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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:23 pm 
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Location: Getting fitter, I will beat the Surrey Hills....
Well, picked up a new hoover as the one we had was utter gash. However, the old one, despite not being able to pick up any actual dust at all, does have quite a pokey motor in it which works just fine.

So, I am after some ideas as to what to do with it. More than happy to strip it out and make something mad and have basic electical knowledge and know to strap these things down before unleashing 240v onto a loose motor!

Bring on your ideas - bonus points if its bike related! If I get enough ideas I will run a poll to determine what I do, assuming one idea doesnt leap out at me.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:40 pm 
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Not very discreet! I share with a female housemate too, could you imagine:

Me: im going to my room for a bit.
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Me: no reason.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:41 pm 
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Make a polisher out of it. Bodge one of those buffing wheels onto it some how then quick polishing for alloy.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:43 pm 
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poweredbypies wrote:
Make a polisher out of it. Bodge one of those buffing wheels onto it some how then quick polishing for alloy.

Good idea! Like your style.
No Dyna-ti, not trumpet polishing :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Don't know about the motor, but i use the tube attachments to fit crown races to forks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:48 pm 
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sinky wrote:
Don't know about the motor, but i use the tube attachments to fit crown races to forks.

Great minds think alike! Done that with my last one. Housemate wasnt pleased it cracked the pipe though :oops:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:57 pm 
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This might be a good idea

http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-S ... ure-Lathe/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:05 pm 
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