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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Windy_Acres
Car computers, the name of them is different with...

Car computers, the name of them is different with time and manufacturer.

ECM " Electronic Control Module ". ECU is a " unit ". BCM, " Body Control Module ", there are a couple more. I guess I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Windy_Acres
Inadvertently, Ive noticed on Da-U-Tube, some...

Inadvertently, Ive noticed on Da-U-Tube, some sparky techs, showing that most ECU's/ECMs/BCMs, what have you, when they fail, each model typically has the same failure, like a cracked board, smoked...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,032
Posted By Windy_Acres
Yeah, if I needed a toy hauler, in my day dreams...

Yeah, if I needed a toy hauler, in my day dreams that is how it started. The right way, or so many end up there eventually.

One of my buds from high school runs two of those, one hauls his race...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,242
Posted By Windy_Acres
After much research, I bought this little guy...

After much research, I bought this little guy last summer, its a 2020 model year, Kubota down rated a 33hp engine by lowering max revs to meet Tier 4 emissions.

Its mechanically injected, with no...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-04-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By Windy_Acres
Not sure what you paid, but Id say " well done ",...

Not sure what you paid, but Id say " well done ", Id have picked it up too ! Randomly, I want by the factory that builds those yesterday...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-04-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Windy_Acres
So, every last Generac Air Cooled stand by genny...

So, every last Generac Air Cooled stand by genny has milky oil. Ive never serviced one that did not. Unless it was brand new. I dont think I ever changed the oil on one, and after running it, cleared...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-04-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Windy_Acres
Im still driving a 2001 Ford, trying to make it...

Im still driving a 2001 Ford, trying to make it last forever...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-27-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By Windy_Acres
I thought that was old news, I learned that in...

I thought that was old news, I learned that in high school, as in a " winter package " added ! In shop class taught by a retired electrician.
Forum: Fabrication 02-21-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Windy_Acres
Nice hammer Jack, nice thread guys, I learned...

Nice hammer Jack, nice thread guys, I learned allot !
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-21-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,604
Posted By Windy_Acres
I run a 12k 12v warn winch on a 1000 CCA Tractor...

I run a 12k 12v warn winch on a 1000 CCA Tractor 12v Battery... Ive never measured draw. Id guess it peaks well over 100 amps.

Warn as well as others sells 120v winches for lifting, I think they...
Forum: Fabrication 01-21-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By Windy_Acres
Nicely done, I imagine you can get allot done...

Nicely done, I imagine you can get allot done with $162K... Id have gone the same route, or alternative route, or bought a crane,.. or... !
Forum: Machining 01-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Windy_Acres
Right now, and for the last couple years, Ive...

Right now, and for the last couple years, Ive been making my living pedaling tools and parts on fleabay.

I ship OEM tools using all the usual offenders including the PO. I learned over 20 years...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Windy_Acres
Yes, I never learned much about it, was just a...

Yes, I never learned much about it, was just a wild ass guess as to what those cylinders where doing on the " skid " it was built on. Good to know !
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Windy_Acres
Ohhh,... so I learned something today !,.. it had...

Ohhh,... so I learned something today !,.. it had what I thought where 3 or 4 catalytic converters on it, I " assumed " somehow it was removing gasses in a around about way to concentrate oxygen, but...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,310
Posted By Windy_Acres
Likely a decade ago, I picked up a " Bristol ",...

Likely a decade ago, I picked up a " Bristol ", for SCBA tanks, came out of a local firehouse, IIRC, the fire fighting industry upgraded everything, so there was suddenly a glut of these on the junk...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Windy_Acres
I had a '38 Ford Deluxe, if I recall it had...

I had a '38 Ford Deluxe, if I recall it had mechanical brakes on 4 corners, worked on a Lincoln of that era as well, same thing. Those cars had about 4k grease zerks as well, it gave new meaning to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-25-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,841
Posted By Windy_Acres
LOL, yes, that was my take away, why is it...

LOL, yes, that was my take away, why is it growing hair,... LOL !
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-22-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,841
Posted By Windy_Acres
I cant leave broken appliances alone as well.......

I cant leave broken appliances alone as well.... although we just bought a new washer and dryer. Got a pair of old school ( literally ), full non-energy saving speed queen commercials. The washer is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-24-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Windy_Acres
I bought a newer edition of that one at auction,...

I bought a newer edition of that one at auction, it was really rather nice for $75, running and functioning.

Its not worth a shit in hard ground. I also own the horse ( came with this house ),...
Forum: Fabrication 07-11-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Windy_Acres
Lp, there is a large reg on the tank, this one is...

Lp, there is a large reg on the tank, this one is for the gennie and shop heat
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Windy_Acres
I will likely take a trip to Menards tomorrow and...

I will likely take a trip to Menards tomorrow and look to see what I can find, Im mostly concerned about how I might attach unistrut securely to the slab, I know I just need a simple two post frame....
Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Windy_Acres
Need some ideas on building a simple gas regulator stand on concrete slab ?

I need to park a gas regulator next to a generator, on a concrete slab, the gas line pops out of the ground, rignt on the edge of the slab, and then the gennie will sit right behind it.

Ive...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-06-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,426
Posted By Windy_Acres
after hobby farming for a decade and spending...

after hobby farming for a decade and spending every single day of the year watering close to a thousand critters, endless new trees, and about a 1/2 acre garden, I learned that you need the best sill...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By Windy_Acres
Couple guys on u-tube have broken down, with...

Couple guys on u-tube have broken down, with video, how the new " made in USA " power tools are built, they are about 98.7% finished in china, they screw the 2 halves together and then put the tools...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,371
Posted By Windy_Acres
I still own a pile of old school ( pre China tech...

I still own a pile of old school ( pre China tech purchase ) made in the USA 1980's vintage corded heavy tools from Milwaukee, the new shit pales in comparison, when you open them up.

Full...
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