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  1. At one point AVCO sold VM engines in the US. They...

    At one point AVCO sold VM engines in the US. They put them in Wonderbread delivery trucks in the Philadelphia area. There was a water-cooled model IIRC in which the crankshaft inserted lengthwise...
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    Are you probing the surface to be engraved or...

    Are you probing the surface to be engraved or some other feature? The workpiece surface may not be where your probe thinks it is, for example if the surfacing tool is an endmill that crept down in...
  3. I did a practice piece of 6061-T6 and it worked...

    I did a practice piece of 6061-T6 and it worked well. The cutter was a 1/4” square Prat & Whitney cutter from eBay. I put a healthy chamfer on the leading edge, but still got slight over-cut at the...
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    That approach might affect accuracy, because the...

    That approach might affect accuracy, because the machine has box ways that will float when the lube pressure comes on. That is why the Dialog control waits for a rapid move before applying a lube...
  5. Aren't the B-C lathes essentially the same as the...

    Aren't the B-C lathes essentially the same as the South Bend 1307 lathes?
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    On the Dialog controls, the timing is coded in...

    On the Dialog controls, the timing is coded in the firmware and totally inaccessible to be modified. The post could probably be edited to do what you want. On the other hand, you can just hit the...
  7. My slotter is an attachment that goes on an...

    My slotter is an attachment that goes on an Aciera F5 mill. I would in fact worry before I was pushing a 3/4" wide cutter in pre-hard...or aluminum for that matter. ;-) I would put the slotter in the...
  8. What's the best way to attack a hex hole on a slotter?

    Assuming I have an indexing table, what is the best way to cut an internal hexagon on a vertical slotter? Should I grind a 120° V cutter and go after the corners, a flat cutter and go after the flats...
  9. HD is probably the head thickness and SH is...

    HD is probably the head thickness and SH is probably the shell (cylindrical part) thickness.
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    The borax fumes also attach the elements. BTDT.

    The borax fumes also attach the elements. BTDT.
  11. I have tried Mach3 on a lathe directed at...

    I have tried Mach3 on a lathe directed at students. Mach3 is absolutely awful compared to any CNC I have ever dealt with. I would not trust my valuable iron to a Mach3 control. There is too much risk...
  12. The monitor would be useful on Dialog 4 if turned...

    The monitor would be useful on Dialog 4 if turned sideways and programmed so you could see seven blocks of code across the screen. D4 only lets you see three blocks across at a time, which can be a...
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    Are there any wire EDM shops nearby? I’d pay one...

    Are there any wire EDM shops nearby? I’d pay one of them to deal with it. Otherwise, can you change the key instead of the key slot?


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    I have Mits 0-1 and 1-2 thread mics with most...

    I have Mits 0-1 and 1-2 thread mics with most anvils. One thing I noticed with the 0-1 mic is that, if I zero the mic with the anvils touching and then measure a certified 1"-8 thread gauge, the...
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    I wish I had a photo of the backside of mine, but...

    I wish I had a photo of the backside of mine, but I do not, and I am in Hawaii at the moment, whereas the machine is in Silicon Valley. I did not mount the bracket to the headstock, some prior owner...
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    My 10EE has a bracket on the boss opposite to the...

    My 10EE has a bracket on the boss opposite to the control switch boss on the front. That bracket supports a vertical post that turns horizontally to support the DRO. I have a bracket for the lamp and...
  17. For me, the drill press is extremely useful...

    For me, the drill press is extremely useful equipped with a Tapmatic tapping head. I can bang out a pile of tapped holes many times faster than I could on any of my mills with quills. The quill feel...
  18. I don’t have a universal table, else I would dial...

    I don’t have a universal table, else I would dial away the droop. I do that on my Aciera F5. I know it’s blasphemy, but my next CNC mill is going to have an automatic tool changer, i.e., a VMC....
  19. I like my Acu-rite DRO203 that I bought to...

    I like my Acu-rite DRO203 that I bought to replace an old Acu-rite Master MP display. I had to buy adaptors to connect the old Acu-rite scale plugs to the new display. The DRO203 is a lot nicer than...
  20. Paul I have not attempted to fix the problem....

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    I have not attempted to fix the problem. The machine is useable as-is, and I don't see any particular manifestations when machining. Ross had the experience, where the galling got so bad it...
  21. Nope. My 1986 FP2NC flip-head has the disease....

    Nope. My 1986 FP2NC flip-head has the disease. Deckel had a big design defect.


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    How much of the equipment originally was part of...

    How much of the equipment originally was part of Moffett Field NAS, which is the location of NASA Ames?


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    The VFD should not cause any issues with the...

    The VFD should not cause any issues with the motor. I have installed VFDs to drive ancient motors with no problems whatsoever. This includes a 1943 Delta drill press with a 3/4-HP motor, a 1963...
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    I have one lathe with the scale on the carriage...

    I have one lathe with the scale on the carriage and one lathe with the scale on the cross slide. It makes no difference to operation. You might have to change the counting direction in the...
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    Did you ask on the Fusion forum? The posters are...

    Did you ask on the Fusion forum? The posters are usually responsive and the answers are clear if the question is clear (which yours is).
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