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Color would be correct then based on the research if this gun originated from the Mexicans. But that isn't cobalt blue. Cobalt blue is the color of the old fountain pen ink which was made from cobalt oxide. It is also the color a drug test kits turns when you get a positive test for cocaine. Got a few of those in my career,not many.

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I like your color better.
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Color would be correct then based on the research if this gun originated from the Mexicans. But that isn't cobalt blue. Cobalt blue is the color of the old fountain pen ink which was made from cobalt oxide. It is also the color a drug test kits turns when you get a positive test for cocaine. Got a few of those in my career,not many.
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Man, I'm glad I don't party with you. I don't think I could keep up.



It does sound like he tested positive a few times doesn't it?
I bet he didn't mean it like it sounds.
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I was thinking the same thing, WOW this guys been around.

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The leveling screw turned out real nice thanks to my friend with the big lathe.
I polished the weld marks out with a die grinder and 80 grit sanding flapper.

Paint on the carriage will be finished tomorrow.
Wheels are expected to deliver on Monday.
Carriage assembly should start about mid week while the wheels are being painted.

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Finally, the wheels!!
I am pleased with them except for one thing.
My axle is 2.00". The pipe bushing in the hub of the wheel has an I.D. of 1.98" to 1.99".
That basically is bad news.

The axle won't fit.

I think I will have to have the ends of the axle (about 19") turned down on a lathe enough to fit the hubs.

Right when I'm ready to finish this thing.
I'm not very happy about it.
I tried polishing the axle ends with a 36 grit sanding disc but the axle is 4130 steel and it didn't make any difference.

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In a pinch I bet the steel in the hubs is mild steel. A course cylinder hone might open them up the few .000's you need. If you already have your axle mounted to your axle timber I'd try that route first.

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A piloted reamer will ream out your hubs easier, than taking out the axle. These are the kind used with king pins on trucks ect. I don't have one that large,or I'd send it.
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You didn't get spindles?

Call the wheel company and ask them the dimensions of spindles for those bushing. There is a tolerance. Have your machinist turn to the proper dimension.

Also get some Schaeffer Moly Supreme Grease, or something comparable, high temperature, high pressure, waterproof grease. You do not want to move or try to move this heavy gun without greasing the bushing and spindles.
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Zulu, If you haven't done anything yet, what I would do is bore sand hub bushings with an angle grinder. I made a bore sanding tool from a piece of tubing with a slot cut in it that will accept a piece of 36 grit belt sanding paper. It will remove 20 to 30 thousands rather quickly. I'll post a photo it later this morning. I would use a piece of 1-3/4" tubing. You're doing a great job on it!
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