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by Dave.Thomas
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Experts
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Experts

Villiers Service in the Black Country do a good reline service, with a quick turnaround

https://villiersservices.co.uk/
by Dave.Thomas
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: Experts
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Experts

Unfortunately Thatcher decided in the 80s that we’d be better off without manufacturing and engineering, and that relying on ‘the City’ would be better. It’s ok if you’ve been brought up in an engineering family, but all those proper ‘suds oil based’ apprenticeships also taught people the relevant s...
by Dave.Thomas
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Silver solder types
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Silver solder types

I won’t be working on anything too taxing, mostly seem to use it making tools and little repairs/bodges. I’ll leave stuff like school bus steering columns and jet plane landing gear to those with the appropriate skill set . Typically in-depth answer Charles, thanks to you and the others for enlighte...
by Dave.Thomas
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Silver solder types
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Silver solder types

Thanks Johnny. I’ve used it for years but used to get it from where I worked and can’t remember the spec. I seemed to have a bottomless supply but it’s finally running out and I want to make sure there’s some there when next required !
by Dave.Thomas
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Silver solder types
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Silver solder types

Thanks guys, Easy Flo is still around, spec says 550-800 deg so I’ll see what that tallies with. There’s solder of varying silver percentages, is the percentage temp related or just quality ?
by Dave.Thomas
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Silver solder types
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Silver solder types

Hi chaps,
What sort of silver solder rods should I buy for general repairs ? If there is such a thing.. my seemingly endless supply is running out and I don’t have any details on its spec, % etc. I use Easy-flo flux with it if that helps
Cheers
by Dave.Thomas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Inspection lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Inspection lamp

Thanks Paul. I decided last night to have a go, as my wife and young son were watching ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, and I was in danger of scratching my own eyes out ! I made something similar, brass covered in Nylon, although mine only needed about 9mm, from the Positive tang that comes off the switch ,...
by Dave.Thomas
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Inspection lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Inspection lamp

Thanks Paul, I’m guessing it’s Ike the widget in the tail light, with an insulated central piece, but a pic would be great when you get time. No rush, it’s on the ramp for a few weeks

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