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Post by jgra1 »

um.. coupe has not had anything done except passing it's MOT during the week :D the power steering continues to leak but I am not interested for now.. i retracked the wheels (4) with my string :D to make it a little better to drive.. will get them done properly soon but not if the 3rd rack is coming off (fitted 2 secondhand ones now, may have to bite bullet)

Boat, no change except I pushed it around my grassy area, then assembled my engine crane about and picked it up :twisted: with the help of another, I dragged the trailer out from underneath ...

the trailer then was used to grab about 50 beams of wood, from 11' to 20' ! the 'copper' in the petrol station didn't care, a few road users stared, and my friend mentioned something about me having some 'where with all' to try this third world transport idea :lol: for my part it made some sense, a long trailer carrying about 250kgs of long wood.. total road train about 36' i think :twisted: pic in a second...


there is more wood than there looks.. it took me voer an hour to load and tie it on .. there was some in the boot too :twisted:

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I spent the longest time yet on my barn design.. my head hurts.. 12 hours of trying to draw in 3D and i had to stop :shock:

quite pleased with it but its a fair bit of work..all this to see what i will need to buy and where to cut every piece of wood :twisted:
think the main drawing will be finished friday eve :)
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Post by jgra1 »

never move to a rented cottage when you have 2 bikes, and old camper, two cars, and an old boat.. its not worth it :twisted:
it should be over in a few days but the logistics are ..... interesting.... :D
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Post by jgra1 »

I moved!
never again.. five of my hardest days in recent times.. will post a pic of the rubbish I am obliged to lug around, later :twisted:
big thanks to KP aka Will for grabbing some loft flooring for me at the beginning of the weekend ! :D picking that up was the turning point South from Doncaster in the old faithful LDV I rented :) (the day was 14 hours of driving with two stops for a cuppa. I dont think I have ever driven 14 hours before)
Now I need to crack on with my barn, and also buy a lawnmower for the first time :)

The camper fired into life and made it to an MOT on Friday morning, the only problem being the throttle stuck OPEN on the journey (its only 5700cc automatic how bad could it be :lol: ) The accelerator pump actuating lever had dislodged and got stuck.. all sorted in a layby very quickly..
The van passed the test :) the ramp was creaking with over 4tons on.. and I was genuienly concerened about picking up the splattered remains of an mot tester :evil:
so 4 out of 4 this year for mots all told (2 other cars I have ran through) . but I think most of them have 'scraped' through...

now.. anyone like nice cottages, free wine/beer/food/lodgings etc and is good with wood? :twisted:
As the GF has told me a few times, I need help :D
John
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Post by KP »

Should put an advert up on gumtree, free lodging for a few nights for help with woodwork ;) or work on your car in excahnge for woodwork!

No worries baout the wood. sorry i couldn't get the last bit in :)

How much did all that cost you as it looks to be strong stuff and i could do with putting proper flooring in our attic instead of odd planks found here and there...
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Post by jgra1 »

no worries re: the leftover board Will :)

think I paid £40 for that set?

the 20 or so OSB boards I picked up earlier and later cost about £100.

dont ask re Fuel costs :twisted:
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Post by KP »

Didn't you run some veg on the LDV as its a PSA engine, thought may have been lucas'd but should have taken veg well once warmed :D
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Post by jgra1 »

crossed my mind ;) great engine! what is it? 2.5 Turbo? thought I could hear a turbo but not 100%
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Post by KP »

LDV cubs are usually the 1.9d with no turbo.. i think some have had them fitted afterwards or possibly a pricey extra but the ones i've seen don't have turbos and they certainly had the speed of an NA :D
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Post by jgra1 »

ahh.. I have a feeling it was a convoy.. a 2.4 NA :)

certainly felt and sounded much more meaty then my TD :twisted:
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IT question - sorry, nothing to do with french cars ;)

Post by jgra1 »

chaps, can anyone tell me in very simple terms :D how I can turn my HP-MINI netbook thing into a wireless transmitter? I seem to be able to pick up a decent signal from the nearest phone mast via a dongle, but I want to serve that around the house... I have a normal 4LAN / Wifi router too..

I know its possible, but networking etc is something I hardly understand :)


It's just temporary until BT get their act together....

Laptop is XP, another machine downstairs is Ubuntu Linux *which is also a foreign language!
many thanks
John
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Post by MikeT »

Look for "access point" mode in the WiFi adapter software. That'll make your adapter the host instead of a client. Where you go from there, I'm not sure.

Where did you get the dongle from? I'm on the hunt for free mobile internet too.
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Post by jgra1 »

thanks Mike..

it's not free .. just a normal PAYG vodaphone.. useful though.. ebaying in lane 3 at 80 (passenger) is an interesting thing I have used it for.. I need to get a life :lol:
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Post by KP »

IIRC you would need to bridge the connections in some way so that the wifi could server out access and then pass it through the dongle..

If i were you i would use the 4 port router with wifi to do this. Is it an ADSL or cable router?

If its cable you could use the lan port on the device(hoping it has one) and then pass the cable to the cable port on the router and set up a static IP on it and then bridge that connection.
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Post by jgra1 »

Will I am lost already :) what is bridging? I have seen it in the router software but ...

LAN i know, the router has 4 LAN ports and the normal wifi ariel port and of course a phone-line in (adsl?)..

the dongle is receiving the signal from the mobile network.. and software on the laptop lets me access the web fine.. so what i need to do is something like get a network from lap to router, and then use the router as a normal wifi distributor.. or thats sort of how I think it works..

will know a bit more when i can mess about over weekend...

the dongle is just a normal USB mobile internet device..