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Thread: ignition of i/c engine
12/07/2021 13:27:54

Thank you for reply Jason ,Brian should be up now so I will send him an e-mail .


12/07/2021 09:18:52

I have finished the Rockerthump engine by Brian Rupnow and would like suggestions as to the ignition before TDC.The engine is single cylinder and has a 1.375 cylinder .


Thread: Upvc front door
11/07/2021 17:44:06

The locks on these doors need to be lubricated at regular intervals which seldom happens,it's not suprising that the parts wear out.


Thread: Drill sharpening?
08/07/2021 20:23:13

I always ground my drills freehand until a friend who was clearing his workshop came across a Delta drill sharpener.He didn't know how it worked and neither did I until I looked it up on the net and found out that it was missing some bits.I machined up the parts and coppied the instructions,bit of learning curve but when I got the hang of it I got good results.I think it was war surplus as it is American.The instructions I downloaded are very good.


Thread: Bureaucracy with a tinge of Madness
27/06/2021 19:32:01

When in business I paid my tax twice a year.After paying I got a letter from HMRC saying I had underpaid,by 2p I could leave it for six months and they would charge me interest on it.My wife who kept my books wasn't having any of this and posted the 2p in an envelope.We recieved a reciept for the 2p.How much it cost to action this for 2p I have no idea but it was more han 2p.


Thread: Ward Capstan Lathes
31/05/2021 14:40:29

I owned a Ward 2A which I bought to turn up the wheels of my 2" traction engine as they would not fit on my Myford.It cost £300 and I found it useful for many jobs,I loved the ridgity of it but it had a 5 horse single phase motor when starting I had to ease the clutch in slowly or all the house power would fuse.I neede the space so it had to go and I sold it to a local factory for whatI paid for it.


Thread: Any views on using Fairy Liquid in a concrete mix
25/05/2021 20:44:54

I have run several 4and 2 gangs of bricklayers and fairy is not used in concrete but is better than febmix in mortar and if you lay bricks with our local sand you would be pleased to add a dash of fairy .Used it for all of my fifty years in the building trade and of all of the washing up liquids fairy is the cheapest and best in the long run as you only use a squirt,and after all this time 10years since I retired I havn't seen any deteriation in the buildings I worked on.


Thread: Any info on this?
19/05/2021 20:47:57

I wonder if it is a wire tentioner for supporting chain link fencing.I have used one many years ago and it has some similarity ,but that one had a lever instead of handle.


Thread: Rectifying a mistake in a cylinder head.
16/05/2021 10:45:17

HI Jason,That is exactley what I have and after your advice I will proceed.Thanks.


16/05/2021 10:42:43

Hi David I am sorry but I can't upload into my album from my photographs .It's not that I have not in the past but I had three quick power cuts in 15 minutes a while back and as my computer was carrying iphoto which no longer exists,when we manages to get the router back to normal the computer had put the present photo package on which I am having difficulty in working.


16/05/2021 07:21:06

Having compleated the main machining on the cylinder head of the Brian Rupnow Rockerthump engine I was about to start the vave cages and noticed that they would protude into the combustion chamber.I found that the two step bore was to deep by 0.092" as I had read the drawing wrong and made the second bore the total depth of 0.196". I have made a washer 0.092 and propose to glue into place with J-B weld and drill and tap with a BA countersunk screw will this work as I have made a decent job of the cylinder head so far.


Thread: MIlling cutter pulling out of collet
09/05/2021 19:36:21

I have had cutters walk out of an ER 32 collet chuck.When I have to cut to a positive depth I use a Posiloc chuck and sometimes a Claire chuck and neither give any trouble.I still use Er collets for most work.


Thread: Plumbing mystery
15/04/2021 07:52:23

As Emgee suggests ,it could be a leaking waste. Behind the panel cut out a section of floor between joists and use a mirror and torch to trace the pipe and check for runs on the plaster board.


Thread: Spindle thread wont engage ml10...
11/04/2021 11:08:06

I bought an ML10 in 1976 from Myford and used it with a three jaw chuck and in 79 I bought a 4 jaw from Myford that would not go on.They were most helpful and sent a gentleman who came and used a thread chaser to ease the spindle thread with a good result.The journey from Myford to us must be 35miles,I wonder if the new Myford would be so helpful.


Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
07/04/2021 16:40:19

I finished the cylinder on the rockerthump engine of Brian Rupnows design,and have started on the piston which I have left to cool down before the final cuts.It took all morning to strip the cross slide and top slide and give the lathe a scrub down after turning the cast cylinder.


Thread: image size of photographs for albums
14/03/2021 12:53:43

I used to have i photo on my mac and I could transfer photo's to my album.We had a series of 3 power cuts in 15 minutes which caused us problems getting our computers running.We had to turn off the router and restart it after 20 minutes and we were back running,but i photo had been upgraded to the latest version which I am still trying to get my hesd round.My question is how many mb can my photo's be to transfer to my album they are 46mb and 43mb at the moment.


Thread: Digital Callipers - again
24/02/2021 21:06:38

I have a Baty digital which has been very good.


Thread: RR Merlin Scale Models
23/02/2021 22:25:21

I got the city wrong,it was Bingley Hall Birmingham that I saw the merlin engine.


Thread: Building a small bench
23/02/2021 21:57:05

I built my bench from 8'*3' pine with 4" legs with cross members to take an 8'sheetof 3/4"ply 2' 6" wide which I have now reduced to 6'.This bench is a mistake as one stores everything on top and one still works in a small space.I like the ply top as the tea does not get cold to soon and screwing items to the top is a bonus,and nicks in the edge are convenient for holding small items for filing.I have had this bench for 40 years and built it from spare materials off site when I was a site foreman.


Thread: RR Merlin Scale Models
23/02/2021 21:39:30

I saw a merlin engine model at a hall in Leicester that has burnt down I think.This would be around 40 years ago.It was run but I could not get near enough to see it,but boy could you hear it.At this show was an spectacular radial engine that I could never imagine having the skill to achieve anything like it and I haven't come anywhere close.


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