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Old still works.

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:48 pm
by Dallas Landers
My buddy is 76 and still works every day. He is repairing a 160 ton press. He needed to turn a brass bushing and his lathe was too small. He asked if he could use my old Rockford belt drive. Hoe could I refuse since he gave it to me. Had a great day learning tips and tricks and visiting with him in the shop. A couple shots of it in action.
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And to think this machine was headed for scrap when he saved it. It sat in storage for 15 years till I put it to use. These old machines are great.

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm
by Duey_C
Yessss! :)

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:23 am
by ironhorse
Nuttin wrong wit dat! looks like it might have taken 3 apes and a boy to get that in place before you bolted it down. :)

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:30 am
by Burger in Spokane
So icky and messy ! Isn't there an app for doing this, so we don't have to ?

When will this self-reliant, industrious, skill stuff ever end ?

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Re: Old still works.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:53 pm
by Dallas Landers
GR , would you beleve a 76 year old buddy and I moved it from his building by jacking it up, put it on dollies and rolled it about a hundred ft to the door where we loaded it with his fork lift.

At my place we used an engine hoist . Not as easy as a fork lift! When you want something you just git er done.

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:10 am
by ironhorse
Still That looks like a 2 6 pack job, it is amazing what we can accomplish when we want to! :D

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:46 am
by Duey_C
It truly IS amazing what a little beer will do to get a project completed.
:)

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:28 pm
by Dallas Landers
I have spent the last two days installing a new furnace and water heater in my house. No thats not the "old still works" part.
My buddy Joe is a heating and air guy and got me all the stuff. Tonight he came over to hook up lines for compressor and pull a vacum to make it all work. I got his vacum pump out of his van and could not believe how heavy this little old pump was. When I say old, his dad built this when he was in high school. He is 86 now.
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Now he charged me for the work but to my suprise the bill was already paid. After we hooked up the pump we were running late for a meeting at the fire station. He asked if I wanted to ride with him. I asked the same only I was going to drive the TT. Well since he went to Missouri with me to get it and hadnt had a ride yet the decision was made. You should have heard him laugh as he watched my gps speedo as we came into town on SR 9 at a blistering 39 mph. In a wood truck thats smokin! He said that was payment enough.

Re: Old still works.

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:35 pm
by Ruxstel24
Yeah, that's an old pump Dallas. I bet she sucked it right out still !! :? :lol:

Mine is so old, the plastic handle with the switch just fell apart the other day, still works, used it today.