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  1. The price held at $400 plus for the best part of...

    The price held at $400 plus for the best part of six months....I scrapped everything in the yard,at home and anywhere else I get my hands on scrap without paying.When you get "scrappie fever" you...
  2. You should remember the 80 s recession...price...

    You should remember the 80 s recession...price delivered into the yard was $2 a ton for HMS....Local scrapyard has a family running it,bought a 'cashflow' business,and have spent millions on new...
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    I have lots of NSK stuff,mikes ,verniers ,bore...

    I have lots of NSK stuff,mikes ,verniers ,bore gauges etc....all bought in the sixties when I had plenty of money....Very nicely made.,and obviously long lasting.Havent seen the brand in years ...its...
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    The dilemma you describe is actually a 4 jaw...

    The dilemma you describe is actually a 4 jaw chuck,the item you want is a 3 jaw chuck....and un less the spindle has a common mounting ,its a case of make it yourself ....the toolholder is not a...
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    I d say the spindle is a replacement ,the drive...

    I d say the spindle is a replacement ,the drive unit seems to be a worm box,and the lathe has obviously been trimmed of extraneous bits ....Gap is not sufficient for a brake drum lathe,which is a...
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    Mr Summers,what you have is an old lathe somewhat...

    Mr Summers,what you have is an old lathe somewhat modified to actually do some turning.I suggest you use it for what it is,and forget a search for bits. Plenty of work can be done with hand...
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    Most military actions have loose bolts,for...

    Most military actions have loose bolts,for operational reliability....98 Mausers have quite loose bolts......In some cases ,replacement bolt bodies were made oversize,and often wont fit an as new gun...
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    If the motor reverses though unit contactors...

    If the motor reverses though unit contactors ,check the forward contactors for burned contacts.,or maybe a problem in the contactor solenoid or coil.Sometimes they "growl"....Worn gears usually make...
  9. I think VM was a part of the Daimler Benz...

    I think VM was a part of the Daimler Benz takeover of GM .....anyhoo,the VM nameplate appeared over the local GM branch ,along with MTU....and they were pushing MTU boat motors where they had...
  10. First...the pump is for certain a Vickers vane...

    First...the pump is for certain a Vickers vane pump.....simple pumps ,if the rotor isnt notched ,you can fit a new vane kit ,(if needed)....pressure around 12-1500psi......Next.....the injector pump...
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    The same listing says the Chinese Tesla base...

    The same listing says the Chinese Tesla base model will sell for circa $30kUS.,but the first report I read was a private opinion that Tesla China was aiming at a similar price to other base models...
  12. The cops and scalies used to get down the local...

    The cops and scalies used to get down the local boatramp at going home time,and weight and ticket all the ocean liners being carried on massive trailers licensed as being under 3ton gross....and...
  13. A great number of engines of all kinds have the...

    A great number of engines of all kinds have the block in one piece with the crank inserted lengthwise....I doubt anyone "invented " it.
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    As many as a hundred different makes and models...

    As many as a hundred different makes and models of BEV to launch on the market this year.Price differential (China) is from approx $15k US to $I/2 mil US.2022 has come early.
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    Must say the father makes Archie Bunker look like...

    Must say the father makes Archie Bunker look like a pillar of the establishment.And Megan has had the very bad manners to take a newspaper to court ,and for damages ,too.Not done ,old chap,and so...
  16. Mine has a hinge arrangement similar to a F...

    Mine has a hinge arrangement similar to a F series,with overcentre springs which hold the cover open,and also keep it closed...its a H ,but the S is just solid tyres on the same frame....If you need...
  17. So called 'override brakes" generally lock up in...

    So called 'override brakes" generally lock up in a panic brake of the towing vehicle.....when wheels slip on the road,vehicles lose directional guidance,and tend to slide downhill,which may be...
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    I can also see the Chinese "social credit" system...

    I can also see the Chinese "social credit" system catching on more widely.....In the recent past,highrise living has always failed on the rock of youth crime.....social credit has a simple...
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    Yeah,but it was the Euro s that held him for...

    Yeah,but it was the Euro s that held him for ransom,and the French who killed him with a sneaky shot.And theyre planning the same for Boris.
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    Thinking about it,I suspect Hydrauto bearings are...

    Thinking about it,I suspect Hydrauto bearings are likley a knockoff of Cincinnati "Filmatic" bearings ,which have a self adjusting rocking action........a dynamic bearing which shows no clue as to...
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    i bought clean looking machines that when the...

    i bought clean looking machines that when the covers are lifted,had balls of cast iron powder rolling in the lube pockets.Ive also had grinders that had $200,000 rebuilds,scrapped......the first...
  22. Ive welded up tractor and truck gears like...

    Ive welded up tractor and truck gears like that......case hardened gears weld OK with stainless rod and a bit of preheat......dress the gear tooth back to shape with an angle grinder...the most...
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    Your first step should be to check bearing play...

    Your first step should be to check bearing play with a tenth guage.......and secondly ,grinders arent meant to take heavy cuts,but lots of light passes......not only do heavy cuts wreck abrasive...
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    You need a oil flow diagram.....its quite likely...

    You need a oil flow diagram.....its quite likely with 50psi pressure the system is piped to bearings direct from the filter,with the sight glass a bypass to indicate oil flow,not actually in the...
  25. I use a R&O 68 in everything,its simply the...

    I use a R&O 68 in everything,its simply the highest grade of machine oil you can buy.Probably over costly for a lathe,but in my case it was used where I worked in the compressors.In heavy ,hot use...
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