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by hoppercar
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Borning
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: Cylinder Borning

I guess it all boils down to what type of equipment you have available to you.?...in my case, I have always used a horizontal boring mill. ...a large machine, but it makes mince meat out of boring cylinders
by hoppercar
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: 3 jaw chuck

Mine is exactly the same on my south bend lathe. Only one chuck key drive, and the jaws screwinto the scroll plate. I think my.jaws are sprung enough, from clamping near the ends of the jaws so much over the years. I would need tohave pin hole in the jaws like this to be able to clamp on a chucking ...
by hoppercar
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Boring mill
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Boring mill

Looking for an old giddings and lewis no.25 horizontal boring mill, in any condition. I have spare parts for one
by hoppercar
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 1174

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

if your concerned about keys coming loose in the axles....after there fitted to the axles, drill thru the key into the axle and press in a small pin to keep them in place before pushing them into the wheels
by hoppercar
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Crank Pin Alignment
Replies: 22
Views: 1174

Re: Crank Pin Alignment

You are always better off to have wheels keyed to the axles at 90 degrees. ..over time, without keys, any slip in the press fit between wheel and axle will result in a lame engine
by hoppercar
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Quick pull valves
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Quick pull valves

I have two used mercer quick pull injector steam start valves...if anyone wants them, they can have them.....p.m. Me your address, and I'll mail them out
by hoppercar
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 685

Re: 3 jaw chuck

Yeah, thats what im thinking, they need ground....trying to find a way to load the jaws, so I can grind them
by hoppercar
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 3 jaw chuck
Replies: 11
Views: 685

3 jaw chuck

My 3 jaw chuck on my south bend lathe does not run concentric very well. This is a non adjustable three jaw that is threaded directly to the spindle. The jaws screw into the chuck scroll plate, is there any way to regrind these jaws to get them to run true again ?
by hoppercar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: mallet locomotive
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Re: mallet locomotive

Yeah, it was just a dummy....theres nothing running in it
by hoppercar
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Three Phase Generator Question
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: Three Phase Generator Question

Wrong chat group
by hoppercar
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: stack blower
Replies: 1
Views: 549

stack blower

seems, last time I needed to get a new stack blower motor, I got it from McMaster carr???.......does anyone have the catalog number, for a blower from them ?
by hoppercar
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: tire shrinkage
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: tire shrinkage

I'm not planning on pressing mine off of the axles, just turn them down between centers, and shrink the tires on.....so the axle bore won't be a problem