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Member postings for A Smith

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Thread: Not the time to be complacent about Covid
17/11/2021 12:13:23

Different natural laws seem to apply in the US. For instance, from what I've read , the Amal carburettors and Lucas electrical systems that have served me well over the last 50 years in the UK, don't work at all in the US. The US reaction to vaccine may well be affected by these anomalies.

Thread: SMR's a conundrum.
08/11/2021 11:49:17

Small Modular Reactors = 500Mw

Hinckley Point = 3.2Gw

Thread: Tightening a Threaded Bolt
01/09/2021 12:14:57

It seems that some of those responding assume that the car is not intended to be driven.

Thread: advice old British motorcycle
06/07/2021 12:14:54

Triumph Unit 500 twin. Later the better. Excellent spares support from multiple sources. (Somewhat easier to kick over than a B50 - just sayin'

Thread: Soldering Electrical Connections to NASA standard
22/04/2021 12:02:56

"If you've worked for the Americans you know they produce bull***t like this all the time but never comply with it."

I'm expect that that all the stuff that Voyager, Hubble etc are supposed to have sent back are just spoofy inventions, probably concocted by Disney.

Thread: Mc Donald Model tractor
03/04/2021 10:17:11

Fred, following closley, terrific work. looking forward to the next installment.


Thread: ML7 Leadscrews/nuts Still Available?
13/02/2021 20:09:06

The originals are of a hard whitemetal, a fair bit of zinc, at a guess. ML7 lead screws come in two diameters, 5/8" & 3/4". Best to get the right ones..............


Thread: Running a Myford in Reverse?
12/02/2021 14:50:09

I screwcut a a very slow speed. If the chuck stated to unscrew when cutting a left hand thread, very unlikely IMO, the work would slow/stop and the cutting tool would very quickly show distress! In that situation, I am certain that I would: 1) have a ruined work peice and 2) have disengaged the clutch within one or two rotations.


Thread: The Repair Shop is getting to me...
09/01/2021 17:00:26


Thread: Pennsylvania A3 Switcher
09/01/2021 16:51:01


Watching with interest, looking very good. Please keep posting.


Thread: A finished project - at last!
05/01/2021 12:40:58


Congratulations on a truly magnificent piece of work. Can I add my voice to the others requesting that you display this engine at one of the exhibitions? It really does deserve further and wider exposure.


Thread: Myford ML7 faster speed
17/11/2020 17:53:57

Daren't comment on top speeds I use in case I get a visit from the 1000rpm Police.

However, this what Myford sold.


Thread: Mini metro turns 40
21/10/2020 12:39:42

We ha two Metros, the first one was an ex Kodak car used for collection and delivery of films and prints all over our part of the South West, it had 98,000 miles on it when we bought it, we sold it on at 160,000. We replaced it with another, into which I fitted a 1300 engine with a Piper cam, a water cooled alloy inlet manifold and a Janspeed exhaust manifold/system. 1&3/4" SU, MG Metro Airbox. Went like the clappers and handled like a rollerskate. Most fun of any car I've had.


Thread: Query - Derek Brown's Pipe Bender - MEW 297
21/09/2020 11:50:34

I have found Derek Brown to be most approachable when doing his stuff at exhibitions. Does anyone know him well enough to ask for his comments on this?


Thread: Amolco Mill depth stop?
12/09/2020 16:48:08


Set the verical height with the handwheel at the top of the column and then lock. Due to stiction/backlash etc, trying to feed vertically will most often end in disaster. (A quill would be great!)


Thread: Scaling back forum activity
12/09/2020 12:52:12

Neil, Jason,

Please put this horrible thread out of it's misery.


Thread: Sheet Metal Bending Block and Blade
15/08/2020 21:20:25

Very interesting, please keep posting.

Edited By A Smith on 15/08/2020 21:20:45

Thread: Myford Mod
07/08/2020 09:10:13
Posted by Baz on 07/08/2020 08:31:33:

"This modification also moves the topslide dial away from the tailstock body, I would consider it a very useful modification to a Myford."

That's food for thought, a very useful insight.



Thread: Overview of fitting variable frequency drive (VFD) to a Myford ML7
17/07/2020 13:13:37

Myford 3ph Motor Guard om my ML7.  Slightly dodgy gas welding but does the job.  Motor now 6 years old, nothing ingested that has made itself known.




Edited By JasonB on 17/07/2020 13:36:37

Thread: Coronavirus
09/04/2020 13:28:29

There's a lot of misrepresentation going on by the politically motivated who care more about undermining the government than they do about people. That nasty diatribe, posted on here, about industry's involvement in production of ventilators was a good example. ("The Johnson MK1" etc)


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