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    Same thing happened to me about a year ago. I...

    Same thing happened to me about a year ago. I did extensive research on the internet and tried several solutions. None worked. Crossed Epson off my list of acceptable vendors. The practice may...
  2. Joe Rogers, How in blazes can you make a puller...

    Joe Rogers, How in blazes can you make a puller for a tapered bearing cup, if the small end of the taper is facing away from you and there's no way to get at the back of the cup? I've seen blind...
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    Ries, Do you know where Aluminum killed steel...

    Ries, Do you know where Aluminum killed steel can be bought in smallish quantities? I haven't been able to find any. A good source would make my life easier. JA
  4. Greenie, Not sure I understand what you mean by...

    Greenie, Not sure I understand what you mean by "bend up a welding rod and into it." Can you explain?
  5. LKeithR, Good to know that the welding method...

    LKeithR, Good to know that the welding method works and that the race just drops out. What I had in mind isn't just heating, but actually running a puddle around the race and letting it freeze. If...
  6. heat shrinking a blind bearing race -- good idea?

    I'm rebuilding a vintage steering idler unit that has a shaft supported by two tapered roller bearings. The cone of one of the bearings shows some pitting, probably due to some moisture getting into...
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    Controlling a VFD with a pressure switch

    Situation: large air compressor with a 3-phase motor run off single-phase power using a VFD. Is it possible to get the pressure switch to turn the VFD on and off? If so, how? (I can't give...
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    Arcane, That's the ticket! Thank you. JA

    Arcane, That's the ticket! Thank you. JA
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    Joel, True, but experience tells me that to...

    Joel,

    True, but experience tells me that to find the original I must first make a replica. So my question stands.

    JA
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    You are right -- the line isn't flared, since it...

    You are right -- the line isn't flared, since it uses a ferrule. I was thinking of another line there is a little problem with.

    CPeter: do you know a source that carries those particular brake...
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    Vacuum fitting adaptor

    Greetings! I'm working on a vintage car that had (when I disassembled it many years ago) an adaptor to mate a vacuum hard line to the intake manifold. After searching too long, I'm going to declare...
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    Almost on topic: Anyone have a source for...

    Almost on topic: Anyone have a source for left-handed insert holders in 12mm and/or 16mm shank sizes? Most sets have few if any holders for left-to-right cutting.
  13. Thread: What the ... !

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    Thanks for all the replies. The real problem, I...

    Thanks for all the replies. The real problem, I think, is that I didn't give enough thought to how different Acetal is from aluminum or steel. I knew that acetal is slippery, but I didn't chuck it...
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    About 4 inches.

    About 4 inches.
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    What the ... !

    Am getting inconsistent results with something that should be dead simple, and don't understand why. I need to make 20 plastic buttons, 1.25" OD, .230" long, turned down to 15/16" over half of its...
  16. Thread: Blasting

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    Mr Fixit: How about this? Take a magnetic...

    Mr Fixit: How about this? Take a magnetic strainer like the one suggested by Weirdscience. Make a stand that fits inside the blast cabinet that has a free turning axle inclined at, say 45 degrees...
  17. Thread: Blasting

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    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try boiling in...

    Thanks for your suggestions. I'll try boiling in degreaser instead of just soaking. Don't know why I didn't think of that.

    I have both a rotary tumbler and a vibratory tumbler and have been...
  18. Thread: Blasting

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    Blasting

    Not a machining question per se, but I thought I would find some good suggestions here. I'm restoring a '60s car, and have hundreds of small parts - nuts, bolts, washers, etc. -- to clean before...
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    And the winner is .... heat! Tried beating on...

    And the winner is .... heat! Tried beating on the plug, first with a small ball peen hammer, then using a blunt tool in an air chisel. Made the plug look like it had a case of the mumps. Still...
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    AK, I'll give your method a try -- nothing to...

    AK, I'll give your method a try -- nothing to loose, and it very well might work. Patience is a virtue.

    I agree that in many respects, Jaguars are junk, but our attachments to machines are not...
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    Willy, Yes, I have a milling machine, and my head...

    Willy, Yes, I have a milling machine, and my head looks exactly like the one in your photo, except yours in nice and clean. The plugs in question are the ones with the orange washers under them. ...
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    SteveF, The answer to your question is, it's...

    SteveF,
    The answer to your question is, it's impossible to know without removing the plugs. There are two press-in core plugs in another location in the head. I drilled those and pried them out. ...
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    Yes, the plugs are available and affordable. ...

    Yes, the plugs are available and affordable. There is a copper washer under the 1 1/4" hex head, so there is no need for sealant in the threads, but that doesn't mean there isn't any. I can use...
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    How To Avoid Machining

    I want to avoid a machining job. Here's the story: I'm refurbishing the aluminum cylinder head of an early '60s Jaguar engine, 3.8L DOHC. The head has three threaded core plugs in the valley...
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    Machining related: Lathe motor rebuild

    The 5hp 3-phase motor on my 1941 14" Hendey yokehead crapped out this week. At first I suspected my home-brewed add-a-phase, but it turned out to be a bad front bearing. The motor is an old cast...
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