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    01-06-2019, 05:46 AM
    Fear replied to a thread DOM tubing and types in General
    The one time I asked the metal supermarket-dude if he had any DOM tubing, he looked at me like I was stupid. What the roll cage people call "DOM" is...
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    01-02-2019, 07:26 AM
    Fear replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    The previous homeowner was a terrible carpenter. He seemed to like to spend lots of money on expensive lumber only to make it into really crappy...
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    12-31-2018, 08:17 AM
    I live in Tennessee. My Titan is a 2017 Platinum Reserve with a healthy V8, built-in trailer brake controller, towing package and every option...
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    12-30-2018, 07:35 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    https://youtu.be/OnF8e68Is8o https://youtu.be/-aSGd_2JDko Fascinating little town.
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    12-30-2018, 12:14 AM
    I've been talking to two equipment movers and neither of them will leave the state to pick-up equipment. It's becoming clear I'm finding more need...
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    12-29-2018, 11:14 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    Hmm. I guess I got it wrong. I swore it was Tesla pushing DC and Edison pushing AC. I guess That happens when you read up on something years ago and...
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    12-28-2018, 02:24 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    Are you sure D/C was Edison's thing? From what I've read, Tesla and Westinghouse were pushing D/C for residential and Edison pushed A/C. Remember the...
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    12-28-2018, 04:17 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    That's pretty damn cool. I didn't live in the time of the first chopper boom. I have to believe there were plenty of growing pains when everything...
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    12-28-2018, 01:01 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    He just said their shops were pretty close to each other, an easy ride between them. A proper bike build needs stuff to actually fit together,...
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    12-28-2018, 12:37 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    There's Amish and Mennonites around middle Tennessee that still run old belt-drive equipment off of a common shaft running down the middle of the...
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    12-28-2018, 12:22 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    When I was in Diesel College and even years later when I went back and taught at the same college, there were instructors that would mercilessly bust...
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    12-28-2018, 12:00 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    Is there a proper terminology for the buss bar I have all my neutral and grounds hooked to? Keep in mind, at my last job I got into the habit of...
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    12-27-2018, 11:55 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    Doozer, you're just wanting me to hemorrhage. I've got enough info packing into the few brain cells I have left to take on an equally huge amount of...
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    12-27-2018, 11:45 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    Unless it connects by Bluetooth, I figure there is no neutral in my 220v plugs, only a ground going to my neutral bar. So I don't think Neutral has...
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    12-27-2018, 11:37 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    The conversation was whether the neutral served much purpose in 220v seeing how there was only room for two wires from the center buss and a ground...
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    12-27-2018, 11:27 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    That's kinda scary. I wired up my compressor and plugs for my welders with 6/2 Romex. That's 2 thick 6ga twisted copper wires and a skinny bare...
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    12-27-2018, 10:47 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    After wiring up the shop, it seemed like neutral doesn't really do anything in 220v single phase either. Aside from a ground for safety.
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    12-27-2018, 10:41 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    It would have to be really cheap for me to move on it at this moment.
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    12-27-2018, 09:26 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    I suppose that's viable if you have a shop full of very expensive equipment back then, but if you have a shop full of Tesla-era equipment it's likely...
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    12-27-2018, 09:04 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    In my "Googling", I saw where Tesla did something called 2-phase, but it was implemented for a short time, then dropped by people that backed Edison...
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    12-27-2018, 08:36 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    Sands started with reworking Grimeca cast brake calipers, then moved on to making whole calipers and master cylinders. Here's a picture of some...
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    12-27-2018, 06:26 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    Eventually I want to build up to making master cylinders like the old Performance Machine ones. Perry Sands did them on manual equipment back in the...
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    12-27-2018, 05:37 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    I'm sure it's fairly cliche at this point... Harley big twin stuff, dip into Sportsters and Brit bikes like Triumph occasionally. Vans, trail...
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    12-27-2018, 04:44 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    I'm mainly needing a lathe for machining existing motorcycle parts or making simple parts for welding/fabrication. I think a manual lathe is best for...
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    12-27-2018, 03:50 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    BTW, I never said "two-phase". My step-dad was a brilliant electrical engineer. He was very specific on terminology and made it clear there was only...
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    12-27-2018, 03:32 PM
    Fear replied to a thread Rotary phase converter motor in General
    This is backing me to where I was when it became obvious how little I know about A/C in general. I haven't had the chance to read up yet: I'm...
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    12-27-2018, 01:47 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
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    12-27-2018, 01:25 AM
    You're talking to a Diesel mechanic with 25 years experience. I've seen it more times than I can count and been the one there to fix it. What ever...
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    12-27-2018, 01:18 AM
    Fear replied to a thread Mori Seiki lathes in General
    I'm less worried about brokering the shipping as I am at just wanting to know how much a new or reconditioned one costs. You look up Whacheon, Webb...
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    12-26-2018, 08:31 PM
    Picture draining all the coolant and oil out of your engine, then starting it and running it wide open for twenty minutes, then shutting it off....
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