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    Today, 06:51 PM
    http://www.jsonline.com/business/new-briggs--stratton-lawn-mower-engine-never-needs-an-oil-change-b99433283z1-290423731.html
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    Today, 05:59 PM
    No, sounds about right, probably could use a bit more HP if it had to maintain that pressure and volume continuously. The pressure is the easy part,...
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    Today, 03:19 PM
    I'm sure Winchman did not mean literally that a law should be passed outlawing anyone not holding the proper ticket for the welding procedure in...
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    Today, 10:34 AM
    This is what it boils down to. I know my limitations and set a few standards and personal goals. I know when something is beyond my personal skill...
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    07-25-2015, 06:44 PM
    No rings, watches, or any loose stuff dangling from me. I've seen the victims of a second's inattention, not worth the glamor. I keep a close tab of...
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    07-25-2015, 02:17 PM
    Willy replied to a thread OT- Trailer Tires in General
    I have always used trailer tires or light truck tires on my trailers when towing due to how the load ratings of these types of tires are applied....
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    07-22-2015, 05:19 PM
    The problem I've had with brake clean is that it has damaged more than one piece of plastic on me. With the literally thousands of different types...
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    07-22-2015, 11:06 AM
    We all evolve in our priorities. I've always been a gear-head and still am, although I'll admit the passion has somewhat diminished in it's iron...
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    07-21-2015, 08:47 PM
    If it was me, and it has been in similar situations, I would just use regular stoddard solvent, naptha, mineral spirits. This product cleans just...
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    07-21-2015, 12:57 AM
    Oh they may not have an exact number but I think they have a pretty good idea of the number of out of state or Canadian trucks that are operating in...
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    07-21-2015, 12:16 AM
    Yes indeed it does make sense, but by the look of the numbers, not many take advantage of it despite the equipment being their. Hard to figure...
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    07-20-2015, 11:02 PM
    BT is utilizing their rolling stock where ever locals regs allow the use of that combination. Axle spreads in Ontario for example are allowed much...
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    07-20-2015, 09:25 PM
    Yes it's a big responsibility when hauling close to 70 tons, most of 40 plus years doing this hauling mostly dangerous goods (fuel and chemicals)....
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    07-20-2015, 10:09 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT-67 Mustang problem in General
    I believe perhaps you may be correct, due to the short distance between the gas cap and tank the fill pipe going into the tank no separate filler...
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    07-20-2015, 03:32 AM
    Willy replied to a thread OT-67 Mustang problem in General
    Yes very definitely a vent problem. 10 gallons of gasoline goes in...10 gallons of air has to vent out. Without the ability to vent you end up with...
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    07-19-2015, 05:05 PM
    Thanks. I haven't had time to watch all of it yet but I did watch up to the point where the truck owner states that with this hitch and engine...
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    07-19-2015, 02:21 PM
    No, tow ratings can not simply be increased by installing a larger hitch. Hitches and their mountings are rated for specified towing weights but...
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    07-19-2015, 01:04 PM
    What was meant is that it does not support the successful process of short circuit transfer for solid steel wire. Heck you can use the air that you...
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    07-18-2015, 12:10 PM
    So very true on both points, folks often do not consider that at some point a part made from 12L14, 1144, etc may at some point need to be welded. ...
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    07-18-2015, 12:35 AM
    The 1144 and 1215 are always good choices. The 416 SS also gets my vote for the reasons Paul noted. In addition to that it is also able to be...
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    07-18-2015, 12:23 AM
    Maybe the up front costs are a bit higher but when you factor in loss of metal deposition due to spatter and the costs associated with cleaning that...
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    07-16-2015, 10:18 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Burnishing Tooling For Lathe in General
    I made a roller burnishing tool a while back when i needed a very smooth finish on a steel shaft. I did not want to chance polishing due to the fact...
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    07-16-2015, 03:41 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Supertrapp muffler or not in General
    Not sure how many here watched Carl's previous attempt at using a much larger muffler from a Kawasaki V-twin? Actually although the decibels are...
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    07-15-2015, 05:52 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Supertrapp muffler or not in General
    Carl I do not have any direct experience with Supertrapp silencers on small engines but I have always been impressed by their sound attenuation when...
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    07-13-2015, 07:22 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Astro 110 v welder in Home Shop Welding
    For thin sheet metal work I prefer 75/25 argon/CO2 gas as it tends to give somewhat softer arc with less penetration than straight CO2 gas. It also...
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    07-12-2015, 02:26 PM
    Willy replied to a thread Baffled by metric threads in General
    In a world where something as important and intrinsic as the spoken word has upwards of 6,500+ variations, I think it close to a miracle that...
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    07-12-2015, 12:03 AM
    Willy replied to a thread Baffled by metric threads in General
    Apparently 40 years isn't enough in Canada either. Home Depot lists all of their metric bolts as UNC!:) Don't feel bad about being confused about...
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    07-10-2015, 03:59 PM
    Willy replied to a thread My Latest Creation...Cannon in General
    Thanks for posting this, very impressive to say the least. The woodwork and especially the nicely detailed wheels are absolutely beautiful! Very...
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    07-10-2015, 01:47 AM
    Just a follow up to my previous update.:) You know after many decades of using and enjoying cast iron cookware I'm still learning new techniques...
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    07-09-2015, 02:19 PM
    Just an update to how that stinky pre-seasoned skillet of mine turned out. I burned it clean on my Coleman stove outside and then smoothed out the...
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