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Member postings for Brian Sweeting

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Thread: Deburing holes
18/10/2018 11:33:46

Use a round file across the hole.

Thread: which compressor
17/10/2018 22:18:46
Posted by not done it yet on 17/10/2018 20:24:30:

How do automotive air-con compressors compare with fridge units? Anyone know? Obviously need a drive, for starters.

Price wise a lot more expensive.

A fridge compressor with starter electrics can be simply plugged into the mains to run.

An auto compressor needs a drive motor, motor pulley, drive belt, 12 volt dc supply to operate the drive clutch and special connectors for the pipeline. Overall, more effort, more noise, more space and more money.

Thread: Twin Tube HF fluorescent lighting for the workshop
12/10/2018 14:15:33

Just for info but we used to check our contactless tachometers by pointing them at a fluorescent tube to check that they were reading correctly. 3000rpm IIRC.

Thread: Engineering Workshop Practice books
11/10/2018 17:46:33
Posted by BOB BLACKSHAW on 11/10/2018 17:40:28:
I will send you a message as I'm of to Weatherspoons, curry night.

Good man, priorities set correctly. Enjoy.

Thread: Parting off - again, sorry
11/10/2018 11:07:08

Reduce the amount of tool sticking out from toolpost may help a bit.

Thread: Wyvern cylinder head sealing
02/10/2018 22:03:57

My thoughts as someone who has not made that engine ....

Although you have ground the valves in was the final grinding paste fine enough to leave a smooth surface in the valve seat and on the valve head?

Are the valves fully closed when the rockers are relaxed?

Are the valve springs strong enough to hold the valves closed on the suction stroke?

Thread: Automatic Centre Punches
23/09/2018 19:45:35

Proverbial youtube link here might help.


Edited By Brian Sweeting on 23/09/2018 19:46:20

Thread: Engine room telegraph
22/09/2018 19:49:26

According the HMS Belfast, it was used to signal pumping fuel to another vessel.

Thread: I finished a project!
07/09/2018 20:39:55

Excellent work Neil.

Thread: Mystery lathe on eBay
03/09/2018 22:16:11

Have you asked the seller for details yet?

Thread: Joint Round Edge Needle Files
31/08/2018 15:13:24

Ketan, found s site different from above link which details them as used by jewellers and watchmakers, uses shown on link page. **LINK**

Thread: vapour carburetor
14/08/2018 20:39:31

Have you seen the carbs made by Jan Ridders? They are glass cylinders or glass end plates.


Thread: Peace Flame
13/08/2018 16:10:11

As Michael has indicated, you do need a pressure regulated output.

Thread: Crankshaft repairs
07/08/2018 21:35:23

As a novice to this type of work might I suggest getting some basic material to practice the machining work and technique before starting on the final piece.

Thread: What Is The Most Beautiful 'Thing' In The World?
04/08/2018 22:20:33

Going against V8eng but ...

Simple, a new born baby - human or animal. They are amazing.

Edited By Brian Sweeting on 04/08/2018 22:22:27

Thread: A Replacement circuit board
03/08/2018 15:43:25

Came across someone who fitted an Ardunio system instead if this is feasible.


Thread: Cast Iron Weights -Aldi
01/08/2018 00:15:38

Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

Just seen that Aldi have sale on and one item is 4 x 2.5kg weight lifting disc weights at £ 4.99.

Could be pullies or handles?

Thread: Help needed with Lancer Boss forklift and Borg Warner T12 trans
28/07/2018 15:25:45

Just a thought on your oil change. How much oil came out first against design capacity? How much did you put in?

Thread: Neil's Irrelevant Press Release Thread
24/07/2018 13:10:10

They do make you wonder sometimes don't they?

My classic is on supermarket shelves already - Recycled Toilet Paper, not for me thank you.

Thread: KIM drill press
19/07/2018 20:02:59

Apart from finding out that it was made in Taiwan I haven't been abe to get any other info, sorry.

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