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    From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    An engineer sat at his drafting board
    A wealth of knowledge in his head was stored
    Like "What can be done on a radial drill
    Or a turret lathe or a vertical mill?"

    But above all things a knack he had
    Of driving gentle technicians mad.
    So he mused, as he thoughtfully scratched his bean
    "Just how can I make this thing hard to peen?"

    If I make this body perfectly straight
    The job ought to come out first-rate
    But that would be so easy to grind and paint
    That it would never make a welder faint

    So I'll put a compound taper there
    And a couple of angles to make them swear.
    Although brass would work for this little gear
    But it's too **** easy to work I fear

    So just to make the machinist squeal
    I'll make him mill it from tungsten steel
    And I'll put these holes that hold the cap
    Down underneath where they can't be tapped

    Now if they can make this it'll just be luck
    Cause it can't be held by dog or chuck
    And it can't be planed and can't be ground
    So I feel my design is unusually sound

    "Success!" he shouted "Success at last!
    This goddam' thing can't even be cast".
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Sounds about right.
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Rick

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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Rick, that is just plain hateful on the engineers part.
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    May we please 'ave 'is 'ead onna platter?!?
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    I've said this before. Want more logical designs? Force an engineer to work on one of his designs after at least five years on the road.

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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Wouldn't know how or what tool to use, wasn't in the design.
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Simple. This engine eliminates all servicing... brilliant. Engine out, engine in. Bob's yer uncle.
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    Simple. This engine eliminates all servicing... brilliant. Engine out, engine in. Bob's yer uncle.
    That's the plan, for sure. "Unit replacement." Nevermind diagnosis and repair. No technical skill required. A.K.A: "clap on, clap off."
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Diagnosis: engine not working right.
    Technical skill: take it out.
    Final step: clap on.
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    Re: From another forum - Why are some things so difficult - to take apart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boink View Post
    Diagnosis: engine not working right.
    Technical skill: take it out.
    Final step: clap on.
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
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