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    07-17-2014, 04:10 PM
    -And where's the contradiction? The OP was concerned with "damaging" the crosshatch pattern. I pointed out you basically can't "damage" it, since...
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    07-17-2014, 01:31 AM
    -Yes, and...? :D I never said the crosshatch pattern wears completely away. A properly built and properly maintained engine will show...
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    07-16-2014, 11:35 PM
    -It's almost, but not quite, irrelevant. The 'crosshatch' hone pattern does nothing more than help the cylinder walls retain oil during the break-in...
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    07-04-2014, 07:31 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Shars products in General
    To add to the anecdote list, I ordered a Co-Ax indicator off their eBay listings. Completely nonfunctional upon arrival- the body/holder mechanism...
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    06-28-2014, 07:58 PM
    From your point of view, group lots are better. You get a bit less per tool, but you also have fewer individual buyers to deal with, fewer packages...
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    06-11-2014, 02:21 AM
    What were those two loose rings on the shaft for? Doc.
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    06-07-2014, 12:53 PM
    Those die heads aren't Geometrics, but they are a similar style. A real Geometric the size of the big one tends to go for north of $700 on eBay. With...
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    05-14-2014, 09:58 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    -It depends on which "those engines" you mean. :) There's lots of speed parts for Olds 455s, including aluminum heads, billet steel cranks (in...
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    05-14-2014, 06:38 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    -Not really a 'typo' since I meant to type 428, but yeah, you might be right on that. I'm not up on the early Cads, all I can say for certain- in...
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    05-14-2014, 03:34 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    -Actually it's not Caddies, it's Oldsmobiles. :D Olds developed the FWD system mentioned above, and released it in '66 in the Toronado. The...
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    05-14-2014, 01:09 AM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    ... And when asked why.... -Really? Sticking to what we can see, the tires are relatively new and properly inflated, the windshield glass...
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    05-14-2014, 12:11 AM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    -I doubt it. I've dealt with more than a few of those, and I live in Alaska, where rust is preinstalled by the dealer, and I have yet to see one...
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    05-12-2014, 11:12 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread Eldorado convertible in General
    The hood's that long because it's front-wheel drive, using a (non transverse) 472 ci cast-iron V8 (something like 7.5 liter for you metric types)...
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    05-07-2014, 06:18 AM
    -Only with high volume pressurized oiling, the kind measured in gallons per hour. Headstocks with drip cups don't generally have that kind of...
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    05-06-2014, 03:30 PM
    -That and he's half nuts. :D Doc.
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    04-29-2014, 06:45 PM
    Doc Nickel replied to a thread My "New" Hardinge DV-59 in General
    -Nobody said it was "better" than a more conventional engine lathe, this kind of thing is typically used "in addition to". The most common use for a...
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