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: 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!
|Thread: Alexander/Deckel Mill|
Does anyone have plans or drawings for making a riser block for the vertical head?
|Thread: New design of mains plug?|
Doesn't CE stand for China Export?
|Thread: Websites for the Bored|
Well Rolls Royce Cars are and they are made in Germany.
|Thread: Silver soldering zinc plated steel|
Metal fume fever can be fatal! Metal fume fever
Malt vinegar saturated with table salt will remove zinc over night.
|Thread: New storage space|
I did a similar thing. I just bolted a length of channel section to wall on both sides, then removed them after fitting a lintel,
|Thread: Powder coating|
At the end of the day YOU may call it what you like but it is plastic and it's cheap nasty crap product.
Try looking at the bottom of road sign posts and you will see how bad it is. The only finish that lasts on exterior steel work is galvanising!
Powder coating is a plastic coating despite what everyone tell you. It is a cheap and quick process that gives an excellent finish for manufacturers and does not last and will fail as soon as you break the surface!
|Thread: Coal being phased out|
All inert gases are asphyxiant gases in the right concentrations. I remember when Halon was replaced with Inergen gas which was much safer to humans as it still contained oxygen.
Helium has been used in the USA to kill people as it leaves no trace and undetectable!
Posted by Hopper on 01/03/2020 05:55:29:
Funny how commercial tomato growers have to increase co2 levels to 1000ppm to achieve viable crops?
Well if the green idiots get there way we will all die out anyway, but we will leave a barren lifeless planet behind. If we reduce the earth's co2 level below 300ppm most of the plants will die out!
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