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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By MotorDoctor
You gain wisdom child :D

You gain wisdom child :D
Forum: Fabrication 10-11-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By MotorDoctor
In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is...

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king!
Like Clint said, "Man's got to know his limitations" :devil:
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By MotorDoctor
You are an optimist :p Vermont isn't high on my...

You are an optimist :p
Vermont isn't high on my list right now either. Half the dealers (2) probably want to lynch me when they see me. That's the problem, you're only as good as the last thing you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By MotorDoctor
Ignition switch or connectors to the ignition...

Ignition switch or connectors to the ignition switch
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 235
Posted By MotorDoctor
I didn't have a video to watch for my furnace, I...

I didn't have a video to watch for my furnace, I had to fix it the old fashioned way. I tried calling the company that sold me the furnace but they didn't carry any parts, just sold close out...
Forum: Fabrication 09-09-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By MotorDoctor
The sucky part was having to drive to NJ for the...

The sucky part was having to drive to NJ for the pipe. I tried the twist and lift on the bent one for about 5 minutes, at the rate I was going, I would still be there. I briefly considered using the...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By MotorDoctor
Well. I got her done. The pipe was loose enough...

Well. I got her done. The pipe was loose enough that I clamped a beluga vice grip on the pipe and used another pipe as a lever to pry it out of the ground. There was no way I could straighten that...
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By MotorDoctor
I was just thinking of one other possible method....

I was just thinking of one other possible method. Since the post is put in the ground, concrete is poured around the post, water mixed and the concrete set. I wonder if I could work the bent post out...
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By MotorDoctor
The sanitation department is running us around on...

The sanitation department is running us around on this, I was nice enough not to file a hit and run with the local PD. If push comes to shove I can always offer the video to the local news channels,...
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By MotorDoctor
How to straighten a bent fence post

Hello all:
any suggestions on how to straighten this fence post? The sanitation truck hit it trying to make the turn, backed up and kept going. Have it on video with a nice clear shot of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-24-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By MotorDoctor
I stick a nice big magnet right next to where I'm...

I stick a nice big magnet right next to where I'm cutting and that collects a lot of the splinters. Machining wax helps a little too but if you're moving a lot of metal, it just melts and makes the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-16-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By MotorDoctor
Unless you have friends in the Duck business, I...

Unless you have friends in the Duck business, I would stay away from that. The Ducks are getting more and more dealer only to repair. The Kawasaki is more user friendly to work on and a good...
Forum: Machining 06-25-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By MotorDoctor
Those photos are of the inside of the crankcase...

Those photos are of the inside of the crankcase with the oil pan removed. They sent me a couple of other pictures but I'm still trying to figure out where they took them.
Forum: Machining 06-24-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By MotorDoctor
Aluminum casting marks

Hey, one of my dealers sent pictures of this crankcase and he thinks it's cracked and needs replacement. I've seen these marks before but don't know the correct terminology. Any suggestions? Thanks
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-17-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By MotorDoctor
I knew things were going sideways for Honda when...

I knew things were going sideways for Honda when I started getting parts bags from them with a made in China sticker on it :devil: Honda's usually have a Keihin carburetor on them, since only Honda...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-16-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,258
Posted By MotorDoctor
That's another one of those Chinese knock offs....

That's another one of those Chinese knock offs. I've seen those things new right out of the box needing a carb overhaul. Hopefully it works out for you.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-13-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By MotorDoctor
That is definitely a Chinese starter, an OEM one...

That is definitely a Chinese starter, an OEM one costs $400+
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-13-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By MotorDoctor
Generally the large red wire from the battery...

Generally the large red wire from the battery positive terminal goes to one post on the solenoid, and the other wire off the solenoid to the starter motor is usually black, same wire gauge as the red...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-13-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By MotorDoctor
If you hit the starter button and the battery...

If you hit the starter button and the battery voltage really drops, the engine or starter motor is probably locked up. If the voltage isn't dropping, the solenoid or the wiring to the starter is...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-28-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By MotorDoctor
What got me was somebody else made them after...

What got me was somebody else made them after watching me and stuck them in the ceilings all over the school. I made mine nice, the ones stuck in the ceiling were POS copies, looked like they were...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-28-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By MotorDoctor
Gerry, I don't know about the one you linked but...

Gerry, I don't know about the one you linked but on our models, if the electrical system is a little marginal (meaning battery is weak or not charging at full power), it will kill the engine when you...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-27-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By MotorDoctor
I made a bunch of those in high school metal...

I made a bunch of those in high school metal shop. Got me in all kinds of trouble :devil: Certainly not anywhere as nice as those though, good job.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-17-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,166
Posted By MotorDoctor
Usually what causes that is cranking the engine...

Usually what causes that is cranking the engine over with the outside cover off. Everybody wants to see if it works, and with the gear unsupported on one end, it breaks the case. I've seen that more...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By MotorDoctor
It wasn't cleaned, that's how I got them. Picture...

It wasn't cleaned, that's how I got them. Picture 1 & 2 are the mating parts showing the fracture. It happened about a month ago so it's not fresh. Our thought was it got dropped previously onto that...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By MotorDoctor
Question for the Metallurgists out there

This part look like it was "pre-broken"? The guy is claiming that it snapped off in his hand when he was on the brakes hard. The end of the bar shows previous impact damage since if the bar broke off...
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