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Old 19-09-2012, 16:20   #1
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Machine Shop Assistance In Jacksonville


We really could do with some help on this one.
We had our Port side engine break down, good and proper too.
We have bought a new Perkins and all is going great, we have one little
issue with the refit, we have a water pump">raw water pump that we are fitting straight onto the crank pulley, our problem is the bolt circle diameters between the new pump and the pulley do not match up.
I am a Tool, jig and die maker by trade so i really could make the adapting plate myself if i have access to a turret mill and lathe, otherwise any one with the ability to quote on making one for us, please get in touch with me via this post.

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Old 19-09-2012, 22:43   #2
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I wish could help but I am renting my house out that is attached to my shop and is now moth-balled, so I can move aboard. I have been in that situation before and talked to a shop owner and after convincing him I knew what I was doing, rented me time on his machines.
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Old 19-09-2012, 23:03   #3
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If ya have a draw'n I can make it for ya. Been a Machinist for 45 years. Retired now but still have a small shop out in the garage.

I'll PM you as well with my email address.
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