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Old 20-03-10, 03:24 PM
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Can someone tell me what the overall length and height is? Many thanks
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Old 20-03-10, 03:37 PM
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Setright gives:
length 191.5 in, 486cm
width 67in, 170cm
height 60in, 153cm.
That agrees with what the Bristol workshop manual says (though, oddly, the manual doesn't give length) - except that Bristol says that 60in is equivalent to 152.4cm. I haven't worked out the conversion to check, but perhaps this is another example of Setright's inaccuracy.
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Old 20-03-10, 03:53 PM
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Poor old Setright - glad all the mistakes I have made are not in print !!

1524mm is indeed 60" or even 5'

Times or divide by 25.4 is all you need to remember to go backwards and forward from imperial to metric.
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Old 20-03-10, 04:18 PM
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Many thanks for the 'instant' reply and information. - very impressive gentlemen.
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Old 21-03-10, 10:05 AM
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Just to be fair to Setright, because I thought my joke was a bit mean in retrospect - conventionally, mathematically, it's customary to round down below 0.5, so 152.4 becomes 152, but practically, rounding down is dangerous: a 403 won't go through a 152cm gap, however mathematically conventional the measure is. So LJKS made the right decision in rounding up, I think. Typically unconventional and perspicacious; just what I've always enjoyed in his writing.
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Old 22-03-10, 05:20 PM
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Thank you Hugh Miller. You perhaps don't realise how significent your observation was. However it is the Length and height that are critical and I mean critical as the space I have available is exactly 16' long and the space under a four post lift is 5'2". Tight, isn't it?

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