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    Loose rollers in various sizes.

    Someone asked a while ago about loose roller bearings,for the table of a T&C grinder,maybe........Anyhoo,Ive found a source of loose rollers in many,many sizes standard and overs...Peters Bearing...
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    Im in Brisbane,south side........one point,the...

    Im in Brisbane,south side........one point,the early roundtop lathes have a different tooth form on the feed gears than the later roundtops,and bits dont interchange.However ,any Triumph stuff is so...
  3. if you use the proper oil,which is supposed to...

    if you use the proper oil,which is supposed to shed water ,and not emulsify,you would probably need to have a frequent water drain regime......Personally,all my vane and screw compressor experience...
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    You can have a dozen or twenty smaller diameter...

    You can have a dozen or twenty smaller diameter discs,not necessarily just one big one....in fact,the loading could be varied by removing or adding discs.
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    No 49 was a VR O class 0-6-0 with outside...

    No 49 was a VR O class 0-6-0 with outside frames,and the class were well known for boiler explosions and accidents......next in the fleet ,No 51 had two boiler explosions...The O class were all odd...
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    A bit like I wanted to put up a single 20x10...

    A bit like I wanted to put up a single 20x10 carport........needed professional town planning costing $2500,with an extra $600 council planning application fee,then needed a $600 licensed building...
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    Re reading the original request,it seems to me...

    Re reading the original request,it seems to me there is nothing there ,lathe wise.........its likely the machine has been stripped to make a one purpose machine,and rebuilding it would be near...
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    No one has mentioned it has a plain bearing...

    No one has mentioned it has a plain bearing spindle ,not rollers ,and lubrication must be seen to......If you look ,there is a fair bit on plain bearing Student/Masters on this forum and online.,very...
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    Threaded ,for sure......looks like chuck mounting...

    Threaded ,for sure......looks like chuck mounting plate there now......do you have a chuck to fit the three bolt pattern?..............I think you will have to make a holder ,a flat plate with the...
  10. The Ruston was originally direct air start,but...

    The Ruston was originally direct air start,but the HP compressor packed it in,and we rigged up a Indian Chief motorbike to run its back wheel on the flywheel....started the Ruston ,easily......One...
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    No worries........I made several from scffold...

    No worries........I made several from scffold tube,2" dia,and all pin jointed for easy moving........if you need a load carrying beam,simply fabricate a zig zag truss with pipe as the two...
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    Doesnt seem to be listed in the...

    Doesnt seem to be listed in the "douglas-self"/MUSEUM OF POWER site,which is pretty comprehensive......Anyone got a copy of "Some Unusual Engines" by LJK Setright.?
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    Never heard of a Rogers.....says its heavy...

    Never heard of a Rogers.....says its heavy .......300lb is light IMHO.......looks like a fair bit missing.....Sterling series built crankless diesels pre WW2,only major production I know of.
  14. Just so long as it gets hot enough to boil off...

    Just so long as it gets hot enough to boil off any water in the oil.
  15. yes ,fine spray of water washes it all away.....I...

    yes ,fine spray of water washes it all away.....I used to work at a fridge plant used ammonia,they had an emergency compressor driven by a 6 cyl Ruston and Hornsby big as a bus.........when there was...
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    Nearly all the Mc Pherson catalogs are available...

    Nearly all the Mc Pherson catalogs are available thru the Victorian Museums Service.
  17. The Duryea brothers used the groove drive system...

    The Duryea brothers used the groove drive system in the first production car in the world.So reliable ,five Duryeas finished the first car race,then towed home all the other competitors ,including...
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    I dunno much,but I do know a flat belt will run...

    I dunno much,but I do know a flat belt will run off a pulley on the cylindrical side.I bought a machine from the Australian Army once where the flat belt ran off the pulley in a couple of...
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    Self fulfilling prophesy.........car markets are...

    Self fulfilling prophesy.........car markets are hurt by all those planning for their next to be electric.....including me.
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    The ball bearing in the pic is also a special...

    The ball bearing in the pic is also a special full complement bearing.Extra load capacity..........the barrel roller is available with either taper bore or straight bore.....taper bore suits a...
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    Mc Phersons Ltd are still in business,after 80...

    Mc Phersons Ltd are still in business,after 80 years of attacks by company raiders ,asset strippers,politicians and other assorted spivs.....Unfortunately the machinery side of the business was would...
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    i built my own 50 ton press.......got a piece of...

    i built my own 50 ton press.......got a piece of hydraulic cylinder offcut ,held between two thick endplates by four tiebolts.....sealed by O ring grooves in the endplates .......7" dia cyl gives 50...
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    Actually ,you can weld magnesium with oxy...

    Actually ,you can weld magnesium with oxy acetylene....any old car book will tell how,as many old car castings were magnesium(10% Al).....did you know AEC used magnesium in sumps ,blocks and housings...
  24. Is this the horizontal type,or the...

    Is this the horizontal type,or the vertical......Best DC welders ever made ,or ever will be made.......the horizontals are 1800 rev and run quietly,the verticals are noisy ,in a restrained scream...
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    Problem Ive found is wiry grass gets would tight...

    Problem Ive found is wiry grass gets would tight around spindles and cuts the seals apart.......my big mower gets fencing wire wound round the spindles too,has to be cut off with the oxy....We got a...
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