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    09-29-2014, 07:52 PM
    Weapons grade bearings means all they are good for is cutting them open and using the balls for slingshot ammo, geezz don'cha know nuthin?
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    09-29-2014, 03:06 PM
    Chinese and bearings should not be allowed in the same sentence! Not too long ago I bought, or started to buy, a set of wheel bearings for a pick-up...
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    09-29-2014, 09:39 AM
    Sure they did but what was REPLACED by Chinese goods (or should that be "Bads" :))? It would seem that little was REPLACED by Chinese products but...
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    09-29-2014, 08:25 AM
    I have not been to Iraq but this post was very interesting so I called a family member that spent several years there from 2003 until just before the...
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    09-29-2014, 08:01 AM
    radkins replied to a thread combining power supplies? in General
    I tried this once with two 5 AMP 12 Volt supplies using the diodes and it did work, well sort of anyway. At the higher loads one of them, for...
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    09-27-2014, 10:28 PM
    Yeah I said I found a few sources but I also said they were asking a ridiculous price, that price there is over three times what Wallyworld sold it...
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    09-27-2014, 09:49 AM
    Figured I would resurrect a dead thread but unfortunately it may as well have been left buried! This excellent post by the OP became well known...
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    09-24-2014, 07:11 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    For those folks here in the USA it might come as a surprise that, believe it or not, Harbor Freight has a couple of real bargains on compressors!...
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    09-24-2014, 09:11 AM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    I gave the "one wheel" as a "just for instance" and of course there are many situations where the same would apply, such as needing to use an air...
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    09-23-2014, 06:34 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    I never in any way insinuated that you could, how in the world did you figure that??????? Of course most pneumatic tools require copious amounts...
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    09-23-2014, 04:30 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    This is exactly the misconception I have been talking about, with the same cfm switching to that larger tank will accomplish nothing except to...
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    09-23-2014, 02:05 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    That certainly is a consideration and is the reason my 23 CFM compressor had only a 30 gallon tank, space is at a premium on a service truck! :D ...
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    09-23-2014, 09:16 AM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    While this is correct it unfortunately is rarely the case, for instance a 1/2" impact wrench might benefit when removing one wheel from a vehicle but...
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    09-22-2014, 07:29 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    Compressors such as those are what I was referring to when I mentioned "underpowered overrated motors", these are usually listed as "Peak HP" ratings...
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    09-22-2014, 04:11 PM
    If I had some sort of pics that I really didn't want anyone else to see I sure as heck wouldn't place them on the Photobucket site or anywhere else...
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    09-22-2014, 04:01 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    I bought my Quincy used back in '77 as a gasoline powered unit when outfitting my first service truck, that old pump ran dependably outdoors at...
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    09-22-2014, 03:44 PM
    radkins replied to a thread New compressor guidance... in General
    Exactly right but the opposite is all to often thought to be the case! By far the worst mistake most folks make when selecting a compressor is making...
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    09-22-2014, 09:52 AM
    A couple of points about them, they do eat as young but the mother doesn't feed them directly. The spider is placed in the cell and an egg is...
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    09-22-2014, 09:38 AM
    imiss, thank you, I had searched that site in vain for a way to do that before I made my post but somehow I missed it and had just decided there...
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    09-21-2014, 08:06 PM
    I just noticed that when posting pics from photobucket to this site you not only are posting that particular pic but the pic is a link to your entire...
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    09-21-2014, 06:52 PM
    This is my hired hand Jack, he's vicious and vigilant and always on the job, but he does leave a lot of "fluff" around so I can relate to what you...
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    09-19-2014, 10:24 PM
    Wolf spiders, yep that's the varmints alright! I have sprayed for them and it seems to help for a while but they come right back, afraid to get...
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    09-19-2014, 05:37 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    Ok that's the way I was thinking also but this is what had me puzzled, "If they were fed into he head grinder as is, the distortion is removed,...
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    09-19-2014, 04:54 PM
    Just curious what most folks worst problem is for keeping a clean shop, mine seems to be spiders and those dang spider webs all over EVERYTHING!...
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    09-19-2014, 01:57 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    That was my point also, bolting on a head with a nice flat newly machined surface onto a flat mounting surface on the block should not change...
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    09-19-2014, 01:51 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    It's not that the cam axis is misaligned with the surface of the head so much as it's a problem with the cam journals being misaligned with each...
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    09-19-2014, 12:33 PM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    That's what I was thinking, the alignment would be the same (right or wrong) after re-installing a resurfaced head as it was before the head was...
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    09-19-2014, 10:41 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    Been thinking about this a bit (guess I don't have much to do today :)) and trying to visualize what is happening from disassembly through machining...
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    09-19-2014, 09:23 AM
    radkins replied to a thread Head Gasket Material in General
    First off I want to be CLEAR THAT I AM NOT DISAGREEING I am just a bit puzzled about how this can be the case, a couple of things have me puzzled? ...
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    09-19-2014, 06:07 AM
    I guess it just don't take much to entertain some folks! :)
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