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General Discussion / Tesla
« Last post by mikenash on December 05, 2022, 05:52:48 AM »
I wonder if any of the folks here have been following Tesla

Say what you will about the man - but the company is a game-changer in so many ways

It's the #2 vehicle seller here in NZ - behind Toyota, of course

But, imho, it'll be the Tesla Semi that will really disrupt a quite stagnant industry.  The numbers speak for themselves:

A 500 mile (800K) range, fully-loaded (something like 28 tonnes payload)

A half-hour charge time to 70% of battery

1000 volt truck & charging electrics - allowing small, light components using cooled charging conducters etc

Believe it or not as you choose - Tesla says they'll sell 50,000 of them in 2024.  The queue to buy is long & getting longer

What prompts me to mention this here is my memory of our former Australian friend challenging all comers to wager (was it $100K) that Tesla wouldn't be here in a few years

I'm watching the space with interest.  I just love the tech
General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by cobbadog on December 05, 2022, 05:31:51 AM »
Definitely mining industry.
I sometimes have to borrow a tool or a piece of equipment and it is not something I am comfortable with at all. There is one mate I go to as he has these things like a milling machine or a large honer for the engines etc. With no exception when I borrow the tool I go back home, use it, clean it and in some cases repair it then return it with in a couple of days, if not the same day. He cant believe that I do this and I always say it is how I was raised and it is the right thing to do. So when you need it, it will be clean and ready to go. The large engine hone I borrowed I wore the stones out. When I returned the honer I told him that new stones have been ordered and are being sent to him at his address. By doing this I know I dont have any issues even though I dont like doing it, but I can borrow his tools when needed.
Engines / Re: LPWS4 Injector Pump not 'spitting'
« Last post by cobbadog on December 05, 2022, 04:57:07 AM »
Once you have downloaded the manual it looks as if you need to strip and clean it up so it is free and working. This appears to be most of the problem.
General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by broncodriver99 on December 04, 2022, 05:21:55 PM »
I've been watching some videos from CEE

I have been watching him for a couple of years now as well. A very interesting channel. He does some big work and is a master at welding. I am guessing a lot of his customers are in the mining industry.
Engines / Re: LPWS4 Injector Pump not 'spitting'
« Last post by SiFi on December 04, 2022, 03:48:18 PM »
This link shows my predicament https://youtu.be/MDoQNF9Z458


General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by glassblower on December 04, 2022, 04:57:51 AM »
I hate loaning tools out and after never getting a couple back I started something new. Top drawer of my tool box is a stack of index cards. When I loan a tool, in front of the guy I fill out a card, put his name , date, the tool and have him sign it. Never had a problem since...hate to do that to friends but explain I'm getting old and forget where one of my tools went and they laugh and understand.
General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by cobbadog on December 04, 2022, 04:24:32 AM »
I've been watching some videos from CEE an engineering firm specialising in boring out worn bushes etc in heavy earth moving stuff. when he sets up his boring bar he uses a pair of cones that centralise the boring bar rod as he tack welds the brackets to the part/s being bored.
Like every good tradesman, both you and he make it look and sound easy. Well done.
I had an episode recently about a tool that went missing. I thought I had lent it to the guy across the road so I politely asked him if he had it and he said no but he did have a sledge hammer the same so I borrowed it. The more I looked at it the more I thought this is mine and then sometimes said no it isn't. I took it straight back as soon as I had finished with it and thanked him. 4 days later I stubbed my toe on my one. I put it back in a place that I never put it. Ageing can be a bugga.
Red Stone Engines / Re: I found Redstones for sale.
« Last post by dax021 on December 04, 2022, 02:48:10 AM »
Can't say I am sorry.  The guy has surely been captured and sent back to the funny farm from which he escaped some time ago
General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by BruceM on December 03, 2022, 10:44:32 PM »
Brilliantly simple boring bar drive, Butch.  My favorite kind of solution.   
General Discussion / Re: Next! 16/2 Lister
« Last post by 38ac on December 03, 2022, 09:27:57 PM »
Bob, I typically don't lend tools, or anything else. As I was looking for the broach I remembered loaning it, called the guy but he claimed to have never borrowed it. I didn't argue with him but ah the fun I will have telling him off the next time he needs something!
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