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by warmstrong1955
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 854

Re: Bolt stretch

I just obtained a repair manual for a 1965 Mercedes engine I'm going to be rebuilding soon. The method given for tightening the rod cap nuts is to mount a dial micrometer on the bolt and then tighten until stretched 0.1mm The book states you can use a torque wrench if it's known to be an accurate o...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Best way to remove material?

I agree with whateg0. Waterjet would be deadly accurate, and more accurate than you need. The finish cut would be really easy on the eyes, and require no cleaning up. Plasma table would do a very presentable job as well. I've had many aluminum dash panels made on a table, and just a touchup here and...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

Yep, they are, way back when bought it I would have preferred a CJ7, but all I was able to find back then was a CJ 5 they're a lot of fun to drive but a harsh ride, and a little twitchy on the road, I nick named mine the "spleen buster". Harsh ride is an understatement. Spleen buster is closer to t...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wrench Bench
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: Wrench Bench

That....is COOL!
:)
Bill
by warmstrong1955
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Rare Earth Elements
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Rare Earth Elements

There is only one operating lithium 'mine' in the US, in Silver Peak Nevada. It's a brine operation, so hydraulic mining & evaporation, and has been operating continuously since the mid 60's, under several owners. Present owner is Albemarle. I lived in Silver Peak in the 80's, but I worked for a Sil...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 55
Views: 913

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

I'm not a tree-hugger, so don't get me wrong, but I have to point out an obvious flaw in the assertion that if you don't log it, it burns. When civilization came to North America, it was full of trees that were hundreds or thousands of years old. Why hadn't those trees burned? If a tree can go 2,00...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 55
Views: 913

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

liveaboard wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:34 am
If it isn't logged, it burns.
That is a fact!
Sad state of affairs in California right now. We are in the path of much of the smoke.
by warmstrong1955
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Brazing Brass

I will call the welding shop again today and find out re-fill requirements. The tanks are small, up to the knee and thigh. I had started writing something about this being brass and why am I not given brass rod? You have to have a filler rod, that has a lower melting point than the part you are bra...
by warmstrong1955
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 23
Views: 396

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

I sold my CJ5 about three years ago, to an old high school buddy of my son’s. I bought a Rubicon in ‘09. The CJ had been setting for about 5 years. We did start it to put it on the trailer, but that was it. He got it to his home, and did all the fluid changes etc. and has been driving it all over si...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Brazing Brass

Pulled this off the interweb just now.
Some reference for ya.
victor_tip_charts.pdf
(276.33 KiB) Downloaded 12 times
Bill
by warmstrong1955
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 494

Re: Brazing Brass

By your picture, it appears that you are melting the filler rod onto the work-piece. In a word....WRONG! You are supposed to heat up the work-piece, and when it's hot enough, dip the filler rod onto it, where it will melt to the work-piece. Not the other way around. The filler rod does not really go...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 47
Views: 854

Re: Bolt stretch

We tried some torque limiting extensions, but heavy duty flavor. 325 ft/lbs and 450 ft/lbs.
They varied a bit between different impacts, but nothing unacceptable.
They varied more, by air pressure.
They failed a lot.

Torque wrench, in my opinion, is the way to go.