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    Well, I will just give these folks a call. Thanks!

    Well, I will just give these folks a call. Thanks!
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    I guess I am naive, but I kinda thought in these...

    I guess I am naive, but I kinda thought in these United States, something like this would be more available, albeit from a specialty supplier. This little project has been sitting on the shelf for...
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    Lewis couldn't do it, so they referred me to...

    Lewis couldn't do it, so they referred me to Online Metals. They were able to source a piece 230-01 red brass 5" dia..092 thick, 12" L for $221. ouch. I didn't pull the trigger, maybe hoping...
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    Ok, my memory got the best of me so I went and...

    Ok, my memory got the best of me so I went and pulled out the faxes I got from Crane. So the date in the Cat. is 1941, Mod.600 5" w/ valve List @ $22.50. Still pretty expensive .
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    $100 a ft. sounds good to me. Unfortunately, the...

    $100 a ft. sounds good to me. Unfortunately, the bell was broken all around the bottom and repaired many times. It is a Crane whistle, and dates around 1918 or so. Interesting story, this came from a...
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    Many Thanks!! I'll give them a call. Seems most...

    Many Thanks!! I'll give them a call. Seems most of the suppliers stop at 4" dia.
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    Source for 5" dia. brass tubing/pipe?

    I searched thru the site and could not find a answer. I have an old steam whistle I wish to restore and need a 8" Long, 5"O.D , approx 4.750 I.D. piece of brass pipe. This seems to be a rather...
  8. Ok, I'll say it, scrape the two surfaces flat and...

    Ok, I'll say it, scrape the two surfaces flat and match each other. It won't move when tightened. I did it to mine years ago as experiment /practice, and doesn't require gorilla strength to hold even...
  9. I just saw this thread and cannot offer any...

    I just saw this thread and cannot offer any insight about the paint, but I recently started using the disposable 3m pps system on my little Devilbiss EGA gun and it has been a revelation on cleanup....
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    May I suggest that you double check the front...

    May I suggest that you double check the front part nose, to the mounting end. I had a 2J that had a fair bit of runout. I separated the the pieces an scraped the parts flat. I did not scrape any...
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    Preheating cast iron question

    I have a small cast iron cylinder head 6-8" dia. that has some casting flaws that I was going to flow some braze or silver solder on to it. It will be fully cleaned (blasted). Would it be wise to...
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    Direct Deposit April15th

    Direct Deposit April15th
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    Maybe not relevant, but upon inspection of mine...

    Maybe not relevant, but upon inspection of mine during exploratory surgery, I found that years of coolant use had seeped past the non existent seals on the output shafts causing a toxic solidified...
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    I pulled the motor first thing, the big 5hp GE....

    I pulled the motor first thing, the big 5hp GE. Never tried it first, although no real way to try it without having a fully working WIAD, and that was just one more component not to have to deal...
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    Having completely rewired and restored my 59...

    Having completely rewired and restored my 59 WIAD, I think I boasted about using over 1000 ft. of wire. Of course all different gages. Mine had so many jumpers, bodged repairs, and rotted insulation,...
  16. Actually I just used a ball end mill on my lathe....

    Actually I just used a ball end mill on my lathe. I made a expanding type locking fixture using ball bearings on a tapered shaft. The 1/4 ball end mill provided a good seating surface for the ball...
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    What I am afraid of, is this is now an excellent...

    What I am afraid of, is this is now an excellent excuse for some companies to trim the workforce, some drastically, reduce wages for the folks that were kept, now working their asses off, and...
  18. Odd, On mine, I distinctly remember that the oil...

    Odd, On mine, I distinctly remember that the oil hole in the bearing spanned over the oil resevoir for the 3rd oil sightglass on the headstock. When I replaced the bearing, it did not have the hole,...
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    I guess the watershed moment for me about Wall...

    I guess the watershed moment for me about Wall St. was it doesn't matter the death count, the unemployment numbers, just that Uncle Sam will always be there to bail out big business no matter what. I...
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    So I guess its official, the US economy is now a...

    So I guess its official, the US economy is now a totally Govt' subsidized entity, and Wall St. is loving it. Does that make us "gasp" Socialist?:D
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    My 59 does not have that, no dimples either. just...

    My 59 does not have that, no dimples either. just a drain hole on the taper at 6 oclock. In fact my cover, doesn't look like that at all. Its similar , round with counterbored holes, but none of...
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    Cool, I think the shadow on the shaft in the pic,...

    Cool, I think the shadow on the shaft in the pic, makes it look strange like there is a relief.
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    I saw this and I thought " I don't remember an...

    I saw this and I thought " I don't remember an angular contact bearing there and shims? I went and looked at the parts breakdown and they show a double ball bearing, not angular. And that certainly...
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    The main thing that I found was, that you better...

    The main thing that I found was, that you better have the front snout aligned to the shifter bar(hence the alignment jig) "perfectly" as you press it in, because when you go to install the rear...
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    Ok, I got out some pics and although not very...

    Ok, I got out some pics and although not very clear, for what I could gather here is what I did. I drilled and tapped that plug, used a puller or slide hammer and pulled it. Whether or not the whole...
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