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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-06-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By Shopmonkey
Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a...

Yup! Air cooled engines rely on the oil for a share of their cooling. Heavier grades of oil don't break down when it's hot.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,214
Posted By Shopmonkey
However you normally drive it, ignore that and...

However you normally drive it, ignore that and run the snot out of it. Once she's 140 degrees, or above, run 'er hot, set those rings hard. Done that with a couple of 855's I drove and were...
Forum: Welding 12-24-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By Shopmonkey
When I bought my welders, I wasn't a member of...

When I bought my welders, I wasn't a member of this forum. Had I been, I would have, likely, told you guys what I planned to do with a welder, what I expected and waited for your recommendations.
...
Forum: Welding 12-23-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,710
Posted By Shopmonkey
Both of my blue machines were purchased used but,...

Both of my blue machines were purchased used but, at least, I don't have to worry about losing status on this forum.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-24-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,896
Posted By Shopmonkey
What the hell did a Dodge ever do to you? :D ...

What the hell did a Dodge ever do to you? :D



That's my favorite one to toss at my Ford loving friends.
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-14-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By Shopmonkey
What he said! You'd be surprised how much...

What he said! You'd be surprised how much quieter it will be, in your shop, with that thing sucking air outside. You might be able to fab something up for a filter housing and then you can use...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,456
Posted By Shopmonkey
That may be, but, shouldn't we be striving to do...

That may be, but, shouldn't we be striving to do better? I can weld fairly well but I want to do better. I want welds that look great, out in the open, in front of God an everybody, not some...
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,456
Posted By Shopmonkey
That "weld" on the exhaust looks hauntingly...

That "weld" on the exhaust looks hauntingly familiar because I had some of the same shit when I started playing with my MM135. I've learned a lot, since then. I have you guys to thank for that,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-29-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,068
Posted By Shopmonkey
Might be that the driving, and/or driven, pulley...

Might be that the driving, and/or driven, pulley is worn some. Might not be gripping the belt properly.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-30-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,214
Posted By Shopmonkey
Did that at the local race track, years ago, with...

Did that at the local race track, years ago, with a Chevy Lumina. They had the driver side up on blocks to the folks in the stands could see the underside. You could watch the exhaust line turn red...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-16-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,291
Posted By Shopmonkey
How about a brake drum off of an semi trailer for...

How about a brake drum off of an semi trailer for a base?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,214
Posted By Shopmonkey
Awww! Don't worry, those coal rollers are all...

Awww! Don't worry, those coal rollers are all over the place. Was a Dodge, here, that had a huge stack that came up about the level of the top of the back window. He had to floor it off every light....
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By Shopmonkey
One thing that needs to be considered is the...

One thing that needs to be considered is the benefit package that goes along with the wages. How's your health insurance package, compared to other like businesses? How about Vacation and sick pay?...
Forum: Fabrication 06-03-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,217
Posted By Shopmonkey
I remember Franz. It didn't take much to pick a...

I remember Franz. It didn't take much to pick a fight with him. I think he woke up in a bad mood and it only went downhill from there.
Forum: SFT Information 05-28-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,673
Posted By Shopmonkey
I'm pretty sure there're some stipulations in the...

I'm pretty sure there're some stipulations in the top secret agreements that Madam puts out there, no?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,494
Posted By Shopmonkey
I don't know if they're still around but there...

I don't know if they're still around but there used to be CharLynn power steering units that could be added on to farm tractors. I've seen them on Farmall M's, JD A's, 60's, etc.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-31-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,369
Posted By Shopmonkey
If it's got a reasonable number of miles on it,...

If it's got a reasonable number of miles on it, the tranny might be okay. You'll know what to look for as far as condition of the rear end. You might drop a gasser in it and have a pretty good set...
Forum: Welding 03-23-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,368
Posted By Shopmonkey
All good suggestions. After you've procured a...

All good suggestions. After you've procured a welder and did some practicing, start a thread, here, and post pictures of your work. These guys can tell, just by looking, what you need to do to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-05-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,144
Posted By Shopmonkey
If I have to go through another winter with no...

If I have to go through another winter with no room to move in my shop, the blame will rest squarely with you guys!

I had my Goldwing in there in anticipation of replacing timing belts, so that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-04-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,144
Posted By Shopmonkey
This thread had my brain turning, last night. I...

This thread had my brain turning, last night. I don't have containers, sheds, or old reefers full of resources, but I do have plenty in my shop, mostly taking up space. Some of that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-16-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Shopmonkey
First off, thanks for all the replies. I did,...

First off, thanks for all the replies. I did, however, dodge the bullet. I live on a fairly busy street so, when I was trying to figure out what was going on, I couldn't hear the whine of the pump...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Shopmonkey
Opinions Appreciated

It looks as if I will need to replace the fuel pump on our '02 Toyota Highlander. I see very reasonable prices on RockAuto.com. Are their electrical parts junk, or not?
Forum: Welding 01-27-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,556
Posted By Shopmonkey
Yeah, except that the end of the push would have...

Yeah, except that the end of the push would have had me running out of room for the loader, thus necessitating forward motion instead. Besides, I was enjoying that 4-53 Detroit at full beller with a...
Forum: Welding 01-23-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,556
Posted By Shopmonkey
Back in my grain elevator days, we had an old 75...

Back in my grain elevator days, we had an old 75 Michigan loader. To explain: Snow on RR tracks is like having the brakes on when moving rail cars. We were expecting a train to load, so I went out...
Forum: SFT Information 01-13-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,348
Posted By Shopmonkey
Or, you may give them an example of how to not...

Or, you may give them an example of how to not behave.




With, or without, the whips in the corner? :devil:
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