Right. Back to the boredom stakes. Or rather from the sublime to the ridiculous. Two of the jobs I had running yesterday couldn't be further apart,both in size and application. These are nearly finished,Drive sprockets for a Panther tank rebuild
Inside hole is 660mm And this little job
120 special application valves . Stainless steel body with a 1.5mm hole up its wotsit,40mm deep. Broke one drill yesterday ,by blowing the swarf off the drill. Second drill has lasted 40 holes so far. Pretty good run yesterday. 80 holes to go then,followed by a bit of turning. Then fun,fun,fun. 5 holes drilled in radially, 0,3mm diameter....
Brakes should be able to lock up, maybe your pedal ratio is wrong? Mine require more effort than the mondeo but not overly so.
I'm not using a bias box on either. Standard yellow tag on the Mini and a Wilwood 1" tandem on the Escort. Probably just need to exert myself more. They both stop fine but it's hardly like throwing an anchor out the window
The track adjusters would also have been so much nicer to machine if Nudgerss had supplied the steel
Anyway,that was just a little aside,as to why my three wheeled wagon isn't rolling on at the pace I would like. The Ft tank project takes up a lot of my time ,as well as the Panther and a 251 half track....
Great stuff JB. Going to be quite a different machine to the stuff they usually roll.
Nudger is a common nickname for people with the surname Needham
I find stuff like this really interesting. Spike Milligan was born Terence, but says in his autobiography that when asked his name in the Army, and replied 'Milligan, sir', the reply was 'Spike, then.' 'No sir. Terence.' 'No. All Whites are Chalky, all Smiths are Smudger and all Millgans are Spike.'
And now it seems all Needhams are Nudger. I wonder why?
No idea. There was a full back who played for Sheff Utd who had the nickname but don’t know which came first.