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  1. lathe nut

    Carroll Dividing head, Threads ?

    awake, I tried them it is most defiantly a 4MM, maybe at some point in its life it decided it did not want to be like his friends, I did talk to a machine shop, and they will cut me some 1 1/2X8 thread. morsetaper2, see that my total tear down clean and paint is done, never gave much thought...
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    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Guys, I did give a response and clicked on Reply and it went into outer space, do the make a die that would fit that thread on the dividing head, I think it is a 39mm X4mm or a 40mm you guys know more about that than this American boy does, I did find out that the was made by the Trans-Acc...
  3. lathe nut

    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Guys, I did give a response and clicked on Reply and it went into outer space, do the make a die that would fit that thread on the dividing head, I think it is a 39mm X4mm or a 40mm you guys know more about that than this American boy does, I did find out that the was made by the Trans-Acc...
  4. lathe nut

    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

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    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Well guess I misunderstood with the Language you used, then I ow you an apology, I have attached some pictures to show the 4MM thread gauge, I am trying to find a back plate with those threads to fit a 6" chuck, that all.
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    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Richard Hed, I only ask for help, I apologize for getting you up set and causing you to curse me and to be angry, guess I don't know what I was referring to when I put 4 T.P.I. I put the metric gauge on the threads and fit perfect with the 4 threads per inch (T.P.I.) I will justify my decision...
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    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    I have some Delrin, going to try and cut some threads before I do the internal one but if worse comes to worse, I will take the dividing head apart and have a real machinist cut me some 1 1/2 X 8 T.P.I. that was I can if have to ever switch from Lathe to dividing head or the other way, I did...
  8. lathe nut

    Carroll Dividing head, Threads ?

    I did get a metric thread gauge, it is showing 4MM, I measure across the threads, possible 39 or 4, not been able to find much out about it, was looking for a back plate 6" to fit a 3 jaw chuck, maybe you guys across the pond might know if they are gettable, I am surprised that a I though was an...
  9. lathe nut

    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Thanks so much guys, with all that information sure hope to figure it out, someone told me that it is probably a 4 or 5MM thread, not doubting him I had to order me a set of Metric gear teeth gauge did not have on with that big of teeth, sure hope it is not metric, did not expect to have a...
  10. lathe nut

    Carroll Dividing head, Threads ?

    Hey all, a fellow stopped by the house which is a part time scrap dealer like me, he said that had some machinist stuff wanted to know if I wanted anything before he made the scrap load, to my shock there was a 6" Carroll dividing head with all the plates, tailstock , in excellent condition...
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    thread measurements 13/4X8 T.P.I.

    Hello all, I am in the progress of restoring a Carroll, 6" dividing head, it has all the plates and all the pieces, it has the 1 3/4 X 8 T.P.I. I want to make a back plate and a thread protector, I have not been able to find the thread information on that odd size, would someone have them or...
  12. lathe nut

    Sold 1/2 Scale Breisch Olds Hit Miss

    there are cute, I have a casting kit that I am thinking about selling, to many projects to get to and the clock is ticking faster, Joe
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    Quieting a Noisey Bench Top Lathe. How ??

    Mention on Cement to cut down vibrations, that is something I know a lot about, I was in the Oil and Gas Field for 43 years and was with a Cementing company, what we did was to cement the casing to the earth, (Bore Hole), run the casing in the ground and we would pump cement inside the casing...
  14. lathe nut

    Henry Ford's Kitchen Sink Engine (my version)

    Rdean33422, that is one of the running one's I have seen, really nice work and it show in the running, by chance did you take measurements, so one could copy that fine looking machine, thanks for sharing, Joe
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    Horizontal open crankcase engine in "The Home Shop Machinist" magazine

    Will do that Brian, thanks, I used to also get projects in Metal, but them to more venders adds and very seldom would get a project, I don't remember but one of them had started little projects that could be done on the weekend of simple tooling that one could make but only lasted a couple of...
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    Horizontal open crankcase engine in "The Home Shop Machinist" magazine

    Brian, good for them and an a great compliment to you, I used to get them years ago but got to where it was more advertisement, than projects, even very simple ones, would it be possible to purchase a copy of the prints from you, thanks, Joe
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    Looking for Breisch Plans

    I do have Breisch the engine that has been cast with the gears, Diode and spark plug, probably going to put it on Ebay this week, Joe
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    A solenoid engine?

    wa8dof, I like the way you described the story, can see it in my mind, I think that a lot of have the same shop as you described, I have a small one that is A/C and so neat and clean, spend more time cleaning than machining, that is why I go to the big shop most often, I really like the engine...
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    Old School Machinist

    you going to love these people, I call them the "Well Spring of Wisdom", like you story glad that you will be able to see dreams come through, I was raised on a Rice farm in SW Louisiana, U.S.A. there was a Corless Steam Engine that was installed to pump water from the River to flood the rice...
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    Valve seat material for B&S lawn mower engine

    Bazzer, I have been working on small engines for over 50 years and owned a lawnmower shop, sales and repairs, over the years it was only the Briggs&Stratton that would have the seats come loose and only on certain models, if you put the seat in and take a center punch, (small one) and sharp, put...
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