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    Ray French, Bearings are the most insane price...

    Ray French,
    Bearings are the most insane price structure item that exists. A prime example is the ever present #6203 bearing. I buy them for less than a buck each when I ask for the #6203SS grade...
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    Jim Rozen, Before the modern single plug multi...

    Jim Rozen,
    Before the modern single plug multi spark systems were invented, there were several systems devised to create multiple flame fronts in a combustion chamber. Minneapolis-Moline created a...
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    bbemory, What would it take to see a copy of...

    bbemory,
    What would it take to see a copy of your undergrad paper? I am only a recovering HVAC and Freon monkey. I am in the process of designing a better system for my personal use. I figure that I...
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    I agree with all that are singing the song...

    I agree with all that are singing the song "reinventing the wheel". Burning fuel in a cylinder or a flame holder gets pretty much the same output. What you do with that output can make or break you....
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    Wooden bearings and take up blocks are still a...

    Wooden bearings and take up blocks are still a common item. I recently had to replace a takeup block on a Gravely snow blower. Taking a piece of sugar maple and soaking it in hot paraffin gives...
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    occifer19, NAFTA is not what was put down on...

    occifer19,
    NAFTA is not what was put down on paper. I too am out of work and my job went to Mexico. When Bill Clinton signed NAFTA; a lot of us wondered how Mexico was going to be able to raise...
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    Guys, I agree that both leather and polyurethane...

    Guys,
    I agree that both leather and polyurethane each have an advantage. Poly will deliver the torque, while it drive will you crazy with the squeaking. I personally savor the time I run a lathe...
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    3t3d, That is an air/hydraulic valve. If you try...

    3t3d,
    That is an air/hydraulic valve. If you try to use it with low viscosity liquids, it just drips like a sieve. If the valve you found had a solid bottom and a packing nut on top; I would buy the...
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    true temper, Those long stem quarter inch, click...

    true temper,
    Those long stem quarter inch, click type valves are the ones that Weatherhead/Eaton makes. They are the valves used on boats and they are made to go up through the floor on dual tank...
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    To All, I appreciate the replies. I already...

    To All,
    I appreciate the replies. I already checked with McMaster-Carr, Kingston, Nupro, Lukenheimer, Crane, and any valve supplier I could get a hold of. All said no. The air and hydraulic valves...
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    OT-Looking for Three Way Valve

    To All,
    Recently I have hit a wall in an attempt to find a particular valve. I am looking for a short lever brass three way ground cock valve, that would be suitable for fuels such as gasoline and...
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    rossross1, I applaud you for taking a stab at...

    rossross1,
    I applaud you for taking a stab at manufacturing. I have one bit of advice. It is worth what you pay for it.

    First; I would have someone that knows manufacturing and assembly look at...
  13. I was always taught that,"water is where you find...

    I was always taught that,"water is where you find it". If you go to Home Despot, Wally-World, Louie-Louie, or your average chain supply house; you will get what you pay for.

    When I need outlets, I...
  14. To All, Has anyone actually read that little set...

    To All,
    Has anyone actually read that little set of laws called N.A.F.T.A.? How about holding up with the finger pointing and enlighten your fevered minds. The USA, and Canada too, followed almost...
  15. I for one almost have to chuckle about the ten...

    I for one almost have to chuckle about the ten best list. The top notches are for mathematician, statistician and actuary. I would like to point out that every mathematician that graduated from my...
  16. dang!, This infrastructure rebuilding package...

    dang!,
    This infrastructure rebuilding package appears to be little more than another corporate bailout. In the manufacturing world; perhaps a few crumbs may fall in someone's lap. Most of the big...
  17. gustafson, My 1973 Chevy heavy half ton pickup...

    gustafson,
    My 1973 Chevy heavy half ton pickup came from Flint Michigan and the cab was stamped to accept the shoulder harness retractors. The metal was never pierced to put in the hardware. The...
  18. There is a simple way to avoid this problem. I...

    There is a simple way to avoid this problem. I just refuse to do business with anyone from Massachusetts. If they do not provide me with an address from another state, or country, I just tell them to...
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    The linked article is a 'wonderful' piece of...

    The linked article is a 'wonderful' piece of happy talk. Unfortunately it does not square up with reality, in my world. My nearest city has a sewage system that is a joke. The state ignores it for...
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    valenciapoultry, Just remember that motor oil...

    valenciapoultry,
    Just remember that motor oil can go in a motor or an engine. Engine oil never goes in, or on, a motor.

    A motor is something that provides power. You can have a drill motor, car...
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    winger, There are four rules of thumb that I...

    winger,
    There are four rules of thumb that I live by, when going after a hoe arm or bucket pivot. First; about a thousandths of an inch clearance per inch is enough to keep things from binding....
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    Anchorman, I would love to read that positive...

    Anchorman,
    I would love to read that positive article about the cooperation the DEP and EPA are giving to the Amish in Pennsylvania. I will print it out and let a few Amish discuss it. I was in...
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    Leadership is what is sorely lacking today. When...

    Leadership is what is sorely lacking today. When I worked in the glass house, I had leaders. When I was four hundred feet up on a batch tower, at night, in a stiff breeze, with a hard cold rain...
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    As for springs failing from being compressed,over...

    As for springs failing from being compressed,over extreme times, is something I disagree with. In my experience; if a spring is not pushed beyond its yield point, and holds that position with no...
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    Bender, Melin tool(endmill.com) and Widell...

    Bender,
    Melin tool(endmill.com) and Widell tool(widell.com) can get you the tools you need, fast. If a tap can be dreamed of; Widell will put it in your hand. Melin can grind a hot redheaded babe,...
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