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Thread: security Wheel bolts
10/09/2016 16:11:34

McGard are a German firm. Take a good quality picture of the offending nut, send it to them with make and model and in a couple of days you will have a replacement. Seems that make most of the security nuts/bolts for european manufacturers.

What's more, they are not expensive.

http://www.mcgard.de/en/automotive/wheel-locks.html

Thread: Boxford 'Capstan' type Cross Slide Handle
22/08/2016 12:57:41

I posted this question on the Boxford Yahoo group but have had no feedback to date.

Recently I have seen a photograph of a four 'eared' cross slide handle. For the life of me I cannot remember where.

I am interested in having something similar so, any information on the photo's whereabouts and/or drawings for the same would be very helpful.

Roy

Thread: Whats the least expensive 7 1/4 build?
16/08/2016 09:48:12

I always fancied the GWR dock tank 1100 class. Also known as Midge. A build series was in ME in 1936 by George Gentry. Recent castings and drawings by Jim Vass but now with Horley Miniature Locomotives.

A strong engine and not 'PUG' ugly in my view!

http://horleyminiaturelocomotives.com/

 

Edited By Old Elan on 16/08/2016 09:49:10

Edited By Old Elan on 16/08/2016 09:50:25

Thread: What Did You Do Today (2016)
13/08/2016 10:47:55
Posted by thaiguzzi on 13/08/2016 06:36:16:

Made another 5 Dickson type toolholders for my Bison QCTP.

Wouldn't like to go into production, would you?

I could do with a few more but not at Dixon or Bison price!

Thread: Would a 50 Nilfisk pressure washer be any good ?
13/08/2016 10:43:58

Pressure washers and cars, bikes and cycles do not mix well in my estimation!

Modern car paints seem somewhat delicate and thin compared to old fashioned celulose or two pack.

There is no substitute for elbow grease and a bucket and cloth after a good rinse down with a garden hose spray. Don't forget your 'grid' in the bottom of the bucket to stop the wash cloth or sponge from picking up grit. Dry off with a microfibre fleece. Separate stuff for your alloys. Take the alloys of twice a year to properly cleen off the brake and tar debris. Use a good wheel sealer all over.

Still trying to convince a cycling chum not to use a pressure washer on his bike. He has gone through three sets of bottom bracket bearings to my one! Same applies to motor cycles.

I must admit to being very anti the pressure washer! They disturb the quitness of my weekend in the garden. The constant drone does my head in! It's also bad for the patio grouting!

Grumpy Me!

Thread: Setting Up a Workshop Special
12/08/2016 14:54:50
Posted by mechman48 on 11/08/2016 14:37:27:

Might I suggest a couple of reference books that would be very handy, maybe include some items that can be linked to their pages...

Workshop practice Series...

# 23 ... 'Workshop Construction'... Jim Forrest & Peter Jennings.

#22 ... 'Workshop Electrics' ... Alex Weiss.

George.

On a more serious note, unless number 22 has been updated from its original 1994 publication I would suggest it too long in the teeth for today's use.

Thread: Windows 10 forced upgrade
15/06/2016 10:21:51
Posted by mick on 14/06/2016 17:19:35:

I'll just hijack this thread as someone may know what to do.

Thanks. Mick.

Backup all your files. Format the hard drive and buy 7. Clean install.

That's what I would do. Oh, and don't use that shop again. They could have offered a new box with 7 on it already.

Thread: Air Compressor recommendation?
07/04/2016 19:55:23
Posted by Bruno Taylor on 07/04/2016 18:31:20:

I bought an air blower type attachment to clean my lathe swarf but rarely use it as it blasts the swarf into even more innacessible places!

Bruno

I think I've been told not to do this especially without eye protection!

However, I am a beginner......

I understand that cubic feet per minute is more important than pressure depending on what you want the compressor to 'drive'.

Thread: Another BBC4 series
29/03/2016 16:05:06
Posted by Roger Williams 2 on 29/03/2016 12:37:08:

James May, yawn.......

Ah, yes. The man seen recently using emery to polish a smokebox dart on a lathe with his long hair quite close to the chuck.....

Oh well. As a Colt owner I will certainly watch that episode. Strange delivery aside, the content of his progs are not too bad if a tad simple but then they do need to have non-geek appeal...

Thread: A gadgets and small builds issue
05/12/2015 14:38:48

It might make for a more interesting read than the last issue!

Just the welding and lathe articles had any interest for me (partly because I have met Gary and seen his workshop) although I found even that slightly confusing as I wasn't sure if I was reading about the Delux or the original lathe! Then a reference to a Boxford turned up!

Do MEW use a proof reader?

Thread: Gone but not forgotten
29/11/2015 11:41:22
Posted by fizzy on 19/11/2015 19:01:09:

I wants me some of them Bile Beans !

Here you go!

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Thread: Show Us Your First Steps
16/11/2015 11:49:19

I had made attempts at school (50 odd years ago!) to build something after mucking about with a Mamod but nothing was completed.

So my first proper effort was just last year when I attended the SMEE Polly course.

Roy

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Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
01/11/2015 17:44:48

'Given the right circumstances, wood can be stronger and lighter than metal. I remember seeing just recently wooden framed bicycles and somewhere a wooden motorcycle'.

Just being facetious! devil Plenty of wooden bikes about and a few motorcycles too.

01/11/2015 15:10:27
Posted by Ian Abbott on 01/11/2015 14:54:05:

Just think how well Velocettes would sell now if the company could have done a Morgan.

A wooden framed motorcycle?

Wouldn't have thought that a good idea!

wink

30/10/2015 19:02:38

The clue could be in the heading......

Yes, the older they get the more bits you have to make.

30/10/2015 18:11:39
Posted by Roger Williams 2 on 30/10/2015 17:29:41:

Did anyone see the Rossi - Marquez saga from Sepang on Sunday !!. I reckon Marquez was asking for it.....

What knee on what front brake lever?


wink

Another take...

https://www.facebook.com/WBMotors/videos/1087753337936475/

Love the Fazers. This one is mine....

Dorking Erly Nauties to see a Steam Excursion

Thread: The Ass is out of the stables
29/10/2015 22:28:11
Posted by Roy M on 29/10/2015 22:02:10:

. It's comforting to know I'm not alone!

You're never alone........

Woooooooohhhhhh!

vamp

Thread: Central Heating Leak, Grrrrrrrr!
22/10/2015 20:02:03
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 22/10/2015 17:12:52:

Easy to check if leak is on system rather than boiler, just switch off isolation taps on flow and return under the boiler and wait 24hrs, if pressure on boiler stays up, leak is definitely on system.

With the boiler turned off, of course.

Thread: Unboxing\Installing\Lifting a Warco 250V
17/10/2015 19:26:53

'time to bring out the wife'.

She looks very fetching in green but a trifle 'angular'!

wink

Thread: What to do with a wrecked 3 jaw
02/10/2015 17:48:52

I have three sets of new jaws, inside, outside and soft and they all rock in the guides.

It's broke.

Ebay!

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