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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:11 pm

My favourite teacher had nothing to do with school. He was actually a big, powerful man called Andy Nesbitt who worked as a diesel fitter for my dad's plant hire company .

It was from him that I learned 'there's no such word as can't'. It was simply pointless to say the word because all he'd do was glance up disapprovingly then carry on with whatever he was doing leaving me to figure it out, which I usually did and still do to this day.

His other party piece was to let me hurt myself. Unless what I was doing was about to result in death or serious injury he'd not intervene then once I was hopping about trying to staunch the flow of blood from my fingers or disperse the circle of tweeting birds from around my newly bashed head he'd smile and say,

"You'll not to that again, will you..."

It was the most bloody infuriating thing he could possibly do to me so I made it my mission to not give him any opportunity. Other than that he taught me a million and one ways to make, fix or cobble bits of machinery to keep them going. A splendid man.
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Piston Broke » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:45 pm

The one I remember from Bill that I think came from Andy

when you're strugling with a siezed part

" There's a difference between sh1ting and riving your ar5e "


roughly translates to use your head and not your muscles
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Andrew453 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:19 pm

" There's a difference between sh*ting and riving your arse "

Riving your arse, eh? How on earth do you that...whatever it is? Not that I want to, mind! :shock:
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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:22 pm

Ahem, we're supposed to watch our language on here...

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Re: Technical Talk

Post by Piston Broke » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:25 pm

Duly noted and amended
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blue paint

Post by trisaki » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:51 pm

its a shame my dad is no longer with us , he could answer all the questions about the special paint used on bluebird , and all the hassle that went with it , he was one of the guys at lancing west sussex that painted it , BERNARD (JIM ) NETLEY

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Re: Tribute Act

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:16 pm

Moved this over from the replica thread - Mike

Renegadenemo wrote:Don't we have a clip of the air start firing?
Yup...


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Re: Tribute Act

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:52 pm

Ah yes, that's when the bullet was on the front of the engine so we know there was a big air leak still going on with the delivery duct to the starter and as we were only able to get 10bar out of the PRV at the time it's also 60% down on power in that vid. Must do a new one...
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Re: Tribute Act

Post by Dominic Owen » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:29 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:Must do a new one...
With or without talc?
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Re: Tribute Act

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:32 pm

With or without talc?
Most definitely without! The mess was horrendous, though the workshop did smell nice.
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