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    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    Yeah hard to believe some of this stuff but yes just about everybody had a jackknife in their pocket when I went to school. Some of us even packed...
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    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oil type ID? in General
    Thanks for the confirmation Steve as this is what I've always found as well based on the hundreds of samples I've sent in over the years and the...
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    04-27-2017, 05:42 PM
    Looking foreword to seeing the completed tree house Jon, sounds like it's going to be a pretty skookum little project! And yes please post some pics!...
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    04-27-2017, 02:35 PM
    I literally can't believe that there is now a cottage industry devoted to what I took for granted as a kid. Now it seems you almost need to hire a...
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    04-27-2017, 12:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oil type ID? in General
    I agree the drum colors do tend to suggest they may have originated from Gulf Oil. I assume there are no other markings stenciled or otherwise on the...
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    04-26-2017, 09:54 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oil type ID? in General
    This is true up to a point. When sending in samples of an oil to be analyzed labs require as much information as possible. They want to know...
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    04-26-2017, 08:03 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oil type ID? in General
    For the most part this is correct. However if the drums have been stored outside incorrectly water could still be a very real source of...
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    04-26-2017, 05:30 PM
    Probably because unlike the other gases, oxygen and acetylene fall under the dangerous goods classification as a combustible gas and an oxidizer. UPS...
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    04-26-2017, 04:53 PM
    Sorry Paul but I could not help but see some irony in your previous post.:)
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    04-26-2017, 09:48 AM
    Apparently neither do the signs in English.:o LOL
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    04-26-2017, 02:18 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oil type ID? in General
    Good question and one I have never had the chance to actually deal with. If it were me my first call would be to a lab that specializes in lube oil...
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    04-26-2017, 01:49 AM
    As mentioned ventilation is important, probably not that hard to do while on the road, that is if it's not in the trunk. Lots of folks do get into...
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    04-25-2017, 09:06 PM
    Had a number of holes to bore several years ago that all ended in a blind bottom. The boring bar I was using at the time pushed the chip load ahead...
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    04-25-2017, 11:00 AM
    These photos are from a couple of Ebay ads showing the base that fits 99-07 GM trucks. The replacement masts shown have a female thread that simply...
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    04-24-2017, 10:07 PM
    The big long stringy chips go into a bucket or bin because corrugated vac hoses are notorious for snagging chips and causing clogs. The small stuff...
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    04-23-2017, 01:02 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Vtwin engine/motor? in General
    Beautiful project Sid, absolutely stunning! Give us a few more details about the project while we drool over it some more.:)
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    04-22-2017, 09:44 PM
    "Alemite fitted" should refer to the bearing being equipped with grease fittings. Alemite, a maker of lubrication equipment and accessories is...
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    04-21-2017, 10:26 AM
    Andy, buddy:), looks you've finally collected enough change to fly me over to your place and treat me to that good old Wisconsin hospitality! You...
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    04-20-2017, 06:20 PM
    Not a model railroader either but yes the detailing is incredible. Must have taken all day to put that together:), about the only thing missing are a...
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    04-20-2017, 09:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Rust season has arrived in General
    Speaking of a pain in the arse concrete floor. About ten years ago I had some work to do in a relatively new shop that was still mostly empty. It had...
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    04-19-2017, 10:23 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Rust season has arrived in General
    Cold metal exposed to a warm humid environment spells condensation and sequentially rust on iron. I don't think the iron holds the moisture, but it...
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    04-19-2017, 10:55 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing seat rescue? in General
    This should be framed and hanging above everyone's lathe and mill!:) Would prevent a lot of issues and head scratching. I should have had it burned...
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    04-18-2017, 11:05 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Bearing seat rescue? in General
    I've had success with Loctite 609 for smaller gaps and Loctite 660 for the larger gaps. I always try to make a somewhat rudimentary sleeve out of...
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    04-17-2017, 03:11 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT - Carburetor Questions in General
    I'm all choked up but you're right AK. :o As I mentioned the illustration was very general in nature and so was not all inclusive. But yes when you...
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    04-17-2017, 03:05 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Errol Groff A Great Loss in General
    So sad to hear of this tragic news. Never met the man but I could tell from his postings that he had a great interest and affect to our shared...
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    04-17-2017, 02:51 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT - Carburetor Questions in General
    No. Not as a rule however there can be mitigating circumstances that would allow this to happen, but not as designed. There should not be a vacuum...
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    04-17-2017, 11:42 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT - Carburetor Questions in General
    Highpower's answer in post #5 is correct. It would be fundamentally impossible for it to function any other way.
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    04-16-2017, 02:01 AM
    Yup this works. I've got a PO Box listed with Ebay as my primary address. When I get a sender that does not ship to PO Boxes I just use this method...
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    04-14-2017, 07:41 AM
    Willy replied to a thread How can I make this? HELP! in General
    Thinking a little out of the box here so to speak. But rather than a separate leaf on the tool, which may tend to get a little clumsy with too many...
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    04-13-2017, 06:13 PM
    Willy replied to a thread How can I make this? HELP! in General
    Not what you'd expect from a "fellow racer" is it? At least you can sleep at night with a clear conscience, not that it helps pay the bills.
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