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Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2021, 10:53 PM
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Posted By greywynd
Another thing to add is when loads are top heavy,...

Another thing to add is when loads are top heavy, toss a couple ratchet straps around the item and your forks, helps keep them from tipping over.

Glad it went smooth.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2021, 09:40 AM
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Views: 127,207
Posted By greywynd
Best of luck. Just remember, safety first....

Best of luck. Just remember, safety first. Machines can be repaired/replaced, people and their parts are harder to fix.


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Forum: Fabrication 06-10-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By greywynd
Well, if you’re going to flaunt your wares, at...

Well, if you’re going to flaunt your wares, at least add something positive would you?


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Forum: Machining 06-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,144
Posted By greywynd
Or dumping a quart of engine oil in the fuel tank...

Or dumping a quart of engine oil in the fuel tank every couple gas tank refills to help lubricate rings and valves.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-08-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By greywynd
If the splits are a concern, a liberal amount of...

If the splits are a concern, a liberal amount of epoxy, jb weld or similar built up around the plastic boss will help to reinforce it.

I’ve done that a few times on a few things.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 06-08-2021, 09:31 AM
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Views: 127,207
Posted By greywynd
Lack of fuel in a diesel is the top issue for not...

Lack of fuel in a diesel is the top issue for not starting and underpowered.

Older off road and heavy equipment it gets worse, because the fuel is getting transferred (sometimes more than once)...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,297
Posted By greywynd
I had an 89 f350, (well, a few) and I tore...

I had an 89 f350, (well, a few) and I tore apart/scrapped a couple super duties. Totally different rear axle, no idea on the springs though.

I’d be more tempted to beef up the helper springs...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By greywynd
Not sure what you’re talking about. I have...

Not sure what you’re talking about.

I have one, and they are still available through the welding suppliers. Mine’s setup to use a ‘B’ tank, (next size up from MC’), with the right adapters one...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By greywynd
Not quite correct. Acetylene is a gas. When in a...

Not quite correct. Acetylene is a gas. When in a welding tank, it is in there with acetone. (The acetylene then ‘bubbles out’ similar to fizz in soda as it’s used.) Exceed the 1/7 rate and the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-02-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By greywynd
Plan to make rods....until you price chrome...

Plan to make rods....until you price chrome plated rod!

Also, maybe Shade can chime in, sometimes there are additives that may help, seals tend to get hard without constant use. I know my...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-31-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By greywynd
They have a lot of the big Miller CC/CV supplies...

They have a lot of the big Miller CC/CV supplies (Dimension?) and Some Lincoln machines too. They’ll gouge that with a single machine. It’s funny cause when I go to tack with 3/32” 7018, I have to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-31-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By greywynd
Just talked to one of the weldors, he’s working...

Just talked to one of the weldors, he’s working on a crack 20+ inches long, and 9” deep. He has it vee’d out about 4-5” at the outside. Would hate to try to do that with a torch!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-30-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By greywynd
After seeing so many cracks goiged out instead of...

After seeing so many cracks goiged out instead of grinding the last couple years, I don’t know that I’d have the patience to chase them with a grinder anymore.

On the other hand, I don’t have the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By greywynd
Thanks for posting that, haven’t used my chopsaw...

Thanks for posting that, haven’t used my chopsaw in the three years since I moved....may be time to sell it.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By greywynd
Tim, it looks like you left the corners ‘square’....

Tim, it looks like you left the corners ‘square’. I would consider grabbing a diamond or conrete wheel and taking that sharp corner off. If/when something hits it, it’ll chip.

Doesn’t need much,...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By greywynd
With enough direct contact the sparks could make...

With enough direct contact the sparks could make the wood smolder and smoke/stink.

Even a thin piece of sheet metal sandwiched between the vise and the bench, large enough to cover the area,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-24-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By greywynd
Usually when I’ve seen fuel pumps switched out...

Usually when I’ve seen fuel pumps switched out for electric, the manual one is eliminated.

Wonder if you could run them in parallel? Let the manual one feed the converter then return to tank, and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-22-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By greywynd
For more ‘fun’ try trigonometry using trig tables...

For more ‘fun’ try trigonometry using trig tables (if you can find some) and paper.

I still do it that way time to time, not many people I know younger than me that even know what a trig table...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-18-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By greywynd
Transfomers/power supplies

So, in the past I have seen power supplies/transformers, that would plug into, say a 600 volt 3 phase outlet. Then there would be taps and plugs for various outputs, 480 and 240 three phase, and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-18-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By greywynd
There are form ‘release agents’ that are...

There are form ‘release agents’ that are available. Or it was common to use diesel fuel, kerosene or oil in the past.


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Forum: Machining 05-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Swapped out the fittings today. I cut a new piece...

Swapped out the fittings today. I cut a new piece of 3/4” pipe for a new suction tube. The old fitting/suction tube setup will likely get reused in another tank.

Lost a little over 1 1/4” in...
Forum: Machining 05-15-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Nope, pretty much machined same as mild steel....

Nope, pretty much machined same as mild steel. Even drilling the side hole which would be half original, half weld metal, other than chips breaking a little easier, it cut no issue.


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Forum: Machining 05-14-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Bit of tidy up to deburr it, clean it and squirt...

Bit of tidy up to deburr it, clean it and squirt a bit of paint and I’ll call it ready to install over the next day or two.


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Forum: Machining 05-14-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Drilled and tapped 3/4”-NPT ...

Drilled and tapped 3/4”-NPT

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Forum: Machining 05-14-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Finished milling. ...

Finished milling.

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