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Thread: SP168 in recovery - Rob on cloud 9!

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    Default SP168 in recovery - Rob on cloud 9!

    It works, it bloody works!!!!!!!!!
    Im over the fookin moon right now so will post pix later when shes aligned and Ive come down a bit!!!

    Yipeeeeeee!!!!


    Rob
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    Bravo Rob! It's been a long while since that connector fried. Glad to hear you were able to fix it up right. I'm sure the lads at the UK meet will be thrilled that you'll be bringing your 168 again!

    Adam

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    Dammit man... we have to wait all day for you to come down before pictures...
    Love, peace, and grease,

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    Ok Just a taster as I may take a few weeks to come down

    Here is a couple of images
    One shows the parts I made pins and biscuits then the complete connector all finished and finally the glow of the plasma what I have wanted to see for months!!!
    More will follow
    Rob
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    Well done Rob.

    It looks like we've both got are tickets for the meet now. If you remember Andy Con said we are not getting in with out your 168 and my harp. Must make a grand entrance when we land.

    I've had the harp out for practice and by god i'm rusty on it. Moving floor boards don't help when I stand on one and pull all the beams out of line with the sensor cross bar.

    Looking forward to seeing that white beam next.

    Carl

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    Wahoo!! we're cookin' on gas

    Looks like a very nice machining job there sunshine, very well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by stanwax View Post
    It works, it bloody works!!!!!!!!!
    Im over the fookin moon right now so will post pix later when shes aligned and Ive come down a bit!!!

    Yipeeeeeee!!!!


    Rob

    Hehe...nice one Rob well done matey........
    oh no my back hurtz already...............
    .....only joking
    excellent.......................
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    Is it just me, or does that connecter look a bit like the PL Retardo Smily?

    Did you make all of those parts in your own shop? Excellent work man! It's probably better than factory.

    James.

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    Cheers guyz
    Not out the woods yet but this is the major hurdle as for the last 5 1/2 months the 265 exciter was an unknown - didnt know if it had suffered any damage when the connector shorted out so this is a major step in the right direction. Just lifted it down from its high shelf and then im gonna have a go at getting it aligned.
    Cant wait to run some shows on it with my QM32

    As for the machining I have been very careful with every step of making the parts - This is why its taken so long From Brass stock to machined pins probably took me best part of a week of my spare time, then there was drilling the biscuits, I tell ya if I had to price this up in terms of my hours it would make ya eyes water!

    Will post some more pix later

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lehman View Post
    Is it just me, or does that connecter look a bit like the PL Retardo Smily?

    James.
    hehehehe - thats who it was modelled on

    Rob
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