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Forum: Shop & Safety 02-20-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Shopmonkey
I don't have a problem with giving it to my...

I don't have a problem with giving it to my friend but, technically, it belongs to my mother who could use a bit of extra ca$h from time to time.
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-19-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Shopmonkey
Better yet, my grandpa bought it and it remained...

Better yet, my grandpa bought it and it remained on the farm til we left in '77 when it followed us to town. The guy I am hoping to sell to is a good friend who understands sentiment as he lost his...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,529
Posted By Shopmonkey
Old Welder

Going to be clearing my dad's tools out as he passed last September. Someone, here, will know about the Forney machines from around 1950. AC only and has been reliable. Iha ea few spare parts as...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-12-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,899
Posted By Shopmonkey
Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering if...

Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering if Florida had slid closer to Australia :devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,846
Posted By Shopmonkey
If your truck has a steering stabilizer, a...

If your truck has a steering stabilizer, a shock absorber on the tie rod, it could be bad and allowing shimmy.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,366
Posted By Shopmonkey
Platy, I think you would have been happy with a...

Platy, I think you would have been happy with a brand of puller called Posi-Loc, made in Cooperstown, ND. At least, I THINK they still make them. Sorta spendy little buggers, but they look like the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-09-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,214
Posted By Shopmonkey
2008 Navistar with Cummins. Mostly city driving....

2008 Navistar with Cummins. Mostly city driving. I don't idle it more than a few minutes or I raise the engine speed to about 1300 RPM. Also, I set the Alison to 2nd gear, occasionally, and let it...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Shopmonkey
We call them "Handyman Jacks" here. One of the...

We call them "Handyman Jacks" here. One of the most useful tools a feller can own and, at the same time, the most dangerous if you don't mind your manners around them.
Forum: Fabrication 03-29-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,297
Posted By Shopmonkey
I think it would be a BD 220. The SD's came out...

I think it would be a BD 220. The SD's came out in the later '50s. The one you have in the "51 has babbited bearings so you don't want to overspeed them. You've got a good old truck, there. Worth...
Forum: Welding 01-22-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,677
Posted By Shopmonkey
Nope! These guys were welding with a Miller. They...

Nope! These guys were welding with a Miller. They hadn't gone to Thermite, yet.
Forum: Welding 01-19-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,677
Posted By Shopmonkey
Never saw it done, up close, but the section...

Never saw it done, up close, but the section boys, here, used to weld rail with a big blue machine. I would guess preheat, maybe post heat was used.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-06-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,433
Posted By Shopmonkey
Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a...

Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a share of their cooling. Heavier grades of oil don't break down when it's hot.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 17,998
Posted By Shopmonkey
However you normally drive it, ignore that and...

However you normally drive it, ignore that and run the snot out of it. Once she's 140 degrees, or above, run 'er hot, set those rings hard. Done that with a couple of 855's I drove and were...
Forum: Welding 12-24-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,593
Posted By Shopmonkey
When I bought my welders, I wasn't a member of...

When I bought my welders, I wasn't a member of this forum. Had I been, I would have, likely, told you guys what I planned to do with a welder, what I expected and waited for your recommendations.
...
Forum: Welding 12-23-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,593
Posted By Shopmonkey
Both of my blue machines were purchased used but,...

Both of my blue machines were purchased used but, at least, I don't have to worry about losing status on this forum.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-24-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,199
Posted By Shopmonkey
What the hell did a Dodge ever do to you? :D ...

What the hell did a Dodge ever do to you? :D



That's my favorite one to toss at my Ford loving friends.
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-14-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,585
Posted By Shopmonkey
What he said! You'd be surprised how much...

What he said! You'd be surprised how much quieter it will be, in your shop, with that thing sucking air outside. You might be able to fab something up for a filter housing and then you can use...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,426
Posted By Shopmonkey
That may be, but, shouldn't we be striving to do...

That may be, but, shouldn't we be striving to do better? I can weld fairly well but I want to do better. I want welds that look great, out in the open, in front of God an everybody, not some...
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,426
Posted By Shopmonkey
That "weld" on the exhaust looks hauntingly...

That "weld" on the exhaust looks hauntingly familiar because I had some of the same shit when I started playing with my MM135. I've learned a lot, since then. I have you guys to thank for that,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-29-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,655
Posted By Shopmonkey
Might be that the driving, and/or driven, pulley...

Might be that the driving, and/or driven, pulley is worn some. Might not be gripping the belt properly.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 17,998
Posted By Shopmonkey
Did that at the local race track, years ago, with...

Did that at the local race track, years ago, with a Chevy Lumina. They had the driver side up on blocks to the folks in the stands could see the underside. You could watch the exhaust line turn red...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-16-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,991
Posted By Shopmonkey
How about a brake drum off of an semi trailer for...

How about a brake drum off of an semi trailer for a base?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 17,998
Posted By Shopmonkey
Awww! Don't worry, those coal rollers are all...

Awww! Don't worry, those coal rollers are all over the place. Was a Dodge, here, that had a huge stack that came up about the level of the top of the back window. He had to floor it off every light....
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,307
Posted By Shopmonkey
One thing that needs to be considered is the...

One thing that needs to be considered is the benefit package that goes along with the wages. How's your health insurance package, compared to other like businesses? How about Vacation and sick pay?...
Forum: Fabrication 06-03-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,533
Posted By Shopmonkey
I remember Franz. It didn't take much to pick a...

I remember Franz. It didn't take much to pick a fight with him. I think he woke up in a bad mood and it only went downhill from there.
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