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Thread: MCB Types
02/12/2014 19:21:22

Hi Neil,

These look like the ones youre after:- **LINK**

If you click on the one you want, it gives you a side view that I think shows the blade that you are on about.


Thread: CovMac Lathes
12/11/2014 16:05:27

To undo the screws, try an Impact Screwdriver:- **LINK** (also available from other suppliers).

Or if you don't want to buy one of those, then a length of steel rod (the same dia as the screw head) is placed on top of the screw and given a "good whack" with a hammer, this should shock the thread loose.

Thread: What did you do today? (2014)
07/11/2014 20:29:33

Various threshold sealing systems are available here:- **LINK**

Thread: Cross slide handle
07/11/2014 20:18:28

From the Myford Ltd website:- **LINK** . Also available in metric and they fit the small vertical slides (That's what I've used them on).

Thread: Suitable primer for painting aluminium?
06/11/2014 18:05:48

Just found out about these wipes **LINK** on another forum and thought I'd share.

03/11/2014 15:46:35

U-POL ACID #8 ETCH PRIMER, available from most Halford stores in the UK:- **LINK**

Thread: Oh Fudge, That Was Close - A Salutary Lesson
02/11/2014 19:09:53

Try one of these:- **LINK**

Thread: What is the advantage of more than 2 cylinders
01/10/2014 17:34:12

As a bit of a "Curve ball", how about 8 single acting cylinders with rotary sleeve valves:- **LINK**

Thread: Adcock& Shipley horizontal Mill
09/09/2014 15:53:06

Here's some:- **LINK**  or here:- but it'll probably work out cheaper to by the whole arbor from RDG.


Edited By Nick Hughes on 09/09/2014 16:03:20

Thread: Tauco drill
29/08/2014 17:30:06

Hi Alan,

These guys list 69.85mm Cold Drawn Steel tube in various wall thicknesses that might do you **LINK**


Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/08/2014 17:31:49 To get rid of the Bl***y smileys

Edited By Nick Hughes on 29/08/2014 17:33:30

Thread: Buzzed by Spitfire!
28/08/2014 16:08:28

Hows about 12 Merlins **LINK**

Both dates now sold out, but guess who's got his tickets sorted!

Thread: ML10 modifications
27/08/2014 17:19:13

Hi John,

Having owned my Super 7 from new (1995), I can honestly say that the best "accessory" bought has been the recent fitting of a NewtonTesla package ( **LINK** ) to replace the standard single phase setup.

Makes the lathe so much smoother, quieter and in turn a lot more pleasurable to use.


Thread: Bantam cock injector size
05/07/2014 11:58:41

Posted by Mark Tyldesley on 05/07/2014 10:35:29:

once water is coming out of drain, and steam applied it pushes even more water out of drain,

Just as it should. Have you then tried closing the water valve SLOWLY, stopping when/if the injector picks up and starts feeding?


Thread: Super 7 Bearings problem
29/06/2014 19:45:04

Check here :- **LINK**

The same question answered about half way through.


Thread: studs
21/06/2014 13:24:32

I was taught to make the threads on the stud (only on the end that is screwed into the part) oversize, so that you have in effect a slight interferance fit.

Also 2nd the Counterbore or at the least a good CSK.

Thread: 5C H/V Indexing Unit
18/06/2014 19:00:10

If it's a genuine Hardinge, take care of it, the current list price is (are you all sitting down?) £4,550.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!

18/06/2014 18:20:42

i've just had a quick rummage around the net and it looks similar to the Hardinge HV-4N. This might help:- **LINK**


Edited By NICHOLAS HUGHES on 18/06/2014 18:30:33

18/06/2014 16:52:37

Hi, I can't help with the dismantling, but the Grub screws are there to prevent the indexing plunger locating in an unwanted index position, you unscrew them from the indexing holes that you want to use (or maybe screw them in, depending on the unit).


Thread: myford change gear spacer
09/06/2014 20:24:49

Hi DW,

Put a gear on first, then the spacer, then another gear.


Thread: Flexible pressure bearing tubing
12/05/2014 19:02:34

Hi Mick,

Try Goodrich hoses as listed here:- **LINK**

The 600-02 has a 2mm bore and a 5mm dia over the outer braid.

This does tend to be expensive, but is probably the best and I've used Goodrich on my motorcycles for years.


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