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  • Got the sickle and front weed cutter (the mangler) on ugly Betty

    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

    My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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    • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
      Nice, but what are you eating for lunch? We can't see...
      for the last 27 years, it's been a bologna sandwich. with mustard.
      san jose, ca. usa

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      • Originally posted by Willy View Post
        Fuel pump?
        Like putting in an access door to get at the pump or one to access a heater core would be a selling feature. I suppose if they leave them out it is good incentive to trade up to a new/newer car. Most new car buyers only keep their current ride for 3-5 years max so I suppose those folks won't be interested in paying for an "ease of service" feature they'll never need.
        Oh well it's good for ramping up the labor portion of the bill come fix-it time.

        Outside bay? Your place?
        At least you're dry under there today.
        I don't need no stinkin' access door. then customers could fix them at home. at work(gas station), I have a small shop too but no lift, which is funny cause I do trannies among other things.
        san jose, ca. usa

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        • Did these today too, some of you will know which ones are bad right off the bat.
          san jose, ca. usa

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          • Chasing what I thought was a coil/ spark issue on the oc3. It turned out to be a radiator leak that was soaking the coi with fan blow by. I’m a bit surprised the coil is so sensitive to moisture.


            "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

            My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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            • still working on my daughter's bike rack, just a couple of brackets to make before I can JB Weld it together.

              Cleaned the cassette and swapped the chain on my bike. Once I get back from a ride with my youngest I'll swap out the disks and pads on my commuter. I don't think 16,000 miles on the disks and 9000 miles on the pads is bad. Could have run them for longer but I'm tired of playing Jingle Bells with the brakes at every red light.

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              • Took my Father and FIL to an antique tool show and picked up a couple odds and ends. Some morse tapers adapters 1-2, 2-3, and 3-4, some sharpening stones, a center finding square, and a Pi tape and a couple slipjoint and linesman pliers to modify for other purposes. Could have spent a pile of money there, but reined myself in. Both had a good time, and want to go back to the fall show again.

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                • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                  Chasing what I thought was a coil/ spark issue on the oc3. It turned out to be a radiator leak that was soaking the coi with fan blow by. I’m a bit surprised the coil is so sensitive to moisture.


                  Nice old Ford lurking in the back.
                  If it wasn't done the hard way, I didn't do it.

                  Lillooet
                  British Columbia
                  Canada.

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                  • ^ good eyes!
                    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                    My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                    • Started binge watching Game of Thrones this weekend. I never really got into it before so I never bothered with it but I decided to give it another try and after episode 4 or 5, it started to click and noticed I was craving more and more...

                      So far I've polished off season 1 and a few episodes from season 2.

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                      • I think one of our cats knows summer is coming, or at least the white stuff on the ground is gone and little animals are running and flying around outside. I wanted to capture all of the chattering he was doing with his mouth but I missed it. I did get a little but of tail excitement through.

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                        • Started resurrecting an old cast iron Briggs motor.

                          Got it to run, but found that it turns over stiffly. Crankshaft turns free near TDC and BDC, stiffest at half stroke (which is where the leverage is worst). Seems like piston is tight. Bore is perfect, no scuffing, lots of oil (most of which I squirted in to free it up). No ridge, so it is either low hours or has been re-worked and ridge cut out. Compression seems good, not measured.

                          I'm starting to wonder if someone put an up-size piston in without boring to size. Piston will not move radially, which mostly they do. Rings might be stuck, I suppose. Will have to pull out the piston and look.
                          2730

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan

                          Everything not impossible is compulsory

                          Birds are NOT real, they are spying on you

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                          • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                            Started binge watching Game of Thrones this weekend. I never really got into it before so I never bothered with it but I decided to give it another try and after episode 4 or 5, it started to click and noticed I was craving more and more...

                            So far I've polished off season 1 and a few episodes from season 2.
                            It's often difficult to follow with so many characters and several kingdoms, but it gets easier half way through season 1. For those curious, here is a really good season 1 overview which gives you a good idea what Games of Thrones is all about.

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                            • I may have to watch that GOT wrap up on youtube. Just to reacquaint myself with all the names if nothing else. Thanks Adrian.

                              Dan
                              At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                              Location: SF East Bay.

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                              • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                                ^ good eyes!
                                "I have trained myself to notice what I see"- Sherlock Holmes

                                "You can see a lot if you look"- Yogi Berra

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