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    One of the "big name" US lathe makers used babbit...

    One of the "big name" US lathe makers used babbit nuts poured round the screw.,both for the cross feed and the half nuts.There is a technique for doing this ,well described in many old fitting and...
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    Another comment is that these plated machines are...

    Another comment is that these plated machines are nearly always US made machines ,that came out 42/43......Some UK manufacturers also had local factories here in that era. Dont forget to google...
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    Yes ,I think B&S taper is likley........but see...

    Yes ,I think B&S taper is likley........but see if Morse tapers fit first...If you have a vertical drive ,then there will be a drive with it with the machine taper sticking out ,and easily...
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    One place I worked ,not only were the capstans...

    One place I worked ,not only were the capstans worn out ,but where the operator stood ,there were deep holes worn in the 3" thick hardwood floor timbers.....All the British capstans have an overhead...
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    Straighten girders and open sections...

    Straighten girders and open sections ..yes.......straighten tube with heat shrinking? ....very careful or it will be worse,and no longer round either .Been there ,done that ,many times........I...
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    Poll: I will tell you anything you need to know about...

    I will tell you anything you need to know about the epidemic......this time next year....(disclaimer..contingent on me surviving)
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    Buy a old world textbook on machining ....these...

    Buy a old world textbook on machining ....these books are on fleabay for a buck or two in new condition......Or view the zillions of machining titles on Utube.....For hobby work ,the carbide grades...
  8. We have done wide testing here in Oz ,and it...

    We have done wide testing here in Oz ,and it seems the mortality rate is under 1%.......and if over 70s are excluded ,then the rate is quite tiny .It may be interesting when results from cruise...
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    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice...

    Its called a Colchester Triumph 2000,very nice machine...and still in production.
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    The BE design was license built all over the...

    The BE design was license built all over the world ,the biggest one being Ruston and Hornsby, Lincoln. ...Even the crowd who made my Harman ,built the 15B under license ,alongside their own ,much...
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    Im not criticising Trump...doubt any pres would...

    Im not criticising Trump...doubt any pres would have done any different....and hes got the sense to stand back now ,and stay clear of the fallout...And yes ,Ive been retired for at least 10...
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    You can forget Trump,the virus is in control...

    You can forget Trump,the virus is in control now..........he s sailed into a gale unprepared,the mast is overboard,he s in survival mode....Its all up to state governors ,and maybe how well they can...
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    The profile is a fairly simple milling and...

    The profile is a fairly simple milling and turning job....more complex is how the angled pitch locking surfaces were machined,and matched to a tolerance of .001".....The firearms industry were the...
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    JM,the Murphy diesels were owned by North...

    JM,the Murphy diesels were owned by North West,for their own machines,as well as for sale .And as you say ,a lot of iron ,either put it in the motor ,or into counterweights,...North West also used IH...
  15. Yes ,and be very careful of internet scammers...

    Yes ,and be very careful of internet scammers /thieves ....always check the histories /posts of anyone offering to sell you that extra rare part.....Old motorbike collectors seem to be especially...
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    We used to shoot all sorts of x mils into a pile...

    We used to shoot all sorts of x mils into a pile of logs with dirt covering ....What you do need to be careful of is "tunneling".....shift your target around ,and check the backstop isnt getting a...
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    There is a far more insidious service industry...

    There is a far more insidious service industry that feeds off complex legislation...and takes fees everytime someone tries to do something requiring approvals or services from any level of...
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    On one of the hobby machine forums ,there is a...

    On one of the hobby machine forums ,there is a long series ,with pictures of rebuilding a Ward 2D .....might be model Engineer...not sure. But they sort out all the problems with a seemingly good...
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    This guy is a repeat spammer .....surprised hes...

    This guy is a repeat spammer .....surprised hes still with the forum.....But if he is truly Trans or Bi ,then there might be discrimination issues.
  20. Moved past all that ..the Indians say they are...

    Moved past all that ..the Indians say they are building ventilators for $600....Now thats a big market.
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    Seems Brazil is taking the hands off ,que...

    Seems Brazil is taking the hands off ,que sera,sera approach ...so the model can be tested......Incidentally I went shopping before .....and the Chinese are all gone !....gone ! as in none ,not a...
  22. Others have said the gold colour is a result of...

    Others have said the gold colour is a result of the digital colourizing of a black and white film.......I was more impressed with the assembly of the Gamet Bearings .......makes a nonsense of those...
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    Towards the end of the war ,money was short on...

    Towards the end of the war ,money was short on both sides and gas shells became the munition of choice ...The projectile was simply a hollow casting ,with a driving band and a threaded plug.....the...
  24. The guy is a millenial ...what do you...

    The guy is a millenial ...what do you expect?.....Some of the biggest dummies I ever met were ultra qualified .....this guy is an 'astrophysicist',nobody cares if what he does is right or wrong,or...
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    You cant avoid it...all the shiny toys millenials...

    You cant avoid it...all the shiny toys millenials are hooked on come from China ,and nowhere else is on the horizon.And a lot of millenials havent even heard of covid 19 ,they live in a world of...
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