Here is a list of all the postings vintage engineer has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
Wickes are selling off their coal. 10kg bags £2 each. Offer ends Monday
There is no such thing as smokeless coal, they are just hiding the smoke and burning wood only releases the CO2 that the tree absorbed whilst growing. I shall continue to burn logs and coal!
|Thread: New Nimrods arriving|
Should put the Russians in their place!
Sounds like zinctec steel.
|Thread: Anyone near me willing to help with bits & bobs?|
Can you do it by post?
|Thread: Laser Cutting Aluminium.|
Use laser cut mild steel all the time on vintage cars. I run a flap disc on the edges to take the scale off then draw file them. You would never know they were laser cut.
|Thread: Ally Pally Exhibition|
Very disappointing, won't be going next year. Seems to get smaller every year and real pain to get to!
|Thread: Converting guillotine from manual to air power.|
The formula is simple. Area of piston times pressure gives you force.
|Thread: Does a particular thread hold better into brass|
You could use other thread forms, acme, square, buttress or truncated.
|Thread: Best charts to find rod max / min diameters for BSW and Metric and BA|
How much?? I paid 50p for my copy!
|Thread: Colchester rescue.|
I worked on many Clochesters. I think the gear change levers are the same on all models just speeds will vary.
|Thread: magic 127 TOOTH ?|
The American and Scottish inch were longer and the French pouce was even longer at 27mm!
|Thread: Co2 emissions.. Steam or diesel best?|
Steam lorries are exempt from the London LEZ.
|Thread: Sent lathe back|
Perhaps someone in their workshop was not doing what they should have done. They obviously tried to resolve the problem and they did the honorable thing and took it back and refunded you.
|Thread: Opening a Port|
Yes that's the one, a typing error on my part. I ran a single 1 3/4" SU carb and 1 3/4" 3 branch stainless exhaust with this set up.
If you want to make your Minor go better. Try and get a 1295g head. These were fitted to Austin Princess 1100's. They have bigger valve and better ports. But you have to skim .125" of the head to get the comp ratio back up as these engines used flat topped pistons. I built a genuine 100 mph Minor Pick Up using all BMC parts except the exhaust manifold.
Try to not take too much material from the inlet ports as they way too big as standard to get optimum gas flow. If you are not competing in VSCC events, dividing the ports into four makes a big improvement.
|Thread: Any real risks corrosion etc combining aluminium and steel|
The tape Aston Martin used was a disaster as the cotton tape would dry out in the summer and absorb water in the winter which would cause the aluminium to rot like hell!
|Thread: Soldering with tin|
Pewter mugs are made from tin.
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