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    3 ph. compressor

    Essential energy upgraded the transformer in our street this week and hey presto my compressor works as it should - top marks to Essential energy and I still have my modification if there is any...
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    fuel smell in car

    Tank is in boot and fuel pump is behind rear seat = there are no visible leaks - 2 mates from local car club brainstormed the problem yesterday and the theory currently is that the tank vents out of...
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    Fuel smell in car

    I have a fuel smell within my car which I have been unable to stop - all hoses have been renewed with unleaded compatible rubber, the tank has been pressure tested and there are no visible leaks -...
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    Hi Brendan, Have had the same problem as I use...

    Hi Brendan,
    Have had the same problem as I use Lanotec on my equipment between uses but yesterday I used Brakeclean and it cleaned it up perfectly - I buy Brakeclean from Repco who occasionally have...
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    Thanks guys for all your advice - I made an...

    Thanks guys for all your advice - I made an adaptor which screwed into the head ,adaptor was M10 with 6 mm. hole through it ending in a 1/4" ball valve - opened valve started compressor without load...
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    Can I have the address /email of the fellow...

    Can I have the address /email of the fellow sending stuff off to China I have a need for door seals on my NSU Ro80 - also you should try Old Era services in Gloucester (Peter Jackson) who can make...
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    Thanks BaronJ - checked by local sparkie to phase...

    Thanks BaronJ - checked by local sparkie to phase changers capacity marking
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    I have been running my Peerless 25 for years...

    I have been running my Peerless 25 for years using a 3 phase convertor without any problems until my neighbour complained to Essential energy that excessive voltage was shutting down his solar panels...
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    Ward No. 7 combination turret lathe

    Yes please lantain, this one has a travelling saddle with cross slide attached
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    Ward No. 7 combination turret lathe

    A friend recently bought this machine and is looking for a manual on it or someone who can advise how to cut threads on it and does it have a taper attachment - my searches on google does not mention...
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    you are correct Com_VC and if you watch some of...

    you are correct Com_VC and if you watch some of the American shows such as Kindig It customs one can see one in action - basically it is a like a big 'G' clamp made from plate with a fixed bottom...
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    Pullmax knowledge required

    I have recently acquired a Pullmax without looking into its capability - it is set up for shearing and nibbling but it seems to me that with the appropriate tooling it could be made to planish and...
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    face mill cutters

    Hi Guys,
    Have 2 face mills both requiring new cutters - the R8 arbor one has tools 1/2" sq. x 38 lg.- the morse taper one has tools 10 mm.sq. x 38 lg. - have looked on ebay and Hare & Forbes to no...
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    Attaching photos from Ebay?

    Hi Grahame,
    Sorry to stuff you around but can't seem to attach a photo to my post face mill cutters although I haven't had any trouble in the past on ebay - my photo is on my desktop as HTML and was...
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    Face milling cutters

    H i guys,
    Can anyone identify where I may buy new cutters for the face mills in photo - the one with the R8 arbor is 1/2" square by about 38 mm. lg. - the one with the morse arbor has tools 10mm....
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    Hi Baron, All fixed -dismantled one switch which...

    Hi Baron,
    All fixed -dismantled one switch which I was loath to do - spring fell out and I couldn't see where it came from - reassembled it, sprayed internals with contactor cleaner-sprayed push...
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    Thanks guys for all your input - I have given up...

    Thanks guys for all your input - I have given up trying to cut this thread and have given it to a local engineering shop to complete - the threads were actually UNC (should have known as they were...
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    O.K. guys, thanks so much for your input, I have...

    O.K. guys,
    thanks so much for your input, I have now got it figured out by googling how to cut an imperial thread on a metric lathe- apparently a 127 tooth change gear would be helpful but I don't...
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    If I do that only the traverse shaft rotates ,...

    If I do that only the traverse shaft rotates , not the leadscrew
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    Not possible - there is a lockout on my lathe...

    Not possible - there is a lockout on my lathe where you can't engage traverse when you are trying to cut threads
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    Not so - when I do that I can only get the...

    Not so - when I do that I can only get the traverse shaft rotating
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    O.K. Rusty, Have done your calc. relative to my...

    O.K. Rusty,
    Have done your calc. relative to my lathe and have a result of 508 - what does that do for me and where did you get your 127 over 5 from?
    have tried everything else even sent an email...
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    Tried that - no difference - I have sent off an...

    Tried that - no difference - I have sent off an email to Takisawa, let's see if we get an answer. maybe there is a problem with the gearbox?
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    yes, triple checked - I think I have found the...

    yes, triple checked - I think I have found the problem ,will check after breakfast - the lever in image002 should be to the left?
    will report back and hopefully close thread
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    Hi Rusty and gentlemen, Attached photos are of...

    Hi Rusty and gentlemen,
    Attached photos are of the charts376193 on my la376196the as pro376197mise376195d -still don't know where I am going wrong376194
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    My leadscrew appears to be 4mm. pitch - tomorrow...

    My leadscrew appears to be 4mm. pitch - tomorrow I will post photos of the screwcutting chart and all charts relevant to cutting a thread on my lathe and my interpretation of them and the settings I...
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    O.K. guys,thanks for your input none of which has...

    O.K. guys,thanks for your input none of which has solved my problem - I was going to ask Steve if we could talk as he has the same lathe as mine but no change gears so obviously can't cut threads - I...
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    Thanks Steve and guys - I have set my change...

    Thanks Steve and guys
    - I have set my change gears as per the imperial threading plate ie. 72,68,30 and 120 then B (LH lever) and and RH lever to the right -have put a 16 TPI bolt in the chuck but...
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    O.K. so how do I cut 16 TPI thread?

    O.K. so how do I cut 16 TPI thread?
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    why cant I cut this thread?

    I have a Takisawa 1000D lathe and am attempting to cut a 16 TPI thread - I have the proper gears assembled in the gear train as shown on the info plate and the levers for threading in the appropriate...
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    why cant I cut this thread?

    I have a Takisawa 1000D lathe and am attempting to cut a 16 TPI thread - I have the proper gears assembled in the gear train as shown on the info plate and the levers for threading in the appropriate...
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    Beaver mill owner

    Hi guys,
    I am looking for a Beaver VBRP MK2 mill owner who is willing to correspond with me for exchange of information , advice and any relevant information re this fabulous old mill - I have the...
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    Sticky: Poll: Grahame, Please accept my apologies for the...

    Grahame, Please accept my apologies for the stuffup on my post re "please identify this tool" as I have been unable to attach the relevant photos
    I will try to find someone who can help me with this...
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    Please identify this tooling

    Have shown these 4 tools to other engineering people but no one has been able to tell me what they are used for - bear with me as I am referring to the illustration from memory.
    Largest dia. tool is...
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    Engineering shop shutdown/auction sale

    On Thursday 13 Sept there will be an auction at an engineering shop shutdown commencing at 10 A.M
    Elizabeth Avenue Taree - W & N Engineering
    Auctioneers - Aylward auctioneers.com.au for full list...
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    Hey guys, Don't confuse Phils' video with the...

    Hey guys, Don't confuse Phils' video with the machine I have - What I have is as far as I can see purely a plate shear or nibbler and unless I find out otherwise will not do louvres or planish metals...
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    Post ended - I find that what I have bought is a...

    Post ended - I find that what I have bought is a plate shear which will cut plate up to 5/32" thick, it obviously will not form louvres, planish and shrink panels or do any of what I thought it would...
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    Took some photos today but now can't find them -...

    Took some photos today but now can't find them - the photo Com_VC posted is I believe a later model than mine and when I find my photos I will post them but in the meantime I have found how to remove...
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    Dismantling a Pullmax machine

    Hi guys, does anyone have any knowledge on how to dismantle a Pullmax machine? I have recently purchased one and unfortunately dropped it nearly wiping out my long suffering wife- when it fell it...
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    old milling machine

    Hi guys,
    Thanks to andrewOC, Bob ward and cask warrior this thread is finalised - Tried all the suggestions above with no joy - eventually got in touch with the son of the manufacturer Mr. Wheeler...
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    old milling machine

    Hi guys, thanks to Bob and caskwarrior for their input - have tried Batemans bay historic and trove with no luck although with trove one must be fairly specific with your search - have just fitted a...
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    Dimensions please

    Hi Pete,
    went everywhere this morning and cant buy a tab washer to suit grinder - only option as to have one laser cut - would you mind running a vernier over yours and giving me O.D. I.D and...
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    Hi Pete There appears to be some variety...

    Hi Pete
    There appears to be some variety between these surface grinders with some having wheel retaining nuts RH threaded and others LH thread - as mine has RH thread and a slotted shaft let's...
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    Rebuilding a Macson surface grinder

    Hi pete,
    have just fired up my Macson with 'V' pulleys as advised when I fitted the grinding wheel it undid the nut (RH thread)
    What thread is holding your wheel on , I assume it will be a LH...
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    Rebuilding a Macson surface grinder

    Hi Pete,
    Have just fired up my Macson with 'V' pulleys as advised (I got it with the spindle pulley as a 'V' so assumed it was standard) and when I fitted the grinding wheel it undid itself - nut is...
  46. Beaver owner - needs advice

    Hi pcx,
    great to find another Beaver owner - I am in Taree and as yet haven't run mine due to having to remake the coolant pump - I met a fellow a couple of weeks ago who said he used to work for...
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    Thanks Pete, Mine has 'A' section 'V' pulleys -...

    Thanks Pete,
    Mine has 'A' section 'V' pulleys - spindle shaft measured with a tape is approx. 70mm. - I am making a 3.5 dia. for the motor pulley
    Thanks for your...
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    sold

    sold
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    Old surface grinder

    For sale an old surface grinder made by Modern tools works well but only manually as table drive mechanism was removed371627371629 before I bought it
    runs on 240V but comes with its original 3ph....
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    douglas shaper

    For sale - Douglas shaper in good running condition w/- 6" vice (not Douglas) partly disassembled ATM for plating and service
    will be assembled for demonstration to buyer- is 3 ph- asking...
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