Here is a list of all the postings ronan walsh has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...|
Amazing, in the 50's, 60's the manx nortons and bsa goldstars, were the top of the heap and they made about 50 hp.
I reckon a lot of born again motorcyclists don't cop the fact that modern bikes have multiples of the power of the old stuff. Old bonnevilles, commandos, 60 hp if you were lucky, a bit more for the japanese bikes of the 70's and 80's, but now they are crazy, up to 200 hp in a road bike
|Thread: Where is best to buy??|
Things on ebay can be a fair bit more expense than buying direct. I found this out the other day buying chainwheels for the motor/ hydraulic pump on my surface grinder. Much cheaper buying directly off simply bearings, than ebay.
Didn't W.G Armstrong use mercury in his lighting system In his country pile, Cragside ? The first house in the world to have electric lighting ?
Exactly the same thing in Ireland. The relevant minister can issue an S.I, a statutory instrument, which is basically an amendment to the act, without consulting anyone. Democracy is unfashionable currently, especially with institutions like the Eu. Which as we have seen in the past few, leaned on Switzerland, who are not even a member of the eu, to amend their historically liberal gun laws.
|Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...|
The infamous BSA goldstars were fitted with carbs that had no provision for a throttle or slide stop, that and the tuned engine, they were never going to tick over. Still wished i had one in the shed though.
Yes John, and the british motorcycle industry did exactly the same thing with Lucas. Forever looking for reductions in price and of course that was to reflect on quality. Leading to British Motorcycles becoming a joke in reliability terms.
Because Amal carbs , as fitted to older british bikes, are made of metal that makes lead look like through hardened die steel. They wear quickly, so if you set up tick over when the engine is cold, the tick over is too high when the engine warms up. Then if you adjust the tick over when the engine is hot, it won't tick over when cold.
But with modern bikes with fuel injection, electronic ignition and all sorts of electronics monitoring everything 200 times a second, blipping is not needed.
|Thread: Colchester Lathe Factory|
I would hope still though that the steel industry in the uk does not and is not allowed to die. Maybe if the industry concentrated on quality special steels rather than mass producing mild steel, it could survive that way.
Colchesters ? Piles of absolute rubbish, toytown lathes. Having worked in many workshops professionally as a turner, i never had any time for them. Harrisons are better machines, if you wanted something from the 600 group. The headstocks get noisey after the first bit of hard work, the supposedly hardened bedways are rapid wear, they leak oil, get loose generally, the finish is appalling, and the price of spares is daylight robbery.
The only decent colchester i ever seen was a Japanese copy, it was vastly superior to the english made machines. Someone said they were disappointed to discover the modern colchesters are made in czech republic or somewhere around there ? Why ? Tos are czech and are top notch machines, light years ahead of colchesters. I seen 50 year old tos lathes that were better than 5 year old (or less) colchesters.
If you think i am wrong, head over to the practical machinist forum and ask for opinions on them, but be warned, put on your tin helmet and be ready to take cover.
|Thread: Rejects for Sale.|
WOW, a lead centre punch !
Edited By ronan walsh on 31/05/2019 13:51:13
|Thread: Chernobyl TV Series|
The BBC did an excellent dramatisation of the disaster, with the actor Ade Edmonson (from the young ones). Its available to watch on youtube. I was also watching a documentary with Guy Martin, he went out there to make a programme, and there still some people living relatively close to the reactor to this day. One old woman i recall. She said no one was moving her from her home, she had lived there all her life and she had no where else to go.
One thing that is wrong with the whole story is the men in the control room of the plant were scapegoated for the whole thing, which is very unfair. It was the design of the boron control rods that caused the explosion.
|Thread: Arrand boring heads.|
Are Arrand boring heads still made ? I was looking for one last year and wanted an arrand, could not see much online about them. Bought an American made head instead and its good. Most of the asian made heads i have used seem to use a mystery measuring system on the dial.
|Thread: stamford show vandals|
Yeah, but if he was in America, he would have fallen foul of the three strikes and you are out law. He would have never seen the light of day again and good riddance. How much crime was there in Russia under Stalin ? Very little, as the penalty was, after a short trial you got sent to a siberian prison where the life expantancy was three days. Who would risk petty or anyother crime, with something like that hanging over your head like the sword of Damocles ?
People who say dire retribution does not work are misguided. A village idiot my father worked with decades ago, went to the Isle of Man for a holiday, when they still had the birch there. His idea of a holiday was getting as drunk as possible, causing fights, stealing/vandalising anything not nailed down, and being a general twit.
Anyhoo he went on his holiday, and within a day or two was arrested for violence in a pub. He was dragged, very quickly before a court, sentenced to so many lashes of the birch and was then taken to where ever the lashes are done. He got half the lashes, was dragged down to the port and chucked on the ferry and warned that if he set foot on the IOM again, he would get the rest.
It worked, he never dared go back there, and if he was mouthing off at work, the father would ask him if he was heading back to the IOM for a holiday anytime soon. It always shut him up.
|Thread: An old Shaper found in Phuket Town|
There was a planer where i served my time. Only seen it used a couple of times while i was there. Invented by Nasmyth i seem to recall, or was that the shaper ?
|Thread: stamford show vandals|
So would you be all for the returning ISIS fighters to be given a council flat and generous social welfare payments ? Because thats what the liberal human rights nuts are fighting for.
The club have a funding page open if anyone wants to give some money.
Its not just that, they encourage breeding of such rubbish by generous welfare payments. I see it all the time, have a kid and get payments you can blow on cheap beer, weed and gambling.
What a negative and aimless little bunch of fools to destroy peoples possessions. I suppose a very stiff binding over awaits in court
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