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Old 10-26-2013, 11:47 AM
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Stretch Stretch is offline a shield of steel
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere in the Netherlands
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Oh for a milling machine - my kingdom for a milling machine...


I've managed to remove 6 grams from one half side of the heaviest piston so far. Most of this material was removed from places that are easy to access.

On Monday I'll see if I can get hold of a milling cutter with about a 6mm diameter to get down into the depths to hoik out a bit more - then I'll start on the other side of the piston...

I have found that those multi-colured stones on sticks that get sold with those mulit-tool machines are kind of OK but the best results come from the little bands of sand paper that you fit on the expanding rubber bungs on sticks.

Ignore the brushes in the picture below - the sand paper things are the bits I mean

1992 W201 190E 1.8 171,000 km - Daily driver
1981 W123 300D ~ 100,000 miles / 160,000 km - project car stripped to the bone
1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

I'm here to chat about cars and to help others - I'm not here "to always be right" like an internet warrior

Don't leave that there - I'll take it to bits!
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