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Member postings for J Hancock

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Thread: Boiler making problem.
22/10/2019 12:53:50

I am no relative but if you are building a locomotive boiler, IMO there is only one book , by Alec Farmer (try abe).

Thread: Not really an engineer from NW England
21/10/2019 18:45:51

The only difference I'm told, was that 'engineers work to 0.001", carpenters ' hetta be ' exact.

Thread: High Paint Costs
15/10/2019 14:22:29

Paint is much more 'high tech' these days, being water-based rather than the linseed oil/filler/colouring

of old.

Personally, I still prefer to use oil-based, having seen the results of my efforts on outside wooden frames

turn to powder in short time using the new product.

Thread: Help and advice on a drill bit for hardened steel
14/10/2019 14:34:07

If you are using a hand drill you will really need to somehow fix a guide hole over your stud.

Cobalt may do it but if it is as hard as you say then carbide is what you need.

Using the right speed will also be important.

Thread: Has to be seen to be believed
05/10/2019 17:17:19

Without wishing to be cruel to whoever made it, I 'm sure we do have some sympathy at least, for the attempt.

The real point at which the smiling stops, is that 'someone' is trying to sell it, as a boiler.

We all know how dangerous it becomes with that title attached to it.

Question is, does the buyer know ?

05/10/2019 08:30:51

I wonder if it was a ' boiler first' or 'chassis first ' builder ?

Thread: Im done with big pharma‼️
28/09/2019 09:41:33

Got to 70 and got 'called in' for the free inspection.

Height, weight, etc, all ok.

Was given a huge bag of 'low dose' aspirin and told to take one a day ,until I died.

" What for" ?

"just do it".

Three days later I thought I was bleeding to death when on the loo.

Bag of Aspirin consigned to reach River Humber, bleeding stopped.

28/09/2019 09:38:41

Got to 70 and got 'called in' for the free inspection.

Height, weight, etc, all ok.

Was given a huge bag of 'low dose' aspirin and told to take one a day ,until I died.

" What for" ?

"just do it".

Three days later I thought I was bleeding to death when on the loo.

Bag of Aspirin consigned to reach River Humber, bleeding stopped.

Thread: Boiler build abandoned !
27/09/2019 16:11:44

Did you read and follow the step by step construction as shown in Alec Farmers book ?

Do anything in the wrong order and you are in deep trouble.

Thread: What the he**
24/09/2019 16:34:03

What I find hard to understand is 'why ' suspension springs ?

Compare their failure rate with those on the engine valves and I'm sure you will see my point .

I have NEVER had a valve spring break on any car, and traveled 230,000miles in the same Probe that

regularly broke suspension springs.

24/09/2019 10:02:41

'94 Ford Probe front springs breaking, a regular occurrence .

Came back to it after 4 years away and found one front spring broken in two places !

24/09/2019 10:01:58

'94 Ford Probe front springs breaking, a regular occurrence .

Came back to it after 4 years away and found one front spring broken in two places !

Thread: Stuck oil filter
22/09/2019 18:46:06

Sorry, for 23k read 230k miles.

22/09/2019 18:44:41

I managed 350k miles in my '64 Alpine but used 6 engines because they were an (unprintable) useless design, plus body designed to rust.

Continued a further 23k miles in a '94 V6 Probe, on original engine , fabulous car.

Due to 'age' (my) ,had (from '18) to progress to a Mazda 6 'automatic everything', 30k miles and looking good,so far.

Verdict, the 'golden years' needed a lot more time on the car than anything produced in the '90's onwards, time

I do not have anymore.

Thread: Internal Fire Museum of Power
21/09/2019 19:21:15

What a fantastic working museum this is,

A must see if you are anywhere near Cardigan.

Thread: Just bought an ML7, what should i do first?
07/09/2019 08:30:06

First, those headstock bearings need the proper drip-feed oilers fitting !

Careful when you lift the headstock top half caps, there should be 'plastic' shims for taking up any small

wear underneath.

Anything broken needs replacing.

As for half-turn on the handles, probably just wear in the alloy replaceable female threads of the slides.

Plenty of spares available via usual websites,etc.

Thread: Help what is a fair price
05/09/2019 17:50:51

Don't forget Selling/ Paypal fees can take 20% !

Be careful with that £0.99 start price , it may be all you get.

Thread: Need help with wiring
04/09/2019 19:46:00

Good effort but prepare for being disappointed at what it can achieve.

You really need a proper motor.

04/09/2019 19:45:41

Good effort but prepare for being disappointed at what it can achieve.

You really need a proper motor.

Thread: Need a lot of help from you good people
19/08/2019 20:27:59

I wouldn't give up on those motors yet, try to do some simple resistance checks first.

Maybe even a 'smell' test though rather a lot of time has passed for this to work.

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