Here is a list of all the postings Alan Waddington 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Colchester Headstock Sleeve|
Good call Neil, just tried a 5mt -1mt reducing sleeve i had lying about and it seems to fit perfectly. No good for my purposes, but proves a point. 👍
That’s very kind of you Simon. Interestingly the dimensions you have given are remarkably close to one on ebay. I suppose the slightly larger fat end could account for the bush sticking out a bit. Will drop you a PM.
My Student 1800 was missing the oft misplaced tapered Headstock bush for turning between centres. I bought one off ebay a few years back and popped it on a shelf.......came to use it today and of course it’s the wrong size .
A- Does anyone have the correct one lying around they wish to sell? Or know where i might obtain one.
B- Any idea’s what the one i have is off. Dimensions are 1.622” at the fat end. 1.500” at the thin end. 2.490” Long. With a 3mt oil upt middle.
There are a few on ebay, but at least two which are advertised for my machine, clearly are not, so i’m a bit wary, twice bitten and all that.
The hole in my headstock measures 1.766”,bit awkward to measure the far end hole, but approx 1.675” with the bush being around the same length as the one i have.
|Thread: Restoring a steel cam lobe|
It didn’t involve meeting in a McDonalds car park did it
|Thread: Getting a Tormach off its pallet and base|
You just need a mate with a small tractor ........
|Thread: Help Needed on Lathe|
Well OP, if it represents such GVFM i think you should buy it, then you can be the first to do a review........i look forward to reading your evaluation
Things that come out of China that seem GVFM are usually not.........
I think you will find that is DC Jason
|Thread: What did you do Today 2018|
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 20/08/2018 17:38:56
|Thread: A Rant to our suppliers of drills|
Heller drills seem good quality for the price....i buy them from my local fastener stockist, but they are widely sold on ebay.
|Thread: Reverse engineering|
I'm also mystified......but there's nothing new there
One thing i can say with some certainty is the carb body will most likely have an external thread. So sticking a dowel in is probably not an option.
It's usually a fine pitch, which i suppose narrows it down at least a little bit.
Edit: Just been and measured a 1930's Amal.....there is only about a 1/4" of thread on top to measure, but it looks like 55 degree 24tpi
A quick google brought up this old thread https://www.model-engineer.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=127000
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 17/08/2018 18:01:30
|Thread: when is a precision vice not a precision vice>?|
Missed this post first time around, but my response would have been..........
Q: When is a precision vice not a precision vice ?
A: Mainly when i use it
|Thread: Is Model Engineering in Decline|
It probably is on the decline, but so is shopping in person.......
|Thread: shoe sole glue|
Sikaflex or car windscreen bonder......the shoes will wear out before either of those....
|Thread: New or Old Super 7?|
Have sent you a PM Mike, click on the envelope (inbox) at the top of the page.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 16/08/2018 10:45:14
Yeah i would treat that one with suspicion......even the serial number will only confirm the age of the bed.
Saying that i wouldn’t get too hung up on age, have recently picked up a 50’s Myford and it’s the nicest one ive ever had (and iv’e had a few).
The later ones are desirable for the larger headstock bore and powered cross feed, but doesnt mean they might not be worn out.
Buy on condition not age unless you truly need the later features. The one i have will be for sale soon, but is very well tooled and as said in great condition, still wearing original Myford paint, so possibly out of budget. Drop me a PM if you want more details, photo’s etc. Kettle is always on if you fancy a look.I’m in Leeds btw, so not a million miles from the ebay one if you did wish to compare the two.
Edited By Alan Waddington 2 on 16/08/2018 10:24:58
|Thread: Help with dewhurst wiring|
Just an update, to thank everyone for their help. Turns out i had wired it correctly, must have just been bad luck that the capacitor decided to self destruct. Fitted a new one this morning, and checked with meter that it was dropping out in both forward and reverse directions.......All good, and no smoke escaping.
|Thread: Crankshaft repairs|
Thanks for all the suggestions, reckon i may as well have a go, no point in having the machinery otherwise..........need to find a supplier for the main bearings first though, which at a quick glance are roughly £100 a piece
Agree the aftermarket scene for 60’s Velo’s is huge, not so big for pre war machines. Also those lovely aftermarket cranks you mention are generally full units, splendid things indeed but ££££
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