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    Yesterday, 12:40 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Autonomous car progress. in General
    Yes it does look like an infant learning how to walk which in essence it is at this point. On the other hand I can't remember how many times this...
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    Yesterday, 12:29 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT: Autonomous car progress. in General
    Not a real fan of autonomous cars yet as there is still a long road ahead, but then I'm not a real fan of the millions of brain dead idiots driving...
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    02-20-2017, 03:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    I don't believe this to be indicative of silting but more an indication of the natural lay of the land. In this photo from Google Earth taken...
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    02-20-2017, 01:27 PM
    Sounds like a company with a lot of internal drama, good luck! You going to need three hands working for an employer like that. Two to point and one...
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    02-20-2017, 01:04 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Allan perhaps I missed something in that footage but I'm a little confused as to what you are referring to. At what time frame in the clip are you...
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    02-20-2017, 02:18 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Yeah I think the ready mix boys in Oroville and surrounding area are going to have a good couple of years coming up, lots of OT.:)
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    02-20-2017, 01:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Wow Andy, I knew that the newer 6.7 had an issue with cavitation inside the front engine cover, and a fix of a newly redesigned housing. I...
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    02-19-2017, 02:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    I think the term piston slap is a bit of a misnomer due to lack of a better term. I've seen this happen on new engines that were otherwise well...
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    02-19-2017, 01:53 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    If I were to hazard a guess it would be due to the more violent combustion process, especially true in engines with older low-tech fuel system...
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    02-19-2017, 01:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    This is true from what I have observed myself. All of the diesel engine cylinder liners that I have seen that showed signs of cavitation erosion had...
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    02-17-2017, 10:37 AM
    I'm sure you'll be very happy, it is truly one of the best machines available. Buddy of mine has a 252 and he really likes his. Me I'm a Lincoln guy...
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    02-16-2017, 03:32 PM
    That's okay AK, I've got thick skin and besides I have been called much worse for wasting their time. Not that they haven't wasted mine a time or...
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    02-16-2017, 01:53 PM
    I personally detest all telemarketing calls be they legitimate or scams. The phone line is paid for by me for my own personal business, no one else...
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    02-16-2017, 01:23 PM
    Yes definitely off of a tractor and I would assume flywheels would be different as well so if you already have a flywheel off of a genset it would be...
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    02-16-2017, 12:08 AM
    Yeah I kind of figured you would know about all of the SAE flywheel housing specs. Not thinkin' too quick this morning, days have been too long at my...
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    02-15-2017, 08:53 PM
    If only it were true Weston. I've toyed and played with "Microsoft tech support" so many times and in so many ways it's shameful. I've had these...
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    02-15-2017, 07:35 PM
    Upload a quality soundtrack of the "ticking noise" and we'll have a listen.:) And no, any unusual sounds that haven't been present before is cause...
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    02-15-2017, 07:29 PM
    Let's face it these types of scams are just fishing expeditions perpetrated on those not cable of defending themselves. I read recently that the AARP...
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    02-15-2017, 06:03 PM
    The fact someone opened shrinkwrap on software implies that the product has been accepted and used, totally different scenario. I seriously can't...
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    02-15-2017, 03:42 PM
    This was my first thought. Since when is answering a phone call a legal contract?
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    02-15-2017, 03:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Eagle #66 oil can clones. in General
    I too have a self imposed ban in place for the hobby-machinist site (actually I need a proxy server to gain access, I don't think NT likes me):) so I...
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    02-15-2017, 08:09 AM
    As a rule industrial engine manufactures build engines and flywheels to conform with SAE specs. This so that with the proper housing and flywheel one...
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    02-14-2017, 10:09 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    Just a query as to why no water appears being released from the base of the dam, certainly this would help assist in lowering of the reservoir's...
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    02-14-2017, 08:02 PM
    If you have the option use an air hammer with a panel cutter bit as shown below. I always do a postmortem on any filter that I have reason to do so....
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    02-14-2017, 03:06 PM
    Not any reflection on your friend as he is not capable of addressing this situation by himself, plus he probably needs wheel now, so the decision has...
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    02-14-2017, 02:42 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Oroville Dam disaster in General
    The area that this dam was built on is solid bedrock, it is not really part of the central valley but is more a part of the western slope of the...
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    02-13-2017, 11:58 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Yes you're welcome, don't know what's happening but they've disappeared for me too. Ain't komputn' fun?
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    02-13-2017, 11:47 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Okay, just as a public service action I'll host the photos temporarily on my Photobucket page until this kerfuffle gets ironed out or the page goes...
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    02-13-2017, 10:55 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Funny, with Firefox which is my usual browser I have no issues with viewing the photos. On the other hand if I copy this page's url and paste it into...
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    02-13-2017, 09:34 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Six cly crankshaft in General
    Photos work great here. Looks like an ambitious project. Care to tell us a bit more about the engine project? I'll be following this build with...
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