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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-05-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Norm W
Welcome to the zoo. I'm sure somebody with the...

Welcome to the zoo. I'm sure somebody with the information you need will be along shortly.
Forum: Welding 08-17-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Norm W
I put a set of readers inside my regular glasses,...

I put a set of readers inside my regular glasses, 1.25 covers arms length, 1.5 covers 12", 2.25 covers splinter removal. I can change working distance for about $5 at the $ Store. It is getting to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Norm W
It's a steam Lombard tractor. Slow and powerful.

It's a steam Lombard tractor. Slow and powerful.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-14-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Norm W
Your "Wotzit" looks like a trim bender for...

Your "Wotzit" looks like a trim bender for counter tops.
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-14-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By Norm W
At a place I worked back in the mid 70s we used...

At a place I worked back in the mid 70s we used an Okite (sp) product. It was heated to a temperature that you could just about put your hands in. It did a good job on oil and grease. It was much...
Forum: Fabrication 07-05-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,488
Posted By Norm W
I was doing bus maintenance for a drum corps,...

I was doing bus maintenance for a drum corps, that's is how I got my marching band instructors. The drivers were "Volunteer", that means they couldn't shift a non - synchronized transmission and...
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,488
Posted By Norm W
It's a '76 White Road Commander 2. 6V92 with an...

It's a '76 White Road Commander 2. 6V92 with an Eaton 9 speed. The trailer is a home-made detachable goose-neck. It has two Dexter 10K air ride axles. Unfortunately it has electric brakes. The...
Forum: Fabrication 06-27-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,488
Posted By Norm W
Nice catch on the truck. How much weight do you...

Nice catch on the truck. How much weight do you plan on hauling? If you won't be hauling over 32K on the tractor you might think about dropping a drive axle. Tires will probably age out before...
Forum: Machining 06-20-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,553
Posted By Norm W
Align the tip of the bit with the point of the...

Align the tip of the bit with the point of the live center. That is probably the quickest way if you don't have a part between centers.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-08-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,468
Posted By Norm W
Be careful taking the filters out. Some of the...

Be careful taking the filters out. Some of the parts are fragile and may be made out of unobtainium. The same type of filters were used in the D2, D4 and D6.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-08-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 150,468
Posted By Norm W
The governor speed control has a spring loaded...

The governor speed control has a spring loaded detent that holds it in the "No Fuel" position. There is normally some "Slop" in the movement. Make sure that the lever is in the fuel position. The...
Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,578
Posted By Norm W
It is possible to back up, but it takes planning...

It is possible to back up, but it takes planning and practice. I used to back up a 4x8 trailer with a 66 passenger school bus. The bus had no seats and was filled with marching band equipment. ...
Forum: Welding 04-10-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
There was one place that used a grader to do a...

There was one place that used a grader to do a parking lot. They plowed clockwise, plowed everything to the center. 12' blade with a 8' wing made short work of it. What do you use on your half...
Forum: Welding 04-10-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
Yes, it is all mechanical. They were known as...

Yes, it is all mechanical. They were known as "Knuckle Knockers". It is a 212 the smallest of the 12 series (12, 112, and 212). It uses the same engine as the D2 crawler. It's about a 1950.
Forum: Welding 04-09-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
I hope you don't get much snow. That is a long...

I hope you don't get much snow. That is a long way to shovel. The problem with a grader like you have, it takes a hefty vehicle and a second person.
This one could use some cosmetic work, but...
Forum: Welding 04-08-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
There are 4 towed grader over at the NYSEA...

There are 4 towed grader over at the NYSEA grounds now. They are in much better shape than the pictured one. Next time I see some of the folks I'll let them know of that Adams.
Forum: Welding 04-07-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
What have you got? I don't need one, but I do...

What have you got? I don't need one, but I do know some folks that are looking.
Forum: Welding 04-06-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
Total weight we might tie. It is just different...

Total weight we might tie. It is just different materials. One D4 equals quite a few wrenches.
Forum: Welding 04-04-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,640
Posted By Norm W
I think the saying is, "Tools are to men, what...

I think the saying is, "Tools are to men, what shoes are to women." I'm still looking for a woman that would rather have a new wrench than new shoes. I think I'll be looking for a looooong time. :(
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-28-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By Norm W
Try Smokstak.com there may be a few folks there...

Try Smokstak.com there may be a few folks there that can help you.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-05-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,707
Posted By Norm W
It looks like a bench top clamping system. It...

It looks like a bench top clamping system. It fits in holes in the bench usually used to clamp "W**D" work. I won't use the word to spare the GNAP's tender feelings.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,133
Posted By Norm W
In this area if you have that type of floor...

In this area if you have that type of floor joist, you must notify the fire dept. It seem that the fire rating is different and some floors have collapsed very quickly.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By Norm W
Condensate will form in the crankcase in a warm...

Condensate will form in the crankcase in a warm engine. If it isn't brought up to running temp, for a long enough time to drive the moisture out, it will collect. It boils down to how long and how...
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,600
Posted By Norm W
The tube or square could be braced diagonally to...

The tube or square could be braced diagonally to "Beef" up what ever is used. There is room on each side to to do it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-17-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,544
Posted By Norm W
It's got to be baptized sometime. :devil:

It's got to be baptized sometime. :devil:
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