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  1. Yeah, those 24 volters are sure fire resistant,...

    Yeah, those 24 volters are sure fire resistant, too. :D

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  2. One of the benefits of a control transformer is...

    One of the benefits of a control transformer is that it gives isolation from the mains and, properly connected will give you a manufactured neutral.

    I've built two RPC's in recent years using...
  3. Earl will paint any mill any color for $39.95!

    Earl will paint any mill any color for $39.95!
  4. What a great thread! For the record. I never...

    What a great thread!

    For the record. I never put anyone on ignore. I want to know what they are saying about me.

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    If the engine in an interference engine where...

    If the engine in an interference engine where valves could be bent if the timing chain were to be displaced due to a broken cam gear, the damage could be incredible.

    In the other hand, I had a...
  6. The Brits call that nut a "gland nut". They will...

    The Brits call that nut a "gland nut". They will loosen up from time to time on my Webb (Taiwan) mill. I just screw they back tight again. A drop of Red Locktite underneath the gland nut would solve...
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    Ha, I lived in Canoga Park (now West Hills) at...

    Ha, I lived in Canoga Park (now West Hills) at two different houses between 1966 and 1977. It was a nice area and the Valley was very cozy and convenient. Brings back memories.
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    Gas welding aluminum and even stick aluminum can...

    Gas welding aluminum and even stick aluminum can be done, but it's not easy. I recall when I was a mere child back in Chicago. I owned a 1946 Harley Big Twin (later nicknamed the Knucklehead) It had...
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    I worked for a time at Rocketdyne reassembling ...

    I worked for a time at Rocketdyne reassembling rebuilt engines that had "timed-out" in testing. That is to say that the engines that Rocketdyne was building at the time were limited to just a...
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    That is very interesting material you provide...

    That is very interesting material you provide here. I watched a show on Mittenwald a while back on the History channel. They mentioned that the slave labor workers there would sabotage the rockets...
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    No apology necessary...what I should have said...

    No apology necessary...what I should have said was that scientists came over under Operation Paperclip and that branched out later on into a number of test areas, one of which was the area where I...
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    It's OK. I'm married so I'm used to being...

    It's OK. I'm married so I'm used to being nit-picked, corrected and abased.

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    I wasn't at New Mexico. Rather, I worked at the...

    I wasn't at New Mexico. Rather, I worked at the Rocketdyne Santa Susana Propulsion Field Laboratory. It was on the Northwest corner of the San Fernando Valley, not too far from the present day...
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    In the late 1950's and early1960's I was working...

    In the late 1950's and early1960's I was working on my first job as a rocket engine mechanic. I was part of a crew that was hanging and firing some of the rocket engines that provided the engineering...
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    1959 Nuclear Meltdown at Atomics International, Santa Susana, California

    '59 nuclear reactor accident remains vivid for former Santa Susana Field Laboratory worker
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    Yeah, and then he cancelled the Rockwell B-1...

    Yeah, and then he cancelled the Rockwell B-1 while I was working on the program. I never got to thank him personally for that. :(
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    The Triumph story is an amazing one. They are...

    The Triumph story is an amazing one. They are indeed doing well after a hiatus. They have good management and good design.

    Obviously, there is a world of difference between a Harley Touring bike...
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    Yes. Designed by Porsche. Built by...

    Yes. Designed by Porsche. Built by Harley-Davidson. :D
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    The large Ultra Classics have had liquid cooling...

    The large Ultra Classics have had liquid cooling for the past few years. The cylinder heads are liquid cooled and that is combined with oil cooling.

    The V-Rods were liquid cooled. Although they...
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    That's actually quite true. The early days even...

    That's actually quite true. The early days even before AMF were times of really poor quality. The early Harleys suffered from poor machining and loose tolerances that made them pretty much a 20,000...
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    I don't know about the riser but Master-Carr has...

    I don't know about the riser but Master-Carr has all sorts of hand wheels. When I got my big Webb mill, it had been a CNC machine but the computer was gone and the wheels were missing.

    I ordered...
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    Hi Bill! Welcome back! You have ducked in at a...

    Hi Bill! Welcome back! You have ducked in at a great time. Now you won't miss a thing about Denmark. I hope to learn more about it myself In the months and years ahead. You can never hear enough...
  23. I have a Miller 200 Syncrowave TIG. The polarity...

    I have a Miller 200 Syncrowave TIG. The polarity control on this machine, bought near new, has always been very stiff. I suppose that one could disassemble the machine and lubricate the contacts with...
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    Want to know more abour Denmark.

    I for one am glad that Gordon is back. For the past 9 years, I've gotten fascinated with his many, many, many many, posts on the benefits of living in a socialist paradise with a top income tax rate...
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    It's a shame that MSC bought Enco as they...

    It's a shame that MSC bought Enco as they immediately got rid of all of the service manuals that used to be available on the Enco site. Some of the Enco milling machines, lathes bandsaws and...
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