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  1. Lucas just left Bundy heading south. He is heading back to Brisbane from the north qld run.
  2. That's very sad to hear. I spoke to Mark many times over the last 6 years when buying parts or machines. He was always happy to have a chat and help out with his knowledge when he could. RIP Mark and condolences to his family.
  3. One day a man decided to retire... He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank. He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts. After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore. In disbelief, he asks, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?" She replies, "I rowed over from the other side of the island where I landed when my fishing boat sank." "Amazing," he notes. "You were really lucky to have a row boat wash up with you." "Oh, this ole thing?" explains the woman. " I made the boat out of some raw material I found on the island. The oars were whittled from gum tree branches. I wove the bottom from palm tree branches, and the sides and stern came from an Eucalyptus tree." "But, where did you get the tools?" "Oh, that was no problem," replied the woman. " On the south side of the island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed. I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature in a volcanic vent I found just down island, it melted into ductile iron and I used that to make tools and used the tools to make the hardware." The guy is stunned. "Let's row over to my place," she says "and I'll give you a tour." So, after a short time of rowing, she soon docks the boat at a small hand built wharf. As the man looks to shore, he nearly falls off the boat. Before him is a long stone walk leading to a cabin and tree house. While the woman ties up the rowboat with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumb struck. As they walk into the house, she says casually, It's not much, but I call it home. Please sit down." "Would you like a drink?" "No! No thank you," the man blurts out, still dazed. "I can't take another drop of coconut juice." "Oh, it's not coconut juice," winks the woman. "I have a still. How would you like a Jack Daniels neat?" Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit down on her couch to talk. After they exchange their individual survival stories, the woman announces, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave? There's a razor in the bathroom cabinet upstairs." No longer questioning anything, the man goes upstairs into the bathroom. There, in the cabinet is a razor made from a piece of tortoise bone. Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel mechanism. "This woman is amazing," he muses. "What's next?" When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but a bandana around her blonde locks and some small flowers on tiny vines, each strategically positioned. She smelled faintly of coconut oil. She then beckons for him to sit down next to her. "Tell me," she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, "We've both been out here for many months. You must have been lonely. When was the last time you had a really good ride?" She stares into his eyes. He can't believe what he's hearing. "You mean..." he swallows excitedly as tears start to form in his eyes, "You've built a Motorcycle?�
  4. I recently read a book about Stockholm Syndrome. It was pretty bad to begin with but in the end, I liked it.
  5. The LEs would be out there as I believe they were sorted out first. Hopefully the pros will be sorted in the next day
  6. 📔 Diary of an Englishman in Western Australia 🇦🇺 🗓 August 31 Just got transferred with work from Leeds UK to our new home in Karratha , Western Australia . Now this is a town that knows how to live! Beautiful, sunny days and warm, balmy evenings. I watched the sunset from a deckchair by our pool yesterday. It was beautiful. I've finally found my new home. I love it here. 🗓 September 1 Really heating up now. It got to 31 today. No problem though. Living in air-conditioned home, driving air-conditioned car. What a pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I'm turning into a sun-worshipper - no blasted rain like back in Leeds !! 🗓 September 3 Had the back yard landscaped with tropical plants today. Lots of palms and rocks. No more mowing lawns for me! Another scorcher today, but I love it here. It's Paradise ! 🗓 October 10 The temperature hasn't been below 35 all week. How do people get used to this kind of heat? At least today it's windy though. Keeps the flies off a bit. Acclimatizing is taking longer than we expected. 🗓 October 15 Fell asleep by the pool yesterday. Got third degree burns over 60% of my body. Missed three days off work. What a dumb thing to do.. Got to respect the old sun in a climate like this! 🗓 October 20 - Didn't notice Kitty (our cat) sneaking into the car before I left for work this morning. By the time I got back to the car after work, Kitty had died and swollen up to the size of a shopping bag and stuck to the upholstery. The car now smells like Whiskettes and cat shit. I've learned my lesson though: no more pets in this heat. 🗓 October 25 - This wind is a bastard. It feels like a giant fucking blow dryer. And it's hot as hell! The home air conditioner is on the blink and the repair man charged $200 just to drive over and tell me he needs to order parts from fucking Perth .....The wife & the kids are complaining. 🗓 October 30 - The temperature's up around 40 and the parts still haven't arrived for the fucking air conditioner. House is an oven so we've all been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights now. Bloody $600,000 house and we can't even go inside. Why the hell did I ever come here? 🗓 November 4 Finally got the fucking air-conditioner fixed. It cost $1,500 and gets the temperature down to around 25 degrees, but the humidity makes it feel about 35. Stupid repairman. Fucking thief. 🗓 November 8 - If one more smart bastard says 'Hot enough for you today?' I'm going to fucking throttle him. Fucking heat! By the time I get to work, the car radiator is boiling over, my fucking clothes are soaking fucking wet and I smell like baked cat. Fucking place is the end of the Earth. 🗓 November 9 - Tried to run some errands after work, wore shorts, and sat on the black leather upholstery in my car. I thought my fucking arse was on fire. I lost 2 layers of flesh, all the hair on the backs of my legs and off my fucking arse. Now the car smells like burnt hair, fried arse and baked cat. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. 🗓 November 10 -The Weather report might as well be a fucking recording.. Hot and sunny. Hot and sunny, Hot and fucking sunny. It never fucking changes! It's been too hot to do anything for 2 fucking months and the weatherman says it might really warm up next week. Fuck! 🗓 November 15 - Doesn't it ever rain in this damn fucking place? Water restrictions will be next, so my $5,000 worth of palms might just dry up and blow into the fucking pool. The only things that thrive in this fucking hell-hole are the fucking flies. You don't dare open your mouth for fear of swallowing half a dozen of the little bastards! 🗓 November 20 - Welcome to HELL! It got to 45 fuckin' degrees today. Now the air conditioner gone in my car. The repair man came to fix it and said, 'Hot enough for you today?' I wanted to shove the fucking car up his fucking arse. Anyway, had to spend the $2,500 mortgage payment to bail me out of jail for assaulting the stupid prick. Fucking Karratha! What kind of sick, demented fucking idiot would want to live here! 🗓 December 1 - WHAT!!!! The FIRST day of Summer!!!! You are fucking kidding me!
  7. They can't be too far away now. I was told mid November they should be here.
  8. I got them too. They really do look great!
  9. @Arcade King beat me to it. please delete
  10. I would be keen to grab a couple of you have a few sheets coming in. Love my PDI glass.
  11. Four married guys go fishing. After an hour, the following conversation took place... First guy, "You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in the house next weekend." Second guy, "That's nothing; I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool." Third guy, "Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her." They continue to fish when they realized that the fourth guy has not said a word! So they asked him. "You haven't said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. What's the deal?" Fourth guy, "I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off my alarm, gave the wife a nudge and said, "Fishing or sex," and she said, wear sun-block!
  12. Thanks for all your help guys. This problem is way beyond my knowledge when it comes to arcade machine chassis and tubes. I will be getting rid of it tomorrow.
  13. I have now very sheepishly swapped out the beeping sharp image chassis for another one. There is now neck glow but still no image on the screen.
  14. Thanks for the help guys. I wired it up without the transformer but now the chassis is making a beeping noise.
  15. I cannot see any markings on the transformer at all, so I assume it has been wired in correctly. I haven't measured it with the plug removed yet. If it is the transformer, which it sounds like it is, where do I get a decent replacement?
  16. I tested it on AC. It has 240 volts on the brown cable. Both output blue wires going to the dodgey plug are about 50 volts.
  17. Yep I agree 100 percent. I wasn't too happy about seeing that when I pulled the back covers off of it just before. That is how I got it and it will be fixed while I'm working on it.
  18. Hi Guys. I have a Cruisin USA that was running fine up until about 6 months ago. I turned the machine off on a Friday night with everything working and turned it back on Saturday morning with no screen. The game still plays like normal but it is obviously not much fun with no screen. I'm just getting time now to try and start working on it. Where do I start with working out what needs to be sorted? I have tested this transformer and found it is only outputting 50v. Is this correct? Any help is appreciated.
  19. A balding, white haired man walked into a jewelry store this past Friday evening with a beautiful much younger gal at his side. He told the jeweler he was looking for a special ring for his girlfriend. The jeweler looked through his stock and brought out a $5,000 ring. The man said, 'No, I'd like to see something more special.' At that statement, the jeweler went to his special stock and brought another ring over. 'Here's a stunning ring at only $40,000the jeweler said. The lady's eyes sparkled and her whole body trembled with excitement. The old man seeing this said, 'We'll take it.' The jeweler asked how payment would be made and the man stated, 'By check. I know you need to make sure my check is good, so I'll write it now and you can call the bank Monday to verify the funds; I'll pick the ring up Monday afternoon.' On Monday morning, the jeweler angrily phoned the old man and said 'Sir...There's no money in that account. ''I know,' said the old man...'But let me tell you about my weekend.’
  20. Still looking. If anyone has a good condition used one or knows who can build a new wpc cabinet and headbox, I would be interested.
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