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    I used to take busses for the yearly Govt...

    I used to take busses for the yearly Govt inspection......Inspector would get in the bins under the floor and probe with a long screwdriver.....and get covered in showers of rust....Before the...
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    Small shapers were usually...

    Small shapers were usually educational...Mechanics Institutes ,Technical Universities,even private schools........while a small lathe was affordable for a car repairer or electrical shop,a shaper was...
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    Politicians do have a cunning way of wasting...

    Politicians do have a cunning way of wasting money ,and getting Absolutely Nothing Done.....they call for expert reports ,consultant engineers planning,feasibility studies....wastage of several...
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    If I was looking for 11/12/13 tooth pinion ,I...

    If I was looking for 11/12/13 tooth pinion ,I would be looking through my collection of starter motor pinions....many are metric ,and about the module size you want......Actual first port of call...
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    You d be the best judge of that ...some lathes...

    You d be the best judge of that ...some lathes have a bed gap under the chuck ,and can tolerate a lot more stickout of jaws......if your lathe has bed shears continued under the head,then jaw...
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    if the wiring is cactus,rewinding isnt rocket...

    if the wiring is cactus,rewinding isnt rocket science......more common is plate wear causing slippage.......common bodge is to cut another plain plate and insert it in the pack to take up wear.
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    Ive worked on plenty of air bag busses and trucks...

    Ive worked on plenty of air bag busses and trucks ....and none had bigger than 3/8 black nylon air lines to airbags or valves.....As to ride ,an airbag is no different to a tyre with 100psi in it...
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    The painters used to stand on the top rail and...

    The painters used to stand on the top rail and bust the joystick control......thing aint fixable,whole assy must be replaced cost some $600-700.......one time they had a tech out from JLG ,and one...
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    Simple solution may be to speed up the engine...

    Simple solution may be to speed up the engine idle enough to operate the machine.......I had lots of experience on JLGs,all of it bad.......I couldnt fix something,bosses would get out the service...
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    I see no problem with a split bearing and...

    I see no problem with a split bearing and shims.....if the OP sizes the shaft to suit,off the peg stuff could be used ,along with a few bits from a old engine(main caps and bolts).....The sliding...
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    Agreed,push the head back into the cylinder,and...

    Agreed,push the head back into the cylinder,and there may even be a solid retainer,circlip,or even three pieces of a rigid ring fitted into a groove.
  12. Thread: OT Lead Pipe

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    Not necessarily digging up....there are various...

    Not necessarily digging up....there are various product systems now that can install a liner into a pipe in situ .............and $4000.......where can I get cheap plumbing like that ?.....cost me...
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    AS I said before...all the hallmarks of a go slow...

    AS I said before...all the hallmarks of a go slow by maritime unions or wharfies .....In this country a few hundred wharfies who "drive" cranes , container lifters and forks from the comfort of an...
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    So it seems everyone on this forum knows what has...

    So it seems everyone on this forum knows what has caused the problem,so why dont ya all form a think tank and hire out y'slves to the Gubmint and cure the difficulty overnight.
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    One thing to always check with shapers is the...

    One thing to always check with shapers is the teeth on the bull gear where the load is taken.....generally all the wear is on less than 10 teeth....and most shapers you cant rotate the gear relative...
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    Interesting its crated.....one time I used to see...

    Interesting its crated.....one time I used to see machines unused and still crated from WW2....Once bought two Brown and Sharpe #00 screw machines crated and packed in grease from WW2.
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    That was the rule with big grinders too....loosen...

    That was the rule with big grinders too....loosen the bearing caps until the machine heated up.....generally a 30 minute run,...the tighten the caps ....mostly preWW2 grinders had plain bearings...
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    I used to get a lot of salesmen ,mainly,teling me...

    I used to get a lot of salesmen ,mainly,teling me I could make one off parts quicker on their CNC machine than on my manual.....and always claiming the CNC was "intuitive" and...
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    Pre WW2 automotive crankshaft bearings were...

    Pre WW2 automotive crankshaft bearings were adjustable with shim packs .....when oil pressure fell,off with the sump ,and take out a couple of 002 shims from each bearing,then tighten up the caps...
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    What I had failed to grasp back in 68,was that...

    What I had failed to grasp back in 68,was that the HR department were all Orange People...Ananda Marga ,which was a freelove sect.....Which explains why the interest from coppers and security...
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    My first job in the gubmint ,(I was a disabled...

    My first job in the gubmint ,(I was a disabled vet,supposedly) ,the HR department had a sort of cadre of quite weird men and some very pretty wimmin in the clerical jobs/typists etc......the boss of...
  22. Sounds like its got one stuck exhaust valve...

    Sounds like its got one stuck exhaust valve ....easily fixed,and if careful ,the head gasket will be reusable......the IXB motors were fitted to several tractors,and Ive no doubt parts could be found...
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    The situation with trucks is if you sit around...

    The situation with trucks is if you sit around for days waiting for a load,you earn nothing,dead loss,consequently trucks are put onto more profitable work...or parked up and drivers stood down.
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    In my experience you look into shipping...

    In my experience you look into shipping holdups,you inevitably find 'choke points' controlled by members of a small powerful union....I would suspect tugboat operators,then the 'wharfies'.
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    The QC handle setup is Le Blond...ish.......Agreed ,buy a lathe made sometime since the 19th century.....preferably the 1950s to 1970s...........A lathe like that will sell for a few dollars to...
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