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#91
The Lounge / Re: No more email notices of p...
Last post by MPlayle - February 04, 2024, 05:29:23 AM
The test worked.

I was getting the "notices" indicator at the top of the page when logged in, but not the direct emails.  I guess I needed to uncheck and recheck the setting for it to take after the last forum update.

Thanks Dan!
#92
Shop Tools And Equipment / Re: Metal lathe review coming
Last post by 94touring - February 03, 2024, 06:41:43 PM
Needed to create some bushings today.  Went pretty quickly getting the OD to 29.5mm.  One thing I added was a dial indicator to check for runout before I start turning.  After watching YouTube clips learned that one of the three chuck tighting spots will be most accurate.  I found the one that's under 3 thousands and marked it as the tightening spot.  Here's a before and after on a bushing I needed to make.

Also did a test run creating a specific bolt I need for another project.  Not entirely happy with the first rendition but will go again.  The head is particularly tricky.  Will need to thread the final piece once I'm done.
#93
The Lounge / Re: No more email notices of p...
Last post by 94touring - February 03, 2024, 06:29:46 PM
I'll send you a test PM.  Must be the new forum software.  I get other notifications via the top icon on the page.
#94
The Lounge / Re: No more email notices of p...
Last post by MPlayle - February 03, 2024, 05:08:00 PM
I had already verified mine were checked.  As a precaution, I went ahead and unchecked and then rechecked those settings.  I haven't received a PM since to know if that fixed the issue.

#95
The Lounge / Re: No more email notices of p...
Last post by cstudep - February 03, 2024, 12:06:37 PM
Up in the top left (at least for me) under your profile there is a Notifications link. Click on that and it should take you to a page where about 3/4 of the way down there is a check box to receive emails for both new messages, and replies to messages. Are those checked? I had to go out and recheck those options a while back.
#96
The Lounge / No more email notices of pendi...
Last post by MPlayle - February 03, 2024, 08:56:25 AM
I noticed recently that the forum is no longer sending any email notices that someone has sent you an PM.  Is this a forum change or did a default setting get changed and we need to individually turn it back on?

#97
The Lounge / Re: A new game... Post pics fr...
Last post by BruceK - February 02, 2024, 08:24:48 AM
So...  my once-a-week bathing routine is entirely justified!   :13:
#98
The Lounge / Re: Due to arrive soon
Last post by 94touring - February 01, 2024, 05:25:58 PM
The bus saga continues.  Earlier in the week I thought I'd try a bearing style swivel arm pivot point kit I got from Brazil.  The idea was it would make steering even lighter.  Well it probably did a little but also got steering play back.  Today I pulled it out and investigated what's going on.  I took the swing lever portion out as well, which clamps to the center pin.  On my bench I could get a look at it better. Used an adjustable reamer to lightly hone the clamping part after I viced it snug to the pin, then knocked the pin out and ran the reamer. It showed some highs and lows, various defects, but didn't appear wallowed out.  Didn't take anything significant off it with the reamer.  Put the pin back in and gorilla tightened down the clamp and then with it viced into position, gave it some pulls and pushes and to my unfortunate dismay it spun about the pin.  So not good. I fashioned up a shim using a very thin feeler gauge and clamped it, then  gave it the rotation test and it wouldn't budge.  Also tried this special bearing loctite that's some strong stuff and it also held it tight as can be.  But, I found a reproduction arm online so pressed buy now.  Shims and loctite will work in a pinch but not really worth the risk. Pics...

#99
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2024
Last post by BruceK - February 01, 2024, 04:57:17 PM
Quote from: Scargo on February 01, 2024, 01:50:27 PMhttps://youtu.be/5z_qf4WBUIA

It's such a special team that is at the very core of F1.  I can't see how any driver wouldn't want to join them.
#100
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2024
Last post by Scargo - February 01, 2024, 01:50:27 PM