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Member postings for Brian Morehen

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Thread: Faircut Lathe Advice
08/04/2021 12:27:14

I have a Junior model that i bought from the widow of a retired bank manager who used to build petrol model racing cars and engines this came with a considerable amount of extras including model engine books and tools together with 4 jaw chuck and faceplate which has 6" chuck that fits. This I bought in 1976.When I set it up I had a friend who was a retired engineer who checked it over for me who had heard about the owner which let us to belief that he was the original owner. Over the years i have often looked for parts etc without success . I did fit a 4" 3 Jaw chuck and had a faceplate made for same by a friend as a favor for a favor. My only regret is I never had time to make anything because I was self employed and afraid work came first. They were well made and seem to still be around how many still exist in working order the figure is unknown....I did find someone locally to me who had rebuilt one but was unable to contact. The price does seem a little on the high side it really depends what you want to do and whether you want to rebuilt and make your own bits.

Good luck Bee.M

Thread: Replacment oil can spout
06/04/2021 08:00:46

Have bought replacement in the past , a few years ago , today a possible big question.

Thread: Noise from Crompton Parkinson 3 phase 1/2 HP motor
01/04/2021 20:31:10

Are your sleeve bearings white metal and are slighly dammaged so causeing a problem in one direction worth checking. good luck

Regards Bee.m

Thread: Power supply companies.
31/03/2021 18:15:37

Have just moved back to Ovo No problems all whent ahead is advised and on time.Give them a call.

Regards Bee.m

Thread: Junior hacksaw blades
07/03/2021 08:40:58

I always smear Both types of hacksaw blades with some lathe cutting oil makes life so much more easier also st ops clogging and seems to make the blades last longer . give it try.

Regards to all Bee M

Thread: Help needed, can't release cast iron wheel
06/03/2021 16:53:56

Try any penetrating oil around the joint between the pulley and shaft even when hot this sometimes works . Worth second look as suggested look around the pulley for a Allen screw buried into the shaft and lost underneath the paint

Good luck Bee.M

Thread: RCD Tripping
26/02/2021 18:44:49

if you have airline try blowing everything out for a few mind and then try again ay work.

Good Luck Bee.M

Thread: Twin Mill\Drill Overheating.
26/02/2021 18:28:08

A great friend of mine no longer with us . I well remember him saying a man must have put it together we just have to get it in bits to repair it.

Good luck Bee M

Thread: Boxford electrical problem
23/02/2021 07:54:15

A common fault two much grease pumped in which has now jammed the centrifugal switch have seen this problem many times , I think you have now got to strip and clean your motor looks like you my have over greased your motor

Regards Bee.m

22/02/2021 08:14:04

Big question is the motor 3phase or single phase . My guess is single phase if so a very common problem the centrifugal switch has stuck . does happen if the motor has been used for some time . does the motor run on its own if everything else has been disconnected IE the drive belts . More info may provide the right answer from someone.

Regards Bee,M

Thread: Pipe bending
14/02/2021 11:59:21

What happen to the wood block with a hole in for bending conduit , never did get the hang of it , Copper pipe with either a internal spring or external spring was a lot better to work with . The bending machine gave us all of the answers when invented even with hydraulic models for forming bends in steam pipe. How things and times have changed .

Regards Bee,M

Thread: Help with lathe motor, running hot and then smoking..
25/01/2021 13:18:22

This looks very much like the Centrifugal Switch has stuck the part of this switch is the sleeve that moves on the armature shaft disconnect the start winding and changeover to the run winding . when this does not change the motor runs hot very quickly and starts to smoke , You are going to have to dismantle the motor to check for problem does happen when a motor has not been used for some time.

Regards Bee.M

Thread: Motor reverse switch 3 phase
23/01/2021 12:26:42

The last one i fitted had a handle in the middle on the side which was of . Pushed up gave you one direction and down the opposite direction you the needed a separate Switch for on and off because the first one was just for rotation , I think this was a MEM switch.

Good Luck Bee,M

Thread: Whats the right material to make a compressor valve pestel?
08/01/2021 13:40:19

Pestel is a new product name i have not heard off . Pressure valve that i have used have a O ring in the seat that can be replaced when they leak your valve sounds like a non return valve ? I have repaired a automatic pressure switch with a small piece of fine rubber sheet which is still working . If you have any more info I bet some one will have some info.

Regards Bee.M

Thread: chuck removal from speed reducer
04/01/2021 15:25:29

Close the chuck jaws up Fit the chuck key as if you where using some to tighten hold the wheel and give the chuck key a sharp tap job done chuck loosened.

Regards Bee M

Thread: Myford super 7 lathe tripping consumer rcd
02/01/2021 17:42:34

From the way i am reading your problem the RCD is in your house . What else have you got on the same circuit in your workshop that is using energy .The starting load that your lathe requires may just be enough to overload the RCD and cause it to trip, worth checking or just switch everything else of in your workshop and then try starting your lathe What size is the RCD that trips ? Or are you getting and voltage drop due to the extra load. some RCD have been increased a small amount in size IE 15amp to 16amp.

Regards Bee.M

Thread: What air compressor should I buy?
31/12/2020 18:21:21

.Most compressors over 25 Lt Air storage capacity are like Steam Boilers they require Insurance Cover and a yearly inspection together with a certificate that is valid for a further year. Always assuming that you get it insured ....

I had this problem for many years because it is classed as a pressure vessel. like steam boilers and stills.. Worth checking if the law has changed. Its at least 10 yrs since Ii striped any thing for inspection

Now retired regards.


Thread: cateracts.
26/12/2020 13:25:43

Nice to hear you have both cataracts removed . had the same op just over 2 yrs ago now waiting to have YAG posterior capsulotomy on both eyes sometime in 2021 The Optician stated when i had a eye test you have secondary cataracts.


Thread: Cutting copper tube square
22/12/2020 08:49:38

A jubilee clip on the pipe will give you a guide for your hacksaw for nearly the whole cut then remove the clip for the last bit you need to cut and take your time good luck.


Thread: Another engineering masterclass
25/11/2020 19:34:23

Just had a quick look on the net , Looks like a long time is going to be spent reading through al[ of this info , One clever Guy

Regards to all Bee M

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