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    Bob, I would say just decomposed fuel. Modern...

    Bob, I would say just decomposed fuel. Modern fuel does not store well and way worse if it has any ethanol - something I found out about the hard way.
    I had a fuel pump assembly in one of my Buells...
  2. Thread: Hello.

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    Welcome Brett.

    Welcome Brett.
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    One thing you could try is searching for...

    One thing you could try is searching for articles, Ads etc in Trove.https://trove.nla.gov.au/

    It might give you a few extra snippets of info - one thing this one has is the distributors listed so...
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    Maybe, maybe not - there are quite possibly some...

    Maybe, maybe not - there are quite possibly some suitable backplates sitting under benches.

    I have this one I picked up with the intention of machining into an adaptor for my Macson but if it is a...
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    Welcome to the forum - love to see some pics of...

    Welcome to the forum - love to see some pics of your lathe.
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    Colchester Lathes Video

    I found this Youtube video on the Colchester Lathes Company very interesting.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaAKUAzK0w
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    What do the wiper covers look like? On my old mid...

    What do the wiper covers look like? On my old mid '40's Macson the way wipers are held in brass castings with brass sheet scrapers on top of those that do physically touch the ways (or were intended...
  8. Thread: Lathe pick up

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    I concur, PaulX are excellent to deal with. Ray

    I concur, PaulX are excellent to deal with. Ray
  9. Greg, I just went back and reviewed the first...

    Greg, I just went back and reviewed the first couple of photos you posted to make sure they were as bad as I recalled and I have to say this was a fine example of machine restoration!
    The condition...
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    There is an example of a gear chart for a 6TPI...

    There is an example of a gear chart for a 6TPI lead screw on the IXL page of Tony's site that might be of use?

    IXL Leader Lathes
  11. Thread: New GST Rules

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    Well, it seems that if you buy from a seller in...

    Well, it seems that if you buy from a seller in the US who is participating in the eBay Global Shipping program it is displayed.
    This is a 54 year old second-hand tool post I just bought from the US...
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    I got a couple of HSS BSC Taps made by Capitol...

    I got a couple of HSS BSC Taps made by Capitol last year and they are beautifully made items.
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    Not long back I bought a set of 3 metric Frost...

    Not long back I bought a set of 3 metric Frost taps to do a job quick job for a friend and had a tap snap on the first hole (correct clearance, mild steel).
    It was hard as glass and snapped almost...
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    If you look in the GITS catalog they indicate...

    If you look in the GITS catalog they indicate they can supply with BSP threads and the wick tube added on request (my MACSON from 1946 has 7 oiler points and they are all 1/8" BSP so I suspect this...
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    Yep, very nice job! Ray

    Yep, very nice job!

    Ray
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    Given that you have this in your hand and it...

    Given that you have this in your hand and it doesn't owe you a lot you should at least get it cleaned up to basic running condition to better evaluate just how usable it is. If nothing else that...
  17. Thread: Gst

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    AliExpress sent me this last week: Australia...

    AliExpress sent me this last week:


    Australia GST Tax Notice



    Hello,From 1 July 2018, Australian goods and services tax (GST) 10% will apply to each order valued at A$1,000 or less, and...
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    Glivo, my old Senneca Falls lathe (circa 1900)...

    Glivo, my old Senneca Falls lathe (circa 1900) would fall into that category with no dials anywhere but as mentioned above you can use dial indicators with quite good results. The dial indicator is...
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    Graham, I have a manual for a Lantaine...

    Graham,

    I have a manual for a Lantaine LAM-350BH that looks very similar - you are welcome to a copy.
    Drop me an email address via PM and I can email you a .pdf (7.5MB). Ray
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    Sent a PM about the Lock Tool holder if it's...

    Sent a PM about the Lock Tool holder if it's still available. Ray
  21. Thread: Rexman Lathes

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    Another one comes out of the woodwork - I helped...

    Another one comes out of the woodwork - I helped a friend pick one up last weekend.

    It looks to be slightly earlier than the restored one shown here as it has flat belt pulleys and the compound...
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    Kenny, one interim solution would be to print...

    Kenny, one interim solution would be to print some plastic ones on a 3D printer?
    I have just started experimenting with that to get the gears I need to cut a metric thread on my ancient imperial...
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    Macson Lathe Catalog - 1936

    This digitised Macson catalog may be of interest to some - my Macson is about 10 years later but shares many of the features of the geared-head ones shown here so it was very useful....
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    :whs: That is very nice.

    :whs:
    That is very nice.
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    I have a scan of a users manual for a Lantaine...

    I have a scan of a users manual for a Lantaine LAM350-B and this picture does look very similar in layout and it looks like the missing gear is slightly bigger but it is a really grainy horrible...
  26. Greg, I have a a used 'everything belt' off a V6...

    Greg, I have a a used 'everything belt' off a V6 VT Commodore. It is a little narrower than 1" - 20mm and about 110" long.
    You are welcome to it if it will help.
    Ray
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    Craig, that appears to one of the Macson...

    Craig, that appears to one of the Macson variations. I would guess at early - mid-'40's based on the style of the headstock casting. That one does not have a lead screw and appears to have a limited...
  28. Thread: Medical issues

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    Mike, I have a family history of bowel cancer and...

    Mike, I have a family history of bowel cancer and volunteered to participate in a long-term monitoring program 20 years ago.
    I have had 6 of the procedures (full anesthetic in my case). I termed the...
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    Older Drill Press - any ideas on brand?

    A friend in Adelaide has an old drill press that is stating to show some its age.
    Going by the photo he sent me it appears to be missing the top cover and he tells me it has no makers identification...
  30. Thread: Nickel supplier

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    Dean, Apologies to original poster for the...

    Dean, Apologies to original poster for the continued thread hijack but you can buy a 12v bulb from RS Components. I just checked online and they are a hair under $1.50 per bulb for a packet of 10....
  31. Pipeclay, it will probably come down to that and...

    Pipeclay, it will probably come down to that and it would be by far the biggest thing I've attempted but I thought it worth asking as a lot of these old beasts would have gone via the scrappies and...
  32. Mid '40's Macson Flanged Spindle - any backing plates out there?

    I have a mid- '40's 17" Macson lathe that has their first generation flanged spindle fitted.

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    This has a pretty beefy backplate that has a recess an inch deep to locate that spigot and...
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    B.S.A. Motorcycle Works - WWII

    This might appeal to some of you - I came across this in the Victorian State Library looking for BSA Motorcycle pictures

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    If you want a much larger detailed version to have a closer...
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    This is from the 1949 McPhersons catalog and...

    This is from the 1949 McPhersons catalog and looks pretty close.

    Ray

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    14 x 40 Brochure

    Just came across this - not much but does have a few specs.
    Rgds, Ray

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    I have a Senecca Falls flatbelt of a similar...

    I have a Senecca Falls flatbelt of a similar vintage and that has a pretty simple set-up that the PO fitted.
    That doesn't take up a lot of room but has limited adjustment and only three speeds.
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