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Member postings for Maurice Taylor

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Thread: Help with car boot finds
14/11/2021 16:14:01

Hi, I’ve recently cleaned rusty tools in white vinegar ,soak overnight or longer ,then use wire brush ,steel wool or scotchbrite .


Thread: UK fires up old coal power plant as gas prices soar
07/11/2021 09:46:07

Hi, **LINK**     gridwatch uk


Edited By Maurice Taylor on 07/11/2021 09:47:18

Thread: Wanner grease-gun thread ?
02/11/2021 19:34:26

Hi,I made a new end for a grease gun and the thread was 1/8 bsp ,this is 0.383 in dia and 28 tpi . The same as what you have measured.

Drill a hole ,tap it 1/8bsp and see if it fits.


Thread: Small Hydraulic Press Tools
03/10/2021 18:24:37

This looks easy to scale down and make as bench press. It also has the workpiece at the bottom ,safer in my opinion .Looks like it can be made without welding.



Thread: Saving the Planet … or is it ?
27/09/2021 13:58:15

Hi, I remember Methane being pumped from fractured shale strata down coal mines more than 50 years ago,the strata fractured as the face moved forward . Holes were bored into the strata above the face ,pipes inserted and gas collected and pumped to the surface. This was at a depth of 2500 feet.

I can’t remember it ever affecting drinking water


Thread: Solar Panel Slew bearing, van hub?
21/09/2021 20:50:24

Hi, this unit contains the bearing .If you mount the side with 4 bolts to the static side of your pole and the side with 5 wheel studs to the panel side, Your panel will turn on the bearing.

This type of bearing is used on other 4x4 as well ,so should be very cheap at breakers yard.


21/09/2021 16:57:42

74d7e11e-7002-42e1-be2e-688719f91e43.jpegf1a0fe04-6c7c-445b-9fe9-43b57e8e6e4b.jpegHi would this type of bearing be ok,only needs your tube cutting and flanges welding on ends.Flanges would bolt to either side of bearing.

This is from front of a Discovery 2


Thread: Multimeter recommendations
07/09/2021 21:37:56
Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 07/09/2021 20:37:03:

Unfortunatly a cheap multimeter may not be safe. Anything new costing under £10 is unlikely to be properly designed and constructed to the standards required for safe use on mains.

Hi,you’ve just recommend one “72-13440” which is only £7.84 sold by CPC.


Thread: Electric motor speed
05/09/2021 10:01:33

Hi,Clive. Thank you for your explanation .


05/09/2021 09:21:24
Posted by Clive Foster on 04/09/2021 21:50:05:

Universal motors speed up until the load matches the drive power of the motor.

If run without load they just go faster and faster until they either seize or grenade.

Generally universal motors carry a cooling fan which presents enough load under overspeed conditions to prevent grenade. Usually.


Hi,Why doesn’t a mains electric drill with no load go faster and faster and seize ? These have brushes.


Thread: Looking for a compact and safe mains lead connector
01/09/2021 16:39:05

Hi, MichaelG , Is it possible to open the case of the unit ,if it is you could unsolder original cable and solder new cable in its place.


01/09/2021 15:35:42

Hi, Buy a lead with C7 on one end and C8 on the other . Cut this lead close to plug end ,cut flash head cable close to flash head ,solder wires together and use heat shrink to cover joint . Fit mains plug to other end of socket cable.


31/08/2021 21:23:06

Hi, Why not do it the easy way ,use a 2 pin garden equipment plug and socket cable joiner.


Thread: Getting Myford oiled up
09/08/2021 19:41:15

Hi,When I got my ML7 ,I got an old oil gun from a steam rally for a couple of quid ,it did not fit the nipples on the ML7.

Then I used the ML7 to make a new end for the oil gun ,this fitted the nipples.

Job done easy, ML7 oiled.


Thread: Timeing
07/08/2021 19:52:57

Hi ,It could have wasted spark ignition ,where the plug fires once every rev .This is used in most modern car petrol engines.


Thread: Leveling machines
05/08/2021 19:57:31
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 05/08/2021 19:16:10:
Posted by not done it yet on 26/07/2021 16:50:51:

Questions: Are boats level, when at sea? If they needed to be precisely level to the planet Earth surface, how did the navy cope with all those Drummonds during the war?

Not only are ships not level, they roll, yaw, pitch, hog and sag! And if the wave length is just right, repeated hogging and sagging doesn't take long to break a ship in half.

Got me wondering how violently a lathe could be moved before it stopped cutting straight. Myfords would be no good in an airliner because a sharp dive would empty all the oil out, but I think they would cut OK until the bearing seized. Not a problem with well-designed Chinese lathes because they would work OK upside down!



Hi,please explain where oil would empty from a Myford.They have a total loss system fed by two glass sealed oilers.

Thank you


Thread: New Chuck won’t screw on
21/07/2021 19:40:29

Hi ,I had the same problem with a backplate for an ML7, I bought a tap ,tapped the hole and backplate went on ok by hand


Thread: Digital CNC phase converter build
20/07/2021 16:47:51

Would a 3 phase diesel generator 5.5kVA from Machine-mart be suitable

Thread: Another dirty Brian trick - reversing the chuck
25/06/2021 18:54:26

Hi,A 1/2 hp Brook motor on an ML7 takes nearly 50A for 100mS on start ,this will sometimes trip a domestic mcb but probably wouldn’t trip an inductive load mcb ,as previously mentioned .An earth leakage fault would trip the elcb not the mcb.


Thread: Honda 125 electrics
28/03/2021 18:25:08

Hi ,please don't waste your time looking for faults until you've run the engine and then switched everything on and checked the battery voltage and that it's charging.

I think the lights used to dim at tickover anyway on a 6volt system.


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