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1 hour ago, topforcein said:

thats sweeet

so does mean you dont visit birmingham wheels anymore.

mind you the last time i went was in the 80's:lol: then we had a bmx course built about 5 mins from me on a park. the remnants of it is still there as it is right next to my wife's work. mind my days of rideing bikes are gone due to health issues witch really smegs me off 

I spent many happy hours at Wheels, it's all gone now, just like my local track Cocksmoors Woods. Where was the track by you, Wordsley?

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Today I couldn't take it anymore and I had my wife shave my head.  I needed a haircut just as stay-at-home orders were issued, so I was already behind.  Now with another six weeks behind us, I couldn't take the wings, curls, fuzz, and god knows what.  We went outside and I trimmed up my beard as I usually do, but then we set the guard to the lowest setting and she went to work.  There was that moment of indecision before committing, but I figured worst case it would grow back.  Actually, it turned out better than I hoped.  It's not quite like Jason Statham

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but it's definitely not terrible like Lobot either...

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I may not need a barber anymore...  :lol:

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15 minutes ago, speedy_w_beans said:

Today I couldn't take it anymore and I had my wife shave my head.  I needed a haircut just as stay-at-home orders were issued, so I was already behind.  Now with another six weeks behind us, I couldn't take the wings, curls, fuzz, and god knows what.  We went outside and I trimmed up my beard as I usually do, but then we set the guard to the lowest setting and she went to work.  There was that moment of indecision before committing, but I figured worst case it would grow back.  Actually, it turned out better than I hoped.  It's not quite like Jason Statham

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but it's definitely not terrible like Lobot either...

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I may not need a barber anymore...  :lol:

I have been doing mine with balding shears for the best part of 20 years. Nature is helping me by making me need to cut less and less each time

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22 hours ago, Futura said:

I spent many happy hours at Wheels, it's all gone now, just like my local track Cocksmoors Woods. Where was the track by you, Wordsley?

no it was one the local council built on a rerely used park in princess end 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.5442154,-2.0571556,57m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-GB

 

as you can see just about the outline of what is left of it i think the last time i used that was with my leg in plaster mind going over the first table top cracked it so need a trip to repair it :lol: and if you would have been their watching me trying to get round it you would have been rolling on the floor :lol:

 

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hello... almost finished plan to make my little garden to a playground ... as no idea how long this situation is going to keep on.. and my daughter wanted the tree house from peppa pig.. i dont have any trees so i did the best i could and built this... and now hopefully i can go back and restore my lancia 037... even doe my back is  in pain and i had no ladde so 4 old alfa tyres and wheels and a kitchen chair on top did the work 😀... and i might do as speedy.. just shave my hair of.. as soon i can make  pony tail🤣🤣 i even tried  some 60s style  with gel... but nope not for me

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1 hour ago, stefank said:

hello... almost finished plan to make my little garden to a playground ... as no idea how long this situation is going to keep on.. and my daughter wanted the tree house from peppa pig.. i dont have any trees so i did the best i could and built this... and now hopefully i can go back and restore my lancia 037... even doe my back is  in pain and i had no ladde so 4 old alfa tyres and wheels and a kitchen chair on top did the work 😀... and i might do as speedy.. just shave my hair of.. as soon i can make  pony tail🤣🤣 i even tried  some 60s style  with gel... but nope not for me

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That is absolutely beautiful. We don't have kids, but if I had a daughter I know I'd be more than happy to build a house for her. You did such a fantastic job!

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1 hour ago, mongoose1983 said:

That is absolutely beautiful. We don't have kids, but if I had a daughter I know I'd be more than happy to build a house for her. You did such a fantastic job!

thank you,  im really tired of painting for a while at least now :)  like the say happy  daughter = happy wife =  Happy wife happy life :)

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Did some drawing with my youngest (3), gave myself a go to replicate his Samba bus toy.

I am not good at drawing so lets say I am kinda impressed with myself.

signed the drawing with my kids name and told my wife it was him. (Silly me thinking she would believe it :rolleyes:)

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Drove my MG for the first time since the Great Rewire Job. Just a couple mile shakedown run, but it ran just fine, and it felt great to be behind the wheel of it again. It's been almost a year...

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The weather was fine, the roads were clear, and most importantly, I don't have a car:

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At it again with my Shimano 105-equipped Schwinn Volare! With this being the tail-end of the road-riding season, or so I am told...

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The moment of truth is fast approaching; I'm almost ready to pull the transmission out of my Mazda and replace the clutch.  It's been a slow process taking everything apart as it's all packaged so tightly in the engine bay.  It's pretty clear things were designed for easy manufacturing but not for service; I've had to make a few custom tools along the way.  Fortunately I've been working from home, so leaving the car up on jack stands for weeks hasn't been a problem.

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7 hours ago, speedy_w_beans said:

It's been a slow process taking everything apart as it's all packaged so tightly in the engine bay.  It's pretty clear things were designed for easy manufacturing but not for service; I've had to make a few custom tools along the way.  Fortunately I've been working from home, so leaving the car up on jack stands for weeks hasn't been a problem.

Does that pic bring back memories! I've done some jobs like that over the years and boy oh boy, I don't miss it a bit! Imagine trying to do the whole job in a day and then having 4 or 5 more days worth of work like that before the week's up. You're right, they're all about packaging and ease of manufacture. Service is an afterthought. Looks like you're doing pretty good there though. 

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8 hours ago, speedy_w_beans said:

It's been a slow process taking everything apart as it's all packaged so tightly in the engine bay

I helped a friend remove the gearbox from his old Vauxhall viva.. it was above blocks and unbolted apparently waiting to drop out.. but couldn’t be freed from the car.. so whilst I was upfront giving it a wiggle, said friend was doing the same inside the car to the gear stick end.. he then found one last bolt he’d not undone and promptly removed it without notice, at which point the whole thing dropped like boulder sandwiching one of my fingers between it and something on the engine.. after extracting myself I ran about 20 laps of the workshop shedding colourful language.. about a day later I needed to push a hot needle through my now black finger nail as it felt like it was going to burst.. This is why I leave all car maintenance to the professionals, well, this and my total lack of practical car knowledge and skills...

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