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Grotto21/08/2018 06:44:35
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After a few years of looking I finally found a decent mill I could afford.

I went and had a look at it, seemed like it was in really good condition, but more importantly the guy selling it was a really nice retired engineer (I tend to judge things more by the person selling as I'm no expert judging machines).

Had a bit of heart fade when it was delivered, as it looked much smaller in his empty workshop, and was too high to get in my garage/workshop, but tilting the head 90 degrees it just squeezed in.

Getting it plumbed in tomorrow, but it will take a few days to move everything around and get it into position (unless I can convince my wife to park on the street).

Paul Lousick21/08/2018 08:32:17
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Mine keeps saying there is no room in the garage for her car. (I can't see the problem)

Bazyle21/08/2018 08:43:18
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Get a carport for her - you don't want a wet car parked in with your machines. Should we assume from the size problem it is a Bridgeport?

John Rudd21/08/2018 09:20:08
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Get shut of the car....problem goes away..laugh

Peter G. Shaw21/08/2018 09:27:49
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The days of mollycoddling cars in garages are long gone (I remember my parents putting a blanket over the engine, using a sump heater, and even then having to "catch" it if it fired.). Todays cars are designed for all sorts of conditions and don't need garaging. Leave it on the drive, or street. True there is a security risk, but that pales into insignificance given the ability to create a workshop.

FWIW, I haven't used a garage for 50+ years, other than when doing servicing and/or repairs - and even that no longer applies.

Peter G. Shaw

Russell Eberhardt21/08/2018 10:51:51
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Point out to your wife that a car put away wet, or even slightly damp, will rust more quickly than one kept out in the open. Something to do with concentration gradients around microscopic particles of dirt. I was told that by my metallurgy lecturer at university fifty years ago and have always kept my cars outside since. The only exceptions being my open topped vintage cars which were carefully dried before garaging.


Edited By Russell Eberhardt on 21/08/2018 10:53:43

SillyOldDuffer21/08/2018 11:15:44
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I've also read that moving a car in and out of a closed garage can create condensation inside the bodywork where it does maximum damage.

Not sure it applies so much to modern cars, but I remember watching an MOT tester punch several holes in a pristine Wolseley with the pointy end of a wire brush. Never forgotten the expression on the owners face!

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