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    i had an Asquith OD2 tilt not very much,and the...

    i had an Asquith OD2 tilt not very much,and the drilling head rolled down the arm ,despite the lock being tight......only a million to one chance saved it and me ....the spindle hit a piece of...
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    Put the unit ID on notification on as many sites...

    Put the unit ID on notification on as many sites as you can find......the are many ex owners ,parts accumulators ,junk dealers who may have nos or good condition used bits.
  3. Thread: OT Oz wildfires

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    That so?...Ill tell you this,landowners have been...

    That so?...Ill tell you this,landowners have been prevented from doing their own burnoffs for twenty years and more by green activists and moles in every level of government.I grew up with continuous...
  4. Its a Colchester roundtop Triumph of the...

    Its a Colchester roundtop Triumph of the 1950s.....if its got roller bearing spindle its post war....prewar had plain bearings.......the whole apron is missing,so IMHO ,its a manual feed if you are...
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    JH1 s motor is a silver 92 with DDEC.....this is...

    JH1 s motor is a silver 92 with DDEC.....this is one of a small select group of diesels with specific fuel consumptions under 200gm /KWH....even the best Euros only got marginally below this.In fact...
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    If you rely on any of the locks ,and live to...

    If you rely on any of the locks ,and live to tell,then you wont do it again.Chain everything up ,arm to base ,head to column .......it may not move ,but if it does things happen quick....Ive moved...
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    Yeah ,maybe,but lekky cars caint make no crazy...

    Yeah ,maybe,but lekky cars caint make no crazy amount of noise as they pull out of the Maccas next door......and I dont care what colour they are ..green ,red ,blue ......silent is alls I want.
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    I think you have set up pretty well......I was in...

    I think you have set up pretty well......I was in the same field for years...industrial maintenance and repair.....and without your own machines to make parts ,you cant do anything in a reasonable...
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    There are already fleets of self drive cars in...

    There are already fleets of self drive cars in China ,if pictures on the net are to be believed.
  10. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    It will never fly again with that name ,maybe...

    It will never fly again with that name ,maybe never fly again at all in any form .
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    Thats US only...Ford makes heaps of cars ,mostly...

    Thats US only...Ford makes heaps of cars ,mostly small ,worldwide.....reason for the F is profit margin...much higher than cars.......Ford has also announced that all development is to be...
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    im mostly past caring,but I do get p d off when...

    im mostly past caring,but I do get p d off when one of the treehuggers is burnt out with no insurance ,whine like a dog about the govt handout ,and a lot of morons on facebook start giving them...
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    The threads are in threads (cuts) per...

    The threads are in threads (cuts) per inch..(Whitworths system) ...not metric where the pitch is also the dimension.....You can cut metric threads,but will need a 127 tooth change gear.....there are...
  14. Thread: clearances

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    Catch with Timneys and old Mausers is you cant go...

    Catch with Timneys and old Mausers is you cant go back....you have to file a dirty big hole in the reciever to fit the thing.........only worse is the Timney 1917 cock on opening alter ....wrecks the...
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    Greens have infiltrated everywhere ,and very...

    Greens have infiltrated everywhere ,and very effectively stop any kind of management effort that the landowner tries to do.....Some yankee spy satellite provider can now rat out anyone who cuts a...
  16. The price held at $400 plus for the best part of...

    The price held at $400 plus for the best part of six months....I scrapped everything in the yard,at home and anywhere else I get my hands on scrap without paying.When you get "scrappie fever" you...
  17. You should remember the 80 s recession...price...

    You should remember the 80 s recession...price delivered into the yard was $2 a ton for HMS....Local scrapyard has a family running it,bought a 'cashflow' business,and have spent millions on new...
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    I have lots of NSK stuff,mikes ,verniers ,bore...

    I have lots of NSK stuff,mikes ,verniers ,bore gauges etc....all bought in the sixties when I had plenty of money....Very nicely made.,and obviously long lasting.Havent seen the brand in years ...its...
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    The dilemma you describe is actually a 4 jaw...

    The dilemma you describe is actually a 4 jaw chuck,the item you want is a 3 jaw chuck....and un less the spindle has a common mounting ,its a case of make it yourself ....the toolholder is not a...
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    I d say the spindle is a replacement ,the drive...

    I d say the spindle is a replacement ,the drive unit seems to be a worm box,and the lathe has obviously been trimmed of extraneous bits ....Gap is not sufficient for a brake drum lathe,which is a...
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    Mr Summers,what you have is an old lathe somewhat...

    Mr Summers,what you have is an old lathe somewhat modified to actually do some turning.I suggest you use it for what it is,and forget a search for bits. Plenty of work can be done with hand...
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    Most military actions have loose bolts,for...

    Most military actions have loose bolts,for operational reliability....98 Mausers have quite loose bolts......In some cases ,replacement bolt bodies were made oversize,and often wont fit an as new gun...
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    If the motor reverses though unit contactors...

    If the motor reverses though unit contactors ,check the forward contactors for burned contacts.,or maybe a problem in the contactor solenoid or coil.Sometimes they "growl"....Worn gears usually make...
  24. I think VM was a part of the Daimler Benz...

    I think VM was a part of the Daimler Benz takeover of GM .....anyhoo,the VM nameplate appeared over the local GM branch ,along with MTU....and they were pushing MTU boat motors where they had...
  25. First...the pump is for certain a Vickers vane...

    First...the pump is for certain a Vickers vane pump.....simple pumps ,if the rotor isnt notched ,you can fit a new vane kit ,(if needed)....pressure around 12-1500psi......Next.....the injector pump...
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