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  1. I have never accepted the Nagant gas seal...

    I have never accepted the Nagant gas seal theory.....and I have owned them ....IMHO ,the system allowed a very cheap and effective way to exactly align cylinder chamber to barrel leade.....in other...
  2. B 100 has it ...its a mica cutter for DC motors...

    B 100 has it ...its a mica cutter for DC motors and generators.....even has the centres to hold the armature.
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    The white chalky filler was generally applied...

    The white chalky filler was generally applied with a broad springy paint scraper type tool...Take a look at the Colchester Lathe video on Utube.......Japanning was also a name for "stove enamelling"...
  4. An "e-beggar"...I like that ,its the truth.

    An "e-beggar"...I like that ,its the truth.
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    I happen to know you can get into lots of bother...

    I happen to know you can get into lots of bother taking all cash payments ,no accounts recievable ,too .Worked for years ,untill the govt brought in the GST in 2000....."to eliminate the black...
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    The Ford V8 had a very complicated block because...

    The Ford V8 had a very complicated block because the exhaust ports were on the outside edge ,while the valves were on the inside of the V .....most other V8 flatheads had the exhaust manifolds on the...
  7. OOh...looks like the new sars like coronavirus is...

    OOh...looks like the new sars like coronavirus is giving the scrap market the jitters.Got an email from the locals that all standing scrap payment rates are cancelled as of 5 am this day.If the...
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    When I retired from running my own business ,I...

    When I retired from running my own business ,I got the usual.."If you wont come and do the repair ,you wont get your last months account paid."....Some long time customers were quite bitter...like I...
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    The legal defined barrel length is measured with...

    The legal defined barrel length is measured with a rod against a plug or standing breech ,and includes any modification of the muzzle permanently attached.A revolver is measured differently,and...
  10. Part it out...at current asking prices from...

    Part it out...at current asking prices from Colchester breakers ,there would be 10,000 quids worth of parts there.....chuck with internal taper mount and drive clutch are hot items....Gears from QC...
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    The big catch is often who ordered and recieved...

    The big catch is often who ordered and recieved the work......an individual/sole trader entity...or a limited liability company or business structure thereby insulating the deadbeat from any claim...
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    No glow plugs in a GM,if you need heat for a...

    No glow plugs in a GM,if you need heat for a start ,then the choice is a giant flamethrower in one of the airbox handhole covers ,or a ether capsule unit......we used to start the GMs in freezing...
  13. Changed a lot in Oz in the last 20 years.....now...

    Changed a lot in Oz in the last 20 years.....now its all about youth and money....the "young tradie" is the top of the heap,generally working for a big plumbing ,electrical ,air conditioning,type...
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    You have been scammed by nasty people who never...

    You have been scammed by nasty people who never pay anyone not mandated by law (wages) ......the usual strategy of these nasty people is to stall,ignore,then dispute the work ,dispute the payment...
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    I would think traction controll would be...

    I would think traction controll would be essential in a system with a motor driving each wheel.
  16. The dragon act did me a favour.....price went...

    The dragon act did me a favour.....price went from wanting a "couple of hundred",to "get it gone before midday,FCS".....chucks too,dedicated Burnerd with inbuilt long taper mounts...But after putting...
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    On good point with the Lincoln,is the Chinese...

    On good point with the Lincoln,is the Chinese wont be able to shut it down one fine day,like every other car in the US with Chinese chips....."Elroy ,why has all them cars stopped ?" "Nothin ma,jes...
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    Assuming JH1 new toy has a 3.1 or 3.5 axle...

    Assuming JH1 new toy has a 3.1 or 3.5 axle ratio,he ll be cruising the interstate at 100mph....like Smokey and the Bandit on roids.....steroids that is ,not the other kind.
  19. I went looking for one just like that to make a...

    I went looking for one just like that to make a rifling machine....all I needed was a head/spindle,and a long bed with a toothed rack to gear onto the cutter rotation.....I went to look at some bits...
  20. Think he means light MS baling scrap.Ally has...

    Think he means light MS baling scrap.Ally has crashed ,just a matter of hanging on till prices rise....ally has an intrinsic value of around 60c of lekky per Lb to make ,so it cant stay low...
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    I had plenty of practice as a kid.....my old man...

    I had plenty of practice as a kid.....my old man was kinda reckless... and bad tempered ....I remember the old dog going for his life as a large tank fell down on him .He took off so quick he left...
  22. The big deal with Colchesters was /is the...

    The big deal with Colchesters was /is the hardened bed......pre hardened bed ,they are just a very ordinary light duty lathe.
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    A guy wanted to look at some stuff in my other...

    A guy wanted to look at some stuff in my other yard,and he came to my home to pick me up in a 1952 Studebaker sedan with a 3l flathead six....I was amazed how well it went ,the thing was no different...
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    I saw a telly reality series (when they were...

    I saw a telly reality series (when they were actually real,and didnt have tattoed millennials in them) where some housemovers used green bananas to grease wooden skids.
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    I had two 1982 Fords with silver 6v92 TAs on...

    I had two 1982 Fords with silver 6v92 TAs on contract towing animal feed pressure tanks.In the Fords ,the motors were accessable ,unlike the same trucks with BC Cummins ,where 2/3 of the motor was...
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