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    Your funny. Those are not Fiat transmissions....

    Your funny. Those are not Fiat transmissions.
    TH400's suck. Tall 1st gear. The cases strip if you throw any real torque at them. No overdrive.
    And, they are a PITA to work on. I'm not a Chevy...
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    I've got 8 layouts saved (finalists if you will,...

    I've got 8 layouts saved (finalists if you will, LOL). And probably at least 50 more revisions to get to that point.
    And, lost about 20 hours of sleep over the last four days to land on this one....
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    Been playing Tetris for a couple days trying to...

    Been playing Tetris for a couple days trying to figure out how to make the layout in the shop a lot less annoying.
    And, how to park another spindle in here. It is getting tight to say the least,...
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    Ohh man, Congrats! That has to be sweet....

    Ohh man, Congrats!
    That has to be sweet. Purchasing a business centered around something you are passionate about.
    Best of luck with it!
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    Yep, that they are. I can lock down 4 origins...

    Yep, that they are. I can lock down 4 origins across 4 vises, without a probe, on a haas in about 2 minutes.
    I actually think it is faster to use a taster than a probe (setting origins, not tools)....
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    Ohh, now you guys are speaking my language...

    Ohh, now you guys are speaking my language talking about old 12-valves.
    The last 12v I built was a '93. I built it for desert wheeling. And, wheel it did.
    But, the cool thing was: it was a...
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    Yea, like JP said, "look ahead". They basically...

    Yea, like JP said, "look ahead". They basically charge you to take the control's "thinking" rev-limiter off.
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    That is just a VF2. I need an "SS" machine. 12k...

    That is just a VF2. I need an "SS" machine. 12k RPM is a must (15 would be better). Side-mount tool-changer is a must.
    1400IPM rapids minimum. HSM is mandatory. 4th axis ready is mandatory.
    I put...
  9. Yep, exactly. When I was transitioning from...

    Yep, exactly. When I was transitioning from MasterCAM to featureCAM 15 years ago, I needed to be up to speed on it quickly.
    I was struggling really bad. Ultimately, I broke down and took a basic...
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    Yea, I agree 100% (I said I was being selfish)

    Yea, I agree 100% (I said I was being selfish)
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    I usually try and refrain until the help goes...

    I usually try and refrain until the help goes home. (I don't share well! LOL)
    Sometimes on Friday's the help helps me break in to a 12'er. :cheers:
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    Yea, I have been through that a few times. It is...

    Yea, I have been through that a few times. It is terrible.
    Selfishly though, this time. I would have liked to have known Monday night when I was playing with him.
    That I was actually saying goodbye...
  13. I agree. His advice was great. I was just using...

    I agree. His advice was great.
    I was just using myself as an example to express, without knowing each individuals strengths/weakness's?
    How can you give universal biased advice?
    His points were...
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    That is really the main reason a live toyed lathe...

    That is really the main reason a live toyed lathe lathe wouldn't be a good solution for me on some of my "milled" parts.
    Nowhere near enough tools. And, probably the main reason I immediately steer...
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    Still one of the coolest set-ups I have ever...

    Still one of the coolest set-ups I have ever seen:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JaSnaaFjIU
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    Like I said: I need 12k minimum. Lots of...

    Like I said:



    I need 12k minimum. Lots of small 1/4" and down end-mills in aluminum. The difference between 8k and 12k is huge on a 1/8" in Alu.

    Not sure how we got here? As, I am nowhere...
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    They say life expectancy for a Maltese is 12~15...

    They say life expectancy for a Maltese is 12~15 years. He would have been 12 in a few days.
    I remember bringing him home. It only took him about a week to win me over. Most dogs never really...
  18. Yea, but you are a nerd that geeks-out on this...

    Yea, but you are a nerd that geeks-out on this stuff!
    Now, don't take that the wrong way. Take it as a compliment.
    As, I am totally jealous of your aptitude for things CNC!
    Some of us are not tech...
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    On a sad note: I lost my best buddy yesterday....

    On a sad note:
    I lost my best buddy yesterday. With no warning. I was just playing with him Monday night. He was totally fine.
    Not even the slightest sign anything was wrong. Allison walked up to...
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    [QUOTE=Mike1974;3474608] I don't think the...

    I don't think the words cheap/expensive matter once you are shopping for an Integrex.
    I would need an entirely new CAM to step in that ball-game. Not happening.
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    [QUOTE=Panza;3474534] I think about that all...

    I think about that all the time. Even lightly browse looking for such a beast.
    The problem is: I am not willing to deal with simply a live-toyed lathe. I would want a real milling spindle....
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    I have to rescind that statement to some degree....

    I have to rescind that statement to some degree. I guess I never really knew what the deal with the DX6 was.
    I just went and watched Kurt's video comparing the DX6 to the older style vises.
    That...
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    Hot damn! 1500hp! That is a hot Olds! I never...

    Hot damn! 1500hp! That is a hot Olds!
    I never played with any olds stuff. But, I was quite familiar with the Poston catalog, LOL. I built a couple hot Buicks with my Dad.
    We were close to 600hp...
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    Only thing your gonna find is an old Dodge truck....

    Only thing your gonna find is an old Dodge truck. Far from a hot-rod. Even though it has a legendary hot-rod engine.
    It is no hot-rod. I know, I drove it twice today. Now, my bike is kind of a...
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    Sweet looking Cutlass! But, uhh, I gots no...

    Sweet looking Cutlass!
    But, uhh, I gots no hot-rod (I shop for one all the time though! LOL)
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