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Member postings for MichaelR

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Thread: Stuck oil filter
12/09/2019 10:05:13

Years ago when I did my own oil and filter changes if I had a stubborn filter housing I used a Chain Wrench Here my car at that time was a Ford Cortina, If you get the filter off smear the sealing ring with a bit of oil before screwing the new filter up tight this helps to stop the sticking problem.


David beat me to it 

Edited By MichaelR on 12/09/2019 10:06:03

Thread: Myford 254 Apron
30/08/2019 14:45:50

The 254 has laminated shims between the left and right hand keep plates and saddle, they look like washers the fixing bolts go through them.

The above refers to the saddle adjustments fitting.


Edited By MichaelR on 30/08/2019 15:11:57

Edited By MichaelR on 30/08/2019 15:13:23

Thread: Water pump dimensions
20/08/2019 20:09:27

I think this drawing is the D&NY water pump, there seems to be a difference in the pump ram and pump bore dimensions, looks like the pump bore is the wrong size


Thread: Looking for a locking stay for machine canopy.
12/08/2019 19:47:14

Hold Open Stay Here may be what you are looking for.

Thread: Fire door
05/08/2019 08:46:38

Garry, This is John Hainings standard 2" scale fire door as fitted to D&NY hope it helps.

fire door 4.jpg

Thread: Is there a type of Sellotape/"sticky-backed-plastic" that forms a PERMANENT bond
30/07/2019 19:14:58

Model aircraft hinge tape may suit your project Here


Thread: Up and over door seal
30/07/2019 09:35:01

This for UP and Over door floor seal Here

Thread: New member seeking advice
25/07/2019 15:14:09

The Zyto lathe will be around 1950s vintage, why not put it on the Forum For Sale Ads.


Edited By MichaelR on 25/07/2019 15:15:47

Thread: Unknown object
20/07/2019 08:35:32

It could be something to do with tying fishing flies !!


Thread: Angle grinders - Dangerous or not
19/07/2019 08:55:44
Posted by john carruthers on 19/07/2019 08:45:58:

What could possibly go wrong? wink

carving disc link

There are some lethal looking attachments on that link, sends a shiver up the spine.


Thread: Kennions Excellent Service
16/07/2019 13:56:21

I ordered castings yesterday from GLR Kennions, and this morning the carrier arrived with my parcel now that's what I call first class service, the castings are good quality and very well packaged.

Full marks from a very satisfied customer .


Thread: Wanted ... design for snifting valve suitable for large boilered Tich.
10/07/2019 15:35:55

Mike, These snifting valves are From LBSC The Live Steam Book.


Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
06/07/2019 08:53:13
Posted by derek blake on 30/05/2019 23:24:23:

Thank you Paul, I’m actually having difficulties with the diff at the moment.

when it’s all assembled on the axial and wheel fitted its locked up, I’m guessing the gears are too tight so I’m going to try some shims to push the gears apart slightly hopefully this will free it up as it’s awful at the moment and won’t rotate.

Another thing, with a three pinion diff the spacing of the pinions have to be equal if there is any discrepancy the diff will lock, worth checking your spacings.


Thread: A puzzling design in Nurnberg museum
28/06/2019 20:11:11

Tim, Is this what you were looking at LINK I have given myself a head ache trying to visualise how that motion operates it is certainly interesting. Scroll down a little to see picture.


Edited By MichaelR on 28/06/2019 20:12:39

Thread: Total newbie question - Collet identification
22/06/2019 17:02:00

Rik, Your collet looks if it may be for a Die Grinder Link


Edited By MichaelR on 22/06/2019 17:02:55

Thread: Historic Frogs
20/06/2019 16:15:16

Brick Frog.

brick frog.jpg

Thread: How to de-oil an oilstone?
20/06/2019 16:03:21

Boiling in water and detergent will shift all the oil from the stone.


Thread: War o wm18
18/06/2019 11:50:14

On my WM18 I altered the position of the counter unit as in photo. Mike.

Mod 1

Thread: Drawing errors for LBSC Maisie
10/06/2019 19:20:34

I built a Masie and found that the reverser frame needs to be moved to the rear of the footplate for a bit more operating room, as in the position shown on the drawing the reverser when in full forward gear is nearly up against the backhead making it difficult to hook a finger around to move the lever back to mid gear or reverse, and that backhead gets hot !!


Edited By MichaelR on 10/06/2019 19:23:29

Thread: What is this tool?
30/05/2019 18:55:03

It's a Watchmakers double ended scriber Here

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