Life on the edge - the Diary of a C5

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Re: The diary of a C5

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I have a very large Allen hover mower with a sick Tecumseh 2-stroke engine. It will only rev to half speed and as it's got a fixed carb with no adjustments I'm thinking it's probably in need of a decoke. I have previously stripped the carb but found no blockages. I'm loath to delv into its inner workings as Tecumseh 2-strokes are very near the bottom of the list of favourite engines. I think its best use might be as ammunition for a trebuchet :rofl2:
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bobins wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 09:05 I think its best use might be as ammunition for a trebuchet :rofl2:


That made me giggle :)
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bobins wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 09:05I think its best use might be as ammunition for a trebuchet :rofl2:

I think that, with a bit of careful planning, it might be possible to use the trebuchet to pull the starter rope and get it going. If it does, great; however, if it does not the trebuchet could still chuck it a decent distance (where the impact might shake it up enough to start it anyway). Either way it would be a decent result.
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I was idly wondering how much more pitch I'd have to put on the blades before I could get it to fully hover in mid air.......... a sort of mildly frighteing mower-drone. Might help to get more distance once the trebuchet launches it as well :-D
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Hello, friends!

Papa has had a good laugh at the thought of using a trebuchet to sort out the unruly kids. He thinks he may have more of a chance of this than two .50 calibre machine guns on the bonnets of the mowers!!

Anyway, as promised, the pictures of the beasties in question!
The contents of the cylinder (all 344cc) running down the inside of the bonnet
The contents of the cylinder (all 344cc) running down the inside of the bonnet
The Beast in all her glory
The Beast in all her glory
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bobins wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 08:56Tell papa to park up the mower so that the engine tilts backwards.


Ay up!

Fifi's Papa here. the reason the cylinder was full of oil to begin with was someone (not me!) had turned the mower on it's side to clean the blades and, in so doing, lost a nut from the cutter deck! Sooooo, guess who will be buying a selection box of Nylocs? Then comes a lovely knuckle skinner of a job tightening the errant nut but then the unadulterated fun of bombing around on the mower for a few minutes! Minus clag, sadly.....

Although, thinking me thinks and looking at a bottle of 3 in 1......
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bobins wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 13:12 I was idly wondering how much more pitch I'd have to put on the blades before I could get it to fully hover in mid air.......... a sort of mildly frighteing mower-drone. Might help to get more distance once the trebuchet launches it as well :-D


:lol:

It would be ideal for trimming tall hedges too ;)
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CitroJim wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 16:06
It would be ideal for trimming tall hedges too ;)


Nah....... not enough power in the hover mower :rofl2: :-D This is what I want for hedge trimming. And as far as I can tell, there's absolutely nothing dangerous about it at all :roll: :^o

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Meanwhile, the pilot of a tourist helicopter is wondering who the f**k stole the rotor blades from their Bell Ranger!
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bobins wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 19:05
CitroJim wrote: 18 Jul 2017, 16:06
It would be ideal for trimming tall hedges too ;)


Nah....... not enough power in the hover mower :rofl2: :-D This is what I want for hedge trimming. And as far as I can tell, there's absolutely nothing dangerous about it at all :roll: :^o



Geeez! Now that really is a mean hedge-trimmer :shock: :lol:
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Hello, friends.

Papa wants one of those. That would do the job better than the trebuchet!!!!!

Large, heavy parcels are arriving containing parts for me. So, after using the tractor as a warm up, Papa is about to mend my front brakes. The handbrake on the right hand side has seized solid. He is also talking about keeping the old calliper and pulling it to pieces to see if he can fix it, I think he can. My Papa could fix a rainy day if he could only find where to put his sockets on it.

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Hello, Friends!!

Another lumpy parcel, another sweating delivery man.

Papa says he will unpack his tools tomorrow!!!!
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Be afraid, very afraid :lol:
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Re: The diary of a C5

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:shock: :shock: :shock: Hello, Friends!

Well, the contents of the lumpy parcels have been examined and they contain a replacement offside front brake caliper (2nd hand) and a pair of Eicher brake discs.

Papa will not be swearing as much this time. 2 years ago, he had to change both calipers and did not know about using LEXIA to bleed my powerful brakes. So this time, it will be easier for the old fool.

Oh, and he has found a new offside suspension arm amongst his stash! Glad about that, my bushes were on their way out.

So, I shall be spending tomorrow with my front wheels dangling in mid air and resisting the temptation to swing them, just in case I clout Papa a fourpenny one on his head. I do hope his Lexia has learned to communicate properly. It keeps making strange karate like sounds. I struggle and I speak French, German and English. So I know just what Papa is saying, even if Maman doesn't........

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