other type of fun

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  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    5 months
    Wagyu Porterhouse and two Wagyu ribeyes
    done the other porterhouse at work last night, wrapped in foil, in the pie warmer 3 hours, seared on the sandwich press, cut like butter
    the wife and I had 4 teas and a lunch of it all

  • obisteve
    obisteve
    4 months
    Been in the shed working on my old generator. It was a backup for my stand alone solar at my last place, and powered building the house. It stopped working after 7 years and I bought a replacement, pushed the old one to the back of the shed to be fixed one day. After we lost power for 26 hours during Christmas it was time to drag it out.
    5.5 kW, powered by 13 hp Honda clone (I know I said 10 on another thread, mistake)
    The compression release was jammed, couldn't spin it with the starter motor and couldn't pull it through by hand fast enough to start it.
    These days it's easy to find out that this is a known failure mode with Honda one lungers and their clones, there is fine clearance between the weighted arm that swings out as revs rise and the cam drive gear, this can get jammed by small bits of crap.
    Repeated soaking in diesel and blasting with compressed air finally dislodged a couple of carbon fragments and a staple sized piece of plastic from that small space. With those out, the weighted arm move out freely and came back under its spring tension, and retracted the pop up ramp next to the lobe of the exhaust cam that acts as the decompressor.
    So back together it went, and worked.
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    4 months
    Them lobes need some reshaping, get that thing singing 🤣
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    4 months
    Two extra things, the easiest way to pull the generator armature off the taper on the crankshaft is to turn the unit on its end, fill the bolt hole down the middle of the armature shaft with water, wrap a 12mm bolt with thread tape and screw it down the hole, it forces the shaft off the taper with a bang.
    And take the brush holder out of the stator housing before refitting the stator over the armature or its likely you'll break the brushes like I did. They're freely available online for about $25 and postage from China, haven't found a local supplier yet.
    One more thing, the general build quality in the Chinese clone motor looked pretty good, no wear on the cam lobes or cam follower faces, crankcase ball bearings spinning freely with no play, no free play in the bigend bearing. It's had a lot of use, with an annual oil change with Penrite HPR30.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    4 months
    I found an Oz place who had spare parts for Honda clone generators. McFarlane Generators, branches in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
    Apparently the brush sets are common to both Honda machines and most of the clones, if it looks like this, it will fit.
    So I spent my $16 in this country, and didn't have to wait a few weeks for international postage.
    The brushes instal with one bolt, then 2 bolts on the end cover. So, all done, I have a working back up generator again.


  • ThomasBlair
    ThomasBlair
    4 months
    Hey Everyone! I'm going to order Voyage Extra Large Chopped Tour Pack for my Road Glide from Viking Bags. Just wanted to get some reviews about that.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    4 months
    I just cooked tea, chicken breast, garlic, tomato and soy sauce, with garlic butter broccolini and cherry tomatoes
    less than $10 and 30 minutes cooking

  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    4 months
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 18 Jan 2024 08:34 AM

    I just cooked tea, chicken breast, garlic, tomato and soy sauce, with garlic butter broccolini and cherry tomatoes
    less than $10 and 30 minutes cooking

    I will take 10 of those, can you post top Tassie?.
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    4 months
    yummy....looks a little like my lite and easy chicken meal.
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    4 months
    Every thing OK round your place GM?
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    4 months
    Quoting obisteve on 26 Jan 2024 06:54 AM

    Every thing OK round your place GM?

    All good mate, It did a 90° turn just before it reached us, we were spared the worst of it, got power back on yesterday afternoon, lots still sweltering without it, no damage to ours, just a mess to clean up.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    3 months
    had a heap excess stone fruit wood so put on a whole boned chook, 5 thighs and 2Kg of legs, great time, scotch and 7 kings on Netflicks
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    just have to give it a go, Japanese A5 Wagyu
    and comparing it against the Aussie Wagyu Ribeye
  • paulybronco
    paulybronco
    1 month
    Guessing the proof is in the pudding....or the meat on this occasion....your verdict please.
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    Quoting paulybronco on 04 Apr 2024 08:44 AM

    Guessing the proof is in the pudding....or the meat on this occasion....your verdict please.

    I'm night shift, this week, 14.5 hour so no time to cook, next friday will be it, my mate had a slice and he said it was the best meat he had ever had, this was his

  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    had a slice of the 5A Japanese wagyu, garlic broccolini, par steamed then fried potatoes and carrots, the meat is worth every cent
    I have never had a more tender, buttery piece of steak, absolutely amazing
    the wife and I shared it, a quarter each, we will have the rest for lunch tomorrow
  • Soapbox2627
    Soapbox2627
    1 month
    just to follow up, the reheat for lunch, the wife bunged it in the microwave, still the most tender chunk of meat ever, 
    I would highly recommend that if you had the funds for a try, don't give it miss, even as a once off, I reckon it was worth it
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    https://youtu.be/8T_pBZenLi8?si=V3SBLyJwSlL1whiF
    Spent Sunday morning doing burn over drill with the crew, practising in case we have to ever do this.we got it down to 45 seconds, out of the truck, drip torches and spare fuel drums off and put downwind (thrown in an emergency), pump on, beacons and siren on, all back in the truck, air con on max on recirculate, windows closed, reflective shades rolled down, cab deluge sprays on, huddled down below window level under fire blankets with helmets on, visors down, smoke masks and gloves on, red red red radio call made.
    We shaved 30 seconds off it with practice. Hope we never have to do it for real.
    The wheelie bin in the clip doesn't last long does it? Thanks to Dunmore RFB for the clip.
  • beaglebasher
    beaglebasher
    1 month
    Was there anybody in that truck Obi and how did they go?
    Must be fuckin terrifying. 
  • obisteve
    obisteve
    1 month
    Yeah Beags, there was a crew on board,  not sure how many but they came through OK. Dunno why they didn't pull out with the other truck, but they had been given the job of protecting the house down the driveway to the left, the one whose wheelie bin torched. No way they were gonna stop that front burning through. My rule of thumb is if there's eucalypts within 50 metres of the house it's a goner, unless you regularly run a cool burn through under the trees.
    Fortunately I've never had to do it for real, Obi Obi is blessed with 1 to 1.5 metres of rain a year, although we did manage to melt the plastic bullbar on our Nissan Patrol fire truck once. Where I live now in the upper Brisbane Valley only gets about 2/3 of that, so bush and grassland gets dryer, and soil moisture levels get way lower. Twice last year I rocked up to grassfires in pretty heavily grazed paddocks and was very surprised by how hard they were to control, like working along the fireline as fast as you can go while  still putting it out, and the head of the fire is racing to the horizon way faster than you're rolling up the back of it. That's when you start radioing for more trucks and air support.
    Any one who's reckons theyre not shit scared in a burnover is either crazy or has no imagination, hope my mob never has to do it for real.
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