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  1. It's a donut coil with a Wico part number, likely...

    It's a donut coil with a Wico part number, likely at least 60 years old. I'm not figuring it is available.
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    it's on a hill, remember? The other side of it...

    it's on a hill, remember? The other side of it is at ground level, per his comments.
  3. OT Coil winding hints for very small wire?

    The wire is either 42 or 44 ga, for a small magneto coil. Actually for that dangerous looking brush cutter I showed the pics of a while back.

    I've wound plenty of coils with larger wire, 30 ga...
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    That's pretty good..... Someone presumably...

    That's pretty good..... Someone presumably showed him the fractional dimension option pretty quickly......

    Usually they hate even 1/16", but they can't complain too much cuz the holes are only...
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    Dirt filling up? A couple layers of the loose...

    Dirt filling up? A couple layers of the loose fabric that is made to prevent that will make it last decades. A hole with ricks in it, also lined with the fabric is hardly a fancy solution, but it...
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    Beans..... "Crap" it is not. It does...

    Beans.....

    "Crap" it is not.

    It does have a number of interesting problems to solve, and it likely has about a 20% chance of becoming actually practical as a general purpose vehicle engine...
  7. To put the furnace, water heater, coal bin, etc...

    To put the furnace, water heater, coal bin, etc in, also washing machine, and to store the storm windows and other things.

    As well as to put the foundation well below frost line, which may be...
  8. Actual precision indicators with short total...

    Actual precision indicators with short total throw, do not use any of that stuff. They are ridiculously simple, but have extremely short plunger movement.
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    The OP engine might be an air motor? that...

    The OP engine might be an air motor? that could aaacount for the shape, needing to fit somewhere.

    As for the duke engine, it is in principle a decent idea. There are certainly reasons for it...
  10. That shop was in a thread on PM many years ago,...

    That shop was in a thread on PM many years ago, complete with side doors, removable kitchen floor, and at that time, I believe, ONE jig bore. The lady of the house was OK with it then.

    It's...
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    QSIMDO has the answer. The only issue you...

    QSIMDO has the answer.

    The only issue you might run into is if either you have impermeable clay soil, or if the area you need to put the dry well in is so wet that water fills it normally.

    If...
  12. As Paul says, the motors need cleaned. They...

    As Paul says, the motors need cleaned.

    They build up a goo composed of old oil and particles from the oilite bearing and/or shaft. That seems to get sticky with the heat of running, and the...
  13. No doubt the "correct" way. I usually fix...

    No doubt the "correct" way.

    I usually fix them fine by clearing the sticky oil out of the plunger tube, generally with solvent. But I am lazy and usually just want the thing fixed now.

    BTW,...
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    The file block and drawer Block was slapped...

    The file block and drawer

    Block was slapped together when I got irritated with having them hidden in the drawer when I wanted to just grab one. (Screwdriver rack ditto). I prefer having the...
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    I have a block in which the files stand up, so no...

    I have a block in which the files stand up, so no worries bout the handles.

    And a drawer. For the drawer, I cut various sized slots in a section of aluminum angle, cutting down through one leg of...
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    In engineering, the 3 place slide rule usually is...

    In engineering, the 3 place slide rule usually is plenty good, snce you do not often know all the numbers to any better accuracy than that. Often not really even to two decimals Calculators give...
  17. If the remaining material is thin, is it possible...

    If the remaining material is thin, is it possible that the diamond loaded resin was attached to some sort of base material, and that it has just gone through until the remaining stuff is not diamond...
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    Must have been a while ago, because it does not...

    Must have been a while ago, because it does not make a lot of sense. Most drives have no internal resistor of that sort, and they shut down on overvoltage before they are damaged. "Losing the...
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    The fancy fuses likely are not. breakers will...

    The fancy fuses likely are not. breakers will open faster than you can think if there is a short. It's a question of what happens with the VFD.... Does it burn, or just pop the breaker? That's...
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    The fuses are typically a fast blow fuse,...

    The fuses are typically a fast blow fuse, intended to pass the "ball of fire" test in UL 508 that checks the currents to ground in fault conditions. The UL test puts a fuse of a certain type in...
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    The demo video I saw did not look that fast, it...

    The demo video I saw did not look that fast, it looked reasonably slow. But in a video the frame rate often makes stuff look really weird, the spindle apparently going backwards, and other things,...
  22. Thread: enco 92010?

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    Dunno... the worst junk I have seen is worn to...

    Dunno... the worst junk I have seen is worn to bits and Bubba-rigged stuff from shops. Fixed only well enough to work for another job that has to be done..... Many (not all) private users keep up...
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    In 1969/1970 when I started E-school, we all used...

    In 1969/1970 when I started E-school, we all used slide rules. I think it was the next year that there was a special deal on Rockwell calculators at school, and I bought one. Basically a 4-banger...
  24. Done long long ago, had no particular effect on...

    Done long long ago, had no particular effect on the stick-slip. Silicone grease is not nearly as "greasy" as other types. BUT, using a rather small syringe fixes the problem instantly. I have...
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    If you satisfy the requirements of the VFD, per...

    If you satisfy the requirements of the VFD, per the manual, then it does not matter much where the circuit protection is. Some ask for a CB, some for fuses. It just depends on what is needed to...
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