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  1. Thread: E10!

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    I don't know how, Chris (because you have a few...

    I don't know how, Chris (because you have a few years on me), but you just made me feel very old by describing a Focus as a classic! :)
  2. Thread: 2030

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    Ah you remind me of something hilarious.. the OH...

    Ah you remind me of something hilarious.. the OH (ok, ok, we) watch a trashy TV show about people who find their significant others in a foreign country - one couple is an American girl (I use the...
  3. Thread: 2030

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    Yeah - Hybrids will be gone before long, too; the...

    Yeah - Hybrids will be gone before long, too; the environmental nutters are already lobbying for it: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/11/23/phev-plug-in-cars-co2-testing/ (short version: "Quit...
  4. Thread: Side vents

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    I have a pair on my car - depending on the...

    I have a pair on my car - depending on the thickness of your inner arches and/or cladding you might need to file one edge down by a couple of mm, but otherwise they fit perfectly!

    Now if I could...
  5. Thread: 2030

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    Yeah, who'd take longer than that to build .. I...

    Yeah, who'd take longer than that to build .. I guess that gives me two years left? :mrgreen:

    Best I start the GT40 .. in 2019. I'll get working on the time machine now :lol:
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    Shiny! They look very nice Gary, very nice.

    Shiny! They look very nice Gary, very nice.
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    Absolutely agree. I guess that's the quality of...

    Absolutely agree. I guess that's the quality of workmanship that the Rolls Royce tool room was turning out in their apprentices back in the day (IIRC that's where he did his time) :)
  8. Thread: 2030

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    How do you know when a politician is lying? ...

    How do you know when a politician is lying?

    His lips are moving.

    etc etc :lol:
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    Anyone also into bikes?

    This is quite a feat of engineering - and even drammyboy would appreciate the spendthrift nature of the build, I reckon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtRnAI1jHao

    Although I think his in-line...
  10. Thread: 2030

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    Speaking as someone who works in IT, specifically...

    Speaking as someone who works in IT, specifically security... god I hope not. "Ransomware" will take on a whole new meaning when it isn't just holding your files hostage but threatening to drive you...
  11. Thread: 2030

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    That's your grandchildren's children's problem,...

    That's your grandchildren's children's problem, so who cares? I believe that is the government approach ;) You know, the same way we dealt with nuclear byproducts by shipping them off to other, lower...
  12. Thread: 2030

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    Rishi is reported to be eyeing up a per-mile...

    Rishi is reported to be eyeing up a per-mile charging scheme - I guess that would come in with the new cars in 2030 when they are all reporting their current position/speed/etc back "home" ;)
  13. Hydrogen.. I'm building a car, not a blimp...

    Hydrogen.. I'm building a car, not a blimp :mrgreen:

    I'm still waiting on that engine..
  14. I guess I better get a move on and finish before 2030..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-54981425

    "Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030 under PM's green plan"

    Will kit manufacturers be forced to build hybrid Cobras? Will...
  15. Thread: Image wheels

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    I bet Chris' oncomer didn't fly home and claim...

    I bet Chris' oncomer didn't fly home and claim diplomatic immunity afterward, either.
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    Covid induced scope creep? You can probably sue...

    Covid induced scope creep? You can probably sue someone over that... :lol:
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    On a production car, after an oil-cooler failure...

    On a production car, after an oil-cooler failure (water jacketed oil cooler which, essentially, pumped engine oil into the cooling system when it failed), I may or may not have used a combination of:...
  18. Thread: Ram IVA done

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    Congratulations on the milestone, Ben! Very well...

    Congratulations on the milestone, Ben! Very well done :)



    I read that as "my last one was three weeks ago" .. which I would have totally believed! :lol:
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    Oh nice! Another job for the printers :) Nice...

    Oh nice! Another job for the printers :) Nice idea with the rails too, I like that - best I draw up a set for R8 tooling, too.

    1995 .. the heady days of trying to decide between 1.2 for stability...
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    Yeah - the lathe doesn't scare me (much) but the...

    Yeah - the lathe doesn't scare me (much) but the Bridgeport does! Still, first I need to get the rewired motor in with a VFD and take the table off to fix the nut (it 'walks' right out of the nut...
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    Free 360 license is still a thing Lloyd - though...

    Free 360 license is still a thing Lloyd - though they are restricting features now, and I think it doesn't support all the CAM stuff? Not cheap on the monthly though, is it! Oh to be able to buy...
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    I bet the CNC makes cutting a curve like that a...

    I bet the CNC makes cutting a curve like that a breeze! I can't imagine trying to do it on the ML7, although I think I can more easily turn a 130mm piece because of the bed gap.. win some, lose some,...
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    I looked at the Warco mills - they're excellent...

    I looked at the Warco mills - they're excellent small mills.. probably more than enough for me, but the Bridgeport was a very good price (it cost almost as much to transport as it did to buy!) so I...
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    Re the 1.5 & 2.5D bends - fabco definitely do...

    Re the 1.5 & 2.5D bends - fabco definitely do 1.5D bends in 2": https://fabco.uk/product/2-50-8mm-stainless-steel-1-5d-mandrel-bend/
    They don't list any 2.5D but they are a relatively small company...
  25. Thread: Wreck Rescue

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    https://youtu.be/nh4gNFYcWYg?list=PL132A2D719E399C...

    https://youtu.be/nh4gNFYcWYg?list=PL132A2D719E399CFA&t=1000

    Someone is very optimistic about their LandCruiser with that badge on the dash.. :)
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