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    good info. next time i wont be buying this Abbot...

    good info. next time i wont be buying this Abbot and Ashby crap.
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    it is the right size. the wire doesnt touch the...

    it is the right size. the wire doesnt touch the periphery of the shroud; it was wiping one side particularly. that said, i didnt have any trouble spinning it with my hand but even that didnt allow...
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    re wire brushes on grinders. i note that it...

    re wire brushes on grinders.
    i note that it doesnt take much contact between the wire strands, and the shroud which covers it, to stop the grinder getting started and spinning up to speed. i put a...
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    when i did this, i heated the tank with a heat...

    when i did this, i heated the tank with a heat gun pointed into it, to dry it out completely.


    re the fuel lines, you will likely need a flaring tool, i would think. reminder: dont forget to...
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    to be fair, another likely reason is the...

    to be fair, another likely reason is the risk/reward advantage of being able to move in the seat for the lifetime of driving most people enjoy without having a prang where the extra stretch would...
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    sounds like Hitler had a bit of assistance in the...

    sounds like Hitler had a bit of assistance in the process :)

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    anyway, i have done my obligatory 10 minutes of google search to become an expert on the...
  7. perhaps try replacing the bolts with cap screws.

    perhaps try replacing the bolts with cap screws.
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    from a purely practical point of view, if it was...

    from a purely practical point of view, if it was me, i would get in first and mount them as per John's description. or whatever is plainly strong enough for the purpose. if they are already...
  9. vague fanboy blabber aside, lithium batteries are...

    vague fanboy blabber aside, lithium batteries are currently much more expensive than (admittedly bulkier) alternatives, so the words "comically cheap", which remains comically undefined, is quite...
  10. i previously enquired with the Jenvey importer to...

    i previously enquired with the Jenvey importer to australia, about suitable ITBs for this motor.
    they recommended 40mm for a 4x ITB setup.

    cheers.
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    job redone with a new bag of cement mix (in so...

    job redone with a new bag of cement mix (in so far as three bricks can be called a 'job').
    cement set hard as per normal.

    which is a relief: i would hate to have to admit user error when mixing...
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    just your common and garden general purpose...

    just your common and garden general purpose sand/cement mix.
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    yes, i do. i daresay that specific conditions...

    yes, i do.
    i daresay that specific conditions make all the difference, but i used sand/cement mix from a half used bag to set a few bricks (ie 3 of them so we are not talking construction here!). ...
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    today i learnt that cement has a use-by date, and...

    today i learnt that cement has a use-by date, and at some point after that it doesnt go hard.
    it seems 2 months after manufacture is the 'official' use by date. 2 years later, it definitely just...
  15. if you think for minute, i am sure you can guess...

    if you think for minute, i am sure you can guess what my response to that might be. given that it is so obvious.
  16. as per Bob's thread about his good lady's...

    as per Bob's thread about his good lady's electric trike; Lithium battery: $500. the same storage in SLA: $150.
    whatever "comical" means, and it is admittedly rather subjective where battery...
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    haha wots in the picture is all i got for my $40!...

    haha wots in the picture is all i got for my $40!
    i do intend replacing one of the wheels with a wire brush.
  18. the last Lithium Ion battery i bought for a...

    the last Lithium Ion battery i bought for a laptop was about $100.
    there is nothing comical about that.
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    kim, i share your sentiment about drivers, but...

    kim, i share your sentiment about drivers, but the reality is that the number of deaths per year per car has fallen to about 1/10th of what it was in 1970. that is quite a bit! so in the days of...
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    got it in one.. ...

    got it in one..

    http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq47/alexanderstollznow/new%20grinder_zpsvnhz0mo6.jpg
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    well, THAT is quite a big claim: perhaps you...

    well, THAT is quite a big claim: perhaps you would care to back that up with an example?
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    Car reliability / quality surveys

    Award Anxiety: How Can the Best Car Brands Also be the Worst?


    Award Anxiety: How Can the Best Car Brands Also be the Worst?
    Paul A. Eisenstein | @DetroitBureau
    52 Mins Ago
    CNBC.com

    In the...
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    look on the bright side of this catastrophe: it...

    look on the bright side of this catastrophe: it is giving ken something to do for a day or so, other than find novel ways to reintroduce the same climate skeptic thread. so it cant be all bad.
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    "bogus" in what sense?. there certainly is a...

    "bogus" in what sense?. there certainly is a dead bench grinder here.

    anyway, ken, good to see you life has been invigorated by this matter. now you can check out every post by El Picador and lie...
  25. well, that and the lack of viable alternatives. ...

    well, that and the lack of viable alternatives. likely that has something to do with the situation.
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