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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-19-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Scratch
Yeah I didn’t count the axle nut sockets but you...

Yeah I didn’t count the axle nut sockets but you can see them in the pic. I’m not concerned about specialty sockets or tools, just wondering if I really need 12 points?

But yeah, I think I’ll up...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Scratch
Yeah I use it every once in a while. I don't...

Yeah I use it every once in a while. I don't have an air or electric ratchet yet so I'll break it loose with a standard ratchet, then use the side winder to spin it off if it's in a tight spot. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Scratch
Sockets needed?

I'm trying to make my tool box more complete. I bought this Craftsman tool kit and chest set back in 1989 when I started auto body school. I'm completely happy with it except that I noticed I'm...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-25-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Scratch
Thanks all. Easy spot to get to, out in the...

Thanks all. Easy spot to get to, out in the open. Just couldn’t remember as it’s been 20 years. The location it’s in should make it easy and a great refresher since I think it’s something that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-25-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Scratch
Copper plumbing question

I built my house, and have done some of the plumbing on it but not the majority of it. That was over 20 years ago and I can’t remember doing most of it.

Now I have to do a little bit more and I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2022, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By Scratch
I take it you want something like this: ...

I take it you want something like this:
https://www.oldworldanvils.com/fly-presses
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Scratch
Thanks all, I finally got a call back from a...

Thanks all, I finally got a call back from a mechanic friend that has done this many times before and he said yes, that is what I need to do. The crankshaft pulley is the only one that I have to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Scratch
Timing belt replacement, Honda 3.5L

I'm hoping there are some mechanics here that know their way around timing belts:

I have a 2009 Honda Pilot with a 3.5L engine. The timing belt had been replaced at 105K, but now we're at 230K.
...
Forum: Fabrication 06-28-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By Scratch
It's hard to tell what the original color was,...

It's hard to tell what the original color was, they were in pretty rough shape when I took them. I know he has a truck that he painted the engine "Ford Gray" so it is possible that was the original...
Forum: Fabrication 06-27-2022, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By Scratch
Custom coat hook finished

I posted about welding intake and exhaust valves a few days ago and said it was for a coat hook. Well I got the coat hook finished and I thought some of you might like to see it.
I may need to...
Forum: Fabrication 06-26-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Scratch
I’ve already cut these and welded them. These are...

I’ve already cut these and welded them. These are solid. Good to know that some are sodium filled though…
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Scratch
I'll be cutting them down to about 2" long...

I'll be cutting them down to about 2" long including the head, so I'll be welding them right at about where the pen is.
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2022, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By Scratch
Welding intake and exhaust valves

No, this is not a trail repair... I'm making a custom coat rack for my father in laws birthday and I want to use valves for the actual coat hook. I'll weld them to a metal base. I'd like to keep...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
Now I need to start replacing some sheetmetal......

Now I need to start replacing some sheetmetal... lots of it!
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I'll be moving it to my shop space soon, but in...

I'll be moving it to my shop space soon, but in the mean time it's on a dirt floor. Luckily, I was able to add the factory "off road kit" to it! Which is just a 5/8" solid bar slid in the frame,...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
Again, it was made for small (narrow) body tubs...

Again, it was made for small (narrow) body tubs like flatfender jeeps. With the spare tire carrier installed, I have a little over 2" of space from the end of the lug stud on it. I'm very happy with...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I used some 3" locking swivel casters I had...

I used some 3" locking swivel casters I had laying around and it works great. I had it built in an afternoon and it cost me a grand total of zero dollars and zero cents with zero trips for supplies....
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I used a simple 1/2" nut welded over a hole with...

I used a simple 1/2" nut welded over a hole with a bolt to secure the pivot from rotating, but I was lucky enough to get a perfect balance and the tub will spin with one hand and stop in any...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I had some 3-1/2" round tube that I used for the...

I had some 3-1/2" round tube that I used for the outer pivots, and found some trailer axle tubing that fit perfectly inside for the inner pivot parts. Then I drew up and cut out some 1/4" plates...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I have a stick of 2" receiver tube that I use for...

I have a stick of 2" receiver tube that I use for bumpers and stuff so I cut off 12" for each rotisserie end, and welded that on the bottom. The long 2" square tubing used for the center connecting...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
I made the majority of the parts on the ends like...

I made the majority of the parts on the ends like the uprights, the horizontal bar and the braces from 1/8" thick 1-1/2" by 2-1/2" rectangle tubing. For none other reason that I had a bunch of it. ...
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By Scratch
Rotisserie for Willys jeep restoration

I'm in the process of restoring a 36 Willys jeep and am at the body work stage. I have lots of floor sections to replace as well as the hat channels. I've used a car rotisserie before, but it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-22-2022, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Scratch
Not really interested in a pneumatic.

Not really interested in a pneumatic.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-22-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Scratch
Grease gun suggestions

My grease gun is gone. It's not broken, it's gone. I know pretty much exactly where it is, but I aint getting it back. That's all I want to say about that.

So... I need to get a new one. The...
Forum: Fabrication 03-11-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,076
Posted By Scratch
I do a lot of indoor metal art work and use...

I do a lot of indoor metal art work and use Rustoleums 2x clear coat With great results. I like that they have it in matte and gloss. Seems to hold up indoors just fine for me. I have a picture...
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