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Drove just under 400 miles to meet my new mate "Dave"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SB118, 30 Jan 2006.

  1. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    Location: "Sunny" Plymouth

    Went to pick "Dave" up from a guy who lives 169 miles away, according to the postcode he put in his address details anyway, unfortunately the postcode he gave me was a location about 20 miles away from where he actually was! Which made following my printed route plan a bit pointless :(

    So after lots of stopping at village post offices and asking silly questions, i got to the farm where "Dave" was waiting for me, loaded him into the van and headed home. I've took plenty of pics, now i just need to find my card reader, gah!

    Oh, say hello "Dave"

    Can anybody guess the clever method i used to name him ? ;)
     
  2. Puppetmaster

    Soldato

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    because the guy u bought it off was dodgy :p
     
  3. SexyGreyFox

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    Have we got to guess what it is?
    Is it a tractor?
     
  4. Kol

    Don

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    diesel x x electricity? going from your last thread ;)
     
  5. nicRob

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    It's a lister engine, for generator or something :)
     
  6. Mic

    Mobster

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    A cow?

    Thai hooker?
     
  7. me227

    Soldato

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    A generator to go off the grid with.
     
  8. Feek

    Commissario

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    Location: In the radio shack

    Hence Dave, as in Dave Lister.

    K.
     
  9. Mic

    Mobster

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    Do you nwws licenses and stuff for that?
     
  10. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    Nope. And i've now got a stonking 6hp to play with :D
     
  11. Slime101

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    Wheres the pics of dave then (the engine, not the man)
     
  12. kibblerok

    Soldato

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    so when are you going to go nuclear? :p
     
  13. Overload

    Hitman

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    Diesel
    And
    Vegetable (oil)
    Engine
     
  14. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    This man gets a lollypop! :D
     
  15. Overload

    Hitman

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    Yay!

    *Slurrrrrrrp*

    Yummy Yummy.
     
  16. Chronos-X

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    SO you basically went out and bought a generator... is that it?
     
  17. basmic

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    I'd say that's about the jist of it. :p

    Anybody got a spare lolly for Chronos-X? :D
     
  18. SB118

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    It's not a generator, it's an engine. I need to add an alternator to the setup to make it into a genset. Lister engines are built to last, not like the rattly things that you get these days.

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    The black sooty hole is the exhaust outlet, the grey lever is part of the starting system, you turn the engine over until you think it's fast enough, then flick the lever over to drop the valves into place to let the engine fire.

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  19. SexyGreyFox

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  20. SB118

    Sgarrista

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    British engineering at it's best, leaking like a sieve and still running ;)

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