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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By troidus
Worked with a guy at Boeing who came over to...

Worked with a guy at Boeing who came over to Assembly from Mod. He said they'd see who got weird first when cleaning off old deicer boots with MEK.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,481
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 337,034
Posted By troidus
Ow. Hopefully no permanent damage.

Ow. Hopefully no permanent damage.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,068
Posted By troidus
I'd be surprised if the primer you used is...

I'd be surprised if the primer you used is waterproof. Shoot some paint on it while you have it apart, or the rust will continue.
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By troidus
Dang. In 2011 I was shopping briefly for a small...

Dang. In 2011 I was shopping briefly for a small box truck and was seeing Isuzus with less than 200k on them for $4500. This was in Columbus, OH. I never got a chance to go drive one, because a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By troidus
Did you put the petcock on prime to fill the...

Did you put the petcock on prime to fill the bowls first? Oh, and never let a C10 Connie sit with fuel in it, unless you treat it. Steve uses 2oz of TCW-3 2-stroke oil per tank to keep his carbs...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By troidus
When I was bleeding a new trailer brake...

When I was bleeding a new trailer brake installation, I could not get fluid to flow either by pumping the master cylinder or by drawing with my MightyVac. I finally got 20' of clear tubing and...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By troidus
Yeah, but those cost almost as much as the truck!

Yeah, but those cost almost as much as the truck!
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By troidus
The aftermarket electric conversion is probably...

The aftermarket electric conversion is probably your best bet, because you should be able to tweak it to get it darn near perfect, and if you change tire sizes, adjust it accordingly. What you won't...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By troidus
I once needed to wrap a 2x2 with a 2x4, so had to...

I once needed to wrap a 2x2 with a 2x4, so had to cut a 1-1/2" slot in the 2x4 lengthwise without a table saw. I made several passes with a circular saw, chiseled out the remains, and sanded it...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By troidus
Does anyone make a dado set that will go down to...

Does anyone make a dado set that will go down to 4mm? That sounds like a saw kerf width.
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,869
Posted By troidus
When has it ever been 28 in Van Nuys?

When has it ever been 28 in Van Nuys?
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,869
Posted By troidus
My 2007 refrigerator costs about what my 1991 air...

My 2007 refrigerator costs about what my 1991 air conditioner does to operate on an annual basis. The refrigerator costs about 1 kWh a day. The A/C costs about 7 a day, but only on really hot days,...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By troidus
Yes. It's a cushioning agent. The lead coats...

Yes. It's a cushioning agent. The lead coats the surfaces and keeps the steel and iron from clanging together. The steel valves will hammer the iron seats and beat them to death without it.
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,035
Posted By troidus
That's one advantage of LED bulbs in those. LEDs...

That's one advantage of LED bulbs in those. LEDs are a disadvantage for the same reason, when it's -10 in the driveway and you can no longer hold a wrench with your frozen fingers because you can't...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By troidus
The left ones should have an L stamped into the...

The left ones should have an L stamped into the end of the stud, at least on later model years. The real bitch is getting the lug nuts mixed up when it comes time to put the wheels back on if you've...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,582
Posted By troidus
If your pump sprayer has a brass nozzle, you have...

If your pump sprayer has a brass nozzle, you have a mini-flamethrower.
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,068
Posted By troidus
Regarding hard points for lap belts, the factory...

Regarding hard points for lap belts, the factory likely welded in sheet metal doublers for strength, maybe even with integrated nuts. You should try to replicate the factory mounting as closely as...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
Makes sense. I could see that being very handy...

Makes sense. I could see that being very handy in a commercial environment where time is money and a quicker turn makes a happier customer.
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
All-iron small-block Chevys don't use them and it...

All-iron small-block Chevys don't use them and it can cause problems* if they're installed. Done it both ways, and it didn't leak when installed iron to iron.

*not only will the head pipe...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
Edit. I'm an idiot and misread. The donuts should...

Edit. I'm an idiot and misread. The donuts should be fine if everything is lined up properly and nothing is bent. If you have header gaskets installed between the heads and manifolds (see struck text...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
I've never even seen one before. As for air...

I've never even seen one before. As for air pockets, the only engine I ever changed coolant on that was a pain for that was in a Le Car, but the vast majority of cars I've worked on have been GM or...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
Proof that for every task, there is a tool to...

Proof that for every task, there is a tool to make it more complicated, expensive, and messier.
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By troidus
Now that you mention it, the 360 in my '76 Aspen...

Now that you mention it, the 360 in my '76 Aspen only made about 40 psi at 55 mph, and who knows if someone put an oil pump in it in the past or how accurate the gauge was. Don't remember the RPMs,...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By troidus
That's what it looks like to me, too. ...

That's what it looks like to me, too.

I've used spring rubbers on a car, and they worked fine for the application. I used some zip ties to keep them from bouncing out, since I was going to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,297
Posted By troidus
Steel chain + aluminum sprocket + sand sounds...

Steel chain + aluminum sprocket + sand sounds like a bad combo. Based on your pic, it looks like a bad combo, too. Glad you didn't get stranded.
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,087
Posted By troidus
I always had two vehicles from 1981 until 2007. ...

I always had two vehicles from 1981 until 2007. It was necessary, because cars just weren't that reliable, and since I did my own wrenching, I needed a parts chaser. Whichever one wasn't being...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
I can believe a 3# flex plate for an automatic,...

I can believe a 3# flex plate for an automatic, but I've never heard of a 3# flywheel for a clutch.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By troidus
It's right there in the first post: ...

It's right there in the first post:



So no, not an external pump.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,910
Posted By troidus
He's in Virginia, where the speed limit for...

He's in Virginia, where the speed limit for towing is 70. Depending on where he's going to pick up the bike, it may be 70 all the way.

http://drivinglaws.aaa.com/laws/trailer-speed-limits/
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By troidus
Why is it a pain to raise the engine? Can you...

Why is it a pain to raise the engine? Can you push it up from below and toss in some wooden blocks between the motor mount halves to hold it up while you R&R the pump?
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
Been over 30 years since I last put a thermostat...

Been over 30 years since I last put a thermostat in a 302. I remember having to cuss something, but now I don't remember what. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
I've read that some engines can overheat with the...

I've read that some engines can overheat with the thermostat removed because the water velocity is high enough to prevent adequate heat transfer in the radiator.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
What's the extra hole for in the water passage...

What's the extra hole for in the water passage area on the 302 gaskets?
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By troidus
Seems reasonable, especially if you're going to...

Seems reasonable, especially if you're going to tear out the walkway anyway. Not sure how you'll keep rust from migrating into the driveway from the cut ends (which will crack the concrete as the...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By troidus
Is the section above the upper joint the...

Is the section above the upper joint the driveway, or more walkway?

My inclination would be to saw out the wedge and redo it, before seepage washes out the base and age makes patching...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,910
Posted By troidus
You've never used one of those in the U.S. 25...

You've never used one of those in the U.S. 25 cents for 1-2 minutes, low pressure, low volume, leaky chuck, and I've seen liquid water run out of them instead of air.
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,776
Posted By troidus
Are you *positive* that the water pump turns the...

Are you *positive* that the water pump turns the right direction? If the new engine had a serpentine belt, it's a near-certainty that the water pump spins opposite the crank direction, and your use...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By troidus
I'd like to find 25' lengths so I can make a...

I'd like to find 25' lengths so I can make a watertight loom. Anybody sell by the foot?
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,481
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 337,034
Posted By troidus
That sounds extremely painful. The...

That sounds extremely painful.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving 1991, I fell into the cargo hold of a 737 from the passenger deck. I was carrying a piece of aluminum-faced plywood that had...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By troidus
He needs to get it running to pull the engine. ...

He needs to get it running to pull the engine.

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:lol3
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