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Member postings for Windy

Here is a list of all the postings Windy has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Pools Special Back Gear
05/03/2021 20:02:36

I had a Pool Special in 1970 the previous owner had machined the headstock and made spindle bearing detachable top clamps so spindle could be lifted out.

Thread: Help needed to lift bandsaw curse.
28/02/2021 23:33:41

I bought an Aldi Workzone portable bandsaw in 2019 apart from the vice which works better now after a few mods have been pleased with it.

The blade with it worked well and cut 100mmØ ally and en24t 50mmØ plus lumps of rectangular ally bar that stretched it to its size limit.

The cut finish was equal to a friends professional metal bandsaw.

After many cuts had to replace the blade as it broke as a cut piece moved it was a 2 metre lump of 50mmØ en24t.

Had bought a pack of 3 better quality blades as spares replacement blade had that annoying blade weld click but has not altered the quality of cut.

Did wonder if should try to smooth the blade weld but decided to leave alone.

Thread: What Did You Do Today 2021
17/02/2021 04:12:57

Been more of an internet day workshop a bit too cold.

Was watching PEEMS zoom club workshop meeting yesterday and had an interesting natter with two fellow speed enthusiasts.

Did learn some more about Doble steam cars and an enthusiast that is reasonably local has two and wrote a book about there restoration I will see if still available.

As a round the bend model and full size speed record nut on my motorcycle and car speed attempt forum club it was virtual 2020 trophy night.

Bloody virus.

Was very happy an old shield I had received in my younger days I had donated to them was awarded to a worthy recipient.

A fellow steam enthusiast with steam being used as thrust a hell of an engineer he used to watch me and fellow speed enthusiasts when 12 years Elvington. .grahams last run.jpg

Thread: Guiness world record?
16/02/2021 21:42:43

Bits I drop seem to have a spring on them and land where you don't expect them to.

Thread: Knees
30/01/2021 21:31:20

My Cousins daughter who was a senior in a lower limbs private hospital operating theatre when seeing joggers on hard services would put a price on replacement joints that might need replacing in years to come.

I knew many that did a great deal of physical exercises when younger who are now with joint disorders in later life.

Myself had a complete left knee joint replaced in 2008 it was marvellous pain relief after an accident in 1968.that caused problem.

Two days in hospital then back to metal munching.

Thread: Angle grinder cut off stand
10/01/2021 23:32:05

I got a used one from an club member for £5 it certainly has been a god send cutting hardened bits off in its dodgy vice.

Removed vice and made a guide to cut a long length of 16swg stainless with care.

Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...
10/01/2021 13:45:05
Posted by Tony Wright 1 on 10/01/2021 12:28:16:

If you don’t like don’t watch ! Simple.

The experts did the same with Guy Martin when he started on TV

Thread: Warco BH600 Non Starter
02/01/2021 17:13:27

I have the earlier 600 with no gap and had to renew the start capacitor a few times mainly due to stop and start when metric screw cutting.

I did that simple clutch modification for the 600 belts and has made a things easier so very little load on motor if I want to stop and start again.

Thread: Maybe a scam and a treat in these hard times
17/12/2020 12:30:17

Received this today from North Yorkshire Police it's too large to put on the forum so just this bit.

Intelligence from UK Finance suggests that criminals are sending out phishing emails, purportedly from well-known delivery companies, which claim that they have been unable to deliver parcels, packages or large letters. These emails may ask the recipient to pay a fee or provide additional details in order to rearrange the deliver

Thread: Agressive Geese on a right of way
16/12/2020 12:24:53

Reminds me of my childhood a farm we used to walk through at Christmas in Acomb a white building think it's listed now.

Everything houses and supermarkets today.

The farmers wife would be plucking some geese and them that were loose would have a go at you.

My Cousins all went through this like my Granny's pet? parrot we all have scars told it will sit on your fingers, ouch.

Thread: Maybe a scam and a treat in these hard times
16/12/2020 12:03:56

Received an email from DHL UK about wanting more details as can't find address for delivery.

Checked with DHL with tracking number on email and can not be found.

Had a treat yesterday as finally got zoom to work for PEEMS members workshop online meeting.

Am not that good with the PC at times mine is like its user well past the sell by date.

A few issues with microphone but was great to see and speak to some members again it's been a long time since my last physical club meeting.

Thread: Speed limiters for cars from 2022?
04/12/2020 11:09:18

Scalextric here we come

Thread: Spring threading aid
01/12/2020 16:44:22
Posted by JasonB on 01/12/2020 08:39:30:

I don't bother with a sprung one just have a bit of bar pointed at one end and ctr drilled at the other that can be held in chuck or collet and apply pressure as needed with the quill lever while turning tap wrench with the other hand.

When I require a third hand I attach a small bungee on the quill lever.

Also when metric screw cutting on the lathe the leadscrew split nut lever is held down with a bungee as lost position once when nut got disengaged when reversing for next cut.

Edited By Windy on 01/12/2020 16:46:11

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
29/11/2020 13:52:47

Time fly's my old diary entry when I bought my first motorcycle.

29/11/2020 11:30:53

A highlight of my motorcycle life was not speed records but husband and wife Andy and Helen who adopted this rusty old speed nut.

After being taken to see an old BSA C10 that Andy was buying joking said would not mind a ride on it.

I had not ridden a motorcycle for about 30 plus years.

In 2019 dark deeds were afoot good friend Roger a TR6 classic car enthusiast had a day off at his new job to take me to an Elvington speed event.

We met past and present pals from the speed scene am watching the speed nuts doing fantastic speeds with Helen then Andy rolls up on the old C10.

I have a sit on it then Helen says your riding it we have the gear and permission for a run down the track.

Did no high speeds on the BSA but the memory cells were activated when I see the riders doing the speeds I did in the 1970s think how things have changed in bikes them old twin Triumphs could chuck out a lot of power when blown with big doses of nitro methane. .

The BSA C10 was my first road bike bought for about £10.


Thread: EBAY
27/11/2020 23:04:48

I buy many things on ebay auctions latest many new tipped tools and loads of tips to fit them most are suitable for my Myford the tips also fit my larger tools.

Not the cheapest but a dealers price would probably be double.

Any disputes have eventually been sorted something you have to be watchful of are used equipment as the odd seller can be economical with the condition of it.

Thread: Using O Rings
21/10/2020 12:02:10

I used the Model Engineeer Handbook for the O rings on my flash steamer and found Tubal Cain sizes work well.

As now on with a large flash steamer have found on the web plenty of O ring dimension articles to help my project.

On the model doing a water pressure test it was about four thousand pounds on my generator a pump 0.25" silicone O ring extruded maybe not designed for that pressure or too mch pump piston clearance.

You try to learn through cock ups not to do it again.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
06/10/2020 16:46:41
Posted by Steviegtr on 06/10/2020 15:40:20:

It was sad to hear of the death of a driver at Elvington. He was on the news a bit doing bike runs. This was in a Porsche 911 i believe.


Zef Mad Max team had some very fast speed record machines I had seen him at Elvington the weekend before the fatal accident riding his Turbine and V 8 motorbikes.

He was attempting to break the National car wheel driven record.

A tv program was shown a while ago about his very special Porsche that was being prepared for a Pendine record attempt it had a spin there at high speed but became fastest car there.

A sad loss to the speed record scene RIP

Thread: A new [to me ] style of scam eMail
16/09/2020 01:31:37

I had one trying to blackmail me so reported it to the local cop shop a lass had had same message so the police woman said.

Police community messaging lets me know the latest scams latest was an official looking gov document telling you had been in a charging area without paying.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
14/08/2020 11:11:26

Back to the full size speed record attempts this weekend at Elvington it's a ticket only entrance due to the virus.

There are many speed attempts going off there some private attempts we have had the JCB tractor and electric attempts some successful others back to the drawing board.

Guy Martin is a regular he is hoping to do 300mph on a motorcycle sometime he is a hands on mechanic.

I might be a passenger in one of the unusual four wheelers blasting down runway 26 have asked the organiser and driver so ok.

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