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String theory applied to car repairs

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OK, interesting bit of work but what actually happened? what happened to the person driving the van - fined for this bit of work, for example? Was the van confiscated? How about a definition of how this actually failed the MOT/unroadworthiness test to educate others contemplating a 'Heath Robinson' job like this.. the So-Called BBC has missed a lot of details out in this story.

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7 hours ago, MrPin said:

String is wonderful stuff. It is the answer to most engineering problems. Along with epoxy glues and blu-tak.

No mention of WD-40 pin? o.O

20 minutes ago, UmBongo said:

OK, interesting bit of work but what actually happened? what happened to the person driving the van - fined for this bit of work, for example? Was the van confiscated? How about a definition of how this actually failed the MOT/unroadworthiness test to educate others contemplating a 'Heath Robinson' job like this.. the So-Called BBC has missed a lot of details out in this story.

I think you are onto something. There is no mention of how they "work" in the MOT guidelines!

http://www.mot-test.net/mock-test/wipers-and-washers/

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34 minutes ago, UmBongo said:

OK, interesting bit of work but what actually happened? what happened to the person driving the van - fined for this bit of work, for example? Was the van confiscated? How about a definition of how this actually failed the MOT/unroadworthiness test to educate others contemplating a 'Heath Robinson' job like this.. the So-Called BBC has missed a lot of details out in this story.

I think they would have to prove it was not effectively clearing the windscreen (unless there's something in C&U), it seems to be the passenger side after all. If you have a look at some of Ed China's creations he's got a pizza for a steering wheel on one of them.

Very iffy things on some of these police crackdowns where they're almost desperate to find stuff. I had them once (also the CPMG who are the ones of the So-Called BBC Motorway Cops who seem a bit attention seeking) make an employee turf all the stock they were moving out the back of their private estate car as they said they didn't have a business insurance policy but firstly I don't think it's their place to look after the interests of a commercial insurance business and as it happened the company fleet policy covers all staff to use their private vehicles for anything.

Edited by SNACR

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