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    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and...

    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and design ....Some Sewdish machines were common,Varnamo,the various drills,but oddly not lathes.
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    I disagree with the opinions of...

    I disagree with the opinions of uselessness............its what most would term a "capstan lathe",and quite usable by a hobby machinist.....provided it comes with a selection of turret tooling,I...
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    If you want sheer terror...try a Bond Bug.....my...

    If you want sheer terror...try a Bond Bug.....my cousin had one ,supposedly able to do 100mph.....My choice of 3 wheeler is of course a 1929 Super Aero ,bit pricey now tho.
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    Sir Clive Sinclair was on telly recently (he's...

    Sir Clive Sinclair was on telly recently (he's 80)lamenting the fact that he cant afford a collectors price for a C5,and has to settle for a Chinese mobility scooter.The C5 fiasco had curious...
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    You wont achieve the necessary accuracy and...

    You wont achieve the necessary accuracy and finish on ally heads for the MLS gaskets with any old mill......flywheels wont be a problem ,but its easier to do them on a simple grinder.
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    The Chinese will own the world by 2050.Most of it...

    The Chinese will own the world by 2050.Most of it anyway.
  7. Steadies and gap pieces never seem to match the...

    Steadies and gap pieces never seem to match the lathe you just got with both missing....
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    Yeah,Col was his name ,and he hailed from...

    Yeah,Col was his name ,and he hailed from Somerset or somthing,and talked like the Two Ronnies......or a pirate......he used to confide in me ,dunno why,but his dream was to fire a guy every day,and...
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    Pretty common ,Id say...the guy I worked for...

    Pretty common ,Id say...the guy I worked for couldnt trust anyone (so he said),so everything was down to him..........trouble was he couldnt give a clear instruction,would sort of argue with himself...
  10. Deliver and take the account to the office,so you...

    Deliver and take the account to the office,so you make contact with the office person who pays the accounts.A few pleasantries and compliments can get your account paid when others are being held...
  11. Machines will need to be adequately secured so as...

    Machines will need to be adequately secured so as not to move about/fall over in transport.Turn it into a spiders web if necessary.My old favorite is used car tyres,very effective at preventing...
  12. I have rebuilt seal areas of Caterpillar engines...

    I have rebuilt seal areas of Caterpillar engines with Devcon,and the repair has still been ok at next teardown ......The main consideration is to enable the entry of new liner seals without tearing...
  13. Seems you have the Case A 301 BD engine....fitted...

    Seems you have the Case A 301 BD engine....fitted to other machines as well,so I would suggest looking for a good block,you might even find a NOS block if you try the tractor spares specialists.
  14. Doh....how to over react....its just a tent...

    Doh....how to over react....its just a tent frame,dummies......I say go with 3/16" dia S/S wire for the guys ,and it will be plenty strong enough......you obviously know all about wire fitings,so...
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    Yes,easily.
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    More than likely the starter is 24v,so IMHO you...

    More than likely the starter is 24v,so IMHO you will need another starter for 12V ,if you change to 12v......a 12v alternator from a car parts shop is around $100,a 24 V alternator is typically twice...
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    I always viewed other employees as bit players in...

    I always viewed other employees as bit players in the story of my life,with bosses providing the comedy relief.I never took any manager seriously,but you gotta play your cards close,in any part of...
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    Sounds to me the owner didnt like hearing of...

    Sounds to me the owner didnt like hearing of problems when he was millions in the hole,and no prospect of climbing out.........that is the kind of stress gives you chest pains......And I might add...
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    Actually ,these solid first generation Chinese...

    Actually ,these solid first generation Chinese lathes were good machines ,if plain and simple.....just the thing for a hobbyist might be wanting to build a traction engine......only fault was the...
  20. I think one of the rich shop owners should...

    I think one of the rich shop owners should sponsor these people a suitable ram and hoses....Someone on the eastern seaboard ,freight to W. Africa should be reasonable.Id give em a press ,but its on...
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    I lived by the tracks once,in the steam era,the...

    I lived by the tracks once,in the steam era,the old man used to pick up coal from the track Enough for the fire place ,and his forge in the shed.....However diesel was different ,they used to leave...
  22. Ive done quite a few Caterpillar motors with...

    Ive done quite a few Caterpillar motors with corrosion of the seal surface......Just clean away all rust and rebuild the area with filler devcon or belzona or what you like.Mould the stuff to size...
  23. I used to make presses like what you...

    I used to make presses like what you want........the simple way to make a ram is to get one from a dozer or loader,and use the gland end ,which is complex,and cut the cylinder and rod short. .........
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    I might also point out that just because you are...

    I might also point out that just because you are offered $90/ton,that is not what the regulars get,,,,,the yards generally work on a margin of around $100+ a ton for heavy steel,and the big players...
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    Abel J Tasman was Dutch ,and employed by the...

    Abel J Tasman was Dutch ,and employed by the VOC......I suspect he has descendants in Holland yet,none in the Apple Isle.........the word you seek is Tasmaniac.or as they like to call themselves when...
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