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Ain't it always the way [Vauxhall though]

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Well yesterday was spent sorting and organizing parts for the GT. I must say I am surprised at how few parts are left to be attached - time to get on with it!

Today I got the gas tank out and proceeded to remove the sender. Tank looks OK - will need some cleaning but no residue or cr*p on the bottom.

Needless to say the sender is not so clean but we are hatching a plan.

Anyways the sender was held in place with 6 screws - not bolts - took a bit to figure that out as there was lots of mud etc on the outside. The last screw was binding a bit so I pryed it just a bit and of course it flipped into the universe. :rolleyes: - got out the 400 watt shop light - a very useful bit of kit I might add and started looking. Found quite a lot of screws nuts and nails under the workbench as well as various other bits of everything but no screw. Took stuff off the shelves, shook the boxes - everything. Finally realized it wasn't there, got up only to realize the screw was embedded in the bottom foam pad I was kneeling on! (and yes I did check to make sure the space was clear before I put the pad down)

story of my life right there - but all screws accounted for (and I found the washer too!)

Doh!
 

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JP: personally, I've been running with a few screws loose all my life. Thank goodness my head is bolted on, and used Loctite. Doug
 

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I'm sure it didn't seem funny at the time.
 
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I'm sure it didn't seem funny at the time.

Actually it was so goofy it kind of did. :grin: I try not to get too bent out of shape with this stuff - and typically have the good sense to walk away when I get frustrated. (but not always :rolleyes: )
 

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And it hurts twice as much,if someone sees you do it.
 
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And it hurts twice as much,if someone sees you do it.

True but I have witnessed it - and laughed my A** off enough times that what goes around comes around. :grin:
 

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"It's only funny when it happens to someone else".
 

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Sorry if I offend anyone but I got a chuckle out of JP's story but especially out of Doug's response! :frog:

BTW, Basil's got a great bunch of smilies!
 
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Sorry if I offend anyone but I got a chuckle out of JP's story but especially out of Doug's response! :frog:

BTW, Basil's got a great bunch of smilies!

Nothing offensive at all - I chuckled and hoped the story was worth chuckling over. :thumbsup:
 
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