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    Today, 05:10 PM
    Willy replied to a thread How to cut an engine in two? in General
    I knew a fella that built one years ago and remember him telling me that it was a very labor intensive task and although he took great pride in it he...
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    Today, 04:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    Hasn't California determined that lightning strikes release chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other...
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    Today, 09:40 AM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Yup, Brian's right. 38+C where I was the other day while only 36C at home so I did a lot of nothing.
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    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    Yes now that you mention it I did. It all happened so fast. I do know that every sensory organ on my body was on full throttle so to speak. My mind...
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    Yesterday, 09:22 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    Right on with the description AK of what it feels like just before! In my case I was filling a two thousand gal. diesel tank at a large gravel...
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    07-17-2018, 03:49 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Lightning strike nearby in General
    The power and energy of a lightning bolt is always truly amazing when one sees what damage can be done in a split second discharge, The rapid...
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    07-17-2018, 09:59 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Online O-ring Calculator?? in General
    Yep, lots of good info out there regarding the selection of replacement O-rings. Two good pdf catalogs below, including a very comprehensive one...
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    07-16-2018, 05:04 PM
    Nope, deceased.:)
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    07-16-2018, 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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    07-16-2018, 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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    07-16-2018, 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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    07-15-2018, 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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    07-15-2018, 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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