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Old 03-12-2019, 10:55 PM   #1411
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Why would i ?

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My boss traded the Colorado on a ranger wildtrak 2lt, and I’m the first rep to take it on a country run, it’s got 1k on the clock�� It’s not 1 generation ahead of Colorado, it’s 10 generations, absolutely sensational.
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Standing in the shade with a light breeze blowing, after driving a dark coloured car with no AC for the last 90 minutes in solid traffic. Simple pleasures!
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Havin an Imperial and watching a huge ball melt into the ocean..




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Old 06-12-2019, 06:22 PM   #1415
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I got a new 1st year apprentice on Wednesday. Day 1 he was keen. Day 2 keen but a bit tired and stroppy. Day 3 keen but nodded of a few times between sites in the van. And they have been 3 easy days. But he is doing his job. There are only 2 things that are his job at the moment. 1: learn, im happy to teach. 2: make my jobs run faster, and he is doing that. So as he is fresh, ill show him a basic task, watch him do it, then do the technical stuff. Obviously keep an eye on him, but there is no point having someone watch me do something thats way over their head. That all comes in time, so fitting off power points, junction boxes and changing lamps, for 3 days in i think thats pretty good that he can do the extreme basics not terribly. Yes i check the work, but when he is done he asks for the next task, i dont find him bludging and have to tell him the next task if you get what im saying. So yeah, only 3 days in but he seems like he is genuinly interested in the trade. And the thing i like best about this young bloke, every time we get out of the van he instinctively get my tool belt out of the back and he already knows how i orginise it. I find myself telling the kid the opposite to what im used to on occasion. 'Nah we dont need that, put it back'. Im used to saying 'come on dude you know we will need tools'. I mean give a few more days and I'll probably hate his guts for some reason or another, but so far he isnt a turd like i am used to as a new apprentice.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:48 PM   #1416
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Worked from home today. Feels good to get more work done in one day without all the BS in the office all through the week.

I was meant to catch the bus to work so I could go to the xmas party. Got everything sorted last night only to not turn on my alarm so I missed the peak hour bus

Every other bus is like 1-1/2 hours to the city so I thought **** it, I'll just stay in.

But hey it's Friday and that's good enough. One week to go to freedom for over a month
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Ordered 9" diff parts 4pm yesterday off company out of town first dealings with them, got txt with track and trace saying parts were shipped at 5pm, and was sitting on my doorstep by 9.30 this morning. Service goes a long way.
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The fact I don't have to deal with this !!
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:06 PM   #1419
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The fact I don't have to deal with this !!
Unfortunate others do. Hopefully everyone can keep safe.

I remember 2003 around here very well and now live much closer to the threat than I did back then.

A fire started from a burnt out car last year and even though it was quite far away, all it would take is a strong breeze and it would light up like crazy. I just packed my **** ready to go. Not even entertaining the thought of staying and trying to fight a fire around here.
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Unfortunate others do. Hopefully everyone can keep safe.

I remember 2003 around here very well and now live much closer to the threat than I did back then.

A fire started from a burnt out car last year and even though it was quite far away, all it would take is a strong breeze and it would light up like crazy. I just packed my **** ready to go. Not even entertaining the thought of staying and trying to fight a fire around here.
Remember that one well, we left the Victorian high country fires a day earlier thinking we will go somewhere safer and stayed at EPIC in Canberra.
Bad mistake.

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At a local cafe, ordered my food, cost $19.90.

Handed over $20 note.

Received $20 note and 10 cent coin as change?

I have them the $20 back, I'll just take the 10 cent coin
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Went slot car track and firstly didnt break anything. Secondly i got my goal of a 7.7 stock tyres on that track. Previous best was a 7.947. But today that was lap after lap 7.9s. The track wasnt as rubbish. So 7.724, thats deep 7.7s. So once my kid cracks 8.3 on that track, better tyres. Then better times. But still, little things but a goal acheived.
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In Wodonga this morning and saw a complete dusty XB Falcon wagon atop a car trailer being transported hopefully to be restored.
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The big question, dual action tailgate?
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I wasnt going to do it but i did it anyway. So stock tyre on my slot car on my test bed track on not my preffered lane, yeah, i got my 7.7. Same lane with, well i re glued the fromts to get rid of the bind as it had worn off a bit. 7.7 was close to where i thought stock tyre on that slot car is at. Its gone 7.6 on that track with another person. Anyhow. Keeping to race spec. Rules say wheels and tyres only. 7.014. Yep, retarded. So tyres on the rears made a massive difference. Granted i did get rid of any front end grip. The flat 7, i had to relearn the car and the track. And the track wasnt great either. I only compete against myself, but making a goal of 7.7 then smashing that with a 7 flat. Not bad in my book
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Taking my 67 sports coupe on tonight's Zippel cruise and out there with other US iron made my day.I also had a quick chat with a bloke doing a resto on one which was good as well as there usually isnt too many out and about in South OZ and it would be cool to see another one out and about.
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Blue sky at last in Sydney!
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Finally finished my last Tafe assignment for my Cert 3 in Conservation and Land Management. I spent far more time procrastinating on it but feels good to have it out of the way.
Natural areas are becoming increasingly relevant on the golf courses so its nice to be able to future proof myself. I'm not getting any younger after all.
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Result. Even if, as a mature age student, you didn't get to ask the hairdressing apprentices out.

I feel good this evening at having shonked a repair. Sanden compressor had excessive air gap in the coupling, and the solid state relay for its clutch - sited in the body computer - was thermally tripping once everything warmed up.

Added a helper relay and new 20A capable wiring, that clutch came on like the Wagah gate shutting. Car was an igloo in minutes.
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Digger driver called up on the two way and told us to go on standby, as he was jumping out of the digger to check something.

I told him to use the stairs as it would be easier on his knees...


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Was at a clients new place, he said he had a Scalectrix setup he wanted to show me. I didn't expect this monster!!!! And had about 30-40 cars from new touring cars to A9Xs to XB coupes to Corvettes, any type you could think of, it was awesome!!!! I had a go, it's quite addictive and before I knew it I had spent half an hour having a go!!!


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Tuesdays is pub night for me. Well, more speciffically the night i take my kid for dinner. So its all dependant on my work constraints. But anyrate. Typically its at my local and my mum brings my grandparents. So its been a while since my grandparents have come. Not as long for my grandpa, he has had some old person related issues, hes 93. But a few months back my 92 year old grandma broke her hip, so that kind of takes a lot longer with a really old person. But they both came out tonight. Grandma is still on her feet. Granted anything over say 100 metres she now uses a walking frame for over her whacking stick. So its been a 3 or more months since both my grandparents have been out and about in a place with young families and stuff. I mean, my grandpa calls anyone under 70 a young bloke. But they had such a lovely time being out and about. The staff at my local also find it so cute seeing my grandparents and go further for them too. To be fair, just as not to make it a strenuous ordeal, my grandparents and mum get there for 530, we eat at 6 then are out by 7. The boy and i get there earlier, happy hour starts at 5, so whilst soft drinks dont get any cheaper, schooners do. So my grandparents moved from a private assisted living aged care facility to a private aged care facility, thats fine, theyre looked after and have their own personal space. But my grandpa has a really positive attitude even though joints dont work etc. So he puts it simply. In the community spaces in old folk homes ailments become a competition. One person says their knees dont work, another says their arms dont work, anothe says their back doesnt work, someone says their brain doesnt work. Nothing positive, but he, and my grandma too, love getting away into where there arent the negatives and they forget (potentially thats age kicking in) about the shot joints and all the really old person stuff. So hence why we make the evening as easy as possible.
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Now i grew out of project work years ago, i much prefer trouble shooting and small installs over repetitive work. Thats just me. Anyrate, work only throw projects at me if there are tight time constraints. So i finished a job they threw at me today. It was for a new client and they went in cheap to hopefully get a service agreement out of it, more work kind of stuff. So the job was replace 167 fluoro light fittings in the car park with LED fittings. So every new fitting had to be drilled out for whatever the cable access was, and i had the conversation before hand with my manager to just drill and use new fixings to save time. Time is money, so a little on new fixings to save 5 minutes to mark up the old fitting to the new one, and longer if you either get it wrong or have to argue with the jankey old fixings, yeah, makes sense. So i was told, with 2 offsiders, the job was quoted for 40 fittings a day. Doesnt sound like much, but when you factor in things like its a working car park with cars around and the amount of time wasted moving barricades etc when people need to park in their spot, marking multiple conduit entries on some fittings, all of that. 40 per day isnt an unreasonable ask, but you arent messing about. So 5 days. We were doing 55 per day. 3 day turn around. So 5 days, the company would pretty much break even with only minimal profit. Yeah the blokes i was working with put in a lot of hard work, as did i. I did the 5am starts to do the lights over car spaces, we 100% do not work over or beside cars. But 3 days, the job wont make much of a profit, but, because i was both running the site and managing it, first hand i could give solutions. The 2 tradesmen i was working with are used to reporting to a project manager who sits behind a desk, so real time solutions from a person on site, working aswell, showed them it is possible to think for yourself. And also, i gave up on project work years ago, but i did some major schooling to the new blokes. I havent lost or forgotten a thing. Ive still got it. But whilst happy with smashing out that job, i hope they dont throw me another one like that for atleast 2 years. It was booring and repetitive.
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Two proverbial greasy pigs captured in 24 hours. Considering the time of year, Iím quite pleased.
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Definitely not: Seeing this.

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Something told me to look closer at the cap. At least I now know why the coolant is escaping:



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If the cap isn't holding pressure it will leak past that and through the hole ..... sometimes though the header tanks can get hairline cracks around the front ports as well.
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It looks like the hole has simply been drilled to 3/16”, as a means of reducing internal pressure to nil.

Given the bottle has been boiling over at times (eg, reversing up a steep loading ramp on a hot day) it offers an explanation of this phenomenon.

Is there actually supposed to be a hole there?
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Work done for the year. **** yeah!
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Putting Xmas lights up - a bit late this year - our neighbourhood is one that has quite a few houses put them up
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