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    Every schoolchild knows how Henry Ford defeated...

    Every schoolchild knows how Henry Ford defeated the Selden patent owners ,and beat the "bad guys who were monopolising motorcar patents"..........but dont know that the "bad guys" were famous...
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    My Hyster plays up like that,and its drag in the...

    My Hyster plays up like that,and its drag in the powershift,likley buckled plates from running on the road.......Anyway,I do know about CAV DPA pumps,hydraulic and mechanical governed,and 4/236 Perks...
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    Gulf "Marine White" gasoline ....12 cents a...

    Gulf "Marine White" gasoline ....12 cents a gallon..worth the extra cost for a trouble free boat.
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    I wouldnt be surprised if its a one...

    I wouldnt be surprised if its a one off........the rocker/lifters all look individually made,no two are exactly identical,as though hand forged,and the design is impractical.....although making an...
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    Quality English lathes always had handles made of...

    Quality English lathes always had handles made of Lignum vitae.......a very hard dense wood.......so at 6am ,in a factory full of sub zero iron machines,your fingers wouldnt freeze to the handles.
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    Robert Nasmyth made himself a 12'x6' table from...

    Robert Nasmyth made himself a 12'x6' table from one piece of cast iron.It weighed 8 tons.That is a worthwhile project for any retired machinist.Whitworth had a similar table.
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    i got some of the little army ones...they still...

    i got some of the little army ones...they still work OK,but the leather pump buckets have broken,and I pinched the leather from my blowlamp......or was it the other way round?......Unfortunately,I...
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    Threaded with a 5/16 unc thread.It may have been...

    Threaded with a 5/16 unc thread.It may have been removed ,as WHSO dont allow rigid handles sticking out of rotating handwheels ,anymore.
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    I see a crank dog for a crank handle...

    I see a crank dog for a crank handle starter......I still think it may be a WW1 trench pump.........Im surprised it has a centre bearing.....most little industrial fours are just two balls or...
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    It is strange what is put online in some...

    It is strange what is put online in some forums.......some here may be familiar with the 'Castboolits' forum........one experimenter,more than that actually,because he had what must be proprietary...
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    The angled holes are for primers,the larger holes...

    The angled holes are for primers,the larger holes at bore centreline are core plugs,for the coreprint in the moulding,and a small thread to hold the cowling. .The valve caps are typical teens...
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    it could be from a WW1 trench pump......they...

    it could be from a WW1 trench pump......they favoured 4 cyl a/c ,and Ive seen lots of strange 4cyls in bits that were claimed to be .....not like that ,tho......However ,I suggest there was a finned...
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    The welder in the pic is an old roundtop Lincoln...

    The welder in the pic is an old roundtop Lincoln 400 AS,weight around 1600-1800lb,depending on the motor.
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    In this jurisdiction it is quite legal to own...

    In this jurisdiction it is quite legal to own firearms,but it is a criminal offence to publish online any instructions for making firearms........Consequently,not wishing to be Assange s cellmate in...
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    Its funny this is mentioned.....just recently I...

    Its funny this is mentioned.....just recently I read of some old fart in England pontificating on why lathes and mills should be denied to home users because of the terrible risk of them making an...
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    A 3hp 3ph motor will easily provide 12cfm at...

    A 3hp 3ph motor will easily provide 12cfm at around 120 psi max.I dont know what the VFD will do.............with compressors a lot depends on whether they can start unloaded......if they can get up...
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    All the machinery makers are the same...

    All the machinery makers are the same now......dealer has to subscribe to a continuous update service ,costs $10,000 a month min......so they arent keen to be havin free info online.............My...
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    Ive worked on projects with chinese...

    Ive worked on projects with chinese contractors.....electricians ,refrigeration mechanics,pipefitters ,formworkers , concretors and machine operators had all picked up their trade simply as laborers...
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    ------------------WARNING--KEEP CLEAR OF HIGH...

    ------------------WARNING--KEEP CLEAR OF HIGH PRESSURE SPRAY--NO JOKE------------------I think the gauge is the costly part......the gauge on my Leslie Hartridge fractured at the tube...
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    Car auto trannies use a much flatter /more...

    Car auto trannies use a much flatter /more compact thrust bearings with needle rollers in them....But I suppose the carving is done .
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    Harley got big on the rising tide....now they can...

    Harley got big on the rising tide....now they can get small again as the tide goes out........nothing wrong with that..............I remember some years ago Cat nearly went bust......financial ...
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    Yep,as I said before.....boss gives you a $10...

    Yep,as I said before.....boss gives you a $10 raise ,thats $10 for you.......then everyone else wants a $10 raise,costs boss $500+ state employment taxes+extras a week more,if he then refuses any...
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    Turco used to make some very effective chemicals...

    Turco used to make some very effective chemicals for dip cleaning......granted they will be a lot less effective today....try Turco.
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    Looks like a bran-new diesel injector nozzle...

    Looks like a bran-new diesel injector nozzle tester...........nice score if it is ,the gauge should be reading up to around 4000psi,300atm,300 bar,who knows how many megapascals........must be worth...
  25. A little while ago,I got a Parkanson hydraulic...

    A little while ago,I got a Parkanson hydraulic lift and feed 12x12 bandsaw for very little...beautiful machine.......the owners says.....the guys cant use it ,because its got no digtal readout or...
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