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@neftaly

Did you manage to put the appropriate hole in the fuel pump too?

@Dominic

Not yet, we discovered that the lathe end-stock was out of alignment. Or something, @jolyon has been showing me how to fix all that stuff.

This bolt with the hole in it was actually made at tangleball with the drill press! Either the bolt had a centering dip in the end, which aligned the drill, or it was a complete fluke, I broke it while threading it, and then trying to make another failed several times.

I ended up just making some adapters out of plastic, and now I have a gravity feed fuel system from a plastic drink bottle. Enough to run the engine, it was going really slow, but I put the boat on the grid at herald island and scraped all the barnacles off and polished the propeller. There where several very dizy oysters living on the propeller, no wonder it was slow.

@neftaly

Nice! FYI there's a little adjustment screw on the tailstock that'll let you align it just so.

The mill is pretty much ready to go, the temporary bolts on the base just need tightening. Any chance you could please measure how long/fat they should actually be next time you're there (including washers etc)? Then I can go out and buy the correct ones.

I can also get some dynabolts to bolt the lathe/mill to the floor if they're measured and @dangerousbeans confirms their location.

@Dominic

Yeah, it just needs SAE68 (or was it 63) oil? the petrol station didn't have anything that defiinitely looked right.

@dangerousbeans

I recon lets setup a wood/materials store location, then move electronics upstairs, maybe turn the CNC ( @jolyon ) and then figure out if the placement looks good, but I guess it's no big deal having extra holes either so maybe just go for it

@Dominic

Easy to fill those holes in back in, anyway, it's only concrete.

@neftaly

Someone offered some diesel oil, and I had no probs with using it (as it'll never get very hot inside), so it's all filled with oil now!

@neftaly

#hAKLand (will this make it index?)

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@neftaly

You can just take some if it's for the space itself

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