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After months of medical aggro, I can once again grasp my tool and tighten a few nuts - albeit somewhat less rapidly than before, until I get my grip back.

 

Doubly happy because first in the catchup list is jimblob's VERY nice GT3, for clutch, cambelt and bits and pieces.

 

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Tracy's not so chuffed.  The industrial tea-making equipment will be pressed into service once again at weekends.

 

For all others waiting:  apologies for the delay, I'll be in touch as soon as possible.

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Genuinely pleased you are feeling happy enough to get going again. Normal service is potentially resumed.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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I made it home without getting lost, do I get a gold star? enjoyed my afternoon out to sparkys for a chin wag I'll be back tomorrow to lend a hand with the tea  :coffee: and pass the occasional spanner  :B)

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Don't get too excited Jimi - even the tourists can make it to the Met station!

Looking forward to a bit of verbal abuse and the customary pointing out of the bleedin' obvious, Trev. :-)


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Excellent news, Gary....can't let these medical things grind you down!!


Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein

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Tell me about it. That one had me getting my affairs in order!


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good to see you back to near normal and hope you have ended all those affairs


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I love you all.  :wub:

 

Now, if I can just get my sleep pattern sorted...


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Glad to hear it Sparky (and classy photo of your driveway) :) See you at the next meet up!


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~ Jeremy Clarkson (about the Lotus Esprit)

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The mark of the true trooper is that you never really knew how dire things were until after the fact. 

 

Welcome back to semi-normality, Sparky. May the mending continue daily.

 

Cheers,

 

John


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Cheers John.  I wish the ignorance had stayed more blissful on this occasion!

 

Bit of a tough day, but clutch in and box back on before an early finish.  Thanks to Jimi and Chris (internets for mucking in - I couldn't have done it without you.

 

I did drop the box a few inches at one stage.  Fortunately I managed to prevent a gearbox-chassis 1G point load event with the fleshy part of my thumb, and I believe the blood provided an effective hydraulic cushion.  Won't be hitchhiking for a while...


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:thumbsup:


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Good to hear your feeling sparkalicious :)


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Nice to meet you Jim and a while since I've seen an engine bay as oil free as yours.

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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Yeah, meant to mention - cleanest I've ever been after doing an Esprit clutch.


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Things always work better once one has made the Blood Sacrifice!!


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Good news Sparky.What you need is a nice weekend away at sunny devon.Did I mention to you about my start up problem.lol Glad you are are back to good running order.just like to say thanks for the advice you have given me.Now must get back to cutting my trees down.......Mike

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Good to hear that you're up and going Again!

Looking forward to seeing you for a belt change "Holiday" here in Denmark ;)

 

How about them stones; did they flush out?

 

Best wishes,

Jacques.


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Oh yeah, forgot about that!

 

I have a few small bits remaining on the left, and a big one on the right.  Awaiting a procedure, then we can talk about cambelts.  :D


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