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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Simon_P » Sun 28.01.2018, 01:10

Phil,

A Podger is a tapered bar used for aligning holes. It predates the use of steel and bolts in construction. The spanner end is a modern addition.
I still call it a Bodger - Podger just doesn't sound right.

A Bodger is a skilled wood turner.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 28.01.2018, 03:00

Simon_P wrote:Phil,

A Podger is a tapered bar used for aligning holes. It predates the use of steel and bolts in construction. The spanner end is a modern addition.
I still call it a Bodger - Podger just doesn't sound right.

A Bodger is a skilled wood turner.


Simon, depends what you call 'modern and what profession you follow. My KIng Dick is from the guys who built the steel lattice towers supporting high voltage power lines in the early 1950's and they always called it a Bodger.

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The hoop on the shaft is for a lanyard to attach it to the safety belt. We used to have to watch a 35mm film on Safety that showed if dropped from a height the drag caused by the ring end would cause it to fall pointy end down and it would pierce a safety helmet and the skull below and included a shot of one sticking out of a dead persons head which caused a lot of :smt078 and some passing out. Use at height of an untethered bodger was an instant dismissal offence.

In the 1970's they were replaced by bodgers with a ratchet socket in place of the ring and I intercepted a couple of old bodgers on their way to the skip. Best tool ever for getting engine and gearbox mountings in the right place to get the bolts in...
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Sun 28.01.2018, 18:36

I always used to snigger when i saw my dads King Dick spanners and his useless old Whitworth tools.

I thought he just left hundreds (&hundreds) of old worthless motor sport magazines.

I'm rich !! Rich beyond my wildest dreams !! :bananasex: :clap:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rusty Wishbone » Sun 28.01.2018, 23:13

simonbuk wrote:I always used to snigger when i saw my dads King Dick spanners and his useless old Whitworth tools.

I thought he just left hundreds (&hundreds) of old worthless motor sport magazines.

I'm rich !! Rich beyond my wildest dreams !! :bananasex: :clap:


I can say exactly the same about my father. We must be brothers!

I'm afraid that means the highly valuable spanners will have to be split.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:00

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:51

Giniw wrote:https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/tool-kit-rare-pen-knife-version-on-ebay/ :lol:


Well it is the 'rare pen knife version ' after all !!
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 13.02.2018, 17:56

I wonder where the one which was supposed to be in my car is now :cry:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 19.02.2018, 21:27

Mark Hughes' Elan Book and photocopied Manuals for £250 .. 'You cannot be serious!'.. :lol:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Mon 19.02.2018, 22:27

Sell you mine for £249 Inc. free postage Phil :twisted:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 19.02.2018, 23:15

Rambo wrote:Sell you mine for £249 Inc. free postage Phil :twisted:


ha ha .. Don't need them. Got 2 copies of the Hughes Elan book and Pat Thomas at Kelvedon Motors did me a deal on all 4 Lotus Manuals (Service, Electrical, EMK Open Loop & Parts) when I bought my first SE in '95.
Must admit I tend to use John's (BritCarNut) pdf's to print the pages I need and just take those into the garage on a clipboard... & throw them away with dirty fingermarks at the end of the job.

Foo has a thread on here listing 'proper' Lotus Service Notes with extras and has started on ebay at £40 which I think deserves a bump ...https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/323086378158
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 20.02.2018, 01:33

(no it does not!! :poke: :-D)
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 20.02.2018, 01:38

Giniw wrote:(no it does not!! :poke: :-D)


Think I paid nearly £40 each in '95 so think it does ... :smt093
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 20.02.2018, 03:58

Current price for A100T0327J is £129.51 but it wouldn't cost that much to print the PDF which is free.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Saltire » Tue 20.02.2018, 08:36

I’ve done that, John, and it’s pretty straightforward as you say. The only hiccup was that I printed in A5 ‘booklet’ format, and some of the pages are upside down with respect to the others. If I felt really strongly about it, I’d go into the PDF and change the orientation. As it is, I’m usually upside down under the Elan when I’m reading them, so it all cancels out :D

I have also burned the manuals to a CD, which my garage/MoT man has so that (among other things) he knows how the rear hubs should be adjusted.

Thanks as always to John for making the manuals available to us all :bowdown: :bowdown:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 20.02.2018, 12:31

Saltire wrote: Thanks as always to John for making the manuals available to us all :bowdown: :bowdown:


:agree: and for all the other documents .... :clap: :clap:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Tue 20.02.2018, 13:01

:agree:

lotusflasherman wrote:
Giniw wrote:(no it does not!! :poke: :-D)

Think I paid nearly £40 each in '95 so think it does ... :smt093
It would decorate my shelfs very well!
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 26.02.2018, 12:28

[Off Topic]They even bodged the Empire State Building…

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Wed 28.02.2018, 15:56

Could have dusted it off at that price.......

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2432875768
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Wed 28.02.2018, 16:51

Oo
Strange, as he used to sell them about 10 times less if I am not wrong?! I suppose it's a typo?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Kathryn » Wed 28.02.2018, 20:41

You can get a whole car for less than that! :shock:
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