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: Odd bolt size|
Modern French cars are doing this to stop no dealer mechanics working on them!
|Thread: Please help machining|
Anything can be made. It's only dictated by time and money.
|Thread: Odd bolt size|
If you want odd bolts, try working on pre-war French cars! They made up their own sizes and pitches!
|Thread: Non-Drip Gloss Paint|
I have found the best paint is the ones that contain large amounts of lead. It goes on like a dream and leaves no brush marks.
|Thread: Have your fathers habits rubbed off on you. Just for fun|
I would get one fitted then you can ring when you want a cup of tea!
Hope not! He was a selfish alcoholic a**ehole!
|Thread: Making split bronze bearings [ silver soldering ]|
The best way is to use solder paste. Machine both halves flat, coat with solder paste, heat up till it melts then wipe off with a piece of leather. This should leave you with a couple of microns of solder on the bearings Now clamp the two halves together and heat up to fuse the two halves together. If you use too much solder you will have to shim the bearing after cleaning up.
|Thread: 1/2" x22tpi tap?|
I work on Bugatti's and they use M7, M9, M11, M15 etc!
|Thread: Steel identification|
Most scrap yards use these now, especially on stainless steel and ali-bronze.
There is a lot of difference. I have seen steering arms made from en8 snap like carrots! I always use en16t or 24t and so far none have ever broke.
I always mark offcuts with number stamps so I don't use the wrong steel for the wrong job.
You would need to do a lot of cutting to get your money back!
|Thread: Aluminium Firebox|
Molten aluminium and water is highly explosive!
|Thread: What thinner for Enamel paint.|
|Thread: Boiler material|
It depends what temperature you will running at. There must be a formula for calculating heat versus strength of steel. The higher the temperature the weaker the steel becomes. The comes a point where you get a sudden catastrophic failure, that's why steel beams in buildings have to be incased in plasterboard.
|Thread: If starting again, what would you buy with a budget of £5k?|
Not a lot! Might get some of the big stuff, lathe and mill not much else. A couple of years ago I did a rough calculation of the value of my tools and stopped when I got to £50K. Some of my Stahlwille spanners are over £30 each! A Hoffman dividing head second hand will set you back £500+
|Thread: How do you make a lifting eye|
It would be too hard to make a die and hammer them out as they are quite small.
They are normally drop forged,
|Thread: EN1a vs EN3 steel|
EN3 is a weldable mild steel. EN1A contains lead to give better finish but is crap to weld.
|Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay|
This looks like a bargain for someone. Lathe
|Thread: 3/16 bsw screws|
Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!
You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.
Click THIS LINK for full contact details.
For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.