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    Whether it is legal or not would be a moot point...

    Whether it is legal or not would be a moot point for me. I have fired many legally registered open bolt guns over the years. What you propose is a lot of work for a gun that will be very difficult...
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    Yeah, according the documentaries I've read and...

    Yeah, according the documentaries I've read and seen, the pilots of the Komet had to wear rubberized suits while flying in case the fuel lines got shot up or sprung a leak. The HP would melt their...
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    They make money off of advertising and if they...

    They make money off of advertising and if they keep people watching, they can charge more.
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    While the thought is indeed nice, the reality is...

    While the thought is indeed nice, the reality is there will probably be severe shortage of fuel for them in the short term at least.

    I saw this first hand in the aftermath of Katrina. My town was...
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    Nice to see the new eyes are getting along as...

    Nice to see the new eyes are getting along as planned. Don't over do it.
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    I have noticed an improvement in some of their...

    I have noticed an improvement in some of their hand tools. Specifically, I have bought some of the Bremen (sp?) Vice Grip type pliers. They are for all intents Vice Grips without the name stamped...
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    Yes, I found that video side splitting good! ...

    Yes, I found that video side splitting good! Bravo!
  8. Kind of surprised that it uses a thermo switch. ...

    Kind of surprised that it uses a thermo switch. Most late model EFI cars have the fan controlled by the computer. The resistor is common on single fans. Dual fan GM cars typically use a...
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    I hope the surgery goes well.

    I hope the surgery goes well.
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    My dad grew up in a West Virginia coal mining...

    My dad grew up in a West Virginia coal mining family. According to him, the company store thing was a lot worse than most folks know. Much of the miners pay would be in company scrip which was only...
  11. Thread: Blasting

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    A couple of things come to mind. A trick used to...

    A couple of things come to mind. A trick used to paint bolt heads is to punch holes in a piece of cardboard and stick the bolts through so that the heads are exposed. This might work for blasting...
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    You're welcome. I've been reading along on these...

    You're welcome. I've been reading along on these builds of yours for some time now with very little to add other than a rare comment or two. Glad I could help.

    I have to admit that I'm...
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    I found this site, but haven't bought anything...

    I found this site, but haven't bought anything from them. They do list 1" rings on that page.

    http://www.ringspacers.com/rangcast.htm

    Another possible source would be a shop that rebuilds air...
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    I'm liking the build, but I hate to hear you sold...

    I'm liking the build, but I hate to hear you sold your canary yellow hot rod! I hope I don't have to get rid of my cars for several years yet.
  15. The old DCM is now the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship...

    The old DCM is now the CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program). Even they are selling "parts" rifles in some cases. Their top of the line rifle has new CMP stock and barrel. I do think that they still...
  16. Most M1's (but not all) on the market have been...

    Most M1's (but not all) on the market have been arsenal rebuilt at least once. Finding an original WW2 M1 that has not been upgraded at an arsenal will be difficult and expensive.

    If a weapon...
  17. Another fine build, Brian. That one is running...

    Another fine build, Brian. That one is running great. Congrats!
  18. I was rushed to get that last post up before I...

    I was rushed to get that last post up before I went to work and got to thinking that maybe I should clarify it a little better.

    The adjustment I found on the mower engine wasn't actually on the...
  19. I was told something about this several years ago...

    I was told something about this several years ago by a local small engine service guy that he had taken a tour through a riding mower factory. He said that the mowers could be optioned with several...
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    I listen sometimes and other times I don't. ...

    I listen sometimes and other times I don't. Depends on my mood. I have a set of Bluetooth speakers that my wife gave me and my music is on my phone. Works great, since my music tastes are pretty...
  21. Brian, I hate to comment too much on things I...

    Brian, I hate to comment too much on things I have no experience in (building model engines), but could you redesign the check valve to use a Buna-N o-ring for the ball seat? McMaster lists some...
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    The froe that I'm familiar with is used to split...

    The froe that I'm familiar with is used to split wood into flat planks. They were commonly used to split wooden shingles. My first wife's uncle made oak baskets and used one to split the strips to...
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    Propane is definitely the way to go. I live in a...

    Propane is definitely the way to go. I live in a hurricane prone area and have lived through several. Fuel availability is a major stumbling block for generators. Stations may have fuel in the...
  24. I bought an HTP Invertig 225 last year from these...

    I bought an HTP Invertig 225 last year from these people.

    http://www.usaweld.com

    I can't comment on their MIG's, but their TIG machines are made in Europe. I have been very satisfied with my...
  25. In case anyone is interested, I did a little...

    In case anyone is interested, I did a little searching and came up with some more info on the V8 MC. Here's a link:
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