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  1. As a little kid I thought every family had at...

    As a little kid I thought every family had at least one RA-6, it was a shock to learn that they did not!.
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    The French were pretty proud of their stuff,...

    The French were pretty proud of their stuff, Gamut made pieces would have been marked as French
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    The Enco heads marked Made in France were very...

    The Enco heads marked Made in France were very very good, nicer than Criterion.

    I too got stung on one that looked identical to their re-badged Gamut from Enco, made in india. Looked pretty...
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    I think this is a practice thing..... my guess is...

    I think this is a practice thing..... my guess is that you're way to low on your amperage and your travel speed. With a backer I'd probally do a test run at a 0.040" electrode @55A, EN at 60% and...
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    I don't know what that engine is (#4 if the first...

    I don't know what that engine is (#4 if the first set), but it sure is handsome!
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    That is going to be difficult to find and...

    That is going to be difficult to find and expensive, might I suggest a tracer attachment.
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    Likely no help, but I did have one of those that...

    Likely no help, but I did have one of those that I sold 20 years ago. The crossfeed was a very simple ratchet assembly driven off of the mechanism that cycled the table traverse belt.
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    Newman109 Not too far from you is UC Davis and...

    Newman109

    Not too far from you is UC Davis and just west of town Medlock Field (Air Nav 69CL ie the university airport)

    In my very distant past I was the off hours / weekend manager of that...
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    At one point the parts to do the converson from...

    At one point the parts to do the converson from Servo-shift to manual shift were an OEM kit.
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    Clive By any chance do you know how one...

    Clive

    By any chance do you know how one might get higher res photos of that Bristol Hercules. And in case anyone is curious as to why sleeve valve vs poppet valves. Poppets run hot, to avoid...
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    DrHook The spinny thing out front has only one...

    DrHook

    The spinny thing out front has only one job and that's to keep the pilot cool
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    Hmmmm somethiing to think about between Christmas...

    Hmmmm somethiing to think about between Christmas and New Years
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    Songbird 1 the Cessna "bobcat" died of dry rot...

    Songbird 1 the Cessna "bobcat" died of dry rot before the series ended
    Songbird II the Cessna 310 resides in Nor Cal at the Nut Tree airport
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    Looks like someone has had their way with that...

    Looks like someone has had their way with that pump before. As long as it's out it might be a good idea to check it for flow and pressure.
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    A properly sized three phase input reactor to...

    A properly sized three phase input reactor to damp inrush ought to be "just the ticket"
    Alternately a three phase soft start.
  16. Tailstock4 Openions on grease loaded...

    Tailstock4

    Openions on grease loaded spindle bearings, sure: when possible follow the OEM suggestions.

    On some of the old Hobby lathes we rebuilt where there was no lube callout but clearly...
  17. The counter weight may be a great idea..... when...

    The counter weight may be a great idea..... when I was actively rebuilding lathes we noticed that Leblond's with taper attacments typically had a lot less carrage wear than those without
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    Looks quite a bit like a "Select" (Late 1970s...

    Looks quite a bit like a "Select" (Late 1970s Taiwanese brand)
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    If the gridner motor is a perm split. IE no...

    If the gridner motor is a perm split. IE no potential relay or centrifigual switch, wire a incandescent lamp in parallel with the motor for some braking action.
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    Did you ever notice that every machinist square...

    Did you ever notice that every machinist square after 1941 looks the same and parts exepcailly blades interchange between makers. War Production Board!
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    Yankee style as I recall had legs that were...

    Yankee style as I recall had legs that were square in cross section from the spring to just below the adjuster and tapered below that down to the working tip Much stiffer than the flat leg.
  22. It was pretty common "in the day" to add a groove...

    It was pretty common "in the day" to add a groove at the top of a bore to take annealed copper wire. A pretty simple job with a boring tool in a horiz jig bore (vee layout engines) An inline block...
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    Your Pb will cast a lot nicer if you get some tin...

    Your Pb will cast a lot nicer if you get some tin into the mix and flux / skim well. Unsalted lard is cheap and works fine.
    A good clean casting will be easire to finsih off.

    I've seen Pb...
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    Yup, Dad came out of the Army Air Corps at that...

    Yup, Dad came out of the Army Air Corps at that end off WWII and went to school at Mare Island Navel Yard, He was in their first post war apprenticeship program and became real enamored of screw...
  25. This may be one of those scenarios where a tiny...

    This may be one of those scenarios where a tiny bit of rotor axial run-out is needed to kick the pads back from the rotor.
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