Do I need 'the' tool

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Do I need 'the' tool

Postby silverarrow » Mon Sep 15, 2003 5:08 pm

Ah but latter day brass is to EU spec and therefore comes apart at the seems as soon as pressure is applied. I have got a screwdriver from that era which is still in perfect condition despite use as a chisel, scribe, wedge lever etc as well as for screws.

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Postby lawrence » Mon Sep 15, 2003 6:46 pm

Now now! I won't hear a word against the EU. whoever thought of all those ridiculous measurements;- 5/16 11/32 etc. When i'm working on my japper i don't need a calculator to work out the next size spanner, " Now let's see, I need the next size up from 11mm, errrrrrrrmmmmm that is ??????? oh yes 12mm!!"

I love the Imperial measurements because they are so so impractical!![:o)]

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Postby lawrence » Mon Sep 15, 2003 6:49 pm

Oooooooh, I'm a teen!! I feel like dancing off like the 'bracing' Skegness man!

I also vote to buy the tool! I also still recommend a trip to an owners night to drain their brains.

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Postby Colin F » Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:50 pm

You might consider Imperial measurements impractical but they do make sense! I can look at a nut and say yes thats a 3/8 and reach for the right spanner. When I'm working on the nasty metric nuts on the car it normally takes 3 goes to find the right spanner.
I have however got a metric adjustable, and yes it is adjustable and only fits metric nuts.

Finally Lawrence well done on reaching the "teen" mark!

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Postby lawrence » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:00 am

Thanks Colin. I feel guilty for having taken the mick out of your single obsession now[^]

I'll get over it[}:)]

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Postby silverarrow » Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:15 pm

I thought there was only two sizes of spanner, the right one and the wrong one[?]

Seriously though getting or making the right tool for extracting coggy things is a good investment in time and/or money.[^]

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Postby Biscuit » Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:08 pm

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Originally posted by Colin Farrington

The correct tool for the job is the best idea.
Regarding brass drifts, I have been using the same drift ever since working on bikes and it was my fathers, he got his Matchless new from the factory in 1948 and to the best of my knowledge there has never been a chip come off it!



If I had proffered this reason to the craftsman who taught me my trade, I would have received a hearty cuff on the ear and put on tubeplate deburring for a week. Apart from 10 silly little increments equals 1 of the next idiotic dimension and so on' the metric system has little to offer over imperial. Imperial drawings are in feet and inches, end of story, metric drawing contain mm. cm, and metres, they seem to forget dcm. On some drawings I have seen, Chapelon locomotive drawings, metres are omitted, and you get ridiculous dimensions like 1003 mm.




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Postby Biscuit » Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:16 pm

[:(] A further thought on metrication,petrol at 78p (15/6) a litre equates to £3/5/4d a gallon, handy for Mr.Brown to hide, or make his tax apparently less painful.




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Postby lawrence » Thu Sep 18, 2003 10:33 pm

And I thought it was expensive in 1970 at 36p a gallon [:(]

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Postby silverarrow » Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:05 pm

I can well remember my trip to Well St garage with it's solitary Jet pump and buying my first bikes' first gallon of petrol. 4s/10d which is around 24p in new money, that must have been 1967.

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