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Timleech
06-28-2009, 11:36 AM
I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

R8 SUX

:D
Tim

Doozer
06-28-2009, 11:52 AM
I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??

--Doozer

Evan
06-28-2009, 12:34 PM
"but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

Repoussé

Definition: •Manipulating a piece of metal to create surface texture by hammering it from the reverse side.

Timleech
06-28-2009, 02:43 PM
"but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

Repoussé

Definition: •Manipulating a piece of metal to create surface texture by hammering it from the reverse side.

So where's the connection with milling spindles?

Tim

Alistair Hosie
06-28-2009, 03:01 PM
None that I can see it's just Evan showing off again.:D:D Alistair the answer is rubbish.

Rustybolt
06-28-2009, 04:07 PM
"but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

Rejected by Cinncinatti

Evan
06-28-2009, 04:31 PM
R, as in Removing, As in Hammering....

John Stevenson
06-28-2009, 05:02 PM
I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

R8 SUX

:D
Tim

They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................:rolleyes:

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aboard_epsilon
06-28-2009, 06:17 PM
R is to remind the thickos what way to tighten the drawbar

righty tighty..lefty loosey

all the best.markj

Quetico Bob
06-28-2009, 06:39 PM
Rival, the term used by the rest. 8 as in eats the rest, past tense.:p

Cheers, Bob

motorworks
06-28-2009, 07:59 PM
"They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................"

Now, Now
I make a good living with two out the above three... :)
Remember God turns on a Colchester!!! (15 x 50 at that)

Got a friend who has a range rover +$800.00 for carrier bearing
the bloody thing only had 70,000 km

oldtiffie
06-28-2009, 08:02 PM
Originally Posted by Timleech
I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

R8 SUX

Tim


I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??

--Doozer

The US and BP seem to be the predominant users of R8 and C5 collets.

Relatively few(er) outside the US seem to use R8, but seem to use ER's, so I'd guess that the R8 registration plate in the (in the US) would be: GR-8SUKR

clutch
06-28-2009, 08:51 PM
R is to remind the thickos what way to tighten the drawbar

righty tighty..lefty loosey

all the best.markj

I keep thinking R is to remember to grab the brake not the start switch.:eek:

Clutch

lazlo
06-28-2009, 09:24 PM
I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??

I'm curious about that myself. At the time the original Bridgeport Model-C head was made (1938), vertical milling machines were relatively rare. The original model C head was tiny -- it had a 1/4 HP motor and used B-3 collets, and there was a variant made for Hardinge that used 2VB collets -- these are both little 3" collets. The improved M-Head was up-sized to 1/2 HP, and came in Morse #2 or or Brown and Sharp #7 taper, which max-out at 1/2".

I gather when the J-Head came out in the 40's, Bridgeport wanted a bigger gripping range, so they came up with the R8 collet -- a stretch version of the 16-S collet, which holds tool up to 3/4".

This is a cut-and-paste of images from Tony's page showing the Morse #2 and Brown & Sharp #7 from the M-Head, compared to the 16-S (what collet was this?), and the R-8 collet:

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u15/rtgeorge_album/Collets.jpg

Does anyone know at what point the American NMTB (NT30, NT40...) series collets started to become prevalent? I'm guessing after the War?

Peter N
06-29-2009, 03:39 AM
They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................:rolleyes:

.


Oi! I resemble that remark! :D

oldtiffie
06-29-2009, 05:36 AM
Originally Posted by John Stevenson
They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................

This old Colchester lathe might be in better condition than the BP and RR (err-r-r-r ....... Range Rover - not Rolls Royce!!).

It really does run smoothly. That treadle (ultra-modern variable speed drive!!) really works well and the spindle and carriage are not too bad either - and the half-nuts do work!!

Its not mine - it belongs to my machine supplier.

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Old%20machinery/Old_lathe1.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Old%20machinery/Old_lathe2.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Old%20machinery/Old_lathe3.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa294/oldtiffie/Old%20machinery/Old_lathe4.jpg

John Stevenson
06-29-2009, 06:47 AM
Yup they have not changed that much Tiffie.

Ken_Shea
06-29-2009, 10:06 PM
Cant you remember the 4 R's

The R is to <R>emind those using these..
<R>emember
to
<R>emove
<R>ench

:D

oldtiffie
06-29-2009, 10:26 PM
Oi fortit w'z;
'Reedink;
Roitink;
Riffmatik; 'n;
R-r-r-r- %$@* (fill your own 4-letter word).

wierdscience
06-29-2009, 10:40 PM
[QUOTE=motorworks
Got a friend who has a range rover +$800.00 for carrier bearing
the bloody thing only had 70,000 km[/QUOTE]

Gee you guys have parts counter rape too?At least he got an actual bearing,the boss's 08'Chrysler van needed an extra key,dealer only item- gulp $350:(

Malc-Y
06-30-2009, 07:21 AM
They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................:rolleyes:

.

I don't have a Range Rover, but I have a V8 Discovery, a Bridgeport and a Colchester. I am very happy with all three.

Should I seek help???

Malc. :cool: