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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5240 on: March 13, 2018, 07:47:08 pm »
Great idea and I would love to see the young Zog visiting by year end again!  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5241 on: March 15, 2018, 04:40:43 am »
Sorry guys.


The last week or so has just been crazy. Worked most of Saturday, and a whole lot of Sunday. Last night I came home, sat down and fell asleep in the chair. Mrs Zog had to wake me so I could go to bed.

But I have managed a few small jobbies in between.

The lights on the Jon-boat trailer are done. I'm pretty proud of the result, and when I get my truck home this weekend I will be able to test them to see if they actually work  :imaposer:

I also found a fuel connector for the outboard engine, now I just need a short piece of fuel hose, and I know where I can get a piece mahala...  :sip: :peepwall:

The starter motor for the boat engine also gave up again, I took it off, took it apart, and the prognosis is poor. But I'll give it a try... Luckily the motor also has a pull-start, and it starts pretty easily. So shouldn't be a biggie.

I really want to take the boat for a test ride this weekend, so hoping that I get some time after work before the weekend to do some more finishing touches. Hoping.



I'll post some more when I have more news.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5242 on: March 15, 2018, 06:36:23 am »
Ok, I need some advice please.

When the laaitie was here in December I got him a BMX at the charity shop for $10. He loved it, fell his arse off, and rode it again.

Now he wants one for SA. I agreed, but the deal was that he pulls up his socks at school. I can report that his socks are now well around his knees  :imaposer:

So I need to get him a BMX at the end of the month.

I had a quick look online at what is available at Makro. Not much choice going. Who has any other ideas?

My budget is very limited, say around R1000. But I want him to get something that will last longer than 2 weeks. Even a decent second-hand one will be fine...

 :sip:

I've got one. Its one of those freestyle jobbies with the footpegs on the axles. Where can I drop it  off?
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« Reply #5243 on: March 15, 2018, 01:00:12 pm »
Ok, I need some advice please.

When the laaitie was here in December I got him a BMX at the charity shop for $10. He loved it, fell his arse off, and rode it again.

Now he wants one for SA. I agreed, but the deal was that he pulls up his socks at school. I can report that his socks are now well around his knees  :imaposer:

So I need to get him a BMX at the end of the month.

I had a quick look online at what is available at Makro. Not much choice going. Who has any other ideas?

My budget is very limited, say around R1000. But I want him to get something that will last longer than 2 weeks. Even a decent second-hand one will be fine...

 :sip:

I've got one. Its one of those freestyle jobbies with the footpegs on the axles. Where can I drop it  off?
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5244 on: March 15, 2018, 01:27:39 pm »
Ok, I need some advice please.

When the laaitie was here in December I got him a BMX at the charity shop for $10. He loved it, fell his arse off, and rode it again.

Now he wants one for SA. I agreed, but the deal was that he pulls up his socks at school. I can report that his socks are now well around his knees  :imaposer:

So I need to get him a BMX at the end of the month.

I had a quick look online at what is available at Makro. Not much choice going. Who has any other ideas?

My budget is very limited, say around R1000. But I want him to get something that will last longer than 2 weeks. Even a decent second-hand one will be fine...

 :sip:

I've got one. Its one of those freestyle jobbies with the footpegs on the axles. Where can I drop it  off?
Oh WOW! Ben!

Thank you!

PM sent.

I love this forum!!  :3some:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5245 on: March 15, 2018, 01:51:52 pm »
One man's clutter is another man's treasure...!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #5246 on: March 16, 2018, 03:21:30 am »
I love this forum!!  :3some:

So do I.

The incredible generosity, and selfless assistance that so many of the members here show and give to others. Not just me. But to so many others too. Restores my faith in humanity.

Big bad hairy bikers... yeah right...  :ricky:
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« Reply #5247 on: March 16, 2018, 03:34:34 am »
So Bensien will probably drop off the BMX this weekend.


The little guy will be out-of-his-mind! I can't wait to call him as usual on Whatsapp chat on Sunday evening. I'll bet that he is sitting on it while he watches TV  :imaposer:


This afternoon I managed to finish work and get home while there was still some sunlight left. So I tested the outboard engine again. I had been struggling with the carb, it was leaking on the float bowl. But now it is DRY!!! And I fitted the proper fuel connectors between the tank and the engine.

The starter is pretty much FUBAR. The little piece that holds the brushes in position is broken and rotten. Just really old age I guess. So I took off the wires that run from the starter to the battery, and neatened up the area. The engine starts easily with the pull-rope. So I'll keep an eye out for a starter, but not a biggie.

The motor runs perfectly, idles smooth and revs right up. Before I take it out on the water for a test spin, I want to replace the transmission / gearbox oil, and check the engine oil. I need top google how to check the engine oil  :peepwall:

I'll take some pics of the little Jon boat and my progression with the build this weekend. A really good part of working as a plumber is that I come across stainless steel screws all the time. So when others would just dump them in the trash, I keep them for the boat.  :biggrin:

Saves a bit of cash. Every little bit helps.

Hopefully a water-test by Sunday morning  :ricky:
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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5248 on: March 16, 2018, 05:54:22 am »
Bad bikers have good hearts !
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« Reply #5249 on: March 16, 2018, 06:56:54 am »
So Gary do you now believe in lemon juice to fix carb problems.  :laughing4:

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Re: Life in America - I made the move.
« Reply #5250 on: March 16, 2018, 09:44:22 am »
Ok, I need some advice please.

When the laaitie was here in December I got him a BMX at the charity shop for $10. He loved it, fell his arse off, and rode it again.

Now he wants one for SA. I agreed, but the deal was that he pulls up his socks at school. I can report that his socks are now well around his knees  :imaposer:

So I need to get him a BMX at the end of the month.

I had a quick look online at what is available at Makro. Not much choice going. Who has any other ideas?

My budget is very limited, say around R1000. But I want him to get something that will last longer than 2 weeks. Even a decent second-hand one will be fine...

 :sip:

I've got one. Its one of those freestyle jobbies with the footpegs on the axles. Where can I drop it  off?

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« Reply #5251 on: March 17, 2018, 03:28:33 am »
So Gary do you now believe in lemon juice to fix carb problems.  :laughing4:

Oh yes!  :thumleft:


I also believe in a squirt of lemon juice in my Rum and soda  :drif: :imaposer:
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« Reply #5252 on: March 17, 2018, 07:17:52 am »
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« Reply #5253 on: March 19, 2018, 08:29:02 am »
Howzit with regards to the Starter motor you can make one of those Brush holders out of Fiberglass, I have Old Johnson outboards 1981 models and I have had to make 2 of these boards as the original ones just crumble to bits.

Otherwise you can reinforce your current one using small pieces of Fiberglass mat and resin.
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« Reply #5254 on: March 19, 2018, 10:15:38 am »

The starter is pretty much FUBAR. The little piece that holds the brushes in position is broken and rotten. Just really old age I guess. So I took off the wires that run from the starter to the battery, and neatened up the area. The engine starts easily with the pull-rope. So I'll keep an eye out for a starter, but not a biggie.


Is this not made out of bakelite or some plastic, can't you use the equivalent off something like Prately's putty or Steel to plak it?
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« Reply #5255 on: March 19, 2018, 07:37:51 pm »
The BMX was delivered tonight. It is now "Ready to Race"
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« Reply #5256 on: March 19, 2018, 07:39:48 pm »
 :laughing4:  That is soooooooo cool!
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« Reply #5257 on: March 19, 2018, 08:08:06 pm »
The BMX was delivered tonight. It is now "Ready to Race"


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« Reply #5258 on: March 19, 2018, 08:09:08 pm »
Mr. Zog just received this and forwarded to me. THANKS SO MUCH BEN!
Help reunite Mr. Zog and Little Zog for Christmas in 2018! Another GoFundMe campaign is active at https://www.gofundme.com/christmas-in-america-with-dad. You can read all about it there. Every little bit of help is greatly appreciated!
 

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« Reply #5259 on: March 19, 2018, 08:13:26 pm »
Also, as I mentioned earlier, Mr. Zog and I have something special for those of you who donate or have already donated to the new GoFundMe (see link in my signature). It's in the works, and I believe I have the addresses of those of you who have donated already to this new campaign from the last time. If not, then please PM me so I can get it to you!

All will be revealed soon!  :biggrin:
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