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« Reply #10875 on: December 07, 2018, 11:20:10 AM »

The Lyrics of the track Sir Manky had played mentioned “ Space truckin’.

A  reference to Deep Purple’s 1972 album Machine Head which featured a track called Space Truckin, along with Smoke o the Water, and Highway Star perhaps??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Head_%28album%29
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« Reply #10876 on: December 07, 2018, 04:10:07 PM »

I knew I'd heard the phrase Space Truckin' before. There was a film called Space Truckers too wasn't there?
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« Reply #10877 on: December 07, 2018, 04:18:01 PM »

My day off today.
I had a call this morning to say my powder coating was ready. I genuinely couldn't remember what I'd taken there. Turned out to be the steel platform the fuel tank sits on, (Loony welded up a couple of un-needed holes in it, so I had it re-coated), & the rear brake drums & backplates. I wasn't sure if drums should be coated or not & got conflicting opinions from other people, so left it to the lads at the coaters cos they handle lots of car parts. They coated them.
As the hubs are still waiting for the new bearings to be fitted, I should be able to build the brake shoes & springs back onto the backplates shouldn't I? They go behind the hubs, so should be able to go on fully assembled.
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« Reply #10878 on: December 07, 2018, 04:23:14 PM »

My mate Mick the painter is based in Newbury, Berkshire, across town from the coaters, so I went to see him while I was there & dropped off the fuel tank, (I had the outlet pipe repositioned so it needs re re-painting), the dashboard, (it's the wrong shade of green), & the radiator grill shell.
Just trying to move things along a bit by farming out the bolt-on parts, so I can do other stuff. It also gets them out of my way for a while!
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« Reply #10879 on: December 07, 2018, 04:29:14 PM »

One of my little butane heaters finally packed up the other day, so I stopped at the local branch of Go Outdoors & picked up another. They're about 25 quid. I've used them for a couple of Winters now, but the sparky/ignitey bit stopped working. I'm sure it could be replaced, but I really couldn't be arsed. Binned it & bought a new one. It seems to kick out more heat -the old one's got a smaller glowy bit & is also probably covered in 2 year's worth of garage crud. I might treat myself to a 2nd new one for Christmas.
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« Reply #10880 on: December 07, 2018, 04:35:07 PM »

The black paint on the chassis seems to have created a lot more overspray mess in the garage than the green did -presumably because I'm spraying narrow box section tubing with a wide spray pattern can. I'm also painting it only a few inches above the garage floor.
You can see the floor is now stencilled with rubber mat shapes.
I'm really looking forward to being able to park the Pop outside next year & give the garage a proper Spring clean.
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« Reply #10881 on: December 07, 2018, 04:42:25 PM »

At a quick glance, the black on the chassis looks O.K, but I know there were a lot of runs in it underneath the cab, so it's going to need flatting back again with finer grade wet & dry & another coat. The speckling you can see here is rain blowing in the open door this morning.
I've also got to rub down & spray the rear axle, but need to cover the back of the Pop while I do it -which I can't do till the paint's properly hardened.
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