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Forum: The Garage Today, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Pretty much this. Is the pushrod bent at all?...

Pretty much this. Is the pushrod bent at all? roll it on a table. Is the tip of the valve dented or hammered on a corner? You can also try swapping pushrods, they look to be identical in the pic. A...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Run a jumper from tthe battery to the horn +. ...

Run a jumper from tthe battery to the horn +.

If it honks then start going over the wiring, if not then look elsewhere but at least you will isolate the problem.
Forum: The Garage Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 342
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I also suggest getting both as they have...

I also suggest getting both as they have different uses. When you get a multimeter try to get one that has a 10 amp current setting, they are the most useful for vehicles and there are a ton of them...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Looks like a decent place to start. About...

Looks like a decent place to start.

About the only thing I might consider doing differently would be to put the lower vents in the floor. If you have high ambient temps, if you could pull up the...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,780
Posted By GreaseMonkey
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/almighty_tu...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v674/almighty_tuna/revival.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Or just tell the wife "If I got used to the...

Or just tell the wife "If I got used to the smell, the gorilla will too.." :)
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That setup is probably not going to do what you...

That setup is probably not going to do what you want it to, with the handle at 90 degrees.

If you go straight out, here is a table that you can punch in your numbers but the shorter the "arm" is...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Oops, guess it makes 9 gallons not 10...

Oops, guess it makes 9 gallons not 10...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd just go with mopping it with a lysol...

I'd just go with mopping it with a lysol solution.

This stuff works pretty good:

http://www.lysol.com/media/49811/pours_concentrate-disinfectant.jpg

Read the directions and do not make it...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Rub it with a Q tip and see if any little...

Rub it with a Q tip and see if any little fragments of cotton hang up on it. If not I'd say put the new one in since your trip is coming up soon and make a note to look at this in the winter.
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Technically, I would describe that sound as a...

Technically, I would describe that sound as a buzz.

Anyway, I can't tell (as suggested) if it is the starter solenoid caused by a low battery or if it is something else. You can probably isolate...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I was going to comment but I see that Bigger Al...

I was going to comment but I see that Bigger Al has already addressed all the issues you need to do.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you don't want to go the bolt route, I'd...

If you don't want to go the bolt route, I'd suggest countersinking a hole in the rotor and epoxy it flush after you've put the magnet in.
Forum: Americas 08-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Any freeware non-net roadmap programs?

Hi all, I did a search and did not find anything but I am looking for a basic roadmap/route planner of the continental US that is software based so that you do not need to have cell/wifi access.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By GreaseMonkey
We get blackouts on a somewhat frequent basis, I...

We get blackouts on a somewhat frequent basis, I have the computers on a UPS so if you are a couple hours in to writing something you don't wind up losing everything typed after the last auto save. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That's a good guess, however I don't think it...

That's a good guess, however I don't think it applies here as there is a separate exhaust gas sample port just upstream of the converter. It is covered with a little silicone rubber or similar cap....
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried giving it a shot of ether yet, and...

Have you tried giving it a shot of ether yet, and seeing what that does?

I believe that has the K-Jetronic injection system, and the cold start relay on the block could have gone bad. I don't...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Also, might want to give it a whiff of starting...

Also, might want to give it a whiff of starting fluid to make sure you don't just have some bad gas in the tank.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you done a compression test? That is the...

Have you done a compression test? That is the next diagnostic step here. Aqlso, do you have to pull the distributor? Might want to check the rotor is pointing correctly and the plug wires are in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Thanks for the link to the book FMScoot. Don't...

Thanks for the link to the book FMScoot. Don't think much is applicable to this situation but it is an interesting read.

Still considering all of my options, I already have a faster cycle and have...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,040
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I just like to wrap the empty tank in an old...

I just like to wrap the empty tank in an old sheet or blanket and put it in a cardboard box. You'll never have a corrosion issue nor have to worry about it getting dropped on the floor sometime in...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm guessing that from your existing wiring, the...

I'm guessing that from your existing wiring, the green goes to the solid black and the brown goes to the red, and the blue from your new brake switch goes to the black/white. Red from the brake...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,171
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I hate to say this, but this is one of the times...

I hate to say this, but this is one of the times it would be in your (well, your dads) best interest to take it to a transmission shop and have them look at it and give you a quote.
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Can you get some touch up paint for it? I'd try...

Can you get some touch up paint for it? I'd try that first before anything else.

Make certain you wash/clean it well, first with soapy water then a quick wipe down with some rubbing alcohol, and...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
There's been something similar on the local...

There's been something similar on the local craigslist for the last few days:
http://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_jyQbJqrQfEj_600x450.jpg

$500 but has a tranny issue it appears.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Not really bizarre, just different. The...

Not really bizarre, just different.

The county I live in has rivers on two sides and only one bridge. One other bridge is located about 30 miles out of the way so if it could get bypassed it would...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Oh, also the boat has a motor so I should have...

Oh, also the boat has a motor so I should have called it a jon boat but figured that some people may not know what that term meant, so I just referred to it as a rowboat.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Because there is a river there and no bridge...

Because there is a river there and no bridge handy. :)
Forum: Battle scooters 08-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,160
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What is appropriate for this commute?

Hi all,

I never really fiddled with the whole scooter/moped thing but I might have a use for one shortly and was wondering what direction to look toward.

I'm looking for something that...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried using a power washer on it? Or a...

Have you tried using a power washer on it? Or a big pot of boiling water on a turkey fryer then pour it in and let set a bit, shake and pour out? You'll need a helper and a couple pairs of gloves.
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,252
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you had this car and it just started...

Have you had this car and it just started happening to you, or did you buy it this way?

That engine has a timing chain, and if it jumps a tooth you do indeed get those symptoms. It also changes...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,738
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you consider yourself handy, you might...

If you consider yourself handy, you might experiment with putting a separate keyed switch in between the opener relay and the motor to the door opener or other critical control circuit.

Something...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Personally if the tank is dry and just smells I'd...

Personally if the tank is dry and just smells I'd just bag it in 2 or 3 garbage bags, sealing each one, then box it up and be done with it.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,980
Posted By GreaseMonkey
There have been no new changes, back in the 80's...

There have been no new changes, back in the 80's I worked at a place that would not plug tires. From a professional point of view, such as a tire shop, it makes no sense to plug a tire as it is not...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Or my favorite: ...

Or my favorite:
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/26/ramu3ara.jpg

Probably the only way you'll find something that will do what you want is to make it yourself. I'd start with finding an...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,980
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Ether was told it by a shop, or read it on an...

Ether was told it by a shop, or read it on an internet forum somewhere LOL.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Just FYI, but the traditional cutting lubricant...

Just FYI, but the traditional cutting lubricant is dissolving as much lard into kerosene as it can hold, and bacon drippings also work well if you have nothing else with you at the moment.

The...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Can you see it in this pic? ...

Can you see it in this pic?
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/Speedytimzalez/2010-07-15_181028_aergerqergerg.gif
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Now is also the busy season for motorcycles. Ask...

Now is also the busy season for motorcycles. Ask some shops in November for a quote and see what they say then.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By GreaseMonkey
They have to be "custom made", so just get a...

They have to be "custom made", so just get a piece of sheet metal and snip one out yourself.

Here is a pic, though you'll only need the right half:...
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