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Just one to go... (Update...Just!) Answered

A few people have taken the time to mention that I am approaching my century - almost 100 Instructables.

OK, so plenty of people have gotten there before me, but this is my first hundred on the horizon.

I have now published #99, and I know what #100 will be.

Looking ahead, though, what will your hundredth project be?

UPDATE:

#100 nearly didn't happen, as I came off the road on the way to the site.  Fortunately, the people I was going to meet came to meet me part way and helped pull the Mini out of the field.  The Mini is now awaiting diagnosis at the garage, which will certainly involve the words "bent" and "steering".

Anyhoo, I got what I needed, now just putting together some more research notes with the photos, then get it checked by an expert...

UPDATE TO THE ORIGINAL UPDATE:
  • #100 is, effectively, done.  I'm just waiting for the expert who helped me to give it a once-over to check I've got my facts straight.  Since I've been using her work email address, I expect to here sometime Monday...

UPDATED UPDATE:

Ow!  My shoulders, neck and back are ceasing up, typing is getting painful (something to do with dropping three feet at fifty and coming to a dead stop in the field...).

But, the garage where I dropped Womble off has just phoned to say they can't find anything obviously wrong (or bent) with the car that would explain why the front wheels are pointing in different directions.  They theorise that the impact bounced things a notch or three along without actually damaging anything.

But, they also recommend taking it to a specialist bodyshop to get it checked...

PROBABLY-FINAL UPDATE:

And now I have Womble back - all that was needed, after all that fuss, was a slight adjustment of the tracking.  Now that is engineering.

ON-TOPIC UPDATE:

#99 is now finished off with photos of the piñata in action.

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caitlinsdad (author)2009-10-31

 I shalt be approaching my half-century.  Next ible is #50.

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Kiteman (author)caitlinsdad2009-10-31
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Kryptonite (author)caitlinsdad2009-11-01

Let me guess.... Robot based?

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skunkbait (author)2009-11-01

Glad to hear you and Womble are (essentially) OK.  But the fact that you were headed to the site on your 100th ible, and became 'derailed' in such spectacular fashion, might be seen as "a sign from God".  I'd rethink the nature of my ible, or at even rehash my thoughts of the last couple of days.  "He moves in mysterious ways", and it could've cost you your Womble!

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Kiteman (author)skunkbait2009-11-02

Haha, it's even funnier when you find out that #100 is about brewing beer.

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skunkbait (author)Kiteman2009-11-03

Oh, well maybe the fact that you and Womble are OK is the sign.  I tend to think like Martin Luther on that one.  He seemed to think that a brewer was doing the work of the Lord.  

Also, Benjamin Franklin said something along the lines of "Beer is proof that there is a God, and that He loves us."

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Kiteman (author)skunkbait2009-11-03

Oh, not even beer is enough to convert me!

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skunkbait (author)Kiteman2009-11-07

I'll take your  word for it, but maybe you've never tasted the right beer, or pondered the right scriptures.

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Kiteman (author)skunkbait2009-11-08

If a porter brewed by actual monks can't do it... ;-)

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skunkbait (author)Kiteman2009-11-11

Wow!  I'd expect monk-brewed porter to at least move you from atheist to agnostic!

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=SMART= (author)2009-11-08

YOU HAVE A MINI !!! I LOVE MINIS !!!

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Kiteman (author)=SMART=2009-11-08

More to the point, I have a classic Mini, not a BMW.

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-11-03

It's...me?

A guide?  To me?

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-11-03

(The Build Kiteman's Shed bit was my idea)

L

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lemonie (author)Kiteman2009-11-03

But the image wouldn't go in. What is a "shuck"?

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-11-03

Haha, I just looked at that really close!

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Kiteman (author)lemonie2009-11-03

It's an embarrassed sort of noise.

(Although "Black Shuck" is a local ghost-dog)

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Kryptonite (author)2009-10-30

*does math in head... 1 every second year... 14 + 200...*

How to get a good internet connection in a cemetery.

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Kryptonite (author)Kryptonite2009-11-01

Shall be the name of the Instructable.

*face palm at self*

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Molten Boron (author)2009-10-29

We should throw a big online party!!!!1 I will bring silly hats! And there will be glorious frolicking!

At my current rate...
;_;

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Kiteman (author)Molten Boron2009-10-29

Frolic any where near me and you'll a slap!

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-10-29
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Molten Boron (author)Kiteman2009-10-29

Please, enlighten me on the grammar involved in that!

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kelseymh (author)Molten Boron2009-10-29

It's British.  None of us understand ;->

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gmjhowe (author)kelseymh2009-10-30

 *It's British. None of us slack jawed merry cans understand ;->

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Molten Boron (author)kelseymh2009-10-29

LOL!
I should a trip out there some time.

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Goodhart (author)2009-10-30
But, they also recommend taking it to a specialist bodyshop to get it checked...   Yeah, it is really good to make sure the undercarriage is not bent, nor the frame. Everything gets a little skewed if that is so, and replacing parts becomes a nightmare for those working on them.


 

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-10-31

The immediate framework is straight, yet the wheels are still wonky - they suspect a bent hub, and will confirm on Monday.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-10-31
Wouldn't a bent hub make the wheel(s) wobble if rolled forward? 
 

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-10-31

Not the hub of the wheel, but the hub of the car.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-10-31
Ok, we are experiencing difficulties in the translation, I suppose, I haven't heard that applied to a car before.  Can you explain? 
 

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-10-31

The bit to which the wheel is bolted - it's the bit with the drum brake inside.

There is a small axle inside, which might be the bit that is bent.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-10-31
Ah, ok the small axle, I believe we call a spindle.

Normally when the wheels are faced inward or outward, it is a tie rod or one of the ball joints.   But they should have noticed that when they looked at it.  
 

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Kiteman (author)Goodhart2009-10-31

They had a crawl around underneath and said "all the arms are straight".  They didn't have a ramp free to investigate properly, hence the wait until Monday.

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Goodhart (author)Kiteman2009-11-01
Yeah, that would make it difficult to actually see for sure. Up on a lift, they can see things much better.  
Oh, and when I mentioned a tie rod, I was assuming these were the front wheels, but you hadn't indicated as such. 
 

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caitlinsdad (author)Goodhart2009-10-31

 Wee 'mobile wobbles but it can't fall down...

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DJ Radio (author)2009-10-28

You should make a knex item for your 100th ible.  If you can't, legos are acceptable. 

Oh, I know what my 100th project will be, even though I am only 1/5 of the way there.

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Kiteman (author)DJ Radio2009-10-28

Hahahahahahah!

For a minute there, I thought you said I should do a K'NEX project....





...oh, you did.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-10-28

 I keep thinking of great projects to make in knex, just to show that we are not all knex haters, but then I normally find a better material to make the project from, like… metal.

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Bigev (author)gmjhowe2009-10-31
compromise. Make metal k'nex.
 

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Keith-Kid (author)Kiteman2009-10-28

WIN, WIN and oh so much more WIN.

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