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Member postings for AJW

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Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition
17/01/2020 11:14:12

Been going for decades!

It's a family thing for us, now my Dad is no longer with us I still go with my son.

I do wonder how the expanding 'emission zone' will affect its future? I can imagine it could be the last straw for some traders not willing to fork up another charge in addition to the already expensive weekend.


Thread: Confession Time!
20/10/2019 09:29:32

Oh dear! First part of the instructions of stuff I have bought recently usually advise on how to dispose of it!


Thread: Stuart Turner No4
04/10/2019 19:41:05

Manfred, sorry I've only just seen your post.

Not sure where I located my original drawings! but having a quick look at the engine the crank webs measure 3/8 by 3/4.

I also upped the bearing diameters to 1/2

Hope this helps?


Thread: Worried
26/09/2019 09:11:23

Britain made itself Gt Britain with Imperial units, ever since we've been Metric it's been downhill!


Thread: Stuck oil filter
12/09/2019 10:09:48

I always use my chain wrench, works every time and even though I smear oil on the seal sometimes they still end up tight.

If the can gets crushed/destroyed it's not a problem as it's being replaced and I would second the caution regarding dislodged filter innards be on the loose!


Thread: My New Project... Setting up my new Myford Super7 Mk1
31/07/2019 14:51:13

Looks a nice example!


Thread: Annealing stainless steel
30/06/2019 21:22:44

Thanks for your replies.

I have attempted to drill (slowly) and it would appear to work harden very quickly.

The existing holes present would appear to have been punched, shall have another attempt with a shorter drill this time as I broke the first!.

If it isn't austenitic s/s and I heated it to those high temperatures followed by a quench could that turn it harder/more brittle?


30/06/2019 17:41:02

I need to drill some 1mm holes in a stainless steel watch bracelet clasp, exact grade unknown but of Russian origin.

Didn't get very far with the first hole and wondered if it can be annealed? and thought I'd ask before turning it all black! (although it could be cleaned up)


Thread: Odd sized strong bar
19/06/2019 21:54:47

I've got one exactly the same!

It wouldn't fit anything, but it does now as I have made it fit! Just take a suitable amount off two faces.


Thread: Silver soldering cast iron?
19/06/2019 09:38:48

Thanks Hacksaw! The cast one I have is quite a nicely made lump and should suit my purpose well.


18/06/2019 20:56:20

Thanks, I though it could be a problem as there appears to be so much carbon? I think in view of this pieces shape, quite a large 'cup' shaped casting I might be better off making a mechanical fixing to the alternator.


18/06/2019 11:29:30

I am modifying a Suffolk centrifugal clutch assembly to drive an alternator which would ideally involve silver soldering my assembly to the cast iron clutch outer.

Never tried silver soldering of cast iron - is it likely?


Thread: Woody but not quite a Forest
09/06/2019 18:48:18

Poetry in motion! Cracking looking engine, and my favourite, a nice slow Rickover.

Great job.


Thread: Need to drill a hole digital caliper
07/06/2019 13:18:10

I've encountered similar material although not a caliper and managed to drill through with a masonry drill.


Thread: Ebay 'photos'
06/06/2019 17:58:55

Quite agree, not just lathes - most items, even most smartphones to a pretty good job these days.


Thread: Myford ML7 - Size of Mandrel Through Drilling?
11/05/2019 16:02:28

I've got 0.594 on a ML7 s/n K16170 and seems pretty parallel.



Edited By AJW on 11/05/2019 16:03:14

Thread: 4014
04/05/2019 18:29:36

What a gorgeous beast!



Edited By AJW on 04/05/2019 18:29:51

Thread: Tracy Tools
03/05/2019 11:20:21

I've always been a satisfied customer.


Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly
30/04/2019 19:52:31

I think if you have an image it could probably be printed onto vinyl wrapping type material - self adhesive, very durable, worth contacting some vinyl/sign companies.


Thread: Painting 5" gauge wheels.
16/04/2019 12:07:39

Not a loco wheel but a flywheel, although similar!

Painted my Centaur flywheel (about 7 in dia) with a spray can of satin black, I think it looks great. Casting surface prepared by filing and Emery cloth with any imperfections filled with JB Weld all sanded back then 2 or 3 coats (by brush) of Bonda Primer which has good solids content.

Rubbed down carefully with 400 wet & dry (wet) masked up the 3 coats spray black.


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