Aaaaagh F@#%!

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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Shedman » 23 Jan 2020, 15:55

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Actually, she knows better than to hide in a bathroom... she's from the same place as Oscar Pretorius. ;)[/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I bet your wife was as gutted about it as you were!
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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Stu » 24 Jan 2020, 09:29

Shedman wrote: I bet your wife was as gutted about it as you were!


Considerably more, I think. I'm very pragmatic about this stuff... she's a lot more emotional. I'm over the shock now; it's just something that's happened and needs to get fixed. She's still very down.

Mind you, it's her brand new Fiat that's taken the brunt of it!
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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Stu » 24 Jan 2020, 13:57

Have put an ad in Wanted as well, but let me know if you have a replacement set of 750 barrels I can clean up and bore to first oversize. Ta.

Edit:

Never mind: bought some.

If anyone needs good standard size pistons I have a set.

In the meantime I've removed the broken bits of fin and black plastic from my engine, and while it's annoying and noticeable, it'll probably be a while before I change it.

More annoying is the fact that my tank paint is starting to show tiny signs of fuel attack from underneath... tank isn't sealed properly. I wasn't 100% happy with it when I did it, which is why it only got a home made aerosol paint job.

Lots to do, clutch, barrel and paint, but I'll probably get it road legal and play with it a while to see what else I want to change before I pull it apart again.
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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Stu » 28 Jan 2020, 09:57

Had a note from the insurance assessor last night.

He's recommending a cash settlement "in lieu of repair" of £1628...

I've accepted that as it seems fair ;)
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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Swampy » 28 Jan 2020, 14:01

Stu wrote:Had a note from the insurance assessor last night.

He's recommending a cash settlement "in lieu of repair" of £1628...

I've accepted that as it seems fair ;)


I would of tried for a bit more, they always offer the lowest first time :o
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Re: Aaaaagh F@#%!

Postby Stu » 29 Jan 2020, 08:58

:lol:

Was the subject of several emails between me and their "engineer". I gave an option with used part, but he used the prices for new parts and added in my labour at £20/hr... OK, then!

I'd have been relatively happy with the price of a used barrel, reboring and a few gaskets (which is precisely what it will cost me) so this exceeded my expectation by about 1200 quid...

In other news, insurance have also approved repairs to car and it's being fixed...

I've now cleaned up garage, put down the old carpet tiles I've had for ages and ordered myself some new shelving... she may have done me a favour by "sweeping out" the garage!
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