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    Thanks guys, all sorted, spur gear driving rack...

    Thanks guys, all sorted, spur gear driving rack is bent and I will check shear pin - Manual arrived from Tony Griffith which is excellent
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    Info on Mc Millan lathe

    Hi guys,
    trying to sort out some problems with a friend's McMillan Ml-36 lathe which has a regular tight spot on the longtitudinal traverse and a non continuous rotation of its feed shaft - I see...
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    steerig wheel restoration

    I just put a call out to Aldax moulds asking for the appropriate materials to make or repair a new wheel for my MK.1 Sunbeam Alpine - will keep you posted after reply- my wheel is the wire spoked...
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    unusable compressor

    For an update on this problem see MW forum ecogoo 1 ph to 3 ph 400V inverter
  5. ecogoo 1 ph.220v to 3 ph inverter - experiences

    I have been stuffing around for some months trying to get my 4kw air compressor to run/start with my phase changer 6 after the electricity supplier reduced the available street voltage - this is well...
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    unusable compressor

    Had an 'industrial' electrician look at my problem this week after confirming motor was O.K.- in conversation with phase changer they decided my convertor was quite old and PHC have offered to update...
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    unusable compressor

    I am trying to spray my car this week and having to open/close those ball valves is a PITA and inconvenient, have spoken to Peerless compressors this AM and they are not much help except telling me...
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    unusable compressor

    Thanks J&K most informative and closest to the truth - have contacted phase change convertors this AM and they want to sell me their soft start device and basically said they would give me a refund...
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    unusable compressor

    Phase changer 6
    Voltage is within Essential energies tolerances but they say maybe the cable dia. to the shed is a problem - long run and 10 mm. dia. cable ?
    Will be contacting phase changer...
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    unusable copressor

    Starts and dies before reaching full speed
    Shuts down the phase convertor which then restarts itself
    runs my mill and lathe no problem
    thanks for help
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    unusable compressor

    Thanks to all who answered - when connected to any other 3 ph. machines I have no problem
    To be able to use the compressor I have fitted a ball valve to each head , started the comp. with valves...
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    Unusable compressor

    I have a Peerless compressor 545l/min. delivery which I run through a phase change convertor and have had no problems with it until my neighbour complained to Essential energy that the street voltage...
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    Wheeler mill

    https://metalworkforums.com/asset.php?fid=352073&uid=67111&d=1515355200Does anyone else have this mill or is it an orphan ? it was made by Wheeler machinery Co. in Batesman Bay and I think it could...
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    Cigweld comet junior

    I wish to have my comet junior acetylene torch refurbished but local gas supplier says 'too old' and no parts available any more - has anyone else had this problem and if so have they been able to...
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    Good on you mate - you were correct, mill is now...

    Good on you mate - you were correct, mill is now feeding correctly, thanks very much, isn't this forum awesome?
    :U
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    Beaver MK. 2 down feed egagement

    Thanks mate I'll try that
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    Beaver MK 2 down feed engagement

    Does anyone out there have a Beaver MK. 2 mill? I am having a problem engaging the vertical down feed and maybe there is something wrong with my mill or maybe the nut on the end of the handle -...
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    WTB; milling vice

    https://metalworkforums.com/image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQEASABIAAD/4ShCRXhpZgAATU0AKgAAAAgADQEPAAIAAAAGAAAItgEQAAIAAAAKAAAIvAESAAMAAAABAAEAAAEaAAUAAAABAAAIxgEbAAUAAAABAAAIzgEoAAMAAAABAAIAAAExAA...
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    Vertex milling vice

    I have a 6" milling vice in very good condition which I want $150 for - will send you photo if you're interested
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    pullmax

    What's happening Henry? PM me with your phone No. I'm desperate
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    Pullmax

    Thanks Henry,
    I understand the large counterweighted lever is cut engagement but what is the purpose of the small lever on the left with the knob on it?
    mine has 2 positions marked "k" and "l" with...
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    pullmax

    Hi clearout, thanks for reply - Do you have any literature on the medium which is the same as mine? there is supposed to be 3 or 4 views on your photos but I can only get the one? I am in Taree...
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    pullmax

    My model says "medium" - do you have a manual on that?
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    Pullmax owners

    Do any of you metalheads have a Pullmax which is a metalworking machine which in its most current design will shear metal, form domes, shrink metal, forms louvres and much more?
    I have one and its...
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    beaver mill update

    Thanks Tehco 1
    Due to problem keeping coolant clean and difficulty of removing same I have decided not to use the Beaver coolant pump and will use a remote coolant pump/tank which I can empty and...
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    Beaver turret mill owners?

    I have a Beaver MK2 turret mill and would like to correspond with any other Beaver mill owners if there are any out there?
    e.g. is there a drain hole anywhere to allow one to drain the coolant sump?...
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    Cutting oil advice

    After not using my Beaver MK2 mill for some time I find the cutting oil has "gone off" and clogged the coolant pump impeller - can anyone advise a long life cutting oil which doesn't degrade over...
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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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