The good morning thread

GeoffCapes

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Morning all. Looks like a warm one out there today. Might have to slip off early to make the most of it.

Not much else going on today I don't think...
 

GeoffCapes

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Its going to cost me the best part of £3k for a new bunded tank, platform and insurance excess. I bet the decontamination work will be closer to £25k; 3 days work for the contractor.
I know it's slightly different, but in my insurance days we had a petrol tank at a BP filling station (I think, or was it shell???) that sprang a leak, the total loss was 'only' about 50 gallons.

So obviously the tank had to be replaced, but that involved taking out the canopy, digging it all up and the associated remedial work, with business interruption etc, the whole claim can in at about £3.25m!!!!!

The cost of the tank, £28k! :oops:
 

BennyD

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At last! The spyder is going in for some loving attention today. She hasn’t been used for the last 2 years so I’m looking forward to getting her sorted out and back on the road. I fired her up and boy, I’d forgotten just how loud she sings! I’m stirring myself to start getting more things done; the Chevette should be going in for a full paint job shortly, the back suspension will be coming out of the quattro for a full overhaul and the engine of the GS 750 will be getting fully restored as well. Could be a busy year!
 

BennyD

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I know it's slightly different, but in my insurance days we had a petrol tank at a BP filling station (I think, or was it shell???) that sprang a leak, the total loss was 'only' about 50 gallons.

So obviously the tank had to be replaced, but that involved taking out the canopy, digging it all up and the associated remedial work, with business interruption etc, the whole claim can in at about £3.25m!!!!!

The cost of the tank, £28k! :oops:
Empty the tank, gas axe a hole in the top of the tank, find the leak, weld on a patch, weld the hole in the top and relay the concrete. 4 days max. 3k max. I’ll take a mere 10% of the savings, so everyone is happy, apart from the guy doing the welding!
 

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I know it's slightly different, but in my insurance days we had a petrol tank at a BP filling station (I think, or was it shell???) that sprang a leak, the total loss was 'only' about 50 gallons.

So obviously the tank had to be replaced, but that involved taking out the canopy, digging it all up and the associated remedial work, with business interruption etc, the whole claim can in at about £3.25m!!!!!

The cost of the tank, £28k! :oops:
Here's a tank that would help with the insurance claim. https://tanks-alot.co.uk/product/russian-t54-main-battle-tank/
 

GeoffCapes

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At last! The spyder is going in for some loving attention today. She hasn’t been used for the last 2 years so I’m looking forward to getting her sorted out and back on the road. I fired her up and boy, I’d forgotten just how loud she sings! I’m stirring myself to start getting more things done; the Chevette should be going in for a full paint job shortly, the back suspension will be coming out of the quattro for a full overhaul and the engine of the GS 750 will be getting fully restored as well. Could be a busy year!
Pictures of the Quattro please!
 

GeoffCapes

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Here's a tank that would help with the insurance claim. https://tanks-alot.co.uk/product/russian-t54-main-battle-tank/
That would be great for Le Mans. Every town you went through they'd be waving (white) flags.

Oh no, I need a Tiger for that!

Bit more pricey though (back in 2016.

 

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And yea! St Bin sayeth to me 'Make record of my acolytes as they come to collect your offerings, and thus will you smite the false prophets that make claim to the day of St Bin being other than the Friday (Bank Holidays excluded). Go forth and smite them with your righteous right arm and your holy bin juice until all are bought to understanding'

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JonW

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Morning all, new toy arrived but do I change the pedals or get some proper cycling shoes

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I definitely wouldn’t change the pedals, unless you wanted to change them to more of a mountain bike cleat so you can buy shoes with the clip built into the sole and easier to walk in? The benefits of pedalling clipped into the pedals are massive if you are going do anything other than casual cycling, and it only takes a little while to get used to it...

Nice looking bike - I was toying with buying new bike a while ago, and a Cannondale Synapse was on my short list...
 

GeoffCapes

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That is a fantastic replica. I hope the engine is less troublesome than the original Maybach.
The original was pretty good for trapping through Poland, Belgium, Holland and of course France.
By the time it broke down they'd all surrendered anyway!
 

2b1ask1

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Thank you Newton, i read that something's going on with your dog, hope all will go well.
cheers Nikos, poor thing had a huge abscess on his rump, lots of dead tissue so a very slow recovery, over a week in and no chance of closing it so he looks like a baboon!
 

BennyD

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The original was pretty good for trapping through Poland, Belgium, Holland and of course France.
By the time it broke down they'd all surrendered anyway!
True, but when they weren’t in a combat area they were usually on a train. The engine and transmissions weren’t man enough for the job of lugging a sh!t ton of hardened steel about. Mind you, lots of them broke down due to sabotage at the factory by the forced labour; Bruce Crompton (Combat Dealer) bought a MkV Panther and the engine he got for it had an exhaust valve with a collar machined 2/3 the way through. He was lucky the head didn’t fall off into the combustion chamber. A mate of his Kevin Wheatcroft has a MkV as well and he found an oil gallery that had been drilled in order to drop the pressure in the front drive case.
 

Andyk

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Morning all.....Long walk today me thinks....Too much wine and Chinese food last night. Have a great weekend.
 

2b1ask1

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Morning all, up early as today is the day they are putting the resin bound on the driveway for me! £2.5k and all I can do is watch, a very odd feeling I’m sure. Dog is improving.

Have fun all...