Meddings Pacera Refurb

  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Gone and bought myself a Meddings bench drill...

    I was sure somebody would bid on it so I bid $5 over the reserve... and won!

    That will be three drills, one Denbigh, one Fobco and the Meddings (and the disassembled NZ made one I have secretly hidden under the bench).
     
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  2. gaz1

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    nice but why need 3 drills

    it would have been nice if you had bought something that was needed and you really wouldnt mind

    then again i did that with my myford bidded on it expected others to out bid me never thought id win it

    but i won it
     
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  3. maz0

    maz0 Forum Supporter

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    Are you on the right forum? :laughing:
     
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  4. Turbo Member

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    Several drills is handy if you are doing a lot of repetitive drilling of large holes, 3mm drill in the fobco, 12mm in the meddings & 25mm in the denbigh - no messing around swapping bits & pulley speeds!
     
  5. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Forum Supporter

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    If you need to be told, you don't... err, wait, no.

    Three is better than two :dontknow:
     
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  7. Morrisman

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    I did that with a Harley a few years ago..... someone will definitely outbid me...but nice that I pretended to have a go at buying one...... but next day......
     
  8. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    And number 4 with the countersink to deburr...

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
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  9. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    Saw the title and thought you had been on the Forklift again.
     
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  10. spencer 427 Member

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    You definitely need three. Even if you think ya dont .
     
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  11. Maker

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    I like "If you have to ask, you don't know!", gets a lot of confused stares. :laughing:
     
  12. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Well that was an interesting trip out - it’s seriously bigger than I thought! The Fobco is a good sized 1/2” drill I thought, but this is a monster!

    It’s pretty solid with rust/dirt at the moment, and I’ve had to work quite hard to get it all free, the head is still stuck on the column. The motor is a new Crompton Parkinson made in 1999. Not bad! The chuck is CVA, not Jacobs. The paint is really good and doesn’t need redoing so this one will be a clean and back in service job. No point in fixing something that works!
     
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  13. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Work for today has been getting the column clean, and I’ve not been successful - it’s taking a lot of work, this poor machine has been neglected.

    Scarily the head was only held on by being seized to the column. The head is not light be any means. Wow. I left it to soak in oil overnight and this morning started to slam the column on a piece of hardwood (Purple Heart) and finally she started moving down. I came up with this plan last night but felt it was more sympathetic to wait until the morning, it was rather loud!

    The switch is supposedly broken. It’s a Santon drum switch. Looks ok. I’m going to try and wire it with new cable as the old stuff was 1950s mush. This old cable always fails. I don’t want to fit a new switch as the original plate is like a dartboard, it’s amazing!
     
  14. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Funny I went to a place and they asked if I could drive a forklift, I said yes. It is true, I can drive one (poorly!).
     
  15. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Column almost clean and fitted to see how big it’ll be - the answer is quite big!

    The switch was apparently broken but as suspected it’s the wiring. I did a test on another motor and my test cord and it’s perfectly fine. Result!
     
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  16. spencer 427 Member

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    About the same size as my progress no2
     
  17. Dieselkid 63

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    Column is 70mm - 2.75”!

    Apparently this is a light duty one, L model. It weighs 101kg, I think the Fobco weighs 67kg so a serious weight increase. This model was released in 1964, and sold for £48! £980 in today’s money.

    I’ve got the head on the column, it was a hard task! Rewired the switch and it works. The motor is a replacement and a tad heavy, so it’s sitting a bit low. I might replace it. I’ve provisionally sold the Fobco but I might not let it go just yet. I still like it and it’d be sad to see it go!
     
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  18. spencer 427 Member

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    They dont make em like that anymore. Nice heavy duty drills.
     
  19. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Yeah awesome stuff! I have a goal for the future to buy a Leyland Martian, so I will need a proper setup of workshop machinery for it.
     
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  20. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Another day, a different Meddings drill. This one is better than the other one in that it does more. It’s also worse, in that it’s a bit broken, but I’ll try and see to fixing that.

    Im not wanting to repaint it yet, as the old paint is good. I’m going to be replacing all the bearings, inspecting a damaged shaft, new oil seals and oil, and replacing the delrin gear if possible. It should be quite a nice drill!
     
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