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Forum: The Workshop Yesterday, 06:06 PM
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Posted By martinpaff
My comment about nail varnish remover was to...

My comment about nail varnish remover was to point a method of buying a small amount - I generally buy "gun wash" 5L at a time... It comes under plain cover by courier. It is recovered (slightly...
Forum: The Workshop Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By martinpaff
I think it is already disolved in cellulose, so...

I think it is already disolved in cellulose, so more makes it thinner. I don't think mixing in another solvent is a good idea. It's easy to buy small quantities; it's called "nail varnish...
Forum: The Workshop Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 99
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Posted By martinpaff
You don't need clamps Phil. Just use a piece of...

You don't need clamps Phil. Just use a piece of flat steel bar with a hole, spanning two spokes with a nut and bolt through the unused face plate slot. Two of those will be ample, and will leave the...
Forum: The Workshop Yesterday, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By martinpaff
Wellseal is a fabulous product (it's good enough...

Wellseal is a fabulous product (it's good enough for Rolls Royce Merlins!). The only potential problem I can foresee is that you applied "lashings" - this is wrong. It is made for mating surfaces...
Forum: Generators 16-01-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By martinpaff
That is a thing of beauty! Is your friend...

That is a thing of beauty!

Is your friend certain that it's a motor - might it already be a dynamo?

Hopefully Lucien will see this and join in, but I expect he will need to know the connection...
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By martinpaff
Well I'm blowed! Mind you, it doesn't mean you...

Well I'm blowed! Mind you, it doesn't mean you wont hear ftom Special Branch!!! :shocked:

MP
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By martinpaff
Are you sure? When did you last buy potassium...

Are you sure? When did you last buy potassium nitrate from a chemist?
In this day and age asking a chemist for saltpeter is more likely to result in a home visit from Special Branch...

MP
Forum: General Issues 15-01-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By martinpaff
It might be worth asking Robert Crawfords near...

It might be worth asking Robert Crawfords near Boston in Lincolnshire. They supply starters for Field Marshalls - might be "collect only" though...

MP
Forum: Events / Rallies Picture Gallery 15-01-18, 07:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,706
Posted By martinpaff
I'll bet that guy rides a bicycle or motorcycle. ...

I'll bet that guy rides a bicycle or motorcycle.

A couple of months back I spent a day in the Welsh hills on my sister's farm. We took the quads and went looking for cattle. It took me at least...
Forum: Engine-Specific Forum Sections 14-01-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By martinpaff
My Luffy has 2 per groove from new. MP

My Luffy has 2 per groove from new.

MP
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 14-01-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By martinpaff
That's interesting - I was visualising it with a...

That's interesting - I was visualising it with a lump on top, like this;

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/5/56/Im20110618BC-Black-i110.jpg

MP
Forum: Diesel Engine Section 14-01-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By martinpaff
"So ugly even it's Mother has trouble loving it!"...

"So ugly even it's Mother has trouble loving it!"

Bears a passing resemblance to a series of Robey diesels, which you just never see - pity; they are a bit "different" to the common engines of the...
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-01-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By martinpaff
Oooops!!! :embarrassed::oops::embarrassed: ...

Oooops!!! :embarrassed::oops::embarrassed:

MP :biggrin:
Forum: Events / Rallies General 12-01-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By martinpaff
"1000" was a big improvement last year; the...

"1000" was a big improvement last year; the changes the revitalised committee made have had a positive effect in every area, and they are to be commended. Ironically I suppose, since all the reports...
Forum: The Workshop 12-01-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By martinpaff
I forgot to finish this little project... ...

I forgot to finish this little project...

https://i.imgur.com/1lQlFAy.jpg?1

There we go, and now put away in the cupboard with all the other odd shaped wooden boxes!

MP
Forum: General Issues 10-01-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By martinpaff
There's a set of instructions HERE...

There's a set of instructions HERE (http://www.old-engine.com/fmzd.htm) if that's any help.

MP
Forum: Engine-Only Stuff 09-01-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By martinpaff
The address is a small terraced cottage with no...

The address is a small terraced cottage with no garden - it doesn't seem likely to be the base for industrial manufacturing. Has anybody tried the phone number; emails change..?

MP
Forum: Towing & Trailers 09-01-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,113
Posted By martinpaff
In a way, you are both right. The car is...

In a way, you are both right. The car is "property" and was damaged, therefore she was required to stop at the location of the acident and provide details "to anybody who might reasonably request...
Forum: Restorations Section 08-01-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,012
Posted By martinpaff
They're very good Kev. Based on my past...

They're very good Kev. Based on my past experience, they will cast just fine.

MP
Forum: Restorations Section 08-01-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,012
Posted By martinpaff
Me too! The 1st attempt at a print has not...

Me too!

The 1st attempt at a print has not been completely successful, and Michael is playing with it to see if we can get a better result. Whatever happens, there will probably need to be some...
Forum: Restorations Section 07-01-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,012
Posted By martinpaff
Ah; ok... We have been busy (well, mostly...

Ah; ok...

We have been busy (well, mostly Michael!), and come up with this;

https://i.imgur.com/Oy5s5Qs.png?1

This is a 3D rendering of a Solidworks file. Next job is to see if we can get a...
Forum: The Workshop 07-01-18, 03:22 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 66,211
Posted By martinpaff
I haven't updated this in a while, but I've been...

I haven't updated this in a while, but I've been making steady (as in "slow"!) progress;

https://i.imgur.com/kTTip1K.jpg?1

The walls, ceiling, panelling, etc, is all finished, filled and...
Forum: The Workshop 07-01-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,074
Posted By martinpaff
Machining a new taper to match an existing one is...

Machining a new taper to match an existing one is a swine damn difficult thing to do (although not impossible...) You might want to consider machining both - once you have the top slide set-over,...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-01-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,012
Posted By martinpaff
Thank you all - thank you Eric. We have an...

Thank you all - thank you Eric.

We have an excellent little local foundry up here (in the wild East Midlands!) who has done a fair few castings for me now. No.1 son is a dab hand with 3D design...
Forum: Restorations Section 05-01-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 18,012
Posted By martinpaff
Owners have been known to be wrong! ...

Owners have been known to be wrong! Interestingly, owner-errors always make the engine older, not younger... :rofl:

Thank you all for your help.

The first noteworthy thing is that my engine is...
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