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Member postings for Mark P.

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Thread: Pros and cons of ac motorcycle lighting.
04/09/2017 21:43:05
Hello all, can anyone tell me the advantages or disadvantages of ac over dc lighting for a motorcycle?
Mark P.
Thread: Heavy metal
18/08/2017 18:57:38
We used to make really good riveting blocks from 707 ballance weights! These were I think DU.
Mark P
Thread: Getting dings out of brass tubing?
02/08/2017 20:12:47
Could you not fill the dings with lead?
Mark P
Thread: Retro Modelling help needed (and lathe)
26/07/2017 12:23:34
I like the cut of your jib Stewart, sorry I can't help you in your quest. Personally I don't have time for CAD/CNC in my workshop,sketch on a fag packet does for me.
Mark P.
Thread: Source for case hardening powder
17/07/2017 18:54:42
Some on ebay.
Mark P
Thread: Power draw bar for Warco VMC Mill
12/07/2017 15:25:33
Never found the need for one on my VMC.
Mark P.
Thread: Boiler Welding
29/06/2017 19:01:31
You and me both Neil!😢
Thread: Workshop Ventilation.
24/06/2017 19:07:59
As my workshop is my garage I open the front doors,the side door and the window thereby creating a through draft.
Mark P.
Thread: Loco-Tender Water Pipe Connector
24/06/2017 18:01:09
Push fits are the way to go.
Mark P.
Thread: Metal Suppliers
19/06/2017 21:48:07
I tend to buy from ebay suppliers or from my local engineering company, I find that companies that sell to model engineers seem to be expensive.
Mark P.
Thread: VFD wiring
18/06/2017 18:08:48
I grounded both ends of the braiding, in fact I grounded everything, no problems what so ever.
Mark P.
Thread: Oil coolant pumps - which type of pump
09/06/2017 20:14:12
Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121773671723
I've been using one of these for quite a few years with no problems.
Mark P.
Thread: WM250 inverter conversion.
06/06/2017 19:33:57
John,
Would that be Dustys thread? I assumed that the display would run off 3 volts, I can get it to give me a reading but not what it should be.
06/06/2017 18:46:15
Hi John, not sure about the tacho but the power/filter unit had died, I disconected the wires from it and gave the tacho unit 3 volts I tried combinations of connections to the "read unit" didn't get a convincing speed readout, should the read unit need it's own power supply. I assume the whole lot should run off 3 volts.
Neil,I can't see the inverter when stood infront of the lathe.
Mark P.
06/06/2017 17:21:16
Well I've finally fitted the inverter/motor to my WM250, wish I'd done it earlier it has transformed the lathe. It seems much smoother in operation, parting off is now a pleasure or could it be me? Only thing is I could do with is a speed readout I can't get the original one to work but only a minor niggle.😊
Thread: Stainless steel hexagon bar in whitworth head sizes
22/05/2017 15:04:05
I agree with peak4 I dislike polishing too and apart from that I am renovating not restoring the bike, just doing my own thing.
Mark P.
21/05/2017 19:09:26
Thanks for the replys chaps AMB look favorite.
Mark P.
21/05/2017 16:51:35
I am shortly to start renovating a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird and would like to make my own stainless nuts and bolts. I can't seem to find hex bar in the correct sizes, there seems to be plenty of standard imperial and metric stuff about but nothing in whitworth head size. There seems to be 2 roads I can go down which is to use the nearest metric bar or go for imperial and end up using AF spanner sizes. Can anyone point me in the right direction please. I would really like to keep with whitworth spanners. I know I can buy stainless nuts and bolts in the right sizes but would much rather make my own, machining up round/square stainless to hex is an option but not the road I want to go!

Regards Mark P.
Thread: Stainless steel hexagon bar in whitworth head sizes
21/05/2017 16:50:50
I am shortly to start renovating a 1957 Triumph Thunderbird and would like to make my own stainless nuts and bolts. I can't seem to find hex bar in the correct sizes, there seems to be plenty of standard imperial and metric stuff about but nothing in whitworth head size. There seems to be 2 roads I can go down which is to use the nearest metric bar or go for imperial and end up using AF spanner sizes. Can anyone point me in the right direction please. I would really like to keep with whitworth spanners. I know I can buy stainless nuts and bolts in the right sizes but would much rather make my own, machining up round/square stainless to hex is an option but not the road I want to go!

Regards Mark P.
Thread: Transwave inverters
11/05/2017 12:27:25
I would like to thank Pete Moss at Transwave for his help in setting up my inverter. Can't fault their aftersales service.

Mark P.
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