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Thread: Covid 19 and the DVLA
23/03/2021 23:44:12

Covid 19 and delays with the DVLA licence medical eye test.

I have to have every 3 years since 2005 a DVLA eye test now done at Specsavers and have passed every time.

My medical driving licence details were sent in October 2020 was notified tests will be delayed due to Covid.

I phone every month and told the same..

My driving licence expired beginning of January and my Doctor can not give me a fit to drive because of specialist eye test required.

Not bothered me too much because of lockdown but have to rely on others getting me essentials for living as walking is not that good nowadays..

After talking to a very sick neighbour who spent 3 hours to talk to another Government department was told to not phone again and use the Internet.

He has no Internet and would not know how to use one.

Am starting to wonder if this virus is used as an excuse so that manual brain power does not have to be used and they prefer tick boxes using a computer

I know last year Swansea had virus problems in 2020 with staff but I seem as am lost in their system.

Thread: Part of a series on a two stroke engine
13/03/2021 22:56:36
Posted by Pete Rimmer on 13/03/2021 21:30:45:

Good luck to Mike and Becci I only met them once briefly at Woodbridge but they seemed like lovely people.

There great like all the motorcycle and car speed attempt enthusiasts if they can will help each other.

Must admit I have been spoilt by them all looks like Andy who had your bike will be dropping off some bottles of vaccine soon'.

Helen is going into a York hospital next week so Andy is calling round.

Edited By Windy on 13/03/2021 22:58:00

Thread: tapered roller bearings
13/03/2021 07:19:22

On my use of bearings I always buy well known brands.

Found cheaper bearings can leave a lot to be desired

Thread: Running MS DOS programs on Windows 10
13/03/2021 00:15:20

When asking on google a common answer was to use an old operating system so will keep the old XP pc.

12/03/2021 16:44:58

Running MS DOS programs on Windows 10

I have many old programs from American steam car site most to do engine calculation and engineering.

Works OK on Windows XP but not on W10 have tried compatibility mode with no success.

Am fortunate to have a spare ancient PC on XP but would like to know if there is a simple fix so can use them on W10.

Thread: Part of a series on a two stroke engine
12/03/2021 13:07:08

Very interesting reading the posts when you think an engine is going to be the most powerful or claim unofficial speeds you can walk into a minefield.

Have heard so many times riders of super sport road bikes claim they have done 200mph plus on the road ha, ha what a surprise when timed with Tag Heuer certified timing equipment.

There are so many high power engines to look at some of the model record speed attempt IC engines develop high power then you go to full scale ones.

Am now mainly playing watching big boys toys a motor cycle that comes to mind is Phil Wood on a detuned Hayabusa 271.821mph over flying start 1/4 mile.

If I remember correctly he was on a low boost setting about another 4 to go highest gives about 1000bhp reliability then becomes an issue.

There are 3 contenders to break the UK motorcycle 300mph barrier they are Phil Wood, Guy Martin and good friend Becci Ellis (Fastest Granny).

Beccy and husband Mike have supplied me with an electric wheeled machine for my exploits round the pits at Elvington and Melbourne Drag strip..

Would have been at Elvington Top Speed at the end of March but because of the Virus the ruling body will only allow pre-booked competitors and one helper.

11/03/2021 01:27:37

Part of a series on another website

That Nitro EFI setup - Most Powerful Two Stroke Ever. - YouTube

Thread: Low cost swarf guard/dovetalk protectors for Mini Mill?
10/03/2021 12:39:46
Posted by not done it yet on 10/03/2021 12:12:55:

Non-magnetic from magnetic is easy - just a magnetic head drum on a conveyor belt. The non magnetic falls away before the magnetic by half the drum width separation.

The machine I saw working separated the non magnetic metals aluminium, Brass, copper etc.

10/03/2021 11:57:12
Posted by Journeyman on 10/03/2021 11:05:05:
Posted by Windy on 10/03/2021 00:00:11:

Is there an ally magnet? I applied for a job years ago at a refuse recycling place and they had something that automatically removed the different assorted metals on a conveyor this was on a small scale.

Not as such but they use an eddy current separation system that generates in-built electro magnet within the aluminium. See ** 911 Metallurgist ** for more detail.

John

Now I know how its sorted

10/03/2021 11:57:12
Posted by Journeyman on 10/03/2021 11:05:05:
Posted by Windy on 10/03/2021 00:00:11:

Is there an ally magnet? I applied for a job years ago at a refuse recycling place and they had something that automatically removed the different assorted metals on a conveyor this was on a small scale.

Not as such but they use an eddy current separation system that generates in-built electro magnet within the aluminium. See ** 911 Metallurgist ** for more detail.

John

Now I know how its sorted

10/03/2021 00:00:11

One of my problems with swarth I do a great deal of aluminium milling and turning more on a large scale size.

Small chips my vacuum can pick up but bigger bits clog the hose.

Is there an ally magnet? I applied for a job years ago at a refuse recycling place and they had something that automatically removed the different assorted metals on a conveyor this was on a small scale.

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 old.at 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

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