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Thread: Solving Engineering Mistakes
22/07/2019 16:38:38

Superglue a "shim" of metal to the inside face?

Thread: Restoring a magnificent double pendulum regulator.
22/07/2019 16:34:34

Lots of elbow grease but it would be good to hear what was being done, why and how. From the reply it was Autosol, but were the cloths special ? Was there some sort of laqueur that had to be removed first, What if any would be the change in weight after such a large area was cleaned.

A bit more of a commentary would be appreciated.


Thread: Deburring small items after parting off
21/07/2019 07:14:25

A good idea and easy enough. As a apprentice at BAC Weybridge, we were shown how the skin milled panels for VC 10 wings were de burred on huge vibrating tables loaded with the 20 foot long panels loaded with marble chips and water.

Thread: Threads used on electrical brass fittings
19/07/2019 14:13:30

9/16 x 26 sounds about right, I will give my friend a ring. Anyone live in Lowestoft with a 9/16 x 26 BSB tap ??


19/07/2019 12:57:25

thanks Jason, PG are 80 degrees but not a 14mm OD (There is a 14mm cable size though). The 80 degree bit may have been just an idea I had. These fittings are often found on thin brass and steel fittings.

The light fitting in question was bought in London, wholesaled from USA and made in China ! What hope have I got of telling my friend what thread he has ?????

19/07/2019 12:29:32

What threads are used on electrical fittings, between a lightbulb socket and a tubular brass support bracket. I am trying to help out a friend (By telephone) who has a 14mm OD thread which is not metric fine, but still a fine thread which goes into a larger light fitting. I have see somewhere that the thread angle may be 80 degrees.

Any ideas out there please ?


Thread: Faulty LED
18/07/2019 07:48:02

Side lights, brake lights are all driven by the supply voltage of the car, in your case 12volts. You have a connection problem, not a voltage problem. As others say, check the socket / pins on your bulb and especially, check the earting of the socket to the body of the car. If its an old car, this would be my first thing to investigate. On my 6 volt cars, all electrical equipment has its own earth wire.

BobH (Austin 7 and 2CV)

Thread: Piece of Cake
17/07/2019 18:16:58

The guys in Red have White hats, the ones in White have Yellow hats, the guys in blue have Grey hair !

17/07/2019 16:26:27

How to replace your crankshaft, when it weighs 7.5 tons and is in the engine room of an ocean liner.


Thread: A little rant about Emojis and their kin
17/07/2019 06:33:36

Perhaps it is the 'Turn of the wheel' (TOTW) and like the ancients, go back to Hieroglyphs ??


Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
16/07/2019 17:05:11

Any landing you can walk away from - or use a rope to climb down .....

"caught by a strong wind, preventing the pilot from landing on the runway of the Montagne Noire aerodrome"

low flying.jpg

Thread: Rounded Torx Screw Removal
16/07/2019 07:36:15

Now the head is "mashed" up, try to ram anything in, even a flat screwdriver bit with some epoxy on the end. Let it set for a day and try that. Failing that, with safety goggles on, smash the insert which will leave the end of the Torx screw proud ?


Thread: Cable Gland?
13/07/2019 15:09:02

Does the probe need to be in the water, or could it be in a pocket that is in the water ? Alternatively, can the gland grip the 4mm diameter probe instead of the cable ?


Thread: Hello from Belgium
10/07/2019 08:36:58

Julian, See if you can upload some photos of the planing machine as we don't see many on this site.


Thread: Forging brass; how easy would it be?
10/07/2019 06:28:59

Find someone with a BIG fly press. You would want to give it one big thump as it will quickly work harden.

Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 10/07/2019 06:30:03

Thread: Large Pulley wheels
09/07/2019 19:58:05

Perhaps an unlikely source of V belt pulleys is spare parts for ride on mowers - typically the drive pulley on the gear box / rear axle is about 225mm diameter.


Thread: Curious
09/07/2019 08:26:47

Hi Clive. I have a similar problem from time to time. Once you are fit, I do a 10 minute work out when I get up with specific exercises -EVERY morning followed by a 45 minute walk. When I have had a chronic bout, a 1 day stay in hospital under morphine, followed by prescription KETAPROFINE works wonders for me, but we are all different. Good luck and the bees will probably make out OK anyway.

Thread: Main spring
08/07/2019 15:43:49

Thanks everyone, its been an interesting afternoon and have been talking to Meadows and Passmore. It is more than likely that the spring is weak and another is on order - Well, they do sell springs !

Watched the video thanks Michael and found this one too. **LINK**

I never realised just how clean bearing had to be, I suppose its the problem of working with an Austin 7 for the last 44 years!


08/07/2019 14:14:08

I suppose its too late to go back now !!


08/07/2019 11:24:29

It all looks in a clean condition although the mainspring releases itself with a bit of a 'jump' every now and again. I assume this may be due to old oil causing the coils of the spring to 'glue' together, but before I take that out and clean it, I thought a few questions / thoughts may be in order.

Here are some photos, but don't know if they help. The clock is marked SMITHS Enfield and on one corner is marked HF. The wooden case is dated 1/9/1950






Edited By Speedy Builder5 on 08/07/2019 11:25:22

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