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Post by lexi » 22 Feb 2010, 21:11

As long as you are dreaming Jim you unwind the tape It`s when people don't sleep and don`t dream that the issues arise. I am like you....I think of one liners that
I have never heard of in my life.......yet they come out rapid in a dream :shock: ...........Let this be our secret :roll: Ooops........I had to pull up my Freudian Slip there :lol:
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Post by CitroJim » 22 Feb 2010, 21:33

I just have to turn a dream into reality now lexi :lol:

I dream a lot. Normally a good sleeper. They say it's healthy, sort of filing away the days activities and putting things in order.

So many of my dreams are technical. Must be a good indication of what goes on in my head most of the time :roll:
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Post by xantia_v6 » 22 Feb 2010, 22:11

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CitroJim wrote:
Koukku wrote:Yup, cold weather certainly makes the ram leak more, I noticed this on my car. The rear ram was damp last winter, but no leaking during the summer. And now it's damp again...


Curious as to why Koukku....

It makes no logical sense...

:?


I'm no engineer, but i know rubber is far more supple in warmer weather than it is when cold.

You should read Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman (the book, not the wikipeadia article), It gives the story of how it was discovered that cold seals caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to explode.

I foresee someone designing an Activa Ram heater :wink:

I once designed an electronic circuit in a dream, woke up and drew the schematic, went back to sleep. That design worked when built :shock:
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Post by Toby_HDi » 22 Feb 2010, 22:23

I don't know how you people do it.

I very, very rarely dream. If I do its just a mash of rubbish.

Might explain a few things mind... :lolhit: :tongue:
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Post by CitroJim » 22 Feb 2010, 22:56

xantia_v6 wrote:You should read Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman (the book, not the wikipeadia article), It gives the story of how it was discovered that cold seals caused the Space Shuttle Challenger to explode.


Now there's a book I know I'd thoroughly enjoy Mike :D Must try and get hold of a copy...

Good bedtime reading...
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Post by Xaccers » 22 Feb 2010, 23:37

xantia_v6 wrote:I once designed an electronic circuit in a dream, woke up and drew the schematic, went back to sleep. That design worked when built :shock:


It didn't create a spherical forcefield which you and two others fitted over an old fairground ride carriage and took on an adventure into space as explorers, did it? :D
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Post by vince » 22 Feb 2010, 23:46

CitroJim wrote:
So many of my dreams are technical. Must be a good indication of what goes on in my head most of the time :roll:


The name C3P0 human cyborg relations springs to mind.... :lol:

Just kidding :D
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Post by andmcit » 22 Feb 2010, 23:49

So. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? :?

Profound huh? :lol:

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Post by Xaccers » 22 Feb 2010, 23:52

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Post by vince » 23 Feb 2010, 00:17

Now that is profound :lol:

Thats not the picture of what Jim dreamnt of is it :P
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Post by lexi » 23 Feb 2010, 00:19

Listen to young Toby there ...doesn`t dream......yeah right. We know what you`ll be dreamin about :lol:

:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

Who doesn`t? :lol:
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Post by Toby_HDi » 23 Feb 2010, 00:42

:yeah: :saber:

Seriously, it is very rare I ever do. Either that or by the time I've woken up I can't recall them
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Post by CitroJim » 27 Feb 2010, 00:24

Ahh, the end of a very busy week :D Shame the weather is closing in again :(

I'm all well again now and back to work. Same old, same old. I'm up to my eyeballs at work and despite wanting to take some leave, for the foreseeable I cannot :twisted: Hours are long and weekends have become very precious as a result to get done all I need to get done both for the family and for me personally. Time is short and projects and work on the car front are likely to be long and delayed for a while.

Anything I have promised I'll do for anyone will be done but not for a while yet. Work and family have to take priority at this time.

I've not been very active on here this past week. Mainly because I spend all day at work staring at a PC screen (five of them actually) debugging and customising software and quite honestly, the last thing I want to do when I'm home is look at another PC :twisted: I'm a bit PC'd out at the moment...

This week has been a bit warmer and as a result my workshop is a little more habitable and I've been taking advantage of it when I can to get a bit of relaxation in and to get a change of scenery in a PC-free zone. It's good therapy and I have a big Activa project to play with :D Shame is that I can only catch and hour or two out there every now and again when all other tasks are complete :(

My Activa project is likely to take a very long time at current workloads...

My workshop had become a bit disorganised of late and these past couple of evenings I've been busy having a sort-out and tidy-up. Last evening I got together a load for the tip and rushed it down there this evening before the tip closed.

This evening I reassembled a 4HP20 gearbox that had been in bits for months as it'll be many months before I will get around to rebuilding it properly and it takes up less space reassembled and it's it safer together as parts won't get damaged or lost.

My ram repair plans have received a little more attention and I hope to report progress soon.

This evening I gave the seized roll corrector mechanism some attention. I could not free it off with Plus-gas or WD40 so took a risk and disassembled it. It is riveted together essentially and I needed to use my hydraulic press to do the deed. It was successful and it is now it bits.

This is it, just before a good clean-up:

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It seizes because of rust on the pivots and on the sliding plates so it is essential to keep it well lubricated like a height corrector. The sliding plates are separated by plastic sheets.

After a good clean and rust removal, I can reassemble it and it should then be good to go again. The rivets (actually the pivots) will re-peen and hold tight again.Looks like they'll only come apart once as there'll be a limit to how many times the pivots can be re-peened.

I'm spending time wit my girls this weekend so not much on the project front is planned although I do hope to sneak out for a bit and try to finish the interior removal on the Activa project and possibly remove the leaky roll corrector for overhaul. The weather may do for that plan though...

My red Activa has been in daily use this week and I really have enjoyed it. This evening though I swapped over to my V6 for the weekend and found that's still a lovely car too. Having a week off driving it made me appreciate all the more its good points :D
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Post by Xaccers » 27 Feb 2010, 01:18

I can't remember, but would there be enough room around the pivot area to replace it with a suitable bolt?
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Post by lexi » 27 Feb 2010, 12:43

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Is that what like an Activa Ram looks with the horns off? :lol:

Busy is good Jim..........more money for hobbys and projects 8-)
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