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Grim

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  • Birthday 02/08/1983

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    Fully stainless / green 2b, standard 2l pinto, self dismantling
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    Andrew Wilkinson

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  1. Grim

    1st time turn over

    The spark plug fires with the piston on the compression stroke, slightly before top dead centre. This is to account for how long the fuel mixture takes to burn, so that the cylinder pressure increases at TDC in time for the downstroke. If the mixture is ignited too early, cylinder pressure increases on the compression stroke, and the starter has to fight it.
  2. Grim

    1st time turn over

    this is my guess, try retarding the timing a little. Could also be corroded earth strap / starter cable/battery terminals
  3. Functionally, i'd still need access to the rear of the house, so i'd need to leave an unused corridor inside the shed and end up with the same usable space as the above shed. Also I'd have to lock and unlock both ends each time i go through. Build-wise, I'd have to build up to the boundary, either leaving a small gap to the fence (damp/rot issues?) or remove the fence (hassle) and use much more material for the roof/ends. Not with that attitude! The main upside is i'll get rid of all the crap out of the garage so i can have space to work on the kit again.
  4. I'm making progress with the shed
  5. Clare came around the corner and tripped on the raised flags a couple of times, so I put the blocks there for my safety (because it was obviously my fault). Another project I've been working on is a nixie tube clock kit from PV electronics. Finished the PCB assembly last night and everything seems to work, just have to built it into its case now.
  6. My work has gone to reduced hours on 12 hour shifts, meaning i work 2 or 3 days a week. I've decided to build a shed so that i can clear stuff out the garage to actually allow me to work on the kit car, and hopefully get it back on the road. Having laid a patio and enjoying the extra space in the back garden area after demolishing the old shed, I've decided to put its replacement in the 6 foot wide gap down the side of the house, whilst retaining access to the front. The result will hopefully be a 16' x 3' shed. Monday was design, Tuesday was excavation and backfill with old rubble i hadn't taken to the tip / hardcore and wednesday was laying the slabs. I'm not trying to do it full time, enjoying time with Thomas is also a priority.
  7. March's meet is at Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB  Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 4th
  8. February's meet is at Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB  Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 5th
  9. I've used them a couple of times too, cheap and fast!
  10. i drilled and tapped the frame for m4 dome headed stainless bolts, then used polyurethane adhesive to bond the frame to the supports. Belt and braces
  11. Rather than have the meet on new year's Day, i suggest we have it on the 8th. Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB  Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 Andy
  12. December's meet is at Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB  Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 4th
  13. Don't think I'll make it, I've got the boy's germs and i don't think anyone else needs them! Andy
  14. November's meet is at Monk's Bridge Farm Nobel Way, Dinnington, S25 3QB  Coming eastbound from the M1 J31, take a left at the roundabout by the red lion and proceed for nearly 2 miles, and Monk's bridge is the 4th exit off the next roundabout. https://goo.gl/maps/TcekDG8AHPQ2 Usual time of 7:30 on wednesday the 6th
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