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    Hi TJ- Sorry, Eric did it, using my diagrams...

    Hi TJ-

    Sorry, Eric did it, using my diagrams of the CP-200 and SRH-333 as the 'template', and the formula included to get a WAG of the capacitor value.

    From the start, i've helped people do...
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    Guys, I certainly concur about the limitations of...

    Guys, I certainly concur about the limitations of going to direct-drive with a VFD... and I wholly accept that the Ward-Leonard drive, the thyristor tube drives, and the backgear 5 VFD and non-back...
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    Congratulations on a great snag!!! The...

    Congratulations on a great snag!!!


    The hydrostatic drive converts about 10-20% of the throughput power into waste heat, so the drive motor's tag rating can be knocked down a bit.

    Good thing...
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    Downright cool! Okay, so, the 2mm x 23.9mm...

    Downright cool!

    Okay, so, the
    2mm x 23.9mm glass is $1.75ea in quantities of 3 up.
    O rings flat 13/16 x 15/16 x 1.16 McMaster Carr stock 4061T124 is $8.90 per pack of 100
    PLA backing is 4...
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    Looks like a dandy snag to me! I would have...

    Looks like a dandy snag to me!

    I would have left tailstock on, and rigged to lift from under the bed, just to right of the chuck (balance)... once on trailer, screw blocks down to the deck at all...
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    I like my electrics for home-improvement...

    I like my electrics for home-improvement projects... like when you need to cut a notch in something that a sawzall can't reach, but running a two-stroke inside the house would cause marital strife.
    ...
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    Thanks, TS- I've never looked very closely at...

    Thanks, TS-

    I've never looked very closely at it, it's always been a 'round-tuit'... it looks like it comes off as a casting with the detent, etc all in one unit. My guess is that they changed...
  8. Ant is certainly right- a big lathe... an...

    Ant is certainly right- a big lathe... an industrial lathe... usually comes at a much higher value-per-dollar than a smaller one. Frequently tooling comes with 'em too!

    Why?

    Because guys with...
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    I'm not saying that the backgear isn't a nice...

    I'm not saying that the backgear isn't a nice thing... it provides options, and OPTIONS are always good. I'm just saying I haven't found a circumstance where I simply couldn't live without it.

    As...
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    I noticed your spindle lock switch. My '42...

    I noticed your spindle lock switch. My '42 round-dial never had such a thing, but I've considered adding one, and have been putting off giving my spindle-lock some TLC, as it tends not to work so...
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    I assure EVERYONE, that this is total hogwash. ...

    I assure EVERYONE, that this is total hogwash.

    As is the grand fears of complexity and troubleshooting.

    As is the comments of load compensation

    As is the doom of high cost.

    My '42...
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    LMAO! We fed our chickens breakfast leftovers......

    LMAO! We fed our chickens breakfast leftovers... they LOVED scrambled eggs...

    Lessee... it's a two stroke, which means for every 40 gallons of gasoline we burn, there's a gallon of two-stroke oil...
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    Yeah, that'll do it. Always good to know that...

    Yeah, that'll do it.

    Always good to know that they know they're faced with a problem... and that they're really impressed upon correcting it...

    Winter frost cycles loosen things up underground...
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    Tony... this might be a dumb idea, but... ...

    Tony... this might be a dumb idea, but...

    "Cold days we are limited in rpm due to oil drag in the gearbox."

    Madera, California 'cold'??


    How 'bout slappin' on A magnetic engine-block heater...
  15. I've got a little brother to the KBVF-29, bought...

    I've got a little brother to the KBVF-29, bought it with intention of using it on my Bridgeport, 'till the A-B 1305's came along. My KB is on a small pedestal grinder fitted with diamond wheels. ...
  16. This is true of many types of steam-powered...

    This is true of many types of steam-powered domestic lift pumps, i.e. skyscrapers built in the timeframe prior to ww2... easy way to 'self regulate' lift pressure.

    Feedwater pumps for boilers are...
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    Any info on what it's swing and travel, vintage? ...

    Any info on what it's swing and travel, vintage?

    I have a friend in West Chi that might have a good home for it...

    PM me...
  18. FWIW, the difference between the 'industrial' and...

    FWIW, the difference between the 'industrial' and the 'automotive' 4.3, is just what the thread history suggested. The TBI and carbeurated industrials were made on a separate line, with different...
  19. I suspect we may be overlooking some important...

    I suspect we may be overlooking some important points of information...

    But realize,this is not a FLUID POWER application, and it is not a 'hydraulic pump'. It's a boiler feed pump.
    There cannot...
  20. ain't it amazing how an 8000lb hydraulic jack...

    ain't it amazing how an 8000lb hydraulic jack can't push it, but a 16lb hammer head can?

    E=M*V2... at any modest swing, that 8lbs, being brought to an instant stop, exhibits some intense force...
  21. The slant 6 in my Clark IT60 does not accept a...

    The slant 6 in my Clark IT60 does not accept a starter from a Valiant, or even a Dodge W-series pickup. The harmonic balancer doesn't interchange either. The INDUSTRIAL slant6 is a different beast...
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    Hmmm.... I'm not personally familiar with the...

    Hmmm.... I'm not personally familiar with the SAG12... is that chambered in 3" mag???

    Okay, so the diagram image is rather small, and it's got the common european 'mixed' single- and multi-line...
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    An easy way to recover a 'lost residual...

    An easy way to recover a 'lost residual magnetism' circumstance WITHOUT flashing a field:

    Take a strong magnet, put it in a plastic bag, and stick it to the side of the generator as it's running. ...
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    My apologies- I was attempting to keep it at a...

    My apologies- I was attempting to keep it at a simple level. Your description is correct, and you are correct that the result of paralleled motors was substantial enough to abandon the concept. It...
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    In theory, you could... and some do. In...

    In theory, you could... and some do. In practice, it wastes most of the VFD's greatest features, and of course, is never really 'matching' the motor.

    The proper way to get the most value and...
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