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Forum: The Workshop 10-05-18, 08:44 AM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
I have been making knobs on the lathe, knurled...

I have been making knobs on the lathe, knurled and all shapes and sizes. Very therapeutic and lots of simple steps, so require some planning. Or how about a brass salt shaker if you have a lathe ? I...
Forum: Restorations Section 30-04-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,344
Posted By PuttPuttBang
RH included a template and instructions for...

RH included a template and instructions for mounting provision in the engine instructions, basic measurements and a diagram IIRC. It has always surprised me that the early IP beds had two mounting...
Forum: Event Cancellations & Last-Minute News 2014 27-04-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
I've been meaning to go there as a visitor for a...

I've been meaning to go there as a visitor for a number of years, what day is it Pete ?
Forum: The Workshop 24-04-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Thanks Phill, it's a start !

Thanks Phill, it's a start !
Forum: The Workshop 24-04-18, 03:46 PM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
I agree with you about the collets Neil, but my...

I agree with you about the collets Neil, but my biggest collet is 1/2", so I am not sure my lathe can take much bigger than that. Not sure really.
Forum: The Workshop 24-04-18, 03:01 PM
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Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
And for knurling fans, here is rheostat knob...

And for knurling fans, here is rheostat knob MKII, the safety non-conductive version. Delrin is certainly nice and easy to work with compared to steel. Knurling courtesy of Jones and Shipman number...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 23-04-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 141,141
Posted By PuttPuttBang
True, but they look the bees knees, especially in...

True, but they look the bees knees, especially in Camo.
Forum: Member's Vehicles 23-04-18, 09:09 AM
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Views: 141,141
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Did they do hard top lightweights ? My mate had a...

Did they do hard top lightweights ? My mate had a 1984 soft top SIII lightweight. Awesome vehicle. Used to tramp all over wales in it, until they closed the lanes. Shame he sold it, it was a tidy...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 22-04-18, 10:55 AM
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Views: 141,141
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Our swivel pins didn't look too bad when I did...

Our swivel pins didn't look too bad when I did the seals on the housings a few years ago, maybe something LR improved on over the years, harder metal maybe ?
Forum: Event Cancellations & Last-Minute News 2014 21-04-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I heard the news via FB. Disappointing news, we...

I heard the news via FB. Disappointing news, we were there in 2015 when it was decidedly soggy, and the event was called off half way through, as site movements had become impossible. 2016 was...
Forum: Restorations Section 16-04-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,344
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I was thinking of a solid base of bricks Rob, if...

I was thinking of a solid base of bricks Rob, if that makes sense, layer 'em up like a wall. But I think Martin has answered the question - he wants "solid".
Forum: Member's Vehicles 16-04-18, 09:39 AM
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
Paul I feel for you, would it not be possible to...

Paul I feel for you, would it not be possible to source a second hand recon gearbox ? I expect LR sell them through their "Britpart" line, or you could go down the eBay route, which means you would...
Forum: Member's Vehicles 16-04-18, 09:34 AM
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Views: 141,141
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Good work Phill, we fitted a swing away spare...

Good work Phill, we fitted a swing away spare wheel carrier a few years ago and haven't looked back. Excellent bit of kit, no way can the rear door carry the weight on its own. Just a tip, you need...
Forum: Restorations Section 15-04-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,344
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Reading Phil's comments above I am thinking "what...

Reading Phil's comments above I am thinking "what is wrong with breeze blocks or bricks rendered or covered in cement, to look like a solid plinth, rather than a solid block of cement" ? This engine...
Forum: Restorations Section 14-04-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 339
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Posted By PuttPuttBang
This ^^ would look nice. Getting excited...

This ^^ would look nice.

Getting excited now, the end is in sight !
Forum: Ignition Systems 12-04-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By PuttPuttBang
I have a nice Lodge CV that Steve (Skankin Giant)...

I have a nice Lodge CV that Steve (Skankin Giant) kindly sent me for my 6 AP. That works well with a nice fat blue spark.

I have bought a number of old Bosch and Lodge plugs over the years, many...
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
6 inches of 70mm diameter Delrin rod ordered !

6 inches of 70mm diameter Delrin rod ordered !
Forum: Ignition Systems 10-04-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By PuttPuttBang
According to Google, "AC" stands for Albert...

According to Google, "AC" stands for Albert Champion, who founded the company in 1908. AC Delco (as they became) remained in business making spark plugs for Buick, and then General Motors until the...
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Thanks Martin I'll have a look.

Thanks Martin I'll have a look.
Forum: The Workshop 10-04-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
The dynamo is 50V DC and the rheostat shaft is...

The dynamo is 50V DC and the rheostat shaft is internally isolated, so should be OK. I would like to replace it with Bakelite, so will be on the lookout for a suitable source of that material. At...
Forum: General Issues 09-04-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,043
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Medicines can lose their effectiveness, or at...

Medicines can lose their effectiveness, or at worst, become dangerous when out of date. Not sure about paracetamol, but there are some very expensive drugs out there that must be disposed of after a...
Forum: The Workshop 09-04-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Well, I was thinking about that Phill. I have a...

Well, I was thinking about that Phill. I have a cheapo Chinese knurler which does a very light knurl, and puts a lot of stress on the cross feed.

What I think I need is a clamp type knurler, that...
Forum: The Workshop 09-04-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,246
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Stuff has been happening on the lathe, I made a...

Stuff has been happening on the lathe, I made a 14mm to 3/4" sleeve for my toolpost, and then yesterday this little beauty popped out, it's a control knob for the rheostat on my switch board.
...
Forum: Generators 06-04-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 640
Posted By PuttPuttBang
If you leave it under the sea until it becomes a...

If you leave it under the sea until it becomes a blob of rust, someone will fish it out and restore it as a valuable antique.
Forum: Restorations Section 04-04-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 24,344
Posted By PuttPuttBang
Depends how much "snorting" you can put up with...

Depends how much "snorting" you can put up with Martin, I have put some rags in my IP silencer to break up the air flow and quieten the noise. You may be lucky, see how it goes !
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