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  1. Automotive serpentine belt is what i would try. ...

    Automotive serpentine belt is what i would try. They like lots of tension, and dont stretch much. Cheap and as close as the nearest autozone. Make a little jig with a utility knife blade to cut off...
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    Rubber, and flex pipe, both will dampen...

    Rubber, and flex pipe, both will dampen vibrations. You will want that, to prevent noise from being transmitted. Most commercial systems have a section of rubber coated cloth tube near the fan to...
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    A job for hydro forming? Is tube seamless?

    A job for hydro forming? Is tube seamless?
  4. Check for good clean connections? Multimeters...

    Check for good clean connections? Multimeters dont take much power to show a reading, but under load the bad connection will cause excessive voltage drop. Use two light bulbs in series (230v) to load...
  5. Dont have a pic, or diagram. Not real...

    Dont have a pic, or diagram. Not real complicated, one terminal is hot all the time from the battery. One goes to ignition, and one to the starter. May or may not be one more for accesories. Not...
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    Lots of variables here. First, that motor is alot...

    Lots of variables here. First, that motor is alot like the pump in that its built cheaply and not meant to last. Its high rpm helps it to develop the torque and horsepower. 15 amps at 230 volts is a...
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    I would add about 30 or 40 mfd run cap in...

    I would add about 30 or 40 mfd run cap in parralel with the one already in the static convertor, and maybe 100 mfd more in parralel on the start side. I get my caps from a local scrapper, they cant...
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    You are right, ostie01, i just wanted to be nice....

    You are right, ostie01, i just wanted to be nice. I have a theory on the tools, was waiting for others to chime in. They look like guide pins for a pantograph type router copier. The shaft screws...
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    Digger is just like that sometimes. He is pretty...

    Digger is just like that sometimes. He is pretty knowlegable.
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    Well said, digger. My thoughts exactly.

    Well said, digger. My thoughts exactly.
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    Dad wanted me to to take over his business. I...

    Dad wanted me to to take over his business. I told him no, but only because i did not have a deep burning passion for it. There is a reason they call it busy- ness. You will work harder, for less,...
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    A couple big orings around the jaws to hold them...

    A couple big orings around the jaws to hold them in? No tolerance, .020 or more runout acceptable? Layout with center square, punch, align with tailstock center? Stack all of them in mill vise? Many...
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    That pump should work, maybe a little slower than...

    That pump should work, maybe a little slower than ideal, but like you say, it wont get used all the time.
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    Alexander, as a machine manufacturing student,...

    Alexander, as a machine manufacturing student, you must think of this part from a manufacturing standpoint. From a machinist standpoint, materials, dimensions, tolerances and etc are important....
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    Or use the engine you have, and make some way to...

    Or use the engine you have, and make some way to throw in or out the pumps as needed. If the oil runs hot, put a cooler in the return line to the tank.
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    The 4" cylinder at maybe 10,000 psi may have...

    The 4" cylinder at maybe 10,000 psi may have enough force. His cylinder is fine, he has a valve rated at 30 gpm, buy that surplus center pump, and a used engine, and get it working.
  17. I dont know about clueless, it looks pretty cool...

    I dont know about clueless, it looks pretty cool to me. Some of us get sick, or die in the midst of a project like this, then someone lists it for sale. He has some good work in all those gears....
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    A pic would help. My old leblond had a setscrew...

    A pic would help. My old leblond had a setscrew in the center of the hollow shaft between the gears for lubing it. Take out the screw, fill with oil, replace the screw.
  19. My old clark did the same thing in winter. I put...

    My old clark did the same thing in winter. I put a tank heater like dad had on the '60 chevy on it, plumbed in the coolant line to the evaporator. Park by an outlet and plug it in for 30 minutes...
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    Maybe your teacher is trying to get you to use...

    Maybe your teacher is trying to get you to use your imagination? As he or she has given no other information, you can go wild. As long as the part looks like the photo in the end, it cant be wrong,...
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    I used the green locktite on my Walker Turner...

    I used the green locktite on my Walker Turner drill press when the taper would not hold on tough drilling jobs. Its been on there 20 years or so, and runs true enough for a dp. If i need accuracy, i...
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    Happy Thanksgiving from Jinotega, Nicaragua.

    Happy Thanksgiving from Jinotega, Nicaragua.
  23. Back when i worked in a manufacturing shop, we...

    Back when i worked in a manufacturing shop, we got lots of rush jobs in my department, the paint shop. Every once in a while, they would sell off the stuff that had been sitting in the warehouse....
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    This is true

    This is true
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    No discusion of watts vs va, or kva?

    No discusion of watts vs va, or kva?
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