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florin metal works

Member Since 06 Jun 2008
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#378466 Inside Sierra Stalks

Posted by florin metal works on 17 November 2017 - 08:01 PM

Richard's a big lad,  don't think Tesco have one big enough.

#378331 Welding Stainless Steel

Posted by florin metal works on 11 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

That "weld" is just material laid on top of the crack, doing no good at all.  Have welded s/steel on Florin ( diff mounting ) & so far so good as not a trained welder.  If you have mig equipment have a go --- s/steel wire & argon gas does the job.  May not end up pretty but if you get more penetration than the last guy it will be a whole lot better, an extra piece of stainless welded over the top would make it belt & braces.  


Have loads of s/steel off-cuts in stock, shout if required.

#378311 10.2 Volt Battery

Posted by florin metal works on 09 November 2017 - 11:54 PM

But is that enough to cause the problems even the radio only just lights up

Valves take a lot of current to heat the emitter!! :aggressive:  :80:

#377232 Thanks

Posted by florin metal works on 26 September 2017 - 09:38 AM

Thanks to all who wished me well for my 71st birthday, it went well & now I'm back home & ready to cut the grass AGAIN before we head off for another week-end away.

  "Dad" will continue to prosper David.

#376929 Oil Leak

Posted by florin metal works on 14 September 2017 - 09:15 AM

Hand tight will be pretty poor if access is restricted -- give it a little nip up with a band type tool. 

#376365 Bob & Mo's Bbq

Posted by florin metal works on 25 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

Post-script -------------------------


Two gliders survived the BBQ & have been enjoyed on several dozen flights without the help of grandchildren.

Sadly Al's stirring sticks & copious amounts of super glue could not repair SteveA's 'craft any more tonight & its final flight ended in several pieces.

The last remaining plane is intact but sat right in the top of a thorn tree where it shall remain unless the wind brings it back to earth.


Thanks again Bob, it kept us & quite a few other "kids" employed & playing for a long time.

#376325 For Our Ladies --- Emma/becky?

Posted by florin metal works on 24 August 2017 - 07:18 PM

Lidl Super Week-end Offer --- 6 bottles 75 cl  Allini Proseco £20.00 ( £31.50 )    


Is this a good buy?  No idea -- will stay with G&T


Sorry to give you a small B Becky -- tried to change but failed.

#376314 Track Day Insurance

Posted by florin metal works on 24 August 2017 - 12:44 PM

Save a load of money & buy a roll of bubble-wrap --- will keep your car looking as lovely as ever & slow you down too.

#375771 Bob & Mo's Bbq

Posted by florin metal works on 05 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

Just a final big thank-you to all who made the week-end work,  Bob T for the endless effort to make a success of our gliders & the tasty pies/cream; Al for getting kippered while cooking Friday evening & Sunday morning plus all the drinks; Martin & Dee for the steaks & wine; Jackie for the dips & Dave for the R/C plane.Stephen for the new banner & drinks.  Mo was pleased all the dirty cups/dishes disappeared with-out a word. 


I've probably missed out a load, the week-end was quite busy;( I did get out in Florin once with a guest -- in between the showers) so thanks to one & all for your contributions & most of all attending.

#375510 Bob & Mo's Bbq

Posted by florin metal works on 27 July 2017 - 09:04 PM

Attached File  DSCF7549.JPG   112.16KB   9 downloads  All was well this evening as it got dark.  


Bring your cycle cape as well, we could try to launch a yellow UFO.


We'll keep our fingers crossed & an umbella or two handy.

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#375480 Bob & Mo's Bbq

Posted by florin metal works on 27 July 2017 - 10:47 AM

My crystal ball seems to have mis-read the weather for the week-end, always a problem with long range predictions made in May.


How-ever all the tents are up so plenty of shelter from sun/rain/hail, will be just a matter of dodging the drops if & when they occur.


See you all as planned--- a brolly may be prudent. 

#375440 Uk To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Cars

Posted by florin metal works on 26 July 2017 - 03:44 PM

Diesel is far better fuel in calorific content so why are the car manufacturers not concentrating on the removal of the nitrogen oxide from the exhaust?   Electric cars are only efficient at point of use, every energy conversion is less than 100% efficient so fuel burnt (or captured from wind/sun ) convert to electricity/ transformer & distribution/convert to D,C & then chemical (battery) storage- return to electrical energy & FINALLY turn the wheels with the electric motor which may be 70% efficient.

#374901 Recommendations For Good Headlights

Posted by florin metal works on 11 July 2017 - 08:29 AM

Just added a pair of spot-lights & wired them into the headlamp relay with their own switch as well --- over 200watts on high beam & I can see fine.

#374737 What Year Would This Plate Have Been?

Posted by florin metal works on 07 July 2017 - 11:25 PM

July 1962 Surrey C.C.   ---- 3075 PL       google is your friend ;)

#374655 Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday

Posted by florin metal works on 06 July 2017 - 01:48 PM

It's just another day --- but enjoy it all the same.