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  1. My friend Dennis has a HLVH clone. I have never...

    My friend Dennis has a HLVH clone. I have never ran the real one but this one is sweet, he likes it. He has some at his shop, so knows how the real thing works. I have a few hours on the clone, and...
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    Make sure the gearbox vent is open

    Make sure the gearbox vent is open
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    I'm wondering what is the size of the lathe, and...

    I'm wondering what is the size of the lathe, and horsepower? I have some inserts that look very similar. I'll have to dig them out, and look them over.
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    Sticky: Yup. A nice hunk of iron. What kind of lathe is...

    Yup. A nice hunk of iron. What kind of lathe is this?
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    Oh ya. Back in the dark ages I overhauled a D.D....

    Oh ya. Back in the dark ages I overhauled a D.D. 4-53T. Also known as a green grenade. It was in a GMC 6500, if I remember. Cooling system marginal, and if it was a little low on coolant, or a hot...
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    Looking good, Dan!

    Looking good, Dan!
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    Now, there's an idea! got any surplus AP's in...

    Now, there's an idea! got any surplus AP's in inventory?
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    Well, the usual method is to purge the tank, then...

    Well, the usual method is to purge the tank, then fill with inert gas. Local guys use exhaust gas, tank hooked to the tailpipe of their truck. It's how fuel tanks are repaired. Both gas and diesel....
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    [QUOTE=DennisCA;1246557]I've cleaned up the parts...

    [QUOTE=DennisCA;1246557]I've cleaned up the parts and then I did a dry assembly to test the play, as per the instructions I have read.

    I mounted the spindle back in the vertical head and sat it...
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    I respect the guys here who have worked in the...

    I respect the guys here who have worked in the trade, and I appreciate their input and knowledge. Your contributions to those of us that are hobby machinists and model makers is highly valued, at...
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    Brian has it, Clean everything twice with laquer...

    Brian has it, Clean everything twice with laquer thinner, dry it with lint free towels, or compressed air. cover it so no dust or shop dirt can enter. use whatever lube is recommended, from a new...
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    I just looked at my copy, it is Jan/Feb 2015. The...

    I just looked at my copy, it is Jan/Feb 2015. The article shows a holder for 130 degree spades. I don't know if flat bottom spades work with the same holder or not.
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    If you subscribe to the Magazine, there was an...

    If you subscribe to the Magazine, there was an article about making the holder for whatever style the author had. Prolly a couple years ago now.
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    Comfort Tools, not really OT

    Okay, Here is my idea of comfort tools, and why.

    1. An elderly Starrett 0-1" mic. Got it from a elderly stranger, nicest guy you'll ever meet. Told my daughter to put it in my pocket when she...
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    Back in the middle 70's I worked in an automotive...

    Back in the middle 70's I worked in an automotive machine shop that also did drivelines. The guy that did them would peen the weld sometimes to reduce the runout of a weld yoke to tube connection....
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    [QUOTE=jdedmon91;1244805]Spending the kids...

    [QUOTE=jdedmon91;1244805]Spending the kids inheritance. Went by Metal Supermarket and raided the scrap bin. Then ran over to a local pawn shop and picked up this sweet set of B&S micrometers

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    Joe, I'm really interested to know how you...

    Joe, I'm really interested to know how you machine/lap/grind/whatever, the end(s) to make square. I have some from a 3306 Cat engine hiding somewhere in my collection of "goodies" I checked them...
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    I make nuts and bolts for my models out of 12L14...

    I make nuts and bolts for my models out of 12L14 hex stock. Machines nicely and I've never had a failure. Admittedly not the strongest choice.

    Should work fine for lug nuts, looks like there's...
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    Nice buss bar, what did you use for the insulator?

    Nice buss bar, what did you use for the insulator?
  20. It kinda looks like you could change the seal...

    It kinda looks like you could change the seal without taking the nut off. The wiper on top should pry out, and the seal below the nut with an ice pick or similar.
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    Shooting Star. Made in Canada, Eh,??!! Had one on...

    Shooting Star. Made in Canada, Eh,??!! Had one on my mill-drill. It was accurate enough for that. Sold it along with the machine after I got a Bridgeport. Was inexpensive at the time, the really...
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    Hey, Doozer! Didn't know you had a Youtube...

    Hey, Doozer! Didn't know you had a Youtube channel. I have a minisplit in my shop. I agree, life is short, more comfort equals more shop time.
    To the others: Seal up your shop, get some insulation,...
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    That's why it's called fishing. Not catching.

    That's why it's called fishing. Not catching.
  24. Yup. Me too!

    Yup. Me too!
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    Okay, I have hesitated so far, BUT: I like my...

    Okay, I have hesitated so far, BUT: I like my backplates to fit closely. The practice in making a very close fit is valueable to me. I've made a few over the years from the continueos (sp?) cast iron...
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