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by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Aug 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Editing and Deleting messages
Replies: 15
Views: 135

Re: Editing and Deleting messages

Effective today, you may edit and delete your own posts indefinitely. It used to have a 4 hour time limit. Use the features as needed and with some awareness that deleting a post may make a thread somewhat difficult to follow. For sale items may be edited or deleted when sold. Marty Thanks for doin...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: off topic
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: off topic

My brother was First Officer of a DC-10 that had to abort takeoff from Dallas/Fort Worth, in 1988... I recall that one. The slat warning was a false alarm—slats on both wings were found to be symmetrically extended. Had they not rejected the takeoff and overshot the runway everything would have bee...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: off topic
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: off topic

After the O'Hare crash, I avoided DC-10's as much as possible. I much preferred the Lockheed L-1011. I avoided them before that and in fact, only rode once on a DC-10 when it was unavoidable. Given a choice, I would take a narrow-body aircraft before a wide-body, as all of the models that were in w...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: off topic
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: off topic

The discussion of the M D (Delta Milwaukee) in General Discussion reminds me of the MD-80 (McDonnel Douglas) aircraft which used a similar screw in the tail surface control surfaces. At least one nut failed the same way and planted a plane load of passengers off of the CA cost about 30 years ago. I...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delta Milwaukee Toolmaker Grinder owners
Replies: 12
Views: 785

Re: Delta Milwaukee Toolmaker Grinder owners

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:55 pm
So, I just saved a bundle! I managed the repairs as simply as possible...Now starting the reassembly; not bad for maybe three hours effort.
Sure beats parting company with 600 smackers!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need help identifying what I believe to be a DE Whiton chuck
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: I need help identifying what I believe to be a DE Whiton chuck

John Evans wrote:
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:06 pm
Age does NOT improve 3 jaw chucks ! And that one looks pretty well used so the best use is probably on the welding turn table.
...and you won't feel guilty about putting it to use in that way. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration
Replies: 78
Views: 25122

Re: Great Northern GE 44 ton Center Cab Electric restoration

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:48 pm
Lots of work in the “basement” and “floors”. Not much to show for it, pictorially...
Hmm...I see eight photos in your post. The most I've been able to attach in my posts is six. :?: :?: :?:
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please post your thoughts
Replies: 16
Views: 2516

Re: Please post your thoughts

Is there a place on this forum for files. Would be a logical place for shop charts and reference material to exist. At 6502.org, we have an extensive library of documents concerning the 6502 family of microprocessors, everything from data sheets to applications manuals. Chaski should have similar l...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 78
Views: 11621

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

Regarding some of the commentary from early on in the thread about the 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/32" brass angle, I found myself in a similar situation this past week...So, yesterday, I embarked on turning some 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/16" brass angle...into the 1/32" variety and had great success after a bit of fidd...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: 1959 Cushman Super Eagle followed me home.
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: 1959 Cushman Super Eagle followed me home.

Great looking thing, I've never seen one of those before. There was a big craze for them in the late 1950s to early 1960s. No rear suspension? Nope, and that was not unusual. So-called hard-tail Harleys had no rear suspension as well. It was up to the big springs supporting the seat—and the rider's...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: 1959 Cushman Super Eagle followed me home.
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: 1959 Cushman Super Eagle followed me home.

The Cushmans are not complicated machines, which is what made them so appealing when they were in production. I would have been a freshman in high school when your scooter was built. Around that time, it seemed everybody and his monkey was riding one. :D I saw one several years ago in which the orig...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 78
Views: 11621

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

NP317 wrote:
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:16 pm
Often when I read your title "Economy Box 'n Reef", my mind sees:
Economy Boxers & Briefs !

Just saying'.
...or, maybe low-cost reefers—and not the kind that have ice bunkers and wheels. :D