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    At least with a V belt you can figure out where...

    At least with a V belt you can figure out where it goes......dunno how many times Ive seen serpentine belts round the wrong pulleys or the wrong side .Even saw a factory mechanic from Cummins didnt...
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    Burman F type half nut ......Burman also made a F...

    Burman F type half nut ......Burman also made a F type full nut used in trucks......as we all know ,Burmans also made motor bike gearboxes......S Burman and Sons,Wychall Lane ,Birmingham the factory...
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    Ive seen dozens of drives on augers ,conveyor...

    Ive seen dozens of drives on augers ,conveyor shafting,etc where the motor wobbles all around,then either the keyway flogs out or the mounting cracks .....seems to be standard practice with...
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    Maybe we should just blame Jeremy Clarkson for...

    Maybe we should just blame Jeremy Clarkson for sinking Austin Rover and move on.Anyhoo.shortly every new car sold will be Chinese EV....they cant be frozen out of the markets on hokey emissions...
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    Who cares,as if any of us had anything useful to...

    Who cares,as if any of us had anything useful to do....no need to even mow the grass any more,its died off in the dry,and burned up in the fires..........Ive been savaged by a crazywoman on another...
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    If chamber and bore are that far out,you need to...

    If chamber and bore are that far out,you need to be careful not to break the reamer pilot.......you should also calculate if you will cut out all the all chamber ,including runout......personally,I...
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    Ive set up lots of drives ,and you simply shim...

    Ive set up lots of drives ,and you simply shim the motor mounts until the shafts are co axial......or use one of the very flexible drives like the ones thsat use a small "tire" clamped in flanges,or...
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    W may be a loose pulley,set on its own bearings...

    W may be a loose pulley,set on its own bearings on the same shaft.I used to make up A/C compressor mounts for old classic cars,and used some very strange arrangements to get all the belts in.
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    My brother has just done his WW2 Regal,and I...

    My brother has just done his WW2 Regal,and I think he said he used cotton lacing as packing.....ideal would be the asbestos cross woven packing like Crosslite in a small size.
  10. Most /all newbies try to make massive cuts like a...

    Most /all newbies try to make massive cuts like a lathe.....both internal and external.....all wrong......the motor should be supplying fractional horsepower,and and the wheel making just a tiny...
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    Looks a bit like the Gilbert.....when I auctioned...

    Looks a bit like the Gilbert.....when I auctioned mine,the tilting table sold for more than the drill ,and that fetched $7000.....about 1988,maybe.There was a bit of a craze for machine...
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    I needed two gears from a mobile crane gearbox...

    I needed two gears from a mobile crane gearbox made......took it to the local gear place.....they said "it will be $1500 up front.....for us to do the calculations and prepare a quote ".....So ,I got...
  13. Venturi s run by compressed air make a lot of...

    Venturi s run by compressed air make a lot of noise......like muff and earplug combined noise....run by water is quieter ,but problematic......i suggest a vane pump ,like a Alfa Laval or Broom Wade.
  14. What about X- Cel- O.....all mine are XLO,and...

    What about X- Cel- O.....all mine are XLO,and some even had rusty bearings from coolant ......I just replaced the balls with new ,and they work 100%......In their wisdom XLO used odd size (metric)...
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    A lot of later machines used a hydraulic copy...

    A lot of later machines used a hydraulic copy attachment in lieu of a taper slide,and thats a very handy accessory.....they sell cheap now too........One point ,is get every thing belonging to the...
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    Proper capstan/turret lathe chucks arent a lot of...

    Proper capstan/turret lathe chucks arent a lot of use anyway.....they are either air operated ,and even the key ones have a restricted grip variation,the jaws have to be reset for a different...
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    Youll probably have to attach a lever hoist to...

    Youll probably have to attach a lever hoist to the cable ,and pull it off the drum a bit at a time.If you have a truck with a winch,you can do the same with the truck winch...seeing as the boom...
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    I was surprised at the prices ....all three...

    I was surprised at the prices ....all three bearings approximately GBP 360.......which was the price of a new 650cc Triumph or BSA motor bike in the late 60s..(purchase tax added of course)..but...
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    I have a parts book for a 3DS Autoward plug...

    I have a parts book for a 3DS Autoward plug lathe.....the head is the same ,era being 1960s,I think ......I fancy they used special R&M plain rollers ,Ill search and find the books......EDIT...looked...
  20. Actually,9100 is not correct,in the horse and...

    Actually,9100 is not correct,in the horse and buggy era,there were offences related to "furious riding" and "furious driving".,and I found that my great grandfather was jailed for a month for just...
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    Whatever Tesla do in the EU ,it will be the...

    Whatever Tesla do in the EU ,it will be the minimum required ,and be essentially based around Chinese input.....China has very good reasons for going to EVs,not only pollution,but also the...
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    A pinion with a small number of teeth is certain...

    A pinion with a small number of teeth is certain to have a modified tooth form,and while I am sure you could cut a meshing component,it would be very noisy in operation,and fail quickly..........The...
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    When I was a kid,my tool kit consisted of car...

    When I was a kid,my tool kit consisted of car tools found here and there,and the best spanners were the ones branded"Ford"...
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    When I got a car licence in the 60s,there was...

    When I got a car licence in the 60s,there was series of questions about how to change a wheel,basic mechanics,including brake adjustment.Not that many traffic rules in those days tho.....When I got a...
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    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and...

    Id be thinking its Swedish....location,plates,and design ....Some Sewdish machines were common,Varnamo,the various drills,but oddly not lathes.
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