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    I read this,dunno why,but Im waiting for the...

    I read this,dunno why,but Im waiting for the utube video......but dont forget to say...."hold my beer while I light the fuze."....
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    Transport companies and insurers regularly hold...

    Transport companies and insurers regularly hold lost and damaged freight auctions......incredible whats there ,lots of new stuff,lots of machinery and vehicle parts ,lots of furniture,sometimes whole...
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    About wood building complexes......one of the...

    About wood building complexes......one of the spaces will have a fire.....FD will discover asbestos......the whole place will be shut up......you wont be able to enter.....all your stuff will be at...
  4. My Swift has always done this.......but put on a...

    My Swift has always done this.......but put on a heavy cut ,say 1/2" depth and the chip comes off bright red,it produces a mirror finish on the work,try a light cut ,and its all over the place.But...
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    I d be more worried about fire..........forklifts...

    I d be more worried about fire..........forklifts are a very destructive concentrated load......many operators wont carry them on a steel decked semi.....I would think 1700lb would not be a...
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    One time I bought some scrap stuff at a clearing...

    One time I bought some scrap stuff at a clearing sale,and included was some German made overhead crane "track",sort of like a oval pipe with a slot cut along the bottom,with the trolley running...
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    You want to become paranoid.....engage the local...

    You want to become paranoid.....engage the local council with town planning.....local council says......applications from landowners are unlikely to be in the preferred form,we consider engagement of...
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    Loose rollers in various sizes.

    Someone asked a while ago about loose roller bearings,for the table of a T&C grinder,maybe........Anyhoo,Ive found a source of loose rollers in many,many sizes standard and overs...Peters Bearing...
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    Im in Brisbane,south side........one point,the...

    Im in Brisbane,south side........one point,the early roundtop lathes have a different tooth form on the feed gears than the later roundtops,and bits dont interchange.However ,any Triumph stuff is so...
  10. if you use the proper oil,which is supposed to...

    if you use the proper oil,which is supposed to shed water ,and not emulsify,you would probably need to have a frequent water drain regime......Personally,all my vane and screw compressor experience...
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    You can have a dozen or twenty smaller diameter...

    You can have a dozen or twenty smaller diameter discs,not necessarily just one big one....in fact,the loading could be varied by removing or adding discs.
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    No 49 was a VR O class 0-6-0 with outside...

    No 49 was a VR O class 0-6-0 with outside frames,and the class were well known for boiler explosions and accidents......next in the fleet ,No 51 had two boiler explosions...The O class were all odd...
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    A bit like I wanted to put up a single 20x10...

    A bit like I wanted to put up a single 20x10 carport........needed professional town planning costing $2500,with an extra $600 council planning application fee,then needed a $600 licensed building...
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    Re reading the original request,it seems to me...

    Re reading the original request,it seems to me there is nothing there ,lathe wise.........its likely the machine has been stripped to make a one purpose machine,and rebuilding it would be near...
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    No one has mentioned it has a plain bearing...

    No one has mentioned it has a plain bearing spindle ,not rollers ,and lubrication must be seen to......If you look ,there is a fair bit on plain bearing Student/Masters on this forum and online.,very...
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    Threaded ,for sure......looks like chuck mounting...

    Threaded ,for sure......looks like chuck mounting plate there now......do you have a chuck to fit the three bolt pattern?..............I think you will have to make a holder ,a flat plate with the...
  17. The Ruston was originally direct air start,but...

    The Ruston was originally direct air start,but the HP compressor packed it in,and we rigged up a Indian Chief motorbike to run its back wheel on the flywheel....started the Ruston ,easily......One...
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    No worries........I made several from scffold...

    No worries........I made several from scffold tube,2" dia,and all pin jointed for easy moving........if you need a load carrying beam,simply fabricate a zig zag truss with pipe as the two...
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    Doesnt seem to be listed in the...

    Doesnt seem to be listed in the "douglas-self"/MUSEUM OF POWER site,which is pretty comprehensive......Anyone got a copy of "Some Unusual Engines" by LJK Setright.?
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    Never heard of a Rogers.....says its heavy...

    Never heard of a Rogers.....says its heavy .......300lb is light IMHO.......looks like a fair bit missing.....Sterling series built crankless diesels pre WW2,only major production I know of.
  21. Just so long as it gets hot enough to boil off...

    Just so long as it gets hot enough to boil off any water in the oil.
  22. yes ,fine spray of water washes it all away.....I...

    yes ,fine spray of water washes it all away.....I used to work at a fridge plant used ammonia,they had an emergency compressor driven by a 6 cyl Ruston and Hornsby big as a bus.........when there was...
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    Nearly all the Mc Pherson catalogs are available...

    Nearly all the Mc Pherson catalogs are available thru the Victorian Museums Service.
  24. The Duryea brothers used the groove drive system...

    The Duryea brothers used the groove drive system in the first production car in the world.So reliable ,five Duryeas finished the first car race,then towed home all the other competitors ,including...
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    I dunno much,but I do know a flat belt will run...

    I dunno much,but I do know a flat belt will run off a pulley on the cylindrical side.I bought a machine from the Australian Army once where the flat belt ran off the pulley in a couple of...
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