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  1. Looks like it should work. Try it, you got...

    Looks like it should work. Try it, you got hundreds to practice on. Carbide toolbits are usualy sharpened on a green wheel made specificaly for sharpening carbide. I would run the drill slow maybe...
  2. I was just thinking about this, and it is when...

    I was just thinking about this, and it is when the output is connected for a voltage other than 240 that it matters about the other side. If it is connected for 208, then the 120 side will be 120,...
  3. Its still 120 to neutral because 120 x2=240. So...

    Its still 120 to neutral because 120 x2=240. So if one leg to the other is 240, and one leg to neutral is 120, the other leg to neutral will be 120. One side may be carrying more load, and the...
  4. The power you get from the utility is from a...

    The power you get from the utility is from a center tapped transformer. The center tap is grounded and called neutral. You can do the same, as long as its 120 to center on both sides and 240 across...
  5. Wont work in my shop. I have lights on the walls,...

    Wont work in my shop. I have lights on the walls, about 6 feet high. Shines on the sides of the motorcoaches i work on. No one solution works in every shop. Thats one of the things i liked about the...
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    Back when I started driving, it was common to...

    Back when I started driving, it was common to have all your tools, and some parts in the trunk of the car. Many guys didnt have garages, or any other safe place to keep them. I was lucky my dad had...
  7. I filled it out. The questions were a little odd,...

    I filled it out. The questions were a little odd, but very thought provoking. It was nice to be asked about some of the lighting issues at my place. Doesnt seem a lot of engineer types ask end users...
  8. I like the way electrical plugs on many vehicles...

    I like the way electrical plugs on many vehicles are all different, so you cant put it together wrong. Just the kind of briliance I would like to see more of.
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    I have only seen it plasma burned, and drilled....

    I have only seen it plasma burned, and drilled. And drilling it was not easy.
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    Auto parts store, leak detector dye. Lime green...

    Auto parts store, leak detector dye. Lime green color, works best with black light, but I use it without.
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    Is this being done on a cnc mill? There are...

    Is this being done on a cnc mill? There are center cutting end mills available. Redrilling, and only removing a small amount, like 4.6 to 5 mm is hard on drills, best to go with the right size to...
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    I would lay out the center of each bar with a...

    I would lay out the center of each bar with a center square, center punch and drill in a drill press. Use two vises if you have them, one on the bottom, and one on the table, but hanging over the...
  13. I like the custom sleeve with a larger od. Seen...

    I like the custom sleeve with a larger od. Seen some repairs last, and others not. Dont like the plastic filler, seen one Detroit come apart after only 1600 miles. In any case, you have to remove...
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    Tracks run 18 feet from the back side of my shop,...

    Tracks run 18 feet from the back side of my shop, slow spur line. Been here 14 years, no problems. The building is 110 years old, with brick walls 13 inches thick, so that may help. I have no cnc...
  15. Dont get me started on doors, I hate working on...

    Dont get me started on doors, I hate working on doors. Its like you need arms with 7 elbows and skin made of kevlar.
  16. Some background on my original post. It was...

    Some background on my original post. It was prompted by 2 seamingly identical jobs in my shop this week. 2 air brake abs modulator valves. One on an old 1999 motorcoach, and one on a newer coach,...
  17. Yea for 6 holes I would lay em out and walk the...

    Yea for 6 holes I would lay em out and walk the mill around em. File the corners and done.
  18. The old school 707 cockpit may sell pretty well,...

    The old school 707 cockpit may sell pretty well, given the retro trend thats been going on a couple of decades now.
  19. Why is the engineering department closed when the mechanics come to town?

    Having been in the mechanic business for something like 38 years, and having been to more than a few factory tours and seminars, why is the engineering department always closed when the mechanics...
  20. Back when they had a device called a flush gun....

    Back when they had a device called a flush gun. It hooked to compressed air, and a garden hose. You take off one end of the radiator hose and put ;he tip of the flush gun in it so it flows backwards...
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    Magneticanomaly, I could not agree more. I have...

    Magneticanomaly, I could not agree more. I have been in the business of helping people for 38 years. Some of my customers cannot operate there business without me. I still dont charge the sun, moon,...
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    That char lynn setup is what you need. Doesnt use...

    That char lynn setup is what you need. Doesnt use a steering box at all, just a steering valve with the wheel on it, a pump, and a cylinder to move the linkage.
  23. I think wells index is still in business, give...

    I think wells index is still in business, give them a try?
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    This is the most common way to wire an rpc. 240...

    This is the most common way to wire an rpc. 240 line will go where your note 1 is. Generaly, its the black and red, with blue being the generated leg. The only way to be sure is to look at how the...
  25. The second contactor is controled by the psr and...

    The second contactor is controled by the psr and makes the connection to the start caps to save the psr contacts from the high current. These contactors have 120 volt coils, allowing remote control...
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