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Thread: binding
08/07/2021 18:44:33

Have you checked the wheel quartering.

Thread: Centaur Carburettor
02/07/2021 14:02:05

On my Centaur carburettor I just had the plain seating no groove as I couldn't see the reason for having a groove, the engine ran and started with no problems.

Michael

Thread: Strimmer /BrushCutter any recommendations ?
01/07/2021 18:48:15

I have a Honda Strimmer Brush Cutter a 4 Stroke OHV never missed a beat had one new plug in 5years I change the oil regularly not cheap but worth the price.

Mike.

Thread: Gamage's Steam Engine
24/06/2021 14:49:53
Posted by Roderick Jenkins on 24/06/2021 14:18:42:

Are you sure you can match the superfine limits available from die casting? wink

Rod

And also the 16/- price tag frown However it's going to make a nice engine.

Michaelr

Thread: GigaFactory
16/06/2021 09:41:12
Posted by Nigel Graham 2 on 16/06/2021 00:43:33:

Sorry Bazyle but that idea is just not tenable for many thousands of people who like me could not re-charge a car at home, and in many cases may not be able to do so at their destinations either.

What of all those who live in large blocks of flats, flats above town-centre shops; terraced houses built before motor-cars were common, or even invented? (As I do)

In homes built without drives, on banks well above or below the road level?

In trendy modern housing-estates built to resemble olde-worlde villages, with limited and scattered parking areas?The vague hope was that such pseudo-villages, like the Middle Farm estate (so-called ' Poundbury ' ) near Dorchester, in Dorset, would include or be very close to the places of employment etc. of residents, whom would appear assumed not to have lives outside of home and work. I think it was Government policy not so long ago to encourage such developments precisely to discourage car ownership.

Such motorists have to take pot-luck on where they park; so will need ready access to convenient public charging-points just as most (though by no means all) presently have ready access to convenient filling-stations. And the time to wait in long, long queues.

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I think vast numbers of people will be forced off the roads by cost and practicality

Electric cars are very, very expensive new, and not very likely to drop sufficiently in price for any but those who can also afford homes with private drives and chargers. Low-price second-hand battery-electric cars are likely to be too expensive for many because the low price is due to its costly batteries having about expired. Sooner or later the revenue lost by reduced liquid-fuel sales will likely force the government to tax car electricity, and that possibility may be why if you have a high-power charger at home it has to have its own meter.

Practicality? Well, as above. If you cannot charge the car at home you are forced to use public chargers, and what takes 5 minutes now will take (by equivalence) 15 minutes or more, per car - and for less range, so something needing very careful thought.

How do you pay, too? I have seen no charging-points with card-readers, apparently intending paying the unstated cost by "smart"-phone... assuming all motorists have or will want such a 'phone, good 'phone signals, and you don't mind the added 'phone contract and middle-man fees. It assumes the only charger for miles around on a dark cold wet night will be a) working, b) not in a radio shadow, c) compatible with your car and phone - the government making no attempt to enforce both easy payment and single-standard electrics.

For example, from my home in the South of England to my caving-club in Yorkshire is 300 miles / 8 hours by petrol car, with about 100 miles on ordinary roads. To my brother near Glasgow is some 400miles, 8/9 hrs, about 80 miles non-motorway. These would become expeditions, especially in Winter when I would need prepare for far longer times and take warm clothing, hot drinks, and even a precautionary sleeping-bag. At least if I did not carry much with me, both are accessible by train, via Bristol - the club is close to a station on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.

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I think many people's lives will become very limited or even very isolated; and all sorts of leisure and social activities, groups, venues etc. will be curtailed or ended, at great financial and cultural cost to the country with little real return for the overall good; climate-change notwithstanding.

 

 

Edited By Nigel Graham 2 on 16/06/2021 00:45:55

Nigel, Your letter has outlined very practical thinking on the future of the coming electric car era and matches a lot of my own thinking, and as you say a lot of peoples motoring lives will change, I live in a area where to get to the motorway system and major trunk roads there will be for the electric car some power sapping hills to climb, and with that will be the stress of the thought will I get to the next charging point.

However I'm at that age that I won't have to bother about the coming change to motoring.

MichaelR

 

 

Edited By MichaelR on 16/06/2021 09:43:30

Thread: Myford 254 S
11/06/2021 18:17:03
Posted by Ian Hewson on 11/06/2021 18:07:53:

If I remember correctly the 254s uses standard D1-3 chucks.

Ian

As Ian says the lathe uses the D1-3 Chucks/Backplates the non standard spindle still has the D1-3 nose taper all you need is to remove the D1-3 pins from the chuck and replace with suitable threaded studs and nuts. Same with a backplate..

 

Edited By MichaelR on 11/06/2021 18:18:31

Thread: 1940s
24/05/2021 20:33:42

Can somebody explain why these double post's happen.

Michaelr

24/05/2021 20:33:41

Can somebody explain why these double post's happen.

Michaelr

24/05/2021 20:31:46

Not quite the 1940s, but at 15 years old in 1951 I started to serve my time as a apprentice joiner and was given a spokeshave by a retired joiner as can be seen it is definitely a make do and mend job, the tool was made by E Preston and Son Birmingham.

spokeshave.jpg

spokeshave..jpg

Edited By MichaelR on 24/05/2021 20:32:29

24/05/2021 20:31:45

Not quite the 1940s, but at 15 years old in 1951 I started to serve my time as a apprentice joiner and was given a spokeshave by a retired joiner as can be seen it is definitely a make do and mend job, the tool was made by E Preston and Son Birmingham.

spokeshave.jpg

spokeshave..jpg

Thread: Flux for soft-soldering stainless steel
22/05/2021 19:21:15

Phosphoric Acid based flux Here

Thread: Penetrating Sealant
12/05/2021 09:08:22

You could try a very low viscosity Super Glue which will wick into the leaking area, of course the offending area will have to be well cleaned of other sealant.

MichaelR

Another double post ?

Edited By MichaelR on 12/05/2021 09:08:59

12/05/2021 09:08:21

You could try a very low viscosity Super Glue which will wick into the leaking area, of course the offending area will have to be well cleaned of other sealant.

MichaelR

Thread: Does anyone know what this is for?
27/04/2021 19:15:17

I still don't know what this item is but trawling the internet for similar looking machines with plain and serrated rollers I still think it is connected with leather work and it could be what is called a Leather Skiver/Splitter or maybe not.

It's certainly caught my interest.

MichaelR

25/04/2021 20:45:35

A very non educated guess, Could it be some sort of leather embossing machine.

Mike..

Thread: Boiler lagging
19/04/2021 16:49:00

Hi Garry,

On my Durham & NY I used Glass Fibre chopped strand mat, the type used for car body work patching, I had my engine a lot of years and the lagging showed no problems.

MichaelR

Thread: Any Ideas please?
13/04/2021 16:15:45

Jason, Now that I have looked closer I think you are right saves having to split the strap.

Mike.

13/04/2021 14:04:25

Of all the points made about the engines construction has any one noticed the eccentric strap which seems to be made from a hexagon nut and not split, so is the sheave in two pieces ?

I like that engine it's different.

Mike.

Thread: Steam oil
05/04/2021 19:45:16

Hi, As has been said running on air you will need a thinner oil, having said that it sounds like your oil pump got air locked next time you run the engine slacken the oil pipe union off at the connection that goes into the cylinder, when you get a weep of oil retighten the connection.

Mike.

Double post for some reason

Edited By MichaelR on 05/04/2021 19:46:22

05/04/2021 19:45:14

Hi, As has been said running on air you will need a thinner oil, having said that it sounds like your oil pump got air locked next time you run the engine slacken the oil pipe union off at the connection that goes into the cylinder, when you get a weep of oil retighten the connection.

Mike.

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