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    Inflatable umbrella----I laughed out...

    Inflatable umbrella----I laughed out loud.....have to be a great comedy sketch in there somewhere.
  2. Which leads to rule #3.....when a know all...

    Which leads to rule #3.....when a know all restorer turns up with wads of cash,you have failed in your duty as a machinist if he leaves with any of it.
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    Gang two saws ,with a spacer in between equal to...

    Gang two saws ,with a spacer in between equal to your needed spline width....if you have a big collection of arbor shims,then use a pack of them to suit......If you look at older clutch shaft spline...
  4. I would expect a standard 3/8id ,3/4 od guide...

    I would expect a standard 3/8id ,3/4 od guide would work perfectly......but having dealt with car and bike restorers for many years,I know any suggestion that their pride and joy(aka.moneypit)could...
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    Election day.....be amusing if the Tories get a...

    Election day.....be amusing if the Tories get a comfortable majority and Boris is deposed by the merchant bankers faction who will remain in the EU.
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    There is a book online called"The roads were not...

    There is a book online called"The roads were not made for cars"....Modern smooth roads were the result of demands by bicycle riders in the 1880s and 90s.....and the engine powered newcomers took...
  7. If all else fails,lap the threads with a...

    If all else fails,lap the threads with a selection of brass screws and fine 400 grit paste.
  8. I bought some machines from a...

    I bought some machines from a powerstation......the machineshop had maybe 5 workers,and was like 100,000 sq ft......to talk to the next guy was a 10 minuts walk.....I could have used that space...but...
  9. Could be right about the taps ,too......I bought...

    Could be right about the taps ,too......I bought a set (3) to tap some holes in a Wisconsin flywheel,asked for good quality from a engr supply house,the cast iron simply crumbled the leading edges on...
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    Not so PDH,Ive had a succession of...

    Not so PDH,Ive had a succession of boats.....never a steel one tho.....built my own ferro cement hull once too.....big boat on the cheap........One time I bought a 100ft barge with a 20 ton Coles...
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    I knew a truck driver who put the palm of his...

    I knew a truck driver who put the palm of his hand over a leak in a hose for a truck crane ....fluid penetrated his hand ,and basically turned the hand into something akin to a football....Once the...
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    Hammer and punch?...what about hammer and cold...

    Hammer and punch?...what about hammer and cold chisel?
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    Ships live in salt water....they seem to do OK...

    Ships live in salt water....they seem to do OK ,often with minimal maintenance......no need for gears or weights or concrete,water is the weight ,and finds its own level through pipes.Maintenance...
  14. I would say oil in the filters would almost...

    I would say oil in the filters would almost certainly be a combinatioin of worn rings pumping oil into the top end and open /lifted inlets allowing the oil to blow into the filters....New rings would...
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    At this point a warning......pressure oil in a...

    At this point a warning......pressure oil in a fine feathery spray will penetrate the skin and may cause blood poisoning ,or fibrous growth in the affected area......oil penetration is no joke,and if...
  16. Rule #2 of making stuff for engines.....be sure...

    Rule #2 of making stuff for engines.....be sure the customer isnt going to find out he could be buying the part for a couple of bucks,and leave you high and dry....IE..money up front.
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    Whats the pressure range of th gauge.....unit...

    Whats the pressure range of th gauge.....unit usually runs at about 1/2 the gauge.....seems a big motor,unit may be high flow ..only needed if your press has 10" bore cylinders.....I would find a two...
  18. Would you care to state the ID/OD/L/Flange...

    Would you care to state the ID/OD/L/Flange position of the guides.....or the motor they are out of ,if known,
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    A tsunami?

    A tsunami?
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    Yep ,a plane ticket,and cabfare.......I used to...

    Yep ,a plane ticket,and cabfare.......I used to do these inspections ,rarely was I not offered a bribe to sell the machine.Very rarely.
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    Its a tricky situation if the customer goes...

    Its a tricky situation if the customer goes bust......the liquidators/recievers may proceed against you for return of the deposit using something like preferential payment laws....I have hung onto...
  22. Clocking is also slang for recognizing someone.

    Clocking is also slang for recognizing someone.
  23. I found running a one man shop,others would drop...

    I found running a one man shop,others would drop in to tap your brain for things they couldnt do themselves,and generally waste your time.....Its a question of work alone ,and go home on time,or...
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    When I was scrapping stuff bigtime,I always saved...

    When I was scrapping stuff bigtime,I always saved steadies ,gap pieces ,compound slides,tailstocks etc.....then periodically they would all go into the scrap...because for some reason machinist are...
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    If you really want something lifted to generate...

    If you really want something lifted to generate electricity,what wrong with the tide?....Your weight is lifted free twice a day.........Now the greenies are opposed to all forms of renewable...
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