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    Most of the cool suits/vests require a cooler...

    Most of the cool suits/vests require a cooler packed with ice and a coil, a pump and lines to the vest. I first learned of them at the Walter Mitty races at Road Atlanta a decade ago or so. Theyíre...
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    Not that it matters, but most of the GM big...

    Not that it matters, but most of the GM big blocks WERE indeed produced at Tonawanda. Pretty sure that they made more than stickers for valve covers there.
    I care about these valve covers because...
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    The General MADE plenty of these...
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    Welding ďKinda-AluminumĒ

    Wondering what the consensus is on welding near-aluminum...

    Iíve got Heli-Arc, 4043 and 5356 filler rods from 1/16Ē-1/8Ē... but I donít expect either of these to weld real well period... honestly...
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    5c collet closet problem

    The split-ring was my next go to.

    I got an index on the draw-tube that smoothed things out. In any case none of the shake transferred to the carriage side of the head stock.
    I was hoping there...
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    5c collet closet problem

    I pulled the Royal products collet closer out of my machine spindle ages ago. If I had the forethought to mark it for position whatever mark I made isnít still legible.
    Anyhow itís vibrating like...
  7. Bitchin!!! And now I understand the weight...

    Bitchin!!!
    And now I understand the weight concerns.
    And hereís another option to investigate:
    Use available tanks, fiber-reinforced or whatever flavor is LIGHTEST. Swap the valves for...
  8. In my experience, pressure is pressure. If that...

    In my experience, pressure is pressure. If that valve is in any way USING hydraulic oil as part of its operating process that means it is leaking... or bypassing... either way itís BROKEN.

    Iím...
  9. Source for custom size high pressure carbon fiber tanks?

    You can get a 6000 psi, 2ĒNPT ball valve from McMaster-Carr... actually cheaper than I thought it would be:
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    Like a...
  10. Type 3 Hard coat anodizing vs Nickel Plating on billet alloy

    As beautiful and warm as nickel-plate is I donít think this is the application for it. Nickel isnít as durable as chrome even. It scratches easily and might even blue if the brakes are used in anger....
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    Iíve been told by several mentors that 1100 RPM...

    Iíve been told by several mentors that 1100 RPM was the absolute max for a spring style edge finder. Iíve never personally broken one, but Iíd just as soon not. That little end bit seems the perfect...
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    Iím not so sure you have to tell them anything,...

    Iím not so sure you have to tell them anything, just pony up. Iím fortunate to be in a shop that had 3-phase before I bought it. When I upped the power from 200-amp service to 600-amp service the...
  13. Doall is still around. Ask them. Theyíll also be...

    Doall is still around. Ask them. Theyíll also be able to tell you a surprising amount about your actual saw. Doall has also historically labeled their tools very well. Dig around. The saw left the...
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    Thatís a good point. Diesel IS way cheap right...

    Thatís a good point. Diesel IS way cheap right now. And I did ask. The response was ďout here making moneyĒ. Okay...
    Again, this guys is idling someone elseís truck telling me about making money....
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    OT Pandemic Tow Trucks

    Iím in Atlanta. Iíve noticed a surprising number of tow trucks lately. Wondering if anyone else has noticed... or if you will now that Iíve mentioned it. Iím sane enough, my patterns have changed due...
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    Iíd recommend the Ellis. I have an 1800 and it...

    Iíd recommend the Ellis. I have an 1800 and it stands up to tons of abuse. Blade selection is important. I stock 4-8 VR, 6-10 VR and 8-12 VR blades. Iíve found that taking the time to condition the...
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    Iíve been taught to call that style wrench...

    Iíve been taught to call that style wrench ďservice wrenchesĒ. Also referred to in the colloquial as ďMartin wrenchesĒ after the primary manufacturer Iím aware of. Like a lot of my tools these are...
  18. Iíll go out on a limb and say Iím probably the...

    Iíll go out on a limb and say Iím probably the youngest sounding in on this post. Iím 36, full-fledged millennial they tell me. I have my own shop, commercial brick and mortar, with all the...
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    Iím a bigger fan of the more modern boxes and...

    Iím a bigger fan of the more modern boxes and have picked the Lista pony as it were. My winter project was reorganizing the shop and labeling tools and boxes. For tooling Iím using the Lista...
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    Annular cutter? Always my go to for holes

    Annular cutter? Always my go to for holes <1/2Ē. Put it in a 3/4Ē collet or tool holder.
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    My plan is to pull a mold from the part that...

    My plan is to pull a mold from the part that Kustomizer so graciously pulled from one of his cabinets and sent to me. Mainly because I do not have a 3D printer. I will likely use that mold to make...
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    Email sent Kustomizer, so many thanks again. One...

    Email sent Kustomizer, so many thanks again. One of many reasons this community rocks. Thanks to all that chimed in with productive stuff and again thanks to Kustomizer for coming through. Iím...
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    Many thanks to Kustomizer, PM sent. As was...

    Many thanks to Kustomizer, PM sent.

    As was stated above, the goal was to make all of my Lista cabinets function the same. Unfortunately the two GenII cabinets I have came to me used, with both...
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    Wow! Half of this forum canít keep straight...

    Wow! Half of this forum canít keep straight there, their and theyíre and somehow I catch these responses. Yes. Iím seeking to making my cabinets homogeneous, all the same. Sorry I didnít read my...
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    Lista cabinet lock rotor

    Iím a big fan of Lista cabinets. I own several and recently set out to homologize them. Unfortunately, while their support is fantastic overall, some things just donít exist in their inventory any...
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