Thule Car Top Repair

January 2, 2017 § Leave a comment

Plastic and I don’t get along.  Turns out the little plastic “clamps” break pretty easy.  Made some flat aluminum washers of sorts and brought them back to life.

May change how it sits on rails but I am pretty sure it will be below the rail surface.  

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Sputnik Jig Setup

January 2, 2017 § Leave a comment

Experimenting with slotting tubing for dropouts on Sheldon Horizontal Mill.  Vise allows pass through for stays and keeps various diameters centered on slotting saw.  For tapered tubes the vise can be tilted to compensate and a round wire on the top of vee block makes for rigid setup.

Sputnik main tube fixture on the old horizontal mill.

Sputnik Chainstay Fixture on M22 Diamond Mill.

Another view of slotting setup.  Cut a bunch of straight 4130 to dial it in.  

Pimped out Barrell Adjusters and another Faux Headset

September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

Finished up a few projects.  Another Faux Headset for a friend and mods to some cool brass barrel adjusters for another local shop.

Diamond Mills

August 29, 2016 § Leave a comment

Cleaning up and adjusting coming along pretty well.  Arbor removal was stubborn but done.  Cut some tubing on one of them just cuz… 

Rewired all done and motors good.  Rewired one of the coolant pumps…worked good until I reassembled…now showing some sparks.  On the list but don’t plan to use them anyway.  

More soon

Diamond M22 Horizontal Milling Machines

June 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Two Diamond M22 Horizontal Mills.  Picked up this morning and got them both into the shop.  Trip was thankfully uneventful!  One is more complete than the other…missing overarm bracket and one crank.  Saved from county school system many years ago…very little wear and should clean up nice.

1000lb each

Made in LA..neat to find them on East coast.

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Sturmey Archer 3 Speed Fixed w/ Dyno Drum Brake

May 26, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Frame Progress

April 10, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Initial setup in jig.  Got some more hours of cleanup and adjusting to do before brazing starts but happy with it so far.