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Usual stuff to get us ready Festival of  the Unexceptional camping  next weekend

Drinking tea

Cut grass

Erect tent for HQ

 

Fixing list

Jinling

Roller, tighten bolts and find/adapt and fit a 50mm tow hitch.

Peugeot 50cc scooter

Honda field moped, see if it works!

Fix Hayter Condor mower

Test pilot for VP1500 following petrol leak repair!

Take apart and photograph black range Rover to sell spares 

Polish Alfa Giulietta

 

 

And for those with a death wish there is now a fully working 125cc scooter on site!

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2 minutes ago, spartacus said:

That Jin ling thing looks like it could be useful when repaired, what's the load capacity?

I can't find that but it is 200cc weights 185kg and tows 300kg. The carrying box is 900mm x 1000mm.

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That seems pretty respectable, I guess it'll tow your roller, and probably any other stuff you might need to drag around, anyhoo, there's something to be said for increasing the size of a fleet of tat just to do 'jobs' around a smallholding.

Well bought!

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16 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

continuously variable transmission

I invented one of those when I was still at school (very early 1970's)  ...well so I thought . .

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^ Using two cones, both with high-friction surfaces ; one as the gearbox input shaft, the other as output.   A tertiary shaft carries an idle wheel, also with a high friction surface (like a tyre) to bear against both cones.  This wheel might be controlled to move up and down the shaft, and in doing so transfer the drive at different ratios.   Very simple and lightweight with few moving parts, probably running dry with sealed bearings ..and as the title says : continuously variable.   ie., absolutely no steps between bottom and top gears.  My best friend at the time laughed and told me DAF had already done it, so I realised I must be a right twit and so didn't bother inventing much more.  And of those I never had the self-esteem to pursue them commercially or for good cause,  nor even to tell anyone else. ( I still use the hot air bed warmer though ..each winter)  :rolleyes:.

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For those attending Prep day this weekend a heads up that it is the GP at Silverstone. We are far enough away not to be directly effected but remember to plan your route to us avoiding Silverstone and the A43 between Brackley and Towcester.

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On 7/10/2019 at 6:29 AM, Six-cylinder said:

In addition to my new toy I believe there is to be a vehicle deliver to the FoD this Saturday afternoon for another member of the forum, but I have been sworn to secrecy!

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I know what is is! And I'm sworn to secrecy but it'll be very cool!

Then I pop round to see Mum at lunchtime and she's got a stonking massive cold so I bet won't be wanting to come this weekend so I can't play as freely as I'd like as I'll need to watch 2 kids who will just want to climb all over the digger... Yey

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On 7/10/2019 at 6:29 AM, Six-cylinder said:

In addition to my new toy I believe there is to be a vehicle deliver to the FoD this Saturday afternoon for another member of the forum, but I have been sworn to secrecy!

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That’s a good CPT challenge, I reckon BMW M3 4dr saloon of whatever the generation that’s just been replaced is (F90?).

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On 7/9/2019 at 10:16 PM, Six-cylinder said:

.....for those with a death wish there is now a fully working 125cc scooter on site!

I've got a client to see on Saturday but if I can get away quick enough, that scooter might be a gas....

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9 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

For those attending Prep day this weekend a heads up that it is the GP at Silverstone. We are far enough away not to be directly effected but remember to plan your route to us avoiding Silverstone and the A43 between Brackley and Towcester.

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Grandstand view of the Silverstone air displays from the FoD, then! We had the Lancaster a couple of weekends ago.

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On 7/7/2019 at 1:54 AM, Ghosty said:

Mr Cylinder, would  you be interested in a standard steering wheel for your MX-5? I can offer an original MX-5 Momo leather wheel in all  black, or a wood rimmed Momo that I refinished as it was painted when I bought it. Both are dated 1991. Horn push included! Both are surplus to requirements, and I can bring to FOTU. 

If the wood rimmed one is still going spare PM me please Ghosty 🙂

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What time is the field open? I need to do my weekly shop first, but can buy nibbles for all. Ac not fixed today. His van wouldn’t start ( Mercedes sprinter). What does the weather forecast look like? I’m undecided on car transport.

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31 minutes ago, richardmorris said:

What time is the field open? I need to do my weekly shop first, but can buy nibbles for all. Ac not fixed today. His van wouldn’t start ( Mercedes sprinter). What does the weather forecast look like? I’m undecided on car transport.

Probably mid-morning, but PM Six-cylinder for exact timings. Weather will be dry, with sun and a bit of cloud, high of 21C on Saturday and around 20C on Sunday. Not too hot, but pleasant.

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