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    2006 FIM FIAT VANS BRITISH SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX 03.06.06
    1 2 CRUMP, Jason 25
    2 8 JONSSON, Andreas 20
    3 11 HAMPEL, Jaroslaw 18
    4 5 HANCOCK, Greg 16
    5 6 PEDERSEN, Bjarne 12
    6 1 RICKARDSSON, Tony 10
    7 13 ZAGAR, Matej 9
    8 9 NICHOLLS, Scott 8
    9 10 LINDBÄCK, Antonio 8
    10 7 GOLLOB, Tomasz 7
    11 3 ADAMS, Leigh 6
    12 12 RICHARDSON, Lee 5
    13 15 IVERSEN, Niels-Kristian 5
    14 4 PEDERSEN, Nicki 4
    15 16 STEAD, Simon 3
    16 14 PROTASIEWICZ, Piotr 3


    SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX 2006

    1st CRUMP, Jason 20 25 25 25 95
    2nd HANCOCK, Greg 5 20 20 16 61
    3rd PEDERSEN, Nicki 25 14 16 4 59
    4th GOLLOB, Tomasz 18 9 18 7 52
    5th HAMPEL, Jaroslaw 4 16 8 18 46
    6th JONSSON, Andreas 8 5 10 20 43
    7th ZAGAR, Matej 9 18 4 9 40
    8th RICKARDSSON, Tony 16 6 4 10 36
    9th ADAMS, Leigh 10 7 11 6 34
    10th NICHOLLS, Scott 9 9 5 8 31
    11th PEDERSEN, Bjarne 5 6 7 12 30
    12th LINDBÄCK, Antonio 9 2 6 8 25
    13th RICHARDSON, Lee 8 4 0 5 17
    14th IVERSEN, Niels-Kristian 2 6 4 5 17
    15th PROTASIEWICZ, Piotr 1 3 3 3 10
    16th LINDGREN, Fredrik - - 7 - 7
    17th KASPRZAK, Krzysztof - 6 - - 6
    18th STEAD, Simon - - - 3 3
    19th FERJAN, Matej 3 - - - 3





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    Saturday, December 09, 2006

    Groundbreaking New Technology

    Every other bugger in the world is posting YouTube video, so because I am nothing if not a diehard individualist, always willing, nay, eager to go against the flow, to buck the trend and to fight the machine, I'm going to post a YouTube video, too. I have no idea why cornstarch and water behaves this way, but it is pretty nifty.
    A pool filled with non-newtonian fluid

    In other news, I replaced the drag link on my ute smornin'. I mention this only because of the trouble I had in sourcing a replacement. I emailed literally dozens of establishments in the eastern states. Only six bothered to return my email. Of those six, four wanted to know what a 'centre drag link' was. For those of you who don't know, a 'centre drag link' is what Holden call the item I was taught as an apprentice to call a tie rod. Also known as a track rod or even just a steering linkage. You would think that a spare parts person would be familiar with the terminology.
    I also mention this because it is the first bit of maintenance that I have done on this vehicle that was remotely straightforward. Fair dinkum cobber, you'd think this vehicle rolled off a sixties Vauxhall production line, not a noughties Isuzu one. It's only the metric fasteners that give it away.

    2 Comments:

    Blogger phil said...

    you can post a youtube and I can't even get blogger to post a cartoon from a newspaper.

    I am a fukcing hopeless blogperson, I am.

    It's been a long time since I've been anywhere under a car, when I owned old British cars I was there every weekend and often on Wednesday nights as well. But it's hard to imagine anything drastic happening to tie rods in 30 years. Gotta say though, I'd never heard the term drag link either.

    12/10/2006 12:45:00 pm  
    Blogger RobC said...

    Saffers call them "tie rods" Dirk, we call those things on a tractor's lift "drag links". Seems like you were talking to ex Saffers! :-)

    12/11/2006 02:28:00 am  

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