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    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Slightly bent crank? in General
    Is this with the cylinder head off or on? Where in the range of piston travel relative to tdc/bdc does this occur? If this occurs without the...
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    08-30-2014, 05:22 PM
    Some very good advice here Toolguy, you certainly won't get flamed for this very practical advice. As you say we're HSM oriented, not building...
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    08-29-2014, 06:20 PM
    All very true. But I have never seen shoes arced by force. Not saying that it can't be done, but so much easier to grind than to bend a shoe,...
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    08-29-2014, 10:52 AM
    Depending on the amount of oversize turned into the drums it could work out "fine", or adequate, but certainly not as good as it should be if the...
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    08-29-2014, 10:45 AM
    That should get you into the ballpark. Or you could use the axle shaft to indicate off of. you'll need to install the backing plate half of the hub...
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    08-29-2014, 12:28 AM
    They may be tight but are they tight evenly? I just wanted to point out one of the major causes of an out of round drum on a spoked MC wheel. Not...
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    08-28-2014, 09:14 PM
    Very good advice. Many people turn a drum to "clean it up" and subsequently end up with a slightly oversize drum. The shoes of course are standard...
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    08-27-2014, 08:06 PM
    Glad to see you have a positive attitude Mark, good for you. I realize it's not easy to do given the circumstances. But as you say perhaps it's best...
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    08-25-2014, 05:52 PM
    Willy replied to a thread What did you machine today? in General
    Nuthin' special today. Needed a transmission fill plug for an old Harley Davidson I'm working on. These 4-speed fill plugs are readily available...
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    08-25-2014, 02:21 PM
    Willy replied to a thread john deere 450 dozer in General
    Simply, and I use the term loosely, replace the the gauge and electric sending unit wit a mechanical gauge. The mechanical gauge will have a one...
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    08-24-2014, 09:34 PM
    So sorry to hear of your lose Mark, this is devastating! I'm sure all of us here have had nightmares about exactly what you're going through. As the...
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    08-24-2014, 06:37 PM
    I'll have to bookmark this link as well as the one I usually use linked to below. http://whocallsme.com/ Always nice to find out exactly who called...
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    08-22-2014, 01:26 AM
    That's what I thought............How can you be frank with Frank?
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    08-20-2014, 04:45 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    I too took the term welp to mean...well. I've heard it in the past on occasion and must admit in the written word it could be construed as rude,...
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    08-18-2014, 07:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Ah yes, I should have qualified my previous statement by saying that it was meant for air cooled engines only as it is much easier to regulate engine...
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    08-18-2014, 06:10 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Indeed, but the tank engines, in my experience at least are more common. Below a link stating that the aero version engine only accumulated a...
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    08-18-2014, 03:39 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    You could have a good point here as well. Like I said earlier it's been a very long time since I was close to these engines and I was not old enough...
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    08-18-2014, 03:33 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Yeah really, for cryin' out loud.:) Wish I had the opportunity. From what I've seen all the T-1020 engines (Tank) all had fins and forced air...
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    08-18-2014, 10:10 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    AK, click on the OP's photo, this will bring you to his Photobucket page showing the engine. Now click on the "+" sign in the lower right hand corner...
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    08-18-2014, 01:54 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    The Sherman medium tank while not perfect or technologically superior to what the German Panther or Tiger heavy tanks were at the time, was still a...
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    08-16-2014, 09:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    It's called a seniors moment AK, you'll probably be seeing more of those in the coming years.LOL I think I had one before too but now I'm not...
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    08-16-2014, 09:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Perhaps you can't see the fifth engine on the left side but you should be able make out it's section of the gearbox housing. So 5x6 should come out...
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    08-15-2014, 02:11 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    WOW I haven't seen one of those in a looong time. Did you happen to find out what kind of shape those two engines were in or what the salvage yard...
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    08-14-2014, 07:52 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    OOPS, my bad. Think I showed a Lovejoy coupling.
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    08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oldham coupling in General
    As the other have already ststed, yes. I've always known it to be called the "spider".
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    08-13-2014, 08:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread MAF cleaner in General
    Contact cleaner will be fine as I've used it many times in the past with no ill effects. However DO NOT use carb cleaner sprays or brake cleaners of...
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    08-13-2014, 11:31 AM
    Two more examples. First the Duesenburg 24 cyl. Second image the Ferrari V-12
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    08-12-2014, 10:30 PM
    A close friend of mine recently purchased a new GMC truck with the variable valve timing and active fuel management (cylinder deactivation) and he...
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    08-12-2014, 10:05 AM
    I used to get what seemed at least like 50k rpm out of my vehicles in high school as well. But yeah not for long.:o
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    08-11-2014, 08:35 PM
    Very good question and one that I knew some of the answers to but certainly not all. Although I don't have a list of suitable bearing candidates...
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