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  1. Ummhh.. photos actually in better focus, larger...

    Ummhh.. photos actually in better focus, larger and higher res would help, but, so far..

    "Looks as if...." you have a 12 FLA 3 HP "small frame" Reliance Type T motor with the S1/S2 leads of the...
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    Keeping, adding, and raising tariffs on medical,...

    Keeping, adding, and raising tariffs on medical, pharma.. any other strategic imports the US, UK, Canada, EU .. anybody .. feels it is wiser to make domestically is all it takes.

    The "almighty...
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    No. It tries to prevent that sort of stupidity....

    No. It tries to prevent that sort of stupidity. Just set it to the center or Neutral position.

    I knows what to do from there.

    Biased relays in the DC panel sense current flow and alter field...
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    There are two slightly different gearboxes. I...

    There are two slightly different gearboxes. I have only the oldest, keyed shaft for the earliest of the MG-era "large frame" 3 HP Reliance motor, "round dial" 10EE, and have not YET had to rebuild...
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    There are several reasons actually. "Safer that...

    There are several reasons actually. "Safer that way" to put it back in OEM order. I'll email you.
    The starter you have - or same one, UNDAMAGED, is as "modern" as it needs to be. Also at least a...
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    Seems so. There are two or three threads "Right...

    Seems so. There are two or three threads "Right here, on PM" with gearbox rebuilds. Well-written and with decent photos, bearing and seal parts, sources and and workable substitutes. Find those PM...
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    Damn.... thanks for that. Oh-dark...

    Damn.... thanks for that.

    Oh-dark 1-something'ish in the ayem, locally, and just up from a nap.

    I forgot!

    You'd have to know Old Age?

    A "Cuarenta y Tres" could be nice.
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    At least at first, seems to have been cork: ...

    At least at first, seems to have been cork:

    Linoleum flooring: history, ingredients, properties
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    Well.. we'd have presumed that, given we know yah...

    Well.. we'd have presumed that, given we know yah as a practical guy.

    Then again? You are showing California as base, so ANYTHING could be in the plan!

    :D
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    The linoleum I recall was used by, but probably...

    The linoleum I recall was used by, but probably not MADE by, this outfit - a/the dominant supplier of military and civilian government metal desks of uncommon durability - they were often a full...
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    Well.. there you have it. It inspired...

    Well.. there you have it. It inspired experiments. From which improvements were seen to be needed. Then sought. Then found.

    Then further improved upon.

    I don't see why anyone would have gone...
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    Be patient if he needs another week. If he knows...

    Be patient if he needs another week. If he knows motors, he will know starters for them. That should see it sorted cleanly and durably. Some guy doing kitchen range hoods, adding dryer branch...
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    See post #1 and post #3. You said this wasn't...

    See post #1 and post #3. You said this wasn't your game. You were correct. So was Dave (rimcanyon).

    FWIW-nothing-really I have plenty of shortcomings, too. One of the more amusing ones that I can...
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    Yah but as you just recapped, post 27's goal...

    Yah but as you just recapped, post 27's goal won't fly if yah can't get him to stay on the path to it.

    With the cut-out cover-casting I offered, they don't HAVE to fit the OEM space.

    At 4 1/2"...
  15. As a banjo maker, I can grok that. Banjo...

    As a banjo maker, I can grok that.

    Banjo PLAYER might have a higher wear-rate? Even with a pick, I fugure his joints & ligaments are at-risk!

    :D
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    Yahbut.. por dumb virus has to deal with a...

    Yahbut.. por dumb virus has to deal with a pervasive and dynamic skin disease on this ball of dirt. Pesky HUMANS.

    Talk about an "incubation" period?

    We've been at it through an ice-age or...
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    "Wise"? Dunno. Prolly need some seasoning, yet. ...

    "Wise"? Dunno. Prolly need some seasoning, yet.

    Doesn't look as if I'll live long enough to even unwind the first 75 year of f**k-ups.

    Best I can hope for is to still keep a'grinnin' at the...
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    What we ALWAYS do, Bob. Make the best and most...

    What we ALWAYS do, Bob. Make the best and most appropriate judgement calls we can with what we have to go on in the moment. Then take responsibility. Regardless of the outcome.

    White House, State...
  19. Yah wants to get more work DONE, to better spec,...

    Yah wants to get more work DONE, to better spec, with less risk of scrap, sooner, and more safely.. the switch yah should look to is simpler.

    Distractions "OFF".

    Machine-tools and their work...
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    Phht, No accounting as to what is attractive to a...

    Phht, No accounting as to what is attractive to a thief.

    They steal toads, don't they?

    Make safety boots out of them.
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    Yahbut... "Crude approximations, bound up in...

    Yahbut... "Crude approximations, bound up in rope" is how The Iron Duke whupped Bonaparte's side, Peninsular campaign , from a weaker position, and with but a fraction of the resources, strategic...
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    Take note of the FLA @ 440 of 6.6 A, and @ 220...

    Take note of the FLA @ 440 of 6.6 A, and @ 220 of 13.2 A.

    PBSL an N21 rated 3.8 A ever lasted as long as it did.

    Confer with (the other) Bill, but whilst he CAN walk you through a piecemeal...
  23. Pure hunch, but the machine looks pre / during...

    Pure hunch, but the machine looks pre / during War Two, the motor plate looks POST War Two. Where you sit, you'd have far more exposure to the history, but AFAIK, as the war wound-down, anything as...
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    Given whom "#3" in succession after the Prez and...

    Given whom "#3" in succession after the Prez and VP is? And isn't SFO's Telegraph Hill steeper?

    We could be good with a replacement of batty-soupy jugs.

    Or didja now and then pop for swapping...
  25. Size is amenable to toting it to the refinishers,...

    Size is amenable to toting it to the refinishers, but still. A(ny) Grade "A" (or anything better) is easier to hit and reliably hold to spec if the plate has been in-place, on its stand, and for a...
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