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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-25-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Yeah, I do get in 30k a year, but my heavy towing...

Yeah, I do get in 30k a year, but my heavy towing days are pretty well over. Biggest trailer I pull is my 10K flatbed with about 8k on it. I did like the piwer in the diesels, but hated working on...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-25-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
My current truck is a 2013 Chebby Silverado 2500...

My current truck is a 2013 Chebby Silverado 2500 4wd extra cab standard bed with a 6.0 gas engine.
I have gone through a couple diesels and am back to the gas motor and for the most part am happy...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-25-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
I have been debating what to do about the long...

I have been debating what to do about the long neck of the power steering reservoir and an answer presented itself today. I will remove the reservoir and install a shorter reservoir that I found in...
Forum: Welding 09-24-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Walker
Mmhmm

Mmhmm
Forum: Welding 09-23-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By Walker
It is best to remove the license plate before you...

It is best to remove the license plate before you ditch them in the river and claim them stolen.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Here is the bracket that currently holds the...

Here is the bracket that currently holds the alternator in the bolt saddle at the top, and the power steering pump in the inverted U at the bottom. The three bolt holes in the middle and one at the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-19-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Walker
First guess is lack of lubrication. Lube the...

First guess is lack of lubrication. Lube the moving parts, put some weight on it and try again.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-18-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Oh no, I get it. There are so many controls and...

Oh no, I get it. There are so many controls and interlocks in the VMAC setup I can imagine how problematic it might be with both user error and system malfunctions. I am just happy this portion of it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-18-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
My throttle control arrived today. I purchased an...

My throttle control arrived today. I purchased an InPower DBT-LD-02 electronic throttle speed control. I went through their website and it really wanted me to buy the $400 speed controller. The one I...
Forum: Welding 09-18-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Walker
Also, think now if your needs might change again...

Also, think now if your needs might change again in the near future. Might consider going even bigger now instead of having to buy again. I have not overrun my XMT304 yet, but a/c tig would be nice....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-14-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
I put a new tank under my compressor a year or...

I put a new tank under my compressor a year or two ago, it is a 10 or 12 horse Kolher and the pump is a speed wire clone. Both are starting to show their age (early 80s IIRC). I think now that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-14-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
My truck is all fly by wire. I ordered a little...

My truck is all fly by wire. I ordered a little black box last night for a hundred bucks. It gives me 2 adjustable preset speeds with the flick of a switch. I am hoping I can put speed 1 in the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
I finally got an email back from a VMAC dealer,...

I finally got an email back from a VMAC dealer, $3,901 for the factory parts. $1165 just for the bracket.

That stuff is all beyond my desire to pay, so I will be making my own. The crank pulley is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-12-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By Walker
Nice! A big press is about my only tool...

Nice! A big press is about my only tool department that is lacking.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
The oil cooler I am seeing as typical for this...

The oil cooler I am seeing as typical for this are the brazed plate coolers that have coolant running through them. Why the difference I don’t really know, could be the pressure, as the oil would be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Walker
I have, and I have dismissed it since I have had...

I have, and I have dismissed it since I have had dead truck batteries and dead welder batteries but never at the same time. I have always been able to run one off the other until I was able to get it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Walker
I had to cut out and weld plates in at the...

I had to cut out and weld plates in at the mounting points on my engine drive welder as all the holes were fatigued and broken out. I suspect this added to my vibration issues. When I bolted...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Walker
Looks like late 20s early 30s Essex stuff.

Looks like late 20s early 30s Essex stuff.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 766
Posted By Walker
Need some battery knowledge

I have been having trouble with my welders battery for a while now. The original battery lasted 8 years. The replacement made it several years, then a year, then 3 months then a week. The first one...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
The compressor arrived today. All outlets were...

The compressor arrived today. All outlets were capped off. The outside castings looked great, no tool or rub marks. I pulled off the intake header and the screws are spotless, not a scuff, or minor...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Yeah, those York’s are fine for a couple CFm at...

Yeah, those York’s are fine for a couple CFm at 80 psi with a 15% duty cycleI already make 24 CFM, and his rotary screw will make 70cfm at 175 at 100% duty cycle.
A lot of guys in four wheel drive...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By Walker
Gotta remember, it is a non pressurized cooling...

Gotta remember, it is a non pressurized cooling system, the patch just has to hold the water in. I’ve certainly seen crappier repairs.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-08-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Well, I was able to find the oil tank with the...

Well, I was able to find the oil tank with the oil filter, the coalescing filter, blow down cap, etc. for a price I was willing to pay.

The compressor should be here in the next day or two, so I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-05-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Good ideas. I found a regular compressor unloaded...

Good ideas. I found a regular compressor unloaded that had the cam capacity, haven’t found the capacity of the D-2. Most of the pop offs I have dealt with (mostly Fisher natural gas service) are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-04-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By Walker
Underhood rotary air compressor

I ran into a very nice VMAC air underhood 70cfm compressor that I decided I couldn’t live without. It is just the air end, none of the accessory parts. In order to install it I would need a bracket,...
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