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  1. The O-ring IS that special shape. And you were supposed not to reuse them due to damage on removal. IIRC from our TD6 manual
  2. There is an interesting email doing the rounds on "New maths - Chicago style" Which probably wouldn't make this thread!
  3. https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2017/02/12/dwr-briefing-on-the-oroville-dam/ and comments
  4. td6

    While you are worrying about the threaded rod have a wider look. If the sliders on the front idler are worn this lets the idler move up and down more than it ought. Which flexes the idler adjuster and things further back. Which can break either the threaded rod OR the two bolts that hold the recoil spring assembly together. And on the way likely will work the bolts holding the front casting of that assembly (where the front support for the BE blade bolts on) to the track frame loose. The bloke who repaired our adjuster drilled the front flange, necked down the threaded rod to suit and silver soldered it.
  5. IMO you might have the wrong approach Usual image is big, strong, square shoulders like Atlas holding up the things of the world. Alternative approach is shoulders like an arrowroot biscuit (egg shaped) so things slide off easily. Helmet still probably advisable.
  6. Hope at hand https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/01/13/not-tired-of-winning-yet/
  7. The Deltic was built for torpedo boats ( used in your Nasty class) and mine sweepers. A derated version was used in British Rail diesel electric locos. It ran the pumps in the Super Pumper fire engines. Major servicing was return to factory. Re costs etc " 04/12/03 I am sorry I cant give prices for the T18-37K engines but I can tell you the price in 1980 for the mine sweeper engines. The three engines cost on average £1000,000 and an overhaul now is around £300,000. Bear in mind these engines are only 9 cylinder but are produced in min mag materials. Mike B. " From a comment in "Discussions" at http://www.ptfnasty.com/ptfDeltic.html
  8. The Commer was even wilder than that - 1 crank,with each piston connected by 2 connecting rods and a rocking lever https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commer_TS3
  9. Tcmtech So far Lock and Lubes work fine for me. Diameter is larger so they won't go on fittings in limited space. A nipple screwed into a standard coupler works for those. And (hopefully as it is used less often) will work longer.
  10. http://www.ranga.net.au/
  11. The cliffs are limestone Where the CO2 that had them worried way back then went https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk
  12. Positive feedback Because the cutting edge is in front of the tracks when the tracks climbs a little the blade edge climbs more. Same when the tracks climb over the obstruction but now going down. So then the tracks climb that larger bump and the blade makes a bigger one for you to hit next. And so on till you quit and try again or start back bladeing. With practice can be countered by fine control of the blade. Not helped by any free play you have in the blade linkages. Whereas a grader has the blade between the wheels and the effect is minimised as the blade lifts less than the wheels
  13. But on the non lethal side we have a family of echidnas under the house and sheds. And I didn't charge extra for watering a little one from seeps from a water tank during the drought. Photos available if I work out how. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echidna Can be interesting if you're restumping and most of a mixer load disappears dowh an echidna hole though. My wife mutters about their ant chasing holes in the lawn. I tell her it is lawn aeration for free.
  14. And I'm not in this league either - so 12 gauge it would be if necessary A bloke in Cairns just expired from a taipan bite - that you don't need Apparently he was trying to grab it with a set of kitchen tongs to get it out of the house. I've got a scar to prove I've been bitten too. Was about 3 pm and nearly as far from base as possible. We were undoing the top barb ties in wooden posts to strain up the barb that had been belted loose by kangaroos. I was untying one post and felt a none too gentle wack on the hand. To see about a foot of a snake I'd never seen before out of the top wire hole. For ID purposes got the head end with pliers in the other hand. So back to home base with advice from my wife who is a nurse to do some sort of a tornequet - a bit of wire winding up the shirt sleeve. Son as driver. She elastic bandaged everything and pointed us to the nearest hospital. Where they worked out from the venom swab that it was tiger snake family (if you're ever bitten don't wash the area). Didn't need the head end. And we don't have tiger snakes so no antivenene. So it looked like for a while air freight to capital city. Me in best sartorial late afternoon working clothes, unshaven, dirty and no wallet. And the system gets you there and you have to work out how to get home. Ended up an ambulance trip to the next hospital and an overnight stay. It was a pale headed snake which is a climber.
  15. Does nothing good for polished floors either But they don't give a lot of snake grip and they're not so active when cooler