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Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,276
Posted By bgott
Ouch! A squirt of carb spray to wash the dirt...

Ouch! A squirt of carb spray to wash the dirt out, half a red rag and a couple of wraps of duct tape and you're good to go! I learned the duct tape trick while working commercial fishing boats. The...
Forum: Machining 06-05-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By bgott
I restored an old mill vise that was punched full...

I restored an old mill vise that was punched full of holes using Devcon epoxy. The vise came out great but the filler cost around $40. I wasn't the first one to rebuild it, I ran into three or four...
Forum: Fabrication 06-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,801
Posted By bgott
The water pump in my travel trailer cracked the...

The water pump in my travel trailer cracked the housing. I pulled the pump and took it apart. A new pump was like a hundred bucks, that would have cut into my titty bar money so that was out. I was...
Forum: Fabrication 06-05-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 53,313
Posted By bgott
That's the best way. Knock the guts and porcelain...

That's the best way. Knock the guts and porcelain out of an old plug. Pull your number one plug and bring your piston up to close to TDC. You don't want it dead on TDC yet, you want the rod to hit...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-29-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,784
Posted By bgott
Hot tanks used to use caustic soda. I don't know...

Hot tanks used to use caustic soda. I don't know if you could get that much anymore with the homeland security rules in effect. The method the cast iron pan collectors use to de-carb old pans is to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-25-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By bgott
Storage. I haven't figured out how I'm going to...

Storage. I haven't figured out how I'm going to shelve it yet, I've just been piling stuff in there. Those pictures are from back in November.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-25-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By bgott
The guy used to do contract work on off-shore oil...

The guy used to do contract work on off-shore oil rigs. He used this to transport and store his tools and supplies. If you look closely you can see the ears and maybe the cable on top for loading it...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 04-25-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,333
Posted By bgott
That would sure be handy to have around!

That would sure be handy to have around!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-24-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By bgott
That is an aluminum off-shore box I picked up a...

That is an aluminum off-shore box I picked up a few months back. 5' X 5' by 6 or 7 feet tall, I didn't measure it. I got that for $250. The thing is made of 3/16" and some 1/4" aluminum and is really...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-24-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,199
Posted By bgott
Estate Sale - 4/23/10

$7.50 for the saw and $5 each for the rams. The red ram is the perfect size for a top link on my box scraper, although I need the straight ends rather than the clevises.
Forum: Fabrication 04-10-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 53,313
Posted By bgott
Old Fords are some spacer infested POSs. Before I...

Old Fords are some spacer infested POSs. Before I learned to put punch marks on them I spent serious time figuring out which ones went where.
Forum: Welding 04-04-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By bgott
You're welcome! Here is another blacksmith site...

You're welcome! Here is another blacksmith site that is interesting. I don't know how much of it is about junkyard steels. You probably already have it, some folks might not have seen it.
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Forum: Welding 04-03-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,801
Posted By bgott
http://anvilfire.com/FAQs/ There's a bunch...

http://anvilfire.com/FAQs/

There's a bunch of good stuff here, scroll down to junkyard steels.
Forum: Fabrication 03-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,475
Posted By bgott
You could set up an old lathe to run submerged...

You could set up an old lathe to run submerged arc. I'm not an expert at it but a shop where I worked set one up and it was pretty easy to run.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submerged_arc_welding
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-24-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,442
Posted By bgott
If it doesn't work there is a few pounds of...

If it doesn't work there is a few pounds of copper in there and you'll still have the steel to sell. You might make a few bucks on it.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-13-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By bgott
When are you getting your post vise?:)

When are you getting your post vise?:)
Forum: Welding 03-04-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,938
Posted By bgott
How did they quench it? I've read that it is just...

How did they quench it? I've read that it is just about impossible to get a heavy enough flow of water over that much mass without a large water drop over the top of the hot anvil. Dropping it in a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,351
Posted By bgott
Like Leon said, crushed concrete or washout. You...

Like Leon said, crushed concrete or washout. You have to be ready to work the washout, it is the material washed out of concrete plants and is still active. You can pile the crush up and work it at...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,030
Posted By bgott
I was thinking about giving it a fling today,...

I was thinking about giving it a fling today, thats for sure!:mad: And it wasn't the hammer that was pissing me off. There are shortcomings to this hammer design, sometimes you have clearance...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,030
Posted By bgott
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=...

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?P65=&tool=all&item_ID=68537&group_ID=1047&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

I haven't worked out of my roll-around for 12 or so years. When I started again I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,877
Posted By bgott
http://lametalsmiths.org/ You have heard of...

http://lametalsmiths.org/

You have heard of these guys, haven't you? I went to their Bangin' on the Bayou meeting a few years back. Some of these blacksmith clubs buy a truckload of coal and split...
Forum: Fabrication 02-27-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 53,313
Posted By bgott
That water pump plate ought to come with a new or...

That water pump plate ought to come with a new or rebuilt water pump. It isn't critical with that Ford, the plate is sandwiched, but if you ever do a small block Chevy tighten the backing plate bolts...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-14-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,480
Posted By bgott
I fought my powco for years over a voltage drop...

I fought my powco for years over a voltage drop problem. I upgraded all the stuff on my end and still had the problem. I bough a Miller 251 rather than a 210 because of the power correction caps so I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-14-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,841
Posted By bgott
I clamp one end in my bench vise, or my leg vise...

I clamp one end in my bench vise, or my leg vise if it's easier to get to, and strip it with a utility knife. If you have a lot to strip and it dulls the blades too quickly you could grind a knife...
Forum: Fabrication 02-11-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 53,313
Posted By bgott
This is a " ring and valve" job rather than a "...

This is a " ring and valve" job rather than a " rebuild". I'd have had the valves ground, it shouldn't cost more than $100 a head. It wasn't that many years ago that I could get a set done for $100....
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