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By Boringgeoff
#1321969
Bob, some of us have to live at the bottom of the world, otherwise it would rotate erratically.
Does this photo of a Stanley 909 illustrate your comment about the crank not being 90 degrees to the handle? This configuration of angles on the crank is more common than for all bends to be 90 deg'. Does the head on yours resemble this one?
Cheers,
Geoff.
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By sunnybob
#1321973
Yes. At first glance it looks like its been bent out of shape, but looking from round pad to chuck it is in line.

I went to australia once, Sydney, cairns, ayers rock. Once was enough :shock: :lol:
By Boringgeoff
#1322190
Oh, now I remember where we met Bob, I was your probation officer when we escorted you back onto the plane out. :D :arrow: :(
Cheers,
Geoff.
By sunnybob
#1322203
I almost wish that were true.
I went with my family, to be with other family.
I had to come back on my own a week before the rest as my boss would not let me have 4 weeks holiday. I got on the quantas plane at sydney for hong kong.
Sat in a window seat minding my own business.
When the plane levelled out and the seat belt sign went out, EVERYBODY on the plane stood up and opened the overhead lockers, took out cans of beer and started drinking . W.T.F? :shock: :shock:
Once that supply was gone they raided the plane's stocks.
By half way through that TEN HOUR flight the pilot was announcing they had run out of everything including water, and could not even flush the toilets so please dont use them. :? :? :? :shock:

Apparently, I was the ONLY person on that plane who was NOT a member of the australian rugby team supporters club.

One of the several reasons I wont be going back. (hammer) (hammer)
By Boringgeoff
#1322204
A horror trip alright, but the fans were celebrating BEFORE the rugby matches.............well on our recent performance probably a good idea, not much to celebrate after.
I remember a trip on Air NZ to NZ a few years a go and the Wallabies were playing the Lions in England and the pilot managed to get the game on the radio so that those that wanted to could listen to it. The sound quality was pretty dodgy but didn't matter as whenever the Lions scored a try 80% of the passengers would erupt. It was a tedious flight.
Cheers,
Geoff.
By galleywood
#1322208
Surely the crank angle, at the chest end, is to give some clearance to the arm that operates the brace - to avoid scuffing the arm on the bend.
By Boringgeoff
#1322357
I think that's the reason Gallywood. Some are more pronounced than others, but most seem to be built that way.
Cheers,
Geoff.