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Post by cavmad » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:39 am

Just back from my lad`s paper round and the first arrival is here! Sleepy`s turned up and I`m just about to get organised. Wish us luck folks, though with Ken`s expertise I`m sure we won`t need it :lol:
Bit overcast here but not too cold and most importantly not raining-least not yet anyhow.
Reports and pictures of the blood, sweat and tears will be posted up later or tomorrow.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:47 pm

I suppose everybody has seen the film Appollo 13.At this moment in time,I'm waiting for the 1st communication that the transplant has been successful
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:56 pm

Barnsley BXer calling transplanters.Have you been successful.Over.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:07 pm

I almost drove across this afternoon to have a look.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:12 pm

I'm Sleepys other half, I've just sent a text to try and find out but no reply yet, its fingers crossed
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Post by cavmad » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:31 pm

Transplanters calling, are you deceiving me over?
News is......GOOD! Mrs Sleepy your fella`s car sounds like a dream and he left here about 5 minutes ago (circa 7.20pm). Can`t forsee any problems as the transplant went well and as I say car sounds fine.
Gonna sound like I`m grovelling but Ken and Aaron`s expertise and workmanship is nothing short of amazing.
Hats off to Ken for his assistance in curing my BX estate brake problems, swapping spheres on my TZD and a few other things too. Cheers to aaron too.
Anyways about time I had my tea and a shower, and a few pints are on the cars I believe.
It`s been one of those days that remind you just how great the BX club is and makes me proud to be a very small part of it.
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:37 pm

Thats a big relief, to quote our son "Woohoo" :D Thanks to everyone especially Ken and Cavmad in no particular order. Sleepy will let everyone know when he gets home.
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:37 pm

Well done to all.Forget "bxer of the week" I think we need a new accolade "BX Hero" which should be split 3 ways,Cavmad Ken and Sleepy.Well done again lads
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:45 pm

I think I probably echo the sentiments of those BX Club memebrs who live in the 'South'. I wish Ken, Cavmad et al. lived nearer! WELL DONE CHAPS!
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:10 pm

Sleepy has just got back and he says "Thanks to all, an amazing journey back, left arm and foot got bored thru lack of use, this engine would climb mount everest in 5th.
Although I think the throttle cable needs adjusting as with foot hard to floor I could only get 75mph"

So thanks again from Mrs Sleepy.
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Post by ken newbold » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:15 pm

Pleased to hear hear you got home OK.

I was thinking coming up the M62, although I connected the throttle cable to the new pump, we never got to check for full throttle.

Anyway no doubt you'll be up early tomorrow to do that. :lol:
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Post by cavmad » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:24 am

Well I`m just back from the boozer and a good night out. Aaron if it`s only doing 75mph then something must need adjusting as the estate would do 80-90mph with ease. Great to have met you and I`m sorry that my very limited mechanical knowledge meant I couldn`t help much. Ken if you`re reading this you are a true hero, thanks for your help today with estate and the TZD. Not many geunine people left in today`s mad world but you are one of them.
Catch you all tomorrow (today!) when I`ve sobered up a little!
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:00 am

well i will sort the pictures and post them later today but i am resting at the mo as by back feels like its been beaten with a baseball bat and i am very very very stiff. :( :(
But it was all worth it. 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D
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Post by Barnsley BXer » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:08 am

and don't forget to update your 191000 miles and leaking oil bit :D :D :D
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Post by sleepy0905 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:01 am

ok thanks for the reminder :D
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