Completely stupid things you have done involving motors

TheIronDuke

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#1
I know. If I buy a Sangar and stick it on the back I shall be able to haul 3 tons of shite at a time.

Four years later....

Replaced the transfer box, gearbox, all the U/J's on both prop shafts and the front diff. Actually, the entire front axle because that is cheaper than replacing the ******* front diff which costs £500 thank you Land Rover you horrible ******* cnuts.

I wonder if any of my chums have done anything stupid recently?
 

BuggerAll

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#3
Put petrol in a diesel vehicle. Not quite on the same scale but pretty stupid.
 
#9
I ran myself over with a Talbot Samba. Working on the carb, the car was in gear. I dropped a screwdriver down the side of the engine, which shorted the starter motor. You can guess the rest.

Trying to get my Ovlov 343 to start. I was spraying Easy Start into the carb while my mate cranked the engine. The Easy Start ignited in the carb, blew back when my mate let go of the key and I got an instant eyebrow and fringe job.

I couldn't figure out why my MGF wouldn't start after a cambelt change. Much head-scratching. Timing was 180 degress out. D'OH!

Trying to weld apex panels on to a 1983 Mini while under the affluence of incohol. The Mighty Mig was turned up way to high, which blew a hole in the new apex panel, and set fire to the soundproofing inside the car.

While rebuilding a YB Cosworth I couldn't figure out how the **** to get the crank back in. Answer: wrong crank sent back from being reground. The same "engineers" sent me back a "rebuilt" turbocharger without the blades (Nissan S13)

While driving my 1600 Capri I knocked the DIY coil kill-switch under the dash with my foot. Of course the car made that BLEARRRRGH sound as there was no ignition. I just flicked the switch back and BANG! Rear silencer split from arse to tit. Mechanical fuel pumps FTB.
 
#11
Bought an xr2.....followed by an xr3....then, cos i stil didnt know any better an xr4x4
 

Joker62

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#12
Let the Mrs drive it!!
 

Goatman

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#15
Trying to get my Ovlov 343 to start
Ah the mighty Ovlov 343.....the completely stupid thing I did was to reach up and try to brush the fragments of sunroof glass out of my (hair?) after rolling mine (twice ) on the A414 near St Albans at around seventy....um...ish.

It gave me the only injury I sustained in the event....some nasty scratches on my scalp.

The cop who pulled his shiny new Rover cruiser over to safeguard the scene was less than impressed when a guy in a Peugeot 205 came off the same bend 10 minutes after me - and shunted the Rover into Officer Dibble - who came to the hospital in the same ambulance as me.......oh how we all chuckled.....bloke in the Peugeot sustained a broken pelvis....Huzza for Svedisch Ingineerwing
 
#17
I've bought two 127 ambulances



I shouldn't be left alone on ebay
 
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#18
reversed a 110 into trailer with a couple of gen sets on it, whilst being guided back (not a euphemism), the towing eye (not a euphemism) punched right through the back door (not a euphemism). the **** then had the gall to say "you shouldnt have got me to do that, i cant drive rovers" so i kicked the door which hit him in the face.

****
 

TheIronDuke

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#19
Alright, alright, keep your rapidly receeding hair on, Grandad. I meant Sankey, so we were both wrong. Time for slippers is it?
**** off. I am just combing it different. It is all the fashion, all right? Besides, that is a ponces Skankey in that photo. Suspiciously without bangs and dents and it looks like the leccy might work? And what the **** is that 360 behind it with a blade on the front?

I ran myself over with a Talbot Samba.
I think we may have a winner?
 

jarrod248

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#20
I know. If I buy a Sangar and stick it on the back I shall be able to haul 3 tons of shite at a time.

Four years later....

Replaced the transfer box, gearbox, all the U/J's on both prop shafts and the front diff. Actually, the entire front axle because that is cheaper than replacing the ******* front diff which costs £500 thank you Land Rover you horrible ******* cnuts.

I wonder if any of my chums have done anything stupid recently?
It's a land rover and would have happened anyway. Console yourself with Toyota pictures.
 

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