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- Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:52 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
- Replies: 72
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We have been using the generic brands for some time with no change in results. Just observe the concentration on the container and mix accordingly. Saves a bunch of money.
The nuts probably got installed with an impact wrench with little or no thought to torque. That is a frequent occurrence. I typically loosen and retorque the nuts after the tire guys finish. Made a cheater bar for the daughter so she could get the nuts loose.
- Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:54 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
- Replies: 25
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Several thoughts; For one, I would remove the spark plugs and crank it over a bit to get oil throughout before attempting a real start. Fuel system could be a challenge - drain and fresh fuel for a start. After you do get it going for a bit, new fuel and oil filters might be a good idea.
The frames are composite, oak center with 1/4" thick steel side plates; that goes back to the 1880s Pullman plans, which the D&RG appears to have copied. Some of these trucks were in service at least until the 50's, and the 053 car still had wood brake beams in some photos.
One of those weeks when a bunch of things finally came together - that pile of loose parts in the container got a bit smaller. Hope to have two pairs on the road in a few more sessions. The pair in the photos needs to have the brake beams hung and then ready to paint - after a final check for loose ...
Here are a few pictures of a set of passenger style trucks destined for car 053, an ex RPO now serving as a cook car to a rotary snowplow train on the Cumbers and Toltec. There is also an earlier vintage set under way for an 1889 coach and a set of steel frame ones for RPO 54. Between the three pair...
Most interesting, My grandfather was a consulting electrical engineer in the early 1900s and he drove an electric car- did lots of battery experiments on battery materials and optimum charging cycles. I have a whole pile of his patents around here somewhere including a few international ones.
Gravity type retaining walls commonly have an 8:1 or 12:1 batter or slope. Beyond the keys, no additional interlocking is required. Additional layers behind the wall should not be required. If you are based on a rock, that should be good. Perhaps a concrete wedge to set the angle. Gravity walls are ...
On the deadman topic - strongly consider leaning the wall into the loads so the pile of dirt will tend to push it upright. Otherwise you will have a leaning wall. I am not in favor of walls build on soft foundations - a hard foundation gives you a much better chance at controlling future movements a...
I have a 12" Gould & Eberhardt that is old enough to have poured in-place babbit bearings. I put a new gear rim on the bull gear many years ago. One of those tools that is nice to have but rarely used. I have been offered 24-36" shapers just for hauling them away as shops needed the space for modern...