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    Today, 05:04 PM
    Nope, deceased.:)
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    Today, 05:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    This would be my guess as well. If you look closely you can actually see the casting line extending down underneath the ridge into the remaining fins.
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    Today, 04:50 PM
    Yup this what I've always done for the male/female shaft and hub types as well, much like the snowblower shear bolts that I also make. I usually use...
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    Well maybe your life isn't exactly charmed but insofar as leaky batteries go mine has been less than charmed. Granted not as bad as it used to be in...
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    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    Another point I should have mentioned is that it's not the end of the world if you run out of the supplied reflective tape. I don't think that I...
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    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    Good advice! Especially about battery removal on infrequently used devices. I don't think I've found a battery yet that doesn't leak at some point in...
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    07-13-2018, 04:19 PM
    Although HD axles are solid and not hollowed out as a weight saving measure as per a motocross MC application, make no mistake about the HD or any...
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    07-13-2018, 12:51 PM
    Yes totally agree, 4140 pre hard is what I've always used. Still plenty hard ( mid 30's Rockwell C) yet still tough and ductile yet very nice to...
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    07-13-2018, 01:29 AM
    X 2! Have made numerous ones over the years and have always used 4140 and sometimes 4340, never an issue. When safety is the primary goal reach...
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    07-12-2018, 10:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Turn to scrap, OUCH !! in General
    Why plastic pulleys? Obviously the wrong plastic or application. Not surprised at the cost of going custom though. Much more time involved on a...
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    07-12-2018, 08:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    It looks like Andy is getting ready to roast a big fat rat. Looks like a couple of fuel rails below the plenum, EFI I would assume? More details...
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    07-11-2018, 04:34 PM
    A build like this coming from a guy like you means the world for guys like us! Thanks Dwight. Damn good photography too.:)
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    07-09-2018, 05:26 PM
    Also don't forget that in most cases the motor will be just loafing along. Although the pump may very well be capable of 7,500 psi on the high...
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    07-08-2018, 02:26 PM
    Hey Dave, don't beat yourself up too bad, ya gave it stab and that did get me thinking. No harm in trying, nothing ventured nothing gained. I...
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    07-08-2018, 11:56 AM
    Thanks Dave but I kind of doubt it, first of all why and secondly how would you get it in there?
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    07-07-2018, 12:45 PM
    On Clic-R hose clamp pliers I realize that the pliers are turned over 180 to lock and unlock these types of clamps but what is the function of the...
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    07-06-2018, 09:35 PM
    Hey I'm all for making things myself whenever possible, I usually throw the towel in though when it simply isn't practical. My time is worth money...
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    07-05-2018, 10:12 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wood Chipper project in General
    Did you take the kids out or were they OK with it, I mean with the seat down and everything?
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    07-05-2018, 08:24 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wood Chipper project in General
    Thank you Andy, I knew I could count on you for a straight answer.
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    07-05-2018, 07:57 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wood Chipper project in General
    I realize that you'd have to unhook the chipper from the Expedition, but would you have to open the whole tailgate to load or would it load opening...
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    07-05-2018, 06:01 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wood Chipper project in General
    Alan, here's three more links to that style of wood chunker that I'd saved elsewhere when contemplating the build, just found them now. Wish I knew...
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    07-05-2018, 02:04 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've got a few of those and although they do work well, they do work better when using an uncoated insert in my experience with them. Thy are an...
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    07-05-2018, 12:11 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Wood Chipper project in General
    Yes I like this style as well, it would save me a lot of time handling what would otherwise be waste that can now be burned or managed more easily....
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    07-04-2018, 12:23 AM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Tim, I think Andy said that both axles slid back on the frame so I think his center bolt would be okay, although yeah that's usually the first thing...
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    07-01-2018, 02:39 PM
    Yup my old '65 Rambler had it too. When in overdive one only needed to floor the throttle and the ignition would be cut for two revolutions. At the...
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    07-01-2018, 01:12 PM
    Tell me that when you've had a couple hundred transmissions on the bench. Yes if done right it works, done incorrectly it's a recipe for component...
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    07-01-2018, 12:53 PM
    I totally agree, in spades! I've been into a lot of transmissions, car, bike, and large non-synhcro 13-18 speed truck transmissions and it doesn't...
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    06-29-2018, 04:33 PM
    Just because in your limited experience of working only on your own cars you've never encountered them doesn't mean they don't exist. In heavy duty...
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    06-29-2018, 12:28 PM
    It will be fine and yes they are available but hey you've got a lathe right?:) I think ya did a good job on the emulsion tube! This is a very...
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    06-29-2018, 12:33 AM
    If not a little over simplified.:)
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