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    camshaft grinder

    Just paging through this quickly, the op has many challenges ahead. I have rebuilt the berco grinders the precision involved is way more than any homebuilt grinder will provide. Standard bearings on your rocker table will not provide a quality grind. Sorry if others have mentioned this. Any...
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    Jig Grinding chrome plating

    I grind chrome on my crankshaft grinder. Always used standard crankshaft wheels and works good. But its also a 30 inch wheel. There is that.
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    I gotta gripe. I am sick of Bobcad.

    Download a free trial, the phone will ring in no time. Seems like they are back to old habits, call al the time trying to sell more shit. Already on the upgrade plan for next version. Took almost a month to get a simple post updated.
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    filtering air for plasma?

    Wix makes a nice screw on filter element for water, I installed one on all my machines that use air , change them out every 6 months. I do have a refrigerated cooler on though just extra protection from water vapor
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    Wheel modifications for trucks

    Thats exactly what i told the guy, if that wheel broke, don’t matter why and you run into a , well anything, this insurance co will look at that insurance company and on and on until the well is dry. But it looked cool. Besides my insurance is set up as if it flys, drives or gets put in a...
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    Wheel modifications for trucks

    Hello chipmakers, I had a client come in today wanting us to machine the holes bigger in alcoa semi tractor wheels. The holes are the design holes for the lightening or the looks of the wheel not the mounting or pilot hole. Im thinking this is a huge liability issue if there were a failure...
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    Welding connecting rods

    You’ll be fine many antique tractor pullers have done this for years, cut weld box and straighten, long stroke 2 cylinders have some incredible piston speed even at low rpms.
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    OT- Suggestions on removing hydraulic oil stains from pervious concrete ? Hotsy ?

    I found if you like playing with things that can burn use a little gas or clean solvent, then add the floor dry to soak it up seems like it floats the stain to the top.
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    Water brake dyno setup

    A little late but a retarder off of a class 8 truck would hold probably 700-800 hp or more since they are driveline speed. A eddy current controller is a pretty simple build. Most are air cooled.
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    Mp8 probe shows not touching when it is touching???

    I’ll take a look at that again , my electronic brain is out to lunch , i can wire building and simple circuits but this stuff stumps me. Thanks
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    Van Norman 777-6, Serial # 3989 boring outboard engine blocks

    Never ran a triple 7 but many others, pop the cover check the drive keys that slide up and down , or splines whatever that has. Could be a worn key or gear that it slides in. My old storm does that too, just a very experienced bar.
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    Water brake dyno setup

    I had a 3500 hp dyno used on pulling diesel motors, got rid of it before someone got killed on my time. I had a 1500 gallon tank underground and it would only get warm to the touch 95deg i would guess after a few break in passes and some full power tuning passes. Break in might last 5 min passes...
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    Mp8 probe shows not touching when it is touching???

    I just installed a touch probe mp8 on my fadal using a mi12 and a omm. It is working backwards. When it is not touching it says it is and when it is touching it says it’s not. Any ideas im fresh out other than trying a different omm from another machine i have.
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    Mp8 using MI12 interface says probe contact when not touching

    Hello fadal users, im stumped bought a used mp8 so i could have a extra probe to leave one in each machine (ac 4020 with nxgen upgrade installed). The tool setting probe functions correctly but the mp8 says its touching and displays position at the location its at. It inhibits movement like it...
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    what is this oil fitting called and how do you oil it?

    If you have room put a grease zirk in it and use a push type oiler solves some of the mess and dirt ingestion…. But if other people use this machine you have to train them NOT to used gun grease! Berco grinders have many zirks that require way oil but used machines invariably have grease in...