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Thread: Myford set up.Time to get it right.
26/09/2020 17:19:35

thats an awful lot of play...

is the chuck secure on the shaft, jaws tight on the bar and the bar is a good way in.....?

can you get the DTI on the back end of the main shaft....or near enough...

with the test bar in the chuck and a good tug will show up any play......

not sure of the lathe design but aren't these brearings adjustable...??.

Thread: Reminiscences
21/09/2020 16:46:25

Came not quite a broken home but lived with me granny most of the time....St John's Wood...

She took me to Regents Park Canal and London Zoo......

my best memeory was my friend and I got Red Rover tickets....2,6d...good for 1 days travel...

they allowed travel on the Red buses, were they AEC's ?....and the London Underground....boiled egg butties....

lunch on the Circle line then back to the Museums.....

fav being the Nat History....

mostly horrible times with the odd great day....

Thread: Lathe light
20/09/2020 10:33:11

Mr A.Hab....

if you care to look at the aftermarket truck/lorry (an old word now) they have LED bulbs at 24v -36v plus which will suit you....just need a bulb holder but the are very cheap.....

prob a headlamp bulb will suit the job.....

Thread: Stuart S50 Mill Steam Engine running on Live Steam from a MSM 4" Boiler
18/09/2020 18:14:50

I just wish " Men in Sheds " ruled the world.....

lost for words...just amazing......

Thread: Silver spoon? - or maybe not!
18/09/2020 18:06:58

is it the correct size for pint mugs of T.....lol

Thread: P.S.Waverley
17/09/2020 08:10:36

Martin try another club first.....they are all not so bad.....

I remember being the old fart in the space suit once......

all change when they needed a 100hp 4x4 tractor......long storey......still never joined tho....hahaha....

independance is a fine thing.....enjoy.....

Thread: "The Unique"
16/09/2020 07:26:38

I have heard the doller +5 bob when I was young....me dad.....

just after the war.....lots of Dollars about I guess but esp American soldiers.....

and just remember a suit was priced in Guinea's......

I used the term Doller in Ref to the Euro when living in France......

just to annoy them.....I called it pay back....another storey.....

Besides the French hate the Americans almost as much as us Brits.....

funny tho, they like Levi's and old yank cars.....

when are we leaving again.....hahaha.....and I live in deepest Euroland....hahaha....

Thread: Use of 2 front wheeled motorcycles on the TdeF
14/09/2020 20:52:03

as always, for the brit manufactures...whats the cheapest they can get away with......

seems the modern 3 wheelers are used a lot on mainland europe....

Thread: crankcase construction
13/09/2020 07:25:20

slightly dif but on the same subject.....

I often looked thru the door of Crossley's Diesels in Manchester.....

huge engines and all crankcases were fabricated from plate.....

then I worked at a company that odered something similar to the above but a complicated hollow sphere

about 5m in diameter from cast steel....walls about 50-60mm thick..they were poured in Norway.....

Thread: Last Night's Astro Image
11/09/2020 07:42:23

Michael

I like the astro images but it good to be back to earthly realms.....hahaha.....

Thread: Picador Type Drill Grinding Jig Modifications
10/09/2020 17:04:44

doesn't anyone sharpen drills by hand anymore ....?

there's gotta be.....

I have never used a jig in my life, now 71.....

gotta say tho with failing eye sight below 1/8th is getting difficult...

Thread: Cheap Power Feeds for 626
10/09/2020 16:51:31

thought about it for my Bridgeport but was quoted around the £400 mark so gave up.....

a lot need a good 12-24 volt supply......

then heard a few Chinese copies have had probs......

so I'm commited to the mechanical gearbox that came with the machine.....

now got it working perf....so not gonna bother....

Thread: Unusual Project
10/09/2020 11:19:13

Neil and others .....

we def need more of this kinda thing.....

to infinity and beyond.......hahaha.....

Thread: British or Chineese?
06/09/2020 07:35:59

my best friend (life long)

who is now single has 16 Norton Commando's a Super 7 and a decent drilling machine in his living room....

the piano serve's a storage unit...in deferance to the ex......hahaha....

Thread: What plastic for a mower deck
05/09/2020 18:23:18

personally I'd stick with steel......a lot of modern machines now use St/Steel but I guess thay will stress fracture over time.....

the best, long lasting deck we're the cast ally ones made and fitted by HONDA.....

I have one that must be over 25 years old.....

I repair mowers or used to.....

a lot of modern decks use a high carbon steel sheet, thats so the accountants can save 2p and use less metal....

they are absolute rubbish.....they crack easily and seem to rot quicker.....and diff to repair prop....

I found that over time it was better to use nut's and bolts to attach repair panels in the high stress areas, it was the only way to avoid another stress crack......I made mounting brackets that got welded to patches from mild steel...these also got bolted....

at least with the old ones u can go the mad max route like Neil.....hahaha...

most of the mowers I repaired were the ride on sort and in France they are roughly 50% more to buy than the UK....

I used to buy em new when on offer in the UK and sell em on in the spring.....

Oh and just for info a new average ride on mower deck for a Honda was around €1600 plus tax....so they were def worth repairing....a lot of other manufacturers didn't have new decks in the parts list.....

Thread: Elliot Unimat lathe renovation
01/09/2020 13:47:44

for future ref....

cut the top off a 5 gall drum and drop the big bits in.....after a week or so the Diesel will have worked it's magic.....

have used this method on rusted up n seized tractor engines....but then it's a 45 gallon drum.....

doesn't have to be full, just cover the parts and put some kinda lid on.....

works for me.....

that will be quite useful when fin.....

Thread: carborundrum grinding disks
01/09/2020 06:56:03

Dear JON,

when did it last get used...?

provided it hasn't been dropped on the floor or got wet I'd say u'd be just fine...

best bet, stand to one side and turn it on.....IT IS BOLTED DOWN>....?

if it vibrates badly change the stones.....

is it noisy, bearings.....? often the grease gets hard.....

try it and lets un know.....

unless u pay loads, modern grinders are rubbish...yes they do the job ....JUST...

Thread: Miracles do happen
29/08/2020 16:58:06

when, not if I drop something, I look for a short while, then get the broom out, then get the wife out.....

she normaly find the stuff /thing I dropped and now as I'm getting older MISSPLACED......hahaha....

getting used to putting the tools away where they should be and anything else in buckets....

trouble is the shed is full of buckets....hahaha.....

have a good weekend.....

Thread: Lubrication
29/08/2020 16:51:06

AJW

it'd be nice to see the photo's.....

I'd be a bit worried about stripping it down....surely useing fresh clock oil will grad flush out the oil u used and also be wet enough to ease the cleaning of the old oil stains.....perhaps a small brush with a drop of white spirit will also help......??

I have a 1914 speedo for an Indian motorcyle I'm building.....it works but wonder if it could do with a service......

cant tell u the cost of it in case the wife reads this.....but they wanted another $800 to get it cleaned and serviced/rebuilt by a specialist before it was shipped over........just couldn't hide all that money......hahaha....

good luck

Thread: Calling all Apple Experts....
28/08/2020 18:55:25

gave up with the fingerprint thingy...

was told by Apple products because of my job the skin patterns are changing..always cuts n tears.....

plus grime....hahaha....

we have "protect my bubble insurance" they just replaced my old iPad for a new one because SWMBO dropped it on a tiled floor.....it's the only claim we've had....

no idea on cost tho....prob excessive as per most ins......

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