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    One heck of a nice job and from the way back time.
    Bill in SE Idaho, Given enough incentive and proper motivation anything can be fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazypj View Post
    I really hope you do post about 'EVERYTHING'. I didn't read much about you until probably late 70's early 80. There are only a couple of people I 'trust'for information. Leon Moss was one, David Vizard and yourself. I used to build stuff 'all the time' (mainly because I was broke growing up in South Wales in the 60's/70's (I was 3 in 1960 )
    I am not familiar with Moss's stuff but I like Vizard's. In general good sensible, everyday, down to earth advice. He has been around the block a few times. Occasionally it falls down with some basic physics but his vast experience makes up for it. For motorcycle engine freaks some of the stuff is not totally applicable, but that is not just Vizard. Much that he and many others write about refers to porting car engines which start off with diabolical ports. So much of it is about turning a pig's ear into a silk purse, whereas motorcycle engines generally start off with far better ports which would be ruined by applying some of the same techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okapi View Post
    Hi Tony,
    As a lover of those ancient milling machines, I think you've made a very good job, in my workshop is hi big sister
    Show us some photos then.


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    Thanks tonyfoale! We've added your Horizontal Milling Machine to our Milling category,
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    Thanks tonyfoale! We've added your Surface Grinder to our Grinding category,
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    I just followed the email headline , horizontal mill . Began reading story , and development of tools and moves. The word dyno in the old picture caught my eye, and I thought this must be a motorcycle guy !?. Then the Australia ,England to Spain moves sounded awfully familiar , Welcome Tony ! From your biggest fan in this region ! . There are just tons of interesting builds of every type of machinery !
    With Admiration ,Ed Flanagan(Pennswoodsed)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennswoodsed View Post
    I just followed the email headline , horizontal mill . Began reading story , and development of tools and moves. The word dyno in the old picture caught my eye, and I thought this must be a motorcycle guy !?. Then the Australia ,England to Spain moves sounded awfully familiar , Welcome Tony ! From your biggest fan in this region ! . There are just tons of interesting builds of every type of machinery !
    With Admiration ,Ed Flanagan(Pennswoodsed)
    Ed,

    Many thanks for the kind words. I have to plead guilty, I have been known to ride a motorcycle or two from time to time as you mention. You have just given me an idea for another posting. I have made two engine dynos in the past (1960s and 1970s) by modifying car torque converters. Maybe I should write those up? Unfortunately I don't have much in the way of photos, before the advent of the digital camera I was thrifty with film.
    When I joined this forum (the only one that I am active on) I made a list of future topics to work through and I thought that it was fairly complete, but the dynos were not on it. Maybe I'll make it my next contribution.
    You are right there are tons of interesting builds here. I hope that you find my other posts as interesting as this one, but I should point out that building tools is not my passion, they are just a means toward building motorcycles, which is my passion. Hence, my tools tend to be functional without the mechanical and artistic beauty and finish of many other contributors on this forum.

    PS. I thought that I recognised your name so I searched my past emails, to see that we corresponded 6 years ago about you attending one of my Motorcycle Dynamics Seminars. Well I hope to do at least one this year on the east coast, probably in the Manchester NH area. I usually come over several times a year to race at Loudon. It would be prior to a racing weekend, possibly on a Wed. and Thurs. I do that just in case of injury whilst racing.


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