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    This ad ran in Negligent Mother magazine. :...

    This ad ran in Negligent Mother magazine. : funny
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    Yes. India pale ale is much better than the...

    Yes. India pale ale is much better than the straight stuff. If you pretend to work in a field where precision matters then use proper terminology. India Pale Ale is IPA. Isopropyl alcohol ( 2 words,...
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    Instead of calling any white metal you haven't...

    Instead of calling any white metal you haven't identified "pot" metal why not ID it and work from there? That piece has been around the block a few times. I would not blame the material. I would say...
  4. He does have that capitalization thing down...

    He does have that capitalization thing down pretty well though, y'know.
  5. I never envisioned such an asshole. But now that...

    I never envisioned such an asshole. But now that my eyes have been opened I would be packing and tell him to hit the road or hit the floor, his choice. You can't humor these nut cases and expect any...
  6. What is "vapor honing" and "dry honing" and how...

    What is "vapor honing" and "dry honing" and how would that clean something?
  7. 250 gallons a MINUTE? Was it towing a fuel barge?...

    250 gallons a MINUTE? Was it towing a fuel barge? Maybe hour, not minute?
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    Why not tapered pins? with parts in place cut the...

    Why not tapered pins? with parts in place cut the holes and tap them in.
  9. In a forum dedicated to precision work such as...

    In a forum dedicated to precision work such as machining is there any place for "kinda sorta related but mostly off in the weeds, actually"? Consider that languages such as French and Spanish have...
  10. That would be a rare situation where "tangent"...

    That would be a rare situation where "tangent" can be an adjective and a noun which mean virtually the same thing. eg: A tangent is a line that is tangent to a circle.
  11. In other words and simpler , letter economic...

    In other words and simpler , letter economic words, they mean the same thing? Tangent means that a line has one point in common with a circle. It is tangent, no need to pretend you know more than...
  12. No springs. That is a truck phenomenon. Not sure...

    No springs. That is a truck phenomenon. Not sure what it is for other than allowing the tractor to couple without airing up the trailer first. Last year, at Field B.C. on the Canadian Pacific, train...
  13. What's the difference between "tangential" and...

    What's the difference between "tangential" and "tangent"?
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    are you trying to say "passivating"?

    are you trying to say "passivating"?
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    And it's not a drill, it's a drill press; BIIIIG...

    And it's not a drill, it's a drill press; BIIIIG difference.
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    No idea what a "flame eater" engine is but with...

    No idea what a "flame eater" engine is but with what I know of combustion engine cylinders that is the last material I would have considered. Are you sure this is what you want to do?
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    But does the food taste better from a $45,000...

    But does the food taste better from a $45,000 table?
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    Still waiting for details of "306" stainless.

    Still waiting for details of "306" stainless.
  19. IF you grease it.

    IF you grease it.
  20. John is right. The O ring is to keep in the...

    John is right. The O ring is to keep in the grease you did not have. That is pretty much half of a gear tooth coupling. The best grease for that would be the stuff Falk supplies for their grid...
  21. To avoid boring crooked the deck must be...

    To avoid boring crooked the deck must be spotless. Absolutely no trace of old gasket, glues, etc. If you are going .010 over and leaving .003 each side to hone then you are taking .002 from each...
  22. That gear doesn't look too good either.

    That gear doesn't look too good either.
  23. Since you are cutting between centers you can...

    Since you are cutting between centers you can remove it and check easily enough. It is certainly one thing to get the taper angle right and another to get the size right.When you are close, and you...
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    She's screwed now. You put oil in it and ran it...

    She's screwed now. You put oil in it and ran it 30 miles? Where is your case against the shop? It's got oil in it, it's running.Would you take that liability in this case?
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    Got a feeling that is one state and you are in...

    Got a feeling that is one state and you are in it. Engines numbers haven't meant jack shit since the '30s. During WWII Ford had assembly lines to rebulid V8s for those who could get ration stamps to...
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