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Shitefest Shropshire 12-14th July


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5 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Talk about welding at shitefest reminds me of a story from here where someone did welding on an old Fiat in the garden and set the whole garden on fire and almost burned the house down.  

So welding at shitefest maybe not be a good idea.

@Talbot's an expert welder, he would never* set fire to anything... 😉😁

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I will give attending this a thought, but below are some of my thoughts about this.

I've never been on a plane in my life and it scares me for some reason. Alternatively, it is about 3 days of driving each way, which is almost preferrebale, even as this would be hard. This is in hay fever season so my face might explode. I'm a very boring weirdo who is mostly used to socializing with a cat and I have some bad experience with events like this so unsure if participating in this is a good idea both for me and others. And I don't drink. And I am afraid that this is actually a dogging event.

So will give it a thought like I said.

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42 minutes ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

Weirdo who is mostly used to socializing with a cat 

 

this is actually a dogging event.

 

Bring the cat too :)

dogging? No we're way more nuts than that

3 days driving?

frederikshavn to hoek easy 10 hours not rushing and getting stuck in hamburg cos theyre digging it up

fly.

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2 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

I'm a very boring weirdo who is mostly used to socializing with a cat

2 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

some bad experience with events like this

2 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

And I don't drink.

You won’t be alone in any of these things at Shitefest! 

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On 21/03/2024 at 21:04, catsinthewelder said:

There's a screen in the woods if we'd like to watch a film?  I wondered if anyone fancied swiping 70s car chase videos from YouTube and making something we could put (quietly) on a loop.

That's very cool. I guess no 4G/5G though for YT videos? I've watched some great BL, Citroen and Ford launch videos recently.

Maybe it's possible to download to A Device and hook it up to the screen

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On 22/03/2024 at 08:53, Dave_Q said:

Anyone else planning/needing to bring children? My wife and eldest are away anyway that weekend so would need to bring 1x 6 and 1x 9 year old.

I'm sure they would love it anyway but other kids would be a bonus

I could bring Master Grogee, 9yo (M). Generally of a happy disposition and likes kicking a ball around. 

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6 hours ago, Dyslexic Viking said:

I will give attending this a thought, but below are some of my thoughts about this.

I've never been on a plane in my life and it scares me for some reason. Alternatively, it is about 3 days of driving each way, which is almost preferrebale, even as this would be hard. This is in hay fever season so my face might explode. I'm a very boring weirdo who is mostly used to socializing with a cat and I have some bad experience with events like this so unsure if participating in this is a good idea both for me and others. And I don't drink. And I am afraid that this is actually a dogging event.

So will give it a thought like I said.

+1 vote for @Dyslexic Viking to attend.

I'm an introvert, and I also like cats, so we've got that in common. I do drink, but I'm basically plastered after three pints. 

I also get hay fever and would happily share tissues and unbranded Citrazine tablets with you. 

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On 22/03/2024 at 21:12, chaseracer said:

@Talbot's an expert welder, he would never* set fire to anything... 😉😁

If you've never set fire to a car while welding, you're just not getting enough heat into the weld.  Try cleaning the metal back further and stepping up to the next power level.  Maybe a bit more wire feed speed too.

.. and I totally did not* set fire to the Merc C250td on the driveway a couple of days ago.  Nope.  Not me.  Never.

Briefly.

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2 minutes ago, Talbot said:

If you've never set fire to a car while welding, you're just not getting enough heat into the weld.  Try cleaning the metal back further and stepping up to the next power level.  Maybe a bit more wire feed speed too.

.. and I totally did not* set fire to the Merc C250td on the driveway a couple of days ago.  Nope.  Not me.  Never.

Briefly.

Little known fact - if you weld the (previously Waxoyled internally) chassis rail on a Ser 2a Land Rover you'll find that the chimney/venturi effect of the hollow rail will push all the burney stuff along quite nicely to where it meets the 30 years of accumulated rust proofing (leaked engine oil and crud) at the front end.
Better know fact - Birmabright melts at fairly* low temperatures.

A friend told me this - probably the same one what welded your C250td?

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