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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.

Details of events contact

12/08/2020 18:04:19

I was at the refurbished Melbourne Raceway it was busy with cars and motorcycles the future looks good the second permanent drag strip donations made it possible.

My friend who used to watch me competing when 12 years old tested his latest creation a steam jet bike.

He learnt a lot it was very impressive.

grahams last run.jpg.

Thread: Tail stock spindle out of line .
17/06/2020 16:47:35
Posted by ega on 17/06/2020 14:08:06:


Does the moly combine in some way with the treated metal?

Myfords changed the design of the Super Seven tailstock to avoid this lift problem.

I can only go on my use of it am reasonably sure in my applications it forms a thin coat.

Once I coated the flash steam poppet valve with the red heat involved when on peak form it seemed to alter to another form and became abrasive.

After that when high temperatures are involved I used Grathos.

Was given an aerosol of some moly think it was used on a type of extrusions die it really stuck to the metal.

Thread: Pesky Government Announcement!
17/06/2020 16:29:23
Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 17/06/2020 15:23:33:

Ok, there I am in the workshop, Classic FM gently playing something reasonably soothing, and then, and then! "This is a Government Announcement Etc, etc."

Whereupon the air turns blue, whilst I tell it to shut up. It doesn't, of course, but really, I feel that it's all gone overboard. Every 20 mins or so it all gets thrust down my ears, and I'm getting totally and completely fed up of it. The announcement, that is.

So, do the other radio programmes have this announcement? Not that I listen to them as I just cannot stand the inane prattling of idiotic youngsters who think their opinion is worth something. Neither can I stand the racket that purports to be modern music.

Anyone else p***** off with it

Peter G. Shaw

Welcome to my Grumpy Old Man club am getting a lot of members the S### on the TV, Radio and news media puts out is mostly rubbish.

Trivial news exaggerated my local press used to say things as they were now a bigger company took it over what a change.

Thread: Tail stock spindle out of line .
17/06/2020 11:31:50

I have Antony Mounts modification articles to his Warco 600 GB he made a better clamping arrangement but would possibly still lift the spindle.

As a temporary test this morning coated the spindle in Rocal dry moly paste.

The dial gauge showed no movement when I was clamping it how long it lasts is anybodies guess.

The dry moly paste is from my flash steam hydro days the highly stressed cam and follower was coated in it and saved them from damage, oil was a waste of time.

A bit of my history a past top BDA rally engine builder his were better than some of the works engines.

Talking to him at his used machine tools saleroom about the cam problems he reccommended trying the dry moly paste.

He used to coat and press fit the BDA liners with it he never had any scuffing issues

17/06/2020 01:19:55

Been machining a long shaft between centres and did get the size required at both ends after a bit of tweaking.

Had machined a centre in the headstock so was true running when sliding tailstock centre to it both were at the same height.

When I locked the tailstock spindle its centre lifted.

It's an early Warco 600 lathe and the way the spindle is locked it is pushed up by the keyway pin.

Seems the spindle has too much clearance at top of tailstock casting.

Apart from maybe making a new spindle and rebore the tailstock wondered if there is another way to clamp the spindle instead of pushing it up to lock it.

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
13/06/2020 22:49:05

Unless things change and we get a second wave of this virus Elvington Top Speed testing is on in July.

Unfortunate public are not allowed just competitors and club members.

A lot of extra expense has been added due to keeping everybody safe from contagion.

Will have to decide if I should go as at high risk due to age etc.

A refurbished drag racing venue is getting ready for reopening soon it's at Melbourne not far from Elvington.

Thread: Drilling very long holes
13/06/2020 16:38:28

This spindle has a lot of torque to contend with the largest diameter on it is 48mm going down to 35mm with various tapers and threads on it.

Gun drilling had been mentioned to me will probably make a tool up.
One of my ME club members gave a talk on his gun making and the barrel boring and rifling was discussed many of his tools he made himself.
I just remembered I had on disc and my PC 2 volumes of the Modern Gunsmith with other copies of pre-war gun making books.
True hand skills being shown such an interesting read for a do-it-yourself tinkerer.
Thanks for the advice it's always welcome.
12/06/2020 21:30:09

Oily Rag

I like your way can you tell me what a de Frise cutter looks like went on the web but could just find ordinary cutters

12/06/2020 00:26:06

Am wondering what would be the best way to drill a 6mm hole 350mm long in a spindle of en24t.

Could possibly go up to 8mm diameter hole but prefer 6mm.

I would normally braze a drill onto some rod to extend it and maybe drill from both ends to meet in the middle.

With the length involved am worried about the drill wandering off centre.

A push rod has to go down this long hole.

What would be the best way to do this please.

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