Your Best Emergency "jury-rig" job

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Russ wrote:

Roger on that. I replace the SU's (now that you have brought that tid bit back from the Black hole of memory) with a pair of 45 DCOE Webers on my old TRIUMPH TR-3. Also upgraded the engine with a 360 duration 1/2 inch lift cam with a 24 degree overlap, some trick exhausts, a little clean up in the intake ports, balanced and blue printed the whole shooting match. The puppy engine wouldn't idle below 1000 RPM but it would burn rubber in the first three gears and top out at 160 or so. It would embarrass a stock tuned for the street Corvettes.
Wish I still had that baby blue TR-3.
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Russ wrote:

Hi, Wife insisted on driving a Subeam Tiger LONG time agon. That twin carb and Lucas electrical system! Still I have nightmarish shudder thinking about them, LOL. I was away on TDY and she ignored oil warning light seizing engine. I was so happy hauling that car to wrecking yard. Tony
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Tony Hwang wrote:

++++++++++++++++++++++ Why to the English drink warm beer? Lucas makes their fridges.
Lucas, lord of darkness!

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[snip] a Sunbeam Tiger [snip]
<drool, drool, slobber, drool>
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In Re: Your Best Emergency "jury-rig" job on Sat, 08 Oct 2005 19:21:22 GMT, by Tony Hwang, we read:

Know what a Tiger is worth today?
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uppers,
Uhhh... yeah. Most definately :)
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DesignGuy wrote:

How about going into a sand bar on Khoueng Hongsa river in Laos and dinging the three bladed prop on the old DeHavilland DHC3 Otter on an obstruction. One of the blades had a 8 inch curl back 90 degrees from the plain of rotation. Well get out a hack saw and cut the offending blade back to where it is straight. Then use a string to measure the distance from the center of the prop hub to the end of the cut blade and duplicate the cut back on the other two blades. Plug up the bullet holes in the fuel tank with bamboo, leather and duct tape. Load some more fuel into the tanks and fire the beast up before bad guys showed up.
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In article <45mdncO1LJsFv9renZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@web-

While I don't wish to make a firm judgement of your honesty...
It seems logical that, people who have actually engaged in the type of "business ventures" that you have described on this NG...
....Would already know better than to boast about it.
....And, those who didn't learn such discretion, wouldn't still be alive.
(???)
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Antipodean Bucket Farmer wrote:

Why????
I was young and invulnerable. It was only questionably illegal in some peoples minds. It made me a great deal of money tax free. I had a great time doing it. I met all kinds of interesting people. And finally discretion is a highly over rated word, just look at this Usenet group.
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Pope Secola VI wrote:

My brother had a good one...
In Vietnam he was an aircraft mechanic (now retired) One time he was called out to a remote location where they had a down helicopter. Some wiring had burned up. He rigged new wiring by striping out strands from a set of jumper cables and using electrical tape for insulation.
The funny part was when got ready to leave the captain on the down craft made him ride back on the repaired one, The captain wanted him to go down with them if his repair did not hold up.
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MC wrote:

I can understand that. After all why should the pilot be the first one at the scene of an accident!!!!!
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IIRC,in early times,Roman bridge engineers were made to be on a barge under the new bridge for it's first use.Then they had an interest in seeing that the bridge hold up to traffic.
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Yeah, but the guys on Misc Surv do better than you home repair guys.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Where do you think I'm posting from, Chris?
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You're supposed to say in your writing.
Now, I happen to be posting from M.S.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Me too. For the last seven years.
Guess I'm not memorable or prolific enough.
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TDKozan wrote:

Do more poop slinging in nonsense political threads and talk less sense ?
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uppers,
Many years ago, I was a supervisor of the final test department for a company that did testing and validation of ICs. We had a set of chips for a DoD contract and we were under a deadline. The building's AC crashed and the heat buildup killed the computers, which were old models that we actually programmed with punched paper tape spools. However, we noticed it was a very breezy day, so we rigged up a wind tunnel of sorts to keep the computers cool enough to run. We propped open the doors on the windward side of the building, and used scrap cardboard, plywood and duct tape to seal off open areas and channel a cooling breeze through the final test area. It worked well enough to get the production run finished.
Jeff on M.S.
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On Fri, 07 Oct 2005 23:28:55 GMT, "Stormin Mormon"

Early Ford Courier...throttle arm bushing broke while on a week long hunting trip By using three cornered file, I cut the rim off of a 30-30 rifle case and installed it in place of the bushing with the arm riding inside the rifle case. 3 yrs later it was still working fine.
Gunner
Confronting Liberals with the facts of reality is very much akin to clubbing baby seals. It gets boring after a while, but because Liberals are so stupid it is easy work." Steven M. Barry
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Just a couple days ago , the diesel injection pump came loose on the bus we use for motor home , one of the mounting studs came right out and was gone , the other was loose inits thread . I jammed a piece of wood behind it to hold it in place and wedged it back where it shoulda been . the fuel supply line to the pump also broke , we fixed it with just a pice of rubber line found in the bottom of the tool box and wire to hold it in place . Wire also held the wood brace for the fuel pump in place .
way back when I was working in the outback I saw a old ford , no doors bonnet or boot , loaded up with people , one guy doing gears thru a hole in the floor , another doing the steering and clutch and brake , another guy sitting on the plenum panel , foot braced against each spring tower , doing the accelerator . They were heading for town , town being Wiluna West AU . I didnt 'fix er up' but I reckon they deserve a mention for adaptability and ingenuity.
Another time I was driving an older holden , and the engine mount broke , it was a cheapo jap one that didnt have the movement limiter built in , and the engine came up and knocked a big dent in the bonnet ( OK , I WAS racing a mate at the time , up Wannaroo Rd in Perth ) I used a coat hanger and pliers to wire it back down , everthing else was OK , I was going to replace the broken mount as soon as possible ,but it ended up holding up for a cuple of years till I sld the ute .
We were driving our current jackaroo through the barrington tops , on some of the nastier back tracks and the center bearing on the drive shaft began knocking realy hard up on the floor We camped up and I dropped the drive shaft , and after rerouting the heater hoses , cable tied a length of heater hose into the rubber mount as extra reinforcing for it . That repair has held up for a couple of years , including a couple of round australia trips towing a caravan .
Some friends I know staked their dinghy they use for fishing , its an alloy boat , and they didnt have the money to have the hole welded up . They flattened the edges down and melted a plastic plate over it inside and out . hat lasted for a couple of fishing trips I know of and probably is still holding up good .
I had an one of the first alloy head fords , but the head gasket was blown and the head very very corroded . I took it apart , cleaned the corrsionout of the head , plastered it all over where it met the block with silastic , and coated the head gasket with silastic too , after being a bit careful the water ports and where the oil went were not going to block up , I reassembled it . Drove it on that repair for a couple years , and sold the car to my brother , with a warning not to pressure flush the cooling system , that warning went unheaded . kinda funny to see him crank the motor with no spark plugs in it and see the fountains of water jetting out of it .
My brother had an old valiant with the torsion bar suspension on the front , one of the adjusters lost its bolt after a long stretch of some of the wort road I seen for a long time . His soultion was to simply take the bolt out of the other side and drive it on its bump stops , reckoned it cornerd heaps better that way , no body roll at all .
I had a ford transit van that had a bit of a wiring melt down , I unhooked the battery and looked at the back of the dash and it was toast .. The under bonnet wiring was OK , so with the help of a donor fridge from a handy dump , I jury rigged the ignition , ran a wire from the ignition ballast to the battery and the little wire that makes the alternator go was cut and joined into the new ignition wire , poked the starter motor with a screw driver and drove it the rest of the way on that .
My brother had a suzuki lj50 that broke an engine mount , we wrapped a brick in rag and tape and chocked the motor up with it , wiring the brick and motor and chassis together and drove some 150 kms on it through some rugged terrain . THe brick was broken into several pieces when we eventualy got home , but it got us through .
I blew a raditaor hose way out back of nowhere , bandaged the hose in duct tape and left the radiator cap loose so it didnt build up pressure , drove slower for the rest of the trip , this ws a commonish occurance when I was younger and driving snot buckets .
Put several roos thru the front of cars , picnching off the ruptured radiator bars with pliers became a familiar thing to do .
One roo incident that sticks in my memory , a car was passing me on the road between Perth and Geraldton , close to Enneaba as he pulled out to overtake ,he put his highbeams on , he was realy moving I was doing 130 in a 110 zone and he was passing me like I was standing still , hislights lit up a roo that had to be dam near 6 foot tall right in front of him. I braked , hard as I could without losing traction , he hit he roo and it went up and came down in front of us , we were in a tiny front wheel drive 4cyl hatch back car , but we lost enough speed that I was able to swerve and miss the roo as it landed and not hit the guy who was passing us . I was thinking we would collect the roo throug our windscreen . I turned around and went back to see how bad damaged he was , we lost him as soon as his lights went out . He was OK , after we pulled the front of his car forward a bit , his car was driveable , I pointed his spot lights into a lowbeamish pattern and tied up the bits of AP gear that were broken and hanging down , and senthim on his way . I waited for the brakes and tyres to cool abit before follwoing him . He got to eneaba Ok , we got home with no hassle .
Aonther roo incident was in our car , My wife had been driving and we got into some heavyish fog , she pulled up and we swapped over . After a while the fog was thinning , and she turned to say something to me , I looked over her way briefly and saw a roo on collision course with our car . I swerved over the road a bit , it wa early am's and we wre the only car on the road , but the roo ended up still sticking its head through the closed window on her side . Showered us in glass and left its head on her seat .
I blocked up the window with cardboard from a convieniently abandonded beer carton from the roadside .
Few weeks previous a roo tried the same stunt but only broke the glass .
I went off the road and put a hole inthe sump of my old ford , I collected as much oil as I could with an empty water bottle that I cut the side out of to make a tray , dropped the sump , and hammered the hole as closed as I could , and with a deliberate dent outward .
I walked nearly 20 km back up the road and scabbed an old battery from a roadside pull off / rest area , and fortunately for me , an old steel hubcap . I busted the battery and took some of the lead grids and meltd it in the hubcap when I got back to the car I scrathced the area around the hole in the sump clean as I could and tipped the liquid lead onto it .. when it cooled it held tho it looked like it had horrible cold lap on the job . Reassebled the sump , poured the oil back , the level was only about 2/3s full after , so Id lost a fair bit . Drove home . the gasket was reused and silasticed for luck , but it leaked a lot , but the repair to the sump didnt until I hit another rock and bent the whole sump again ...
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