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PostSubject: All   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptySat 07 May 2016, 3:47 pm

It's all coming together looking good mate.
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptySat 07 May 2016, 5:08 pm

Yep i am happy with the build. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptySat 07 May 2016, 11:27 pm

It's going to be a shame to graze and scuff such a good paint job mate but the gold she finds will be worth the pain of it. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptySun 08 May 2016, 8:11 am

Thanks mate been a camo paint job i thought people may not have been able to see it. rolflmao rolflmao
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 3:36 pm

Well the jetting pipes are in placed and drilled, the unit now has feet the next step is to take her out to adjust the jetting angle. Then fix them in placed finish painting and shes right to go.  Which I am hoping to do this week sometime.

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PostSubject: nice   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 3:41 pm

What a nice job
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 3:49 pm

Thanks mate and yep i have the itch real bad. lol!
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PostSubject: I bet   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 3:55 pm

I bet you do, so have I planning on going up to deep creek on Fri stay the night with Yobs and then out again on Sat, meet up with Steve, yobs might be getting a tooth pulled so don't know if he'll make it.

Good luck with your hunting and new banjo mate.
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 5:40 pm

Cheers digger thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 7:48 pm

Great looking bit of gear and love the choice of colors. The gold wont see you coming Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyMon 09 May 2016, 7:59 pm

Thanks mate yep i like sneaking up on those little yellow suckers. lol! lol! thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 1:14 am

Nice one Jimmy. You might need to paint a bright streak on it so she doesn't the get lost in the bush. lol! So I was wondering how you plan on fixing the piping jets into the banjo?? Surely zip ties won't do it! And also if you were to go into deep water and use leg extenders how would you keep it sturdy enough and solid enough that ur gold won't shoot out the end of it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 2:59 am

Not to take anything from James' craftsmanship with the zip ties, but for the G-1 highbanker that I have, electrical conduit mounting hardware does a superior job.  

The conduit mounts look like the letter "P" with the vertical bit actually being an 'up, around the top to support the tubing, back together and down' bit of strapping.  At the bottom of the P is a drilled hole to mount the tubing / support to the wall.  A simple nut & bolt holds the spray bar securely, yet easy to remove if needed in that G-1.

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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 7:43 am

Hi mate i should have mentioned that the zip ties are only temp until i get the jetting adjusted. and fixed in place. Sorry mate it's an age thing for me. Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 8:38 am

Nah your right Jimmy, I should have just waited to see how you were going to put it on (bull at the gates). That glue is the real deal. thumbs up I like Joe's idea too.
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PostSubject: beauty   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 8:48 am

In the words of a by gone era, 'what a pearler' hahah. Nice James.

Joe those brackets look good and sturdy.
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 9:14 am

Yep i also like the way Joe's unit is set up. cheers
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PostSubject: yeah   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 9:21 am

James wrote:
Yep i also like the way Joe's unit is set up. cheers

Yeah the tap and everything, looks sturdy
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 11:34 am

I am taking the new unit to Oallen tomorrow for the fine adjustments. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 11:53 am

Ah jee now I'm jealous. You gotta write a trip report Jimmy!! Mad
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 12:08 pm

cheers You can bank on that cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 12:25 pm

Good luck - I hope the gold gods are with you

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyTue 10 May 2016, 3:42 pm

Thanks mate it is only going to be a muck around type of day. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: New Banjo   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyWed 11 May 2016, 7:27 pm

Test Banjo

Well I went out to Oallen today and gave the new Banjo a run and to fine tune her. Well I am very happy with the result but I did cock up in two areas. The rear deflection plat I made to long and will need to shorten it. And the gold catch tray I tried a new design which did not do what it should of done it was only running at 50% retention instead of 90% so back to the old style. I was pumping 70 meters two inch for 20 meters then down to one and a half inch for the rest. The first half of my test was with the pump running ¼ throttle the second half of my test was with the pump running flat out which almost lifted the unit off the ground. Running time was for 3 hours over all.

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PostSubject: gee   New Banjo - Page 3 EmptyWed 11 May 2016, 8:06 pm

Gee that looks good, glad you worked out those little bugs, when you get them sorted should be a beast.
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