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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By broncobowsher
I think I am going to have to copy that stand.

I think I am going to have to copy that stand.
Forum: The Garage Today, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By broncobowsher
For those who are still confused on what saw this...

For those who are still confused on what saw this thread is about, this is one of them.
...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 596
Posted By broncobowsher
Have a Dewalt. Love it. Came with a standard...

Have a Dewalt. Love it. Came with a standard blade and I also picked up a fine tooth blade. I have had this saw for probably close to 8 years now. One blade has been resharpened, another needs...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By broncobowsher
I took a slightly different approach to this. 3...

I took a slightly different approach to this. 3 years ago i tore out a knee. The knee pads worked great, not a scratch or a bruise on the outside, all the damage was internal.:cry Yes, there is a...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By broncobowsher
Good stuff. Used it many times over many years. ...

Good stuff. Used it many times over many years. Had a car that had a mini electrical melt down. Re-insulated some of the melted wires in a few spots to avoid having to rewire the whole thing. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By broncobowsher
Interesting and oddball for the code in IL. At...

Interesting and oddball for the code in IL. At least I don't have to deal with that one.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By broncobowsher
A valve is "shrouded" when there is a wall next...

A valve is "shrouded" when there is a wall next to the open valve. The valve may be open, but the wall next to it blocks the flow.

How much clearance do you have between the edge of the valve and...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By broncobowsher
The simple answer, it will work fine. A disposal...

The simple answer, it will work fine. A disposal is not a requirement for a dishwasher. By the time any waste gets through the discharge hose it will make it down the drain just fine. You can...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By broncobowsher
This is one of those times where pictures and a...

This is one of those times where pictures and a real location would really help.
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,624
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Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
Only the 7.3 and 6.0 were offered in the...

Only the 7.3 and 6.0 were offered in the E-chassis. The 6.4 and 6.7 never made it. Ford started offering gas engine ambulance packages again after you could no longer get a diesel. Diesel was...
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,806
Posted By broncobowsher
When the tire is so stiff that I can ride 20...

When the tire is so stiff that I can ride 20 miles at highway speeds with it completely flat... and the tire stays up. Just had a shake as the tube balled up.
When you pull the valve stem and it...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 927
Posted By broncobowsher
My similar aged Michelins look like your mother...

My similar aged Michelins look like your mother in Law's.
They do stick fairly good, considering they show nearly no wear. The BFGs that were on there were bald in same mileage. At this rate...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,624
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
No... F= F-series pickups E= Econoline vans...

No...
F= F-series pickups
E= Econoline vans

The 350 part signifies it is a 1-ton series, which doesn't really have any bearing on actual payload capacity other than it is more than the...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 475,856
Posted By broncobowsher
I run a larger compressor, but same principle. ...

I run a larger compressor, but same principle. The crappy little petcock was tossed and a ball valve installed. I needed a 90 elbow and a couple inches of brass pipe to make it easy to reach. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,624
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Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
If you find an F350 van, run away! ...

If you find an F350 van, run away! Frankenstein's monster is when someone tries to marry a pickup with a van.

Now if it were an E350, that's not so bad. Just say everything is fine, it's suppose...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By broncobowsher
I'm curious what kind of fiberglass he is working...

I'm curious what kind of fiberglass he is working with that can comfortably take 400?

I would drill holes and use mechanical fasteners (nuts and bolts)
Forum: Trials 05-19-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,118
Views: 412,873
Posted By broncobowsher
Had not touched the bike in a month. Put some...

Had not touched the bike in a month. Put some air in the tires and rolled it into the back yard. Hopped on it and balanced a few times with a dead engine. Felt pretty good. Went in the house and...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By broncobowsher
I would have backed up to another trailer on the...

I would have backed up to another trailer on the lot (different brand) and have them check that one as well.

When I check trailer lights on a truck or trailer I don't personally know, it gets...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By broncobowsher
A co-worker rented a U-Haul once. Turned it in...

A co-worker rented a U-Haul once. Turned it in and they wanted to charge for the blown rear inner tire. Could have hit something and didn't realize it. Nope, it was clearly stated on the rental...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,624
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Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
Most of that depends on how the K&N is treated. ...

Most of that depends on how the K&N is treated. Done wrong and all they will filter is what the wire mesh can keep out. Done right they are a very effective filter. I've had them is Arizona silt...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By broncobowsher
This looks interesting. I didn't realize any...

This looks interesting. I didn't realize any bikes were drive by wire.
Are the signals analog? Does one rise as the other fall? Sounds like how the Nissan drive by wire is. There is already an...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By broncobowsher
I haven't thought about using one for test...

I haven't thought about using one for test powering old electronics. Probably would have prevented a few smoke shows.
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By broncobowsher
Trick can also be useful for microwave oven...

Trick can also be useful for microwave oven powered bug zappers

http://hackaday.com/2012/08/17/a-huge-microwave-powered-bug-zapper/

"The Megazap uses a transformer from a microwave oven...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,641
Posted By broncobowsher
Long time ago I was working a tire shop. Tall...

Long time ago I was working a tire shop. Tall sidewall car tires that were left in the summer sun, didn't need no tire machine to mount those. OK, it did come in handy to hold the rim in place. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,522
Posted By broncobowsher
80's GM quality shift linkage on an S10. Lever...

80's GM quality shift linkage on an S10. Lever was in park, transmission wasn't. Truck was ~5 years old at the time.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,522
Posted By broncobowsher
The soft cover will cave in the front of the bed...

The soft cover will cave in the front of the bed when the truck sinks in the lake. If it weren't for that there would have been no sheet metal damage from that sinking. Not sure what a hard cover...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,624
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Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
Figured out why grandma's car stunk so bad. ...

Figured out why grandma's car stunk so bad. Helps if you take the groceries out of the trunk, in the summer, in Phoenix, parked outside for a couple days.

Thankfully she couldn't smell it, and...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,303
Views: 475,856
Posted By broncobowsher
That looks more like one of the cattle trucks...

That looks more like one of the cattle trucks they have around here. Cattle are tough on vehicles, especially after being rounded up, squeezed, tipped, inucoluated, tagged, and castrated.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By broncobowsher
The shaft looks like it rotates. I think I see a...

The shaft looks like it rotates. I think I see a seal and the housing looks like it is a gear box. So at this point I can only guess (since you have not told us yet) that you are either trying to...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,806
Posted By broncobowsher
Only let the dealer do it once. Usually I...

Only let the dealer do it once.

Usually I will pull the wheel myself and take it to a bike shop (non-dealer such as Cycle gear) and let them change it. Or I do it myself. If the tire is fresh...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,296
Posted By broncobowsher
Picked up a parasitic draw, killed old battery ...

Picked up a parasitic draw, killed old battery
Install new battery that is fussy about a parasitic draw, it dies.
Now I am waiting for you to leave this in storage for a few weeks and see if it is...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,296
Posted By broncobowsher
Sounds like you have a parasitic draw.

Sounds like you have a parasitic draw.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,577
Posted By broncobowsher
They are capacitors, not batteries. They will...

They are capacitors, not batteries. They will only hold a charge for hours, maybe days. You can't park it for a week or two and expect it to start.

Super capacitors are neat. A few years...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,937
Posted By broncobowsher
Looks like it was welded once before. If you...

Looks like it was welded once before. If you know who welded it last time, find someone else.

Really it can be done either way. Both sides would really be nice. Sometimes it just isn't...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,937
Posted By broncobowsher
Define welding up boat hulls. Building...

Define welding up boat hulls.

Building them from scratch or fixing a cracked pontoon?
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,624
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Views: 364,958
Posted By broncobowsher
This is correct. Basic high school education...

This is correct. Basic high school education where I came from. Same school district that required square dancing to be taught as well.

Looping a rope, strap, cable, chain, whatever for a...
Forum: Trials 04-29-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By broncobowsher
I thought all Gas Gas bikes made squealing noises...

I thought all Gas Gas bikes made squealing noises from the cooling fans from the moment they were built? :rofl

Dry bearing. I recall someone had a fix by getting some oil into the bearings. ...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,845
Views: 392,296
Posted By broncobowsher
Anything with a parasitic drain on a LiFePO4...

Anything with a parasitic drain on a LiFePO4 should be disconnected for long term storage.
At least what I have gathered in my research before getting one.

Anything with a parasitic drain should...
Forum: Trials 04-28-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,759
Posted By broncobowsher
Not uncommon around here to simply use masking...

Not uncommon around here to simply use masking tape to mark the number plate for the class.

I showed up as a spectator twice before showed up with a bike to ride. Just to get a feel for what...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By broncobowsher
The standard thermal flasher (non-electronic) has...

The standard thermal flasher (non-electronic) has no polarity to it. No reason it wouldn't work on an AC bike.
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