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Getting Fired Up: 1928/1929 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ

This is the second in a four part series on Peter Rooke's restoration of a 1-1/4 HP Baker Monitor VJ. Read part 1 for the beginning of the restoration, and part 3 and part 4 for the rest of the restoration.A water pump was needed to complete this restoration. The style of pump needed was not generally available in the U.K., so the plan was to use a regular hand pump and adapt it to ...

Peter Rooke | Jan 5, 2015

Tools

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A Better Gib Key Puller

I noticed in a recent issue of GEM where someone was attempting to pull out a gib key with a tapered wedge. This method is not too efficient, as the friction between the flywheel and the head of the key is likely as much or more than the wedging effect. The pullers in the picture (see above and below) are way more efficient, and will pull the most stubborn keys easily. The small ...

Harold R. Keller | Jul 8, 2015

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