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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.


Thread: lead acid battery charging, will this work
01/09/2018 06:34:11

All the info you need. Split chargers are fine for charging as you drive, automatically switches off so no current drawn when you start the car. You will only need a canbus system if you take the voltage from the supply at the rear lights afaik. Fitted one to a van conversion with no problems. Colin

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
30/07/2018 15:17:42

Who can forget Jasper Carrott and "Funky Moped" or Chris Spedding and "Motor bikin' "

Thread: Mail order ban on bladed products
11/07/2018 13:18:56

Section 15 bans mail order of bladed products, definition is a bit vague, basically anything that can cut skin. Could this include saw blades, chisels, lathe or milling tools, etc? there is a petition to amend. Colin


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
08/07/2018 22:55:49

Ronan, sorry, motorcycles are inanimate objects until a human sits on it. I have just spent today at Mallory Park on my Greeves Silverstone and it was only as dangerous as I made it. It was only a "parade" but it was as fast as I could go given my age and self preservation. Having raced in Ireland in the 60s and 70s and them Isle of Man it is purely a self challenging and determination to be better than my fellow man not a look at me attitude which seems to prevail today. Colin

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
17/06/2018 06:58:51

The best book I ever read about Vietnam and helicopters is Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. When I had a motorcycle shop in the 60s, not far from Burtonwood airbase, I became friends with a helicopter pilot and his crew chief who had done three tours in Vietnam. Scary stories. Colin

Thread: Thickening oil
17/06/2018 06:27:07

Available from Hichcocks Motorcycles for Royal Enfield gearboxes


Thread: Clean hands?
28/05/2018 21:29:18

Rob, are you using powder free gloves? Powdered are known to cause some problems. Colin

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