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    07-21-2017, 09:58 PM
    Just finished watching this very interesting video of Baldor's large framed electric motor plant. Lots of machining and assembly details that many...
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    07-21-2017, 02:13 PM
    I would advise against it due to the top heavy nature of the the mill. You will have to go to extraordinary measures to keep it from tipping when...
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    07-20-2017, 12:12 AM
    I'm sure there are lots of vendors that can help you out, probably even some local welding supply outlets. I've dealt with WeldingCity online...
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    07-18-2017, 06:20 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing Puller in General
    Not if you're quick, especially on a small race and shaft where there isn't much heat transferred quickly, works for me. Outside race you can take...
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    07-18-2017, 02:36 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing Puller in General
    Nothing wrong with the above methods. However you could also pull the shields and then pry the cage that holds the balls apart, this will then let...
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    07-18-2017, 09:36 AM
    Willy replied to a thread post-war Packards in General
    Seems everything has changed here for ma as well this AM???? After I posted Allan's pic miraculously, his appeared as well, now neither is visible...
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    07-18-2017, 01:50 AM
    Willy replied to a thread post-war Packards in General
    Looks good Allen, definitely a survivor. I did the re-fresh thing twice which led me to your PB page for the car and then simply copied the direct...
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    07-17-2017, 04:03 PM
    One technique that works very well is to use a small coiled compression spring around the screw between it's head and the body of what the screw...
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    07-16-2017, 08:49 PM
    Willy replied to a thread O.T. Tire speed ratings in General
    Yeah no doubt a one sided slam against an otherwise clear headed mother only looking to give her children a bit of a thrill on a warm summer evening....
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    07-16-2017, 04:35 PM
    Willy replied to a thread O.T. Tire speed ratings in General
    Wow, thanks for the link AK. Absolutely incredible but unfortunately totally believable. I'm always amazed at the level of stupidity demonstrated...
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    07-15-2017, 11:32 AM
    No direct knowledge of the material used but do know they are harder than the back of my head. LOL Not sure of the engine manufacture, but I do...
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    07-14-2017, 09:43 AM
    Willy replied to a thread 1" stock in a mini lathe in General
    Thanks George, this is what I assumed had happened as well with Phillip being a new member. Thanks for clearing this up. Edited to add: Probably...
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    07-14-2017, 09:16 AM
    Willy replied to a thread 1" stock in a mini lathe in General
    Not a stupid mistake Phillip, just part of the learning curve, no one here knew anymore than knowing how to breath at some point. We're all here to...
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    07-13-2017, 04:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread 1" stock in a mini lathe in General
    Just so that we are all on the same page, do you have the jaws and stock in this arrangement?
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    07-12-2017, 09:58 AM
    I realize you are having some serious issues here, but what I'd like to know is exactly what the fuel is doing to the float. Is it disintegrating,...
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    07-11-2017, 03:03 PM
    In my experience brass floats and ethanol don't get along as well as the plastic ones do, of course it probably should be a compatible plastic. As...
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    07-11-2017, 09:50 AM
    Have you contacted S&S to see if they have a solution, it's a very popular carburetor, surely you aren't the only one with this issue? They also...
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    07-10-2017, 12:47 PM
    Lighten up a bit and don't take this so personal, I certainly didn't think Highpower was whining. The bit of a ribbing he gave you was tongue in...
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    07-09-2017, 05:51 PM
    Nope all black, the bumble bee color scheme seemed a little gaudy to me. A little more than I expected to pay as well but, well you know, it felt...
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    07-09-2017, 04:28 PM
    Wow, that's sad to hear, makes you wonder why it was on sale for as low a price as it was, only to go higher when the demand became great enough to...
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    07-09-2017, 03:11 PM
    Pressure is the same. In addition to a large increase in capacity, the big advantage is of much less velocity reduction due to the tendency of...
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    07-09-2017, 12:52 AM
    I have a couple of flex-shaft 1/4" and 3/8" extensions that follow the HD speedo cable design and I've long since put them aside and gone back to...
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    07-09-2017, 12:25 AM
    I have to wonder how well it does in reverse. Not much point using it with tool bits that you can use in only one direction.
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    07-08-2017, 12:16 PM
    Willy replied to a thread O/T: Car engine Q. Sorry. in General
    Beadlocks that have to meet very stringent specs. Like Highpower mentioned, gone are the days of a handful of sheet metal screws that went thru the...
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    07-08-2017, 11:41 AM
    Willy replied to a thread O/T: Car engine Q. Sorry. in General
    That's one cylinder's worth of fuel! Eight times that is a lot of fuel and a whole lotta air. Mind you 8,000 plus HP requires a lot of resources,...
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    07-07-2017, 03:29 PM
    Here's some excellent reading matter on the subject of gasoline from Chevron, 124 page pdf download that will answer most questions. I've had this...
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    07-07-2017, 01:08 PM
    Willy replied to a thread O/T: Car engine Q. Sorry. in General
    If this is the video in question I'm not seeing anything unusual about the camshaft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJXGnnaPfoo Good, albeit...
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    07-07-2017, 09:16 AM
    MattiJ brings up a very good point about the energy density actually available between regular vs premium as purchased at the pump. Most gas sold...
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    07-06-2017, 11:54 PM
    True, but as noted it allows engines that require it to make more power safely and in those applications it is the more efficient fuel. The...
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    07-06-2017, 11:05 PM
    AK, as much as I respect your opinion and automotive knowledge you are misinformed on this subject, however a lot of folks are so it's not like you...
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