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kevin the chicken

Member Since 04 Mar 2012
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Sand Blasting Kit

14 November 2017 - 11:27 AM

Anybody had any experience using a pressurised sand blasting pot as opposed to the siphon Type? They are supposed to deliver a better performance than the siphon but I have heard they are quite air hungry.
I have a 5hp compressor but it only has a 100 litre tank on it and I am wondering if I would need a new compressor too.
I am hopefully taking delivery of a new tractor which needs blasting and I want to do it myself rather than get somebody else to do it. It only has a tin bonnet which I can remove, the rest is flat thick sheet steel which should be straightforward to do.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.


17 October 2017 - 02:12 PM

Needed some petrol for my chainsaw so I chucked a can in the back of the kit rather than walk there as I have a sore foot after dropping a small radiator on it. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day so you can guess what happened.
Eighty five miles later I filled the can and the car up at the garage 400 yards from my house. Thats kit cars for you. It's gonna rain tomorrow, I'll chainsaw then.

Peterborough Car Show

01 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

Tomorrow and Sunday by the river. Went a couple of years ago and although there weren't as many cars as I expected there were a lot of people due to it being free entry.
Too late to get entry paperwork now but I am sure they would be pleased to see entries on the day. They didn't want to look at any paperwork on the way in anyway. Worth a look if you are local.

Redtop Sump Gasket

25 August 2017 - 01:55 PM

Just bought a couple of sump gaskets as mine is leaking and needs replacing. Supplied with the gaskets are some small washers which are to go inside the gasket to stop it being over compressed when the bolts are tightened. Does anybody else use these or do you just rely on torqueing them up correctly with a torque wrench as I have done previously

Caravan Insurance

25 August 2017 - 01:50 PM

Just a quick nudge to those of you that tow their houses behind them on occasions especially as the end of season bash is coming up.
We had an insurance renewal come through just before we had our annual holiday in Cornwall and my wife was inclined to leave it until we returned by which time it would have expired. I renewed it as it would have been just my luck if something happened on holiday.
On the return journey the offside tyre burst on the M5 with the remains of the tyre damaging the side and underneath of the van. We had a good inflated spare and Jack but there was so much destroyed tyre underneath I couldn't get the jack underneath the van so had to call recovery out. Didn't worry too much as I knew I had insurance and we had stopped OK without any drama or injury.
The tyres were about 4 years old with very little wear but the recovery chap said a common cause of delamination is flat spots from being left standing for long periods. Changed the others now too.
Went for an insurance quote and the bill is going to be 2334 Quid! Was that a well spent 100 pound or Not?