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  1. Thread: Boeing 737 Max

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    Yeah ,poor old ceo.........whats he get $50...

    Yeah ,poor old ceo.........whats he get $50 million,$100 million for early termination......and if he s really skint,then he can have a part time job with the company,fronting the media.Boo Hoo.
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    Maybe VW have learned to get clear of selling...

    Maybe VW have learned to get clear of selling into areas where the governments are likley to penalize them for a bit of black smoke,and sell into all the Islamic areas,where cars dont need to be...
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    Have you checked it with a ground arbor ,rather...

    Have you checked it with a ground arbor ,rather than a valve.......anyway ,the three ball chucks do seem to run out out a bit,often due to wear on the valve stem.......the only grinder I ve seen got...
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    Are you talking inches or mm.......your depth of...

    Are you talking inches or mm.......your depth of cut is from 10x to 100x too great......with the setup you have ,tenths( of a thousandth of an inch )is a viable cut ......and trying to grind from...
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    The people next to me had a fire......the leased...

    The people next to me had a fire......the leased photocopier wasnt damaged....so the woman pushed it out a first floor window just to make sure it didnt become a zombie......or maybe it was the...
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    Tesla are offering car owners a charging point so...

    Tesla are offering car owners a charging point so the cars can be charged from an owners home solar array and battery........which of course every comitted Tesla owner has.......Interesting to note...
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    It will be a internal mechanism to stop the...

    It will be a internal mechanism to stop the cylinder banging down......try lowering a lot more slowly at the bottom ,see if it still happens.........many hydraulic machines have a coil spring and...
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    All been worked out 150+ years ago.....Snider...

    All been worked out 150+ years ago.....Snider bayonets were bushed to fit the Alex Henry rifle,Martini Henry triangular bayonets were bushed to fit the smaller 303 barrel of the Martini...
  9. The compressor oil is steam turbine rated,and is...

    The compressor oil is steam turbine rated,and is the best oil you can buy.....very expensive,and very suitable for machines.......incidentally ,its what I use too,having worked on compressor...
  10. Yeah ,and someone wins millions every week in the...

    Yeah ,and someone wins millions every week in the lotteries....bu not me.......I quickly found being a job shop was stupid,as customers wanted me to design their nicknack for production,then make it...
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    Understandable if he has a pile of old copper...

    Understandable if he has a pile of old copper wound powersources,and wants to combine them with a more n modern wire feeder and technology......me ,I have a stack of old 400 and 600s with copper...
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    It will also have hose bust...

    It will also have hose bust protection.....required by law now,I think.......hose bust valving is usually in a block welded to the cylinder,or even in the solid base of the cylinder......now,Im not...
  13. Vintage Bentleys had a system of cam drive that...

    Vintage Bentleys had a system of cam drive that used three pushrods,on eccentrics to drive the OHC.......musta been a good idea ,cause people pay millions for the cars now...Salmsons had DOHC driven...
  14. Thread: Recession?

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    You want recession....have a look at Softbanks...

    You want recession....have a look at Softbanks investment.......should be "investments"......some of the biggest hyped lossmakers of the decade....Uber,Lyfft,Pelaton,and to top them all...
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    In normal times,big gensets say 400/500kva arent...

    In normal times,big gensets say 400/500kva arent worth much.....I.often used to buy the big stationery plants for scrap price.........not outage times ,when everybody wants one.......Out here,every...
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    Back in the 80s we had multiple power outages...

    Back in the 80s we had multiple power outages here due to union action.....some places without power for months..........I used to buy and stockpile cheap generators of all sizes for strike...
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    Despite the horror stories,some no doubt...

    Despite the horror stories,some no doubt embellished to frighten apprentices,the big air drills are very handy......Ive had them made into an all angle radial,a drive motor on a line boring...
  18. Where s the guys say it all bolts straight up...

    Where s the guys say it all bolts straight up cause its Chevvy......they ll come over and do it for ya.Before the beer runs out.
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    Ive got a full set of the Ingersoll Rand air...

    Ive got a full set of the Ingersoll Rand air drills.....pistol grip up to two man #5 Morse.Ive used the #3 and #4 taper drills a lot for starting diesel engines ,had a few big frights too.....very...
  20. In fact ,the hobby machine forums identify...

    In fact ,the hobby machine forums identify machines for owners all the time,and that is where you should be asking......it quite likely your machine has already been identified by some other...
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    The structure proves itself in use......big risk...

    The structure proves itself in use......big risk with these lifting booms is if the narrow wheel track goes in a hole one side,the fork tips alarmingly.....a hardly noticeable hole,too.......I got a...
  22. The performance is the last thing I d worry...

    The performance is the last thing I d worry about.....Continentals with 5 to 1 compression run on LP,valve seats for unleaded are OK for gas......biggest issue with engines is the power takeoff for...
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    Whats wrong with your solar panels and...

    Whats wrong with your solar panels and battery?.....sunny California and all that.
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    Voting bloc greenies dont live in the...

    Voting bloc greenies dont live in the country...no latte shops or "decent" patisseries out there......they live in apartments and try to enforce their green dream on everyone who does live with fire...
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    ....Ive scrapped bronze worm wheels that size,new...

    ....Ive scrapped bronze worm wheels that size,new ,that I knew exactly what they came out of.......timber winches off dozers.....Ive also scrapped brand new,unused 30 ton cap McKee winches ,because...
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