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Bob Astill07/03/2019 17:20:46
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I have finally got the 540 up and running but after running for about 30 mins it has started dripping oil from the bottom of the cross feed handle. after googling I am led to believe that there is an imperial oil seal behind the. handle. my questions are does anyone know the exact size so I can get one before I strip it and is it just a matter of taking the nut with the 2 pin spanner holes in off and pulling off the hand wheel to reveal the seal? I can not find spare part drawing showing a seal?

Bob

Chris Evans 607/03/2019 18:24:21
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I used 540 and 1400 J&S machines for 50 years, they all leaked a bit even when new.

David George 107/03/2019 18:39:58
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Hi Bob the oil is supposed to drain back to the tank by a hose and passage ways. The system loses quite a lot of oil to drainage and you should clean all the ways and pipes as they get clogged with dust and grease like deposits especialy from the catch trays in the casting on either side inside and the steel pipes from them to the tank. If you disconnect the cylinder on the table traverse you will find that with help, three people, you can lift off the bed, carefully to not bend the rod, and you can get to other oil drains from the cylinder as well. Find something to put heavy bed on befor lifting. You can run the hydraulics with table of and see where oil is running to but operating traverse by hand. If you need any help just ask.

David

Martin King 207/03/2019 19:07:48
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Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping

and there was me getting the toast and salt and pepper ready! wink my favourite as a kid!

Anyone else got some non PC foods from the past?

Martin

Nick Clarke 307/03/2019 20:29:27
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Posted by Martin King 2 on 07/03/2019 19:07:48:

Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping

and there was me getting the toast and salt and pepper ready! wink my favourite as a kid!

Anyone else got some non PC foods from the past?

Martin

Most of them! There is a tub of dripping in the fridge as I speak.

In a similar vein, some advice to anyone visiting the Black Country Living Museum - there are two chip shops - one fries in oil, the other in dripping and is therefore far superior!!

Alan Waddington 207/03/2019 23:16:50
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Managed to lift the bed off and back on without help, so although probably not advisable, it is possible.

Well worth the effort, as a couple of the oilways were blocked solid.

Also drained and cleaned out the oil tank, seriously sh*tty job.

ronan walsh08/03/2019 00:46:45
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Posted by Martin King 2 on 07/03/2019 19:07:48:

Jones and Shipman 540 Dripping

and there was me getting the toast and salt and pepper ready! wink my favourite as a kid!

Anyone else got some non PC foods from the past?

Martin

Black puddin' and tripe ? These soft modern types don't know the joy of a good fry-up with plenty of black and white puddin' and a load of fried bread. You might live longer by not eating food like that, but i cannot think why you would want to

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Ian S C08/03/2019 10:59:46
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The drip is a safety feature on old English machinery, when it stops you have run out of oil, and you better get it back in.cheeky

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Nick Clarke 308/03/2019 12:29:17
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Posted by Ian S C on 08/03/2019 10:59:46:

The drip is a safety feature on old English machinery, when it stops you have run out of oil, and you better get it back in.cheeky

Ian S C

I once tried to put oil that had dripped onto the floor back in but I couldn't pick it up dont know

Howard Lewis08/03/2019 12:51:21
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One means of clearing a way through a blocked pipe, with bends, is to try to push a length of curtain rod through it.

If the blockage is really solid,, by rotating the curtain rod, you can sometimes "driil" through Once there is a hole through, repeated "jiggling" will sometimes clear away much of the remaining clag. At least oil, or some other solvent will help to soften, maybe even dislodge, the rubbish. Once the pipe is clear, the debris needs to be removed from the machine, so that it cannot recirculate, and cause problems in the future.

Howard

Rik Shaw08/03/2019 12:57:44
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Bob this should help.

Rik

**LINK**

Bob Astill13/03/2019 08:31:41
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sorry for late reply to you all been so busy with work but i am very grateful for all the comments looks like a day taking the bed off and doing a big clean glad i did not clean out the tank yet as i had planned.

Bob Astill13/03/2019 10:05:13
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Posted by David George 1 on 07/03/2019 18:39:58:

Hi Bob the oil is supposed to drain back to the tank by a hose and passage ways. The system loses quite a lot of oil to drainage and you should clean all the ways and pipes as they get clogged with dust and grease like deposits especialy from the catch trays in the casting on either side inside and the steel pipes from them to the tank. If you disconnect the cylinder on the table traverse you will find that with help, three people, you can lift off the bed, carefully to not bend the rod, and you can get to other oil drains from the cylinder as well. Find something to put heavy bed on befor lifting. You can run the hydraulics with table of and see where oil is running to but operating traverse by hand. If you need any help just ask.

David

what do you mean by disconnect the cylinder? David

roy entwistle13/03/2019 10:07:21
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To Ronan Walsh

Black pudding should be simmered, never fried. Chips should be fried in dripping or lard

Roy cheeky

Edited By roy entwistle on 13/03/2019 10:09:42

Ian S C13/03/2019 10:53:34
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So you can put the oil back in you need a drip tray, or it will soak into the floor, well at least you can then get rid of it. Just look at the oil leaks from the average Japanese car.

Ian S C

Mark Rand13/03/2019 10:53:44
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Posted by Bob Astill on 13/03/2019 10:05:13:

what do you mean by disconnect the cylinder? David

he probably meant 'remove the blocks that the piston rods attach to the table with at each end'. Once they're unbolted from the table, the table is just sitting there under its own weight.

David George 113/03/2019 11:13:14
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Hi Bob yes I meant to unscrew the blocks that fasten the cylinder rods to the bed ends. You may have to take the cover of the front of the table adjustment bits as well to get the table off. Be carful not to bend the rods. if you remove the front plate on the base as well as the tank cover you will see three hoses one is pressure from pump one is return to tank and one is drain to tank. the drain to tank should go into a small tray with a gauze to collect debris, also sometimes have some catch trays on side walls of column casting and steel drain tubes to tank. if you can remove the plate on top of the front of the table you can poke and blow out other ways that the oil drains from the control block back to tank. A nice clean job! done it quite a few times.

David

Bob Astill14/03/2019 11:38:58
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Thats great thank you to you all will get it done hopefully later this week

Bob

David George 119/03/2019 20:34:57
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How is it going Bob did you stop the leak.

David

HOWARDT19/03/2019 21:19:40
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Use to heat black pudding in boiling water, now I cover in film and microwave, as said never fry it goes hard. Dripping on white bread no salt, pork is favourite. Lard on toast, maybe a little salt. Treats of bygone era, kids don’t know what they are missing.

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