- Best Bodges TrackWorld
I had an old transit van when I was a student. Something wasn’t right with the carburettor and it was sucking in air from somewhere where it shouldn’t be. Prodding it in a certain direction seemed to cure it, so as a get-me-home bodge I jammed a wooden wedge into the engine bay to keep it prodded. That got me home. And got me out and home a few more times. One day the bit of wood rattled out, so I cut half a dozen wedges and kept them and a hammer on the dash.
Occationally at traffic lights I’d have to pop the bonnet, jump out and hammer a wooden stake into the engine bay like Van Helsing.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The carb rubbers on my motorbike perished, so the carbs kept vibrating loose- which causes instant terrible running and a small risk of explosion. Solution- stick a lump of wood under the tank, which pushed down on the airbox, which pushed down on the carbs. I fitted that lump of wood in 2005, it’s still there. But sadly I’ve never had to hammer it in so it’s not as cool.
My grandad’s cortina was basically made of isopon, he sold it to a ford enthusiast who restored it eventually, he said when he was done removing all the filler all that was left was an engine and 4 wheels, sat in a pile of fibreglass dust a foot deep.Posted 4 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Had to get about 100 odd rolls of turf up to the 10th floor of a condemned tower block. Lift shut off and got bored pretty quickly with hand-balling them up the stairs so improvised a hoist out of 13amp extension cable, tied that to a timber batten and threaded that through the sleeves of my overalls with the cable running out of the neck hole, tied knots in the ankles then filled the overalls with the turf and hoisted them up the outside of the building. From neighbouring flats it looked like a very long and brutal lynching.Posted 4 years agobrattySubscriber
No pictures, but a long time ago my fox forks were too short for my mt vision headtube… so i hacksawed off a cm top and bottom and bodged a headset to a very low stack height by leaving bits out. worked very well for a couple of years, then i swapped the front triangle for a smaller one.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
I chain drilled & bashed out a hole in the bulkhead of a Capri, so I could take the camshaft out through the radio aperture in the dash. Good old Pinto engine.
In my first house. An old downstairs loo that had a high level cistern & a long pipe feeding the pan…Posted 4 years ago
I needed to install a waste pipe for the washing machine. So, installed a swept tee into said pipe. The sensation of steam wafting up on cold morning thrones was simply divine.themiloMember
Yup, drove a MKII Escort home with string through th window accelerator after the link broke. Not the smoothest of rides id have to admit……..
Also remember the passenger seat of the very same cra being the “in charge of wiper” seat should it rain on the basis that the wipers needed to be manualed at least 50% of the time if it rained!!!Posted 4 years ago
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