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Aussie Off Topic Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Just saw this on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1049602245496040

    Very old trailer for motor bike
    Details
    Just pulled out of barn,been hidden away over 60 years,could anyone of you know what year and make it would be, country of origin,there must be old bike enthusist that have seen one of these in there time,thanks in advance

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  2. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    ....needs a beak tREV........
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  3. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Thanks for all the music Eddie, so many teenage memories. Listening to “Women and Children First” as I work, I’ll put on “Fair Warning” tonight when I get home and have a few bourbons.
  4. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Just saw that, RIP Legend.
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  5. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Can't believe I lived all these years without hearing about these wonderful things

    https://www.ebay.com.au/vod/FetchOr...320176886&transid=1793988706020&ul_noapp=true

    I was thinking I'd have to weld nuts on the outside of blind panels when the spot welded ones on the inside had broken off but just fluked finding out about nutsert/rivnuts.

    They're also really handy to use instead of hard to get at inner fairing fasteners.
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  6. nevgriff64

    nevgriff64 .

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    That link is like the buggered welded nuts, Ron - dosn't work.
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  7. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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  8. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Not working for me either
  9. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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  10. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    Yep good now.

    I can't believe that ya havnt come across them either.
  11. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    Have a look around about them Ron. Some people have complaints about them. If they come loose theyll just spin apparently.
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  12. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    If the links don't work just do a search for nutsert or rivnut.
  13. Boxa

    Boxa 2 Smoking Barrels

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    If i use one that is going to be undone more than once i usually put a cpl of tacks around the flange with my tig just to be sure it wont spin.
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  14. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I notice the ones Bunnings sell don't have the teeth on the side to stop them spinning.

    And, of course, they need to be a snug fit before they are expanded.
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  15. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Every escalator has the side panels put on with riv-nuts, the decorative stainless/aluminium panels that need to be removed to access the gubbins. Well, they used to be riv-nuts, until escalator manufacturing moved to, ummm, another country. A 1/2 hour job to adjust handrail tension blows out massively when you hear the sound of 10mm nuts falling into the truss.
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  16. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Been around an awful long time. We were rivnuts back in the 70s on torana wheelarch flares.
  17. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    I bow to your superior knowledge and diplomacy O Great One.
  18. Ron50

    Ron50 Long timer

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    Bugger! So there would have been some advantage in owning a Torana.
  19. a2zworks

    a2zworks Trust me, I'm Pablo

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    Yeah the bastard spends every spare minute of his life riding his motorcycles, just go and see in the picture thread.
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  20. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Quick question for any Queenslanders here.

    Looking to sell the wife's V8 and possibly pick up a used hybrid vehicle for her. Does anyone know whether hybrid vehicles attract reduced rego fees in Qld? I know there is a 50% discount on transfer duty but someone told me there is also a reduced rego fee. However, I can't seem to find anything on the TMR site about it.

    Thanks,