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Old 12-22-2020, 10:24 AM
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The 48” mill table allows me to cut all the holes in one set up. Here I an cutting the square hole for the receiver tube.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:38 AM
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I burned a hole in the bottom of the rear shock attachment. This to empty it of all foreign material, facilitate application of corrosion protection and prevent future buildup.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:44 AM
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The Dana 60 rear axle has a broken screw. Here I have attached 3/4” bars and a magnetic drill to remove it.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:47 AM
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Cleaning the axle housing. Notice the extensions on the brush and squirt nozzle.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

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If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-22-2020, 10:53 AM
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This carrier bearing came off with too little effort. I can see by the circumferential scoring that it has spun. I will pay attention to the effort required to install the new bearing.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:09 AM
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You are getting right with it on this build.
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Old 12-22-2020, 11:18 AM
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That 3/4 bit looks a lot like a rotabroach kit I've got, been very happy with that purchase.
Here is a tip for you in case you don’t already have one.

This is an extension I made for the arbor. This provides much better control of the cutter when used with a hand held. As you may know these cutters work best when kept close to 90 degrees to the work surface, especially at the beginning of the cut.

The body is made from a piece of DOM tube so the pilot spring pressure can be adjusted or replaced. The original arbor is pressed into the end. The other end is turned down to 1/2”. I use these cutters with a pneumatic drill with a 1/2” chuck and gear reduction to about 500 rpm. I don’t like electric drills because the high rotating mass of the armature can break a jammed cutter more easily.

Positioning your hand farther from the cutter reduces the amount of change in the angle of the cutter for a given movement of your hand. In different words, for a 1/2” movement of your hand, the angle change of the cutter will be less when an extension is used.

I use this extension mainly for drilling spot welds on auto bodies.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.

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Old 12-24-2020, 04:00 PM
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Remember the axle housing cleaning method I bragged about in post 54? It didn’t work as good as I thought. While installing the carrier I soiled my finger when I stuck it inside one of the tubes.

I might have done a better job if I spent more time and confirmed with a clean towel but I failed to do that. As the pinion has already been installed I didn’t want to risk contaminating the bearings so a different method is being used. Who knows, I might like this position better.
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With the amount of energy that is being consumed I expect most people on earth should be living in Utopia. And now this?

It started hitting the fan in the 1950's https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

A technologically advanced society would teach their children how to start a fire by rubbing two sticks together before teaching them how to use a lighter.

If you are not having fun then you are doing it wrong.
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Old 12-25-2020, 06:20 PM
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Who knows, I might like this position better.
I can see a 5gal pail on a milk crate to catch the drippings. Having the chainfall handy certainly gives you options!
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Old 12-26-2020, 06:32 PM
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I can see a 5gal pail on a milk crate to catch the drippings. Having the chainfall handy certainly gives you options!
Yes, I found hanging it on end better, at least for cleaning the tubes. I used a tube brush wrapped with a solvent soaked towel. This made few drippings. I lastly rinsed it with my Sure Shot spray tank.

In the parts washer, gravity makes cleaning the top of the tube difficult as the rinse gets pulled to the bottom. This contributed to my failure to clean it properly the first time.
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