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Member postings for Dave Halford

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Thread: Super Mini Lathe belt problem
16/06/2019 12:19:48

Interesting how the pro chinese/secondhand stuff is worn out does not extend to cars, and else 3/4 of this forum would be driving new MG

Thread: Where is best to buy??
05/06/2019 19:53:18

Sometimes ebay is cheaper and sometimes not review each items merits everytime.

Sometimes ebay is very expensive this either means ring me or I have no stock.

Thread: Little John
04/06/2019 19:41:42

Depending on the code written on the belt they may be obtainable from the US for around £40 or so.

I have a Rockwell 10" with a similar system and can't get the tension to stay the same.

Thread: Another Workshop lighting problem
04/06/2019 19:32:08

Leds I have bought were Watts consumed with the light output rated in lumens.

Thread: Changing a Senior M1 from Vertical to Horizontal.
04/06/2019 16:53:01

Pretty sure all of these were never meant to be swapped back and forth if you needed both, then buy two machines, hence the difficulty. Also you should be of a working age and know what you are doing.

As none of the above is relevant to any of us its all difficult.

Thread: Fake Websites
18/05/2019 21:14:18

This used to be done with false local telephone numbers for say, TV repair which is far from local.

Thread: Where can I get a 2 step pulley
16/05/2019 15:50:36

That's not a super 7 pulley size, those are 4 and 2inch dia

Thread: Problem with penetrating oil can
08/05/2019 00:01:07

Old brake fluid works quite well at penetrating.

Thread: T nut slot channel
07/05/2019 23:55:33

When you don't know the design how can you possibly 2nd guess the solution....

Perhaps whoever said not unistrut has only just seen the slotted version

Thread: How do I cut 6" dia bar?
06/05/2019 09:32:03

Wood chopsaw will easily do Ali just avoid the shrapnel

Thread: Dividing Head for a Sieg SX2P
04/05/2019 23:59:22

The BS0 head has a 4" center height

Some tables have proved to be a bit fragile. Depends what you want to make.

Thread: Sump Plug
02/05/2019 11:07:18

Sump suckers are blocked by windage trays I wouldnt use one on a decent engine. Very good for leaving gearbox metal in the sump of A series motors.

Edited By Dave Halford on 02/05/2019 11:08:10

Thread: Centec,again
02/05/2019 10:36:19


If the oil was clean the taper bearings just need adjustment. The the fit is tight so the adjuster takes a lot more effort than you would expect expect.

Thread: Sump Plug
01/05/2019 18:39:31

I would suggest the spanner was already damaged, those square head bolts are not normally that tough.

If this engine has not run for many years it's possible mineral oil has set like glue on the threads, or some fool used a Loctite product that he shouldn't have.

Either way heat may be the answer, that means a blowtorch and not oxy.

Thread: Which scale to build
29/04/2019 13:39:17

Why would the boiler need CE marking? I don't think you could imply a commercial build without boiler stamps.

it would be possible to confirm the materials are to spec at a local big scrapyard or a jeweller that buys gold, but the welder could not be claimed to be suitably coded for pressure vessels anymore.

You could talk to Station road steam, they may be able to advise.

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
29/04/2019 12:07:55

Something a little more mass market.

My son had a mk1 Leaf with the 80 mile battery, holidays in Devon took 3 recharging stops of around an hour, so that's 6 hours instead of 3 to get there with 2 kids. My idea of a nightmare.

BTW at 30+mph I found it as noisy inside as any normal IC car.

Thread: Hydraulic press or fly press
29/04/2019 09:49:22

You can do this **LINK**

or this **LINK**

They are both the same item, though the second might come with Harbour Freight documents, it is however a little cheaper.

They both give you removable 10ton hydraulics that come with the automotive bodyshop sets.

Thread: Centec 2B
28/04/2019 17:55:12

There's a sold one in ebay you can look at.

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
27/04/2019 20:51:32
Posted by RMA on 27/04/2019 20:24:50:

I don't know anyone with an automatic who drives that way. I have to keep the foot brake on with the stop/start function, and I don't think the electronic 'hand brake' would control rollback when starting on an incline. I wouldn't dream of putting the cars through a car wash, they create too many swirls to the paintwork.

There should be a rollback assist that delays the handbrake.

my Jeep has a footbrake delay for hill starts in case you have been daft enough to use the 'foot' handbrake, heaven help me if it ever goes wrong.

You may have to use a carwash if a little German law becomes an EU one angry

Thread: Cheap link belts
27/04/2019 15:02:20

Belt the rightway around? They have a proper direction of travel.

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