Today I acquired this
Orkney HGV/PSV MOTs are a bit different. We have a tester up once every 4-6 weeks. If you fail that’s you off the road till the next time he’s up. If you can get a retest then. There is always a panic when they are up. He is up all week and I’ve been flat out.
I just love the galloping graduations on the hand wheel ... you'll have to put a comparison list when you get it fitted as what it says on the wheel and what it actually is .
Today again a delivery from Myford country.
Obtained from a well known British dealer in the hope of finally being able to properly level my ML7 and get at every corner of the machine again:
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.... but according to the customs papers country of origin: India .....
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I can't say that I would now drop to my knees out of enthusiasm for the quality of the goods.
I have seen better ... and much better ....
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I now have to measure and compare for parallelism and height - if the hole pattern was right, that wouldn't be all bad either - if that's all ok, I won't grumble about the aesthetics - but I'm getting ready for less aspirational results ...
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The pieces in the pictures in the offer of the dealer looked clearly different.
Having a handwheel at the end of the lead screw turned out to be desirable.
It fits, but seems to come from the same dark corner of the city on the subcontinent ...
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Let's say: I am less than impressed.
If the parts work in the end it should be good so far - but the stuff also cost money , that was not directly a bargain.
Our problem over here, of course, is that there is no Myford used (replacement) parts (flea) market.
So we must order everything from someone somewhere ...
Buying an English machine in my own country of machine builders - after Brexit - was perhaps not one of my best ideas.
It'll be fine in the end,
Apart from that it's perfect
I bought cheap first time on rigger boots for at home , Now spent that little bit more and find them real comfy and warm. Lifes too short
Today I acquired a SW Motech centre stand that I ordered on Christmas day with some money I got.
It was supposed to be in stock but heard nothing until I called them last week, there had been a mix up and there was no stock but more would be in soon.
Took 10 minutes to fit
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Means I don't have to use the Abba SkyLift for chain maintenance etc
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