new whip arrived

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Rides and Projects' started by fabiostar, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
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    my wife insane
    well when i say new and whip its different lol... i do a fair bit of turning work with my lathe i have atm ,like pretty much every firestorm in britain that has a lightweight flywheel fitted has been made by me..

    but bigger is always better. so gents meet my new whip. she aint pretty but its running true as the day it was build . weighs in around the 2 ton and iv still to get it into the cave.

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  2. Polobrat666 RMS Regular

    Polobrat666
    Location:
    Larne
    Drives:
    Cars/MT09 Tracer
    That's done a few miles (y)
     
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  3. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    its done a few years thats for sure lol.. im amazed how these old units run as well and stay true for all these years. id take one of these old units over newer far east yokes that bend like knicker elastic after ten years
     
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  4. n3il RMS Regular

    n3il
    Location:
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    Found the front door for the legs and what I think is a mounting plate for the 4 jaw chuck, I've left them beside the garage door if you are ever passing.
     
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  5. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
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    ah happy days il drop up past monday evening and get them.... iv only now got the dam thing into the mancave lol... had to cut the door open and use a winch lol..
     
  6. n3il RMS Regular

    n3il
    Location:
    Belfast
    Drives:
    CRXvtec/vtis
    No regrets lol
     
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  7. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    cant wait to get ripped into it lol.... got it grounded tonight so can finish the cave now and start it up this weekend to see how it cuts. iv a few flywheels sitting waiting here to be done atm.
     
  8. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    somebody slap me HARD if i ever say i want a bigger lathe again.

    cave extended by 10 feet sorted..
    first problem getting a chuck with internal jaws. in the end had to pull the trigger on a new chuck ,which then meant i had to machine myself a new backplate for a 165mm metric chuck outa the old one made for a 7.5 inch imperial size chuck.. they are made from cast iron which is horrific stuff to work, messy isnt the word but.

    oh yeah the gearing for the spindle speeds !!!! jesus somebody kill me please but thats all sorted aswell.

    chuck all sorted.
    speeds all sorted
    cave all sorted
    my fingers in tatters all sorted.
    but its finished.

    old one
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    machined to fit new chuck

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    mounted
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    and all tucked up in the cave

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  9. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
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    and what i actually bought this for happened this eveing. after mucho setting up and getting the lathe proper, these things take a bit of loving lol.. i was able to get my first flywheel in, clocked and machined. big girl does what it says on the tin .

    heres an old one beside the machined one for an idea of sizes.

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  10. turbopresh RMS Regular

    turbopresh
    Location:
    belfast
    Drives:
    yamaha r1
    Awesome fabs!! Love it!
     
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  11. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    they are like bikes, you start with one then look round and realise you have as many lathes as bikes lol
     
  12. turbopresh RMS Regular

    turbopresh
    Location:
    belfast
    Drives:
    yamaha r1
    I wish I had this problem .. would love a lathe
     
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  13. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
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    they are bloody great things jonny, i was gona sell my wee one when i got the big girl going but find myself attached to it lol plus its handy for small stuff.
     
  14. pablo RMS Moderator

    pablo
    Location:
    Glengrimley
    is the mirror so you can admire yourself while lathing? :grinning:
     
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  15. turbopresh RMS Regular

    turbopresh
    Location:
    belfast
    Drives:
    yamaha r1
    I was feeling inspired and picked this up last night :grinning: .. needs some minor recommissioning and a cross slide/tool post.. but aside from that she’s in really good shape.
     

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  16. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
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    I feel compelled to be a lathe-grammar smartarse right now.

    The noun is lathe. The verb is to turn.

    You can admire yourself while turning.
     
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  17. turbopresh RMS Regular

    turbopresh
    Location:
    belfast
    Drives:
    yamaha r1
    Apis you nerd.. you are correct though.

    Not had much time at her, spent a couple of hours tidying up the bed, lead screw and top slide (before and after attached). All lubricated, adjusted and running smoothly now - still a few hours to spend the rest of it yet mind. Waiting for the guys in the toolroom hopefully sorting out the missing top/toolpost situation with my compound slide so I can take it for a test drive :grinning:
     

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  18. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    lol no its not for checking my makeup lol. it bounces more light about the place but, it also makes it a lot easier to just glance over at when im say boring down into a blind hole for instance.
     
  19. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
    just over there.
    Drives:
    my wife insane
    very nice jonny, nice find. you will end up getting addicted lol
     
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  20. turbopresh RMS Regular

    turbopresh
    Location:
    belfast
    Drives:
    yamaha r1
    cheers fabs, don't suppose you've acquired any spare compunds/tool posts with your latest purchase lol :laughing: where's the best place to get one, it's look like the tool room are out of action at the moment as they have 2 machines broken down and production to keep on top of :worried:
     
  21. DriftnSlide RMS Regular

    DriftnSlide
    Location:
    East Antrim
    Drives:
    S60 D5 SE
    Tell the truth.
    It's for dancing in front of, with her underwear on and a pair of race boots, while you selfie yourself for Grindr. ;) lol
     
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  22. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
    Location:
    NW
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    Talking of lathes, here's a wee pic of my Myford S7.

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  23. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
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    spare tool posts i dont have, im actually looking a quick change post for mine. your best bet is the facebook groups for lathes. some really good ones with guys who know what they are at and parts hoarders. try the uk myford group or the drummond group.
     
  24. fabiostar RMS Regular

    fabiostar
    Location:
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    god thats a clean lathe. they get great reports those 7s
     
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  25. Apis RMS Regular

    Apis
    Location:
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    Spindle bore is a bit small but there are endless amounts of accessories for them, new or second hand. And this one has the gearbox added too.
    I have a vertical slide which attaches to the T-slots on the crossslide which means you can use it for small milling jobs. It's a 1968, so even older than me.
     

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