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    11-21-2014, 05:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT on OT on OT in General
    That would be like working in a machine shop where only work related topics could be discussed while in the shop. It may temporarily increase...
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    11-21-2014, 10:34 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Operating an Oxy/LPG torch. in General
    Acetylene requires a different oxygen to fuel ratio than propane. Also because of slightly lower heat propane cutting tips require more preheat...
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    11-21-2014, 10:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Operating an Oxy/LPG torch. in General
    Have a look at this video from Smith Equipment on basic guidelines for setting up an oxy/propane cutting torch. I'd forgotten all about it until this...
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    11-20-2014, 11:53 PM
    Ak, I can't agree more with what has already been said. Don't let the bad experience of one mis-diagnosis spoil you from the entire medical...
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    11-20-2014, 11:15 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Operating an Oxy/LPG torch. in General
    Have to agree, I've been using oxy/propane for cutting heavy steel sections (5/8"-2") for years and have always gotten very nice smooth cuts using...
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    11-20-2014, 01:43 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Recent WW1 steam convoy in General
    That's what I like about this site. None of us can simply watch a video and enjoy it for what it is. At least not until we've all had a turn at...
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    11-19-2014, 12:38 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Where to buy..... in General
    Here's another source. 5/8 x 5 $7.33 ea. http://diy4x.com/cart/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=greasable%20bolts&product_id=132 Try...
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    11-19-2014, 12:21 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Recent WW1 steam convoy in General
    Just the guys on parade duty in town.:)
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    11-18-2014, 06:44 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Recent WW1 steam convoy in General
    Thanks for the video Jon. It's nice to see all of that old iron in great condition like that. Carl is probably correct on the HP numbers for that...
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    11-17-2014, 11:03 PM
    Thanks for the heads up Eddy, I'll make a point of looking for those hard to undo plugs and receptacles. I'm tired of having to loop everything...
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    11-17-2014, 11:15 AM
    This versus...whining about manufactures, whining about customers, whining about software, whinning about the membership here, etc. etc. Perhaps...
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    11-15-2014, 08:28 PM
    I've seen this site before and that was my first thought as well. It seems a little too sterile to be a working shop. I'll give him credit for...
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    11-13-2014, 09:16 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Aluminum pick up trucks ? in General
    If this issue is as widespread as you suggest, has Ford acknowledge this fact? Or has any legal action been taken in order to vindicate those that...
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    11-12-2014, 09:56 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Ebay Digital Caliper sale $6 in General
    Just a little tip regarding battery life with various electronic calipers. A lot of electronic calipers do not actually shut of totally when you...
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    11-12-2014, 12:28 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Gear help needed please. in General
    This is on a Mini right? I've heard that this is a very common problem with the supercharger/water pump pto gears. There are a number of kits...
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    11-12-2014, 12:17 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Aluminum pick up trucks ? in General
    LOL, I never thought of looking at it that way but yes very good point. Good to see you're thinking outside of the box. As was mentioned the price...
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    11-11-2014, 11:09 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Aluminum pick up trucks ? in General
    Aluminum is becoming more and more cost effective as a replacement for steel. The commercial applications have already seen widespread use of...
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    11-11-2014, 07:24 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Aluminum pick up trucks ? in General
    Ford is taking on a bold move in so far as conventional thinking goes but I believe they've done their homework. Big weight savings of course, this...
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    11-10-2014, 08:38 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Fuel and oil seperation in General
    After having seen virtually identical results in the past when someone used silicone tubing as a fuel line, and the fact that silicone tubing is not...
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    11-09-2014, 03:49 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Fuel and oil seperation in General
    I have encountered the same results in the past. Another silicone hose chemical resistance chart.
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    11-06-2014, 12:29 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Generator idea in General
    Carl you are missing the concept of and use of the various types of governors in use on diesel engines. I very briefly touched on two or three...
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    11-05-2014, 01:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Generator idea in General
    You have to realize that in diesel engines many different types of governors are in use for differing applications. Automotive governors are of the...
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    11-05-2014, 11:00 AM
    Willy replied to a thread U-joints home made in General
    These would echo my thoughts as well. Although production drive line U-joints are tough at the core with a case hardened bearing surface for wear...
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    11-05-2014, 12:49 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Ethanol Shield 2 stroke oil in General
    There are several reasons that ethanol is in wide spread use in gasoline. It is seen as a petroleum fuel extender, meaning that for every gallon...
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    11-04-2014, 09:36 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Generator idea in General
    I would assume he added it as a more accurate and responsive engine speed control. When used in conjunction with a very speed sensitive load like a...
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    11-04-2014, 10:43 AM
    I had a link to a really good good one about the Union Pacific shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming but I can't seem to find that one. However the link below...
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    11-03-2014, 08:23 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Ethanol Shield 2 stroke oil in General
    https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-CA&source=hp&q=ethanol+fuel+system+issues&gbv=2&oq=ethanol+fuel+system+issues&gs_l=heirloom-hp.12...4281.18625.0.20...
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    11-03-2014, 11:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Ethanol Shield 2 stroke oil in General
    Another example of why I stopped buying that stuff years ago. I have eight gasoline engines that I use on a year round basis, probably another 4-6...
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    11-03-2014, 12:07 AM
    Tetra ethyl lead use as an octane enhancer began in the 1920s. Mind you Ford's products of the time were designed to put the average guy into a car...
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    11-02-2014, 11:27 PM
    The engine shown in CCWKen's post is not of the same engine family as the production Ford flathead V-8s we all know, I've never laid eyes on one like...
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