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Forum: The Garage Today, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 364,681
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Is that bike rack a HF cheapie? How does it hold...

Is that bike rack a HF cheapie? How does it hold up?
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 364,681
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Most bushings including valve guides, piston pin...

Most bushings including valve guides, piston pin bushings in connecting rods, transmission bushings, etc. are designed to be reamed for final fit after installation. You can take the box to a machine...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 364,681
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Possible to get a bushing reamer in there? Might...

Possible to get a bushing reamer in there? Might save you pulling the box.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 364,681
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Boring damp day here so I set up in the basement...

Boring damp day here so I set up in the basement and cleaned up the vintage Craftsman Router I bought a month ago on a local FB yard sale page for $15... It will compliment my vintage Craftsman...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,774
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I was thinking you did the for some old Akront...

I was thinking you did the for some old Akront rims that had a deep ridge on the inside of the rim all the way around... they were good for taking mud home with you!
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,774
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Is there a reason you have your Rim grippers/Mojo...

Is there a reason you have your Rim grippers/Mojo blocks installed backward?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By SnoDrtRider
This is a paved road ride... camping is provided...

This is a paved road ride... camping is provided but last year when we did this ride we stayed at a local hotel. We had a good time last year and will be back for this year.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
This is a Direct Vent unit. The venting is two...

This is a Direct Vent unit. The venting is two concentric pipes one inside the other. Fresh air for combustion is drawn in between the two pipes and exhaust exits through the center pipe. As far as a...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,774
Posted By SnoDrtRider
On your previous post you mention shortening it....

On your previous post you mention shortening it. I can see where that would come in handy as I used to use my knee to push the tire down to the rim center on my buddies power tire changer on some...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
The two marine propane heater / fireplaces I...

The two marine propane heater / fireplaces I linked to can vent out the wall or roof.
Check the manual...
http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/Manuals/Propane%20Heater%20P9P12%20Manual.pdf

From Page...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
If you are insulating leave a space at the bottom...

If you are insulating leave a space at the bottom of the wall to allow any moisture that gets through to the cold outer skin and condenses a way out once it runs down the wall or you will get mold...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Any updates or resolution to this? Inquiring ...

Any updates or resolution to this? Inquiring minds want to know!:ear
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,774
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Just received my Mojo Lever and block today......

Just received my Mojo Lever and block today... let the HF tire changer farkling begin! God we are a sick bunch:huh
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Yeah if it's raining or snowing and it sizzles...

Yeah if it's raining or snowing and it sizzles when it hits the wheel it's probably too hot.:eek1
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Hey... I'm in the gas fireplace business...

Hey... I'm in the gas fireplace business (www.iriscontracting.com) and compared to gas residential units I think this is a good deal for what you are getting.

Stainless Steel and includes all...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
The boat heaters/Fireplaces only require 12v to...

The boat heaters/Fireplaces only require 12v to run the fan and the fan is not required to operate the unit.

http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/propane.php


Lots of good info guys... I am thinking...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Yep... Sounds like you may have a bad brake...

Yep... Sounds like you may have a bad brake line... The rubber one between the caliper and metal line.
They can some times become a one way check valve and not allow brake fluid to return when you...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,797
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Based on this thread I ordered a pair of Riggs to...

Based on this thread I ordered a pair of Riggs to try for fit before I order my usual 10 pair that I pick up. What sold me is the "14 inch" pockets. No one local carries them so I ordered from the...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By SnoDrtRider
When I built my cabin I pitched all of the...

When I built my cabin I pitched all of the plumbing so the water drains back to the well. I removed the check valve from the well and installed it inside the cabin with a bypass loop so all I need to...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
These are real nice! Being a fireplace with a...

These are real nice!
Being a fireplace with a visible flame you will not only get heat but light for those inevitable 3AM trips to the nearest tree.

http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/propane.php
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Here is an example of what you are looking for......

Here is an example of what you are looking for...

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/atwood-everest-star-7900-ii-series-rv-furnace-16-000-btu-front-discharge/71778
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,902
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Go to a large old camper store/repair shop and...

Go to a large old camper store/repair shop and see if they have any camper furnaces. They are vented outside and many of them also bring in their own combustion air and the combustion is completely...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,774
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I just bought the HF set up (upper and lower) for...

I just bought the HF set up (upper and lower) for 39.00 each on sale. I ordered the Mojo Bar and blocks today so I will have $210 in the entire set up. I will also do the mods that Hoarontop shows in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 495,156
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Guess the period key on his computer is broken....

Guess the period key on his computer is broken. My guess is he beat himself in the head with the keyboard more than once.
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Good info... Pretty much how I built both of my...

Good info... Pretty much how I built both of my homes. The first a geodesic dome 30+ years ago and the vacation Log Home 15 Years ago.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I have 4" of open cell foam board under my metal...

I have 4" of open cell foam board under my metal roof but I have 2 inches of air space between the foam and the metal. On an A frame re-roof that would be tough without major reconstruction.
Sounds...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
What I would do is build a knee wall inside......

What I would do is build a knee wall inside... directly above the foundation wall. Anything that protrudes beyond the knee wall does not get insulated and in fact the soffit should be vented to allow...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Actually my old XLT Special had a warning label...

Actually my old XLT Special had a warning label on the airbox that running the sled without the foam would cause overheating... so yes a lean condition.

There should be nipples in the airbox that...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SnoDrtRider
How about spark plug caps? I would just go ahead...

How about spark plug caps? I would just go ahead and change them they are less than $5 each. Had a problem with a sled once that seemed like fuel but the plug caps were bad. They have a resistor...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
That right there is your problem... You need to...

That right there is your problem... You need to isolate the cantilever from the crawlspace and keep it as cold as possible. Any warmer than the outside air and you are going to make ice dams.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Have you ever replaced the springs in your...

Have you ever replaced the springs in your clutches? How about the belt? Start with a NEW belt and clean the clutches with brake cleaner... both the belt contact area and the weights/rollers on the...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,158
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Some sleds have a fuel inlet filter in the tank....

Some sleds have a fuel inlet filter in the tank. You need to fish around with a coat hanger bent into a hook and pull the line up there may be a filter on the end of it.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Looks like if you pull that soffit board off you...

Looks like if you pull that soffit board off you could check and insulate pretty easy. I would use foam... better R value than fiberglass by volume. If you can get someone to spray it in. If not cut...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Maybe some sort of drain to get the water away...

Maybe some sort of drain to get the water away before it has a chance to re-freeze? A picture of the cantilever would help I am having a hard time visualizing.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Forgot one thing... You do have a metal roof...

Forgot one thing... You do have a metal roof don't you?
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Best thing you can do is get a GOOD snowblower...

Best thing you can do is get a GOOD snowblower and keep it clear.
Trying to melt it with heat cables, etc. is just going to cause more problems by turning the snow into liquid that will seep in...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,072
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I had DeWalt 18V for years (before XRP) Hammer...

I had DeWalt 18V for years (before XRP) Hammer Drill, Sawsall, Panel Saw. when you need batteries it is actually better to just buy a drill with two batteries because it will cost you about the same....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 495,156
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I found www.vintageair.com to be fairly...

I found www.vintageair.com to be fairly reasonable depending on bike and availability.
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By SnoDrtRider
Depends on how much under car work you are...

Depends on how much under car work you are planning on doing. Oil Changes and Differential fluid changes are about the only under car work you can do on a scissor. Transmission service on a front...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,997
Posted By SnoDrtRider
I did the annual New Years "Sort out the hardware...

I did the annual New Years "Sort out the hardware in the van" day yesterday. Set up a table in the garage and set up all of my hardware organizers on the table. Dumped all of the containers I toss...
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