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    Engine main bearing housing repair

    Aluminum blocks do get welded for repairs one trick i use is a needle scaler after welding you peen the crap out of the weld it work hardens it back to a useable hardness. You can tell when machining it it will machine like the parent material. Learned this from a prominent top fuel crew chief.
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    Machining brake rotors---salt belt rust

    If your going to turn them on a lathe get. Cbn insert. Cuts right through the stuff even a cheap ebay one usually works good for this
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    Lock quill when scraping / measuring tailstock alignment?

    Up and to the operator is the way to do it helps compensate for part weight and tool pressure. When I have aligned crankgrinder head and tail stocks i go . 0002 to .0005 up and torwards wheel for those reasons. They grind much better than when they are wore and point down and away.
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    soda vs walnut shell blasting?

    I bought a soda hopper for the side of my skat blast cabinet. Just change hoses in side the cabinet. Uses same orfice as glass. The fan sucks most of the used soda out, some mixes in with the glass in the bottom of the cabinet but gets sucked out with a little use of glass. Works very good on...
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    Shop made Evapo-rust tank / container.

    Many years ago i bout 55 gallons an built a nice steel tank i could fork lift around and big enough to get a medium duty diesel block in. Well not researching enough and not paying attention in chemistry, that was an expensive lesson it worked great fir a while ( short) but then did not work at...
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    Old blue biax motor housing file for 3d printing

    Just want to make a replacement housing
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    Old blue biax motor housing file for 3d printing

    Hello, I’ve thought i seen this before but I’ll be dammed if I can find it on here, or maybe Richard told me about one, but does anyone know of a 3 d file to print a housing? I really like old blue for finish scraping it light and easy to control. Would gladly compensate if you have one. Thanks...
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    Old blue biax motor housing file for 3d printing

    Hello, I’ve thought i seen this before but I’ll be dammed if I can find it on here, or maybe Richard told me about one, but does anyone know of a 3 d file to print a housing? I really like old blue for finish scraping it light and easy to control. Would gladly compensate if you have one. Thanks...
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    Grinding Concrete Floor Experience

    I rented a grinder with a cacume dust attachment. Did a 50 ft by 50 ft area , very little dust it was a bag type vacuum. Used up about 750.00 of diamond grinding discs. Started with 50 grit went up to 400. Then used diamond buffing pads on a floor scrubber to finish wet, made slurry like others...
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    Suggest Steel for antique tractor flywheel performance

    Save your money for more ci. The old saying there’s no replacement for displacement says it all. I’ve beat this to death with pulling customers, many $$$$$ have been wasted trying this ‘free horsepower thing. The most engine power and best gear/weight/ tire combination always wins. But it will...
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    How large RPC for 10 HP mill

    I picked up a American rotary panel for a 25 hp idler motor. my brother needed to run a 15 hp motor on a grain bin auger, hi load start, easy to hook up and runs it no problem. Used a 1750 rpm baldor 3 phase for idler. 100 amp breaker for supply. In my machine shop I run the whole shop on...
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    Honing valve guides

    For valve guides you could use a elevated container with a hose and valve on it , not like you need a ton of flow most guides are not too far off. I used to just use a oil can, got by for years but it would be nice to have the solvent tank settup to keep the mess contained. Come to think of it...
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    6061 Roughing End Mill Suggestions

    Any body else like the yg alupower? Ive used thrm now for about a year super impressed finish is great too When I find it I don’t need it When I need it I can’t find it!
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    Ear Buds

    The old sound guard cab! I spent most of my time growing up inbetween the factory rollbar of the 10 and 20 series tractors with the factory cab bolted to it. The solid rollgaurd was more or less a amplifier of every gear / machine noise the tractor made. My mom ( happy mothers day mom) made a...
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    Parts washers for cleaning greasy stuff with water born solvents

    I went and ordered a crc washer using their water based solvent with a filter they supply with microbes in that are suposed to digest grease and oils. It is heated to 115 f this keeps the grease eaters activated. I’ll report back after some use. When I find it I don’t need it When I need it...
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