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Propshaft Welch Plug Repair?

PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:20 pm

Sea Ranch wrote:Aren't we just the most inquisitive, informative and interesting bunch of guys anywhere? :wink:


It beats soduku or word search puzzles! :wink: :)

You never know what you can come across.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raquel_Welch

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:56 pm

AHM wrote:...2p Job done!

A socket and a small nut provided the necessary press tool to make the dish. Then press to unmake the dish as per answers above.

Thanks, Simon


Nice one Simon,

But when was the coin minted? The alloys used differed over time...

From February 1971 to September 92 - Bronze (97% copper, 2.5% zinc, 0.5% tin)
Since September 1992 to date - Copper-plated steel (with the exception of 1998 when they were made in both alloys :roll: )

I'm sure Randy (Sea Ranch) needs to know this detail... :wink: :)

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 pm

AHM wrote:I thought that ?2.74 was a bit steep for a 1" steel disc. And armed with a comprehensive discussion of the origins and design of the Welch plug, all I needed was a 1" steel disc to manufacture said Welch plug. washers have a hole in and making a disc didn't appeal. Then I remembered the Wikipedia article "...drove a quarter or half dollar into the hole."

2p

Job done!

A socket and a small nut provided the necessary press tool to make the dish. Then press to unmake the dish as per answers above.

Thanks,

Simon



Cough, cough! Erm, would that not be "defacing the currency of the Realm". :shock:
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PostPost by: AHM » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:12 am

It was a 2010 Coin - copper plated steel. Chosen because of its material properties and because I don't like the half a flag design. It looks rater retro Coventry Climax

billwill - it is ok on 3 counts - 1. I found it down the back of the sofa so they had forgotten that they had it. 2. It had a stack of 10 others next to it so it was no longer legal tender. 3 They've just printed another ?150 bn more so they won't miss 2p (and actually I'm doing them a favour)

Note for Randy on point 2 - "copper" coins to the value exceeding 20 pence can be declined as not legal tender.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:57 am

Yup, legal tender . . . I'm familiar with the concept. 8) :wink: But I was waiting for someone to take issue with Simon's absolutely brilliant bit of creative fabrication on the basis of metalurgy and future corrosion potential . . .

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Love to you all!! (and to Raquel) (. . . so that's what life was like a million years ago, eh?)
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:27 pm

2p Job done!
Simon, beware defacing a coin of teh realm used to be high treason, not sure if it still is!!

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:31 pm

should you have said, well that's my TUPPENCE worth :mrgreen:
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