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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 05:44 PM

A month or so ago we where just about done cleaning out Tessie's barn, and this valve grinder was one of the things that remained. I asked what they where doing with it, and Frank said it was listed on craigslist, and that somebody was going to pick it up a few days later. The guy showed up, but was not strong enough to lift it... so he did not buy it. That was a while ago, and just a few minutes ago I saw Frank over there so I went to ask if the guy bought it, he told me the story and gave me the key to the barn so I could go get it.

 

Here it is.

691E4940-A0C1-48FC-AE83-8B204E3F89C5-235

 

Valve grinder ID tag.

F2D57308-9E0A-4796-9EFE-D11D9E306454-235

 

Motor ID tag.

B8A4AAFC-E94C-4324-84F6-2779286C8AD9-235

 

I plugged it in, and pulled the switch... started spinning, and very quietly. A couple seconds later I heard a thud and the chuck stopped turning! Upon further inspection the rope like drive belt inside had broke.

 

What do you guys think I should do with it? I was thinking I could probably turn it into something to sharpen drill bits. Or, should I just sell it? I do not grind valves enough to really justify having it the way it is.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Sioux was the best you could buy, personally I would fix it. The next time you have to rebuild an engine it will be very handy,
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Ryan you keep going and you will have quite a shop!  In fact you will probably have to build an new one or add on the existing one! :poke:

 

I'd fix it up, down you road you might be glad you did.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:26 PM

I also go along with the others, not to many men have there own valve grinder. I would get it operating properly, clean it up and learn to use it one way or another. And then I would store it away but not to far away. I remember seeing them in operation and as I remember they were very quiet except when grind the valve and then they were not that loud. I would also guess that they are at least a good one would be rather expensive. You know as I grow older there are a few things I would have like to had or learned to operate and I think having a valve grinder could have been one of the item and then I would have felt I had a small trade that not to many do or know how.

 

Ryan you are to young to be thinking about giving away such tools, not to many tools now days have a brass label on them, to me that would be themark of a well built tool.

 

Good Luck to you Ryan.

 

 

Dick


Edited by JRJ, June 19, 2013 - 06:32 PM.


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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Ryan, I'm jealous of that steal.  That's a tool you don't need often, but I would love to have "when I need it."  I've got a guy locally who grinds valves for something like $10 a valve off the head, if I remember correctly. 

 

Put a belt on it and you can go into business!

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:39 PM

You didn't also find the seat grinder do you?

It would be nice to have both.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:43 PM

Ryan, you need to keep it, you will be glad every time you do a rebuild or even a valve job. Shoot, you can make some nice pocket change on the side just doing valves for other. The biggest thing is keeping the wheel "true". Does that one have truing stone or bit on it? Very nice machine and if you decide to sell, please post it for sale here, I'm sure there are others besides me who would love to have it. :D

 

Please keep it, it's not eating anything. :thumbs:

 

BTW, you can get a thick O-Ring to replace the rope belt.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Looks like a belt is about $15!

http://www.cylinderh...sivarerebe.html
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:56 PM

There are a few tools most shops never have, but always need and this one of them.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 06:58 PM

You need this to complete the valve job.

http://www.ebay.com/...r-/251290289556

Hummmm.....seems to be missing the pilot tools.


http://www.ebay.com/...6-/360619791977

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Here is another tool I think every shop shod have.

Sunnen Hone.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Another must have tool for engine rebuilding.

Boring Bar.

http://www.ebay.com/...067126d&vxp=mtr

I better stop here, before I spend all of Ryan's money. LOL

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 07:13 PM

If you can get it working you could make some $$$ grinding valves for others, doesn't cost a lot to ship 2 or 4 valves.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:38 PM

I love mine.



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Posted June 19, 2013 - 08:42 PM

Ok guys, sounds like I should keep this as a valve grinder!

 

I like the idea of using an O-ring for a belt! However, I still need the belt that goes from the motor to the grinding stone's shaft. HERE is one that is listed on craigslist. It is almost the same as mine, but it has a few differences. Is there anything I could use as a replacement belt for that? I don't know where I could get something like that.






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