Wednesday, 28 April 2010

More jamming than Bob Marley.

I spent half an hour stuck in Lowestofts jams today,fifteen minutes on the way out and another quarter of an hour on the way back in.They keep on about a third crossing for Lowestoft,all it really needs is for the two we've got to not open every time an empty train or a dinghy want to go through and the traffic might move a bit smoother.

Friday, 23 April 2010

I see no ships.

A number of months back local politicians and the papers got all excited about tankers moored off the east coast waiting untillthe price of crude went up before they ofloaded or transferred their oil to other vessels.Much talk was made of immediate goverment legislation to stop such activites.
Has it worked?.
Well,three or four months back I could see six tankers from the beach at lowestoft.
Now there are only half a dozen.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The sun has got his hat on.

I went to yarmouth with the east coast pirates car club.Lovely day in the sunshine,plenty of old cars to look at,some american saloons,hot rods and motorbikes.The American diner does some nice chips and with a plate of them,a frothy coffee,pleasant company and the cars to look at it can't be bad.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Two stroke oil in a diesel.

I've now tried the engine in this old taxi (its a Nissan 2.7) with and without the two stroke oil added.Its definately quieter with it added and although it might seem to run a bit smoother there's no more (or less) power as a result.No smoke from the exhaust (I'm using a low ash two stoker mix at 100 to 1) but the diesel 'knock' when cold is noticeable less.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Closing down?.

Spotted this shop in Bungay,a town not far from me.Looks like its closed down,maybe it was too specialised.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Chilly,but the car boots are on again.

This morning I had a look at Julies car boot near Yarmouth.It was a bit cold but a fair number of stalls.I bought a load of whitworth and BSF taps and dies and some imperial spanners so not a bad day out.The British Standard Whitworth stuff is getting harder to find,imperial AF stuff is slowly going the same way,I did buy a load of imperial swivel head ratchet spanners a while back but little really interesting stuff since.There's a lot of junk about in the hand tool line,OK for selling at car boots and markets if you wont be going back there for a while but thats about all. Britool,King Dick,Bedford,Williams superslim and Snail brand spanners and sockets are still worth having no matter how old as long as the jaws and ring ends aren't worn out or damaged,Elora,Gedore,Koken and the like are also worth having,they are certainly better made than a lot of the cheap imported stuff.