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by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS August Meet
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: PVLS August Meet

It is August 10 - 12
by Bill Shields
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PVLS August Meet
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: PVLS August Meet

FWIW:

Waushakum is the weekend of 24-26 August. Generally they do not conflict.
by Bill Shields
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Storing Aluminum LP tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Storing Aluminum LP tanks

then we won't discuss the 40# of black powder that I have on the shelf next to my O/A tanks, acetone and other potentially flammable whatnots.... :D
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport Promill knee replacement help
Replies: 4
Views: 572

Re: Bridgeport Promill knee replacement help

around the knee crank, there is a pattern of 4 bolts. remove these bolts and the cover they hold and out will come the shaft to which the gear (should be) attached. reverse process to install gear. suggest you check the mating gear and replace as needed. block knee with cribbing to hold in place sin...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Have 2 machines I'm looking to get information on
Replies: 5
Views: 596

Re: Have 2 machines I'm looking to get information on

I paid $700 for one of the Bridgeport Series II machines -> 25 years ago. It had a 2" x 4" table with a defunct NC controller but good screws. As mentioned, it is a very large machine and won't fit the average basement shop. I had to put a small platform in front of mine to make it workable The head...
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ww2
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: ww2

Our pastor's father in law has an old screw machine with a very similar story.. running the machine bought his house and put all the kids through college. when you start digging you can find literally millions of mom and pop shops that did exactly as you described to make stuff for the war effort. T...
by Bill Shields
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Hackworth valve gear question
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Hackworth valve gear question

Steve provides a good suggestion with respect to the vertical axle motion.

Strongly suggest that you not set your valve events UNTIL you have a full load on your suspension and / or lock your suspension so that the drivers cannot move vertically..

otherwise you will be re-timing things later on.
by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 56
Views: 6140

Re: Blower

I have one of the grainger blower units described. I am away from home for a week and cannot take a picture right now but will do so this weekend. Theae blowers move plenty of air. Two of them drive tbe coal furnace I use to heat my house. Tim just bought one for out Tom Thumb project and it does ju...
by Bill Shields
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: ww2
Replies: 10
Views: 999

Re: ww2

if you want a good read about all of this: "freedom's forge" by Arthur Herman it is a real eye opener especially for history buffs... there was a time when any manufactured machinery had to be accounted for since everything went into the war effort and steel / iron / aluminum / copper was all accoun...
by Bill Shields
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston Ring Drag
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Piston Ring Drag

it does not have to be temperature differential drag 0.003 / side is very close....given ANY play in the crosshead or head mis-alignment, the pistons can (will) drag.
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: Baking Tanks

seeing where you are headed....understand your concern.....
by Bill Shields
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 850

Re: Baking Tanks

eh....theoretically it is an ok idea -> but in practice...…

you are REALLY GOOD with a torch......