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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-06-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,544
Posted By Shopmonkey
I would assume that you have an idea of the kind...

I would assume that you have an idea of the kind of moolah you'll need to buy one. There's the boiler, which can cost upwards of 50K to replace, yearly inspections, having a good water source and...
Forum: Welding 01-16-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Shopmonkey
I was running reverse polarity with Flux core but...

I was running reverse polarity with Flux core but did switch back when I changed over. I get your embarassment, I damn near forgot about changing polarity, myself! :rolleyes:
Forum: Welding 01-16-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Shopmonkey
Mind you, I've had this little welder for quite ...

Mind you, I've had this little welder for quite a few years with the regulator and hose stored up in the loft in my shop. I picked up a tank of 75/25 and a roll of solid wire, yesterday, and went...
Forum: Welding 01-15-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Shopmonkey
What do you set your pressure at with the...

What do you set your pressure at with the CO2/Argon mix?
Forum: Welding 01-15-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Shopmonkey
I Wanna Switch

I'm using fluxcor wire in my 135 Miller. Thinking about going to gas and solid wire. What is your recommendation for gas mix. I'm working with mold steel.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By Shopmonkey
That's been my fix.

That's been my fix.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-23-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,636
Posted By Shopmonkey
Take your trusty meter to the breaker box and...

Take your trusty meter to the breaker box and check all three legs on the incoming side, before the main breaker. If there's a "dead leg", call your power company as there may be an issue with the...
Forum: Welding 03-01-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By Shopmonkey
Many thanks, fellas. For the little bit I use a...

Many thanks, fellas. For the little bit I use a torch, it doesn't justify the expense
Forum: Welding 02-29-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By Shopmonkey
Converting

No, I'm not switching religions, I've been thinking of going propane, rather than acetylene. What do I need to change on my torch setup?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-22-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,052
Posted By Shopmonkey
My wife's '02 Highlander ate a quart of oil quite...

My wife's '02 Highlander ate a quart of oil quite regularly. We had it in for a valve replacement as well as valve guides and, now, the oil stays where it belongs.. in the crankcase.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-22-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,052
Posted By Shopmonkey
After that first 1/2 quart is gone, will it...

After that first 1/2 quart is gone, will it continue to use oil?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-16-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By Shopmonkey
Then, it probably is. :rolleyes:

Then, it probably is. :rolleyes:
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-20-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By Shopmonkey
I don't have a problem with giving it to my...

I don't have a problem with giving it to my friend but, technically, it belongs to my mother who could use a bit of extra ca$h from time to time.
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-19-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By Shopmonkey
Better yet, my grandpa bought it and it remained...

Better yet, my grandpa bought it and it remained on the farm til we left in '77 when it followed us to town. The guy I am hoping to sell to is a good friend who understands sentiment as he lost his...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-18-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,066
Posted By Shopmonkey
Old Welder

Going to be clearing my dad's tools out as he passed last September. Someone, here, will know about the Forney machines from around 1950. AC only and has been reliable. Iha ea few spare parts as...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-12-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,525
Posted By Shopmonkey
Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering if...

Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering if Florida had slid closer to Australia :devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,174
Posted By Shopmonkey
If your truck has a steering stabilizer, a...

If your truck has a steering stabilizer, a shock absorber on the tie rod, it could be bad and allowing shimmy.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,365
Posted By Shopmonkey
Platy, I think you would have been happy with a...

Platy, I think you would have been happy with a brand of puller called Posi-Loc, made in Cooperstown, ND. At least, I THINK they still make them. Sorta spendy little buggers, but they look like the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-09-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,655
Posted By Shopmonkey
2008 Navistar with Cummins. Mostly city driving....

2008 Navistar with Cummins. Mostly city driving. I don't idle it more than a few minutes or I raise the engine speed to about 1300 RPM. Also, I set the Alison to 2nd gear, occasionally, and let it...
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By Shopmonkey
We call them "Handyman Jacks" here. One of the...

We call them "Handyman Jacks" here. One of the most useful tools a feller can own and, at the same time, the most dangerous if you don't mind your manners around them.
Forum: Fabrication 03-29-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By Shopmonkey
I think it would be a BD 220. The SD's came out...

I think it would be a BD 220. The SD's came out in the later '50s. The one you have in the "51 has babbited bearings so you don't want to overspeed them. You've got a good old truck, there. Worth...
Forum: Welding 01-22-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,802
Posted By Shopmonkey
Nope! These guys were welding with a Miller. They...

Nope! These guys were welding with a Miller. They hadn't gone to Thermite, yet.
Forum: Welding 01-19-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,802
Posted By Shopmonkey
Never saw it done, up close, but the section...

Never saw it done, up close, but the section boys, here, used to weld rail with a big blue machine. I would guess preheat, maybe post heat was used.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-06-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,642
Posted By Shopmonkey
Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a...

Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a share of their cooling. Heavier grades of oil don't break down when it's hot.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,757
Posted By Shopmonkey
However you normally drive it, ignore that and...

However you normally drive it, ignore that and run the snot out of it. Once she's 140 degrees, or above, run 'er hot, set those rings hard. Done that with a couple of 855's I drove and were...
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