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    Default Hope the wife doesn't come home...

    What do you reckon the wifes reaction would be if she walked in the door right now?

    Bearing in mind that I have 3 alloy wheels on our family room table being painted and another that I just finished sitting in the oven baking at 100 degrees

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    I hope you gave them a good cleen in the dishwasher first!
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    You must have a big oven ... She'd probably say much the same as mine did when I carried a rear suspension arm inside with the intention of chucking it in the oven
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    I hope you gave them a good cleen in the dishwasher first!
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    They wouldn't fit

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    And if you didn`t clean the baking dish that you changed the diff oil into you will be in even more trouble
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    She's still trying to work out where her small funnel went...

    It was just the right size to fill the gearbox...

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    I keep asking for funnels for that reason, I use them and lose them in the shed, or return them to her all oily and smelling terrible
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    If you train us well it's amazing what you can get away with!

    Dad trained mum by sitting a crankshaft on the matlepiece for 7 years...so that by the time I was old enough to tinker, she could handle us stripping an SU on the kitchen bench

    & by the time I moved out & into my own place I was trained to accept the rear axle & sundry parts of a sprint kart in the livingroom...although I eventually did jack up when the entire sprint kart (on it's stand) resided in the livingroom....but only after about 8 months!

    One of my friends managed to train his exceptionally house proud wife into letting him build & store his Harley in the kitchen!

    so it's amazing just what you can get away with when you know how to

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    Reminds me of the story of my Dad doing the big-end bearings of a 650cc BSA Gold Flash in the lounge room so he could go to work the next day. Just to add to the tale, they were replaced with tin foil as he didn't have a bearing spare - and the foil lasted until he sold it!

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    My old man,who died when I was a kid, also had a BSA 650 (s?)he brought out from England.If feel nostalgic,i just have to lift the dinning room table cloth to reveal the selections of burns and scrapes it left behind in the veneer.
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    Mistareno,what wheels are you restoring?tell me its not the TRX's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    Mistareno,what wheels are you restoring?tell me its not the TRX's.
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    Close, the 14 inch version of the factory rim (looks the same as the TRX...just an 3/4 of an inch bigger)

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    Did you end up getting a spare set?

    Still looking myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno
    Close, the 14 inch version of the factory rim (looks the same as the TRX...just an 3/4 of an inch bigger)

    Are you sticking with the std colour?
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    Default Sharing appliances what more?

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    From what I have found its not so much the use of the oven per se, its the strong smell of baking paint that permeats the house wives seem to object to

    After all it does show that you are familiar with its controls and that you could at a pinch cook a roast etc.

    Look forward to seeing the finished wheels and more imports from New Zealand rather than seeing them melted down!! Anyplace that wants a few metric TRX rims in exchange!??

    Oh and Di, I dispute that oft told story of Mums, it's an urban legend about the crankshaft, though it was there after we came home from England and unpacked it, a nice decorative Austin Seven, Allen Crankshaft that cost over 200 English pounds - it was destined for a racing seven but family commitments took precedence

    and Kitchen tables are designed for working on machinery and plips as Fernando will recall - good lighting, height and easy to gather around. A tolerant wife helps too.!!

    Good luck Richard 1st step in training your missus!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Shearer
    Are you sticking with the std colour?
    The main surface is bare alloy (which I had polished) and the bit I am painting is a charcoal grey in between...

    I would've had em painted professionally but these were supposed to be the 'cheap' everyday wheels, so it was a bit hard to justify...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego

    and Kitchen tables are designed for working on machinery and plips as Fernando will recall - good lighting, height and easy to gather around. A tolerant wife helps too.!!



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    That's why proper kitchen tables were laminex back in those days!!!!
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    I remember when I was a teenager my Father decided to clean out and paint the insides of the doors on his 911 Porsche, it was very hot outside so he took the doors off and took them into the lounge room. I found him sitting in front of the air conditioner watching the cricket on TV while scraping, cleaning and painting the inside the doors with kill rust. He said the carpet was the perfect place to lay the doors down without damaging them.

    I still wonder why my Mother walked out on us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Oh and Di, I dispute that oft told story of Mums, it's an urban legend about the crankshaft, though it was there after we came home from England and unpacked it, a nice decorative Austin Seven, Allen Crankshaft that cost over 200 English pounds - it was destined for a racing seven but family commitments took precedence
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    ok....maybe seven years is a slight exageration...
    ....but I know it was there for at least 2!!! ..and more likely 4 or 5

    IIRC...it was bought on the first trip.when I was seven...and you were going to build the racing 7 for me when I was 14
    ...so you do the math

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    EDIT - mind you, mum got alot of value out of that crankshaft...she was able to buy anything & everything.....& bring it back on subsequent O/S trips because if there were any squeeks of protest or dissent, only one word had to be said....and it began with "C" & ended in "T" and included 200GBP
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    Da's nuthin'
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    Da work'd ay sport grownd
    Had sprinkl'r goin'roight
    Bring it home fur lunch
    Sprinkl'r notta loud to go or'f, yer see
    Pur'it on table roight
    Never turned it or'f
    House wer bloody roon'td
    It were.

    Cor reckon Marm wern't half pleased when er got back from werk at cannery!
    strewwf if wer funni.

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    Reminds me of Dad sitting in front of the telly with an NSU rotor housing on the coffee table, carefully and patiently rubbing back the chatter marks....

    The most I got away with was dismantling and rebuilding mountain bike suspension forks in the lounge. Dont think car parts would have gone down too well....
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    An ex of mine thought it was bad enough coming home one night to find the primary cases off my old Bonneville in the oven pre heating to fit new main bearings. Then she got a real shock a few days later when I started rebuilding the engine on a work bench beside our bed. Come to think of it maybe thats why she's an ex. or was it the car racing, bike racing, sidecar racing, football, parachuting, boxing, excessive beer intake, body hair, facial hair, tattoos...) Nah! I think she didn't like my mates. That must be it.

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    Setting fire to the kitchen while heating up the old Duckams chain lube went down like a brick & tile biplane I can tell you. And yes she's an ex too, don't know why,I put it down to no sense of humour. Now I only strip R25 instrument panels, clean work.
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    Default 1 down, 3 to go...

    Well, the first wheel is painted..just needs a final repolish...

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