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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,427
Posted By broncobowsher
While the blasting may not have been the best, in...

While the blasting may not have been the best, in spec and not even the loaded side of the bearing, I wouldn't worry about it.

I do find it amazing how if something isn't done exactly as...
Forum: The Garage Today, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By broncobowsher
I have jumped hundreds, maybe even a thousand...

I have jumped hundreds, maybe even a thousand cars and trucks. Almost all of them late model full electronic everything. I know I have done a dozen in a day multiple times. Never killed anything. ...
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By broncobowsher
Be careful running that old gas. I have dealt...

Be careful running that old gas. I have dealt with 2 good engines that died from bad gas. One I didn't get into (friend's engine and had it tore down and off to the machine shop before I got back...
Forum: Trials 06-27-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 428,390
Posted By broncobowsher
Rectifier? Fan is DC, stator puts out AC. ...

Rectifier? Fan is DC, stator puts out AC.
Have you tried a test light at the fan? Incandescent light bulbs will run on either AC or DC
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By broncobowsher
Oh how you want a simple answer to a question...

Oh how you want a simple answer to a question that sounds so simple, but is really so complex...

Some transmission are perfectly happy towing in OD, others it is the death. How much are you...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,559
Posted By broncobowsher
You know you have real death wobble when the...

You know you have real death wobble when the window frames are slapping against the roof. Until then you just have a little shimmy.
Forum: Trials 06-27-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 992
Posted By broncobowsher
I should just pull that old Briggs & Stratton out...

I should just pull that old Briggs & Stratton out of the garage. Exhaust is " pipe thread. Easy enough to set a little rich and use some flex electrical conduit to get into the holes. Careful...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,559
Posted By broncobowsher
Are the control arm bushings in good shape? ...

Are the control arm bushings in good shape? Brake apply may be rolling the front axle into negative caster. It will be real hard to tell as the torque on the axle is way more than you will be...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By broncobowsher
You may also want to try home remediation...

You may also want to try home remediation services. They use the CO2 blasting for cleaning up soot and mold.
Forum: Trials 06-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,194
Posted By broncobowsher
I was thinking, which could be a bad thing... ...

I was thinking, which could be a bad thing...
Have a second magnet and mini lanyard that is just tied to the bars. It would be easier to run old school. Stopping to mark a loop (setting up or...
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By broncobowsher
You saw that video as well? Key under a rock...

You saw that video as well?
Key under a rock is probably a better idea.
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,613
Posted By broncobowsher
Not just the flywheel, the crank damper on the...

Not just the flywheel, the crank damper on the front is also different between early and late model. No, not just bolt holes, the balance. If you have an early crank, you need an early balance...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By broncobowsher
The stainless steel stiffeners in a windshield...

The stainless steel stiffeners in a windshield wiper blade have been used to pick residential house locks.

Old neighborhood the neighbor across the street stepped outside to watch the planes...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By broncobowsher
100 gallon semi truck fuel tank in the bed of a...

100 gallon semi truck fuel tank in the bed of a pickup has been done many times. Often as a semipermanent installation.
Forum: Trials 06-17-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By broncobowsher
Alpinestar nostops SIDI trials boot (just got)...

Alpinestar nostops
SIDI trials boot (just got)
Novagar (my last boot)
Hebo

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,459
Views: 507,535
Posted By broncobowsher
I did notice that the axle now sports some...

I did notice that the axle now sports some reinforcing that it was lacking prior.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By broncobowsher
The 11.5 isn't that common as it turns out. ...

The 11.5 isn't that common as it turns out. Looks like most are just the 10.5s. I do like the looks of that finned diff cover on the 11.5
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By broncobowsher
Grind back Burn some wire Put it back...

Grind back
Burn some wire
Put it back together
Go ride.
Forum: Trials 06-14-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3,185
Views: 428,390
Posted By broncobowsher
Finally rolled it off the trailer from last...

Finally rolled it off the trailer from last weekend. Chain was looking especially nasty so I took it off and dropped it in a gallon jug of WD40. Couple hours later I lifted it out looking nice and...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By broncobowsher
Can one bronco to another, I am sure it can. ...

Can one bronco to another, I am sure it can.
Is it a good idea, probably not. The debate can argue on for a long time.
Should the '82 with a 3.00 gear be towing, notably something that weighs...
Forum: Trials 06-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,496
Posted By broncobowsher
#3 "homemade!" So each one is made in a...

#3 "homemade!"

So each one is made in a shed in the back with different parts that nothing will ever interchange?
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By broncobowsher
When riding daily as a commuter, AZ summer heat,...

When riding daily as a commuter, AZ summer heat, extended high RPM, changed it at 2000 miles. Some say excessive, but it generally came out pretty dark. It is one oil for the engine, trans and...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By broncobowsher
If you have the budget a screw compressor is...

If you have the budget a screw compressor is remarkably quiet and moves a ton of air. But the price point is pretty high. I doubt that you could use anything close to what even a small one can put...
Forum: Trials 06-11-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By broncobowsher
Update, now on YouTube ...

Update, now on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5wQvAuaVE
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By broncobowsher
Many years ago a neighbor friend put his...

Many years ago a neighbor friend put his compressor in a sound enclosure. It was amazing how quiet it really was.

Playing around with compressors I found out how loud the intake is. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,437
Posted By broncobowsher
My thoughts would be to pressurize the house, use...

My thoughts would be to pressurize the house, use the bleed air into the cave, vent the cave into the garage, and that finally go outside. Not sure what the best way of doing that would be.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By broncobowsher
Don't weld or spool a daily driver. Maybe okay...

Don't weld or spool a daily driver. Maybe okay for a toy but not for everyday use (unless you live and work on a ranch). A solidly locked rear axle will make it go everywhere. Locked rear axle...
Forum: Trials 06-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,891
Posted By broncobowsher
I want to say I change the oil about every 2...

I want to say I change the oil about every 2 gallons of gas. Which when I type it sounds excessive. But as mentioned, oil is pretty cheap especially when it uses about half a quart per change. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By broncobowsher
I don't recall them matching as stamped. But...

I don't recall them matching as stamped. But there are databases around the world that link them together. I know that in Kansas and Arizona the DMV checks both numbers, but the title only goes...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By broncobowsher
Math. Old engine speed X (new gear...

Math.

Old engine speed X (new gear ratio/old gear ratio) = new cruising speed.
*if automatic without a modern lockup convertor there will be some fudge factor due to convertor slip.

...
Forum: Trials 06-09-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,891
Posted By broncobowsher
I don't. But an easy way to track it is...

I don't.

But an easy way to track it is fuel used. I have a special fuel can just for the bike.
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,571
Posted By broncobowsher
Do you have a local motorcycle wrecking yard? ...

Do you have a local motorcycle wrecking yard? May be a little more than eBay, but you can usually get enough warranty to know you didn't buy junk. If you are lucky you may even hear it run before...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By broncobowsher
3.00/3.08 close enough. Even Ford didn't match...

3.00/3.08 close enough. Even Ford didn't match the ratios that well. Having 3.50/3.54 out of the factory was common. Some say it was done so the front would pull more, or the front would be less...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,765
Posted By broncobowsher
3.08 is the axle ratio. 3.08 turns of the...

3.08 is the axle ratio. 3.08 turns of the driveshaft gives one turn of the wheels. (actually it is the ring and pinion. Pinion gear driven by the driveshaft needs to turn 3.08 times for one turn...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By broncobowsher
I check that the tires I buy are less than a year...

I check that the tires I buy are less than a year old. Under a year I consider it good.

One thing to consider is that they are probably not building that tire every day. Tool up, run a batch,...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By broncobowsher
You can also find places that will rebuild...

You can also find places that will rebuild cylinders. I bought a used Kobota that just had the rams rebuilt, incorrectly. Blew out right away. I took it to a local hydraulics shop that went in and...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,654
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Views: 379,015
Posted By broncobowsher
Don't take a shower just after putting all the...

Don't take a shower just after putting all the towels in the washer.
The hand isn't that effective as a body squeegee.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By broncobowsher
Rattling solenoid is almost always a bad battery....

Rattling solenoid is almost always a bad battery. Didn't day a dead battery, said bad battery. They are different. Dead can often be recharged, bad battery has voltage that drops too much under...
Forum: Trials 05-30-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By broncobowsher
They are out there ...

They are out there
https://www.facebook.com/dirtriderswestaz/posts/1630068917240947
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By broncobowsher
I have only had the displeasure of dealing with...

I have only had the displeasure of dealing with clutch head screws on a Holley carburetor.
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