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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.

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

Alan

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?

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

 

Alan

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

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

What a gorgeous beast!

 

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

Alan

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.

Alan

Thread: Notre Dame
15/04/2019 23:12:52

We were there only a couple of years ago, wonderful building, such a shame.

Alan

Thread: Using a propane cylinder for partable compressed air.
04/04/2019 21:41:32

My first compressor was home made using an ex gas cylinder.

Cut a 4 inch hole in the end and welded on a heavy ring to take a bolted on flange for all the fittings.

Welded a frame on top to take large motor and pump and a frame underneath for wheels.

Hydraulic tested it to 300psi and used it for years - did me proud!

Alan

Thread: Have your fathers habits rubbed off on you. Just for fun
29/03/2019 17:16:11

Reminded me of my Dad over riding the strimmer safety switch (didn't work) replacing it with a round, brown domestic light switch!

Favourite saying when tidying something up was 'take the dairy off it' , use it myself and people wonder what I'm talking about!

(Not sure where it came from)

Alan

Thread: Home made disc sander
28/03/2019 19:07:36

It's got that headstock look about it, wood turning origin?

Looks useful!

Alan

Thread: Any Recent Progress in Induction Heating ?
27/03/2019 10:17:01

I recently saw on the tube induction heating of tyres for locomotive wheels where a loose coil was wrapped round the tyre which was fed with hundreds of amps, the tyre went blue and fitted nicely!

Alan

Thread: Temperature probe
25/03/2019 08:34:23

Used a type k thermocouple connected to suitable multimeter on my Vauxhall.

Held the sensor in position required with tyewrap and run wire into car via door aperture to meter.

Not high tech but worked fine!

Alan

Thread: Resilient motor mountings/bearings
19/03/2019 18:40:55

John, to be quite honest it's been knocking about the workshop for a long time now and I can remember spinning it to get it going (only one direction though, never tried it the other way) and the drill was used like that for a while.

Your right it could be an open circuit winding although I always assumed, rightly or wrongly, that the centrifugal switch wasn't closing properly at rest.

It is only being offered as spares/repair on the off chance it might be useful to someone, I now have no use for it.

Alan

Thread: Running problems!
19/03/2019 18:32:42

Armed with a selection of potential springs the second one I tried seemed quite promising.

Continuing to work through my spring selection I came to the opinion that my second choice was worthy of retrying but this time it didn't seem to run anywhere near as good as the first time?

The only thing that changed during these trials was engine temperature, in particular the carburettor which by now was untouchable.

On this particular design the exhaust gases are ported through the carburettor body I presume to prevent icing, as a result I am thinking that the vapour mix is being affected, unfortunately I didn't measure the temperature it had reached but will try again when cold - this time armed with a thermometer!

Alan

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