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    Mike, That is a new OEM 5 speed knob that I...

    Mike, That is a new OEM 5 speed knob that I turned down a few years ago. It was much larger in diameter originally. In the 3rd pic after turning it down, you can see it is shaped differently than an...
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    Capt, thanks for the interest in this concept. No...

    Capt, thanks for the interest in this concept. No material needs to be removed from the top. Both circles can be cut starting at the edge of the flat and emulate the original in size, as well as fit...
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    Thats cool Capt! Nice coloring, looks great! I...

    Thats cool Capt! Nice coloring, looks great!

    I have the $9.00 aluminum knob that I bought on Ebay in order to dissect. The font is slightly larger and the inner circle will have to be cut right...
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    Some of the new keytags that you get for $1.99 on...

    Some of the new keytags that you get for $1.99 on Ebay aren't too bad and the vinyl buttons can be carefully removed with a little heat from a heatgun applied to the backside. You can immediately...
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    Its your thread, reply as much as you want. That...

    Its your thread, reply as much as you want. That side by side pic really shows that you aced it. One thing I know about maple is, it is really difficult for stain to penetrate into it being such a...
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    In the description it says...Material: aluminium...

    In the description it says...Material: aluminium alloy. I'll let you know for sure when it gets here. I don't have a lathe, so I think I'll farm this out to a machinist friend.

    Guy - There are a...
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    Yep thats it Mike. I have a link to the Ebay...

    Yep thats it Mike. I have a link to the Ebay auction in my last post if anyone else wants to attempt making a new map button from one of these. I might even be able to make an insert from it as...
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    WOW!! Great job! I was looking for the...

    WOW!! Great job!

    I was looking for the easiest, most economical way to replace my shift map. I was never very impressed with the longevity of the acrylic stock map buttons that crack so easily,...
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    Yes, my insert is split. I think more are, than...

    Yes, my insert is split. I think more are, than are not. If you get a limited run of inserts made from a suitable metal and consider selling them, put me on the list for one. I'll even send you my...
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    It appears to be the original natural wood color...

    It appears to be the original natural wood color but being the 4th owner, anything could be possible and I noticed someone did paint the base with aluminum color paint.
    I did spin it and removed...
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    Looks great! The coloring of the wood and perhaps...

    Looks great! The coloring of the wood and perhaps even the type of wood probably varies quite a bit so I don't think you could make a mistake with your coloring choice. Whatever you like is good....
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    Great work Captain Obvious! olzed - I found...

    Great work Captain Obvious!

    olzed - I found that most wooden knobs regardless of wood species will be turned from a blank that is comprised of two laminated booked pieces. If you study a knob...
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    Some are stainless, some are not but I have...

    Some are stainless, some are not but I have forgotten which is which. I had my non-stainless set rechromed. I have heard of the stainless variety splitting which was caused by over tightening the...
  14. Thread: Quarter Windows

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    Just this past week we were devising a plan to do...

    Just this past week we were devising a plan to do this. The trick would be to make it both functional with ease of operation and also as invisible as possible. I wouldn't like to change the outward...
  15. Now that its off, it would be a good time to...

    Now that its off, it would be a good time to study the mechanism and learn how the shoes can be backed off without resorting to extreme force. Would be good to know for the next time.
  16. This is how I do it also. If you don't get that...

    This is how I do it also. If you don't get that pawl out of the way you will never get the shoes to back off.
    After getting the shoes backed off and you find the drum is still frozen, mix up a 50/50...
  17. Thread: bachelor chow

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    This one seems to appeal to kids and men, not so...

    This one seems to appeal to kids and men, not so much with the women, so I think it would qualify as "bachelor chow". I call them "west coast choppers" fried baloney sandwiches.
    Before separating...
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    Anytime Jeff. I've been really preoccupied as of...

    Anytime Jeff. I've been really preoccupied as of late but will be glad to help if I can. Just let me know what you need. My dizzy and E12-80 module are known to be working well.
  19. Congrats Daniel! I was watching your auction with...

    Congrats Daniel! I was watching your auction with interest and am pleased that there is such interest in these clocks. To me they are a unique trinket when displayed in our HLS30s that if nothing...
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    No problem, you can have one of the Martys pick...

    No problem, you can have one of the Martys pick it up or if you want meet me next week when I'm over. Just not sure of the day or time yet. I'll PM you.

    Edit: Yes, I've seen a few instances where...
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    They were available here about a month ago when a...

    They were available here about a month ago when a friend bought a set. Not sure what he paid for them but I could ask.
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    I don't see anything that will prevent you using...

    I don't see anything that will prevent you using the tank from your Dad's but the sending unit will most likely need to be matched up because of the different possible tank capacities. This page...
  23. Thread: Welder Help

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    It could be difficult to adjust your spool...

    It could be difficult to adjust your spool tension with the wire on the spool messed up like that. I looked at my Miller, although different, it also uses a washer, spring and nut to adjust the...
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    Ask your friend if he could coat the inside as...

    Ask your friend if he could coat the inside as well.
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    I'm not familiar with that brand of welder but...

    I'm not familiar with that brand of welder but they all use the same principal in order to keep the correct tension on the spool. You may have put it back together in the wrong sequence or are...
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