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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #60 on: 26 February 2017, 19:49:12 »

Yeah... see the thing is... I've never learnt to weld so... I'm gonna have to adopt you.. DAD... and you're gonna have to help me fix this...

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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #61 on: 02 April 2017, 18:56:23 »

This week's jobs:


MGF wheel bearing:





That was the easy bit; it took 8 tons of pressure to push the hub out :o


And I made this blanking plug for the auxiliary fuel tank hose on a Yak18, as we can't buy them:



It's M24x1.5, cut on a piece of 1" hex bar. That's the first thread I've done just by the numbers, without being able to try the mating part, hopefully it will work
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« Reply #62 on: 02 April 2017, 20:15:38 »

That looks very impressive :y

In my time I have done some die and tapping but nothing on that scale!

I remember it being very satisfying. 8)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #63 on: 02 April 2017, 20:52:48 »

M24x1.5 dies start at about 60, and would need a big die holder and a lot of effort to turn it.
That was single point threaded in the lathe.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #64 on: 02 April 2017, 20:57:26 »

M24x1.5 dies start at about 60, and would need a big die holder and a lot of effort to turn it.
That was single point threaded in the lathe.

I rather suspected a lathe would be involved. If I had the space I would love one of them :D ;)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #65 on: 02 April 2017, 21:25:58 »

And I made this blanking plug for the auxiliary fuel tank hose on a Yak18, as we can't buy them:

 :-* :-* :-* :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #66 on: 16 April 2017, 21:29:50 »

I got home earlier than I expected to from the quarter peal, and decided that I've put this job off for long enough:





that's a high pressure schraeder valve and threaded boss to weld onto an MGF suspension displacer like this:





the next step is to recharge it with 25bar of nitrogen, do the same to the other 3, and fit them to the car. Which should make the thing handle and ride properly again.


And I made a new pin to repair the shears that you can see in the last picture. Apparently they're still new, as she's only had them twenty years ::)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #67 on: 16 April 2017, 21:42:19 »

What's a quarter peal in your world?  8)

In mine we did 2 today. Are we in the same world? I suspect so.

How many have you done? I've done 426 .......
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #68 on: 16 April 2017, 21:45:05 »

The last two were Grandsire Caters.


I've done about twenty since I started ringing again 18months ago.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #69 on: 16 April 2017, 22:02:35 »

The last two were Grandsire Caters.


I've done about twenty since I started ringing again 18months ago.

Good stuff. How long did you stop for? I've been doing it since 2004, mainly ring on 6 due to there being a lot of 6 bell towers up this way. I've covered to 2 triples quarters and trebled to 1, find rope sight much more difficult on 8 than 6. I've done one peal, plain bob minor inside, when my grandson was born - but didn't enjoy it and doubt whether I'll do any more.

I spent some time in hospital earlier this year so am steadily returnin - but taking it easy so as not to overdo it.

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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #70 on: 16 April 2017, 22:12:39 »

I stopped for about 26 years, mainly because my shifts were erratic. I promised myself that when I stopped shift work I'd take it up again.


I haven't rung any peals, and don't expect to; the combination of a bad back(from warehouse work and driving trucks) and a broken leg that healed 20mm short I doubt I could stand still for three and half hours.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #71 on: 16 April 2017, 22:20:08 »

Well keep up the good work. I suspect that anyone else reading this will think we are talking swalahi!

If you find yourself up this way then PM me and you can grab a tower up here.

All the best ......
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #72 on: 16 April 2017, 22:45:25 »

My dear old Dad was a keen Campanologist.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #73 on: 17 April 2017, 07:54:02 »

My dear old Dad was a keen Campanologist.

You could take it up. Never too late - I was 48 before I started  :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #74 on: 19 April 2017, 13:52:35 »

I,m 72 with a dodgy right arm. ;D
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