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by Bob.Murphy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Lathes

A few more pics of Ronnie's Glory Hole: A very substantial Milling Machine (I don't know the make) and a Post Drill: DSCN8990.jpg And another one: DSCN8991.jpg A pipe bender - in front of a sheet metal shear if my memory is correct. DSCN8989.jpg A CNC Lathe (don't know the make) - with kettle: DSCN9...
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Lathes

A friend-of-a-friend (Donald) has a small Garage business in Leith (North Edinburgh). He bought the premises 30 years ago at the same time as an Engineer (Ronnie) bought the place next door. These are 17th century buildings, one being initially a Cooperidge and the other a coach house for the Mayor ...
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Lathes

Mick D wrote: I've spent around the cost of the lathe on additional tooling. Mick


:lol: :lol: There are times when I think I should just have my pension paid directly to 'Chronos' :roll: .

( https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/ ).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Lathes
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Lathes

Charles, It all depends on what you want to do with the lathe. A small lathe, such as you describe, will be very useful for small jobs - spacers, bushes and so on. One with a vertical drill attached will be even more useful as a small mill. The problem is . . You will soon reach its limits and wish ...
by Bob.Murphy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: QD hub dismanteling
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: QD hub dismanteling

Lots of pictures . . please 8-) .

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Main Chat Forum
Topic: Really Jim..
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Really Jim..

Ships bridges used to have spinning disks instead of windscreen wipers.

I think they were called the "Kent Clearview" - they seemed to work well.

Of course - they were working in a fixed plane ;) .

I remember those Jim Redman devices back in the day (but didn't buy one).

Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: 1955 NH gearbox oil change
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: 1955 NH gearbox oil change

This looks like the start of a 'Molyslip' thread . . . Third gear on my '53 square used to howl, in fact when overtaking with a handful of throttle it sounded like a Stuka in a dive :shock: . I used to get funny looks from motorists. I took the box to a local 'Bike Guru' (Cliff Baker I think his nam...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Four stroke
Topic: Sq4 MKI timing case breather
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Sq4 MKI timing case breather

Could it be the same as the one from my '58 'VH' ?? DSCN9014.JPG DSCN9015.JPG The hole in the Banjo Union = 0.524 inches. Banjo Union Head Diameter = 1.002 inches. Copper Pipe diameter = 0.300 inches (or thereabouts - its a bit distorted after all this time). Banjo Bolt Across the flats = 0.711 inch...
by Bob.Murphy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Ariel Talk
Topic: An interesting front brake at the 2019 Annual Rally
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: An interesting front brake at the 2019 Annual Rally

Lew Wallwork modified a few brakes like that (I don't recognise the bikes in your pictures). I think he used 'Mini' parts.

Someone will have more details.

Here are a couple I took at the LDR in Patterdale in 2014:

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Bob.
by Bob.Murphy
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Member's Bikes
Topic: My 4G Restoration Blog
Replies: 123
Views: 15949

Re: My 4G Restoration Blog

[quote="paul.wirdnam"] I always take photos of all the bits going off to painters and platers to ensure I get the same number of bits back :shock: [quote] I do the same; but I also edit the pictures to give each item a number and a description and then give them the prints and a separate l...

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