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    Not to worry. FOURTH idler picked up today,...

    Not to worry.

    FOURTH idler picked up today, here, BTW.

    Second NOS "Iowa-class" seriously heavy (237 lbs, Avoir..) Reliance Dutymaster / E-Master motor as has arrived with fan-shroud damage!...
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    Don't even try. There generally ISN'T one! It...

    Don't even try. There generally ISN'T one!

    It ain't YOU that's "thick" in this case. Chronic issue.

    Not to worry. He'll wander off and polish a fender-washer or sumthin' to TiG into a...
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    Take proper CARE of your tools, "repair" is not a...

    Take proper CARE of your tools, "repair" is not a frequent need.

    My oldest DI was a gift.
    From a Mentor and Master Machinist.
    Summer of 1963.
    George was 81 years old, that year.
    The DI is...
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    Fowler themselves only "branded" a rather large...

    Fowler themselves only "branded" a rather large percentage of what they sold. Some of it, their OEM sources are well-known, and usually second-tier or lesser, NOT top-tier.

    I've no klew how much...
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    Thanks for that! It explains 100% of my (or...

    Thanks for that!

    It explains 100% of my (or "one of" the prior owner(s) ) issues and the band-aid/monkey-patch "strap" latch!

    - There had bee a missing (or cracked?) lower cover.

    - The...
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    Tesa mechanical. Mahr electronic. See also...

    Tesa mechanical. Mahr electronic.

    See also Interapid, Compac, B&S-Swiss branding...

    And ALWAYS ... "condition, condition, condition", newer is better as well.

    Great deal better than...
  7. Well? WTF? It's PETE! When.... since DJT...

    Well? WTF? It's PETE!

    When.... since DJT was elected.. were PeteM's posts NOT "misleading and dishonest"?

    Congenital bias? Political bias? "TDS"? Manipulation? Some combination or all of the...
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    Up to you. What do you have at risk? Apropos...

    Up to you. What do you have at risk?

    Apropos of nothing much.. I have probably five times the count of indicators I have any reasonable need to use. NEARLY all "mechanical", no batteries required....
  9. Hmmmm.. Is that a goal? A directive? A political ...

    Hmmmm.. Is that a goal? A directive? A political rallying cry? As-in "Free Willie"?

    "Tis said that when asked about "Western Civilization" Mahatma Ghandi responded that he thought: "It would be a...
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    Yah well.. "Agriculture". That's to do with...

    Yah well.. "Agriculture". That's to do with farming, right?

    Whom else has to know a good deal about a whole buncha stuff.. or fail at "farming"?

    Major, later Major General, Dayton Willis Eddy...
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    The may be others, but the most experienced...

    The may be others, but the most experienced source that I am aware of, and one that is also expert as to history of whom it was as made the "works" back of a(ny) brand on the visible dial, is "still...
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    ISTR me late Mum, top marks at school, Perry HS,...

    ISTR me late Mum, top marks at school, Perry HS, Class of 1940, sayin' she was pleased to land her first job in a major Pittsburgh BANK (Mellon?) .... at $20 a week!

    I could be wrong. I've been...
  13. More better the SON stays home and PETE goes-off...

    More better the SON stays home and PETE goes-off to pity-party-wallow with his fellow looter-lie-bore-all pointy-haired meantdull acanemics?

    Might even find the meaning to a life somewhere other...
  14. Muslim Iran - then ISIS - have put a load of pain...

    Muslim Iran - then ISIS - have put a load of pain onto the backs of those who celebrate the Greater Glory of Ahura Mazda.

    Not exactly one of mankind's "newer" religions, but your one-liner is a...
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    Further to the 'enlightenment' as to wisdom of...

    Further to the 'enlightenment' as to wisdom of different balance/run caps for a mix of very large and very small motors.

    There are two OTHER ways to "get to the end".

    Take the hitandmiss...
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    My one that still HAS a cover has a basic strap,...

    My one that still HAS a cover has a basic strap, exposed. On-top. PO shop-fabbed. Not "ugly", but which COULD be remade nicer-looking. And may someday BE.

    The OEM latch is marginal on its best...
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    That... or he begs, buys, borrows or rents a...

    That... or he begs, buys, borrows or rents a boring and surfacing head of the Chandler-Duplex and competitors tribes.

    Non-trivial investment if yah near-as-dammit never NEED such, but some might...
  18. One that the late "Jack London" once created in...

    One that the late "Jack London" once created in his naive socialist mind, apparently?

    No one has ever much worried about what a Socialist intends to become when they reach adulthood.

    They have...
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    Patience. Persistence. Dediction. REWARD! As...

    Patience. Persistence. Dediction. REWARD!

    As that modern "Electrolux" tank vacuum has illustrated.

    Electrolux door to door salesman was SUCH a fast-talker... but turned out to be a hardworking...
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    Cal, Thanks for what should REAL SOON -...

    Cal,

    Thanks for what should REAL SOON - presuming peer revue to catch any niggles - be elevated to "sticky" status for "as built" reference use by those maintaining these panels in future.

    Page...
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    Ohio - were he is - Illinois "maybe" near you,...

    Ohio - were he is - Illinois "maybe" near you, I'd add parts of Indiana and on up into Michigan..were - at one time - "rust belt rich" in used machinery. Going scarce, lo these many years, already,...
  22. "Weird" as much as "nice". Usta have to make Gold...

    "Weird" as much as "nice". Usta have to make Gold flat springs out of it about once a calendar quarter. Latching bracelets and even finger rings - folks with arthritic knuckles. Not permitted to...
  23. Figure y'all don't actually have a "death wish",...

    Figure y'all don't actually have a "death wish", yer just sorta "teasing" at it?

    Any landing yah can walk away from without immediate need of personal spare parts or coolant & lube refill is a...
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    Not really. Serious-good training plus Genetic...

    Not really. Serious-good training plus Genetic pre-disposition. Sorta like being on "autopilot" I guess?

    Those who messed with it did more learning. Most of them even lived through it, too!
    ...
  25. Look it up. Some factor in human saliva has been...

    Look it up. Some factor in human saliva has been found to harden the living s**t out of natural chicle in chewing gum if it is being chewed at the moment a human experiences an orgasm.

    Genital...
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