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    I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
    Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

    R8 SUX


    Tim

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    I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??

    --Doozer
    DZER

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    • #3
      "but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

      Repoussé

      Definition: •Manipulating a piece of metal to create surface texture by hammering it from the reverse side.
      Last edited by Evan; 06-28-2009, 12:49 PM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Evan
        "but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

        Repoussé

        Definition: •Manipulating a piece of metal to create surface texture by hammering it from the reverse side.
        So where's the connection with milling spindles?

        Tim

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        • #5
          None that I can see it's just Evan showing off again. Alistair the answer is rubbish.
          Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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          • #6
            "but what does the R in R-8 stand for??"

            Rejected by Cinncinatti

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            • #7
              R, as in Removing, As in Hammering....
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Timleech
                I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
                Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

                R8 SUX


                Tim
                They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................

                .
                .

                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • #9
                  R is to remind the thickos what way to tighten the drawbar

                  righty tighty..lefty loosey

                  all the best.markj

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                  • #10
                    Rival, the term used by the rest. 8 as in eats the rest, past tense.

                    Cheers, Bob

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                    • #11
                      "They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................"

                      Now, Now
                      I make a good living with two out the above three...
                      Remember God turns on a Colchester!!! (15 x 50 at that)

                      Got a friend who has a range rover +$800.00 for carrier bearing
                      the bloody thing only had 70,000 km
                      please visit my webpage:
                      http://motorworks88.webs.com/

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                      • #12
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                        Originally Posted by Timleech
                        I passed a Range Rover on the M6 motorway this afternoon, on the back of a Beavertail truck.
                        Sadly I was driving alone so couldn't get a pic, but bearing in mind John's love affair with his Bridgeport the registration plate would be perfect for him.

                        R8 SUX

                        Tim
                        Originally posted by Doozer
                        I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??

                        --Doozer
                        The US and BP seem to be the predominant users of R8 and C5 collets.

                        Relatively few(er) outside the US seem to use R8, but seem to use ER's, so I'd guess that the R8 registration plate in the (in the US) would be: GR-8SUKR

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by aboard_epsilon
                          R is to remind the thickos what way to tighten the drawbar

                          righty tighty..lefty loosey

                          all the best.markj
                          I keep thinking R is to remember to grab the brake not the start switch.

                          Clutch

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Doozer
                            I know the C in 5C stands for Cataract, but what does the R in R-8 stand for??
                            I'm curious about that myself. At the time the original Bridgeport Model-C head was made (1938), vertical milling machines were relatively rare. The original model C head was tiny -- it had a 1/4 HP motor and used B-3 collets, and there was a variant made for Hardinge that used 2VB collets -- these are both little 3" collets. The improved M-Head was up-sized to 1/2 HP, and came in Morse #2 or or Brown and Sharp #7 taper, which max-out at 1/2".

                            I gather when the J-Head came out in the 40's, Bridgeport wanted a bigger gripping range, so they came up with the R8 collet -- a stretch version of the 16-S collet, which holds tool up to 3/4".

                            This is a cut-and-paste of images from Tony's page showing the Morse #2 and Brown & Sharp #7 from the M-Head, compared to the 16-S (what collet was this?), and the R-8 collet:



                            Does anyone know at what point the American NMTB (NT30, NT40...) series collets started to become prevalent? I'm guessing after the War?
                            "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by John Stevenson
                              They say everything comes in 3's Tim, poor bastard has a Range Rover, a Bridgeport and probably a Colchester................

                              .

                              Oi! I resemble that remark!

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