siddha

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About siddha

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  • Birthday 10/26/1948

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    Lincolnshire
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    Soul Music, Veteran/Vintage Cars, Ruskin Pottery and Janus Syndrome.

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  1. How's your day?

    Must remember this configuration for those future occasions when trying to do apparently impossible ...................... Clever! I like it!
  2. How's your day?

    No a Myford 7 can turn a maximum diameter of 7" over the bed and 10" by 1.5" thick in the gap; between centres the ML7 can handle material up to 20" in length and the Super 7 19" - or both a little more if you allow the tailstock to overhang the end of the bed. Though I have a nagging memory of some guy modifying a ML7 so that both headstock and tailstock could be independently moved vertically. I have a Murad Bormilathe that does that but even so not to "swing" a 30" diameter piece. I note that the word used was "turn" ...................................
  3. Christmas Memories

    That has brought back memories for me our version was slightly different............... 'One cold stormy night in the midst of November And the wind blew And the snow snew And three Robbers sat in a cave.. The captain said to one of them "Tell us a tale" And then the tale began 'One cold stormy night etc.
  4. How's your day?

    Today I shall be mostly rearranging a lifetime's collection of tools into a new rolling tool cabinet and deciding on how to recycle the old containers. This apparently simple task will take hours of deliberation and care because once a particular type of spanner is placed in a particular drawer it may be lost forever - to me anyway because I worry that I shall forget where and why I put it that drawer and not another. Do I put the various smiters in the bottom drawer because some of them are heavy or should that drawer be used for pullers/extractors....? I do know that at some point I will depart and join some similar minded chums to assess the quality of the new cask of Wainwrights.
  5. How's your day?

    Hi Rog, I did find some at Beaulieu Autojumble ........ a French guy had what I wanted. Fitted to car and has improved things considerably when running though now more difficult to start and occasionally spits back. I will fiddle further in 2018. The winter weather means I use the car less frequently so it can go into Carcoon and I can bring something meaty into the garage to work on in winter months.
  6. How's your day?

    Today I shall be mostly fiddling with a new old lathe and then drinking pints whilst watching Wasps vs Northampton
  7. How's your day?

    Today I shall be mostly sorting out a damaged aluminium crankcase that a mate has managed to weld for me. It will no doubt be distorted and require re-machining in places before new white metal bearings can be made and bored. If all goes well I shall get to watch a bit of rugby or football and then a pint or two...........life could be a lot worse!
  8. Famous sayings reworded

    Yep think it should read "force of suction" sorry.
  9. Famous sayings reworded

    Deliver a programme of learning experiences to parents immediate female ancestor within the range statement pertaining to the acquisition of performance skill of drawing the contents of hard shelled reproductive bodies into the mouth by inhalation and the attendant forks of suction
  10. Nottingham Hauliers

    If you could you needed to retard the ignition before you attempted swing anything
  11. 1919 and the mews in London where WO Bentley co-ordinated the efforts of the team that designed/built his first cars. I would willingly have been a minion in that line up. Must have been inspiring in more ways than one.
  12. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    All I said was an equal start in life would be a good move............. What happens after that would be up to the child and their parents. It is sad that some children should really be protected from their inadequate parents............it is a dreadful world!!!!
  13. You Couldn't Make this Up !

    I agree with most of what has been said about "equality" but wouldn't it be a fairer world if we could all have an equal start in life? Most of us did not and children born now do not!
  14. How's your day?

    Daughter in Loughborough phoned to say her cat is on her roof................................ I reckon she thought I could go and sort it!! I reassured her that it would come down somehow. .............I think!!
  15. Classic cars

    What a lovely job !! Credit to you plantfit I really like seeing a well turned out stationary engine.