So, what do you work on?

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#1
Most of us drive things that are so complicated they are scary, and need a computer just to tell you they are fucked.

But having poodled about this place for a while, I have learned that some of us just love to lay hands on a spanner and get stuck in.

For me, it is old agricultural engines. Simple old grunting beasts you can fix with a hammer and a shifting spanner. And old Landys. I do like old Landys.

So, what do you work on? And before you start, 'Maddie' is not an option, all right?
 
#2
Plenty of BLU 26's here and some Mk 82 / 83. We also get 57mm, 30mm and a selection of rocketry. Just for a change, no improvised stuff here. Which is nice. We get the occasional BLU 3b and the odd 750lber both HE and WP. We are currently moving through an impact area about 27 k's from the Viet border, so this is Ho Chi Minh trail country.

1537 items so far since January.
 
#3
Plenty of BLU 26's here and some Mk 82 / 83. We also get 57mm, 30mm and a selection of rocketry. Just for a change, no improvised stuff here. Which is nice. We get the occasional BLU 3b and the odd 750lber both HE and WP. We are currently moving through an impact area about 27 k's from the Viet border, so this is Ho Chi Minh trail country.1537 items so far since January.
Just out of interest, roughly what size of area have the 1537 items been located in?Many ThanksHHH
 
#4
Just out of interest, roughly what size of area have the 1537 items been located in?Many ThanksHHH
749,658 m2 - a shade under 75 hectares.
 

Grownup_Rafbrat

LE
Book Reviewer
#5
Most of us drive things that are so complicated they are scary, and need a computer just to tell you they are fucked.But having poodled about this place for a while, I have learned that some of us just love to lay hands on a spanner and get stuck in.For me, it is old agricultural engines. Simple old grunting beasts you can fix with a hammer and a shifting spanner. And old Landys. I do like old Landys.So, what do you work on? And before you start, 'Maddie' is not an option, all right?
Looks like you've been working on your avatar Mr. the Duke. Does its reincarnation as a pink fairy mean that you will also be working on curtains, cushions and interior design schemes?
 
#6
749,658 m2 - a shade under 75 hectares.
That is some amount in that area, still roughly 35 years later.Makes you wonder what the actual total of ordnance used was.Thanks Again for your reply,HHH
 
#7
There are various figures quoted, including the one of 14 million tons for the Vn war. US records show that there were 580,344 bombing missions over Laos by US aircraft over a period of 9 years. This does not include "special" CIA missions, Thai Air force missions and other stuff. It is said that more bombs were dropped on Laos than on the whole of Europe during WW2. Anyway, that's the thread derailed. Hows yer shed?
 
#8
Being a REME VM for the last 23 years Im not allowed to work on my own car as directed by the long haired CO. When I have though it does piss me off that With most faults that I have fixed it still needs to go into the dealer to be put on a machine to switch the warning lights off.............normal mechanical skills are going to be a thing of the past in years to come and everything run by a machine.
 
#9
My "Thing" seems to be Bikes, not the vroom vroom type, the squeak squeak type this undoubtedly means I end up un-buckling wheels and changing gear cables for all and sundry, but because it doesn't go vroom they seem to think you don't need to offer money! :-(
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#10
Being a REME VM for the last 23 years Im not allowed to work on my own car as directed by the long haired CO. When I have though it does piss me off that With most faults that I have fixed it still needs to go into the dealer to be put on a machine to switch the warning lights off.............normal mechanical skills are going to be a thing of the past in years to come and everything run by a machine.
My service indicator light was turned off by a local garage with something they downloaded off the internet. It was all related to pushing several buttons in a sequence on the steering whell - maybe someone has a link?
 
#11
My service indicator light was turned off by a local garage with something they downloaded off the internet. It was all related to pushing several buttons in a sequence on the steering whell - maybe someone has a link?
My pushbikes get tinkered with, but to relax I work with wood as my day job involves computers so it is nice to get back to something that doesn't require too much technology
 
#13
I think you'll find NEARLY ALL on here relax with wood in their hands.
Silly me of course. I meant tree wood,
 
#14
Being in the Tpt. Ind. we run a Modern Fleet of Daf, Man, Scania, Mercand Volvo.and you are so right, all the skills have been lost because of progress,or is it progress?Gone are the days(in UK) when a Driver got his hands dirty, now only theOwner Drivers do this, God Bless 'em.If one of our Drivers tries to fix anything, the warranty is invalidated,now we just stand and watch ATS change our Blow outs, or have abrew while the Nut Stranglers change a bulb, progress, yeah man!
 
#15
Mini digger. Being an owner operator of a 1.5 ton JCB excavator, I do all my own maintenance and repairs etc. The machine is 10 years old now but still going strong. Touch wood. :)
 
#16
There are various figures quoted, including the one of 14 million tons for the Vn war. US records show that there were 580,344 bombing missions over Laos by US aircraft over a period of 9 years. This does not include "special" CIA missions, Thai Air force missions and other stuff. It is said that more bombs were dropped on Laos than on the whole of Europe during WW2. Anyway, that's the thread derailed. Hows yer shed?
So you're doing a pretty small area (for a country) and have pulled out a shitload of nasties. What other areas are as bad as the one you're currently in?Has the stuff deteriorated over time to the point where you always have to blow it in situ?Will the countryside ever be clear/safe?
 
R

rogermellie

Guest
#17
My service indicator light was turned off by a local garage with something they downloaded off the internet. It was all related to pushing several buttons in a sequence on the steering whell - maybe someone has a link?
J,

Yes you can download loads of vehicle software from this place Categories - GarageForum
You then need to pop onto fleabay and buy an OBD2 lead sometimes called a "vag-com lead" or an elm 327 lead.
Once you have all that you will never have to have a "diagnostic" carried out by your main dealer, win win i say.

Kind regards


R M
 
#19
I only really work on things that meet two criteria:

1. Air cooled.
2. Not fuel Injected.

Mainly bikes and I am a big fan of push-rods.

On modern cars, I will do brakes, oil changes and so on but nothing technical with the engine or engine management. And I dont have the equipment or space to do "big" jobs like clutch changes etc.
 
#20
Still working (part time) on sewing machines (repairing them),,,,,and design of what ever kit you have worn especially in the sixties and seventies.Until they brought in shit fashion designers who think a logo is more important than reliability/durability/comfort etc etc.
 

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