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    Today, 02:18 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Yeah I think the ready mix boys in Oroville and surrounding area are going to have a good couple of years coming up, lots of OT.:)
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    Today, 01:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Wow Andy, I knew that the newer 6.7 had an issue with cavitation inside the front engine cover, and a fix of a newly redesigned housing. I...
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    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    I think the term piston slap is a bit of a misnomer due to lack of a better term. I've seen this happen on new engines that were otherwise well...
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    Yesterday, 01:53 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    If I were to hazard a guess it would be due to the more violent combustion process, especially true in engines with older low-tech fuel system...
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    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    This is true from what I have observed myself. All of the diesel engine cylinder liners that I have seen that showed signs of cavitation erosion had...
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    02-17-2017, 10:37 AM
    I'm sure you'll be very happy, it is truly one of the best machines available. Buddy of mine has a 252 and he really likes his. Me I'm a Lincoln guy...
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    02-16-2017, 03:32 PM
    That's okay AK, I've got thick skin and besides I have been called much worse for wasting their time. Not that they haven't wasted mine a time or...
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    02-16-2017, 01:53 PM
    I personally detest all telemarketing calls be they legitimate or scams. The phone line is paid for by me for my own personal business, no one else...
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    02-16-2017, 01:23 PM
    Yes definitely off of a tractor and I would assume flywheels would be different as well so if you already have a flywheel off of a genset it would be...
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    02-16-2017, 12:08 AM
    Yeah I kind of figured you would know about all of the SAE flywheel housing specs. Not thinkin' too quick this morning, days have been too long at my...
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    02-15-2017, 08:53 PM
    If only it were true Weston. I've toyed and played with "Microsoft tech support" so many times and in so many ways it's shameful. I've had these...
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    02-15-2017, 07:35 PM
    Upload a quality soundtrack of the "ticking noise" and we'll have a listen.:) And no, any unusual sounds that haven't been present before is cause...
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    02-15-2017, 07:29 PM
    Let's face it these types of scams are just fishing expeditions perpetrated on those not cable of defending themselves. I read recently that the AARP...
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    02-15-2017, 06:03 PM
    The fact someone opened shrinkwrap on software implies that the product has been accepted and used, totally different scenario. I seriously can't...
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    02-15-2017, 03:42 PM
    This was my first thought. Since when is answering a phone call a legal contract?
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    02-15-2017, 03:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Eagle #66 oil can clones. in General
    I too have a self imposed ban in place for the hobby-machinist site (actually I need a proxy server to gain access, I don't think NT likes me):) so I...
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    02-15-2017, 08:09 AM
    As a rule industrial engine manufactures build engines and flywheels to conform with SAE specs. This so that with the proper housing and flywheel one...
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    02-14-2017, 10:09 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Just a query as to why no water appears being released from the base of the dam, certainly this would help assist in lowering of the reservoir's...
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    02-14-2017, 08:02 PM
    If you have the option use an air hammer with a panel cutter bit as shown below. I always do a postmortem on any filter that I have reason to do so....
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    02-14-2017, 03:06 PM
    Not any reflection on your friend as he is not capable of addressing this situation by himself, plus he probably needs wheel now, so the decision has...
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    02-14-2017, 02:42 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    The area that this dam was built on is solid bedrock, it is not really part of the central valley but is more a part of the western slope of the...
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    02-13-2017, 11:58 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Yes you're welcome, don't know what's happening but they've disappeared for me too. Ain't komputn' fun?
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    02-13-2017, 11:47 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Okay, just as a public service action I'll host the photos temporarily on my Photobucket page until this kerfuffle gets ironed out or the page goes...
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    02-13-2017, 10:55 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Funny, with Firefox which is my usual browser I have no issues with viewing the photos. On the other hand if I copy this page's url and paste it into...
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    02-13-2017, 09:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Photos work great here. Looks like an ambitious project. Care to tell us a bit more about the engine project? I'll be following this build with...
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    02-13-2017, 01:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Looks like those in charge ignored the heads up 12 years ago in regards to the instability of the emergency spillway in the event of heavy rains. ...
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    02-13-2017, 12:15 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    I've been following this story since it's inception. Very tense situation, seems as though developments are changing by the hour. My best wishes to...
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    02-11-2017, 01:52 PM
    Most plumbing supply outlets usually have a pretty fair selection. https://www.plumbingsupply.com/needle-valves.html
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    02-11-2017, 01:16 PM
    Another thanks for posting. Absolutely stunning craftsmanship. The man definitely knows the medium he's working with.
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    02-11-2017, 01:35 AM
    This is what I would do as well, as mentioned you already have a mirrored part to copy. Doing a quick search I see that these machines were sold in...
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