Re: Small Block
In article <email@example.com>, "Natalie Drest"
> "Samuel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > "frodo" <email@example.comOz> wrote in message
> > news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > >
> > > > On Sat, 4 Jun 2005 12:08:01 -0700, "vinesarnold" <email@example.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >I have a 1999 Discovery Series II and in need of a small block. I am
> > here in
> > > > >Phoenix, Arizona and would like to start here. Anything useful would
> > > > >greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > _Best_... ( if you haven't the facility) is to get someone with a lathe
> > > turn you up a set of pulleys... you could use UHMWP ( plastic) as I've
> > > done, or brass. Drill a couple of plates and high tensile bolts and
> > > away!!
> > >
> > > With a simple double four a ten year old could haul your machine out of
> > > swamp !! Hehhehheh.............. What about a simple 'Spanish Windlass'
> > > ( They work!!!) Rigger's synthetic rope and a couple of pipe
> > > or branches. .... Then again, there's always a High Lift jack ends
> > > on........ or better.. a Tirfor !!!
> > >
> > > Seriously, get a few wheels turned up and make one y'self! Y'll save
> > > heaps. Buy some beaut rope from a chandlers..... if you want a block,
> > > is. ..... I have one! It's invaluable! ( But I've also used a Spanish
> > > Windlass ( rope and two branches) with a bogged VW on a 'backtrack' many
> > > years ago!!!)...... the mechanical advantage of a Spanish Windlass is
> > > amazing!!
> > >
> > > ,,,, frodo.
> > Maybe it's just me, but i thought vinearnold was asking for a small block,
> > as in a small block chevy as distinct from a big block chevy. I may well
> > wrong, but i think you may have to be a little more specific in you
> > Vinearnold.
> > Sam.
> That's not how you play AT ALL!
> KEH?? not quite sure what you mean Natlie.
Maybe they're 'blocks' for playing with in your 'shop...... some do this,
_always_ playing with their blocks, they are !!! The absolute 'height' of
their passion is playing with their blocks.
When these types were just mere sprogs they had blocks. Square wooden
prisms with pictures and letters and colours 'n' stuff. They _loved_ 'em.
THEN... as they got older, y'know, 'puberty' an' that, they found that
there were other blocks to play with...... and the discovery of Landrover
World just opened up a whole new galaxy of ENGINE blocks !!! As well!!!
However,... there _are_ also blocks used by those who like to 'get out'
and need 'em gettin' out of where they shouldna got in !!! Hehhehheh. The
initial poster didn't say !!! One who was never fixated on 'playing with
his blocks' could be forgiven for assuming the line taken. ( in error ??)
So.... if it's 'engine blocks' you're after to 'play with'..... go for it
!!! There're _always_ ' horses for courses', even in "Landy World" !!
I guess it's all a matter of perspective. My apologies for the irrelevence
of my 'discourse' on blocks and "Spanish Windlass" thoughts. ..........
Wrong mental set, I guess. :))) ....... won't happen again,...... be sure
of it !!