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Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By GreaseMonkey
OT but somewhat relevant- looking for route planning software

Hi all,

I thought this might be the best forum for my question, if not please let me know or just have a mod move it-

I'm looking for a USA street map/route planner that I can keep on a...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By GreaseMonkey
It depends on the particular clamp, but small...

It depends on the particular clamp, but small needle nose vise grips are what I usually use.
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Use a "router speed controller" Here is one...

Use a "router speed controller"

Here is one of the cheapest options:

http://www.harborfreight.com/router-speed-control-43060.html

$20 from harbor freight, quality is probably built to match...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Nothing wrong with having 2 twelve volt batteries...

Nothing wrong with having 2 twelve volt batteries in parallel, that is how most all diesel trucks are set up when using 2 batteries in a 12V system.
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Head scratchers like this I have found the best...

Head scratchers like this I have found the best way is to just bite the bullet and remove the wheel from the bike. As mentioned, put it in a tub of some sort and leave it there for half an hour then...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,825
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Do you have a budget? Can you put an eye...

Do you have a budget?

Can you put an eye bolt into a nearby wall instead?

Do you have, or can you borrow a 1/2" drill, preferably with a "hammer drill" setting?
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The CPAP battery is separate from your CPAP...

The CPAP battery is separate from your CPAP machine, correct? So somehow those 2 connect, just get the same connector that the CPAP has and hardwire it straight to the battery and run it into your...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The simplest way is to simply wire in another...

The simplest way is to simply wire in another plug for the CPAP battery straight from your main battery and just plug it in when you put the CPAP battery in your saddlebag. Quick and simple, which...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Does the compressor ever shut off, or just run...

Does the compressor ever shut off, or just run constantly?

If it does not ever stop running I would suspect the intake reed valve may have some debris, corrosion, or simply need...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Well you learn something new every day, I'd grown...

Well you learn something new every day, I'd grown up with this story which appears to be urban and rural legend:

The following story can be found in sundry publications from the late nineteenth...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,568
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I use adjustable wrenches all of the time. If a...

I use adjustable wrenches all of the time. If a fastener is stuck or tight you should really use a box wrench over an open end wrench anyway. The big issue with adjustable wrenches IMHO is the...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you don't care how it looks back there, just...

If you don't care how it looks back there, just seal it up with some "stove cement" also called furnace or refractory cement. A tube is about $3 and squeeze a blob on your finger tip and smear it...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By GreaseMonkey
You really shouldn't ever have to do this,...

You really shouldn't ever have to do this, however if you ever do, you can take a 3/8" extension of appropriate length and slide the female end through one side and use it to knock out the race on...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By GreaseMonkey
My first thought too. If you can get by with 9...

My first thought too. If you can get by with 9 conductors then you can use a DB9 cable, but if you need more or a couple wires to carry some current you can double up some of them- here is a link to...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By GreaseMonkey
It depends on how hungry your aux lights are. You...

It depends on how hungry your aux lights are. You certainly would not go wrong with using a relay with a fused lead straight to the battery and having it switched with the key(or even the head/tail...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I've just kept battery acid stored in the...

I've just kept battery acid stored in the original bottle and never ever had a leakage problem. I found a cap to replace the spout to seal it. If I could not find a cap I would have stretched some...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By GreaseMonkey
In regards to hi-temp epoxies, the JB Weld...

In regards to hi-temp epoxies, the JB Weld company makes one called "Industro-Weld" that I have had very good luck with, I probably use it more than anything else.

I'd repair a hole like that...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Apologies but I'm not understanding what you...

Apologies but I'm not understanding what you need- Do you need a 1/8" hole drilled into the end of a 1 1/8" dowel, so when you drill both ends you could put pins in it and it would roll like a toilet...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By GreaseMonkey
My answer to this is simply "oil". If chainsaw...

My answer to this is simply "oil". If chainsaw oil works, great (I don't see why it would not). Also, quite a few loggers are using canola oil now as it works just as well, is environmentally...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,520
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The proper term for the compound is "Tire Black"....

The proper term for the compound is "Tire Black".

I'd suggest you just buy the tire you want now. If your budget cannot support that at the present, start calling local bike shops to see if anyone...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By GreaseMonkey
You can use brass compression fittings with...

You can use brass compression fittings with plastic lines, but if it were me I'd just purchase the fittings I needed from the same place that sells the line.
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Looks good. The only thing missing in your...

Looks good. The only thing missing in your diagram is that your check valve fits in between the "suction" valve and the vacuum source on your bike. I suspect it is built into the hose barb but if not...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Did a search and there's a circuit on this page...

Did a search and there's a circuit on this page for anybody who wants to scratch build one:

http://www.bowdenshobbycircuits.info/page2.htm#relay_i.gif
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Guys, I missed it the first time too, but what he...

Guys, I missed it the first time too, but what he wants is for the light to turn totally off when the blinker is on, not blink in unison with it. Then when the blinker is turned off for the driving...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Giving this a new bump for 2014. The new batch of...

Giving this a new bump for 2014. The new batch of seeds has arrived and we'll be shipping out starting next week.
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Sorry you are stranded! Here is a sealant I know...

Sorry you are stranded! Here is a sealant I know will work for you, though it is somewhat pricey-

PPG PR1422A2 fuel tank sealant. Here is the NZ PPG distributor:

Address

PPG PMC New...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,820
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm curious too. So the shop has your truck but...

I'm curious too. So the shop has your truck but hasn't said what did or did not happen?

Personally, I'd send another tow truck over there and haul it to a different shop that can examine the...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By GreaseMonkey
As mentioned a few times already, the tip nuts...

As mentioned a few times already, the tip nuts are needing to be tightened. If you tighten them firmly and it is still acting lethargic, just get new replacement nuts, I'd get a new tip too (they...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By GreaseMonkey
OK, second verse- ...

OK, second verse-

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/m62065/schemeit-project-1.png

Relay 1 is your driving light relay, RY 2&3 are relays with a normally closed terminal and will merrily...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,124
Posted By GreaseMonkey
This should work- ...

This should work-

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b60/m62065/schemeit-project.png

Where X1 & 2 are your driving lights, RY1 & 2 are relays and D1-4 are diodes (most anything will work here,...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Here's a thread with some wiring diagrams, not...

Here's a thread with some wiring diagrams, not your year but I suspect close enough:

http://www.f150online.com/forums/electrical-systems/403009-2003-power-seat-wiring.html

Good luck!
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I concur with Jim VB, If there were more serious...

I concur with Jim VB, If there were more serious issues with your engine they wouldn't have lasted 155K. Hope everything has cleared up with the new plugs!
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Do your resistors get hot now? Just feel them...

Do your resistors get hot now? Just feel them with your fingers.

I suspect a 1 watt resistor would work fine, but feel the ones you have, if they are hot then go bigger than a watt.
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,453
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Sounds to me like you are working too fast, try...

Sounds to me like you are working too fast, try taking twice as long on each activity and see if the results come out better.

Let the joint heat a bit longer until you apply the solder, and use...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,822
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm in agreement with Larryboy. You have a power...

I'm in agreement with Larryboy. You have a power loss. The rich condition is caused because one cylinder is not getting enough fuel and misfires, so the unburned gas gets dumped into the exhaust.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By GreaseMonkey
First off, if you want to clean up the threads...

First off, if you want to clean up the threads the proper tool to use is a "thread chaser" and not a tap.

If you think about it, you want to leave as much metal there to support the threads on...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Electronic help needed looking up MOV

Hi all,

Had a power supply go out the other day as a result of a blackout. Main casualty was a MOV, and I'm having trouble finding one. The schematic says: "V130-LA 10A GE MOV " which I assume...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I am trying to figure out how the ties all got...

I am trying to figure out how the ties all got broken, about the only thing I can think of is if a cow got caught in a loop or something.

Anyway, I suspect all of the suggestions given here are...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Arcangel, I am going to suggest you only post one...

Arcangel, I am going to suggest you only post one question per thread so it is easier to stay on track.

So let us discuss your water pump here, and after that gets resolved THEN discuss the...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,090
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Good eyes! +1

Good eyes!

+1
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