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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Norm W
Baking soda will speed up the setting time. It...

Baking soda will speed up the setting time. It can also be used to build up where pieces are missing. Just dust it on or fill the holes with the powder.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-25-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,720
Posted By Norm W
Nobody thought to turn off the engine? He didn't...

Nobody thought to turn off the engine? He didn't have a clutch to step on, so why didn't he put it in neutral? With any rear wheel drive car in high idle, (cold engine) on a slippery road, when...
Forum: Machining 06-21-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,675
Posted By Norm W
I was running a (IIRC) Landis hydraulic grinder,...

I was running a (IIRC) Landis hydraulic grinder, about 60 years ago. The mag vice was a big DC powered vice, with the power supply on the wall next to the machine. The wheel was about 1.5x12. The...
Forum: Machining 06-19-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,675
Posted By Norm W
If nothing else the floor of that building will...

If nothing else the floor of that building will not blow away in a storm. :rolleyes:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-05-2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,663
Posted By Norm W
Massey used a swing a rotary "Cylinder" in that...

Massey used a swing a rotary "Cylinder" in that time frame. They didn't work all that well and parts in this area were scarce. After looking up the machine you are looking at, they used cylinders...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-04-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,663
Posted By Norm W
As long as the wind stays in the tires, keep...

As long as the wind stays in the tires, keep using them. The tires will cost as much, if not more, as the machine. Does the swing on the hoe use two cylinders or is it built into the pivot? If it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-24-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
You have a backhoe and a loader to use. What is...

You have a backhoe and a loader to use. What is keeping you from digging the D8 out? If the D8 will start and you dig down next to the tracks, blade and draw bar, between the D8 and the loader...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-24-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Frick made saw mills, steam engines and other...

Frick made saw mills, steam engines and other equipment for farming etc.
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-17-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Up in my area the concrete piers would have to go...

Up in my area the concrete piers would have to go below the frost line (4'). In your area I doubt you would have to go down much below a foot for stability. Your tie in bolts should be long enough...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-16-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
The last Diesel running on earth will probably be...

The last Diesel running on earth will probably be a "Driptroit". I have never seen an engine, with more things busted or broken, that has still kept working. Low battery? Penny start them on two...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-15-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Here's the link...

Here's the link https://truckmanualshub.com/detriot-desiel-engines-pdf-service-repair-manuals/ (https://truckmanualshub.com/detriot-desiel-engines-pdf-service-repair-manuals/)

There is a list of...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-15-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Those are the air box drains. Any oil that gets...

Those are the air box drains. Any oil that gets past the seals in the blower will drain out those pipes. If you don't feel air coming out of those pipes, take them off and clean them out. I tried...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-13-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Pull the valve cover and make sure that the rack...

Pull the valve cover and make sure that the rack and injector control rods are free to move. The last thing you want is to have the rack stuck on "Full Fuel". :eek: Make sure that oil is full,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-07-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
If you are going to set up the mill, the...

If you are going to set up the mill, the foundation should be frost prof and adjustable. That means every time there is a wide temperature swing, such as winter to summer, all alignments must be...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-24-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,675
Posted By Norm W
I've used "CAD", Cardboard Aided Design and Amish...

I've used "CAD", Cardboard Aided Design and Amish Cad, pencil and paper. Where I usually have to work, I doubt a computer would survive. Even if I could find a red current bush to plug it into. :D
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-09-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1,722
Views: 247,225
Posted By Norm W
Some light reading for you. I've set up mills...

Some light reading for you. I've set up mills powered with steam, Cat and Driptroit power. It really doesn't matter as long as the governor and operator are on the ball.
Forum: Machining 11-19-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,171
Posted By Norm W
You could do it quick and dirty. I needed a worm...

You could do it quick and dirty. I needed a worm gear to replace a worn out delrin gear. I single pointed it using the worn gear to index the new one.
Forum: Machining 11-08-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,675
Posted By Norm W
You could sharpen all the milling cutters that...

You could sharpen all the milling cutters that you bought. :D
Forum: Machining 11-02-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By Norm W
The set-up men on Brown and Sharp automatics had...

The set-up men on Brown and Sharp automatics had a "Set" of hammers. All the tooling was held by clamps. To adjust them .002 took a smaller hammer than a .010 adjustment. :eek: That and having...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-24-2021, 11:07 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,627
Posted By Norm W
What are you using to seal the concrete? Or are...

What are you using to seal the concrete? Or are you going to put something over the floor?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,171
Posted By Norm W
The tows on the Erie canal system used an...

The tows on the Erie canal system used an outboard unit to move the lead barge through the lock. The barges were to long to go through as a full tow. The unit sat on the deck with the out drive in...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,521
Posted By Norm W
Welcome to the zoo. I'm sure somebody with the...

Welcome to the zoo. I'm sure somebody with the information you need will be along shortly.
Forum: Welding 08-17-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,021
Posted By Norm W
I put a set of readers inside my regular glasses,...

I put a set of readers inside my regular glasses, 1.25 covers arms length, 1.5 covers 12", 2.25 covers splinter removal. I can change working distance for about $5 at the $ Store. It is getting to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,861
Posted By Norm W
It's a steam Lombard tractor. Slow and powerful.

It's a steam Lombard tractor. Slow and powerful.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,519
Posted By Norm W
Your "Wotzit" looks like a trim bender for...

Your "Wotzit" looks like a trim bender for counter tops.
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