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Post by MikeyBikey » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 pm

CNHSS1 wrote:
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Passed Mot with no faults,
Really??!! Since when has Ray Charles done MOTs? :lol: :lol:
No, his names Giovanni Muchalotti or summit like that....


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:08 pm

Routine servicing carried out so down sarf t' Northampton fer the Power n Weigh, plenty o' British Shire type horses where they should be an' loads o' talks, torks, b*th*r, them twisty thingies too!
New skid-lid arrived today so we're HTT, first event is Anglesey in May but I'll have another look at the calendar fer any others. Bring it on!



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Post by MikeyBikey » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 am

Well done Brian, be great to see you out again


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:12 am

Mrs Pit Crew "What's these oil spots doing on my yard!"
Me thinking to meself "When did it become yours, an' the bleddy RRBTs incontinent agin!"

Mahoosive shunt out of the work in progress t' get it on the lift, o ho its the g/box. Prop shaft off, box off and the front AND back seals are cream crackered. Eh oop the gear stick housings loose too, gasket squirted out and one bolt missing, t'other two slack😳.
Fix, remake, replace, reassemble! Seems a shame not t' tart it up before puttin' it back so I'm waitin' fer paint t' dry, coffee time.
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Post by reliant-reviver » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:41 am

There I was admiring your vertical paint drying rack.... Then the penny dropped (left to right)


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:10 am

Eh oop, Phil. Is the pic sideways? Only perfick on me iPad thingy, I don't really mind cos I'll never understand these bleddy "devices"!



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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:07 am

b.c.flat hat wrote:
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I don't really mind cos I'll never understand these bleddy "devices"!
You've managed to teach it Yorkshire though - mine would be auto-correcting it to something totally wrong...


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:29 pm

Gearbox finished and fitted. Don't make this mistake! I refitted the rear mounting on the gearbox before lifting the box and couldn't get wriggle room through the chassis to get the box back enough to clear the front shaft into the bell-housing! Took it off, got the box in and attached the chassis stretcher and refitted the g/box mount!
Next mistake was to refit the prop shaft before fitting the gearstick, couldn't get easy access to tighten the g/stick retainer!
Refitted the centre consol, just doable with the rear brakes slacked right off, re-adjusted brakes, filled g/box, greased prop shaft and had a break.
Did a mahoosive shunt and called it a day.



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Post by BigBobPilot » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:09 pm

At least you had the 4-post lift to make the job easier.

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun May 05, 2019 7:25 am

Saturday on the short curcuit on Anglesey and I revved the nuts off it! Magic to be back after suffering withdrawal symptoms fer three years! Nothing drastic to report, all working correctly but the power plant (too classy t' be a mere engine!) has aligned itself with its owner and started smoking from the near side bank, I'm not worried and put it down to rings not bedded in yet.
Sunday and it's the long course, the fun continues!



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Post by turbster » Sun May 05, 2019 8:11 am

Bet it’s good to be back Brian, hope the power plant sorts it’s self out today 👍


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun May 05, 2019 5:52 pm

Sunday on the long course was exciting, tyre squeal every corner, crackin' on a hundred indicated by the seaside(don't really believe it!) and braking til yer eyes hurt! 116.93 is a pb!
Overall a pleasant weekend, catchin' up wi' pals and givin' it large on the banter front. Roll on Harewood!



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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun May 05, 2019 5:57 pm

Fantastic result and iirc thats a great time, well jell matey


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:54 pm

Bleddy nora, this car is ace! Levels checked, race stuff loaded an' oop norf t' daughters fer the Harewood round of the championship. It's been my favourite track since 2006 when I started this adrenaline boostin' pastime.

It was fairly dry with just the occasional short shower but, despite numerous breakdowns and red flags, we got two practice and three timed runs. An 84 came down to 82 then the best timed run of 79.16 beat my previous best which after three years off put a huge grin on the fissog. No dramas, hickups or worries, just plenty of exhaust echos, tyre squeals and good company.



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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 pm

Great to see you back out Brian - and most of the family spectating :D fantastic day all round IMHO.


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