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Thread: Motorcycle 'blipping'...
04/06/2019 07:39:20

Pete, Ducati V4 has auto blipper and cornering ABS, BMW S1000RR has auto blipper as well. Yamaha R1 is rumoured to be using a seamless shift gearbox from next year as used on MotoGP M1. Colin

Thread: Childhood diseases
23/05/2019 18:01:59

Sorry Neil, I had all the usual diseases as a child including Scarlet Fever so no aversion to dirt etc, but I was diagnosed Coeliac at the age of 71. it appears to be no respecter of age. When I was at school in the 50s there was at least one lad with leg braces due to Polio, not something you hear of now in the UK. Colin

Thread: Warrington Model Engineering Developments
20/05/2019 07:10:50

Thanks for that. Duncan, from phone number it must be over twenty years as 01... came in 1995.

19/05/2019 14:56:17

original post

19/05/2019 12:29:54

A repost from the VMCC forum, perhaps someone on here may be able to answer

Has anybody ever heard of Warrington Model Engineering Developments? I'm curious because a web search turned up only one reference to them, and that was just a request for more information. The reason for asking is that the previous owner of my Myford ML7 fitted a WMED "Easychange" unit, designed to allow switching between thread cutting and fine feed modes without having to alter the leadscrew gearing each time. Useful facility, but the downside of this increased functionality is less flexibility in the changewheel combinations that can be accommodated. Imperial threads are not an issue, but metric is less straightforward as became apparent yesterday when I needed to cut an M10x1.5mm thread. The WMED table calls for a 17 tooth changewheel which I don't have, and other potentially suitable combinations couldn't be made to fit. No Myford spares suppliers seem to list a 17 tooth part. I can complete the current job (sidestand pivot bolt for my K100RS) using a die, but it niggles that I couldn't use the lathe. If anyone has experience of this WMED unit then I'd be very interested.
Any comments appreciated.
Thanks, Philip

Thread: Irish Road Racing season on TV
02/05/2019 22:31:28

I rode at the Tandragee, Temple, Dundrod, Mid Antrim and the Carrowdore in the mid 60s to mid 70s, wonderful times even though in the early days we had no practice , just straight from paddock to grid. Soon twigged to go over a day earlier and try to get a drive round the circuit to get some idea which way to go! Colin

Thread: 1959 Nsu quickly
01/05/2019 07:04:02

Quickly, Capitanos, Capri, Norman Nippy, Raleigh Runabout, Phillips Panda, etc etc, worked on all of them in the 1960s. If you struggle for parts try the Buzzin Club. Lot of specialist suppliers in their magazine, but if you've restored it I suspect you may be a member already.

Thread: Myford Lathe on Ebay
10/03/2019 17:31:31

£1256 at the end.

Thread: New coffee maker - disgusting taste!
19/02/2019 06:27:06

I moved last year and found tea, Yorkshire Gold, had an oily film on the surface as it brewed. Turned out the water round here is much harder than I was used to so a quick bit of research was needed. Answer has turned out to be a Brita water jug. All tea or coffee water is filtered first and the difference is remarkable. As an aside, it is also noticeable after a shower how dry my skin feels, Vaseline lotion sorting that out. Colin

Thread: Chinese postal charges
11/01/2019 10:21:50

I think Ketan is taking pictures and measurements of The Great Wall so that he can ask Sieg to make a replica he can sell to Donald Trump. ( that Mexico will pay for ) Colin

10/01/2019 11:28:27

I've always believed that the Chinese government subsidised the postal charges, not so apparently.


Thread: Ukraine model engine factories
06/01/2019 11:44:26

Ref the DOHC Profi 50cc. Colin

Thread: Tungsten Alloy
23/12/2018 07:15:32

Duncan, explain what you want it for, pieces sometimes fail ultrasonic testing because of small voids in the matrix which is irrelevant for your application. Colin

Thread: Gatwick Drone 'Attack'
23/12/2018 07:10:26

About five years ago I was marshalling on the Isle of Man at the Manx Grand Prix and raised concerns about the probability of a drone being used to get video footage. The thought of a bike hitting one at 160 mph plus was enough to get an immediate ban on drone flying while the racing was in progress. Having seen the front of the works van after hitting a pheasant at 60 mph was evidence enough for me. Colin

Thread: Tungsten Alloy
22/12/2018 13:36:38

Duncan, On your doorstep.

I used to work for Elmet Alloys in Grappenhall, manufacturers of tungsten/copper for the spark machining industry and switchgear manufacturers. It is not really an alloy, as the tungsten powder is pressed with wax, formed, then put in a furnace with a calculated weight of copper or silver on top and as the copper melts it is drawn in by capillary action into the tungsten matrix. Initial pressing determines the density of the tungsten/wax and thus the percentage of copper it will take in. When Elmet was absorbed into GEC power Engineering at Trafford Park, some staff started VIP at Woolston. Colin

Thread: [Dremel or smaller size] Diamond Saw Blade
20/12/2018 22:57:25

On eBay, from China, but for £3 I will take a chance.


Thread: Fireworks Ban
07/11/2018 13:18:04

Watching the news last night and hearing of the attacks on the fire service crews by thugs with fireworks, then yes I would be in favour of public displays only. Colin

Thread: Problems with a breadmaker
25/09/2018 07:23:50

Unfortunately Coeliac disease is an auto immune disease not an intolerance. Blood tests were inconclusive for Coeliac and it was only confirmed after a second set of biopsy tests, very uncomfortable endoscopy I may say. The only bread that is edible so far is Marks and Spencer's, and I have tried several others including Genius. The amount I consume now wouldn't justify making my own I am afraid.

Apparently it isn't unusual according to the dietician to be diagnosed at my age, a low blood cell count being the warning sign that something was wrong, fortunately Coeliac being a less worrying problem than the first possible reason for a decreasing blood cell count. Sorry for taking this slightly off topic. Colin

24/09/2018 16:58:00

I find this a really irritating thread. About 6 months ago I was diagnosed as Coeliac ie no Gluten at all, really miss a nice baguette or Warburtons Toastie and don't mention shortbreads and egg custards.Colin

Thread: Small Brushless Motors - can they generate?
04/09/2018 22:27:20

Scitsu supply self contained rev counters, I use one on my Greeves. Just tape the sender wire to a ht lead, that's all.


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