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    How long has that taken you?

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    Couple hours most afternoons,maybe 18 to 20 should think,and I don't needed telling Ive lost the plot,my Mrs has told me that every evening

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    Fisherman - there was a mirror polished one on here a while back, took about an hour. Bung it in machine, go have a cup of tea and then take it out again.
    No guyliner and black bogeys

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    Got to have the Guyliner and black bogeys to earn that much scene title "Built not Bought" Reg,also you know better than most that if you do it yourself it costs a few less shekels and I was told by somebody who had Mike the Polisher do his gearbox the cost

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    That looks incredible ! ... You've inspired me to go buy some sandpaper.. And probably leave it in the cupboard, nothing I own is that shiny ! Good effort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    Got to have the Guyliner and black bogeys to earn that much scene title "Built not Bought" Reg,
    Believe it or not I had motorbikes in the past that were mostly mirror polished, I've had years of polishing my fingerprints off. Do you use a bench mounted mop at all? I used to use safety specs but still end up with eyes that feel like someone has rubbed sand paper over them - blooming agony.

    It does look good mate, not a look for me as you know - but much respect due!

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    Yes Reg I do ,but its crap,use uncles for the portable stuff but the gearbox I did with this little lot



    Anyway got the engine 3 weeks ago,rebuilt Audi bubble block with a 1900 GTI engineering head,started back then and as with the gearbox started by grinding off what "hopefully" is not needed and then 80 followed by 120 by 240 then 400 then 600 followed by 1000 then 1200 then 2000 and finally the drill polisher


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    And finally because a bunch of tossers who were supposed to be out sharking today never turned up,a 6 hour stint has got it to this stage


    And as Ive admitted to before totally

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    Good work Dave, reminds me of this


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    Really know how to make the most of a day in :-




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    fair play, i could never be arsed to do that

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    I don't care how shiny it is, it's still at least 8 valves short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    I don't care how shiny it is, it's still at least 8 valves short.
    Only 4 valves short of an epic build
    Alan says: Selling the $hit in the garage pays for new toys

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    Is that the GTi Engineering block you spoke of?

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    Mega polishing dedication!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Is that the GTi Engineering block you spoke of?
    No Al,thats still on the shelf,its a 2.0 Audi bubble block with a 1900 GTi engineering head ...

    COUGH

    You choking on all that flatting back dust chap ????

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    Another little update,not much but it took a whack of time achieving it








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    You need to get out more m'hans.

    Looks blinding as usual Dave, fingers crossed for shitting awful weather late August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post

    Looks blinding as usual Dave, fingers crossed for shitting awful weather late August.
    Thumbs up to poor conditions at sea and a heatwave at the Pod!

    Awesome polishing work as always Dave

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    Very kind of you pair to hope the gods conspire to create the right weather conditions for us to attend,I don't know whether to take it as we were "good company" or just "embarassingly entertaining",I can't help thinking it might have been the latter

    Anyway made these up today


    And decided to take the head off,finish polishing it and clean it properly before I refit it,don't want to take chances with all the swarf from the polishing hanging about


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