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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-20-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By FabberMcGee
For the engine and radiator you might try water...

For the engine and radiator you might try water and dishwasher detergent. Not soap for hand washing dishes that makes a huge amount of foam, but soap for electric dishwashers that is designed to not...
Forum: Fabrication 11-14-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By FabberMcGee
I have a short one up in the woods, maybe 12...

I have a short one up in the woods, maybe 12 feet. Travel on it was driven by a hand pull chain at one end and a driveshaft across to the other side. Don't recall if the driveshaft was round bar or...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-13-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By FabberMcGee
Marine stoves use alcohol, it vaporizes to a...

Marine stoves use alcohol, it vaporizes to a lighter than air gas and floats away on the air currents instead of gasoline or propane which you all know are heavier than air and would accumulate in...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,785
Posted By FabberMcGee
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.H0.Xunistrut+trolley.TRS0&_nkw=unistrut+trolley&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=unistrut+door+rollers
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,670
Posted By FabberMcGee
Hey Joey, how come you Canadians are hogging up...

Hey Joey, how come you Canadians are hogging up all the cool weather, haha? It got down to about -10c here in middle Alaska one night, but has been just above or just below freezing for the last...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,670
Posted By FabberMcGee
When I was working out bucket linkages for my...

When I was working out bucket linkages for my homegrown loader/forklift I threw a sheet of plywood across a pair of horses and used 1 x 4's for arms and surveyor laths or similar for linkages with 6...
Forum: Welding 10-14-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By FabberMcGee
Probably more outfits around doing this work now,...

Probably more outfits around doing this work now, but they fixed me up and were good to deal with 20 years ago.

Forgot to say, Innovat charged me 125.00
Forum: Welding 10-14-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By FabberMcGee
Glad you got the problem solved. This may help...

Glad you got the problem solved. This may help someone else sometime. In the late 90's I had a problem with my Lincoln DC-250 stationary welder. It was popping a fuse on the printed circuit every few...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,852
Posted By FabberMcGee
Wheel did poorly. There was one good run at the...

Wheel did poorly. There was one good run at the end of July. Robert's wheel just down stream was getting a couple hundred a day for several days, but we had nobody there. don't know why Bill Bayless...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,852
Posted By FabberMcGee
Yep, right there in the first sentence. I too,...

Yep, right there in the first sentence. I too, have never seen such a critter. I have heard of "high yaller" ones, quite a long time ago. I don't think they exist at this current time in history.
...
Forum: Welding 08-30-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By FabberMcGee
Bought one just like it in the early 90's . Paid...

Bought one just like it in the early 90's . Paid around 1800 at Sam's Club. Used it commercially for several years, then at home since then. It is so easy to move around the shop that it's been my...
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,420
Posted By FabberMcGee
Saw a link to this on another forum, pretty...

Saw a link to this on another forum, pretty simple way to do it.

https://www.route66hotrodhigh.com/FanShroud.html
Forum: Fabrication 08-06-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By FabberMcGee
Pontiac, how are those flowers you're building...

Pontiac, how are those flowers you're building used? Are you stamping the petals?

Those Holdfast clamps are perfect for that job. Wood workers have been using those for centuries. Blacksmiths...
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By FabberMcGee
Nice job on the new bench top. I guess I...

Nice job on the new bench top.

I guess I also fall in the crude old timer category. Like Gerry, mine is also 4 x 8 x 1". Probably unlike Gerry, mine has shallow rust pits and a big chamfer under...
Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,420
Posted By FabberMcGee
I'd just stop by a local HVAC sheet metal shop...

I'd just stop by a local HVAC sheet metal shop and ask them what they'd charge you to make an offset square to round transition. A few measurements is all it takes, radiator dimensions, fan diameter,...
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,893
Posted By FabberMcGee
Aww, just pull the doors off, you won't need them...

Aww, just pull the doors off, you won't need them in hot country like that. Haha.
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,893
Posted By FabberMcGee
That'll be a good tool for your adventures. Lots...

That'll be a good tool for your adventures. Lots of possibilities.

Gerry was right about not healing as quickly once your hair turns grey, haha. Be careful about falling off of things too, I've...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By FabberMcGee
An old pair of snips that you don't care how dull...

An old pair of snips that you don't care how dull they get will trim discs too. Just not as satisfying as using the real deal.
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By FabberMcGee
Found the backers we used. ...

Found the backers we used.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/S-G-TOOL-AID-94730-7-PHENOLIC-BACKING-DISC/283478267476?epid=1901314407&hash=item42009f1654:g:p0wAAOSwXUNc0xme&frcectupt=true
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By FabberMcGee
Morgan makes body shop tools. We had several of...

Morgan makes body shop tools. We had several of those same exact trimmers in the body shops at the Ford dealer and the Chevy dealer I worked for in the early 70's.

The dented metal was pushed,...
Forum: Machining 01-24-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,553
Posted By FabberMcGee
Haha, I just did a .004 press fit last week. I...

Haha, I just did a .004 press fit last week. I was able to assemble it with a few taps from a big ball peen hammer, no really, just taps.

I did cheat a little though, I set the inner part outside...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,578
Posted By FabberMcGee
Thanks Rod, I guess it's all relative. He used to...

Thanks Rod, I guess it's all relative. He used to tell about the guys that were around when he was a kid, according to him, "Those were some real men."
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-14-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,578
Posted By FabberMcGee
Here's a 2-53 in a1960 John Deere 440 for your...

Here's a 2-53 in a1960 John Deere 440 for your listening pleasure. Apparently John Deere didn't have a small diesel at the time so they bought Detroits. Cylinder block is a custom casting with the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-14-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By FabberMcGee
Hey Gerry, winter has been good to me. Mostly on...

Hey Gerry, winter has been good to me. Mostly on account of we haven't had much winter yet. Except for a few days last week when it got down to -30's it's been on the mid 20's above 0 all winter....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-10-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,578
Posted By FabberMcGee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28N8arOPJkI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28N8arOPJkI
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