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flandersflyer

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  1. You've still got three points of location on that pump so if it were me I'd just ride it rather than attempting to weld or braze a bit on that foot....its age related and honest John... One of my old radial drills (the big Asquith one) has a cracked mount on the forward/reverse transfer box... It's clearly been like that for years...and I've no intention of introducing unnecessary stresses into it by attempting to close it up...its happy & settled as it is...
  2. I've a load of old machine tools in storage... They're all older flat belt driven types...designed to run off steam via overhead lineshafts...
  3. That Myford lathe's done some graft for you Steve...
  4. Nearside chassis cracking is probably due to the bad edges of roads at that time.... The sides of roads being potholed & rough... (a bit like nowadays actually)
  5. And here's a bit on coopering as well:
  6. There's another one here:
  7. Lathe & drill running off a lineshaft... Grinder on electricity... DC I would assume...
  8. 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...
  9. Drill it out and have someone with an argon set come round and run a fillet of weld in there...
  10. I'd weld that bracket Steve as if it drops off that vintage horn will be under the wheels...
  11. 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...
  12. Also to note is the siteing of surface Grinders in proximity to lathes, milling machines etc...
  13. 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....
  14. 2 & 3 pots being amidships on the engine so maybe run slightly hotter...?
  15. 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...?)
  16. 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...
  17. What made you think it were cast Steve....? As someone else has said it's likely wrought iron... You can tell the difference by braying it with a hammer cold...iron splits into fibres...unlike steel... They'll have had blacksmiths working at Thornycrofts....
  18. I reckon it won't take too much now to get this started... There should be bets on how many swings... I'm going to say 7
  19. That's worked out OK Steve... I've not done any metal spinning myself...but I've heard its an acquired skill... From what I've seen of it being done is that you've got to steadily persuade it over the form... I think a lot of metal spinners push it beyond the edge of the form...then part off to length...
  20. I know how these springs work... They're also a flat profile...
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