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    Today, 06:13 AM
    In spite of all of the problems associated with it's hygroscopic nature I believe it is the fluid of choice due to it's wide temperature range...
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    Yesterday, 10:43 PM
    I subscribe to a number of various trade publications in order to help me stay abreast of various industry trends and solutions. One of them I read...
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    Yesterday, 10:20 PM
    I call it the "too many rats in a cage" syndrome. We all know what happens next.
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    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    Running him over, as tempting as it sounds, won't teach him a thing though. Now a two or three hundred dollar towing bill might get his attention...
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    04-16-2019, 08:55 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Bandsaw project finished in General
    Amazing what a tin of elbow grease and attention to detail add up to. The saw looks like it just came off the dealer's floor. Nice work, she's a...
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    04-15-2019, 11:21 AM
    Willy replied to a thread The home shop from Hell in General
    Yeah the shop is ultra clean, almost sterile. But hey the kid is proud of what he has and what he already knows. Think about it, if someone came...
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    04-15-2019, 09:25 AM
    I just want to belong to that union his daddy belonged to. Didn't realize union pay was that good.:D I'll bet that car doesn't survive till it's...
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    04-15-2019, 09:10 AM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Thanks for the lesson on proppant, very interesting.
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    04-15-2019, 12:08 AM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I've been doing some plumbing projects too today, but holy cow nothing like that. Looks like a big project that's going into, what's it for? You...
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    04-14-2019, 04:57 PM
    This is probably a dumb question as I'm sure you would have noticed. But does your motor have a spec plate or sticker on it? I know that a most of...
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    04-13-2019, 08:16 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    What so they can learn to use their minds and hands to be creative rather than being spoon fed mindless drivel from over-paid, spoiled and arrogant...
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    04-12-2019, 01:14 PM
    Not a coincidence at all but a real threat to your phone. Keep doing what you are doing and leave it off and at the door. A buddy of mine who has a...
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    04-10-2019, 10:01 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Some Hydraulic Questions in General
    Yup, exactly what I was thinking too shortly after my reply. I would have gotten back sooner but it was in the wee hours when I got home but I see...
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    04-10-2019, 12:42 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Some Hydraulic Questions in General
    I gotta run and will explain my calculations tomorrow if I need to but I come up with 5.2 GPM if it is indeed a 4 inch bore cylinder and the speed is...
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    04-09-2019, 12:42 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    He sees birdy num-nums, let me out damn it.:) Like having a brand new toy sitting in the driveway and you're under house arrest. You can take...
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    04-07-2019, 02:35 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing & Grease ID Help in General
    You know I did not even think to look up the Chevron SRI 2, but you are absolutely correct. There's not much you could do to make it better suited...
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    04-07-2019, 12:42 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing & Grease ID Help in General
    If you really don't want to go in there again realize that an electric motor bearing bearing properly lubricated is usually good for thousands of...
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    04-05-2019, 08:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread AMC Marlin in General
    Yes that and the engine is right up against the back window glass. The transaxle is actually an Italian design. The Italians had a heavy...
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    04-05-2019, 04:21 PM
    True, at least it will verify that your ignition system is functional. Sometimes a plug that is weak will fire when placed on the head to see if it...
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    04-05-2019, 03:28 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Fuel pump? Like putting in an access door to get at the pump or one to access a heater core would be a selling feature. I suppose if they leave...
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    04-05-2019, 02:27 PM
    Jim I very well remember the TZ250s, they were iconic. I followed the exploits of them for quite some time as they were the bike to beat for a long...
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    04-05-2019, 02:19 PM
    Willy replied to a thread AMC Marlin in General
    The photos are pretty well self explanatory, no?
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    04-05-2019, 02:15 PM
    Yup as above. If the tester is one that does not have a separate ground it will only flash if the electrical circuit is complete. A carbon fouled...
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    04-04-2019, 11:59 AM
    Yes Jim, that stuff is hard! Almost as hard as the back of my head. LOL Very successfully used in so many applications. Extremely wear resistant,...
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    04-03-2019, 06:25 PM
    You're right that the chrome was very likely much harder than the knife's blade. I think what I was looking at was that it probably marred the the...
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    04-03-2019, 03:28 PM
    I'm trying to find a definitive test in order to discern the different platings/coatings used to combat wear on the inside of an aluminum engine...
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    04-03-2019, 10:08 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Light bulbs! in General
    So I have to ask, why did you suspect the desk lamp? Did you buy a bunch of crap desk lamps? Poor woman didn't have a chance....:D
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    04-03-2019, 09:36 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Stainless bolt in aluminum? in General
    I have to agree with on Andy"s take on the issue. If you are having some corrosive problems with the steel bolt/pan rail area, yeah go ahead and...
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    04-02-2019, 10:31 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Pro Point experience. in General
    I have a few of PA's Propoint tools and have found them a notch or two above their standard offerings.These are their mechanics tools though, not the...
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