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Thread: Dumb question from a none driver
31/08/2019 08:32:17

If there is a dispute over ownership then it's up to the parties involved to prove they actually own the vehicle, sales receipt, agreement signed by the keeper that it's a loan vehicle etc. That's all civil law.

Road traffic law is a different kettle of fish, first question to the driver is "is this your vehicle" if the driver says it's owned by someone else, no matter who the keeper listed is, then the owner can also be liable for offences committed.

You can Use, Cause or Permit offences e.g. driver gets stopped for a duff tyre he is Using the vehicle, the owner is also liable - Permitting the use with a duff tyre. Doesn't matter who the keeper of the vehicle is other than being responsible for declaring who the driver was at a certain time when officially asked ,verbally or written .

Thread: screw cutting on a chester db10 lathe
21/08/2019 23:20:41

Depends on which DB10 there's Ian's as above or there's the older DB10G like mine. Imperial or Metric machine? Mine had some kind of "manual" which was less than useless, threading section was a waste of ink, no explanations whatsoever.

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Easy enough if you follow the plate, I've only done metric threads on my imperial machine, you have to leave the carriage feed engaged for metric with an imperial machine not use the thread dial, others will say there is a way round this but it's no real problem to leave it engaged..Left hand set up figure is for metric, right hand for imperial. Picture was right way up, the album has put it on it's side...sorry

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 21/08/2019 23:30:15

Thread: Noise Cameras
12/06/2019 23:06:43

Be interesting to see it stand up in court. The tests for noise levels when type approved have loads of parameters- Temperature, wind speed, humidity, speed, load etc then there's also the road condition/state, other vehicles in the vicinity and street furniture, can't be done in adverse weather or wind speed above 5 metres per second. The easiest way to get someone is if they have a non approved exhaust system, other than that you're struggling with this "simple" camera set up.

Thread: Chester DB10 thread cutting ???
03/05/2019 09:04:08

Nice compact reg tester Ian thumbs up


Edited By Mick Berrisford on 03/05/2019 09:04:40

Thread: What would one use this adaptor for?
04/04/2019 13:53:40
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 04/04/2019 06:47:32:

I'm always amazed that people say they can't get their money back, use Paypal & if the item is no good bang a dispute in for a refund.


Too true, they are always on the side of the buyer unless the seller has a very very good excuse. I odered a couple of 10mm end mills and got sent a 22mm one, got offered a 50% discount if I kept it which I did. Then reordered the 10mm ones and again got sent another 22mm one thinking. Another dispute and this time was given full refund and told to keep it, luckily they are 22mm but the shank is 20mm so I could use them with my ER32 collet chuck.

Thread: Removing large flange nuts
15/03/2019 14:39:17
Posted by Clive Foster on 15/03/2019 12:08:07:

Allegedly butchering a big long reach socket by cutting lugs to match the slots on the end and applying an impact wrench works well. Not something I've done myself but many years ago I did see a properly made device of this type hanging on the special tools wall board at a vehicle main dealer. Possibly BMW car / motorcycle place.


PS Nick types faster and confirms that the impact wrench & modified socket works well. Something to try next time!

Edited By Clive Foster on 15/03/2019 12:09:29

They are a common sight in most/every bike repair place as they are commonly used by many manufacturers, mainly front forks securing/tensioning and rear axle and suspension fitting. Got some commercial ones but also made a few from steel tube and old sockets grinding or milling the lugs when I couldn't source commercial ones. Depends on the size of the lathe one as to whether they are readily available, bike ones are probably up to 50mm across at most.

Thread: Alternative to a QCTP?
02/02/2019 23:15:10

I decided to go for extra 4 way posts instead of a QCTP. Didn't make them though bought a couple of Boxford ones from RDG for my Chester DB10. Ideal size apart from being a touch too high, but had plenty of meat in the base to mill a bit off the bottom to get them just right. Prefer to just swop loaded ones over instead of a QCTP when other tools needed. Will probably get round to making some 2 way ones when I get chance.

Thread: Alum as metal remover.
19/12/2018 00:06:56

Posted by Fowlers Fury on 18/12/2018 23:03:51:

Don't use alum if the carb is aluminum, if it's brass (or a bronze) then try it.
You may find it of interest to read this article if the carb is aluminium: "How to dissolve steel without affecting aluminium alloy" :-

I've used alum in aluminium alloy bike bits for broken taps in the past with no problem. I can't see where in your link it says don't, in fact alum is recommended by a couple of posters.

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 19/12/2018 00:09:35

Thread: Just joined
18/12/2018 16:59:56

Welcome Clive, I beat all those "I'm close" posters, I'm in Werrington. smiley

Thread: Hand files for aluminium
05/08/2018 22:17:44

I use a Surform rasp, prefer the 10" flat handle type though you can use the wood plane type handle ones. Shaves the alloy quickly leaving a decent surface and doesn't clog, replaceable blades though my current blade is some years old and had a fair bit of use on alloy.

Thread: Drain Plug
01/08/2018 19:39:23

Can't see it mentioned that a motor factors has been tried, someone did mention it earlier. I've just done an oil change & service on our Rav4, all bits from the local motor factors including the drain plug which had a crushable copper washer and a thick fibre washer with it. Hooked blister type pack so obviously they have various sizes, Well worth checking, Having a quick look at a couple of Motor Factors (GSF etc) they do list the 2000 Trooper for bits.

Thread: ME page 217 & 218
30/07/2018 23:10:04

If you look at the Road Vehicle Lighting Regs exceptions list you will see that the majority of lights are not required for vehicles not capable of exceeding 25mph, 15 and 40 are also included for odd ones. A "daytime MOT" is a standard MOT test but with advisories that no lights are fitted/properly inoperable, this includes ALL lights including the front and rear position lamps which normally has no exceptions. I did have a reply from VOSA confirming this when I asked about it a few years ago.


Thread: Percolated coffee
22/03/2018 16:02:18

Coffee crook Enjoy your thread while it lasts before a moderator appears and rightly deletes it. This is the TEA ROOM not the Coffee Shop. smiley

Thread: Classic Go Kart Chassis
05/03/2018 20:39:15

The noddy bike was the Velo LE not the Valiant. Used in the 50s and 60s, they'd still got a couple at the station in'72 when I started

Thread: sliding bearings
02/03/2018 22:24:20
Posted by Emgee on 02/03/2018 20:58:39:
Posted by Nick Hulme on 02/03/2018 18:52:05:

I wouldn't use Silicone Oil on anything with metal to metal sliding components, it's unsuitable, Silicone Oil is great for metal to plastic and plastic to plastic though.

- Nick

Nick, check this out for the difference between "silicone oil" and "silicone spray lubricant"



It's still Silicone though be it in oil, spray or grease form which as stated isn't really for metal to metal contact no matter what the advertising blurb says.

Thread: Chester DB10G
23/02/2018 20:06:54

I bought my DB10g new about 11 or 12 years ago and haven't had a single problem with it at all. Keep thinking about a VFD for it to fix the only drawback with it which is it's 120rpm lowest speed for threading, not yet got round to doing it and just have to concentrate a bit more. surprise

Others on here have also got one, not seen any of them complain about it that I know of.

Thread: Anodising kits
11/02/2018 22:51:04

Classic Plating do a starter type kit for £60, mate had one for motorcycle bits and got quite acceptable results. **LINK** . I'm going to get him to do the action of a PCP I'm currently working on, take it that's what you want it for.

Caswell do a superb kit but that's around £400surprise

Thread: What did you do Today 2018
04/01/2018 12:49:12
Posted by Jim Nic on 04/01/2018 12:23:30:


Crikey! I didn't imagine Sinclair sold enough of the things tokeep a factory going for more than an hour or 2. Still, at least it was made in UK and every little helped.


Too true, I only ever saw one on the road, pulled up to some traffic lights with a dirty great HGV alongside it, the lorry driver had got no chance of seeing the C5 at all, what it was going to do when it pulled of, turned or whatever. Was frightening to watch, you'd have to have a death wish to actually ride one on public roads..

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 04/01/2018 12:49:57

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 04/01/2018 12:50:36

Thread: Straightening brass tweezers
12/12/2017 22:44:35
Posted by Ian P on 12/12/2017 20:25:15:
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 12/12/2017 20:15:06:

Don't laugh, but if you aren'tbrying to find brass screwdrivers this is the best set of small screwdrivers I have ever used, even if the handle is a bit plasticky the blade quality is excellent:



What is the A/F size of the bits?

I'm hoping its 4mm the same as the Wiha ones.

Ian P

You're in luck Ian they are 4mm A/F thumbs up . I've got a set,different/ better handle than Neil's link, can't remember if it was Wickes or somewhere else I got them a couple of years ago.

Thread: Drill out a ht c/s allen screw
21/11/2017 16:53:52

Before you drill try hammering a torx bit into the hex, big enough to bite into the head , hammering helps to shock it loose a touch and then use ratchet or impact driver on the torx.

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