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About Tinkerton

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  • Birthday March 12

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    November 4th, 2004
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  1. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I've been struggling lately. Not entirely sure with what. A friend of mine has recently gone through a divorce, and as such is looking to move to the US part time to take up a new career, other people keep announcing they're pregnant, or having children, or just being happy that they're able to be around their kids whilst they're in lockdown/furloghed/work from home, and that hurts like you wouldn't beleive. This whole thing in the states is getting me down, I didn't realise quite how bad it was, but then a friend over here explained his experiences with the police, and realised it's so much worse. I just feel a bit... distant, and apathetic about everything. It's just exhausting at the moment.
  2. Tinkerton

    The automotive question thread Part 2

    Internal to external plugs like any tyre shop will do are fine, I would have no concerns driving on one whatsoever. If it's on a lose wheel, i.e. not on the car already, find a tyre place that's open and ask them to take a look at it.
  3. Tinkerton

    The automotive question thread Part 2

    Top tip - plugs that you put in from the outside of the tyre are total emergency only stuff, they're not MOT compliant (if I remember correctly) and I wouldn't use one on my own cars. 'Normal' puncture plugs are put in from the back of the tyre and pulled through to the 'tread' face, after keying the surface inside the tyre and adding vulcanising compound, and then pressure to ensure a good seal. Personally, I can't see how your tyre there would fail an MOT unless it was pissing air out, it's well within the central 75% of tread width so should be easily patched if if needs it. Is it on a wheel or just a lose tyre? If it's just lose, have a look on the inside and see if it's gone all the way through - if it's on a wheel, take it to a tyre place you trust and ask their opinion. Personally I would find it hard to justify over £10 to have somebody plug a puncture though, it's not particularly a difficult job if you've got the tools.
  4. Tinkerton

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Eurovision being cancelled is top 5 worst things that this pandemic has done.
  5. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    take door card off. push window up. put block of wood underneath window. 'fixed'.
  6. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I think I would actually choose to have winders if the option was there. They're 100% more reliable than electrics - better mechanisms, less motors, less control units...
  7. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    You should be able to reuse the existing selector plate. In the many years since I worked on a V3 gearbox I think they're fairly simple to change over.
  8. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    May need to change the selector plate. fairly certain the G36 ones are different. Hedg: if you were closer I'd 100% offer you somewhere to stay at my place until you got sorted. Wish I could help buddy :(.
  9. Tinkerton

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    I'd only agree to that if we used the International Fixed Calendar. 13 months of 28 days, each month the same, so you know the 5th is always a Thursday, etc. It's logical.
  10. Tinkerton

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Anyone else kind of want an entire website of "Stunt reviews TNG"?
  11. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Mrs Tink had her 12 week scan today. I was excited to share a scan of a tiny Tink with you all. Instead I got a tearful phone call saying that there's no heartbeat. Turns out tiny tink hasn't grown for about 5 weeks, and Mrs Tink's body just hasn't realised, which means we have all the trauma of the actual miscarriage to come. I have no words.
  12. Tinkerton

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    something something Grado Labs. After months of trying, I start a new job on August 19th after a week off the week before and visiting the cotswolds with Mrs tink, and my best friend and his wife. Me and Mrs Tink got back yesterday from a week away camping with our church and had a great time and I've only got 10.5 days left in the motor trade. I'm Happy.
  13. Tinkerton

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Mrs Tinks Nan died this morning. As all of my grandparents died when I was too young really to have it affect me, this is... hitting me hard.

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