Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Schmoburger, Oct 16, 2006.
solid welds with good penetration
Def a 9/10. Deducted a point for 'not full circle' on the bearing!
Had a bus in Tassie that the previous "mechanic" had welded the axle to the hub because the studs were broken and rather than drill out the broken studs and replace them he welded the axle in .... full circle weld of course. No idea where he put the negative lead, but he welded the inner and outer wheel brg and diff carrier brgs and pinion brgs in the process. Add to that the oil flowed freely out of the axle joint and later the oil seals because the brgs virtually collapsed resulting in the diff running without oil for some time. Just the sort of thing you want to find on the first day on the job The apprentice told me it had been still doing its daily 12 hr suburban run for 2 weeks but about a week ago the driver stopped complaining about the oil leaks and more about the noise .....
The tennis ball "air bag" spring comes up quite often, but that is the first I've seen with a sway bar added in to the mix :lol:
The exhaust hanger is nice, had one come in with the exhaust hanging out below the left hand passenger door (Valiant) and the passenger seat belt holding the exhaust up .... and yes, there was a car full of people so the passenger had no seat belt for the 60km trip from the Illawara highlands to the workshop, down Macquarie Pass .... anyone who has travelled that way will appreciate the significance :lol: The belt was well and truly melted but the vehicle owner (not the driver) was reluctant for me to spend the extra $$ getting a second hand seat belt from the wreckers (not really legal) and absolutely no way was she paying for a new seat belt .... and she was the passenger that used that belt
That is a bush mechanic fix
^ He watched 'Worlds Fastest Indian' lol
I'm getting on a bit so the doc reckons I need a bar in the shower
But did he get away from his 'dinner date' unscathed?
Me, my whole life. I've thought about #9 and the patterns multiples of 9 make, invented how to do old school Massey Ferguson tractor seats without wrinkles; a global first. I've invented self-contained, ready2eat breakfasts, worked out why Scandinavia is so-called.
In fact most areas of study and their weird peculiarities.
In theory that works perfectly.
In practice his sphincter would be twitching!
Hah ha........ I used get called a pussy when I was an apprentice because I wouldn’t “walk” an extension ladder. I would climb down and move it across a metre or two.
No one ever tied a ladder down though.
These days you can’t even work off a ladder. Access use only.
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