Here is a list of all the postings Brian Sweeting has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: “Every Boy His Own Manufacturer"|
Did you notice that the page of ingredients for the fireworks was out of focus or was it just me?
|Thread: Quick release hook|
Yes, I was surprised too, then again I dread to think of the load on some sheets carrying big sails in a blow.
Plastimo do a 9000kg, swl5200kg, snap shackle, is this your idea?
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 14/11/2018 22:48:42
|Thread: Coil winding|
I think that is the difference between winding a coil and winding a spring.
|Thread: Lead Bearing Solder is Banned|
Thanks for that. I was interested to see that you receive visits from the powers that be.
I used to work with refrigerants, before retirement, and those in the trade were annoyed, and still are, at the complete lack of anyone from the Environment agencies showing any interest in getting people/firms complying with current legislation.
Anyway, rant over.
|Thread: Noisey MEM switch|
It could also be the operating coil beginning to weaken, depending on age of course.
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 08/11/2018 14:15:25
|Thread: Gas demand valves|
Second thoughts - plan to build your own here....
Tecumseh needle valve and diaphragm are still available via Google search.
Edited By Brian Sweeting on 05/11/2018 23:02:08
Found this set of plans and parts from America, any use?
|Thread: Small Hex Fastenings|
It seems that you have been given some options but not knowing where 'local' is made it hard to answer for me, sorry.
|Thread: Given the Elbow|
Not sure if this is the same but it looks like it - **LINK**
|Thread: Storing Machinery In Damp Conditions - Advice Please|
+1 for ACF-50, used to use on my motorcycle and last winter used it on my mini-lathe sat in the shed in the garden.
Also gave the hand tools a wipe over with it.
|Thread: which compressor|
All refrigerant comoressors, electric or mechanical pump vapour, if they pump liquid they very quickly destroy tgeir valves or con-rods.
It is the oil mist mixing with the refrigerant that provides the lubrication to the seals etc.
|Thread: Pumping water up a hill|
Not sure if this is the best option but have you looked into 'ram pumps'. These use the water itself to perform the pumping action.
This **LINK** site is commercial but will give you an idea of what can be acheived.
|Thread: Unknown Lathe|
Sorry, can't see it from here so wouldn't like to guess.
|Thread: Deburing holes|
Use a round file across the hole.
|Thread: which compressor|
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|
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|
Good man, priorities set correctly. Enjoy.
|Thread: Parting off - again, sorry|
Reduce the amount of tool sticking out from toolpost may help a bit.
|Thread: Wyvern cylinder head sealing|
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?
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