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    +1 for what Tyrone says. With that level of...

    +1 for what Tyrone says.

    With that level of dismantling you have to assume that there is something wrong with it and wonder why a fix wasn't done. Why did strip down guy give up. Could be as...
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    MK 2 (squarehead) Clausing Colchester Master /...

    MK 2 (squarehead) Clausing Colchester Master / Student.

    See colour picture close to the bottom of this page Colchester Student & Master Mk.1 & Mk. 2 Lathes . Metric only gearbox on the one...
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    True but its counsel of perfection for folk who...

    True but its counsel of perfection for folk who are used to doing this sort of job and keeping "big ticket" management processes under control. Which is hard.

    My experience is that many projects...
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    Oh Yay. But sometimes you just have to be...

    Oh Yay. But sometimes you just have to be patient.

    Spent Tuesday afternoon knocking of a couple of pairs of 150 x 25 mm camber setting plates for a racing BMW saloon car out of tool eating...
  5. Historically they are a thermally operated switch...

    Historically they are a thermally operated switch in the contactor coil feed. Usually an add on to the contactor so the same contactor can be used over a range of currents.

    The actual supply...
  6. Front of saddle lifting can be a major pain when...

    Front of saddle lifting can be a major pain when taper turning if the attachment isn't set up just so. Combination of drag from the taper turning device and unconstrained front side of the saddle...
  7. When it comes to oils just use whatever Hydrovane...

    When it comes to oils just use whatever Hydrovane currently recommend. It does change over the years. I'm not a compressor guy. Just a satisfied user so just going by what I have in my last bottle...
  8. Rather you than me mate. About 60 odd seals in...

    Rather you than me mate. About 60 odd seals in the old brutes I believe.

    Was told by a retired air compressor serviceman that you'd need to regrind some of the innards to properly refurbish the...
  9. One small gotcha with the later, smaller,...

    One small gotcha with the later, smaller, hydrovane compressors is that the internal design was simplified to reduce the cost of manufacture with the knock on effect of making it impractical to...
  10. Use the appropriate Hydrovane Fluid Force oil and...

    Use the appropriate Hydrovane Fluid Force oil and change it regularly.
    Choice is:-
    Fluid Force Red 2000 (A mineral lubricant for most installations under normal conditions).
    Fluid Force HPO (High...
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    Possibly the kindest way of holding the spindle...

    Possibly the kindest way of holding the spindle really static is via an alloy plug drawn securely into the spindle taper by a threaded drawbar. 1/2 or 3/4" allthread will do fine for a drawbar. ...
  12. If you sign up to the Bridgeport group on Groups...

    If you sign up to the Bridgeport group on Groups io, basically the old Yahoo group relocated lock stock & barrel, there should be full details of motor connections and the adaptions needed to run a...
  13. Yup. Nothing I can see about Rogers in the...

    Yup. Nothing I can see about Rogers in the Setright book. Some detail about the Bristol Tramway Company device and pictures of the Sterling (Sherman design) and Hermann devices of similar layout...
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    In a similar situation I made a U bracket from...

    In a similar situation I made a U bracket from 1/8" plate. Fitted front side to the face and used longer through studs with suitable hollow threaded spacers to hold the back. 2 hp motor I think. ...
  15. Doesn't the Model C come with a taper turning...

    Doesn't the Model C come with a taper turning attachment as standard?

    If so quicker to just make one than futz about looking. Last time I did one I set the taper turner with a dial gauge and...
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    Used to be said that buying cheap, consumer grade...

    Used to be said that buying cheap, consumer grade tap & die sets , drill sets et al basically got you a nice box and a one time use identification tester for the sizes you actually need. Saves...
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    Beg, buy, borrow, hire or steal a modern inverter...

    Beg, buy, borrow, hire or steal a modern inverter stick welder of decent breed. If you only have a buzz box its going to be very frustrating but doable with little short stitches I think. My...
  18. Technology is getting to the point where "running...

    Technology is getting to the point where "running lights out" procedures should be the norm and "lights on" style working can be reserved for special cases.

    Potentially makes life so much easier...
  19. As you have a vision system and the features...

    As you have a vision system and the features aren't silly deep I wonder if there is any mileage in re-inventing the simple lever indicator. Basically a pivoting arm. Short at the gauging end, long...
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    Copy away for yourself. If its cheaper to copy...

    Copy away for yourself. If its cheaper to copy than buy the OEM has serious marketing problems.

    Patents, copyright et al were originally intended to protect the commercial application of ideas...
  21. Follow the 60 hz data. Data plate is confusing...

    Follow the 60 hz data.

    Data plate is confusing as it puts the 50 Hz delta and Y together on the same line with only / between them.

    Still a standard 230 V delta, 400 V Y at 50 Hz machine.
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  22. Bill I think you've missed my point. Although...

    Bill I think you've missed my point.

    Although VAT is relatively simple to administer in a computer based electronic transaction recording system at least, the carry forward and claim back process...
  23. Picking up on Marks point about aligning tax take...

    Picking up on Marks point about aligning tax take with the location where profits were generated and Bills statement about VAT being relatively cheap to administer (in a computerised world that is)...
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    My Atlas KE2 Vee twin single stage compressor had...

    My Atlas KE2 Vee twin single stage compressor had unloading valves on each head linked as you said with a supply pipe running to a spring loaded pressure valve on the tank. The valve was adjusted to...
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    Might do better with a DC motor and worm drive...

    Might do better with a DC motor and worm drive hooked directly to the screw in similar fashion to the original. Using an ordinary electronic feed unit and driving via the hand wheel gearing will be...
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