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Old 03-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #1
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Tips for the young players

I've had a brainwave...we need a new thread....don't know if one already exhists...don't care....just like the title sez....I'll kick it off...then its over to you lot...ok...tips on the track ..in camp ..in the workshop...what did you do to get yourself out of a bad mess...how did you save your sorry arse....etc..

Today I've been changing the wheel bearings on my trailer..after knocking out the old cones and a clean up ...time to knock the new cones in...get them started with a few light taps with the the hammer and tap them in using a piece of hardwood flat across the hub...when you get the cones in flush with the hub you need something else to be able to keep driving them in easily....so this is where my big idea comes in...which I invented naturally of course.....time for a pic..



...get the grinder and cut the old ones you've just knocked out and use them to finish driving the new cones home...place the old cones on the new cones the same way up as the new ones and bang the lot in...the cut cone springs back out with a slight tap from the back side of the hub....clear as mud...and keep the cut cones for next time...

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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& while you've got the grinder out

A Convertible............

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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dont use wood,,bloody dirt and grit and cleaning takes time away from

I always use a brass drift,,which is a brass bar about 5/8" dia and what ever length you like
the idea is brass is softer than steel and therefore will not deform the steel
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #4
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N wear ya safety glasses n safety gear if your doing it this way, bearings have a real nasty habit of shattering and inbedding themselves in ya body when ya hit them against each other ... apparently

I suppose you could lose an eye if you're not careful...
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:48 PM   #5
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Put bearings in a plastic bag in the freezer the night before fitting;
Use a socket, reversed on an extension bar to centre it, to drive in the bearing
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:52 PM   #6
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Just hit the fecking things
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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when you buy a new toy

check it

today bought new light from

aldi

part assembled

did the other part

had a good look at the part that aldi had done

was wrong pulled it apart and fixed it

morale

always check ur work

and double check anybody elses

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:25 AM   #8
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my tip

If something's too hard to fix, flash your tits and some poor sucker will do it for you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:31 AM   #9
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If something's too hard to fix, flash your tits and some poor sucker will do it for you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #10
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If something's too hard to fix, flash your tits and some poor sucker will do it for you.

yeh we all fall for that one. lol
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:38 AM   #11
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Put bearings in a plastic bag in the freezer the night before fitting;
Use a socket, reversed on an extension bar to centre it, to drive in the bearing
Yeah..I've used the socket trick before...the new cones were a bit tight to get started and that freezing thing came to mind...couldn't remember whether it was freeze the bearing or freeze the hub...either way I would have been scalded for putting bike parts in freezer...so I just blundered on..
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:45 AM   #12
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Nice ti s Na...oops tip Nazza...in the same vain...if you have had a serious accident in a remote area and you dont have a plb, sat phone , spot or the like...if you can make it to your feet..or knees even...just unzip and take a leak...a vehicle will suddenly appear out of nowhere...
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:03 AM   #13
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Eek Tip # 69

worked for me.......................

had me "talk wench" out before ya knew it......................

cheers matty...............................& ani..............................& nazza....
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Nice ti s Na...oops tip Nazza...in the same vain...if you have had a serious accident in a remote area and you dont have a plb, sat phone , spot or the like...if you can make it to your feet..or knees even...just unzip and take a leak...a vehicle will suddenly appear out of nowhere...
Reminds me of the time a mate and I waged school and we went to the only other bus stop that the bus stopped in before it left town (we lived 30 or 40 K out of town).

At 3:30 the bus hadn't arrived like it should have so we waited longer.

At 4:00 we were starting to get a bit worried because it was our only way home, the bus had never been that late, and we were a bit late to the bus stop so we thought we may have missed it.

At 4:15 I suddenly had the great idea that if I lit up a cigarette the bus was sure to show up, so I lit one, and sure enough the bus turned the corner.

My mate turned turned to me and yelled, "You fucking idiot! why didn't you light one up half an hour ago!"
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:14 AM   #15
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If you are getting dodgy looking Philips head screws out, give the screw driver a sharp tap or two with a hammer to help seat the driver and loosen the screw a bit...

I think thats what it does anyway...
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