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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-12-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By alchemist
I'll second that :p

I'll second that :p
Forum: Welding 09-03-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By alchemist
$500 is a little steep; but, you get TWO helmets...

$500 is a little steep; but, you get TWO helmets with it. :p
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By alchemist
Motor starters

If you have a three phase motor starter with a fuse for each leg; and one fuse blows. Will the motor burn up from running on single phase?
Forum: Machining 02-23-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By alchemist
I went to work yesterday and the mill was gone....

I went to work yesterday and the mill was gone. Bastards!
Forum: Machining 02-20-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By alchemist
How to reverse bridgeport spindle

I was using the bridgeport at work yesterday and couldn't figure out how to reverse the spindle. I assume the motor reverses and it is not in a gearbox or something. The only electrical switch I see...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,696
Posted By alchemist
I just replace my king pins and there was a good...

I just replace my king pins and there was a good bit of play that is allowed up and down. The spec was on the paper that came with the kit and I threw it away. I wanna say it was like 8 thousandths
Forum: Welding 02-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By alchemist
It looks like what is bad is an o-ring on the...

It looks like what is bad is an o-ring on the poppet assy. I can only find the whole poppet assy for $39. Can I just find an o-ring that will fit?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-27-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By alchemist
Napa synthetic is $18 for 5 quarts. I use it and...

Napa synthetic is $18 for 5 quarts. I use it and have no complaints.
Forum: Welding 01-23-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,740
Posted By alchemist
another thing to watch out for is some brake...

another thing to watch out for is some brake cleaners and heat. It will creat a poisonous gas.
Forum: Welding 01-23-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,740
Posted By alchemist
You wouldn't by chance be welding to galvanized...

You wouldn't by chance be welding to galvanized steel would you? I use a fan to blow the fumes away so I can breath.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-17-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By alchemist
Type "F" Transmission fluid

What is the difference between Type F and other types of fluid? I can't find type F anymore
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-17-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
I got them done. It was a lot of work. The bottom...

I got them done. It was a lot of work. The bottom bushing and pin were corroded together on the left side. And the thrust bearings were corroded. I works smooth now. I just have a lot of play in the...
Forum: Welding 01-17-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By alchemist
regulator problem

My torch has been sitting up for a long time. Maybe 10-15 years, can't remember the last time I used it. I turned the oxygen on and the gauge after the regulator pegs all the way and oxygen sprays...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-10-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
What a bitch! I can't get the kingpin out of the...

What a bitch! I can't get the kingpin out of the I-Beam. I bought a 20 ton harbor freight press and made a pin to push with out of mild steel and it just bends the pin.
Forum: Machining 01-06-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By alchemist
I just had them laying around. I'll move on to...

I just had them laying around. I'll move on to something better.
Forum: Machining 01-04-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By alchemist
I always thought they were cast iron too. I...

I always thought they were cast iron too. I wonder if they could be annealed.
Forum: Machining 01-04-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By alchemist
Another hard as hell material like bed frame

I found another hard material to add to bed frame, t-bar,and road sign posts. Sash weights. I have a bunch of them and figured it would be good to make pins to press out bushings with a press. I put...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
It just doesn't seem like a good place to have a...

It just doesn't seem like a good place to have a nylon bushing. I can see the radius arm and I-beam pivot but not the kingpin.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
Ok thanks.

Ok thanks.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
Ok thanks. I'll pm you my address

Ok thanks. I'll pm you my address
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
That's the size I need. Do you want to sell it?

That's the size I need. Do you want to sell it?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
No I haven't bought them yet. I'm still in the...

No I haven't bought them yet. I'm still in the planing stage. I may have to get a harbor freight press too.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-02-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
That is part of the problem. I don't know the...

That is part of the problem. I don't know the size or part number for the reamer.
I looked in the factory manual for the ford part number but it wasn't there. should I get the pin kit and measure...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-31-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428
Posted By alchemist
King pin change '73-'79 F100

Anyone change the kingpins on one of these trucks? Where do you get the reamer to ream them? I see you can get plastic bushings that don't need reaming but I am skeptical of the plastic. How hard is...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-13-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,565
Posted By alchemist
Looking good. I can't wait to see the rest of the...

Looking good. I can't wait to see the rest of the place.
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