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    Many people hate that pin, I don't. I have...

    Many people hate that pin, I don't. I have replaced bad pins on BPs and clones that I used while working for other shops. My own clones have those pins installed and I have no issue changing out...
  2. One thing I don't like about those types is the...

    One thing I don't like about those types is the ability of debris getting in the chamber behind the ball oilers. They must be cleaned before oiling.
  3. A friend did that to a motorcycle frame after...

    A friend did that to a motorcycle frame after having it blasted. Looked good for a while until moisture got behind the coating.
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    I don't often use T wires, but when I do, I find...

    I don't often use T wires, but when I do, I find using a piece of Styrofoam to hold the wires in close position helps a lot. It's still a bit tricky but cheaper than that tool for so few times I'd...
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    This is the type of machine used to make the...

    This is the type of machine used to make the corners of railcars. My dad used or was around such a machine before becoming a fireman for steam engines.
  6. Thread: Lathe on a Jeep

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    I notice the palm tree motif on the jeep. Not...

    I notice the palm tree motif on the jeep. Not sure if it means North Africa or not but definitely tropical area of operation.
  7. Simple green in a spray bottle worked pretty well...

    Simple green in a spray bottle worked pretty well for me, but the grime wasn't 80 years built up. I used a windex bottle to apply it and the heavier stuff needed some soaking.
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    Some people like to live dangerously. "Just for...

    Some people like to live dangerously. "Just for fun" and potato gun/propane sure sounds like a recipe for hospital visits. If ya have to have that fun, go all out and do it properly using correct...
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    We got a loaner BP at one place I worked in the...

    We got a loaner BP at one place I worked in the late `80's. It was in poor condition but got us through a job while our main machines were down. The table top had been drilled, milled,hammered, and...
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    Navy has machinists aboard ships. The larger the...

    Navy has machinists aboard ships. The larger the ship the more complete machine shop it will have. I was on the USS Gompers AD37, a destroyer tender, and there was a nice shop aboard. The ship was a...
  11. So who fixes the robots when they have a problem?...

    So who fixes the robots when they have a problem? Thanks, Jack, but having only chinese, taiwanese, etc. manufacturing products and robots is not helpful to America if we are going to exist in the...
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    The one I have is a weldment with an air cylinder...

    The one I have is a weldment with an air cylinder on the end. Works just fine with standard size cans. If I were to make another, I'd use a longer cylinder for larger cans. Wouldn't try glass in the...
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    I don't really know, but such a groove is used on...

    I don't really know, but such a groove is used on pre-`55 Harley sprocket shaft "seal" to cause oil to return to the inside of the engine during operation. When I wrote seal, what it is is a metal...
  14. I see 5C on a couple of them. Machinery's...

    I see 5C on a couple of them. Machinery's Handbook has a chart of several common collets and their dimensions.
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    Thanks, once more. I can't help but feel sad we...

    Thanks, once more. I can't help but feel sad we don't have the industrial might we once had.
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    I have one from where I don't recall. It is shop...

    I have one from where I don't recall. It is shop made not store bought. I use an insert lathe tool purchased from Victor Machine out of NY. It's Triangle insert and between the angle of the slot (not...
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    Side or end cutter pliers are used to grasp the...

    Side or end cutter pliers are used to grasp the roll pin and lever it out. Like pulling nails with a hammer. Pin must be replaced but you'd want a new pin anyway.
    Also works on stuck woodruff and...
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    I so like the Michelins I put on my F150 in `97...

    I so like the Michelins I put on my F150 in `97 that I stand by them for longevity. The front two are still on though they should have been replaced some time ago. Don't use truck much during summer,...
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    Cockatoo Wrench.
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    Had a similar problem. Delivered a resharpened...

    Had a similar problem. Delivered a resharpened stamping die to customer and first thing the operator did was to pull it open and remove the height stop we installed. Also a safety cover removed on...
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    I have a Quincy with a bent crankshaft and the...

    I have a Quincy with a bent crankshaft and the driven pulley has visible wobble. It is tight on the shaft. Someone had let the top heavy compressor unit fall over which bent the shaft. When starting...
  22. I once hung a Chrysler alternator on the front of...

    I once hung a Chrysler alternator on the front of my panhead using the generator armature and a pulley/belt to spin it. Worked OK except in the rain. Open frame and wet did not go together well....
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    So how's he know just how much to take off?

    So how's he know just how much to take off?
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    I saw Doc. Adams on Gunsmoke making pills in one...

    I saw Doc. Adams on Gunsmoke making pills in one episode. I'm sure he had the same equipment. Just a short scene of it, though.
    Thanks, jholland1, for this and the many other historical threads you...
  25. And American locomotives in european scenes. As...

    And American locomotives in european scenes. As in the Combat Series scenes. European cars had one axle trucks per end and no knuckle couplers. But, what does one expect when appropriate rolling...
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