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Engine re-fitting help

Discussion in 'England - North' started by campbellju, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. campbellju

    campbellju Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm planning to get the engine home tomorrow and speaking to the engine builder he said I should fit it sooner rather than later or just keeping turning it over by hand periodically.

    The first plan sounds better! I'd normally throw on a BBQ for help with getting the engine in and out but it's a bit cold out there! Hot tea and bacon butties might be more appropriate

    I'm still overloaded with house projects but wondered when the usual suspects might be free and if there is anyone else who could lend a hand in the NW. I expect the usual suspects are also overloaded with house projects too!

    Mr Chan always used to bring the crane but I can hire one of those for £15 as we don't see him around much

    Stu(mo)'s knees still need to rest but he's already offered his quality control services.

    Once the engine is in I can finish it off at my leisure over the coming months

    What do we reckon :)
     
  2. fubar andy

    fubar andy Moderator & N/W Rep Staff Member

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    March is best for me:

    March
    Sat 5th and Sunday 6th
    Saturday 12th
    Sunday 20th
    Sat 26th & Sunday 27th

    April & May
    Nothing


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    I'll bring all my tools that could be of some use!
    Just let me know if I can help!
     
  3. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    There isn't really anything in my calendar at the moment; I've used up all my leave now until the new financial year.

    I don't know that I've got any tools that you two haven't already got; I'd offer brute force and ignorance, but I'm a bit short on brute force. - Moral support? Someone to make sure Stu doesn't try to help?
     
  4. campbellju

    campbellju Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks gents, I'll check with Stu and work around Andy's dates.
     
  5. geoff pine

    geoff pine Active Member

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    Im sure if you asked Andy Chan to help he would .
     
  6. campbellju

    campbellju Moderator Staff Member

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    Not a bad idea, the more the merrier. I guess you are too far nowadays Geoff?
     
  7. fubar andy

    fubar andy Moderator & N/W Rep Staff Member

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    Hey Jim, are you still in need for some help?
     
  8. geoff pine

    geoff pine Active Member

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    I'm tempted Jim traveled up on Sunday for the football eight hours for a journey the should take 4. 1/2 hours then we lost 1.0 :cry: The last journey a few weeks ago was also a eight hour journey both times the M6 was closed between j .15 and j.16 north bound! I'm starting to love the train :hushed:
     
  9. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you get an engine hoist on the train?

    I'd better get at least one car MOT'd or I won't be going anywhere.
     
  10. fubar andy

    fubar andy Moderator & N/W Rep Staff Member

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    I can borrow a crane if needed?
     
  11. geoff pine

    geoff pine Active Member

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    getting it on and off the tube is going to present a few problems :grinning:
     
  12. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    Do it during rush hour. - I've taken the piccadilly line from Heathrow before and never seen quite such a look of disgust for having my luggage taking up space on the tube... and I didn't give a shit what they thought because I was still in holiday mode. :cool:
     
  13. Jon Olds

    Jon Olds Well-Known Member

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    Rush hour tube family luggage. Once was enough for me, never again
    Jon
     
  14. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    I wasn't going to pay stupid money for the overland train when I could take the tube with an Oyster card... but having said that I try not to use London airports if I can avoid them.
     
  15. britishrallying

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    You don't live in the Wirral anymore then Geoff?
     
  16. geoff pine

    geoff pine Active Member

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    No sold up in 2013 and moved to sunny essex:sunglasses:
     
  17. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    Wanted to be closer to your holiday home in Jaywick wasn't it? ;)
     
  18. campbellju

    campbellju Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello gents. Sorry I've been so quiet recently, work and house projects have kept me fully occupied. I'm away with work a lot of April too so it it might be another month before I can get to the R. Will keep you informed.

    Jim
     
  19. PobodY

    PobodY Moderator Staff Member

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    That's OK by me. - I need to get both cars MOT'd before I can re-tax them... and as the usual form is for the Datsun to fail and need work I don't expect to be driving anywhere for about a month anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  20. geoff pine

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    Nothing like a couple of weeks in Jaywich was hoping to borrow you Gtir as mines way to tidy for there
     

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