "tradition" as Alex Henshaw (chief test pilot for the Castle Bromwich plant that made Spitfires and Lancasters had shown that you could do such in a Lancaster in demonstration). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Henshaw (And peripheral to this mentions there that the estimate is that Alex flew about 10% of the entire Spitfire family of 20,000 or so planes)
  16. Mike Did you drive it with the dozer's hydraulics?
  17. Mike I remember a truck discussion where Bedford was dismissed as "Not even a good poor man's truck"
  18. Not Perkins but here is more on the Commer "Knocker" truck diesel https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2014/10/ferraris-flat-twelve-dyno/ It had an on-road cost advantage where registration costs were calculated on "taxable horsepower" which was on bore diameter and number of cylinders. With the "Knocker" you got 3 free cylinders. And why a lot of UK vehicle engines of the era were small bore and long stroke.
  19. "Penetrating oil showdown" Isn't that when you stick your finger in to judge type and viscosity for the oil change you are about to do? According to some local tales
  20. "Perkins diesel engines in Chrysler Corporation cars and trucks" https://www.allpar.com/threads/perkins-diesel-engines-in-chrysler-corporation-cars-and-trucks.229952/#post-1085224050
  21. For something different "Vulcan Barrel Roll Farnborough 1955 [HQ]" The plane is not exactly small either - see specs here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan Reckon Randy would have had a go, given the chance?
  22. From sailplane maintenance on painting, weight and balance. The intro was "Pick up a can of paint. You'll find that it is heavy, and the weight doesn't evaporate". That instructor had been involved in the crash investigation of a De Havilland Canada Chipmunk that spun in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-1_Chipmunk It had 7 coats of dayglo orange on the tailplane, which was enough to make it tail heavy with a light pilot.
  23. IIRC it is a problem with soft water. Hard scales up the pipes and isolates the lead so NE should be safe from it http://ukdnwaterflow.co.uk/lead-water-pipes/ in "How does lead get into my drinking water"
  24. A question around that area. If the trace lead amounts we got from lead soldered rainwater tanks was supposed to be a problem how much zinc supplement from the galvanising are we missing out on now?
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