Here is a list of all the postings Maurice Taylor has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Honda 125 electrics|
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.
|Thread: 1960's Car Steering Wheel Taper Angle|
Hi, Search forum for “ml7 top slide angle limitations “. It appeared on the forum on 11/03/21.
Hi, According to Motalita website taper is 8 degrees and 9.96mm long.
|Thread: Tea Spoons|
Milton contains sodium hypochlorite as does Domestos , I use Domestos to clean spoons as it takes far less time to do the job.
|Thread: Flat bottomed hole with a boring bar - technique?|
Hi, I’m not able to give any advice on how to do the job,but I think it would be best to practice what others have suggested on a piece of scrap .
|Thread: How do I get the bearings out of this?|
Have you got a 3 leg puller,you could use it to try to push the shaft out .This might work ,it might not but worth a try.
Edited By Maurice Taylor on 10/03/2021 18:42:51
|Thread: Home Made Rear Toolpost Issue|
Hi ,I adjust the center height on mine by fitting shims between toolpost and cross slide
|Thread: Help needed, can't release cast iron wheel|
Hi, I would try a 10ton hydraulic 3 leg puller and hit it with a big hammer.
|Thread: Inherited ML7 in need of some love - where to start?|
Hi, In my opinion the only way to do this properly is to strip it completely , but do not remove the headstock from the bed .
Try to get the chuck off first ,using as little force as possible ,if it won’t move ,put the chuck and spindle in a bucket of diesel to soak while continuing with rest of strip down.
When it’s in bits ,it will be easier to clean and check countershaft bearings and clutch properly.
Its as easy to do it properly as it is to bodge it by cleaning a bit here and there and getting it turning.
Take plenty of photos and put nuts screws etc in labelled jars
|Thread: Home Made Rear Toolpost Issue|
Hi ,I use a single bolt rear toolpost with my Myford,it works alright .Try a proper tee bolt ,before doing anything complicated. There are plenty on Ebay.
Edited By Maurice Taylor on 01/03/2021 23:40:59
|Thread: Is an internet connection essential to run Ardunio programs|
Hi ,regarding nano not working with XP machine ,the XP machine probably has a RS232 port, you could get a USB 2 to RS232 adapter from an ebay seller and try that.
|Thread: Steam engine , to start a steam engine|
Hi, most of the factory that built this has just been demolished and a housing estate is being built on the site.
|Thread: crane uprate - where would you add some metal ?|
Hi,thanks for your reply.I agree with what you say.I still don’t understand how the 200kg load in Reg’s post is 1.5m in the air if it only just off the floor.If the 200kg was 1.5m in the air, the base of the load would be 1.5m from the floor,then you would move at your peril.
If it was just off the floor ,you would only need to stop it swinging. I’ve done this with a 250kg engine and gearbox
Hi,Could you please explain why the mass would appear to be 1.5m off the floor ,if say you’d only lifted it 10mm.
Hi, just looked at my Draper 1 tonne engine crane , I don’t think any of the steelwork is designed to fail ,every bolt is a 14mm 8.8. Why would any body design steelwork to fail when it includes a hydraulic ram.The ram will probably have a yield valve to prevent it being overloaded.
Regarding the castors it is easier to control with only 2 swivels ,think supermarket trolley with 4 swivels ,goes anywhere.
Edited By Maurice Taylor on 10/02/2021 11:00:52
|Thread: Bridgeport power feed|
Hi, if you use a yellow site transformer ,make sure neither side of the items to be supplied are earthed,The 110volt from a site transformer is center tapped ,with center tap earthed.
|Thread: Fast charging anyone?|
Hi,I’ve worked it out ,I think. Car travelling at 60mph using 300Wh per mile will use 0.3 x 60 =18kWh to do 60miles.
This means an 18kW motor is needed (18kWh divided by 1h).
Then I googled power needed to keep a constant speed of 60mph this was19kW.
Please somebody correct if wrong.
Edited By Maurice Taylor on 19/01/2021 19:44:15
Hi ,please correct me if I’m wrong but shouldn’t the unit per mile be “Wh” ,I think this is were any confusion is coming from.
|Thread: Viewing online archive|
Hi,I can still access all back issues with old mini Ipad ,using Safari and Model Engineer website.
|Thread: Disposable Gas Bottles|
Hi,I remember compression fittings being used on hydraulics down the pit .I used to fit them on 50mm steel pipes that carried soluble oil mixed with water at a pressure of 4000psi and 200gpm.They were often a mile in length.
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