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    The composition of Vactra 2 was changed without...

    The composition of Vactra 2 was changed without notice in the mid 80's. That was quite awhile ago, but the new stuff worked just like the old stuff. Just had this tiny little issue of not mixing with...
  2. I don't know what to tell you. I don't think...

    I don't know what to tell you. I don't think there is a "How to find deals for dummies" book, but you keep your eyes open and your wallet ready and things turn up.

    How do you think dealers stay in...
  3. What machines are you trying to do this on? Any...

    What machines are you trying to do this on? Any decent Jap iron will do that since the beginning of time.

    One of my machines came from a real big co and it was making parts a lot like what you...
  4. Maybe you should try a machinist instead? It...

    Maybe you should try a machinist instead?

    It just doesn't work like you're thinking. Sure, lathes make round parts, but mills can do the same thing. You just need the right machine and skill to do...
  5. What is wrong with milling the parts concentric?...

    What is wrong with milling the parts concentric? Any decent mill should have no problem with this.
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    ARP uses magic metal. Pretty common to...

    ARP uses magic metal.

    Pretty common to overtorque ARP headstuds 180% and they don't stretch a bit.
  7. I would bet you that more than 30% of all the job...

    I would bet you that more than 30% of all the job shop and private product parts made in this country are made on 80's and 90's CNC's.

    That and it's pretty easy to find stuff in the 2010's range...
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    I would go AC, but if you can't or won't then...

    I would go AC, but if you can't or won't then look at what Bardac offers. They can configure a new DC drive to work with your old control. I would still go AC though.
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    When you have to disassemble it so the Versalift...

    When you have to disassemble it so the Versalift can lift the pieces you can call it "Hella Heavy".
  10. Ness Campbell is pretty OK to work with, but they...

    Ness Campbell is pretty OK to work with, but they are basically a crane company. If you need a crane, call NC. Otherwise there are better options. I rarely need a crane, but I see other's using them...
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    Your block is shit. Get a different block. Stop...

    Your block is shit. Get a different block. Stop throwing good after bad. It's an expensive hobby.
  12. $2000 is way more than it's worth.

    $2000 is way more than it's worth.
  13. $2000 is a lot of money to risk on that. I see...

    $2000 is a lot of money to risk on that. I see those things advertised high, but I've seen more than a few sell in good working order with respected controls on them for $2000-$4000 private and...
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    If your trailer does not power tilt it will be...

    If your trailer does not power tilt it will be difficult to do any machine moving. Moving a machine on a trailer deck is a bit sketchy. Steel ones are wavy between crossmembers and wood ones break...
  15. I would think they are resistance welded. ...

    I would think they are resistance welded.

    That's a lot of work for a 2000 trooper. Those things are like $300 with the standard equipment slipping GM auto around here or a grand for a stickshift...
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    My bet is the pallet jacks will not want to roll....

    My bet is the pallet jacks will not want to roll. Whatever you put through the base is going to bend some and one leg of each pallet jack will take all the weight.

    Don't be so cheap and buy some...
  17. Who can laser cut 10' x 20' in the Portland area?

    I need some large (for me) parts cut and I don't think my steel supplier can hit tolerance with their plasma. Parts are about 116" by 120" 11 gauge so two from 10x20 sheet.

    Nothing too picky, just...
  18. That vise doesn't look very beefy to me, but it's...

    That vise doesn't look very beefy to me, but it's all relative.

    If the vise isn't working don't use a vise. I make a lot of parts and by far the majority are made in fixtures.
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    For my own products I price spindle time at...

    For my own products I price spindle time at $100/hr for slow selling stuff and $50/hr for the high volume more competitive stuff.

    I don't really do any kind of production for others, but get a lot...
  20. Everything moves. Just because the back jaw...

    Everything moves.

    Just because the back jaw flexes doesn't mean the part will be out of square.
  21. I'd like to buy one of your turrets, but I can't...

    I'd like to buy one of your turrets, but I can't find a 12MM shank tool to fit the CNMG 632 inserts I rough with.
  22. It won't quite fit in a flat rate box. I can...

    It won't quite fit in a flat rate box.

    I can put it on the scale for an exact weight.

    I have a Fastenal a block away from me or I can drop off at a dock in or around the Portland, Oregon area.
  23. I sent a private message with my contact info if...

    I sent a private message with my contact info if you want to discuss.

    I would recommend briefly describing what you need moved.
  24. My 1942 Verson is worth $16,500!!!!!

    My 1942 Verson is worth $16,500!!!!!
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    My largest machine, a 4" HBM came from a huge...

    My largest machine, a 4" HBM came from a huge foundry. Makes you're table look pristine. Still a good machine otherwise though.

    My big vertical has a lot of table wear in a few areas. I just...
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