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: Measurements from the past|
I have seen references to 1/128"
I worked for an engineering company and one of the inspectors was German. We asked him how many thou's were in an inch and his reply was there must be hundreds!
|Thread: Welding wrought iron|
The problem is the make up, is a semi laminar construction with all sorts of crap between the layers.
I don't know which idiot decided it would be a good idea to cut down all the wrought iron railings for the war effort. Because they are of no good what so ever for making steel!
You can use Dissimilar welding rods but you need a stick welder.
|Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'|
I reckon it's the Russians testing the effects of economic warfare.
|Thread: Alum as metal remover.|
What material is carb?
|Thread: Modern efficiency !!!!!!!!!|
I run a petrol Ford P100 that just keeps going on, I also run a Jeep Cherokee 4.0 petrol that is absolutely bomb proof. The emissions don't meet modern standards, but the emissions from buying new cars or spares far out weigh that.
|Thread: Jaguar XK8|
|Thread: What material is it|
Ali-bronze! It's s**t!
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 16/12/2018 13:05:19
|Thread: Straightening coiled small steam pipe.|
Could try hanging it up with a large weight on the end.
|Thread: Gloss to Flatt|
You can getting flatting agents for oil and cellulose paints.
|Thread: Grinder wanted on South Coast|
The parts are too valuable to post.
I need a couple of small shafts ground round. Anyone on the south coast with an external grinder who could help with this.
|Thread: traction engine wheels|
You can drill hole trough the outer rim an spot weld them with a mig welder. This will cut down distortion
|Thread: Tungsten Alloy|
F1 used to use mallory metal for crankshaft balance weights but now they use incapsulated DU.
|Thread: Workshop security - CCTV|
Good quality locks, any padlock under £50 isn't worth using, minimum 5 lever mortice locks, 7 lever are better. Steel doors and very heavy bars on all windows.
If the building is wooden, the best answer is steel reinforcing mesh screwed on all the walls and ceiling.
I know supermarket cash rooms have expand metal mesh screwed to all surfaces before plastering.
Don't rely on them being caught stop, the buggers getting in is the best answer.
One of my shipping containers has been attacked 4 times and they still haven't got in yet!
|Thread: Unnecessary waste of paper|
You will find that most of this paper is due to EU rules and they harp on about saving the environment!
|Thread: Schmidt Couplings|
Does anyone have any drawings for a Schmidt coupling or where I can buy one about 25mm diameter?
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