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Engine Progress

Posted on : 25-04-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff


Just an update received from Mike at smart car specialist,

EGR ports were totally carboned up stopping flow to EGR valve – some folks remove these, in light of new MOT regs I am sticking to component functionality where possible.

I have been sent some piccies of the head now cleaned up.

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Little update

Posted on : 23-04-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff


Lamp building on hold at the mo’ not so sure the fumes are that good for me ;-)


On another Note car related, I took the decission to take my Roady in for a rebuild last weekend as it has done 122,000 odd miles and starting more oil than I would like, so I bit the bullet rather than have it preying on my mind on my Nordic trip this summer.

After a small delay,  the work has started, the block is being rebored and oversized pistons being fitted the head has suffered no catostrophic damage so I just need  a rebuild instead of a new engine, my wallet says phew :-)

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Posted on : 29-03-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Here’s a few snaps of my scratch built PCB

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Not to bd for my first effort, and much better than these premade ebay flexible strips as the one on the right in last image.



Moving on

Posted on : 21-03-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff


Re my cars Brake lamp remanf’

Moved away from Veroboard as LEDs to cramped, have knocked up PCB strips, etched my first ten this morning, drilling and cutting to size to follow, pictures will be uploaded when I can get around to it.


On reflection that’s alot of tiny holes to drill!!

Server ectomy

Posted on : 16-03-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Eekers I finally wanted to add something to this site to discovery we’d had a server ectomy!! site hardware had gone the way of the silicon heaven!


I am back now, can’t remember what I was going to post however :-)

Eventually a new post.

Posted on : 15-02-2012 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Finally got around to doing something that warranted a post (oh I lead such an active life ;-))

Added Gallery Page.

Have uploaded some piccies of my bodged attempts at recreating a boot rack  (That are no longer made) lamp for my car.

Droid 1 Apple 0

Posted on : 09-01-2012 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff


Missus got nuisance call on her iPhone – Apple in their wisdom don’t allow users to block calls?

Maybe so they can nuisance call I guess!

My Galaxy however by default allows blocking :-D

Apple pull your finger out I am not wishing to Jailbreak the phone yet – but your “Apple knows best attitude” stinks!

Looking Forward.

Posted on : 07-01-2012 | By : Mark | In : Car Stuff


I was settled to have a reasonabley travel free year, then temptation got the better of my irrationality…………….

Looks like I’ll be spending the Blockedl end of summer in Norway.

Now will the car get us there and back again!

Last years sojourn in Italy ended up costing more than we thought with the failure of the turbo on the Roady, that’s all in the past throw caution to the wind Northwards………………….

There and back again

Posted on : 21-12-2011 | By : Mark | In : Uncategorized


Carried on with minecraft after a break

Posted on : 18-12-2011 | By : Mark | In : Computer/Gaming stuff


How to get the cows out at sea?

Build a peir!


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This game is odd!