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by warmstrong1955
Wed May 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)

I suggest you make the OD of the piston smaller, and add an o-ring groove. I would use back-up rings as well. Example: For an 1/8" section o-ring, the piston should be .003"-.006" smaller than the cylinder bore. https://www.sealingdevices.com/documents/ORD%205700%20Parker_O-Ring_Handbook.pdf Look up...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Installing Case Savers in a Magnesium Engine Case
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Installing Case Savers in a Magnesium Engine Case

I've done a lot of VW Beetle cases, for buggies & Baja's. It used to be pretty much a routine to put them in, whether they were needed or not, if you were rebuilding, and bumping up the HP. Most I did on a mill....easier to stay on center of the cylinder bore, but did some on a drill press. Always u...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS

I believe in California, you need a CCK permit to carry a Kabonger.
by warmstrong1955
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS

Not this Zorro......
Zorro.jpg
This Zoro......
https://www.zoro.com/

;)
by warmstrong1955
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

I have a couple....used 'em on a kazillion diesel engines, and even some gas-burners and electric driven things. Only used one on my lathe one time, to adjust the knob to match the RPM dial, and on the mill, to see how accurate the dial on it really is.... Regardless....they are accurate critters, s...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 2007

Re: Backing up computer files

They work fine at -30 F.
Had one in a shop, and another in a warehouse in Alaska. Shop was only heated if it was needed to be, as most of the repair work was done underground. The warehouse was mostly just for storage of larger components, and was never heated.
by warmstrong1955
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 1574

Re: essential tools for milling

Good advice from everyone, but since milling is new to you, my recommendations are in order of usefulness - 1 - A vise, it can be a Kurt or an Import, new or used, whatever your budget will allow. You can always upgrade later. 2 - Parallels 3 - Milling cutters, as Mr Ron said 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" and 3/...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix Your Gas Can
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Fix Your Gas Can

I thought all those stupid safety spouts had more to do wth the lawsuits against the late, and once great, Blitz USA. Seems several people and a team of lawyers didn’t know that you shouldn’t throw gasoline on a fire, and blamed the gas cans for their lack of comprehension of such a simple concept a...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 2098

Re: SS is toxic in California

I suppose stainless steel straws are out now too.....
Only in California!!

:)
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 2155

Re: Fix my Generator

Well....if it was on the internet......it must be true! ;) All I know, is I’ve been using Stabil for years, and have not taken apart a carb to de-gunk it since. And the last couple years, I have been using ethanol free since it became available here. Pick a flavor of stabilizer, and run with it. Tim...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 25
Views: 2098

Re: SS is toxic in California

I think the DPRC’s Prop 65 has added mother’s milk to the list as well.

;)
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 2155

Re: Fix my Generator

If you store 2-stokes for any length of time, it’s best to drain all the gas out of them. I use Stabil in mine, but for winter, I empty ‘em egardless. The oil & gas can separate over time, the gas will evapoate, and you can end up with a cab full of oil, instead of mix. If nothing else, it’ll make i...