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friday analysing target spallation vs. delivered energy

sungodsungod Posts: 12,215
edited January 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

office, coffee, webexes, lab, early bail i think

looks like nippiness will ease a bit by the afternoon
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    Warmer and a little wetter in Shropshire. Hound walked and now off for finger pointing meeting

    Later might be a walk to a pub further away
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,754
    Morning, milder here in Lincolnshire , dog walked just having some porridge and a cuppa
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Morning All. Is it really Friday ?. Family taxi then mutt walking and out for a ride. Few beers tonight for a change. Weather definitely warmer compared to recently.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • 'g, Mrs DHL and clone DHLs out the door. Espresso while awaiting the sunrise before cycling to work. Need to in early as I have prepared censored all for my 9am when I am supposed to be breifing on a project.
  • Mild here, and moist. Perfect for running through some muddy fields I don't think.
    Greggs followed by a meeting followed by chasing my tail I reckon today.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Thistle chasing your tail can be avoided by not having a greggs sausage roll and brown water.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,669
    Mild and damp here. Thistle, avoid the "vegan sausage roll" get a real one
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    'g, Mrs DHL and clone DHLs out the door. Espresso while awaiting the sunrise before cycling to work. Need to in early as I have prepared censored all for my 9am when I am supposed to be breifing on a project.

    Wing it. Bullshit baffles brains. Well, that's what SG does with consummate ease - compulsively and Stevo is learning to do.
    VN has struck the balance.

    Today, i'll be mowstly chasing my tail. I might even turn into ghee which will then be spread on pancakes.
    I'll try to squeeze some engine tinkering in but that's dependent on Royal Snail.
    There is no end to the amount one can polish Alu but I will need to draw a line somewhere.
    Any piston heads got some handy tips on that front?

    Laters.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    step83 wrote:
    Mild and damp here. Thistle, avoid the "vegan sausage roll" get a real one
    It should be illegal to use the word 'vegan' in the same sentence as sausage. Or bacon.

    Good ride in despite waking up too early for no apparent reason. Bit chilly but not as much as where I'm headed next week - forecast to go down to -9 in the village, never mind up the top. May have to go car hunting with Stropteen tomorrow - welcome to the world of 1l Ford Fiestas with only slightly more oomph than a milk float :roll:
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    pinno wrote:
    Wing it. Bullshit baffles brains. Well, that's what SG does with consummate ease - compulsively and Stevo is learning to do.
    VN has struck the balance.

    Today, i'll be mowstly chasing my tail. I might even turn into ghee which will then be spread on pancakes.
    I'll try to squeeze some engine tinkering in but that's dependent on Royal Snail.
    There is no end to the amount one can polish Alu but I will need to draw a line somewhere.
    Any piston heads got some handy tips on that front?

    Laters.
    I'm disappointed you think that my bullshit isn't up to scratch; unfortunately I didn't consume enough magic mushrooms and LSD when I was younger :)

    On your other point, I suppose it depends what you're 'polishing' and whether anyone might see you.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Stevo suggest you possibly look at something with 4 cylinders and doesn't self combust like fiestas. I got a kia picanto for the eldest and he's had a yrs trouble free running and it self combust.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    oxoman wrote:
    Stevo suggest you possibly look at something with 4 cylinders and doesn't self combust like fiestas. I got a kia picanto for the eldest and he's had a yrs trouble free running and it self combust.
    Does self combustion not count as trouble Oxo? :)

    Didn't realise it was only 3 cyl but as one of our cars has 5 I'm not too hung up on odd numbers.
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  • step83 wrote:
    Thistle, avoid the "vegan sausage roll" get a real one
    Very non vegan bacon and sausage butty.
    They've run out of vegan "sausage" rolls anyway, and there's also a great egg custard shortage which may be related (they said they've no idea when they'll be able to get any egg custards in).
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    Stevo suggest you possibly look at something with 4 cylinders and doesn't self combust like fiestas. I got a kia picanto for the eldest and he's had a yrs trouble free running and it self combust.
    Does self combustion not count as trouble Oxo? :)

    Didn't realise it was only 3 cyl but as one of our cars has 5 I'm not too hung up on odd numbers.

    Had a 3 cyl ecoboost Fiesta as a hire car on hols last yr in Greece. Impressively nippy I thought. No pyrotechnics, but then again no sustained motorway thrashing, just pootling about in the mountains. Front end vibration and pulsing under heavy braking suggested something needed looking at by the time it went back though...
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    The 1litre is used in various guises on fiesta and focus and it is incredibly powerful for a little 3 cylinder engine but various bits have a habit of giving up and it will self combust. See YouTube and also BBC watchdog did a piece on it and its still an ongoing issue. I also noticed with a lot of eldest lads mates both male and female that ended up on black boxes that had the 3cyl engines and not just Ford that they constantly got warnings for perceived harsh acceleration. This was caused by having to rev the 3cyl engines on pulling off, not a trait suffered with a 4cyl engine.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    I have seen the Watchdog programs and the vids of fiestas going up in flames. Looks like separate design flaws with the 1.0 and 1.6 engines, but both with potentially incendiary consequences :shock:
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,075
    keef66 wrote:
    I have seen the Watchdog programs and the vids of fiestas going up in flames. Looks like separate design flaws with the 1.0 and 1.6 engines, but both with potentially incendiary consequences :shock:
    So carry meat around for an impromptu bbq?
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,286
    tlw1 wrote:
    keef66 wrote:
    I have seen the Watchdog programs and the vids of fiestas going up in flames. Looks like separate design flaws with the 1.0 and 1.6 engines, but both with potentially incendiary consequences :shock:
    So carry meat around for an impromptu bbq?

    By all accounts it happens too fast to get the pinny on and the meat out of the marinade. Otherwise good suggestion.
  • keef66 wrote:
    Had a 3 cyl ecoboost Fiesta as a hire car on hols last yr in Greece. Impressively nippy I thought. No pyrotechnics, but then again no sustained motorway thrashing, just pootling about in the mountains. Front end vibration and pulsing under heavy braking suggested something needed looking at by the time it went back though...
    GF's last car was the 3 cyl 1.0L ecoboost, found it similar - nippy from 0-50, reasonable but not so nippy at higher speeds. No braking issues though.
    I can recommend the 4 cylinder 1.6L ST :) but might be a bit more on the insurance!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    oxoman wrote:
    The 1litre is used in various guises on fiesta and focus and it is incredibly powerful for a little 3 cylinder engine but various bits have a habit of giving up and it will self combust. See YouTube and also BBC watchdog did a piece on it and its still an ongoing issue. I also noticed with a lot of eldest lads mates both male and female that ended up on black boxes that had the 3cyl engines and not just Ford that they constantly got warnings for perceived harsh acceleration. This was caused by having to rev the 3cyl engines on pulling off, not a trait suffered with a 4cyl engine.
    Thanks for the tip Oxo.

    I'll do a bit of research on that and see what model years it affected. If it was that bad they'd have done a massive recall I reckon? We're umming and aahing over the black box thing as everyone who has one seems to get caught out and spanked for extra premiums somehow. Luckily she hasn't taken her test yet and as you'll know, the insurance for learners is dirt cheap compared to when they pass.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    keef66 wrote:
    Had a 3 cyl ecoboost Fiesta as a hire car on hols last yr in Greece. Impressively nippy I thought. No pyrotechnics, but then again no sustained motorway thrashing, just pootling about in the mountains. Front end vibration and pulsing under heavy braking suggested something needed looking at by the time it went back though...
    GF's last car was the 3 cyl 1.0L ecoboost, found it similar - nippy from 0-50, reasonable but not so nippy at higher speeds. No braking issues though.
    I can recommend the 4 cylinder 1.6L ST :) but might be a bit more on the insurance!
    For a 17 year old it will be easier to get insurance on a hotel in Damascus.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    keef66 wrote:
    I have seen the Watchdog programs and the vids of fiestas going up in flames. Looks like separate design flaws with the 1.0 and 1.6 engines, but both with potentially incendiary consequences :shock:
    Although thinking about it, Mrs. 666 may end up using it as a runabout at some point so the spontaneous combustion thing may be a desirable feature :twisted:
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,656
    Volkswagen UP?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,248
    Up where?!
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    Volkswagen UP?
    Good suggestion - ta.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Volkswagen UP?
    Good suggestion - ta.
    Lad’s girlfriend has one. Or rather one was bought for her mum, sister and her. They really like it.
    If you want a good video of a car spontaneously combusting look for the one of a Lamborghini Miura SV in London. The video starts just in front of where my desk was, hardly a learner car though.
    Very busy day at work, doing my own sh!t interspersed with batting off interruptions. Brief pause for a fry up followed by bunking off early to meet the Mrs for a drink. More drinks followed when some friends turned up, a good start to the weekend.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,368
    Stevo, check allowed driving hours as some don't allow after ten pm or before nine am because it's a higher risk, no good if working to pay there way through college or uni.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    oxoman wrote:
    The 1litre is used in various guises on fiesta and focus and it is incredibly powerful for a little 3 cylinder engine but various bits have a habit of giving up and it will self combust. See YouTube and also BBC watchdog did a piece on it and its still an ongoing issue. I also noticed with a lot of eldest lads mates both male and female that ended up on black boxes that had the 3cyl engines and not just Ford that they constantly got warnings for perceived harsh acceleration. This was caused by having to rev the 3cyl engines on pulling off, not a trait suffered with a 4cyl engine.

    I will make no judgement on your lads mates pulling off abilities but I am available for the females to practise on though.
    My missus has a 1 ltre 3 cylinder jobby and the daughter a 1.6. Both good imo.
    The wife's 1 litre apparently is good for 122mph and 125bhp. Having driven it on a run oop north I have no need to doubt these figures. Amazing from 3 pots and zero tax as well.
    The 1.6 is an easier drive for a learner as it is more torquey.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    veronese68 wrote:
    If you want a good video of a car spontaneously combusting look for the one of a Lamborghini Miura SV in London. The video starts just in front of where my desk was, hardly a learner car though.
    Sure it wasn't petrol bombed?

    Apparently she's now too busy to go look at cars tomorrow. Saves some money I suppose...
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,633
    oxoman wrote:
    Stevo, check allowed driving hours as some don't allow after ten pm or before nine am because it's a higher risk, no good if working to pay there way through college or uni.
    Another reason why we may avoid the dreaded black box.
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