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General Discussion / Re: Welding gas choices
« on: April 13, 2018, 07:26:10 PM »

  This deal has to be done at the outlet where you get your gas, you can't do it with BOC over the phone.  I picked mine up from my local Reece Plumbing outlet today,  they filled in a no charge docket,  took my name and details, contacted BOC who gave them a reference number, I then collected my cylinder and headed off home.  BOC sent me an email with the reference number for me to quote when paying the $79.

General Discussion / Re: Welding gas choices
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:32:06 PM »

  I have been trying to get away with not being able to oxy weld.  But it's not working for me so I contacted BOC to see what their deal is on oxy.  The big cylinder (G) is to big for my needs, the middle size (E) would be good but it is far to expensive at about $300 a year for rental and gas but the deal on the small (D) size cylinders will suit what I want. I pay a one off payment of $79 through my local outlet,  which entitles me to a full cyl plus a second when that is empty.  When the second cyl is empty I just pay another $79 and off we go again.  This means I will be paying less than $40 each and no yearly rent, this works out cheaper than any of the other deals available where most of the time you have to pay a refundable deposit on the cylinder and then pay for the gas which I think is more expensive than this deal.

Tech Talk / New pipe
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:25:30 PM »

  just finished a new pipe for my Cotton.  This time it's a step backwards as far as performance is concerned.   It is as close as I can find to the original flat megaphone pipe that this Cotton had when it was new.  I have been looking for a while and contacting Cotton club members in the UK plus a couple in USA and finally I was given the approximate dimensions for the pipe.  So here it is.

Not a lot of work with this pipe but still satisfying to see it finished.

Tech Talk / Re: Improvements to lathe
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:46:49 AM »
 Yes Marcus keeping them dry is a priority.  Another positive with using these type of measuring tool is they eliminate the dial backlash that you have in most used lathes.

General Discussion / just not cricket
« on: March 30, 2018, 09:17:50 PM »

   Well is it just me or has the Australian media done it again?   I know that this ball tampering thing is not on and is cheating but does the punishment fit the crime?  Apparently in the past other national teams (not Australian) have been caught tampering with the ball and the guilty players end up with a loss of one match payment or a game off as punishment.  The problem with Australia, is the power of the friggin media.  They most cases they choose who is elected to govern, Who gets the job of party leaders and when was the last time anyone but these arseholes actually decided that a cricket captain needed to be replaced or picked a new captain for the Aussie cricket team.  These blokes have done the wrong thing but it shouldn't be up to Tracy Grimshaw or Alan jones or any of the other parasites in the media to decide their fate, and like it or not they do. The embarrassment they feel should almost be punishment enough.  But these fellers have lost their place in the team, millions of dollars in payments and indorsements plus being paraded in front of cameras to publicly apologies to all of Australia     I'm not a cricket fan, in fact I think they should all have a bat and ball to play with and that would relieve all the pressure.

Tech Talk / Re: Improvements to lathe
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »
 Hi YZ,
         Go ahead, not my invention, just saw it somewhere and thought it was a good idea.  I had already fitted a similar product to my Mill so I new that it works.
   KT, I would love to fit a proper DRO to the lathe but I can find more pressing needs for $400 or $500.  That would allow me to fit an electronic ignition to one of my bikes, plus paint etc to complete a couple more tanks and maybe a ctn of cheap Aldi beer.


Tech Talk / Re: Improvements to lathe
« on: March 28, 2018, 09:19:49 PM »
  Yes Tony that's a trap for young players.

Tech Talk / Improvements to lathe
« on: March 28, 2018, 08:08:59 PM »

   Being self taught machinist I have always struggled using the dual calibrated dials I find that I tend to creep up on the finished size rather than trust them.  I would like to fit a proper digital readout but they are a bit to expensive for me at the moment.  So over the last couple of days I have converted a pair of cheap verniers (digital calipers) into a home made DRO for the tailstock and longitudinal movement on my lathe.  They can be zeroed and then measure the movement the same as a shop bought DRO but at a cost so far of less than $20 for them both.  I will be fitting one to the cross slide as soon as my new set of verniers arrive from China.

  This one is fitted using a aluminium block which I made using my Milling machine and then securing the readout section of the verniers onto a plate screwed to the tailstock body with good old Stikaflec.

This one is removable and only used when needed.  It secures itself to the carriage using rare earth magnets and the readout is mounted on another aluminium block which I milled so that it fits neatly onto the lathe bed and is held in place with more of the same magnets.

This one I store just at the back of the lathe and it fits in place in a couple of seconds.


General Discussion / Re: CZ Sidepiper build
« on: February 22, 2018, 08:40:36 PM »
  This build is now completed. I have added a couple of photos of the finish project to my original post in this thread.

  So the herd is almost ready for the Resto Expo next month just a bit of tidying up and they're ready to go.


General Discussion / Re: Media beat ups
« on: February 20, 2018, 07:45:37 PM »
  I wasn't putting Churchill on a pedestal, I was just referring to his grit in refusing to do a deal with Hitler, which is what the British War Cabinet wanted to do.  I wonder what sort of world we would be living in now, had they got their way.

General Discussion / Media beat ups
« on: February 19, 2018, 08:29:56 PM »

  Am I the only one who thinks that most of this Barnaby Joyce crap, that is all over the air waves at the moment, is a media beat up.  There's nothing much for these parasites to report on, so they badger this poor bastard mercilessly for something to do and I don't even like the prick.  They are insinuating that it was a quick shag, and because of that he should resign. Yet they don't put the pressure on these politicians when they have sold out our manufacturing industries.  Spending millions of dollars overseas on trains when that money would have kept our train building strong and employing heaps more Aussies.  Or pricks like Joe Hockey standing there and daring the car makers to close down, arsehole.  Who knows, this couple might end up together for 20 or 30 years and lets face it, not all marriages last, in fact I saw it reported by these same media arse wipes, that up to 50% of marriages in the US and Australia end up in divorce.  How would you like to be in the trenches with our prime minister ( Mr potato head ) as soon as there was any pressure, he folds and throws his mate to the wolves, hardly a Winston Churchill type is he and Bill Shorten is just as bad but at least this dickhead is in opposition.  Who know maybe some princess or film star will get up the stick then these reporter can concentrate on them and leave this poor bastard and his girl alone.

General Discussion / Re: 18th this year
« on: February 15, 2018, 08:13:57 PM »
20 times more weirdos means 200 times more reasons to ban automatic weapons or at least make it harder for them to get their grubby hands on them.
Florida gun laws are a joke
No register of weapons
No licences needed
No background check on gun sales
No restrictions on mag sizes
Can carry concealed weapons, hand guns, tazors, knives even friggin teargas but no machine guns.
Ok to have assault weapons.
 And then the gun lobby wonders why some antisocial loser like this arsehole uses his legal weapons to kill and maim some poor bastards kids.

General Discussion / 18th this year
« on: February 15, 2018, 06:10:30 PM »

  When will they try to do something about it.  Heard on the news this morning another school shooting in USA, 17 dead plus more injured.  They reported that this is the 18th school shooting so far this year. Is that possible?  I have never been a shooter or owned a gun and before I get jumped on by those who do, I don't believe in completely disarming the population either but the weapons available in USA are mind blowing.  This kid had weapons that should not be available to the public including smoke grenades, stacks of ammo and I assume, at least one automatic gun.
  I know the American constitution allows the population the freedom to bear arms but I wonder when it was written.  Did they think that guns would ever evolve into the types of weapons produced and available to US citizens today.


Husqvarna / Husky Auto
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:10:52 AM »
  A friend of mine has acquired a 1977 husky 360 auto.  The bike was in bits but he has it almost done and is hoping to have it down at the OZVMX Expo in March.  He is now ready to rebuild the wheels, new spokes, paint etc, for this he needs to know the wheel offset for both wheels.  If any of you husky blokes can help him out it would be appreciated, maybe even shout you a beer at the Expo.
   Regards Zane

General Discussion / Sponsors
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:14:22 PM »

  I don't watch a lot of TV but this morning the wife was watching a morning show.  In the middle of all of the adds for funeral insurance was an ad wanting people to become child sponsors here in Australia. Hundreds of thousands kids living in poverty, what the f#*k has happened to this country?  I know there have always been needy families, even back when I was a kid but are things so bad now that we have to get sponsors so some kids can get enough to eat plus school uniforms, supplies etc.
  I blame the Liberal party, no reason for this other than I just don't like the bastards.


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