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Member postings for noel shelley

Here is a list of all the postings noel shelley has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: kerry super 8 problem
27/03/2022 19:13:36

If the motor is OK then Brian may have it, the pulley is badly worn and the belt instead of pulling into the V and increasing grip is running on the bottom of the pulley with VERY little grip. The belt is tight ? There are many belt sections does it have the right belt for the pulleys ? WHAT stops ? Is the pully fixed by a grub screw that has slipped and cut a groove in the shaft, is a key missing ? If the motor is stalling then it will not last long as the start windings will come in and quickly cook ! Good luck Noel

Thread: new member
27/03/2022 18:58:13

Welcome to the party Alan, from another bike rider. Yes Give us an idea of your location. There is a huge font of knowledge here and a vast array of equipment. Best wishes Noel.

Thread: Steam Canoe Machinery
26/03/2022 17:03:13

Interesting use of a stuart hand boiler feed pump as a lube oil pump with a ratchet drive on the swan. The two vacuum pumps do look like an adapted AC fuel pump ? Noel

26/03/2022 09:16:01

I may well be wrong but I seem to remember thinking that the vacuum pump looked uncommonly like an AC fuel pump as used on engines (IC) back in the 50s & 60s. The feed water pump would be easy to fabricate in 316 stainless - if you need some PM me. Good Luck Noel.

Thread: Is this 3 phase motor suitable for delta/VFD?
25/03/2022 09:09:31

If all you want to do is run the motor at it's rated speed 1450rpm then a transwave converter will give you 400v but if you really want variable speed ie a VFD then rewiring to delta. I would try to rewire if you must as Brooks motors are amongst the best. Good luck Noel.

Thread: Murad Cadet Restoration Project
24/03/2022 21:11:15

Welcome to the party ! You do not indicate where you are UK ? I would put the motor in the airing cupboard for a few days then wire it up to a plug and run it. Make sure the earth is attached. If your near me I will tast it for you. The hoover motor was a good unit. If you need help in wiring it up come back to me/the forum and well help. Best wishes Noel.

Thread: Using kerosene to clean ground surfaces
24/03/2022 09:52:19

Brake and clutch cleaner is HIGHLY INFLAMABLE, DO NOT use in an enclosed space but ideal for starting small petrol engines, quick squirt and a little choke, even for 2 strokes. Noel.

Thread: Tapping straight
24/03/2022 09:43:32

It's been said ! but make sure you are using a Taper or 1st tap to start with, then depending on the job a 2nd and finally a bottom tap. Make sure you have the right tapping size drill, if the hole is only a few thou small it will make it hard to start and dramaticly increase the force needed to drive the tap and potentially result in breakage ! Good Luck. Noel.

Thread: Stuart 10V - rust in valve chest
20/03/2022 20:51:41

Might as well join in ! Air tool inline oilers are unlikely to be much good as the low volume will not pick up the oil. As it's name implies, the displacement lubricator works by condensing a small amount of steam which in turn DISPLACES the oil in the oil reservoir, this is then entrained in the steam supply to the engine. In most the steam to the lubricator can be stopped whilst the water is drained and the reservoir refilled so the engine need not be stopped. Good Luck Noel.

Thread: Rolling a 5" gauge copper boiler barrel
20/03/2022 11:54:46

BIG ish ones ! Soft hammer and a round wooden block, anneal as needed ! Easy way would be to pop round to a friendly small engineering works and offer beer tokens, may be a lunchtime job ? Or copper tube at 3mm wall ? Good luck. Noel

Thread: Engineering tuition recommendations
19/03/2022 22:30:39

This thread has wandered a bit ! Like John I decided to drop my MEW subscription after the poor Issue 300 ! As to HUGE profits from a book,(SOD) myself and 2 others looked at a modern book on Foundry Work but were adivsed by a well known publisher that it was highly unlikely that it would pay ! As to the OP I would offer some training IF he was closed. Noel

Thread: Hello all.
19/03/2022 17:29:45

Welcome to the party Stewart, yes there are many bike people on here, me included. Best wishes Noel.

Thread: What is this
19/03/2022 15:52:48

The little cast plate could be ali bronze ? Noel.

Thread: Thread-cutting oil
19/03/2022 15:44:48

ROCOL RTD Expensive but the bottle allows you addminister just a small drop where you want it so NO waste, a bottle will last years unless your screwing all the time ! Noel.

Thread: Cast Iron?
18/03/2022 18:20:31

Well said Phil ! Though your last sentence is a sweeping generalisation that should and likely will be challenged ! Noel.

Thread: Hello from Germany
18/03/2022 18:09:09

Welcome to the party Nick , there are many here who will be able help with build. Good Luck. Noel.

Thread: Hi from Essex
18/03/2022 18:05:19

Welcome to the party Michael, North Norfolk coastal area. Best wishes Noel.

Thread: What is the Box on top of motor
18/03/2022 17:53:33

Starting a motor by pulling it over is a HIGHLY dangerous practice, have an ambulance waiting before you do it ! Unless you can get it to about 75% of it's running speed it will NOT run normally and may well be damaged ! The capacitor may well be 400V and will do no harm. The motor is 250v, but see if you can read the voltage on the capacitor. It can be wired either way round but MUST be on the right terminals in the motor. It is a 4 pole motor. Good luck, Noel.

18/03/2022 10:37:24

FOLLOW UP ! The tool stockist mentioned at the beginning of the thread is giving me the drill bit that started this, which I will photo and put on here so you can all see what I was on about ! Noel

Thread: Hello from Lincoln
16/03/2022 22:48:02

Welcome to the party Nick. Noel.

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