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  1. Grew up on strap-iron shod timber boats, but .....

    Grew up on strap-iron shod timber boats, but .. family had horses, then converted model- T's, then a fact'ry built IHC "Farmall Cub" highboy mini-tractor.

    That tiny Simplicity "garden" tractor...
  2. Peter Haas - moderator before Cal.. has explained...

    Peter Haas - moderator before Cal.. has explained the whole Ward-Leonard "motor generator" variable DC plant in detail on PM, already. Not that the lore is lacking, given they served long, well, and...
  3. LOL! Far worse than that! Dad had been a...

    LOL! Far worse than that!

    Dad had been a Federal wonk from about 1926 'til he retired in '67. Solidly registered Democrat. Usta tease me Mum election-day morning that they could both stay home,...
  4. No question it "exists". Here and there. Dad...

    No question it "exists". Here and there. Dad grabbed a third of one as had exploded, had a hole for a swivel-eye burnt in the remains of the one crowned head as had survived, and "Voila"..for a few...
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    Standard practice was to run with a massive 5 MT...

    Standard practice was to run with a massive 5 MT LC until close to final passes. THEN stop. clean up, switch to a DC and basic white lead carbonate for final to specs at lower stress.

    Cimcool...
  6. Sounds like an adiabatically amicable plan to me....

    Sounds like an adiabatically amicable plan to me.

    Prolly a vicious cheat to have had a substantial chunk of OUR tax dollars spent training me on LOX and Acetylene production?

    One tends to have...
  7. Don't overly force stuff like that. Steel is...

    Don't overly force stuff like that. Steel is actually cheap. Ready-made D1 are worth the completed work to spec already IN them, too. Mass-produced on automated CNC to specs yah CANNOT cheat on?
    ...
  8. Suggest mild steel round precuts already...

    Suggest mild steel round precuts already Blanchard-ground. Old Days, we used a lot of linen-bakelite, shiney-wood or even tree-woods.

    All Depends on what yer doing, but thick enough for a good...
  9. LOL No mercy! Usta live in Springfield meself...

    LOL

    No mercy! Usta live in Springfield meself - back before they converted so much of it to more short-term carpark disguised as highway.

    Old habits. I had always tended to demand higher...
  10. ISTR that Mark discovered something NOT in the...

    ISTR that Mark discovered something NOT in the manual?

    That if you interrupt the control signal, the Analog logic does a "reset" and full braking is "there NOW"?

    Default yes. And I lIKE it...
  11. Noooo... Working on 152 as to mileage. :D ...

    Noooo... Working on 152 as to mileage.

    :D

    Vintage of 1945, but...fully-ambidextrous and greedy as Hell about "life in the fast lane" thing. Think Siamese twins, co-joined at a thicker corpus...
  12. LOL! Well "let's do the numbers"... First,...

    LOL! Well "let's do the numbers"...


    First, don't confuse the "audio overhead" of an MG's blower fan for vibration as can "watermark" a super-fine turned surface finish. It doesn't GET that far....
  13. My "calling" was "Management". Responsible. Very,...

    My "calling" was "Management". Responsible. Very, And teaching as well as practice.

    What you mis-perceive as "wit" is ridicule, and not even polite, if you'd but grok that.

    ...Of your chronic...
  14. Well .. I've done my "life cycle" costing,...

    Well .. I've done my "life cycle" costing, decided on a mild-steel US-made Manchester.

    Figure I'll phosphatize the inside, plumb a decent drain, put a shrapnel screen near, but not in direct...
  15. Sheesh.. Pilgrim.. one of yer split personalities...

    Sheesh.. Pilgrim.. one of yer split personalities is trying to f**k-up its harmless alter ego? Or just what, yer such a risk to yerself?

    You DO pay attention to speed-limit signs whilst operating...
  16. Hems sake, Jim. OP is only trying to make a go...

    Hems sake, Jim.

    OP is only trying to make a go / no-go decision on retention of a 75+ year-old antique as a "working" air receiver tank.

    What will you link next?

    How many PSIG a fat biker...
  17. Not NEW, either, Greg. Been going on ever...

    Not NEW, either, Greg.

    Been going on ever since the first cross-eyed man was installed as a mohel.

    There's just no proper end to some pricks.
  18. [QUOTE=johnoder;3579595]Long ago Hendey made this...

    Past 4,000, even 5,000 many did. Iron crankshaft ahead of them as well. "White bread" passenger cars, Hell for leather passing coal trucks and such, 2-lane blacktop or its mortal remains .

    Surely...
  19. It's all "relative'. 5,500 RPM on a Hardinge...

    It's all "relative'. 5,500 RPM on a Hardinge manufacturing lathe special-ordered with an 8,000 RPM top was just boring shift work making #000-124 screws outta what resembled stainless WIRE as had to...
  20. Are you sure you have your common-sense engaged?...

    Are you sure you have your common-sense engaged?

    1600 RPM isn't even a bad joke to a 10EE or a Cazeneuve at 2500, 3,300, 4,000, and even higher.

    HALF that you'd shit yerself, "bare...
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    Fluke 77 grey-not-yellow still a mainstay here. ...

    Fluke 77 grey-not-yellow still a mainstay here.

    Bought new, first year of production.

    eHam.net

    The 110 Fluke/Philips "scopemeter" worked, too. In between trips to the HKG repair facility...
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    Wot a political f**kwit! "Projecting" yer OWN...

    Wot a political f**kwit! "Projecting" yer OWN sins. Yet again!

    Yer sooooo f**kin' greedy to slam the USA wit' anuther of yer "Marxist PREP 101" lies, yah never even twigged to the GROWNUPS being...
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    Now YOU stop that! HP MPE-3000 kicked ass and...

    Now YOU stop that!

    HP MPE-3000 kicked ass and remembered the names. On "twinned" Mark III's, yet!

    And yrs truly once set some sort of "record" got our firm PLENTY of HP engineers on-site doing...
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    Our 2-groover, Dad's 1950's purchase, brand-new...

    Our 2-groover, Dad's 1950's purchase, brand-new in OEM Cosmoline through one of those "DCM" sales, had the tiny star stamped at the muzzle indicating good for sniper use.

    He researched it at the...
  25. First week in Command of the 518th I went over...

    First week in Command of the 518th I went over and made the acquaintance of the NCOIC and OIC of Bien Hoa AFB "Base Fuels" team as ran the DELON-500-M 5 Ton per day LOX plant.

    If/as/when I had to...
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