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    I should drill the backside of one of mine and...

    I should drill the backside of one of mine and assay the chips to resolve an issue. "AFAIK" they are - at best - "Tobin" or "Admiralty" (alleged) bronze, EG: "red Brass" with just enough Tin added...
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    Beloved poem from a mis-spent youth, that one! ...

    Beloved poem from a mis-spent youth, that one!

    But here's a cheat, given making it into the 90's and now and them past 100 is part of the "family curse" ("doomed to live longer than the himan...
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    Friendly ^^^ masochistic ^^^ Forum Leader, yah...

    Friendly ^^^ masochistic ^^^ Forum Leader, yah mean?

    If we doooo that?

    We should also send him MONEY!

    He can put it up at modest interest, hope it grows to cover the excavator fees to...
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    Finally getting all of my "spares" organized and...

    Finally getting all of my "spares" organized and find I seem to have a round-dial threading/feed gearbox casting AND most if not all of the internals, shafts and gears, shifters and such - even the...
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    Too many years ago now to dig records, but ISTR...

    Too many years ago now to dig records, but ISTR you were MY source for a used shifter fork I bought to replace the one on my '42 as was both BENT and thence badly worn?

    Alfoden? That's how it...
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    That really helps. The illustrations are murky....

    That really helps. The illustrations are murky. Some of the names are not what we might expect as convention. It can still take some "detective work" to be assured the part is "the one".

    But at...
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    The POINT, Dave is that we are helpless. We...

    The POINT, Dave is that we are helpless.

    We need him to tell us more. Or tell us "differently" so it can become "clear'.

    I'm not trying to "run him off". I've twice been out in the shop with a...
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    No fear. Some of us are just older-er and...

    No fear. Some of us are just older-er and retireder-er, and wondering if we WILL "get by"!

    :)

    But I can't figure out - on either of my round-dials ('42 and '44) - what "hole" it is you are...
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    You can research that, "Right here, on PM". ...

    You can research that, "Right here, on PM".

    Learning such things for yourself as to how to make good use of the PM website will do you more long-term good than some among us walking yet-another...
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    "Modern Medicine" notwithstanding, surely it...

    "Modern Medicine" notwithstanding, surely it cannot be repaired with "keyhole surgery" off the budgets of we Old Iron chickn's!

    :)

    You'll need to get the gearbox OFF and have better sight of...
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