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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Tomorrow I will get pix and info.
    I have to clean out that parts bay anyways,
    Just to get to the shelves!!
    Good deal! Thanks

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  • Captain
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    Tomorrow I will get pix and info.
    I have to clean out that parts bay anyways,
    Just to get to the shelves!!

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    FYI......
    I have some "Keyed" machine crank wheels for the modest fee of Shipping and a donation to keep the Beer Fridge Stocked....

    If interested, I will get dimensions, as they are buried in my swap meet sale totes, out in the Blue Barn.
    I believe I have 3 left
    Any idea what the overall diameters are? Of course I can only afford Red, White, and Blue these days . Like having sex in a canoe. Fornicating close to aqua pura

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  • Captain
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    FYI......
    I have some "Keyed" machine crank wheels for the modest fee of Shipping and a donation to keep the Beer Fridge Stocked....

    If interested, I will get dimensions, as they are buried in my swap meet sale totes, out in the Blue Barn.
    I believe I have 3 left

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    clever

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    FYI for anyone interested (probably no one...), here's a few pictures of the modified drill press. I still have to bolt it down and align it, but that'll wait for another day.
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    And now I have a precision positioning drill press. No it's not a substitute for a tiny milling machine. It's not rigid enough, nor will it hold an end mill correctly. But it will be nice to be able to drill holes in a pattern and be able to get them located in the right spots.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Took some time yesterday and finished a side project, getting a screw jack assembly on my old Delta radial drill press. Working good, but I'm going to make 1 modification to it. It needs a thrust bearing or bushing at the end of the acme screw where it lifts the table. Also modified the x-y positioning table I've had so that it nestles right up to the main column. Only thing left is to drill and tap 4 3/8-16 bolt holes to hold the table on x-y positioning table on the drill press table. That's tomorrow's task. And when done, gets another thing off of the workbench.

    Then back to the garage and the whatever project

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Howe Racing was recommended for the hydraulic throwout bearing assembly. They recommended a 3/4-inch bore master, and around a 6:1 pedal ratio. That's what I built.

    Dan may remember the -4 flex hose we used in the lab in A^2. It had a much heavier wall than the stuff typically used for brakeand clutch flex lines. It had a much higher burst pressure. The id was similar to-3 line typically used and a larger od. Crimped fittings only. Bottom line is that when used for hydraulic pressure lines, flex wa much less, so clutches and brakes worked so much better. I still have a bunch of it from buying it from the supplier for my Mini. Hopefully I can find the stash of end fittings and someone to crimp them on for me.

    In our area, it should be Albany Valve, as they are the Swagelok supplier. Haven't checked yet... guess that's gotta get on the to do list!

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  • Russell
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    Just don't over clutch it. Hydrologic clutch hopefully will not be to bad. You have gone this far I think you owe it to yourself to put the drive speed in.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Oh well, tomorrow's another day. And I'm not planning on upholstered floor boards. Just a zizz wheel and whatever will fit in the Whatever project!

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Yup I'm getting old and decrepit! Left foot doesn't have a lot of feeling in it, back damage, not diabetic neuropathy. And I haven't driven a stick since this became an issue. So that's one concern. And not wanting to redo it whenever I get it mostly finished. On the other hand, I have to admit that I would rather drive with 5 and 3, than mush and 2.

    Arg! As Dan said, I'm an enginerd, and tend to waaaaaaaayyyyyyy overthink things. Hey those of you who are in the same boat know what I mean...

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  • Russell
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    I have never had an auto with an non stock converter. I knew enough to ask for a shift kit when it got rebuilt but not the stall.

    With that being said I think a stick is more fun. My street/strip car and daily driver are both stick cars. My tow/trash truck is an auto and I like it that way.

    If you want to future proof it pick an auto and get a core and trim the floor to fit that way it will be an easy swap if you decide to hand in your man card later on!

    Lite car with a quick change a TH350 would be fine. A 4L60 may be easier to find. But do they require a computer?

    As always my advice is worth what you paid for it!

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  • DanStokes
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    Um - maybe overthinking this a bit? Not that an enginerd would do that.......

    I vote for a 5 speed for maximum flexibility. That's how I'm going on the MGB and, as noted, I'm WAY older than you are!

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  • cstmwgn
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    This seems like at opportunity to learn
    How would the cam be different for an auto vs a manual?

    My two cents - for a play car that is only driven locally on nice days - Id go stick until it got to hard then convert it to auto when your using your walker full time.

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  • dave.g.in.gansevoort
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    Originally posted by Russell View Post
    I have always heard auto is easier to package. But you already did the clutch, that is the hardest part? When you picture your self driving the car are you banging gears or cruising in an auto? That's you answer.
    Therein lies the question I'm struggling with. I'm not old like Dan (sorry Dan, but it's true), however I'm knocking on 70, and it's not getting any easier to row thru the gears. Having said that, I really do like shifting for myself. So what would you do, given the options? And why?

    Like you stated, I've already gone 85 or 90 percent of the way, and it would certainly be less expensive at this point. I'dlike to hear what everyone has experienced with various types of transmission.

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