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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    Don't forget, the stuff is as heavy as, well, LEAD.... so there is not a lot of volume for the weight. In one cubic centimeter, which is quite a...
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    Yesterday, 09:28 PM
    Part of that may also be stuff the gas extract from your skin. Solvents pull oil and fats, and many do leave a whitish looking residue that...
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    Yesterday, 03:37 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread 8 x 32 or 8 x 24 ? in General
    I did a small test on strip-out torque. I cannot find the thread with it in, apparently I can't come up with the right search terms. Maybe you can
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    Yesterday, 03:21 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    You could just always have it that clean, then there is no problem, right? I have had that suggested to me.............
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    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Octane rating has no advantage unless you can use it. if you run a high manifold pressure, OK, but with an ordinary engine, naturally aspirated, I...
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    Yesterday, 11:38 AM
    It's probably ALL about taxes.
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    Yesterday, 11:21 AM
    At one time controls were less. Someone I knew who had a racing type Jaguar had to at least mix in some avgas or it would knock like a jackhammer. ...
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    Yesterday, 02:58 AM
    And that also means that "your right to the road depends on what kind of car you are driving"..... While not all who drive expensive cars are jerks,...
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    Yesterday, 02:46 AM
    have been in lion country a few times. What was told to us by the park rangers is that nearly every predator (but not necessarily bears) makes a...
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    Yesterday, 02:00 AM
    Diesel spills are not a big problem in enclosed spaces. Gasoline evaporates, and the vapor in air is actively explosive. Bad in a mine.
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    Yesterday, 01:55 AM
    I do not recall seeing the notification for a year or so, but it was going only a few years ago. I assume that you are being sarcastic.
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    06-16-2019, 10:40 PM
    Diesels are dirty.... particulates, unburned fuel, black smoke if poorly adjusted, etc. They often stink, and the stuff they put out is highly...
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    06-16-2019, 10:33 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread DP table for faceplate in General
    Yep, put a piece of half inch steel or maybe even aluminum on it, drill whatever holes you need or might need. Skim that whenever you mount it. ...
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    06-16-2019, 10:25 PM
    I took the course that has been posted here a few times by the instructor. The sequence was gas cutting, then plasma. Stick welding next, then...
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    06-16-2019, 11:31 AM
    Never heard of SY's ceramic engines...... talking about research engines at universities etc. SY was a tinkerer... a smart tinkerer but not a...
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    06-16-2019, 01:04 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread DP table for faceplate in General
    I like it... looks much like the faceplates on biggish old machines. Plenty of holes, might not be really stiff in lathe terms, but likely works. ...
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    06-16-2019, 12:49 AM
    The engine may be at "full bore", but it still can take in no more air than the cylinder volume x the number of intake strokes, as modified by...
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    06-15-2019, 10:51 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT- Any MAC Gurus here? in General
    Danlb has it.... Some programs just have issues restarting from sleep.... I use Alibre, and it used to have that, but in newer versions Alibre...
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    06-15-2019, 10:44 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    We have those "architectural" shingles, and there are no "runt tabs" that appear obvious to me. But the roof is two stories up, so..... They look...
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    06-15-2019, 10:40 PM
    Seems like it's the same old swept volume x number of admission strokes, with an effective manifold pressure adjustment... just like always. "many...
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    06-15-2019, 10:33 PM
    it will work. Induction motors work the same now as then. The spikes etc may not be any issue, simply because old motors tend to have better...
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    06-15-2019, 02:44 PM
    That would be "stupid cheap" around here. SB seems to go at a premium.... probably name recognition. In SA, name recognition for SB is likely to be...
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    06-15-2019, 02:36 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread oil. in General
    For turning, at least, the oil does help the chip flow off the tool, to cut the heating by lubrication. For some materials, poor lubricants like...
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    06-15-2019, 08:34 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Destroyed some End Mills? in General
    Specifically, the flame heats only a small area, as you can see from the oxide colors on the surface if the material. So the edge is heated well...
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    06-15-2019, 08:26 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread oil. in General
    ??? Aluminum machines well dry on general, but it depends on the alloy. Yes, some are gummy and stick, giving a built-up edge, which oil tends...
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    06-15-2019, 08:15 AM
    Not off hand.... I may have a pic that shows it. I'll look around.
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    06-14-2019, 08:11 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: Oil Mixup for mower in General
    If you need light oil, the hydraulic jack oil at the auto parts place seems to be somewhere in the 5 or 10 wt area, it sloshes around in the...
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    06-14-2019, 07:52 PM
    Needed a choke extension, so the choke is more accessible on an engine. Had a section of push-pull cable, but no knob, and no local sources until...
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    06-14-2019, 05:19 PM
    Don't fight it.... that is much handier than the BS 9. I m=have MT3 and like it. As good as BS 9, but MUCH easier to get (or make) most things,...
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    06-14-2019, 05:12 PM
    Not actually..... what the site says lower down is: "Although looking exactly like the later headstocks, the early version had minor differences...
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