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    Looks a bit like the Gilbert.....when I auctioned...

    Looks a bit like the Gilbert.....when I auctioned mine,the tilting table sold for more than the drill ,and that fetched $7000.....about 1988,maybe.There was a bit of a craze for machine...
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    I needed two gears from a mobile crane gearbox...

    I needed two gears from a mobile crane gearbox made......took it to the local gear place.....they said "it will be $1500 up front.....for us to do the calculations and prepare a quote ".....So ,I got...
  3. Venturi s run by compressed air make a lot of...

    Venturi s run by compressed air make a lot of noise......like muff and earplug combined noise....run by water is quieter ,but problematic......i suggest a vane pump ,like a Alfa Laval or Broom Wade.
  4. What about X- Cel- O.....all mine are XLO,and...

    What about X- Cel- O.....all mine are XLO,and some even had rusty bearings from coolant ......I just replaced the balls with new ,and they work 100%......In their wisdom XLO used odd size (metric)...
  5. A lot of later machines used a hydraulic copy...

    A lot of later machines used a hydraulic copy attachment in lieu of a taper slide,and thats a very handy accessory.....they sell cheap now too........One point ,is get every thing belonging to the...
  6. Proper capstan/turret lathe chucks arent a lot of...

    Proper capstan/turret lathe chucks arent a lot of use anyway.....they are either air operated ,and even the key ones have a restricted grip variation,the jaws have to be reset for a different...
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    Youll probably have to attach a lever hoist to...

    Youll probably have to attach a lever hoist to the cable ,and pull it off the drum a bit at a time.If you have a truck with a winch,you can do the same with the truck winch...seeing as the boom...
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    I was surprised at the prices ....all three...

    I was surprised at the prices ....all three bearings approximately GBP 360.......which was the price of a new 650cc Triumph or BSA motor bike in the late 60s..(purchase tax added of course)..but...
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    I have a parts book for a 3DS Autoward plug...

    I have a parts book for a 3DS Autoward plug lathe.....the head is the same ,era being 1960s,I think ......I fancy they used special R&M plain rollers ,Ill search and find the books......EDIT...looked...
  10. Actually,9100 is not correct,in the horse and...

    Actually,9100 is not correct,in the horse and buggy era,there were offences related to "furious riding" and "furious driving".,and I found that my great grandfather was jailed for a month for just...
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    Whatever Tesla do in the EU ,it will be the...

    Whatever Tesla do in the EU ,it will be the minimum required ,and be essentially based around Chinese input.....China has very good reasons for going to EVs,not only pollution,but also the...
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    A pinion with a small number of teeth is certain...

    A pinion with a small number of teeth is certain to have a modified tooth form,and while I am sure you could cut a meshing component,it would be very noisy in operation,and fail quickly..........The...
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    When I was a kid,my tool kit consisted of car...

    When I was a kid,my tool kit consisted of car tools found here and there,and the best spanners were the ones branded"Ford"...
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    When I got a car licence in the 60s,there was...

    When I got a car licence in the 60s,there was series of questions about how to change a wheel,basic mechanics,including brake adjustment.Not that many traffic rules in those days tho.....When I got a...
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    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and...

    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and design ....Some Sewdish machines were common,Varnamo,the various drills,but oddly not lathes.
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    I disagree with the opinions of...

    I disagree with the opinions of uselessness............its what most would term a "capstan lathe",and quite usable by a hobby machinist.....provided it comes with a selection of turret tooling,I...
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    If you want sheer terror...try a Bond Bug.....my...

    If you want sheer terror...try a Bond Bug.....my cousin had one ,supposedly able to do 100mph.....My choice of 3 wheeler is of course a 1929 Super Aero ,bit pricey now tho.
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    Sir Clive Sinclair was on telly recently (he's...

    Sir Clive Sinclair was on telly recently (he's 80)lamenting the fact that he cant afford a collectors price for a C5,and has to settle for a Chinese mobility scooter.The C5 fiasco had curious...
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    You wont achieve the necessary accuracy and...

    You wont achieve the necessary accuracy and finish on ally heads for the MLS gaskets with any old mill......flywheels wont be a problem ,but its easier to do them on a simple grinder.
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    The Chinese will own the world by 2050.Most of it...

    The Chinese will own the world by 2050.Most of it anyway.
  21. Steadies and gap pieces never seem to match the...

    Steadies and gap pieces never seem to match the lathe you just got with both missing....
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    Yeah,Col was his name ,and he hailed from...

    Yeah,Col was his name ,and he hailed from Somerset or somthing,and talked like the Two Ronnies......or a pirate......he used to confide in me ,dunno why,but his dream was to fire a guy every day,and...
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    Pretty common ,Id say...the guy I worked for...

    Pretty common ,Id say...the guy I worked for couldnt trust anyone (so he said),so everything was down to him..........trouble was he couldnt give a clear instruction,would sort of argue with himself...
  24. Deliver and take the account to the office,so you...

    Deliver and take the account to the office,so you make contact with the office person who pays the accounts.A few pleasantries and compliments can get your account paid when others are being held...
  25. Machines will need to be adequately secured so as...

    Machines will need to be adequately secured so as not to move about/fall over in transport.Turn it into a spiders web if necessary.My old favorite is used car tyres,very effective at preventing...
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