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8 minutes ago, peteretep said:

Ah shit it broke off, eh just drill it out bigger, chuck a tek screw in there

Well after about 12 weeks it wouldn't really matter anyway as the screws biodegrade and encourage bone growth in their place

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Pretty much, your kidneys just filter out the excess magnesium as the screw corrodes.

 

Should theoretically make for nicer surgery and whatnot where you don't need to go back in a year or two later to have the annoying screws removed. One surgery and 16 weeks later you are as good as new.

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On 28/09/2018 at 17:00, ajg193 said:

Well after about 12 weeks it wouldn't really matter anyway as the screws biodegrade and encourage bone growth in their place

Thats cool, I was wondering what function a reactive metal had as an implant, very nice

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Had an interesting conversation with my spine surgeon around what the torque settings are for the hardware he fitted during my spinal fusion.......

Said no one had ever asked, i asked again he kinda went pale and admitted they were "pretty tight" one more thing to worry about, he had me on 3 monthly xrays after one shifted during a big sneeze.

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No but I've been eyeing up the water blaster attachments for sand blasting, should be much cleaner..

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On 03/10/2018 at 10:21, yetchh said:

No but I've been eyeing up the water blaster attachments for sand blasting, should be much cleaner..

i ali expressed one the other day, hoping it will work/wont have to worry about running out of air constantly 

/just have to worry about flash rusting after

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speaking of metal in bodys, my boy just got his taken out in august, the screws were far longer than i had envisaged 

asked the surgeon why they take the plate and screws out etc, he just said its better etc (no real firm reason)

 

wifes been crook on and off this year with whack blood samples

been to a few specialists, latest one reckons because she still has metal in her back (scoliosis rods) its not uncommon for the body to react to the metal after about 15yrs, theyve been in 20!

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20 minutes ago, datlow said:

speaking of metal in bodys, my boy just got his taken out in august, the screws were far longer than i had envisaged 

asked the surgeon why they take the plate and screws out etc, he just said its better etc (no real firm reason)

 

wifes been crook on and off this year with whack blood samples

been to a few specialists, latest one reckons because she still has metal in her back (scoliosis rods) its not uncommon for the body to react to the metal after about 15yrs, theyve been in 20!

I've still got a rod in my leg. Doc told me that if there is high probability I would break the same leg again, it would be removed, otherwise they leave it in. Reasoning was that if the rod bends at the break, it makes it rather hard to get out.

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So my Mini failed its rego inspection on a rear brake imbalance, with the LH side only doing 10% of the work. obviously not good, and ill strip it down and see whats up, but what im stuck with, is without rollers, can anyone think of a simple way for someone at home to test for an imbalance? I'm guessing no, but it's going to be a pain to take it down to VTNZ again to see if it passes or not.

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42 minutes ago, kws said:

So my Mini failed its rego inspection on a rear brake imbalance, with the LH side only doing 10% of the work. obviously not good, and ill strip it down and see whats up, but what im stuck with, is without rollers, can anyone think of a simple way for someone at home to test for an imbalance? I'm guessing no, but it's going to be a pain to take it down to VTNZ again to see if it passes or not.

This is the constant pain with the Niva, I can get it pretty close by feel setting the brakes on stands at home, then heavy braking on a quiet road to be sure, often one side just needs a tad more to get it right and the wof guys seem to understand. It does suck though and is my main motivation to set up rear discs!

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Throw in some new shoes and cylinders, scuff the drums and set them up as you would any other drums. They should work fine then.

 

You could always use a torque wrench to find the breakaway torque with a known load on the pedal? (but that would probably require making some sort of a jig up)

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