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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-02-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,569
Posted By bigb
I'm going to attempt to post a video of my "D" or...

I'm going to attempt to post a video of my "D" or "mailbox" shaped forge with my burner at an angle which causes a very nice swirl and brings the work to temp very quickly and evenly. (The doors are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By bigb
I'm finding this more and more, whenever I find...

I'm finding this more and more, whenever I find something I like and start buying it regularly it gets discontinued be it food, clothing or construction products. It must be either because my tastes...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-28-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,438
Posted By bigb
My parents bought a new GE refrigerator/freezer...

My parents bought a new GE refrigerator/freezer combination before my oldest brother was born and he is 72 now so it's at least that old. My Mom used it till about 2000 then passed it off to my...
Forum: Fabrication 08-24-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bigb
Depends on which model truck, 2WD or 4WD, which...

Depends on which model truck, 2WD or 4WD, which year and which Curt hitch you choose. Look up your hitch and download the installation pdf to get an idea. They all vary in installation quite a bit...
Forum: Fabrication 08-20-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bigb
Several years ago I made this one that also fits...

Several years ago I made this one that also fits inside the receiver, and knocks down for storage. Came in real handy when I did my turbo and up-pipes.
Forum: Fabrication 08-20-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bigb
Lot's of guys copy this one for the tow hooks...

Lot's of guys copy this one for the tow hooks made by Bullet Proof Diesel, or buy it for $319:eek: but since I had a front hitch and free scrap I made this one, adjustable in and out, up and down,...
Forum: Fabrication 08-19-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bigb
What year is the F250? I have an older 4X4 (2002)...

What year is the F250? I have an older 4X4 (2002) and they make two, one goes up where the driving lights are and the other is lower and sticks out under the front valance. I got the latter, and it...
Forum: Fabrication 08-17-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By bigb
For many, especially nowadays, RVing is for...

For many, especially nowadays, RVing is for avoiding hotels and crowded restaurants, camping is to avoid the trash on TV.
Forum: Machining 07-06-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By bigb
Thanks, I hear you on the touch up and I kind of...

Thanks, I hear you on the touch up and I kind of figured that out when I tried to restore a badly abused 3/8" bit once. I am still on my first diamond wheel. You probably already know that you can...
Forum: Machining 07-05-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By bigb
Sorry to hear about the mishap. I am curious to...

Sorry to hear about the mishap. I am curious to know how many bits you can sharpen on one diamond wheel and what sizes you are sharpening.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-29-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By bigb
I have an old rotten wood shed that I really need...

I have an old rotten wood shed that I really need to tear down and re-build. Wife wants a small greenhouse, I'd like to build something half shed/half greenhouse. Maybe steel, on a slab. Don't really...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-29-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By bigb
Looks good. I noticed it was not so hot today,...

Looks good. I noticed it was not so hot today, maybe it'll slow the fire down
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-22-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,569
Posted By bigb
I used Kaowool as well then a layer of...

I used Kaowool as well then a layer of Kast-o-lite refractory over that. My doors are hinged in the front with fire brick liners (the real light, white porous fire brick) with an oval...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
The whole idea of a Mercedes used to be you buy...

The whole idea of a Mercedes used to be you buy it for life. Many workhorse models were brought to the US market and these cars were purchased by smart people. They cost more up front but less...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
I hear you, chasing vacuum issues can be a real...

I hear you, chasing vacuum issues can be a real pain. I ended up buying a bunch of line and slowly going over everything and replacing. Some of them are pre-formed but you can usually make something...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
hmmm, assuming you already replaced the diaphragm...

hmmm, assuming you already replaced the diaphragm in the shutoff solenoid? On my 87 the tranny leaked onto the vacuum line and would rot it out every so often, when that would happen it would affect...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
ah so you are not new to the Mercedes diesel...

ah so you are not new to the Mercedes diesel world. Are you a member over at Peach Parts?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
Lucky you don't have the sunroof, they become a...

Lucky you don't have the sunroof, they become a liability rather than an asset on these cars. What's the odometer read?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,429
Posted By bigb
The interior looks pretty nice and it has the...

The interior looks pretty nice and it has the manual tranny which everyone wants. With the automatic the old joke is that you have to keep a pair of binoculars on the passenger seat to watch for an...
Forum: Machining 05-09-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By bigb
Depending on the size they could work great for...

Depending on the size they could work great for that. I have used them in 1/8" for 10/32, 12/24 & 1/4x20 using a Tapmatic and it takes longer to position than to drill and tap.
Forum: Machining 05-07-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By bigb
I use the Greenlee ones on a daily basis, mostly...

I use the Greenlee ones on a daily basis, mostly the 10/32" for ground screws and grounding bus installation. They work great on electrical enclosures and fixture boxes although the 6/32" will be the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-05-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,278
Posted By bigb
Darn, I clicked on this thread expecting to see a...

Darn, I clicked on this thread expecting to see a Desoto....
Forum: Machining 04-14-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By bigb
Did you remove the cross member to change out the...

Did you remove the cross member to change out the oil pan?
Forum: Fabrication 04-02-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,583
Posted By bigb
Slice, heat, bend, weld up slices, grind smooth?

Slice, heat, bend, weld up slices, grind smooth?
Forum: Machining 03-25-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,768
Posted By bigb
Would you mind explaining to this rookie what...

Would you mind explaining to this rookie what parallels are?
edit: found an explanation on Google. Do you make them or buy them?
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