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Offline grumm441

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3750 on: June 11, 2013, 04:46:08 AM »
Unplug the MAP sensor. that will be enough
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3751 on: June 15, 2013, 01:27:32 AM »
Not much happening here....
Well this is what I've been doing this week
Just put a wiring loom on this. this is the third one of these I've done
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3752 on: June 16, 2013, 07:42:41 AM »
I gave the commodore a look over today, it seems , yes Graham, that I did the job properly... no leaks, cooling system remains bled ....overflow/reservoir is where it was when I last checked...
I got the club plates on the F truck...number plates are one of those deceptive jobs, unless of course it is a new car.... of course the plate spots on the F truck are odd sized, they need the LPG badges, the rear one has to be curved a bit and have the valve stem for the air shocks out through the middle of it. But the real job was the tailshaft.....  Sunshine is good because it has a branch of everything, the Rego branch, all the auto parts stores....that's a mixed blessing. I have had a series iof unsatisfying visits to the chain  stores...during the recent travails with the Commodore I turned it over at one point and a scredriver had fallen into the belt taking a piece out of it. I'd replaced the belt a while back when a tensioner siezed....the belt seemed expensive, when I had to replace it I went to the other chain store, Autobarn instead of Repco to find that the belt they sold me was half the price, hmmmmm, the one I'd got from Repco was 5mm longer , that extra 5mm cost an extra $35....thanks......So a month back I bought a uni joint from Autobarn , why one because that was all they had....yesterday I went to Repco( yeah Repco who'd kept me there for an hour while they worked out they didn't stock the heater bypass fitting I needed).....they sold me a uni joint....$46( mate I'll do it cheap for ya)instead of the $35 for the one I'd got from Autobarn....so, when I got home I quickly realised that the 3000 wasn'tthe uni joint I needed, they were way too big....I went back to Repco, got my money back, they old guy who I hadn't seen there before said "go to Mayday" ( the nearby stand alone parts shop)...went to Autobarn, got my money back...by this time I had the uni joint out of the truck with me...I went to Mayday. The guy pulls out a micrometer...gets out a uni-joint book( yeah, like they had one of those at the chain stores) and says "ah, yeah, I see what's going on here"...gets me two uni joints, 50 bucks the pair. I go home and fit them in about twenty minutes.....I dunno what the last person who had that tailshaft out did, those trunnions are made from pretty hard stuff but I'd say they'd managed to trap a roller before belting it .....I looked at it and thought "wow I'm glad that didn't cark it on the road into Lake Gairdner" .....Let me tell you with two new uni joints it's a much more pleasant driving experience. Herenendethelesson.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3753 on: June 16, 2013, 10:30:56 AM »
"Cark it" That refreshed my rusting memory. :cheers:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3754 on: June 17, 2013, 12:07:03 AM »
Speaking of refreshing I drove the truck up to Trentham yesterday....I spend all week driving a 4 cylinder slushie with cruise and reverse sensors.....driving a 4speed 302 with what might as well be no suspension is a very different gig, very different indeed on winding wet roads.

Sid, I could have said "died in the arse"..."sh1t itself" or "went fut"  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3755 on: June 17, 2013, 09:29:59 AM »
I still use all those, "carked it" had just slipped away on me. I need to swing by more often for a refresher. Thanks Mate. :-)
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3756 on: June 17, 2013, 09:56:19 AM »
Speaking of refreshing I drove the truck up to Trentham yesterday....I spend all week driving a 4 cylinder slushie with cruise and reverse sensors.....driving a 4speed 302 with what might as well be no suspension is a very different gig, very different indeed on winding wet roads.

Sid, I could have said "died in the arse"..."sh1t itself" or "went fut"  :roll:

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3757 on: June 17, 2013, 04:34:52 PM »
Had the Royal Order of King Richard! (ie, had the d##k) Very handy when children are around.
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3758 on: June 17, 2013, 07:19:41 PM »
Had the Royal Order of King Richard! (ie, had the d##k) Very handy when children are around.
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Ah yes  :cheers:

Our friends in the Americas may not be appraised of

"it's rooted mate"  :roll:
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3759 on: June 17, 2013, 07:53:48 PM »
Had the Royal Order of King Richard! (ie, had the d##k) Very handy when children are around.
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I have some of his spanners ( wrenches) here somewhere

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3760 on: June 17, 2013, 08:43:56 PM »
"trended downward sometime back" is a polite one....
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3761 on: June 17, 2013, 11:16:19 PM »
I get the blank confused look when I use "shes rooted mate". I've hung on to that one just because of it's entertainment value. :-D
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3762 on: June 17, 2013, 11:33:49 PM »
I used to always get a chuckle when the Yanks told me they were rooting for someone  :-D

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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3763 on: June 18, 2013, 04:07:05 AM »
I still remember my first visit, driving around smog ridden LA on the wrong side of the road & seeing a van with "24hr Rooter" painted on it. WTF :?
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Re: Australian Belly Tank
« Reply #3764 on: June 18, 2013, 04:48:59 AM »
Sid,

I had a mate here who had the similar sign on his door, he was a plumber. The sign said "General Rooter"  :-D

We used to give him hell but he was Dutch and oblivious to it.

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