Ian Beale

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  1. That's a bit over 40 psi if I calculated correctly - probably not too bad
  2. Dan Cranking works fine on the smaller ones. If the impulse is working and set right you just pull up without swinging the crank. I'll ask a friend whether he used to crank his TD 18 - if it is possible he likely would have.
  3. In the list of large aircraft barrel rolls at low level - AVRO Vulcan " In September 1955, Falk, flying the second production B.1 XA890, amazed crowds at the Farnborough Air Show by executing a barrel roll[27] on his second flypast in front of the SBAC president's tent. After two days flying, he was called in front of service and civil aviation authorities and ordered to refrain from carrying out this "dangerous" manoeuvre " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan It is on UTubes
  4. Looks like the top of the fuel switch lever showing also
  5. In a past thread we were in a somewhat o/t discussion of material used in Rotol propellors on RR aero engines. Recently I was readind a copy of the UK "Classic and Sports Car" magazine which has an article on Freddy March, Earl, car designer, aviator and motor race driver and organiser. And it mentioned in his aircraft connections a "resin impregnated wood laminate called Hydulignum". Googling that turned up this article http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?126514-Hydulignum-props Post #10 goes into considerable detail on the process. What one might term "wood to exact dimensions" as opposed to that lumber lawsuit Post #7 has a list of Spitfires that used them.
  6. They were 12 volt from new. Re battery size. We don't have super cold winters here - down to maybe -10C sometimes. Under those conditions a pair of N70ZZ Toyota Landcruiser batteries is enough to start both a FA 10 dozer and an AC 45 grader. They're smaller in cca (around 700 ?) than an N89 from Cat which is a bit larger in size and heavier and up to around 1000 cca IIRC. From our experience the N70 ought to work fine in a TD 6. Ours got by on smaller ones when it had a battery but most of its life was cranked with no gene belt. One question - when you connect a pair of batteries in series does cca stay the same or is it additive?
  7. Around about 1980 GM got sick of paying executive ransoms in Argentina and moved their Detroit plant to Brasil. There seemed to be some flack with the piston rings etc about then as there were press reports of unhappy Detroit owners being outlasted by the locally produced Perkins engines.
  8. Before you try the batteries see if you have a crank handle. It lived just in front of the seat in the clips on the transmission. Pull the lever on the LHS of the aircleaner (photo 4) all the way down till it locks. That puts you on petrol cycle and low compression. They're easy to start with the crank when all is well so you should be able to use a single good size 12 volt battery - connected as original for earth. By the look of the grousers the tracks haven't done much work. There should be an engine hourmeter just in front of the magneto IIRC.
  9. Tanker That looks like the large button that we had so should be old type.
  10. Try http://www.lincolnindustrial.com/mommalincoln/Products/PumpsAccessories/Pumps/ManualBucketandFillerPumps.aspx Model 1275 sounds like the type. You don't need high pressure. This goes with "giant button" grease fittings. https://saeproducts.com/button-head-grease-fittings.html If you have a threaded plug the rollers are likely the modern oil lubricated type. This uses a screw-in tube to fill with oil. I am actually using the TD6 bucket with oil for the rollers of our FA 10.
  11. The roller grease that went with our 1952 TD6 was Mobilgrease 3L semi-fluid chassis lubricant - the dozer is gone but I still have the remains of a bucket of grease.. IIRC the seals didn't like being forced with the bucket lubricator. The "O" type greases seem to be the go around here now unless it is modern rollers that use engine oil.
  12. " What Would We Do Without Researchers? RoundUp has long been considered a benign alternative to harsher weedkillers. After extensive reviews, most regulatory agencies--the US Environmental Protection Agency, the European Food Safety Authority, and those of many other nations--have come to the conclusion that it does not cause cancer. So when the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the UN's World Health Organization, declared RoundUp a probable carcinogen in 2015, there was an international outcry. Shortly after, 184 plaintiffs in California filed a legal case against Monsanto, saying that the company failed to warn them about the risks of its product. Since then, in a separate suit, hundreds more plaintiffs have claimed that RoundUp caused their cancers, citing the IARC's findings as evidence. About that evidence: According to a new Reuters investigation, Aaron Blair, the scientist who led the IARC's review panel on glyphosate, had access to data from a large study that strongly suggested that Roundup did not cause cancer after all--but he withheld that data from the RoundUp review panel. Weirder still: Blair himself was a senior researcher on that study." From http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2017/06/what-would-we-d-77.html Fits this observation " Dung June 15, 2017 7:48 pm; Science in general can not be trusted right now to act in the interest of anyone other than the scientist. There is a step change in society because of this but nobody is responding to it.[ yet! ] " http://joannenova.com.au/2017/06/this-is-only-1-percent-of-a-real-mass-extinction/#comment-1920023
  13. And you've just had a practice run so it will be smoother and easier as well?
  14. Dale We just put a kit in a Mitsubishi truck engine. The pistons were Mahle via a Japanese manufacturer - I didn't save its name
  15. Looks like you could think about making one?