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    Re: Mounting a Winch

    They are called weld nuts and are available from most dedicated bolt and nut shops.

    Reliable Bolt in Edenvale and JKM industrial in Strydom Park will have.
    Turbo Fasteners (down the road from...
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    Re: My Knife Making Thread

    Peter, there are really only a couple of important factors to sharpening smooth-bladed knives:

    The first and most important is to keep the angle of the cutting edge consistent (and commensurate...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    1) Stability.
    2) Ride comfort on very rough roads.
    3) Turning ability while in axle-twisting situations.
    4) Having traction on more wheels more of the time probably enhances directional control in...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Machine is running.

    Thanks for all the help gentlemen.
    In the end, I went with Neels. Not the cheapest but his reputation for service swayed me. And so far his service has been exemplary.
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    Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2 SGL 1994

    I have also seen the TD42 badged as SGL-D.
    And I have seen several imports with other model designations.

    Whatever the designation, the Y60/ GQ never came out of the factory with an engine larger...
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    Re: Word ek oud of word ek slim.

    Ek word verseker oud. Spring lankal nie meer van my bakkie af nie (al het ek nie eers een nie). Maar ek is nog nie so oud dat ek dit nie geniet om my karre en net omtrent alles anders wat ek besit...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    And a few imposters...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Switch has 5 positions. Off and two speeds in each direction.

    There are 4 wires from the panel to the switchbox. Three are connected to the switch (black, brown and blue) and the earth wire is...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Tiaan, please see bottom of the switch with what I hope is the model number:
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    That is what I see.
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    If the motor does not have a connection panel on the side as pictured earlier by Fluffy, how does one know whether it is connected in star or delta?
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    Re: Hydraulic jack repairs

    Typically it is not worth repairing them, unless it's just the seals and you can do it yourself.
    The moment you have to pay labour, it would have been cheaper to replace.
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    Re: Nissan Patrol 4.2 SGL 1994

    Turbos can and have been run with carbs.

    But EFI givesis far easier to get the tuning right.
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    Re: SFA conversion on kzte 2002 hilux

    Not long ago he stated in a video that, if he had it to do over, he would have sold it and bought an SFA vehicle...
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    Re: DSLR Camera for Daughter

    If budget is a problem and you don't mind buying second-hand, I have a good-condition Nikon D7000 and a couple of lenses for sale.
    Camera is complete with charger, manual, battery and USB cable.
    ...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier

    A space frame is a seperate tubular-steel chassis. One could say "body around frame". Monocoque and Unibody are something else, but to my mind there is not enough difference between those two to...
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    Re: Stolen Nikon equipment

    Jammer om te hoor Deon.

    Sal uitkyk.
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Maybe, not sure. Ian, where did you take it?
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Of course not. The chances of getting two BIF in focus in one shot are about a million to one. And not that special type of million to one that happens nine times out of ten...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    Painted Snipe! You lucky bugger!

    Been looking for one for years.
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Plunger, my brother is a knife-maker (as a career, not a hobbyist) He gave his 2" belt grinder to me several years ago and moved to a 1".

    The issue with going wider (specifically in terms of knife...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird photo's for comment & crit

    And a Carmine!
    ;D
  23. Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    If your use is as a trail vehicle, reliability is of far less importance. But for a lot of people, trail riding is not contrary to your opening statement.

    I also believe that there are many more...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Sorry, I want to add an element of complexity:
    The machine I am looking at has at least three motors (spindle, feed and coolant pump), as well as a DRO.
    I did not take enough notice, but expect...
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    Re: Olive the Nissan..........

    Glad you made it. With their long wheelbases and good balance (and despite the live axles) these big wagons do handle pretty well. And it's difficult to explain how much more stable these are than...
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    Sticky: Re: Bird Identification

    Looks that way.
  27. Thread: EGT Gauge

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    Re: EGT Gauge

    By 800 Aluminium has changed it's crystalline structure and the damage has started...
    As far as I understand, the crystalline structure change in Aluminium occurs at somewhere around 730 degrees (it...
  28. Re: What are your non negotiables when buying a 4x4?

    My current list (which may change in the future but hasn't changed much in the last 10 years):
    1) Low range and 4x4 (preferably selectable).
    2) Live axles and coil springs all round. I love flex....
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    No justification should be necessary when the subject is tools.

    Thanks gentlemen, this has turned into a fascinating thread. Just wish I could understand more than one word in three. Electrics are...
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    Re: Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Thank you gentlemen

    Keith, sorry, the machine has not been advertised yet. If I decide not to take it, I will send you details.
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    Running a 3-phase machine on 220 via a VFD

    Looking at buying a milling machine, but all the good ones seem to have 3-phase motors.

    Can ynybody tell me whether it is possible, what is necessary and roughly how much it would cost?

    Motor...
  32. Re: sill protection for a vehicle that doesnt have mounting points for rock sliders

    I stand by my first suggestion, but if for some reason you don't wat to do that, you can make brackets which sandwhich between the lower surface of the body mount ant the rubber (such that it feeds...
  33. Re: Travelling in Botswana while being 3 month pregnant

    According to the WHO's website, the rate of Malaria infection in Botswana is 0.6/1000. This is of course for the whole country, and there are large parts which are very dry and thus carry a much...
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    Re: High Lift Jack

    Yes, they can be straightened although it's not easy to get them perfect. If it's a very slight bow, and doesn't really affect the operation, I would just leave it.
  35. Re: sill protection for a vehicle that doesnt have mounting points for rock sliders

    5mm steel plate bent to fit the sill and sika-flexed on.
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