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    I have read about cracked Reservoirs that leak...

    I have read about cracked Reservoirs that leak through the bottom, I don’t think the head bolts would typically pass into the reservoirs but anything is possible. I would definitely heed Tex’s advice...
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    X2 His reputation precedes him.

    X2

    His reputation precedes him.
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    The gits will drain empty if the threads on the...

    The gits will drain empty if the threads on the gits are not sealed, if the paper under the gits for wet then I would investigate both the head bolts and gits threads
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    Did these guys miss a commission from not selling...

    Did these guys miss a commission from not selling that wrench to you? Sheesh, the man wants to make his own so let him be.

    As a hobby guy I’ve literally grabbed junk out of my junk bin and...
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    Green Lee, no issues friend. We’re here of our...

    Green Lee, no issues friend. We’re here of our own accord. You will definitely figure that beautiful beast out and get her making chips I am sure of it. No one is disappointed or mad at you friend.
    ...
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    I’ve seen a lot of threads and did my own...

    I’ve seen a lot of threads and did my own “investigations” into this issue.

    Over on the Hudson forums (cars) the same thing happens, the electronics/PC forums, pretty much any forum that exists.
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    Triple post!

    Triple post!
  8. Hey noob85, out of curiosity how much do YOU...

    Hey noob85, out of curiosity how much do YOU think that lathe is worth?
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    Woah, I wouldn’t jump to drilling the cap just...

    Woah, I wouldn’t jump to drilling the cap just yet personally. If your bearing is getting hot/locking up then you have a big problem and it’s NOT *excessive oil clearance.

    I hate to say this but I...
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    We had half dozen yenmar turbo 3 cylinder motors...

    We had half dozen yenmar turbo 3 cylinder motors in school for diesel mechanics, they all worked just fine, started right up when jumped off a battery, no electronics.

    Don’t flood them with...
  11. Don’t come to Ohio, you’ll get hooked on heroin

    Don’t come to Ohio, you’ll get hooked on heroin
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    Pricey vs iron yes but I’m sure back then they...

    Pricey vs iron yes but I’m sure back then they probably had scraps laying around, 1700° for bronze vs 2100° For iron. After all You said it has some good voids. Who knows ya know?

    Is the bronze...
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    Easier to cast bronze then steel I suppose.

    Easier to cast bronze then steel I suppose.
  14. Why are you yelling?

    Why are you yelling?
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    Yeah I hear the oil field areas and such do...

    Yeah I hear the oil field areas and such do really good with 1 off job shops and mom/pop spots.

    Up here in Ohio you can’t find a place that will send you any kind of work without 30 years in the...
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    Ronald McDonalds play house.

    Ronald McDonalds play house.
  17. What are you going on about Orville Redenbacher....

    What are you going on about Orville Redenbacher. Quit day drinking, it’s bad for you. Or is it the old age brain rot setting in?

    Good luck and godspeed.
  18. Good eye on the broken base Tex. Yeah I agree...

    Good eye on the broken base Tex.

    Yeah I agree completely with texas gunsmith, that lathe is a 1000-1500$ lathe TOPS, and that’s really pushing the TOP of the price envelope.

    The tool post onto...
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    The cutting action is Essentially the same, they...

    The cutting action is Essentially the same, they scrape a line of metal off the work, one cut at a time.

    But the accuracy/efficiency/practicality are different.

    As they say;
    you can make...
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    I picked one up once before, had a whole lotta...

    I picked one up once before, had a whole lotta fun.
    Afterwards my sausage itched for a few days and she stole my car.

    Was it worth it?
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    Well shit. My garage swings that by the second :D

    Well shit. My garage swings that by the second :D
  22. I have seen a few demos of the sawstop where they...

    I have seen a few demos of the sawstop where they ran the sausage/hotdog into the blade at full speed (typical cutting speed in wood)and although it did take a good chunk out of the hotdog...
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    My rear bearing gets pretty warm, my front...

    My rear bearing gets pretty warm, my front bearing stays cool, no biggie.

    If your bearing is getting warm when running I would stop as that implies your darn close to target specs.
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    Guess we’ll never know :nopity:

    Guess we’ll never know :nopity:
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    I’ve seen examples with a black “flat button”...

    I’ve seen examples with a black “flat button” style you push with your hand and some with the lever style shown here, It seems index was playing it fast and loose when building these bad boys, they...
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