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    I have run and serviced the Mitsui 612 manual...

    I have run and serviced the Mitsui 612 manual grinders. Very well made and accurate. Like better than any US made equivalent. Being a ball type roller way grinder, table must be removed to...
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    I would be interested in swapping dialog with...

    I would be interested in swapping dialog with another shop owner faced with negotiating settlement and preparing a case for trial. Please, only shop owners or designated safety officers. Can reach...
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    Involute spline members are self centering under...

    Involute spline members are self centering under torsional load. But only if the profiles and index spacing are accurate.
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    RE: in most cases a spline that fits is good...

    RE: in most cases a spline that fits is good enough."

    You do know the functional difference between an involute spline and serration, and why the involute profiles must be accurate?
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    perpetual troll

    RE: Gear cutting is not that big a deal.

    Please look me up at the AGMA trade show next month. I'm eager to have you introduce me to all the industry professionals that solicit your services. ...
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    aftermarket shafting

    Interesting thread regarding a subject we have a bit of experience and now avoid. Few automotive enthusiasts and hack machinists are familiar with transmission shaft design and manufacture. When...
  7. different world

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/asset.php?fid=234401&uid=82399&d=1566393101

    Come visit and I'll take you trout fishing.
  8. Yes I did test drive but not under the same...

    Yes I did test drive but not under the same conditions mentioned. Own several cars. All have better shifting transmissions. Modest familiarity with automatic transmission manufacture and design....
  9. I resist participating in OT threads as typically...

    I resist participating in OT threads as typically only goober nonsense, which is where this is headed. I took delivery of a 2019 F150 6 weeks ago with the 5.0 and 10R80 transmission. I do not like...
  10. RE: Anything I can check for when the sg is not...

    RE: Anything I can check for when the sg is not under power?

    In another lifetime I worked as a field service engineer for Reid surface grinders. Often would advise repair vs replace of older...
  11. How serious are you at wanting to learn the trade?

    How serious are you at wanting to learn the trade?
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    RE "The problem comes that no one can agree on...

    RE "The problem comes that no one can agree on what is right."

    No. The problem is inexperienced hacks seeing virtual, self verification posting non sense. Here and elsewhere. To filter out the...
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    If filler wont stick, neither will primer. In...

    If filler wont stick, neither will primer. In professional paint work substraight preparation is everything. Sadly, most feedback is from hack hobbyists that refuse to sweat the details then bemoan...
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    We have great results painting old machine tools....

    We have great results painting old machine tools. Most, saturated with cutting oil for 50+ years.

    Media blast to remove all trace of paint and old fillers. Use an angle grinder with a 60 grit...
  15. Again, I am reminded to the motivational poster;...

    Again, I am reminded to the motivational poster; Every job is a self portrait of the man how did it.
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    I well remember ITW's Bob Modarrow's class from...

    I well remember ITW's Bob Modarrow's class from '81 when I worked for Lees Bradner. We had fun bantering over lead chart interpretation of shaping vs. hobbing. I've managed to accumulate quite a...
  17. my experience

    I have a 20 year old F150 with 270K miles and minimal rust. Corrosion protection takes work. Each spring I put my cars on jack stands. Using a creeper spend a couple hours on each with a high...
  18. Aaron, you ask a thoughtful, legitimate question....

    Aaron, you ask a thoughtful, legitimate question. Pleased your pride in workmanship extends to a professional appearance. We finish our builds in Polane B using a DeVilbiss StartingLine HVLP gun....
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    Perhaps it's human nature for hacks to seek...

    Perhaps it's human nature for hacks to seek recognition, but I continue to be amazed at advise offered with no root in successful experience.
  20. Wasting your time honing. Likely the bore is out...

    Wasting your time honing. Likely the bore is out of round, tapered and skewed to the base. A hone will only follow what's there, good or bad. As mentioned, if a keyway or interruption, near...
  21. I 2nd the vote for Awesome. Am able to buy it...

    I 2nd the vote for Awesome. Am able to buy it locally at Dollar General. Had used Simple Green, but Awesome works better. In a gear shop we are practically swimming in high sulfur oil. Awesome...
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    Lubrication design

    I agree Bijur's service and pricing screams, buy elsewhere. Now that their product is Chinese import, I have no loyalty. Can find identical, generic systems online at a fraction of the price. Years...
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    Stop jerking off. Send me the gears and a bunch...

    Stop jerking off. Send me the gears and a bunch of XM 855 ammo and I'll chart lead and base circle dia.
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    Thanks, I was afraid it may be that painful. ...

    Thanks, I was afraid it may be that painful. Obstacle is, we get parts back from heat treat with rather unpredictable distortion. Having the tooling adds maybe a couple hours to production. ...
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    There's no end to these forums being an exhibit...

    There's no end to these forums being an exhibit of unskilled hobbyists and hacks desperately in need of self verification.
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