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  1. I've looked at vintage machinery, not much there...

    I've looked at vintage machinery, not much there for Thompsons, and what is there does not list weights. According to seller it has an 8 x 18 mag chuck, yet in pics it appears actual table surface is...
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    How much torque do you need? Treadmill motor will...

    How much torque do you need? Treadmill motor will run that low, and still have some torque (if you get a good one), but the single phase motor with a gearbox will have more torque. No charts or spec...
  3. Thompson Model F Surface Grinder- Need Auccurate Weight

    I'm looking at a Thompson 6x18 Model F surface grinder, early 40's as it has a war production board tag, and need to know a reasonably accurate weight. I see some manuals for sale on ebay, but I need...
  4. As a seller I have yet to figure out ebays...

    As a seller I have yet to figure out ebays weirdness. Its almost like the stock exchange, prices, based on supply today, can change. I too have experienced the raise the price a bit and get more...
  5. You can't, or you sell at a loss. I've been in...

    You can't, or you sell at a loss. I've been in sales a long time, the past 5 years I've done my best to clear out the inventory of heavy hard to ship not too expensive stuff. If it does not fit in a...
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    If you want a paste/gel, dissolve 1lb of lye into...

    If you want a paste/gel, dissolve 1lb of lye into 5 gallons of water, then stir in corn starch till you get consistency you want (1 to 2 lbs). You can make it thick enough that it will stick to a...
  7. I "think" it is, I had a european piece of test...

    I "think" it is, I had a european piece of test equipment (o-scope) that was 240v 1ph, I had same concerns you do, power input looked like standard 120v socket on back of every computer/tv/etc, I...
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    Without a pic of said machine, and a pic of what...

    Without a pic of said machine, and a pic of what you want to lift, its pretty hard to form an opinion.

    I've been struggling with how to lift heavy stuff in my shop, sadly "heavy" is now anything...
  9. What is the weight? Do you have a forklift to...

    What is the weight? Do you have a forklift to load?
  10. Monster??? I was expecting something massive,...

    Monster??? I was expecting something massive, that is just a wee little machine, only thing monsterous about it is its condition! Sorry, don't recognize it, might help if you had some pics prior to...
  11. Call PAM and ask?

    Call PAM and ask?
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    Ear lobes will shrink back some, but will never...

    Ear lobes will shrink back some, but will never go back to "normal". A simple piercing will close back up if nothing is inserted into it in about a year.
  13. If you have a UPS account, and depending on...

    If you have a UPS account, and depending on volume, you get better rates than an individual will find online. With USPS, if it fits in a flat rate box (up to 70 lbs on med/large boxes), it ships for...
  14. I think the biggest part you are missing is that...

    I think the biggest part you are missing is that fuel costs more than metered power. If you do not have power lines, or you have free fuel, the equation might change.

    OP, if you are a 1 person...
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    I live on a heavy haul route and get to see big...

    I live on a heavy haul route and get to see big stuff on the move at least once a month. 2 trucks pulling and 2 pushing is not uncommon, there is a mountain pass some miles south, hear they have to...
  16. Well that was back in the early 90's, and...

    Well that was back in the early 90's, and polaroid film was expensive, so I don't think there were any pics. It was one of the narrow models, had 1/2 turn of play in steering wheel and could not move...
  17. Lol! I've only had one Yale, my thoughts on it...

    Lol! I've only had one Yale, my thoughts on it are not exactly good, but considering it still ran when I sold it is worth something.

    It was in an auction, only 2 of us bid on it, I lost. The guy...
  18. I was having hard start/ no start issues with my...

    I was having hard start/ no start issues with my Daewoo lift earlier in year, problem turned out being an oil pressure switch. When cranking engine, the solenoid valve that allows propane to flow...
  19. That was my thought too! Everything that comes...

    That was my thought too! Everything that comes out of it gets scraped up and put in a jar, clean the machine up and put it back to work, your dad would be proud.

    And although we've seen a million...
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    A coat of paint and polishing all the brite bits...

    A coat of paint and polishing all the brite bits does wonders, ohh shiney, it must be good:rolleyes5:. I look for the rusty machines, just enough rust to scare off most buyers, but not so bad it...
  21. Friend bought an older Hunter machine a few...

    Friend bought an older Hunter machine a few months back, it needed multiple parts, she did not seem to have much difficulty getting tech support and ordering the parts. Not much help for the OP, I...
  22. Never a Curtiss, but I've rebuilt several...

    Never a Curtiss, but I've rebuilt several compressors of same vintage. If you've rebuilt an engine, you can rebuild a compressor. Google showed several suppliers for Curtiss parts, if they do not...
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    Is it that hard to find a decent made in USA...

    Is it that hard to find a decent made in USA motor in Ca? Scout CL or tramp thru a scrap yard and fine one cheap.
  24. Arrived yesterday, good stuff! Thank you!

    Arrived yesterday, good stuff! Thank you!
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    Have you tried it with 3rd leg connected? If it...

    Have you tried it with 3rd leg connected? If it runs but does not pump, swap any 2 leads (reverses rotation).
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