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    Velocite #6 is very light...It is specified for...

    Velocite #6 is very light...It is specified for Twin Disc torque converters in the turbine section.. Velocite #10 is what I used for the spindle bearings in my 16" Southbend lathe...Velocite #6 is...
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    An old diesel mechanic I worked with many years...

    An old diesel mechanic I worked with many years ago told the tale of a wedding ring becoming instantly red hot in the batter box of a dragline a guy was working on.....Seems the ring became part of...
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    Just a note: Even with a full set of low lead...

    Just a note: Even with a full set of low lead gears for the Kearney and Trecker dividing head, one cannot get the EXACT lead needed.. In my experience, the lead needed falls in between two options...
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    I made a banjo for my 2hl universal and adapted...

    I made a banjo for my 2hl universal and adapted some gears to drive my model H dividing head...I made the banjo with my K&T tool and die mill and used the banjo and gears until I found a once in a...
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    Forgot that lots of those old "poor and helpless"...

    Forgot that lots of those old "poor and helpless" machines have a transmission to change speed of draw works...You should still have a master clutch between the engine and transmission even if you...
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    YVW.. I don't know whether or not you have a...

    YVW.. I don't know whether or not you have a torque converter on your engine, but if you do and it is a Twin Disc, it probably has a sprag clutch inside that uses the engine for a brake when lowering...
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    He emailed me that he had in fact found the...

    He emailed me that he had in fact found the proper one.. Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
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    If this machine lowers the boom through a...

    If this machine lowers the boom through a formsprag unit, you should be able to open the brake on the boom drum with the boom hoist ratchet disengaged and the engine stopped and lower the boom...
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    I have had people get mad at me because I would...

    I have had people get mad at me because I would not use the wrong size wedge and socket on a job or two years ago.. Ain't gonna happen with me.. You go buy the proper size for the rope you are...
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    I may try that idea myself with my 14" Steptoe.....

    I may try that idea myself with my 14" Steptoe.. I machined a holder which replaces the clapper completely making my tool rigid...I have used it this way and it works great but your idea affords some...
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    I have a 15" trainer from 1942. I use nothing but...

    I have a 15" trainer from 1942. I use nothing but Walmart chain saw bar and chain oil in everything...My spindle does not leak on either end, however, the shift levers on the head stock are another...
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    When we changed boom lines on our cranes, I use...

    When we changed boom lines on our cranes, I use to weld a new line to an old one with a torch and #9 bailing wire and we would use a forklift to pull the old line out and the new one in.. Saves...
  13. Spindle Threading For Dividing Head

    Hello: If you can bolt your blank to the spindle attachment on your lathe with a spacer between the two for a place for your boring bar threading tool to fall into, you may be able to remove the...
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    I remember the magnetorque swing and boosted...

    I remember the magnetorque swing and boosted controls from a company I worked for in the late seventies.. They had two 670 crawlers and one 1015 crawler...That magnetorque swing was just too easy for...
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    As my sister says "it's cheap entertainment." LOL.... Never ceases to amaze me how people will pay high dollars for something.. I once wanted to bid on a Dodge M37 for parts for the one I was...
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    Must be different from American.. They will lay...

    Must be different from American.. They will lay the boom down on the ground and the outer bale will lay down on the boom and then the drum will stop turning....Ramsay 1:)
  17. YVW! I am glad to see it put to good use......

    YVW! I am glad to see it put to good use... Cheers! Ramsay 1:)
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    You have something preventing the boom drum from...

    You have something preventing the boom drum from paying out...If your boom lowers through a formsprag, it could be something there not allowing the drum to turn in lower position.. If the brake is...
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    Soak your ropes with oil.. As ropes age and as...

    Soak your ropes with oil.. As ropes age and as they run, the original lubricant works its way out from the center....Seems there is something preventing the boom drum from rotating in the pay out...
  20. That's the whole idea behind an auction.. You get...

    That's the whole idea behind an auction.. You get a half dozen guys with polka dot welding hats standing around bidding against each other with the idea of "that sob ain't gonna get it away from me",...
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    My dad served under General Clark in the Italian...

    My dad served under General Clark in the Italian campaign during ww2.. Dad started in North Africa and served under General Clark in Italy before being sent home on rotation after 28 mo overseas.....
  22. YVW! Thagedorn.. I enjoy this site and...

    YVW! Thagedorn.. I enjoy this site and contributing what I can.. It is great that folks like us can meet here and chat, and help each other.. Cheers; Ramsay 1;)
  23. Romie: In the first photo, the one by your foot I...

    Romie: In the first photo, the one by your foot I think is for an M head Bridgeport. I have that same type on my 2h.. You can mount the head on either pad.. Ramsay 1:)
  24. Good Idea to have the phases checked as single...

    Good Idea to have the phases checked as single phase condition on a three phase motor will drive a stake through its heart before you can say scat....Cheers; Ramsay 1:)
  25. I would say for j head Bridgeport but which K&T,...

    I would say for j head Bridgeport but which K&T, you would have to measure the overarms... I have a Midgetmill and it attaches to one overarm..I also have a Bridgeport M head and it attaches to one...
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