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    I used to have trouble getting accurate locations...

    I used to have trouble getting accurate locations on drilled holes. In those days I used a good ruler, scribe, prick punch, center punch then the pilot drill. The holes were close but often not right...
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    Here is an idea for you. Why don't you build a...

    Here is an idea for you. Why don't you build a little water pump to be driven from your engine. It would be a bit of a challenge to build a nice tight pump that was able to build up some pressure....
  3. Shortly after I bought my Craftes mill I...

    Shortly after I bought my Craftes mill I installed a 3 axis DRO Pros on it. The mill came with a cheap DRO on the quill that didn't work very well and you had to keep feeding batteries to.
    It was a...
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    Sounds good Brian, are you going to give it whirl?

    Sounds good Brian, are you going to give it whirl?
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    This is a little off this subject but related to...

    This is a little off this subject but related to Whangarei. When I was there I was helping a friend with a rear seal problem on a small Perkins diesel marine engine. It had a two piece aluminum...
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    Norman this brings back a lot of good memories. I...

    Norman this brings back a lot of good memories. I cruised from Canada to new Zealand a lot of years ago in a steel yacht that I had built myself. I agree with most things said above. I would say the...
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    To add to the list of battery terminal coatings....

    To add to the list of battery terminal coatings. I have had very good success with spray on Fluid Film. Just put it all together clean and dry, then spray the terminals. I believe it keeps the air...
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    Here is a trick you can put away in your bag when...

    Here is a trick you can put away in your bag when you don't have a ring compressor for a small bore engine. Get a hose clamp that fits the size you need. Take a pair of side cutters and carefully...
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    With all your lapping you are going to have a...

    With all your lapping you are going to have a nice close fit on your rings and piston. Nice work Brian.
  10. Thanks for all the comments guys. Like Robg I...

    Thanks for all the comments guys. Like Robg I have installed a countless number of rings on much larger engines where you had to have an expander because the rings where so strong you would probably...
  11. Has anyone made a small bore piston ring expander?

    Has anyone made a piston ring expander for rings in a small bore engine around 1.125" diameter. I imagine it would be very easy to break a ring trying to expand it enough to get over the piston on...
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    Keep in mind that Record is another one of those...

    Keep in mind that Record is another one of those companies that has been bought out and I believe they are now made in China. The original Record vises came from Britain.
    So a newer vise may have...
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    You might try biscotoolsupply.com in Florida....

    You might try biscotoolsupply.com in Florida. They say they specialize in hard to find tools and can ship quickly
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    Good morning Brian. Glad everything went well...

    Good morning Brian. Glad everything went well with the surgery. I have known a few people that have had that done including my wife. They all comment on how much brighter and clearer things look...
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    If you could get hold of one of those sight...

    If you could get hold of one of those sight gauges used in some lathe head stocks to monitor oil level and mount it so the desired oil level is half way up the gauge it would be good.
    This would...
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    Brian, have you considered putting a dipper on...

    Brian, have you considered putting a dipper on the bottom of the con rod cap? The old engines that I remember had these dippers to pick up oil and force it through a small hole up into the con rod...
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    Happy Birthday Brian. I am a couple of years up...

    Happy Birthday Brian. I am a couple of years up on you and still doing pretty good. No real complaints. As I usually say there is no use in complaining because nobody listens anyway.
    It must be the...
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    I can buy a whole garbage bag full of rag...

    I can buy a whole garbage bag full of rag material from out local thrift shop for $5. At least I think that was the price the last time I bought some. They are mostly T shirts. I cut them up with a...
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    This is just my opinion. The cross slide screw is...

    This is just my opinion. The cross slide screw is probably the most heavily loaded, thus the grease. The cross slide nut it usually pretty well protected so not much chance of metal chips getting in...
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    Bisco Tool Supply in Florida specializes in hard...

    Bisco Tool Supply in Florida specializes in hard to get tooling and I believe they ship world wide.
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    Something I do that may be of help to you is. I...

    Something I do that may be of help to you is. I take a piece of cold roll steel and counterbore & thread one end larger than the head of the small screw I want to machine. Then I turn it around and...
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    + another 1 for DROPros. I installed it on my...

    + another 1 for DROPros. I installed it on my mill. Absolutely no problems. Good on the phone support when I was trying to use the smooth curve function. He admitted that not a lot of people try to...
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    Nice job. Is the pump made from castings?

    Nice job. Is the pump made from castings?
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    On my chart they call for 603 for cylindrical...

    On my chart they call for 603 for cylindrical securing up to 300F, high strength, up to .005" clearance, listed for press fits. I always thought a press fit would hold itself. It must be a very fine...
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    You really can't just go by the color any more....

    You really can't just go by the color any more. You need to use the correct number of Loctite for the application. I have a Product selector guide the lists five different categories and there are a...
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