Ian Beale

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  1. Beware of scammers!!! Tis' the season

    If you use a program like Mailwasher it lets you look at what is in your inbox before you download. And you can see the internet address that they came from. Some of those big name - urgent type emails can have very un-big name addresses that sent them. And it lets you delete without downloading.
  2. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    Was she from Victoria? Saying up here is "You can tell a Victorian but you can't tell them very much"
  3. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    You think there might be a bit similar to this here? " Kenji replied to comment from Ken Deplorable (Kulak) | November 17, 2017 12:40 PM | Reply GMO! GMO! GMO! ... NO GMO! NO GMO! NO GMO! ... bleat the “alternative lifestyle” sheep. Every upper middle class Mom in Marin County will DEMAND flour with a NO GMO label ... that is if they aren’t already boycotting flour as part of their GLUTEN-free protocol. https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/ In the absence of credible independent long-term feeding studies, the safety of GMOs is unknown. Increasingly, citizens are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment The same people who embrace the “science” of Global Warming ... are actually SO ignorant to REAL science that they cannot even eat an ear of GMO corn, or GMO tomatoes ... or WAIT ... everything they eat has been GMO’ed. Idiots." http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2017/11/extremists-will.html#comments
  4. Anyone see the new Tesla Semi

    A couple of other points of view "Elon Musk Is The Master of Yelling "Squirrel" " http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2017/11/elon-musk-is-the-master-of-yelling-squirrel.html "Imagine the fire from this one." http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2017/11/imagine-the-fir.html And comments at both
  5. Rick Check out mini foxies
  6. KOO Update

    Back in action! http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=ttalk&th=1876246

    As the heading at http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/ has it " Where the self-driving car meets the uncontrolled railway crossing. "
  8. Being a senior citizen

    From an email I got recently Q: Where can single men over the age of 70 find younger women that are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore, under Fiction.
  9. Aermotor windmill advice please

    I haven't done more than drive past the big ones. We have an IZ with a 12 foot wheel which pumps from a dam (pond) to a stock water system. I'm pretty sure that SC didn't ever use brakes. They have a small ladder mounted on the head so you turn with it if working on them. SC had an offshoot in South Africa at one stage. And apparently they are copied in India. One of your US overseas aid people once told me what a marvellous technology they were for undeveloped nations. There is a history of SC which includes various versions of the wind wheels as they evolved. Plus engines etc that they produced - including lathes and steam locos. http://www.ploughbooksales.com.au/43.htm
  10. Aermotor windmill advice please

    Think there will be a market for second hand "renewable wind generators"?
  11. UD-18 questions- won't run on Diesel

    I'm not sure what type of throttle linkage you have but can you find signs of wear which might point to where it sat most of the time the engine was running?
  12. Aermotor windmill advice please

    The more I age the more I agree about climbing the tower. And with pulling bores - we have a current problem with pump rods stuck in a 350 foot bore. The big direct action (no gearbox) Southern Cross mills had an oil pump at ground level. Incidently they got up to 25 foot wind wheels with a kit to go to 30 foot. And in comparison to the recent problem that South Australia had with powerline collapses where the foundations pulled. SC used 3 legged towers and IIRC their guarantee was that if your foundations held so would their tower
  13. Old Intl Crawler TD???

    Re your lights. IIRC I ground some out of the rim and then could fit the standard Lucas car semi-sealed beam units. You might be able to go the other way and take the glass out of a similar light unit - if you can find same. Or use a 7 inch sealed beam. The glass pattern won't be right but you'd have a glass/light either way.
  14. Pto generators

    Two things I'll allow for a snowstorm over a dust storm 1. It looks a lot cleaner from inside 2. It does a much better job of chilling the beer
  15. UD-18 questions- won't run on Diesel

    Re running slower That engine was back in the days when the ratings were Maximum power X X hp Maximum continuous power 3/4( X X) hp And it doesn't look like it will be in a maximum continuous type of use even running at high idle rpm
  16. UD-18 questions- won't run on Diesel

    Check your maths - isn't that 0.1 inch? (4/44) I just got onto our retired miller. Here's what I got - I'm no sawmiller either. You work the saw rpm from peripheral speed. Not over 10,000 ft/min, with your set-up probably around 8,500 ft/min. He guessed not a tungsten tip saw. Saws here would be more like 55 teeth. Your feed speed is too fast for logs bigger than about 8 inch dia. Bigger logs need more like 3 inches per saw rev. Too much feed fills the saw gullets with sawdust and heats the saw causing it to not run true. As will excess feed that drops the saw speed by loading the engine down. His comment was Knight is good gear but he's not familiar with it. So that looks like you need around 600 rpm. Which would suggest that the engine was run at full rpm. Even then the governor will still open if it gets loaded down and it should try to hold that rpm. "Assume engine runs at 1000 RPM., about 70% of max. Engine pulley is 9 in. dia. saw pulley is 25.5 in. dia. Saw will turn (1000) x (9/25.5) or 353 RPM. Do not know hammered speed." So if you go up to 1400 rpm you're about 500 rpm on the saw as I see it. Waterloo Re hammering. If this was in Oz I could as we still have a local mill A longer belt run uses the weight of the belt to help with belt tension Hope this helps a bit
  17. 1949 TD9

    Don't get to depend on that!
  18. UD-18 questions- won't run on Diesel

    What is the diameter of the saw blade? If I know that I can ask our local old time miller for some of his ideas.
  19. 1949 TD9

    Being that old the starter switch might be a metal loop on the lhs below the petrol lever - unless it has been changed. And after you know that the fuel is through the filters you can do the final bleed by opening the diesel throttle while running on petrol. The smoke will tell you when it is bled.
  20. My favorite thing about harvest👎😠

    I thought it was going to be either "The end" or "The paycheque"
  21. D239 tough engine

    Friends here had that happen with a rebuild on a diesel in a Mitsubishi Pajero diesel. Worked for a while but then - -. I can't remember what that one was called in US - we in Oz wern't supposed to know enough Spanish slang. Could cause consternation if you asked an owner how his pud puller was going though.
  22. Injector pump rebuild help

    Before you reach for the spanners. IIRC there have been posts that deal with this without removing the head. Maybe someone will chime in.
  23. Butter shortage in France?

    Just saw that we in Oz are getting with the swing of butter shortages too - pies, pastry etc also gets a mention
  24. For Randy Sohn