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  1. flandersflyer


    And here's a bit on coopering as well:
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    There's another one here:
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    FWD gets new shoes

    Lathe & drill running off a lineshaft... Grinder on electricity... DC I would assume...
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    WW1 Peerless lorry restoration

    In regards to the electrolysis bath mentioned above... Use this process in a well ventilated area...as it gives off hydrogen gas whilst in use...
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Put some STAG jointing compound in it...
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    Great Dorset Steam Fair WW1 Convoy

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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Drill it out and have someone with an argon set come round and run a fillet of weld in there...
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    I'd weld that bracket Steve as if it drops off that vintage horn will be under the wheels...
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    Halley restoration

    Brexit would be fine.....if Bunches of remoaning traitors to this country didn't constantly...just continuously attempt to interfere with it... Oh... And nice to see the Halley is progressing... P. S. I've just acquired an early turret lathe by Alfred Herbert....WW1 era....or just after... For flat belt running from a lineshaft...
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Also to note is the siteing of surface Grinders in proximity to lathes, milling machines etc...
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Weathering Mr Pugh... ☺️ Left outside to "weather"... Basically to settle down and normalize over a period of time...before jigging up on a lathe/miller/borer for 1st & 2nd op machining process....
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    2 & 3 pots being amidships on the engine so maybe run slightly hotter...?
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    1914 Dennis Lorry

    Ben... Once it's been out and verified as running OK you may want to pass on several info about ring gaps & piston clearances on this to the Goslings...if they haven't resolved the issues their having with the Thornycroft power unit... (I'm assuming you documented such data...?)
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    WW1 Thornycroft restoration

    Make up 1 copy of the pistons being used in the thornycroft... Get a temperature on the engine of when it locks up... Mic the copy cold...then heat it up in an oven to same temperature...mic it again and compare it to the bore...