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by rid54
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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I was thinking of something like insulation tape but with a bit more tolerance to heat and oil. A few years ago I came across something like "rubber tape"; like rubber material in the shape of insulation tape. When you wrapped it around something in more than one layer, it sort of merged with the p...
by rid54
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Your activity logs make entertaining reading, thank you! The infamous solenoid valve is most probably an anti-dieselling device. If the carb (as several VAZ-carbs, for example) has an independent idling system, the de-energisation of the solenoid will stop the engine dead (from idling). Removing the...
by rid54
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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...walked up the "Kvarntorpshögen", which is an enormous hill made from deposits from local oil shale industry (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_shale) in the area where I live some 50% of the time. It is a really steep uphill trek along a hairpin road (vehicles not allowed until May) to an altitud...
by rid54
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Really a beautiful car! But: If you really do have a petrol odour that doesn't go away after all your cleaning up, you may have to consider a leak at some point. I had a "petrol smell problem" very like the one you describe, in my VAZ 2107. Turned out to be a pinhole in the bottom part of the tank. ...
by rid54
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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sch4463 wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:17 pm
I was told to be safe going to the supermarket I only needed a mask and gloves....
They lied, everyone else also had clothes on lol.... 🤔
ROTFLMAO
Goodness! Any piece of comical relief is sorely needed these days... I nearly choked on my beer visualizing the situation...
by rid54
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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... checked, fuelled and loaded up the Niva (called Little Frog, or Vardīte) for a trip to the remote countryside dwelling, in an attempt to escape the general confusion and trauma of suburbia in Christmas-time. Here it is cold, dark and quiet. If the clouds open, we'll see the stars. Owls are hooti...
by rid54
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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...guided my Niva over the 220 km trip from the countryside cottage back to the suburbs. Took a coffee break at the swedish military vehicle museum along the way. Some seriously weird pieces of work can be seen there. They also sell Hayne's manuals for Tiger, Sherman and Churchill tanks. That was a ...
by rid54
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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...arrived in Stockholm by ferry from Latvia after a few weeks of driving my Niva on gravel roads. Was, somewhat unexpectedly, stopped by a customs officer at the exit point. And now what, I thought to myself. However, instead of asking about controlled substances or inordinate amounts of alcohol, s...
by rid54
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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... looked at my Niva, concluded that I didn't need 4WD to get to my "country resort" and drove off in a PT Cruiser for a few days away from the Christmas hysteria, in the backcountry of Örebro county in Sweden. So far all seems good. No boars in the garden, no badgers in the house and the fireplace...
by rid54
Tue May 24, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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Finished clearing my late father's house. Pretty uneventful really, managed (just) to get everything we wanted to keep in the van, and will be driving home tomorrow. Moment of the day though was during the last trip to the recycling centre, when in amongst the junk in tbe E-waste container I spotte...
by rid54
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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After reading the above I mostly kept staring (for several minutes) at my old ex-military HF station (Ra200) and wondering if it still works. I ought to find out someday... Go for it. Is that a Racoll one? It is a swedish-made rig from the 50's ( http://gronradio.sm7dlf.se/ra200.htm ). Worked OK a ...
by rid54
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: General Interest
Topic: Today I mostly .....
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After reading the above I mostly kept staring (for several minutes) at my old ex-military HF station (Ra200) and wondering if it still works. I ought to find out someday...