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  1. So are those pumps model 350's? Or does FF350...

    So are those pumps model 350's? Or does FF350 mean something entirely not related to the model of the pump?
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    Interesting, I thought " torpedo" soon as I saw...

    Interesting, I thought " torpedo" soon as I saw it also.
  3. You've found a gem in a stone pile. I have a...

    You've found a gem in a stone pile. I have a 7.5HP unit, found it literally in a hedge row in a junk yard. Tank rusted out. I got it on another tank, and it's a smooth, quiet, unit, zero problems in...
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    One thing is certain.......your neighbor doesn't...

    One thing is certain.......your neighbor doesn't have one like it.
  5. 5HP = 400 RPM 15.6 CFM @ 175PSI Pretty...

    5HP = 400 RPM 15.6 CFM @ 175PSI
    Pretty stout.....480 lbs for just the pump.
    You'd need to know the compressor pulley pitch diameter to calculate the motor pulley needed @ whatever motor RPM you...
  6. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    Put a Lubricator on it, and maybe a solenoid...

    Put a Lubricator on it, and maybe a solenoid valve, Valve is open whenever the control is 'in cycle'. Coolant is off when yer not 'in cycle'?
  7. Thread: Ox's Shop '08

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    Ox, is there any way you could supply those...

    Ox, is there any way you could supply those turrets with 'a couple' CFM of dry filtered compressed air. At slightly above atmospheric pressure?
    Let it leak out around the seals. A bit of air leaking...
  8. Abrasive blasting with Alu. Oxide in a pressure...

    Abrasive blasting with Alu. Oxide in a pressure pot blaster would remove the carbon efficiently.
  9. Thanks for that info. But now I'm wondering,...

    Thanks for that info.
    But now I'm wondering, wouldn't thinner rings cause more cylinder wear? Or the thinner rings will wear out faster. I've never noticed much if any oil blow-by with my units.
    ...
  10. Did not know this, excellent tip! Garwood, are...

    Did not know this, excellent tip!

    Garwood, are the rebuild kits on EBAY viable or are they inferior quality?
    Any idea?
  11. To the OP.......you should pull off the side...

    To the OP.......you should pull off the side cover when you get it, and drain, and clean out the bottom of the crankcase.
    If it's had the proper compressor oil in it, any dirt or sludge will have...
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    Maybe your thinking about this wrong. It's EASY...

    Maybe your thinking about this wrong.
    It's EASY welding that you charge $163 an hour for, and at the end of the year it amounts to about $3000.

    As long as 'one way or another' you're $3000...
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    Maybe......but it's gonna take a LOT longer since...

    Maybe......but it's gonna take a LOT longer since anyone that might be able to help you will have to GUESS what model you have and what the serial number is.
    :rolleyes5:
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    Zoro thru EBAY has been very impressive. In fact...

    Zoro thru EBAY has been very impressive. In fact it's down right puzzling how they have been able to ship stuff to my door at 10am the next day when I order the stuff at 4:45 the day before. Very...
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    I'm surprised no one on here remembers the...

    I'm surprised no one on here remembers the Buffalo line of very cheap and very low quality China tools sold about everywhere in the late '70's and into the later '80's. Drill presses, the small 6-7"...
  16. Thread: Punch Presses

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    I have a 1925 Bliss 25 ton in my one man shop. It...

    I have a 1925 Bliss 25 ton in my one man shop. It has an air trip not an air clutch. No other guarding or safety interlocks, guards, etc.
    Been using it for 25 years, all fingers and both eyes...
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    I'd call as far as possible up the ladder at...

    I'd call as far as possible up the ladder at Mobil labs, and ask, they should be able to recommend something.........
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    This.................................................

    This................................................................
    Mobil Mobil SHC 630, Circulating, ISO 220, 1qt 123000 | Zoro.com
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    Yes, I'll comment. How about 'anyone with skin...

    Yes, I'll comment.
    How about 'anyone with skin as thin as a newly hatched chick need not participate in ANY way on this forum'?
    ;)
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    So, lets 'see how this goes'.......if you're a...

    So, lets 'see how this goes'.......if you're a typical Machine Tool dealer, you'll entertain any offer on this thing as long as it's more than
    $8000. Am I close? Any hidden extra charges for the...
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    Yes. It's like they keep cutting value and...

    Yes. It's like they keep cutting value and coverage, and watching to see when they'll finally get a complaint from the customer.
    Charging more and more, while providing less and less. It's another...
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    Good to know, I'll pass your info along. THEY can...

    Good to know, I'll pass your info along. THEY can do that and send me the 1-2 page "changes" email.
    Since that's what I pay them to do.
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    Insurance policy renewal rant

    My business insurance company is pretty good, they stay pretty quiet and don't make many demands.
    Of course, I've never filed any claims with them, so........I guess I'm on their buddy list unless...
  24. First part I got paid to make (I think) would...

    First part I got paid to make (I think) would have been a brass needle valve for an old outboard motor for a buddy.
    Made on my 'bought new' 12" Atlas Craftsman lathe, around 1979 or 1980.
    $20...
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    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up...

    Corky was a character for sure. Still at it up until about 2015, when "someone stole the show away from him" according to his now defunct website.

    Glad to hear the background on QC components and...
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