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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 10:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By Yamagata ken

Sorry, missed this earlier. Yes, all well here....

Sorry, missed this earlier. Yes, all well here. I'd gone to bed early and was well in the land of nod when woken by a rough shaking. It was Shindo 4 here: " Frightens most people. Some seek escape....
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jun 2019, 14:12
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Had some new tyres fitted to my car yesterday....

Had some new tyres fitted to my car yesterday. 205/55 R16 P7s. They cost me Y61,000, or about 450 Squid. Here's the go: the oldies were the original new tyres and there's 85,000km on the clock. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 08:10
Replies: 51
Views: 6,605
Posted By Yamagata ken

Ditto @Shytorque. It's taken most of a lifetime...

Ditto @Shytorque. It's taken most of a lifetime to un-learn left foot braking on motorcycles, and I'm still not certain to get it right every time. Damned if I'm going to introduce any uncertainty...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2019, 07:33
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Greetings Captain Pinky. This is what the...

Greetings Captain Pinky.

This is what the numbers look like here.

http://i67.tinypic.com/k4glly.jpg

The red line is the sum of daily snowfall. The blue line is the depth of the blanket on...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2019, 23:30
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Spring is sprung. Today's weather is "not...

Spring is sprung. Today's weather is "not snowing".

http://i67.tinypic.com/decls.jpg

My garage roof minus the 1 metre cut I took earlier this month. My neighbours' houses buried up to the top...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 22:29
Replies: 46
Views: 4,087
Posted By Yamagata ken

Dang, my count comes to eleven, although there...

Dang, my count comes to eleven, although there are some escapees. One is British (Landy) one French (Renault 14) two Japanese (Subaru). The rest are all FIAT, Lancia and Alfa. The Italian cars all...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2018, 12:42
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

First winter snow last night with a couple of cm...

First winter snow last night with a couple of cm to be cleared off my wife's car before work this morning. Light snow all day, but not settling. I still have a couple of outside jobs to do but nearly...
6th Sep 2018, 10:05
Replies: 30
Views: 13,663
Posted By Yamagata ken

@parabellum So what are the curfew...

@parabellum



So what are the curfew times at Heathrow? How flexible is Heathrow when all the long haul (10 hours from Narita iirc) flights turn up at 6a.m. and you have to spend an hour in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2018, 06:12
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Thanks team. It went through my bit without...

Thanks team. It went through my bit without troubling the scorers. The south gets the typhoons. Here in the north, we get the snow. Its very egalitarian. Sunny and humid today, and to my wife's...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Sep 2018, 12:31
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Typhoon coming through.It's hot, windy and very...

Typhoon coming through.It's hot, windy and very humid. I'm down to grollies, a t-shirt and sweaty nadgers. I'm sure no-one wants to read this :)
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2018, 09:33
Replies: 52
Views: 6,086
Posted By Yamagata ken

In another life I took a night flight from Hong...

In another life I took a night flight from Hong Kong the the UK. Monsoon season crossing India, well into the cruise was magic. Everyone except me was asleep, I was sat in the tail at a window seat...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2018, 08:15
Replies: 60
Views: 5,086
Posted By Yamagata ken

And while we are on the subject of circularity,...

And while we are on the subject of circularity, here's one. In my shed I have a 30cm-odd length of railway line which I use as an anvil. Its an offcut I picked up in the Pilbara. The iron ore gets...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2018, 07:54
Replies: 60
Views: 5,086
Posted By Yamagata ken

As mentioned by Wingnut (above) the iron ore...

As mentioned by Wingnut (above) the iron ore trains in the Pilbara are seriously serious. This is one of Hamersley Iron's. HI were gracious enough to supply me with a Jetranger for a month's...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2018, 22:42
Replies: 758
Views: 78,984
Posted By Yamagata ken

Anything used in the building industry here (e.g....

Anything used in the building industry here (e.g. gutter bolts) is Whitworth with metric heads. When I overhauled an ancient mixing machine in my wife's factory it was the same. That caused me a lot...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jul 2018, 15:10
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

I used to sing in my local church choir (St...

I used to sing in my local church choir (St Nicolas, Kenilworth). I liked the music and the 4/- per quarter was nice. One Sunday morning I was 5 minutes late for Matins and someone dobbed me in. I...
3rd Jul 2018, 12:34
Replies: 58
Views: 17,993
Posted By Yamagata ken

Obituary in the Telegraph. ...

Obituary in the Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/07/02/john-farley-test-pilot-obituary/
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2018, 15:38
Replies: 82
Views: 6,363
Posted By Yamagata ken

You've nailed British bikes chuks, spend more...

You've nailed British bikes chuks, spend more time fixing them than riding them.

To ge fair, though, that was the time of un-sealed chains and metal-to-metal cables. Weekly maintainance was...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2018, 10:57
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

Clean up Sunday

On the first Sunday of every month (if the weather is good) at 6:00 a.m. the town PA announces "Clean up Sunday". Every household in the community disgorges at least one person to undertake and share...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2018, 11:17
Replies: 82
Views: 6,363
Posted By Yamagata ken

The same motor FOR, but dressed in different...

The same motor FOR, but dressed in different clothes. You'll know the "wave of torque" isn't an exaggeration, nor that the "performance envelope" exceeds mine.

Of the lot, I'd take the Honda...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2018, 06:57
Replies: 82
Views: 6,363
Posted By Yamagata ken

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/830x621/1970_mat_001strsh_472f973b6ce738e85793ecf9f7ed4aa307cecace.jpg

In my teens I was a botom feeder and all my early bikes were dross. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2018, 13:48
Replies: 10,535
Views: 1,276,509
Posted By Yamagata ken

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/621x706/s2016_05_05_cb4a001d4a2fe806063be7a74c0c7ab7a58faa93.jpg

A lady friend has a handicapped teenage daughter with problems standing....
15th Jun 2018, 11:47
Replies: 37
Views: 5,588
Posted By Yamagata ken

I used to wear my father's WWII issue watch to...

I used to wear my father's WWII issue watch to school. In one physics demonstration, the teacher used tweezers to remove a radioactive sample from its protective box and pass a geiger counter over...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2018, 15:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By Yamagata ken

Thanks for that Windy Militant. I didn't have a...

Thanks for that Windy Militant. I didn't have a name, I only know how to do it. A couple of years ago our fridge died and the memsahib and I set off to track and catch a new one (translation for...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2018, 11:08
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By Yamagata ken

Trucker's hitch followed by tieing off with a...

Trucker's hitch followed by tieing off with a clove hitch on the hook. That always makes onlooker's jaws drop. The trucker's hitch gives you a 2:1 advantage when tensioning a rope over a load. If you...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2018, 09:16
Replies: 95
Views: 4,561
Posted By Yamagata ken

When I were a lad I had a Saturday/holiday job...

When I were a lad I had a Saturday/holiday job working in a slaughterhouse. Snelson's in Kenilworth if anyone's interested. My jobs were feeding animals and cleaning, not killing, but I used to help...
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