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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-19-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By LKeithR
What, not up for a challenge today? Having...

What, not up for a challenge today?

Having run some fairly high-performance engines I'm always a little bit surprised (or, perhaps, impressed) by how well they do hold together. It's hard to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-19-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I agree. I'm a big fan of doing things to...

Yeah, I agree. I'm a big fan of doing things to protect and improve the environment but my experience with low flush toilets has not been good. I know that--like most of you, I imagine--I don't...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By LKeithR
Like it or not Facebook and a website will do you...

Like it or not Facebook and a website will do you more good than just about any other form of advertising these days. Face to face works good too but as you've pointed out it may not be practical as...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By LKeithR
If you're anal so am I. I've written dates on...

If you're anal so am I. I've written dates on bulbs for years...
Forum: Machining 09-14-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By LKeithR
It depends somewhat on what kind of work you're...

It depends somewhat on what kind of work you're doing. I run both keyed and keyless chucks on my lathe and mill. I've got some good, name brand keyless chucks (Albrecht, for example) and after a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-02-2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, it doesn't matter how good your process is;...

Yeah, it doesn't matter how good your process is; if the guy(s) performing the work doesn't care about the outcome you can still have issues. A guy who cares and puts real effort into a project can...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-01-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By LKeithR
Back in the day we used to build a lot of steel...

Back in the day we used to build a lot of steel columns for commercial buildings. Usually 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 HSS with 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" square plates on the bottom. Anchors for the plates would be...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-31-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,897
Posted By LKeithR
Pretty much exactly how I would do it--I've put...

Pretty much exactly how I would do it--I've put in quite a few columns that way. Make your post and plate short enough that you can have a nut above and below the plate; that way you can jack it...
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,485
Posted By LKeithR
Around here it's been years since any of the...

Around here it's been years since any of the scrap yards would allow people to pick through their stuff--just too many problems for them.

I think that most of us, if we had a project to do, would...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By LKeithR
Dirt Cheap Racing

Just goes to show that you don't need a high-power, high-dollar car to get out and have some fun and put on a good show...

Racing in Finland...
Forum: Fabrication 08-02-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By LKeithR
If you are only going to have one driven wheel...

If you are only going to have one driven wheel per axle then your basic arrangement sounds OK. If you want two driven wheels you're better off to mount them solidly to the axle and have the axle...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-26-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By LKeithR
He probably has insurance but that video is gonna...

He probably has insurance but that video is gonna go a long way toward helping the insurance company prove that he was grossly negligent. If they don't deny the claim outright they'll certainly...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-26-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By LKeithR
A couple of commentators... ...

A couple of commentators...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgdkyLCF38A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWC_KmeOH_o
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-25-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,522
Posted By LKeithR
Pull Over and Fix the Problem? Noooo...

1300 HP car, a sticking throttle and hot brakes and nobody thinks it's time to pull over and figure out what's wrong...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oO226PgSkg
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-24-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By LKeithR
Thanks Ron, I love Youtube for stuff like that;...

Thanks Ron, I love Youtube for stuff like that; not so much some of the other crap that pops up...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-23-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,462
Posted By LKeithR
Holy fuck!!

Holy fuck!!
Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2022, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By LKeithR
No point in tempering case hardened material--not...

No point in tempering case hardened material--not that you're going to get much hardening with mild steel. Tempering is a process used to reduce the hardness/brittleness of a block of steel after...
Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2022, 01:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By LKeithR
You can in fact create a very thin skin of hard...

You can in fact create a very thin skin of hard material on a piece of mild steel by case hardening but it won't stand up to anything more than mild abrasion. If there is any impact involved it will...
Forum: Fabrication 07-15-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By LKeithR
In my experience mild steel doesn't case harden...

In my experience mild steel doesn't case harden well either. The other problem you may have is with the depth of the case hardening itself. The surface of the material may harden somewhat but the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-11-2022, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 937
Posted By LKeithR
I'm surprised the brakes just went soft. I've...

I'm surprised the brakes just went soft. I've seen a couple incidents where the caliper mount bracket broke like that and the rider, probably in a panic, jammed on the brakes. The caliper and pads...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-10-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,518
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, you can get a lot of help............but you...

Yup, you can get a lot of help............but you pay your dues...:devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-09-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,518
Posted By LKeithR
Now you're just bein' mean...:D

Now you're just bein' mean...:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-08-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,518
Posted By LKeithR
Don't waste your time with f**n JB Weld. That...

Don't waste your time with f**n JB Weld. That stuff is a complete joke! Either tig weld or braze the wheel back together--nothing else is going to hold.

You pulled on the rim of the wheel right?...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-06-2022, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By LKeithR
If you've drill almost all the way through (but...

If you've drill almost all the way through (but with no sign of breakout) you can often take a heavy centre punch and give the piece of material a good whack on the back of the hole. Similar to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-04-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,482
Posted By LKeithR
I doubt you'll ever be able to get 1:50 or higher...

I doubt you'll ever be able to get 1:50 or higher reduction with a planetary gear set, they're just not designed for that kind of reduction. At best you would need a custom planetary of some sort. ...
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