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Forum: Shop & Safety 06-09-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 8,517
Posted By arizonian
Well, a little off topic, but speaking of washing...

Well, a little off topic, but speaking of washing machines...

Washing Machine (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pyoIzfRCrM)
Forum: Fabrication 05-25-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,888
Posted By arizonian
Shortening the forks and losing the front rollers...

Shortening the forks and losing the front rollers should not hurt the jacking/steering wheel capacity.

I'm trying to figure out your plan. Are you using the pallet jack center wheel just for the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 690
Posted By arizonian
Now that's a gadget... Kinda reminds of that...

Now that's a gadget...

Kinda reminds of that Japanese kid in "The Goonies".
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By arizonian
When I don't have access to a tig machine, I have...

When I don't have access to a tig machine, I have had the best luck with Harris 56 Stay-Silv silver solder 1/16" dia. and Stay-Silv flux. It's a med temp solder (1200F), but it will show against a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-17-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By arizonian
Two days of screwing with this thing... Are...

Two days of screwing with this thing...

Are you suggesting I return it now?

Where's my buddy Evan?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By arizonian
Well, I just couldn't leave well enough alone. ...

Well, I just couldn't leave well enough alone.

Pic 15: Silver brazed a washer to the moveable blade

Pic 16: Finished with the clean up cut of the mating surfaces

Pic 17: Back together. The...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By arizonian
My 86 proof buddy Evan. As long as you take your...

My 86 proof buddy Evan. As long as you take your time, it doesn't interfere.

IIRC, either Cutter or Dubby mentioned in a previous thread that the blades are prone to chipping. I plan to temper...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By arizonian
Bought a project

Photo 6: Second pass after having to run down to Lowes and buy another set of Allen wrenches because my nephew decided to take them to his new job and then taking care of my tramming issue. The uncut...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By arizonian
HF Throatless Shear, or I bought a project

HF Throatless Shear
Last Friday I ventured into HF and came back with a throatless shear, or as my late dad would say, I bought a project. With 20% off, the bill came to $120 plus tax. This shear is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By arizonian
Wolfie, .16 HP is right at 1/6 HP. You...

Wolfie,

.16 HP is right at 1/6 HP. You should be good to go if the conversion kit is not underpowered.
Forum: Fabrication 04-11-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,351
Posted By arizonian
Kudos for coming back and showing your progress. ...

Kudos for coming back and showing your progress.

Close to Tucson?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-30-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,095
Posted By arizonian
OK, I see the nose of the damn Chevette. I...

OK, I see the nose of the damn Chevette.

I asked for two reasons: My wife had an orange '70 Chevette when we were first married, a real no nonsense economy car. I can't remember why we sold it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-29-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,095
Posted By arizonian
I've read and re-read and can't find a reference...

I've read and re-read and can't find a reference to a damn Chevette. What's the back story? A HR magazine sleeper on the cheap from 30 yrs ago or is there a story not being told?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By arizonian
Wolfie, that job looks mighty fine from here. As...

Wolfie, that job looks mighty fine from here. As far as the color match goes, I can't tell if the bottom two-tone color is supposed to be silver or if it has a bit of an almond flavor to it. Maybe...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By arizonian
I just ran into this problem a few weeks ago. I...

I just ran into this problem a few weeks ago. I don't use my gun on a regular basis, it just hangs by the door, and the oils in the grease ran out the bottom onto the floor. Same with my wheel...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-18-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By arizonian
Rear bushings on the front suspension or the rear...

Rear bushings on the front suspension or the rear suspension? I'm betting on the front...

Glad to see you got it solved.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-18-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By arizonian
Well, Wolfie, now you get to find out if that is...

Well, Wolfie, now you get to find out if that is an interference engine (heads, valves, pistons, etc.) or just needs a new timing belt. Good luck with that. Check back with us and update this new...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-11-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By arizonian
I gotta throw this out there... Concrete...

I gotta throw this out there...

Concrete will set under water, but what is bearing it's weight? If it's mud (soil, clay, etc.), and the mud dries out, what prevents the mud from shrinking and the...
Forum: Fabrication 03-07-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By arizonian
Math is your friend. The more mathematical...

Math is your friend. The more mathematical background you have, the less you will struggle.

For an overall way to design structures:
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-20-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By arizonian
I had heard and read something about that, seems...

I had heard and read something about that, seems I saw a pic of one with a .50 cal mounted on the roof? From what I recall, the frames were not robust enough and were prone to breakage.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-20-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By arizonian
For as long as I've owned it, I have very few...

For as long as I've owned it, I have very few pics in action.

17 YO grand daughter at the wheel with her brother riding shotgun, and then raising a dust storm.

The retainer clip on the spark...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-19-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By arizonian
I had thought of a possum belly early in the...

I had thought of a possum belly early in the build, then thought better of it. I have two pick ups and a utility trailer to haul sand if needed.

Finally registered, plated and loaded. The...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-18-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By arizonian
The rails are exactly the right spacing for the...

The rails are exactly the right spacing for the front end. The back end of the buggy is wider, but the rear wheels only come up to the fenders. There is no extra length. This puts the CG at 13" ahead...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-18-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,393
Posted By arizonian
So this project is finally complete. The box...

So this project is finally complete.

The box on the front is an old ammo can that Dad had laying around, Small Arms, doesn't say what caliber. Dad was Artillery, 105mm, when he was in the service....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-16-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By arizonian
Not familiar with the AWD Taurus, but am familiar...

Not familiar with the AWD Taurus, but am familiar with the evil handling caused by a broken control arm bushing. My FWD '96 and '99 Taurus has a similar setup to the Daewoo front control arm...
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