What did you do Today

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Unread post by Hooli » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:42 pm

I got a 2" screw in the back tyre on my 14 today. Somehow it went in flush with the carcass, so just went through a tread block & not into tyre. It's about time my luck changed.
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Unread post by Hooli » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:32 pm

I got out of work early today, it was rude not to take the scenic route home.
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Unread post by Hooli » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:51 pm

MOT'd the sheddy Saab yesterday. £16 of trackrod end seems acceptable for a 219k car that cost £180 back in january.
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Unread post by Hooli » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Moving house monday. She's got the cottage & all the money/effort/time/etc I put into it & I get to start again with feck all.

Wonderful....

On the brightside, I'll have a garage & will finally be able to start rebuilding Stroppy.
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Unread post by Hooli » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:56 am

A week into the new place & I've nearly got it sorted for winter.

Had to fix the heating, hot water, insulate the loft, fit a door frame and door to the utility room (single brick uninsulated), rewire the upstairs lights and loads of little bits. Still need to fix the two windows that don't shut properly, but it's already become a warm house unlike the day I got it.

So I spent yesterday out in the Dales to enjoy the sun on busy* main* roads.
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Unread post by Hooli » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:15 pm

House was winter ready last weekend, so today I decorated* the kitchen.

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Unread post by jimmy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:18 pm

Not just today, but over the last week or so I got my Hinckley Bonnie MOT'd and then set about working on my 59 5ta. I got it together fitted the battery and it fired up after two or three kicks. It soon settled into a strong tickover (the benefit of a new carb, why faff about trying to fix up an almost 60yr old one) and decided to take it out for a wee run to see how it ran.

Good points;
It ran
It stopped when I applied the brakes
All lights work and, the battery is charging

Not so good points;
The clutch is super heavy
There were more false neutrals than a Switzerland v Sweden football match and,
The speedo shot up to 90 and stayed there even when stationary so summit up there

Anyway me and the missus spent a good few hours cleaning it today so it also looks the part now

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Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:50 pm

Hi Jimmy,

Your Triumph is looking very good 8-)

I never did get it together to visit Scotland on mine did I :D

Cheers Geoff

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Re: What did you do Today

Unread post by jimmy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:17 pm

Hi Geoff

Still a few things to do before it gets on the road properly

I hope retirement is being good to you

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