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by armscor 1
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lamp Stand.
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Lamp Stand.

My quality built DTI flexible extension, totally impractical for it's intended use has found a new home.
by armscor 1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Abought 15000 miles ago.New filter, trans oil and new pan gasket.
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: Recalcitrant Plug

Hi Glenn, Working 40 years in the oil industry have never seen a 9/32" square socket for removing the plugs, we must have used pipe wrenches or crescents, unfortunately could not do this with restricted access. Checked online and Amazon has them for less than 5 dollars!!! Learn something everyday. N...
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Recalcitrant Plug
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Recalcitrant Plug

My trusty Ford Lynx 4F27E Auto Trans is playing up, hesitant to go into Drive when cold, so first step diagnosing fault is to do a Line Pressure check. I tried removing the 1/8" NPT plug, awkward position so I could fit pressure gauge but could not remove. The plug is a square drive, 7mm across flat...
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to broach a square hole...
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Need to broach a square hole...

Drill the 3/4" hole and grind a lead on a piece of 3/4" HSS and press the tool through the hole, recently did a 3/8" mm square hole and came out perfectly.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 1122

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Hi Harold, possible to swap out the pressure switch, many online with NO NC contacts, easier option I think.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Correct Usage.

I run backwards, from Australia, also heard the rifling in gun barrels must be opposite twist.
My lathe has a D1, 3 spindle nose so no fear of coming loose, will use it upright on opposite side of bore, plenty of travel.
Thanks Guys.
by armscor 1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Correct Usage.

Acquired this left hand boring bar.
Do I use it upside down with Lathe in reverse or correct way up on the far side of bore with Lathe in reverse?
Never used one and are there any advantages?
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!

Very happy with my cheap Chinese VFD's, 2 on my Lathes, 1 on my DP, 1 on my mill and 1 on my compressor, glad to get rid of the power sucking noisy single phase motors.
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Parting made easy

I have seen a Lathe destroyed while parting, the operator did not catch the parted off piece and unluckily fell between the chuck jaw and bed, ripped the headstock retaining bolts out of the bed!
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Absolute Butchery.
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Absolute Butchery.

The plug is well made, machined one side and recessed to but up against the outer bearing race and the other side is ground, very nice, then you get someone who does this, pay peanuts you get Monkeys.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Absolute Butchery.
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Absolute Butchery.

My Lathe headstock leaking oil from countershaft bearing retainer which is scotch keyed in the front of headstock.
Pulled it out and found the "installer" had over drilled and drilled through the "O" ring, clever stuff!
I really miss my Austrian and British made Lathes.