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    Wear (130 millionths) indicates that 17120,...

    Wear (130 millionths) indicates that 17120, September 1942, is on its original bearings. It has sat more than a year, maybe more than THREE years whilst other needs took my time since last...
  2. Yahbut.. for those who can SELL the concept? ...

    Yahbut.. for those who can SELL the concept?

    "It's a living".

    Much akin to the fellow who was VERY well-paid in a traveling circus side-show, former East Bloc.

    .. wherein he would offer-up...
  3. The DC power supply has no ARMATURE load-sensing...

    The DC power supply has no ARMATURE load-sensing compensation circuit. It is designed to hold a specific Voltage as its OWN load varies. ONLY.

    The OEM Exciter DID have load sensing. It was tuned...
  4. S**t. Welll.... you weren't REALLY gonna buy...

    S**t.

    Welll.... you weren't REALLY gonna buy that bridge in Brooklyn, nor the summer-cottage beach house on Alaska's North Slope, either, were you?

    :(
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    3-4-5 works well with ignorant poly packaging...

    3-4-5 works well with ignorant poly packaging twine and eyelets for a stylus, too. Or metal. Or wood. And rivits or shoulder bolts.

    "BFD" IOW.

    "Nature" is actually helping..... for a change.
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    Surely. Send the Wireless trash to the...

    Surely.

    Send the Wireless trash to the recycling center and run your LAN on Copper or glass.

    Anyone with reasonable skills and common Unix tools can crack WiFi at will "from a distance". Glass...
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    2002 Vanilla Chevy Astro built from leftover S10...

    2002 Vanilla Chevy Astro built from leftover S10 (and "No VA!") parts in the Michigan "salt belt" for about to be 20 "Model Years" come September-soon?

    I'd simply drain it before sending it off to...
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    "Six stealth helicopters with laser-guided...

    "Six stealth helicopters with laser-guided Hellfire missiles in the dark of a moonless night" is a more impressive answer that doesn't COST any more - given it is just as wrong most of the time?

    :D
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    Meaah.. suit yerself, and call me old-fashioned,...

    Meaah.. suit yerself, and call me old-fashioned, but I'm still happier sharing a blanket with my still slender and even athletic Lady Wife of 31 years and counting... than with some smelly old MAN,...
  10. Not sure if you can FIND one, but I'd suggest...

    Not sure if you can FIND one, but I'd suggest Halco, Dalrae, from "back in the day" or Rusnok/Electro-Mechano, which were made until rather more recently.

    ALL of them.. OR a BirdPort "M" head are...
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    You are in the right place. I can see pulling...

    You are in the right place.

    I can see pulling the HS off... ONLY if you are going to send the bed off for a proper bedway grinder to refresh all surfaces. TS and carriage STILL need fully dealt...
  12. CAVEAT: "military" Engineer, not RPE. So...

    CAVEAT: "military" Engineer, not RPE. So "proverbial 'grain of salt", but:

    I'd call it wiser to:

    A) Respect the 'surviving" load-bearing value, even if degraded, useti within sane limits until...
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    Only the left-over trash ... after guys like...

    Only the left-over trash ... after guys like "rivett608" .. more than "just the one" of 'em... have been hard at it glomming up all the "good stuff" for forty Mike-Foxtrot years..

    Dammit!

    What...
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    That's a fine lathe, not a freakin' bicycle nor a...

    That's a fine lathe, not a freakin' bicycle nor a wheelbarrow, so I'm at a total loss as to WHY you felt compelled to remove the headstock any more than you'd remove your dog's FEET to trim its...
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    Go for it, then! "Ignorance" being your long...

    Go for it, then!

    "Ignorance" being your long suit, it should be as natural as falling off any of your other "troll-bridges".

    Fool.
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    Ermm.. you ever try to get the freakin retail...

    Ermm.. you ever try to get the freakin retail PRICE tag stickers off a set of dinner plates or flatware ?

    :(
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    Seems he's got it covered, but... "for future...

    Seems he's got it covered, but... "for future reference".

    Run a wire from outside the hole until "finding" it's way up the filler. Seize it to your repair patch bolt threads with finer wire.
    ...
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    "Rust free" is awfully dear as well as hard to...

    "Rust free" is awfully dear as well as hard to find.

    :(
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    Pity you try to operate with your trollish head...

    Pity you try to operate with your trollish head in political perpetual rectal defilade, lo these many scores of years.

    Pilgrim? I don't get run BY a machine-tool. I COMMAND the sonovabitch!

    Hot...
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    *yawn* Yah. Well. If you ain't rushed for...

    *yawn*

    Yah. Well.

    If you ain't rushed for TIME.. you can do "just as nice work"... on a lineshaft-driven Hendey Tie bar... run off a water wheel.. and only in the rainy season..

    :D
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    Phhhht.... add to consideration a sound...

    Phhhht.... add to consideration a sound last-few-years-of-production Axelson or "Herringbone" Sidney.. and DEFINITELY sub a Schaublin 130 or 150 for the feet-on-contrarian-legs weird-looking...
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    RA has the 30-gal tank for the "big brother"...

    RA has the 30-gal tank for the "big brother" full-wheelbase van variant @ under $150, though.

    The place I'd look is custom extended-range tank makers who do aftermarket goods for the RV &...
  23. Nitrile is right fragile. I like tile-setters...

    Nitrile is right fragile. I like tile-setters fabric-in over Nitrikle, then Pigskin or flexible Deer or goat, over.

    Proper power utility "linemans" glove sets can be purchased economically.
    The...
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    "Empty" they are seldom... "Respect"...

    "Empty" they are seldom...

    "Respect" ........for any of the "Grand Old" legends - not JUST Monarch - was earned by their ability- when in skilled hands - to still make decent parts when they ARE...
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    2002 Model? "About to hit" the 20 Model-Year age?...

    2002 Model? "About to hit" the 20 Model-Year age?

    How many OTHER things are waiting in line with a "ticket to fail"?
    I've had three crushed (MOPAR & GMC) rather than be onpassed - just so I had...
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