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    Id say your best bet is to tidy up the broken...

    Id say your best bet is to tidy up the broken part ,and make a new T slot from steel and fix it to the casting with a number of countersunk socket screws.....Alternatively ,dispense with the sliding...
  2. Can you buy a Glock or AR and take it home same...

    Can you buy a Glock or AR and take it home same day in Calif?.....not from what I gather .....anyway ,thats neither here nor there,because guns I buy are made of steel and wood,not plastic and...
  3. Forgot to mention ..CCI 22 $11/100....$500/5000.

    Forgot to mention ..CCI 22 $11/100....$500/5000.
  4. No shortages of anything here ....Winchester LR...

    No shortages of anything here ....Winchester LR primers are even on special to clear surplus.A$31.90 /1000...US$ 25.00/1000....Plenty of 9mm at the normal price ,choice of several brands,plenty of...
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    If you make the acquaintance of a few hobby...

    If you make the acquaintance of a few hobby machinists locally,you will find that your bent feed shaft will be straightened free ,and someone may even have a lead on a leadscrew.
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    Because of the big drive wheels ,the load centre...

    Because of the big drive wheels ,the load centre has to be well out from the axle ,and so capacity is generally half what you would expect from the size.....Still ,these factory built tractor...
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    I hope you bought it and blew up the tyres before...

    I hope you bought it and blew up the tyres before they get cracks in the rubber......One of these would be a great junk collectors forklift.......and plenty of grip for the muddy back yard.
  8. Although the leadscrew is 6 PI,the actual lead is...

    Although the leadscrew is 6 PI,the actual lead is 3 turns PI.....the thread is two start......And this is a fault with these machines,the leadscrew elements are too small /too fine and are often worn...
  9. The inflation that will dilute the purchasing...

    The inflation that will dilute the purchasing power of your pension happened the moment a $ trillion was fed into the financial system to avoid a covid market crash......House prices have been on an...
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    There is a window company here built their own...

    There is a window company here built their own extrusion line,wasnt enough so they built their own glass plant.
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    Gradalls were once favourites of the railways...

    Gradalls were once favourites of the railways here ,as they could easily cut a batter to grade with an incompetent operator.....They used to sell cheap too,as no one had much of a use for them...The...
  12. Getting anyone to do anything for US$15/A$20 hr...

    Getting anyone to do anything for US$15/A$20 hr is a boyhood dream round here .....I offer $40 in hand ,and they cant even be bothered to turn up day after they tell me how desperate for money they...
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    The golden age of cylinder head work was the...

    The golden age of cylinder head work was the 70s,80s and 90s when alloy heads became common ,but owners didnt see the need to stop topping up radiators every week from the tapwater.....Every shop had...
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    The machines might be full of gold swarf.......I...

    The machines might be full of gold swarf.......I would imagine CNC graving machines would have made these well and truly obsolete.
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    The galling and grooves are caused by loose cast...

    The galling and grooves are caused by loose cast iron particles,which in bad cases form into a ball that rolls in the groove......you get some really big ones in old planers ,and also in big surface...
  16. The impossible jump in manufacturing is from 5-10...

    The impossible jump in manufacturing is from 5-10 employees ,everyone needing some supervision to a profitable self sustaining enterprise where the owner can be a man of leisure,and need do no more...
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    I wouldnt stone anything...just more wear.....Id...

    I wouldnt stone anything...just more wear.....Id use a fine wire brush to clear away any particles from the grooves ,smear the lot with some pure moly ,and stick it together......moly positively...
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    The really effective water removers use...

    The really effective water removers use refrigeration to cool the air ,but thats costly,and a centrifugal/swirl water separator as near to your bead blaster as possible should stop slugs of water...
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    K-dog.....The rules only exclude small cheap...

    K-dog.....The rules only exclude small cheap Asian hobby machines.
  20. Dr Hillbilly ,the bad news....its large...

    Dr Hillbilly ,the bad news....its large engineering shop size size stuff does'nt sell.....anything hobby size is in considerable demand.
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    The early 1980s recession was the worst Ive seen...

    The early 1980s recession was the worst Ive seen in the period 1965-2010.1n 1983 ,you couldnt give away machines as scrap....Dont think any of the others come close ,in the metal /transport...
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    You d be a lot more likely to get a reply if you...

    You d be a lot more likely to get a reply if you ask this in the "General " section of the forum.
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    trucks are required to have back up alarms ,so...

    trucks are required to have back up alarms ,so why not cars.....on lekkys ,why not have the alarm sound at under 5mph ,or 2mph ....no brainer.........Anyway ,as a kid I recall Ford Mercury motors...
  24. A 15 ton fork with a gooseneck crane attachment...

    A 15 ton fork with a gooseneck crane attachment would handle it safely......I would certainly load it up on a truck with a 15 ton fork.....the fork would handle it OK with a bit if care......I am...
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    On the subject of seat grinding...what is the...

    On the subject of seat grinding...what is the seat grinder that the grinding wheel rotates around a eccentric spindle in the guide pilot and grinds one small spot as it rotates.....Kent Moore made...
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