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Offline Mani123

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Hello from Birmingham
« on: March 25, 2015, 03:01:58 PM »
Hello mad modders

My names Mani and I'm from the west Midlands I was informed to this forum by John as in Mr doubleboost. I also came across this forum via searching for Harrison l5 restoration. I stumbled across mick toons resto. What a fab result he concluded to.

I have inherited my fathers Harrison l5 lathe with some tooling, although it's not in the best of states. It's my next project. I am looking to start my own machine shop for my own hobby pleasure and at some point will be looking to purchase a milling machine. My interests are largely in engines be it two or four stroke. I collect rc engines from around the world mainly nitro marine engines.

I hope to get some pics up of the lathe as I need some help getting it apart! But will be posting in the appropriate section




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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 05:57:52 PM »
hi and welcume

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 08:56:26 PM »
Welcome Aboard  :nrocks:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 10:15:05 PM »
Hi Mani, welcome!  :beer:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 05:31:36 AM »
Hello Mani, Welcome to the forum, I am glad you enjoyed the posts of my lathe rebuild, good luck with doing yours too . Please post some photos  cheers Mick

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 05:36:28 AM »
Hello there, you don't have to be :loco: but it helps :wave:
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 06:26:03 AM »
Welcome Mani, you are in good company there.

Jim

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 07:44:40 AM »
Hi Mani,

As you are in the centre of the old UK engineering word no doubt we will see you on direct competition with those Geordie blokes when it comes to car boot finds.

Dave.

p.s.  This may come in handy,  particularly for our US colleagues.

http://www.geordie.org.uk

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 08:02:30 AM »
 Hi Mani

                    Welcome to MadModder , look forward to seeing some of your engines.

                                                              Cheers David

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2015, 11:59:19 AM »
Haha yes I used to go car boots with my father some time ago. I shall be going this Sunday. I hope I get some good finds. Although I here most car boots are now like trade sales😳 non the less I will be going. And looking for more in and around the west mids

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2015, 06:43:22 PM »
Hi Mani,welcome to the madhouse. Be interested to see some pics of your Harrison 15,I have the 12" swing L6 model. Had the gearbox apart and rebuilt a few months back so maybe some similarities in the dismantling process.....OZ.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2015, 03:30:26 PM »
can anyone help with how to post pic which are on my phone via the phone?

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2015, 01:04:28 PM »
Some pics of the old l5 it's in relatively good condition. I would like to clean it down and change all fluids and grease but have come to a halt for now as I've got exams over the next 9 weeks :doh: it hasn't been used for the last 22 years or so and I checked the oil in the headstock which seems to have pulled all the moisture out of the air and turned the oil white!!! It runs though :D

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2015, 03:35:47 PM »
Mani,it looks a very serviceable machine,get her cleaned down and perhaps a fresh coat of paint and things will look a whole lot better. The old gear oil will indeed have absorbed moisture over the years.

Do you have much in the way of tooling or attachments for this lathe?.......OZ.
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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2015, 01:51:13 PM »

 Hi Mani,

                Welcome to the forum, and thanks for showing the pics of your lathe.

                                                                           Cheers David

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Re: Hello from Birmingham
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2015, 04:32:20 PM »
Welcome just southish of you here.  :wave:
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