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  1. If the Chinese were prevented from having access...

    If the Chinese were prevented from having access to free freight by screwing the International Postal Agreement,half their crap ripoff industry would collapse overnight.Chinese officially sanctioned...
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    As I mentioned,the bearings must be turning to...

    As I mentioned,the bearings must be turning to adjust them,or you get a false setting........you can see this in truck wheels where a newbie adjusts the bearings tight,and next day there is a 1/4"...
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    Has Turco Products gone too?

    Has Turco Products gone too?
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    The catch with old grinders is they can be a...

    The catch with old grinders is they can be a useful machine or heavy scrap metal with 1/8" wear in the ways from lubrication failure and grit infiltration......All the steadys would need to be there...
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    Try turning some brass,or get a piece of free...

    Try turning some brass,or get a piece of free cutting steel.....your latest pics look like a result of false edge effect in soft draggy steel..
  6. Thread: Recession?

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    Meanwhile back at the farm,the Indian vehicle...

    Meanwhile back at the farm,the Indian vehicle industry is in deep recession,one of the major providers of employment with actual regular wages,not that common in India.And a major buyer of steel ,and...
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    Bercow is dividing his time equally between ...

    Bercow is dividing his time equally between beauty treatments,tanning to perfection,posing in front of a mirror and sabotaging Boris.Just another pommy tosser ,IMHO.
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    If the alloy is only 2mm thick in part of the...

    If the alloy is only 2mm thick in part of the bolt hole,I say forget it ,and go on to plan B......can the hole be drilled deeper?.. ally needs about 3x bolt dia to hold torque....There is no way a...
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    I have a similar 16x72 from 1942......by then...

    I have a similar 16x72 from 1942......by then they had "Microsphere" bearings..........but for some reason these machines always had small wheels for the size of machine..
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    Last monster I saw ,the ways were set in a trench...

    Last monster I saw ,the ways were set in a trench 10 feet below floor level,so the 30 ft faceplate was accesable,and it was the only machine in a big shed (Evans Deakin,at Coopers Plains).....Taint...
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    Well L. S. ...things are getting interestinger...

    Well L. S. ...things are getting interestinger and interestinger.....does anyone know what is going on.......does it matter if they do know.......at least no one can say politics is boring any more.
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    Runout every second revolution is certainly...

    Runout every second revolution is certainly related to rollers in cage.....they rotate at 1/2 revs....your runout may be loose rollers climbing the races ,then back under load........have you...
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    I replaced a costly Gamet roller wit a double row...

    I replaced a costly Gamet roller wit a double row ball 50x90x30....which I already had.........however internal clearance in the C3 rated bearing was excessive,and resulted in a series of bands about...
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    And take your level too...check the rocking when...

    And take your level too...check the rocking when the knee is elevated /lowered.....often the knee is elevated over dirt and rust,and has so much wear as to make the machine unusable,unless the jibs...
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    Thats some money for a truck.....I can hire a...

    Thats some money for a truck.....I can hire a desperate with a quad axle float and dolly for moving a 50 ton dozer for $150 /hr...that works out about $100US.
  16. Ive always found the air /hydraulic pumps to be...

    Ive always found the air /hydraulic pumps to be troublesome.....first there is an air system with generally plastic valves,then the hyd pump has little ball valves to stick .......even when its...
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    There are in practice two versions CEI ,which is...

    There are in practice two versions CEI ,which is the earlier one,for bicycles,and BSC adapted to motorcycles......BSC has mostly 26 tpi fittings ,some some axle threads at 20tpi..(Ariel was one)26tpi...
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    i think its likely that a spindle bearing has...

    i think its likely that a spindle bearing has moved on slack in the adjusting nut,and that tightening the adjuster will push the bearing back into place,eliminating the slack..certainly try that...
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    More media manipulation.......the guy said "you...

    More media manipulation.......the guy said "you should be in Brussles negotiating,now get out of my town........" The BBC trimmed it to suit their spin....Trumps got it right....fake news.
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    Id try heat ,too...the bronze expansion may free...

    Id try heat ,too...the bronze expansion may free the tap........otherwise chemicals.....try Rudds mix,or plain old nitric acid.....acid is hard to buy now,but I use a stain remover for stainless...
  21. probably the first is the elevating nut......is...

    probably the first is the elevating nut......is it about to fail?..(the arm wont fall,there is a safety backup).........next ,depending on the size of hole you want to drill,is the pillar...
  22. I knew a big company used to invite detailed...

    I knew a big company used to invite detailed pricing and complex tenders taking many hours to prepare,and after tenders closed,would show the tenders to a third party with a request for a cheaper...
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    I sold a brake weighed just on 8 ton to some...

    I sold a brake weighed just on 8 ton to some farmers .......they turned up to pick up with a 6 ton tray truck.........here we got "chain of responsibility " law.....basically ,the state can jail me...
  24. Cops here are all on edge,too.....and the chances...

    Cops here are all on edge,too.....and the chances of them being shot ,by other than an accidental discharge by another cop,are near zero.......put a young man in a black uniform,festooned with guns...
  25. Thread: ETD150 Steel

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    never heard of it.....but 4140 is a common barrel...

    never heard of it.....but 4140 is a common barrel steel...anyway,what you quote seems to be 4140HT to me.
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