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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #420 on: 01 August 2020, 08:34:31 »

Took advantage of Samsung's trade in and discount offer.

Swopped 2 A10's for S6's.

I forgot to mention delivery (just to make TB jealous) ordered 6pm, arrived following day at 9:30am.
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #421 on: 01 August 2020, 10:10:37 »

Took advantage of Samsung's trade in and discount offer.

Swopped 2 A10's for S6's.

I forgot to mention delivery (just to make TB jealous) ordered 6pm, arrived following day at 9:30am.
Ah, but it wasn't from egay, so doesn't count ;D
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #422 on: 01 August 2020, 10:59:33 »

Friends daughter round this morning in her Fiat 500 had some personal plates for her birthday so I fitted them for her, she was going to pay her mechanic to do it, my good deed for the day.😎
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #423 on: 01 August 2020, 15:27:50 »

Fixed the rear garden gate of my next door but one neighbour,so she can now enter/exit her back garden again.
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #424 on: 01 August 2020, 18:45:32 »

Fixed the rear garden gate of my next door but one neighbour,so she can now enter/exit her back garden again.
I go round my neighbours to cut my hedge on our boundry. I have to be ultra careful as his gate is so rotten, i'm scared it'll fall apart in my hand.  ;D
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #425 on: 03 August 2020, 09:28:07 »

Completed some more Dexta items on the list:

Made and fitted the battery and starter cables
Fixed the starter motor (a poor previous overhaul by a pro, didn't solder the brush braids!)
Fitted the horn
Made and fitted the horn loom
Fitted the ignition/lights switch
Buzzed out the wiring loom to check its fitted correctly
Filled with oil
Check valve clearances (It would appear I had set them  ;D)
Check injector pump timing (It would appear that I did set this also  :D)
Pop some fuel in
Prime the low pressure fuel system
Fettle the injector pump  (not pumping on one cylinder)
Swear at the primer pump leaking (aftermarket part after mine disappeared)
Prime the high pressure fuel lines.

Go for a start and away she went, all three cylinders with no bother at all.

Shut it off and fill the cooling system, water pissing out the centre of the radiator  :'( (new one ordered, not eBay  ;D)
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #426 on: 03 August 2020, 18:47:23 »

Completed some more Dexta items on the list:

Made and fitted the battery and starter cables
Fixed the starter motor (a poor previous overhaul by a pro, didn't solder the brush braids!)
Fitted the horn
Made and fitted the horn loom
Fitted the ignition/lights switch
Buzzed out the wiring loom to check its fitted correctly
Filled with oil
Check valve clearances (It would appear I had set them  ;D)
Check injector pump timing (It would appear that I did set this also  :D)
Pop some fuel in
Prime the low pressure fuel system
Fettle the injector pump  (not pumping on one cylinder)
Swear at the primer pump leaking (aftermarket part after mine disappeared)
Prime the high pressure fuel lines.

Go for a start and away she went, all three cylinders with no bother at all.

Shut it off and fill the cooling system, water pissing out the centre of the radiator  :'( (new one ordered, not eBay  ;D)

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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #427 on: 03 August 2020, 19:05:46 »

Spent lunchtime thrashing the Arrma toy around the leisure centre field.  I bet daisys and dandelions are still falling out of the sky now ;D

Spent about 45 mins ringing some local companies that sounded like they make shit, to see if I can buy some thick steel plate to strap my 3d printer to, to stop X/Y frame flex, but nobody has any.

Anyone know where to buy some 400x500 thick steel plate - thick enough to not flex when printer is bolted down to it?

Not sure if 5mm will flex or not at that size.  I do run my belts pretty tight.
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #428 on: 03 August 2020, 19:25:16 »

Ebay.  :y

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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #429 on: 03 August 2020, 19:39:19 »


Spent about 45 mins ringing some local companies that sounded like they make shit, to see if I can buy some thick steel plate to strap my 3d printer to, to stop X/Y frame flex, but nobody has any.

Anyone know where to buy some 400x500 thick steel plate - thick enough to not flex when printer is bolted down to it?

Not sure if 5mm will flex or not at that size.  I do run my belts pretty tight.


Probably. But you could bolt two plates together.


You'd do better asking in person, as the size you want is an offcut out of the bin


Quality plywood would also work, and again you could epoxy 2 or 3 pieces together for extra stiffness.

« Last Edit: 03 August 2020, 19:41:16 by Nick W »
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #430 on: 03 August 2020, 20:07:12 »

or epoxy your bed to a paving slab ,thermal stability and not bendy  :)
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #431 on: 03 August 2020, 20:27:41 »

or epoxy your bed to a paving slab ,thermal stability and not bendy  :)
Whilst I'm sure that would work, the phrase my father would use is there is a difference between scratching your arse and tearing it to bits.

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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #432 on: 03 August 2020, 20:41:03 »

 don't forget to use chockfast orange between the paving slab and the printer bed   ;D :y
it's used for engine test beds etc



ok ,that might be over kill
hence i still have several tins  ;D 
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #433 on: 04 August 2020, 11:30:43 »

don't forget to use chockfast orange between the paving slab and the printer bed   ;D :y
it's used for engine test beds etc



ok ,that might be over kill
hence i still have several tins  ;D

Used that a lot in marine, mainly for the foundations of 5MW VIMs (Vertical Induction Motors)
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Re: So what have you done today during lockdown?
« Reply #434 on: 04 August 2020, 12:28:04 »

Spent lunchtime thrashing the Arrma toy around the leisure centre field.  I bet daisys and dandelions are still falling out of the sky now ;D

Spent about 45 mins ringing some local companies that sounded like they make shit, to see if I can buy some thick steel plate to strap my 3d printer to, to stop X/Y frame flex, but nobody has any.

Anyone know where to buy some 400x500 thick steel plate - thick enough to not flex when printer is bolted down to it?

Not sure if 5mm will flex or not at that size.  I do run my belts pretty tight.

Get yourself a couple of highway maintenance cones, put one either side of a manhole of appropriate size ........... and then nick the manhole cover.  :y ::)
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