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Thread: Tool info
13/03/2020 18:29:14
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 13/03/2020 18:10:38:

It’s an olive cutter for removing olives from copper pipe

I'll second that. Here

Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
10/03/2020 19:27:43

Are your bearings the spilt type ? if so you will be able to take up that very slight play, another area that can cause a knock is the cross head pin bearing, my D&NY engine always had a knock in that area until I fitted a lubricator as photo.

lubricator cup cross head pin.jpg

05/03/2020 22:17:54
Posted by duncan webster on 05/03/2020 21:43:25:

Just had a close look, mine has a slot right across which could be used to tighten it up perhaps? Page 22 of the manual refers, but nothing about adjusting it. Does your manual mention it Michael?

Duncan, My manual doesn't mention anything about feed shaft clutch adjustment, The tool list for the lathe includes a Slotted nut spanner (Feed shaft adjusting) which came with my lathe.


05/03/2020 20:10:56

On my 254s the clutch is at the same position as on Duncan's lathe, but mine is adjustable it has a "C" spanner that has two lugs that engage in slots in the clutch and was supplied with the lathe when I bought the Lathe from Myfords.


Thread: DVLA Scam
28/02/2020 14:58:46

I got side tracked to that site when taxing my car, then realising after signing up that it was nothing to do with the DVLA, I returned to the site and found that I could cancel if done within a certain time which I did. (You don't get the 50P back) but you get conformation that your account is closed.

Vehicle Information - Account Closed
Your Vehicle Information account has now been closed. You will no longer be able to access your account and you will receive no further charges from us

Edited By MichaelR on 28/02/2020 15:00:01

Thread: Where's the spindle lock?
20/02/2020 19:23:31

img_0098.jpg The spindle on my grinder is on the top of the front housing.img_0096.jpg

Edited By MichaelR on 20/02/2020 19:24:54

Edited By MichaelR on 20/02/2020 19:26:35

Thread: Why?
18/02/2020 15:47:54

As pic im1951benn-tap.jpg

Thread: Locked out of computer
15/02/2020 09:02:24

Not a computer expert, but it sounds as though the computer power supply unit has gone.

Thread: Propane gas adapter
10/12/2019 15:27:26

The fitting on the gas pipe should be threaded and will fit a standard hand held canister with the male threaded fitting.

See Here I use a Rothenberg canister with fitting similar to your gas valve.


Thread: Long bed lathes affected by the tide
29/11/2019 14:43:57

I have heard of the tide effect from a engineer who worked in a large engineering company, the workshop was situated very near the shore line.


Thread: Back saw for cutting steel and brass?
27/11/2019 13:41:41

Fine saws for wood and non ferrous metals Here may be something that may serve your purpose scroll down the page..


Edited By MichaelR on 27/11/2019 13:44:38

Thread: Traction Talk Forum
13/11/2019 14:46:03

Thanks everyone I will do the same and ignore.


13/11/2019 08:58:41

I have just tried to access the Traction Talk Forum, and all I get is the warning This Site Is Not Secure go back to your start page.

Has anyone on this forum who may have visited the TT forum had this warning.

Link to TT forum.


Thread: new computer
03/11/2019 17:47:03

As a very satisfied customer have a look at this company Here I have had my computers built to my requirements by this company they will give you all the help you need in choosing what you require.

I have a All in One built by the above.


Thread: kerry ag lathe
22/10/2019 18:35:58

This may help Link 


Edited By MichaelR on 22/10/2019 18:37:03

Thread: Red Wing build article
01/10/2019 15:07:12

A very good pictorial build site for the Red Wing Here you may have already come across this site.


Thread: Worried
26/09/2019 19:09:32

What bothered me when we went decimal I lost a 140 pence from my pound sterling, or did I ?, !!


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


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