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OK weve all done dumb ass things,some unwitinly,some through ignorance,some through sheer stupidness.to kick things off ill admit to a personal fuck up, and the best one i ever read about

When apprenticed (15 yr old) in A Ford dealer we used to have to weld/braze McPherson top strut plates on every model Ford made,we could do 6 pairs a day,bosh bosh weld and ,underseal with a brush just to get though the MOT,bear in mind the average age of these cars were about two years old !,Well i got a MK4 Zodiac executive,V6(top banana)half way through welding the O/S top plate there was a small "bang"under the wheel house,quickly followed by a large fire,all be it limited to the imeadiate area around the o/s/f wheelhouse,by the time i found an extinguisher that dribbled water out like i take a piss,the whole fukin car was alight and was now spreading to the rest of the cars in the shop,any how the end result was a seriously fucked body shop,but what we did learn was that particular model was the only one to have a brass fuel resevoir which held about a pint ana half of fuel,to stop it starving the carb-oops!:S

Funnist i read about Car Craft mag,two mates fitted a new 4bbl,but wernt certain that the vac sec's were opening at full throttle,after trying various things with out sucess they decided the only way would be for one to drive the thing "hard"from a standing start,(this was a Hi Po Big block car)while the other "spragged" himself in the engine bay,obviously with the hood up ! so he could see exactly what was happening :lol:_can you imagine !!

Come on boys time to bear all.................
 

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not so much myself this time bry,but a friend/fellow apprentice who is always known as "spigot bush".
he was so pleased that he had replaced the clutch in an AEC 8 wheeler in record time.they were bloody awful to do and would soak up many hours.
spigot had just finished his,the driver had arrived to collect the vehicle and they were tidying up the work area.he had used an old primary shaft to align the plate.when he drew the shaft out, the bush came too.it was still stuck on the end of the shaft.
approx 8 hrs after arriving to collect his vehicle the driver actualy took the thing.
spigot is now in his mid forties,and is still called this constantly even though it twenty odd years ago.
 

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Bryan knows this one and the perpertrator must remain anonymous.

I was running at the Pod in Super Gas and unusually doing quite well. In S/G you get less and less time between rounds as the eliminations progress. Our between rounds routine was going well until the quater finals when the anonymous person said, and I admire him for his bravery 'oops i've just filled the fuel tank with water'. Panic ensued but we did it, foam ripped out of the tank, carb stripped twice.

Against the odds we got through to the finals but there was no fairy tale ending, I lost fair and square.

I was happy with getting to the final and so was the guilty party especially since the fuel was in red churns and the water in blue. From then, between every round the crew would remind him 'Fuel red, Water blue'.

Rog.
 

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I was cutting some chassis metal (3x2) and ran out of 4" discs so i removed the guard and fitted a 9" disc ...........boy are they out of balance ............still got all my fingers :tup:

Or the time i was helping someone prostreet hes car (anonymous) but the length of box was to long to fit in the shed the bit we was cutting was in the shed the rest was out the door and to prevent the wobble from sawing it (by hand) i was sitting on the opposite end .................IN THE SNOW .....:pmsl:

Im waiting to receive the pic we took ..............you know who you are and you know which pic :pmsl:

OR my fav

Have you seen the bonnet scoop on chrismk4's zephyr

Its steel you know and while making it we had to remove the paint from it so we could weld it

Now picture the scene bigbro weilding the grinder while i hold the scoop, the grinder snatched he gets in a fluster and askes " you ok " At which point i bend my wedding ring finger right in to my palm just above the ring and say " NO YOU C**T you've cut my finger off "

Panic striken, and i mean panic stricken he turns a whiter shade of pale starts hunting around the shed on the bench and the floor looking for 2 inches of finger

did my hardest to help him but even with digits numbering ten i couldnt stop myself from laughing, even now just thinking about makes me pee myself

He couldnt sleep at all that nite through shaking .............:pmsl:

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Just last week the look on mrcads face as he walked behind my car at 11pm for a visit (nothing unusearall there ) except i was hiding behind the car an jumped out at him ...............lets just say he had a brown underware moment :pmsl:

The list could go on believe me .........and all i ever ask for is people to say that i helped :shake:
 

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Bryan knows this one and the perpertrator must remain anonymous.

I was running at the Pod in Super Gas and unusually doing quite well. In S/G you get less and less time between rounds as the eliminations progress. Our between rounds routine was going well until the quater finals when the anonymous person said, and I admire him for his bravery 'oops i've just filled the fuel tank with water'. Panic ensued but we did it, foam ripped out of the tank, carb stripped twice.

Against the odds we got through to the finals but there was no fairy tale ending, I lost fair and square.

I was happy with getting to the final and so was the guilty partner especially since the fuel was in red churns and the water in blue. From then, between every round the crew would remind him 'Fuel red, Water blue'.

Rog.


Rog shame you didn't win…..But sometime you need a little help from the supporters

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