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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #75 on: 19 April 2017, 14:09:20 »

I'm 57 with dodgy everything. Just got some nasty chest pains carrying my trolley jack into my shed, so can add to the list now.  ::) ;D
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #76 on: 19 April 2017, 14:14:22 »

I'm 57 with dodgy everything. Just got some nasty chest pains carrying my trolley jack into my shed, so can add to the list now.  ::) ;D

57? Christ on a bike, you had a hard paper round :D :D :D

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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #77 on: 19 April 2017, 15:16:39 »

I'm 57 with dodgy everything. Just got some nasty chest pains carrying my trolley jack into my shed, so can add to the list now.  ::) ;D

57? Christ on a bike, you had a hard paper round life:D :D :D

 :P  ::)

Theres no denying it.  :(

 ;D ;D
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #78 on: 19 April 2017, 18:29:19 »

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

Age is no problem, but you really need both arms!
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #79 on: 19 April 2017, 19:00:03 »

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

Age is no problem, but you really need both arms!
I can immediately think of two people here who might beg to differ... ;)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #80 on: 19 April 2017, 19:17:13 »

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

Age is no problem, but you really need both arms!
I can immediately think of two people here who might beg to differ... ;)

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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #81 on: 19 April 2017, 19:38:25 »

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

Age is no problem, but you really need both arms!
I can immediately think of two people here who might beg to differ... ;)


Are they ringers too?  :o
It's possible to ring one handed(it's possible to ring two bells at once, but very few people can do it), but I would suggest that most who do didn't learn that way.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #82 on: 19 April 2017, 20:14:27 »

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

Age is no problem, but you really need both arms!
I can immediately think of two people here who might beg to differ... ;)


Are they ringers too?  :o
It's possible to ring one handed(it's possible to ring two bells at once, but very few people can do it), but I would suggest that most who do didn't learn that way.

I know someone who does this on a regular basis- frightens the hell out of me!
There was an episode of Midsomer which featured a ringing competition- ringers getting killed all round, in the end the winning team was a team of 3 people ringing 6 bells! The episode was called "ring our your dead".

I'm not sure what DG means & hope he will enlighten us .......
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #83 on: 19 April 2017, 20:40:54 »

Webby and Elite lover have a pair of hands between them ;)

Had forgotten that you were discussing campagnology :-[  ::)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #84 on: 19 April 2017, 20:47:22 »

Didn't know about Elite Lover, but you've got to take your hat off to young Webby. He just gets on with things, he's a good lad.

FFS....Don't tell him I said that.  :-X
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #85 on: 19 April 2017, 20:54:47 »

Wot he said. ^  :y
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #86 on: 02 July 2017, 21:39:54 »

I've been doing a lot of ringing recently so my workshop time has consisted of not making a clock ;D


But Richard's MGF project needs to move along, so he's bought some bits. These consist of three more displacers to repair/recharge, and because its got a head gasket issue we're going to upgrade it from the stock 118hp spec.


So, we have the head, cams, ECU and bigger throttle body off a 135hp car:





These are supposed to benefit from matching the inlet ports to the manifold, and the impression on the gasket confirms that: stock ports:





and marked out:





About 20minutes with the die grinder:





I also removed the step in the short turn near the valve seats as best I could. Once I've got some stones for the Dremel, I'll open up the holes for the water jacket too.


Finally for today, I cleaned up each valve in the lathe using some emery cloth and 400grit (no longer)sticky DA discs:





I left my drill at work and I'm NOT lapping 16 valves by hand, so that can wait until Tuesday.


The last headwork I did was on a Lycoming engine; these K-series parts are tiny ;D
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« Reply #87 on: 03 July 2017, 12:13:35 »

But Richard's MGF project needs to move along, so he's bought some bits. These consist of three more displacers to repair/recharge, and because its got a head gasket issue we're going to upgrade it from the stock 118hp spec.

Surprise! ;)

Lathe envy, btw. Lathe envy. I bet your Warco has a lot less play in it than my Myfords :)
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #88 on: 04 July 2017, 13:42:45 »


Lathe envy, btw. Lathe envy. I bet your Warco has a lot less play in it than my Myfords :)


I only bought it 3 1/2 years ago to replace a mini-lathe, so that had better be the case
The 5" centre height, 30mm spindle bore, 1100w variable speed motor and power cross-slide(which is particularly good for parting off) make it a lot more usable. Well worth the 1100 it cost, I wish I had space to upgrade the mini mill.
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Re: This Week in Wheeler's Workshop
« Reply #89 on: 04 July 2017, 15:54:28 »

I know that's not particularly expensive for a lathe, but it's still the total cost of both my Myfords combined ;D That said, I'd get more use out of a single, expensive lathe than I would my Myfords, I suspect - especially one, which has pretty catastrophic play in the compound slide which leads to the tooling (esp. if carbide) 'digging' in on facing operations with interesting results!

Perhaps I should chop them both in (still a healthy market) for one newer one..

I'd still love an old Bridgeport, though  :D
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