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: Needle roller shaft|
Imperial bearings are just as readily available as metric bearings. I have no trouble getting them and I am sure the Americans haven't yet switched to metric?
|Thread: Cigarette Papers|
I use green rizlas and they are about 1 thou thick.
|Thread: Hand Planer on ebay|
|Thread: Non standard taps - what are they ?|
M7 is very common on Bugattis among other odd threads.
|Thread: The story behind my forum image|
Our troops who were wounded in Afghanistan suffer a similar problem when put into an induced coma. When they come round they think they are still in Afghanistan when in reality they are safe in the UK. Must be pretty unsettling.
|Thread: goerge h alexander milling machine.|
The table unbolts from the carriage, the vertical head comes off and you can remove the large motor. I don't think you can break it down any smaller.
|Thread: Turret clock identification|
There two meanings to the term wrought iron. One refers to the material and one refers to the method of construction.
|Thread: EN1A or EN8 which is best for hot bending?|
Either will be suitable. I would thread them first. And like Thor said just leave them to cool slowly so as not to induce any hardness.
|Thread: Mild steel wheel blanks|
Depending on whether it was made from new mild steel or it was recycled mild steel will affect it's composition. Recycled mild steel can contain all sorts of unwanted crap including boron.
The only mild steel that I know that is made from raw iron ore is structural steel as this has to have a certificate of conformity. Where as run of the mill mild steel doesn't.
|Thread: inland seagulls|
We haven't got any down on the south coast anymore!
|Thread: Hammer Forging Firearms Barrels|
By forging the barrels, the steel becomes much stronger and denser. Also by forging there is no chance of any drill wander.
|Thread: Painting cast iron - What have I done wrong?|
New Hammerite is crap as the EU banned the use of chlorinated hydrocarbons which was the solvent used in the original mix.
|Thread: Fake Mitutoyo indicator on Ebay|
If it's too cheap, there is normally reason!
|Thread: Gearwheel key|
The key should only be used for location. The drive should be taken by the clamping forces of the bolt.
|Thread: Correct boring with a steady - advice please :-)|
On large hydraulic cylinders you will often see steady tracks machined on the outside.
Depends how you set the steady up as this can cause a taper. I normally set the job up using the tailstock to centre the job then set the steady up. Try running a clock gauge down the outside to make sure it is running parallel.
|Thread: Essential and non-essential workers lockdown rules|
There is NO restrictions on who can work and the Police are ignorant of the guidelines if they think only essential workers are allowed to work.
The guidelines clearly state:- work from home if possible. If this is not possible you may travel to work but must observe the two metre rule.
I am still working as I am a lone worker, I have my own workshops and no one else is near me.
If the Police try to stop me from working I will be seeing them in court seeking compensation as I am not entitled to any help from the government!
Edited By vintage engineer on 10/04/2020 10:42:49
|Thread: Will cash become obsolete ?|
I work in the vintage car world and we deal a lot in cash especially with French and German customers!
|Thread: New storage space|
In my workshop I used council slabs on top of slammed mot. They have moved in 10 years of driving cars on them.
|Thread: Wow, what a battery|
27 PP3 batteries will give you 243 volts dc!
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