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    DOHC MG Head

    I am posting some pictures of a DOHC that my nephew is designing for an MG. The pictures show the components (all wooden) in preparation for casting. He alsohas cad drawings. The next step is to set it up for casting in aluminum.
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    Finishing my Nantong Drill Press

    Finishing my Nantong Drill Press...
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    My Bridgeport Rebuilding with modfications

    Part II Bridgeport head assembly THIS IS THE BRIDGEPORT...
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    DeKups makes "De" spraying easier

    Do you avoid spray painting because of the difficulty in handling the paint and cleanup? Well, DeVilbiss has developed a system called DeKups (what else) that is an amazing addition to their guns as well as other brands of guns. Basically it is a quick change and quick cleanup system. The...
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    Spray Painting on the Cheap

    Spray Painting on the Cheap Spray Painting on the Cheap The purpose of this post is to point out that you don't have to have expensive equipment to do a...
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    Bridgeport Lubrication Modifications.

    I had been told by several rebuilders that the Bridgeport oiling system left something to be desired so I decided to make some modifications after receiving my rebuilt quill assembly with instructions to keep the oil off the sealed bearings as it seeps into them and ruins them. In addition, I...
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    Bridgeport Lubrication??

    In rebuilding the Bridgeport 1-J I came upon some conflicting advice regarding lubrication. Below the gearbox is where the main lubrication for the quill and other gears get lubrication. Looking at these pictures you see a lubricating tube as it sticks through the housing. Below is a felt pad...
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    VFD for my old Logan Lathe

    A little over a year ago I added a VFD to to Logan lathe. I inherited it from my dad and used it as a kid in a frame up restoration I did on a '29 Ford Model A coupe. I remember turning spacers on it when I converted from mechanical to hydraulic brakes. I bought a new motor on ebay. The three...
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    The Jeep--"The teachable moment."

    My friend Lynn and I volunteer at a local nonprofit Arboretum–Mt. Pisgah. You can look up some of our activities at my Mt. Pisgah bridge post and the one on fixing up DR mowers. One day I received a call from Tom, the site manager of Mt. Pisgah requesting our services. They have an older Chevy...
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    Sieve Shaker

    Being a new member I thought I might bring you up to date with a few projects I had done previously. This was one of those, "I need it right now for my dissertation" projects. My daughter needed a Sieve shaker for her studies at Oregon State University. A sieve shaker is a series of screens...
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    Raising DRs from the dead

    After bringing the Mt. Pisgah bridge as far as we could, a friend and I set out to look at the Mt. Pisgah requests for equipment maintenance. One request was to rebuild a John Deere Gator that had been rolled down a hillside. Fortunately the driver hadn't been hurt. The frame and steering had...
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    Anyone for a real Trestle Bridge?

    My volunteer project for last year was an 86' trestle bridge. I know this is a bit out of the realm of model steam engines but it was a massive undertaking, one I would work five to six days per week for a total of about five weeks. I have posted a more complete description on another site...
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    Hello from Oregon

    Yes, the sun does shine in Oregon but not as much as where I grew up in Colorado. I come to this forum looking forward to picking up lots from the members. I am semi retired, I guess you would call it. I am kept busy with my maintenance of my commercial buildings and volunteer work. If you are...
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    My Dad's radial steam engine

    This is a picture of my Dad's steam engine. He attended a high school in Watts during the depression, one that the federal government had upgraded. In one of his classes he studied steam engine theory. In the school shop he built this steam engine. It runs. Basically it shows what high school...