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by spro
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 2620

Re: The Packard V 8

Anyone can say "boat anchors" but there is a reason to say that. There is knowledge behind saying it. Must be old knowledge and peeling away layers of time. Time and further knowledge outclassed that engine but It is our history. We should still know about these engines and those who have dealt with...
by spro
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: What is it???

Hold on. That box cannot be oak for it would destroy those gages.
by spro
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: What is it???

Sorry, Ed. Talking alongside. We will find out.
by spro
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 692

Re: What is it???

I'm liking it because. I don't know why the oak box unless it is Sikorsky or earlier helicopter special tools. Note the other pin head. I'm liking this to pieces.
by spro
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 2620

Re: The Packard V 8

Cool engine but that is over for now. Well it isn't and we like engineering with style combinations. We are who we are. Pack a freakin punch.
by spro
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 2620

Re: The Packard V 8

There is so much history about the Studebaker Company that I can only err by recall. They actually made many the covered wagons back in the day of actual "horse" power. You can see restored examples in smaller museums around the Country. Some were named "Land Cruisers" and really large. On the plaqu...
by spro
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: The Packard V 8
Replies: 37
Views: 2620

Re: The Packard V 8

Thanks John for reminding me that I'm not alone in remembering these cars. I liked the style and not too much fin. It was based on the Raymond Lowery design of 1953 but the chassis had to be heavier for those engines. There were two styles of the Hawks, iirc. The more common one had central snout ty...
by spro
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Hard Turning cutting a bearing race
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Hard Turning cutting a bearing race

Dang ! Anyone can say nice work and fleet past to another discussion. I will be looking at your pix for days. I would need to read exactly and learn from it.
by spro
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: bandwidth
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: bandwidth

Well, half a rant is like half nuts which moved the information carriage only so far. No major crash. My cp is cabled into my router and it is Win 7. I read that MS quit supporting Win 7 a while back. There is certainly a lot of updating, if that is what it is, going on. I didn't mean to take so muc...
by spro
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: bandwidth
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: bandwidth

I know a few things and idle "bandwidth" is not idle. It is seeing or feeling your hard drives and fans coming on and off when merely composing. These are not updates, these are "mining" or using our equipment towards another purpose.
by spro
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New column for old drill press
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: New column for old drill press

I have an old Walker Turner DP which was originally a bench model. The previous owner had access to a large lathe at some point and made a coupling mating two "tubes" together, making it a floor model. You're right, this stuff gets heavy. In normal use the table isn't too heavy to adjust by hand but...
by spro
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: dial restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: dial restoration

Our eyeballs change over time. When I was younger I had super vision "close up" I actually fixed watches with steady fingers. I was "near sighted" and distance was fuzzy. It turns that my later glasses are too strong for clear distance. Some from the 1970's are more appropriate for distance but now ...