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Member postings for David Senior

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Thread: 1960's Car Steering Wheel Taper Angle
01/04/2021 22:09:33

I have an Automobile Engineer's Reference Book from 1956 which gives the taper as 3-1/2" per foot on dia, or 1 in 3.43, or 16° 35' 41" included angle. So I guess your 8° per side is close enough!


Thread: Tufnol, Phenolic, SRBP, HPL, CGL, SGL
15/02/2021 22:19:49

Trespa offcuts are available from David Meddings DeSign (or they used to be when he had the unit next door to my work - he has now moved further up the industrial estate so I don't see the piles of material any more). I don't have a contact number handy but I am sure you can find him on Google - he also used to trade as Reel Furniture. He is in Attleborough, Norfolk


Thread: Marine Engine Flywheel Fixing
18/01/2021 18:51:46

I've had a quick look through some books on marine steam engines and I can't find any that show a flywheel, but they all appear to have a flange as Jason suggested. I doubt if you would get keyways on the bigger stuff.


Thread: Great Central Atlantic in old ME
17/01/2021 20:29:53

Pages are in reverse order, but hopefully still useful


17/01/2021 16:55:45

I have the issue you want. I will scan it for you


Thread: ME 4653
08/12/2020 18:30:27

Mine arrived yesterday, so there is probably still time before it can be considered lost.


Thread: non delivery of magazine
24/05/2020 15:15:52

My experience of ME mags that don't arrive is that they say they don't have any spares left to send out and they extend your subscription by 1 issue. Then you find that the company that takes all the surplus ones will sell you one but you have to pay the postage. It's a bit of a con! You would have thought they should get a copy back from the surplus company, or at least arranged for that company to supply one FOC

Thread: High Grade Aluminium Supplies
01/05/2014 20:05:53

I also use Metalfast (or ThyssenKrupp as they are now known) but have recently started using Shropshire Stainless & Aluminium . Not sure whether they will deal without an account, but they are very keenly priced on sawn plate.


Thread: Bridgeport clone quill / knee conversion
11/06/2011 06:32:15
It may be a bit late to add to this thread, but I motorised the knee of my Myford VMF mill (article published in MEW issue 137). I had problems with the weight of the knee assembly, and the conversion had it's limitations. To solve this, I added gas springs, which was very successful. I submitted 2 follow up articles to the editor but unfortunately they have never been published.
I was very pleased with the overall conversion, and it allowed me to dabble with some ideas for products to fit to my classic mini. Things moved on from there when I decided to try and sell those products, such that my company bought a 'proper' cnc mill. Now the VMF gets little or no use, and seems incredibly slow compared to the scary speed of a modern machine!
Let me know if any more details would be useful.
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