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Thread: Where have all the Mondeo's gone
09/04/2018 15:42:54

You have to look carefully, they're badged as Jaguars now.

Thread: Machine painting
07/04/2018 21:26:56

If the background paint is dry the job can be done by hand with an artists brush, any overpainting can be cleaned off immediately with a cotton bud moistened with white spirit. You need a steady hand for this, a hand rest can help, signwriters use them, just a stick with some padding on the end.

Nice paint job!

Edited By daveb on 07/04/2018 21:27:54

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
07/04/2018 21:14:45
Posted by Ady1 on 05/04/2018 01:49:49:

--but it was compounded by the cockpit hierarchy which gave the captain rigid control with the first officer and other crew discouraged from attempting to challenge him.

Had there been freer atmosphere in the cockpit, the accident may well not have happened--

That's rubbish, nothing ever stops a decent junior officer from ever challenging a superior officer

I over ruled a captain on at least one occasion, the poor guy just couldn't handle it but most of the time he was more than capable and more capable than me

It all boils down to the individual and the situation

The co-pilot of a BAC111 failed to challenge his captain when the aircraft entered a deep stall after take off and crashed near Runnymede with the loss of all passengers and crew.

Thread: How to paint aluminium
06/04/2018 09:50:34

Avilable from car paint suppliers and shops in aerosol cans, works OK but use a filter mask, disgusting stuff to breathe!

Thread: Anyone here got Amazon Echo Plus, Alexa?
06/04/2018 09:46:47

I think I would pass on gadgets that make random noises. We had a cat toy some years ago, a ball, when it was moved it screamed 'Here kitty kitty', not amusing when it finds it's way into your bedroom and does it's thing at 3AM.

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
04/04/2018 13:32:28

Not the first to fly under Tower Bridge, Mr Godefroy did it too!

Thread: April fools 2018
01/04/2018 12:16:59

What's Belgium?


Thread: What did you do Today 2018
31/03/2018 15:29:51
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/03/2018 21:49:30:

Interesting comments on employment practice.

I always think my biggest mistakes as a boss were persuading people to stay in jobs they weren't entirely happy in.


I suppose I made mistakes but that wasn't one of them. If I or the employee were not entirely happy with their job, I helped them to move on as soon as possible.


Thread: Our Wildlife and Conservation Activieties in Nambia
30/03/2018 13:23:30

Engineering with the emphasis on conservation, well done, all of you!


Thread: Clever invention
28/03/2018 20:37:40

I really hate turning the stop cock off, some of the spiders have been down there since 1880.

Thread: Myford Super 7 Power X Feed Query
28/03/2018 20:21:26

It's nice to have friends! I think I could forgive the rust!

To replace the cross slide on a power cross feed Super7, slide on the cross slide until the FEED screw engages with the nut, stop when resistance is felt, turn LEAD screw handle whilst gently pulling power cross feed button until it pops out. Turn LEAD screw handle whilst gently turning CROSS feed, keep turning LEAD screw handle until FEED screw lines up with the keyway, push button in and screw FEED screw in.

It sounds complicated but it's all done by feel, after you've done it a couple of times it's easy and much faster than taking everything apart to get the cross slide on.

Edited By daveb on 28/03/2018 20:26:12

Thread: Howell Twin Four Stroke - completed item
28/03/2018 17:24:52

CorRad, very nice indeed!


Thread: Clever invention
27/03/2018 15:10:41

I used a similar device about 40 years ago to plumb in a washing machine, I'm fairly sure it had a cone shaped drill rather than a punch.

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
01/03/2018 10:36:42

Lathejack, it's nice to see some large scale model engineering. smiley

Thread: An odd grub
27/02/2018 11:57:29
Posted by BDH on 26/02/2018 18:07:04:

The flat ended ones come in 2 flavours, known as dog and half dog.



Thread: Help needed to identify maker of treadle grinder/ polisher
25/02/2018 21:12:56

It is a glass lathe, for making Cut Glass items, decanters, tumblers, etc.

24/02/2018 20:53:21

It's too pretty to use, I would have this in my hall or living room.

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
24/02/2018 20:43:39
Posted by Clive Hartland on 23/02/2018 22:20:36:

You survived the Cadbury chocolate? It is so full of Palm oil now it tastes peppery.

Haven't had any chocolate for a while now, having to watch cholesterol and sugar intake. Ever tasted a Hershey Bar? tastes of soap to me, at least I wouldn't eat much of it!

Thread: Smart and brown model L belt change
21/02/2018 23:06:19

S&B drive belts were a composite of leather and plastic. Two different glues were required to join them. At one time (perhaps they still do) the makers would supply a press clamp on loan when you bought a new belt and glue.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
19/02/2018 20:24:14
Posted by ronan walsh on 19/02/2018 20:05:13:

Posted by duncan webster on 19/02/2018 17:18:48 :The AMC twin with centre bearing were notorious for bottom end problems, was this due to lack of alignment?

I had one that suffered terminal bottom end problems, the crank case disintegrated due to a broken con-rod. I don't see how the bearing could have got out of alignment, I suspect the problem was caused by a blockage in the oil supply to the big ends.

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