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    From the title: "Making a 'helicoil'". But we...

    From the title: "Making a 'helicoil'".

    But we are talking about anything but an actual helicoil. So, why not actually make a helicoil.

    Getting or making hardened wire with a 60 degree...
  2. Yea, you are probably safe for the short term,...

    Yea, you are probably safe for the short term, but I would get the factory part and install it as soon as you can.
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    Precisely! Another great example of a well...

    Precisely!

    Another great example of a well engineered connection system is the 66 punch down terminal block that is used in almost every wired telephone installation in the country, if not the...
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    That is one of the many styles that I have used....

    That is one of the many styles that I have used. With the proper tool, they work very well.
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    Oh, here we go with "mine is professional grade,...

    Oh, here we go with "mine is professional grade, not CON-SUM-ER grade". And my dad can lick your dad! So, there!

    As far as I am concerned, and I have literally made tens of thousands, probably...
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    The gas tight barrier is not around the crimp. It...

    The gas tight barrier is not around the crimp. It is within it. The pressure is enough to produce small, spot welds where the wires contact the barrel of the terminal.

    Joe Gwinn has a valid point...
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    Well, I thought I had been clear. I did...

    Well, I thought I had been clear. I did deliberately say "BEFORE" crimping.

    I have absolutely no problem with applying anything you wish to keep battery acid or salt from the road to crimp...
  8. The purpose of the wedge has been well explained...

    The purpose of the wedge has been well explained above.

    But you say the taper will not stay in the spindle. This is probably due to damage to either the taper adapter on the chuck or to the...
  9. Any decent garage door company should be able to...

    Any decent garage door company should be able to both recommend the proper replacement and provide it from their stock.

    Whatever you do, be sure to run a safety wire down the center of the...
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    "...but certainly don't do anything for...

    "...but certainly don't do anything for atmospheric ingress."

    I beg to differ. A gas tight connection is exactly what a proper crimp DOES provide. And this applies to both uninsulated and...
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    Insulated terminals are garbage? Really? There...

    Insulated terminals are garbage? Really?

    There are many high quality manufacturers who make high quality, insulated terminals. They are a bit Off Topic here, but as others have said, they do...
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    That's only a consideration for in-line splices....

    That's only a consideration for in-line splices. Even the one sided splices can be simply be approached from the side of the tool.
  13. Expensive hobby, even if you only have enough...

    Expensive hobby, even if you only have enough track to support the wheels without ever moving it an inch.

    I built HO gauge/scale in my youth and have dreamed of having another layout someday. As...
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    If you are talking about grounding like in a...

    If you are talking about grounding like in a house or building where there is an actual ground rod, no it is not a ground.

    Since a typical vehicle sits on four or more rubber tires, which are...
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    Not the best by any means, but you can spend...

    Not the best by any means, but you can spend $200, $400, and more. I have used these Vaco crimpers for many years, for both professional and personal work and have never had a bad crimp. And the...
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    Cable implies a grouping of multiple conductors,...

    Cable implies a grouping of multiple conductors, separated with insulation. Only a single conductor is needed for the ground strap so cable is overkill. The real question is braided strap vs....
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    I recall watching my grandfather slaughter...

    I recall watching my grandfather slaughter chickens for Sunday dinner, but I guess he held on to them because they never ran anywhere.

    I had no interest in learning that skill from him.
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    The unanswered questions here are: Why do the...

    The unanswered questions here are: Why do the internal bores taper when external turning does not? And What is changing to make it so?

    Just thinking and I am assuming this is a used lathe where...
  19. I think you may be confusing the percentage of a...

    I think you may be confusing the percentage of a full thread with the class of fit. The class of the fit will be determined by the die and tap or by your cutting depth if you single point them.
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  20. Michiganbuck, I guess I qualify for being an...

    Michiganbuck,

    I guess I qualify for being an old fart too. Drop by some day and we will share some coffee and swap lies. Let me know ahead of time and I will pick up some donuts too.
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    King size serpentine belt!

    King size serpentine belt!
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    The dryer after the tank is the way I have always...

    The dryer after the tank is the way I have always done it and I have had great, ZERO WATER results in several installations. I like compressor(s) then tank then about 50 foot copper pipe cooler and...
  23. I could be wrong, but as I see it those fish...

    I could be wrong, but as I see it those fish tail, threading gauges are from the era of Armstrong tool holders and lantern tool posts. With those, the tool bit was often short (<1") and gripped by...
  24. Just an observation, but a quick calculation...

    Just an observation, but a quick calculation shows the worst case error between a 60° Vee thread and a 55° Vee thread, both of 24 TPI, is 0.0018". So it is no wonder that you can not see that...
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    Well said. I think a lot of the reason is simply...

    Well said. I think a lot of the reason is simply the cost of a bench in a country with much lower income and perhaps a lack of resources which makes them more expensive. We complain about prices...
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