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by warmstrong1955
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Nice lookin' little gear pump! If you have never taken a brand new one apart, first time you do, you will think that it's already destroyed. Typically, when they pressure them up after assembly, the gears will wear into the housing. AS it turns out, talking to the Commercial Shearing guys back when,...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Neither do 3 in 1's, but I have machined 1" to 3" diameter 1045/1050 IHCP cylinder stems on a Smithy 1340. Step down for the piston, big radii, and threads, and all. Can't take big deep cuts as a 'real' lathe, but it's very well and easily doable. And, I would much rather machine 1045 IH, or 4140 Q&...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Don't let "hardened steel" scare you.
Look at the numbers.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

hobgobbln wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:57 am
I think it will take me a while to get to fine vehicle dining. :D
LOL!
I hope you post some pics, or better yet, vids, when you get it pokin' at things!

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

You might check online for robot parts & supply companies. Thy might have some small diameter chrome rods. Used to get stuff like that from Small Parts Inc. They were absorbed by the Amazonians.... A friend of mine, years ago, helped his brother design the hydraulics, including the cylinders, on a r...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 272

Re: TGP for hydraulics

If you have a hydraulic rebuilder around, you might give them a call for the real thing, or where to get it. I have never used any smaller than 1/2”. Most cylinder rods are 1045/1050 IHCP. Most is case hardened, some is thru hardened. That said, chrome is not required, but a good finish is. The smoo...
by warmstrong1955
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Hollyweird doesn't get much of any detail right. I think they are incapable of research, and either they pick a poor crop of experts, or they ignore the experts they hire. If you see any movie or show, and see how they depict mining, and you were a miner, you would REALLY know what I mean. It's path...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: O-Rings as piston rings
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: O-Rings as piston rings

Oh sure.....keep us in suspense....

;)
:)
Other Bill
by warmstrong1955
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: O-Rings as piston rings
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: O-Rings as piston rings

No doubt, that if you go outside of the recommended fit, you will have leakage problems. And to Harold’s point, I agree. If you try to get an o-ring to the same friction ‘feel’ as a cast iron ring, it will probably be out of tolerence, and too loose of a fit. I’d like to know how it turns out too! O...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Eye protection for silver soldering?
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Eye protection for silver soldering?

According to the OSHA boys, you should use a shade 2. We used to stock safety glasses that were shade 2, and 3. The eyes of MSHA were upon us....but when we soldered with a torch, we usually wore regular safety glasses. (don't tell anyone.....) Shade 3 is recommended for brazing. Oxy-acetylene cutti...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Sand or Concrete for Tractor Ballast Box?

Sand, depending on the flavor, and if it's dry or wet, is 2,700 to 3,100 lbs per cu/yd. We generally used 3,000 lbs per cu/yd to design to. Concrete, depending on the gravel content & mix, is 3,700 to 4,100 lbs per cu/yd. We generally used 4,000 lbs per cu/yd to design to. Seems to me, sand makes mo...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: O-Rings as piston rings
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: O-Rings as piston rings

GlennW wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:36 am
I'm not used to that. :)
No no.....Steve Graham is not used to that!
;)