Resurecting my, no longer abanoned, retired and rusty old relic.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by bwalsh, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    91,762
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Nice unit, at 5 times the cost of my Eastwood. You do not go in halfway! :deal
    #61
  2. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    27,393
    Location:
    Helltown
    All or nothing!
    I had two friends offer to let me use their mig welders. I declined because I don't know when I may have time to work on the van, I don't want to hold onto their welder forever and don't want to drive to their house to pick it up then return it, when I want to use it.

    I plan on using this machine a lot! I put partial blame on @Kirkster. I saw all the cool things he was fabricating and wanted in on the action too! I just needed a push(reason) to make the initial purchase.
    #62
    Hannda and JimVonBaden like this.
  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    27,393
    Location:
    Helltown
    Here are a few photos of the rust on the rear floor seam area.

    Before touching the area...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After taking a large screwdriver to the rusted areas. Look Ma, more holes!

    [​IMG]

    Those two holes are right over top of the frame. The frame is three sided. The top is open and welded to the body. The water was going into the frame rail. There is a drain hole in the frame within three inches of the holes. Moving the fallen floor rust out of the way, it looks like the frame is okay!

    Here are a couple view looking into the holes, at the bottom of the inside frame rail. There is virtually no rust on the inside of the frame which is a good thing. The outside looks to be in great shape too!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #63
    JimVonBaden likes this.
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    91,762
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Kirkster made all of us want to build cool stuff. Unfortunately most of us don't have near his skills! :baldy
    #64
    bwalsh likes this.
  5. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,625
    Location:
    Durham, NC
    For some reason I have a morbid curiosity on how this turns out. Subscribed!
    #65
    Hannda and bwalsh like this.
  6. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Oddometer:
    12,960
    Location:
    North Carolina
    It looks interstellar!

    [​IMG]
    #66
    Amphib and bwalsh like this.
  7. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Oddometer:
    10,600
    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    Interesting-- the first thing I did when I bought my Snap On from a buddy was replace the tin ground clamp with the very same one you got.
    #67
    bwalsh likes this.
  8. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    27,393
    Location:
    Helltown
    All the reviews for this welder were great, except for the ground clamp.The two pieces that touch the work piece aren't connected to each other meaning only one side of the clamp grounds to the work piece.
    #68
  9. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,949
    Location:
    southcentral PA.
    They're connected to each other its just the ground wire is only attached to one side of the clamp so you have to be sure that's the side that hits clean metal. Allmost all the smaller units have this type of ground clamp and they work fine.
    #69
    bwalsh likes this.
  10. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    27,393
    Location:
    Helltown
    Ok, I need some help with the brake system as the service manual is lacking.
    Starting at the master cylinder the two brake lines go into the block where the two safety switches are, middle of the photo, the same way I have the lines are laid out in this photo...


    [​IMG]

    I'm assuming these two switches warn of a master cylinder failure? What exactly are they for?

    [​IMG]

    From there the lines go up into, what the service manual calls a Hydraulic system safety switch...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Summit racing calls it a proportioning valve...

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rsd-pv11

    So, are there three safety switches for the brakes?

    Reading a little about proportioning valves, everything I've seen says they are for vehicles with both disc brakes up front and drum brakes in the rear.

    What is going on?

    What is the block and two switches for? Failure at the master cylinder?

    Summit offers adjustable proportioning valves and make it sound like that's all I need, but I'm at a loss as to what I have and what I need.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    #70
    Hannda likes this.
  11. BillsR100

    BillsR100 Happy Paleoflatus

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,896
    Location:
    Edmond, Oklahoma
    Wifes 2011 Jeep Wrangler has a similar warning system, The block with the two switches....if the two sides (two switches) have significantly differing pressures, then a warning light comes on. I wouldn't over complicate things and simply put it back together as is. Just my thought.
    #71
    bwalsh likes this.
  12. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,949
    Location:
    Northeast Orlando
    My guess is the two switches are the brake light switch(es). Either one lights the brake lights. Different than having a simple switch on the brake pedal itself. The safety switch block is just what it sez in the book: lights a warning light if either system (F or R) fails.
    #72
    bwalsh likes this.
  13. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Oddometer:
    15,491
    Location:
    the hills
    Agreed. Install new OEM style and flush system.
    #73
    bwalsh likes this.
  14. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Oddometer:
    10,600
    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    Any progress to report?
    #74
    vtwin likes this.
  15. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Pist-n-broke

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    17,760
    Location:
    Hopkinton, MA
    Yeah-is it done yet?
    #75
    Nailhead and Goggles Paisano like this.
  16. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,594
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    He'll be back when kayaking season is over.
    #76
    bwalsh likes this.
  17. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    27,393
    Location:
    Helltown
    I apologize for slacking on updates.
    I've been meaning to make an update but to be honest I didn't do much of any work on it this summer It was too damn hot! That being said, I have made some progress and will try to get an update posted by this evening.

    Stay tuned...
    #77
  18. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Oddometer:
    9,014
    Location:
    The Thumb of Michigan
    Just found this thread today. Sub'd.
    #78
    bwalsh likes this.
  19. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2003
    Oddometer:
    10,600
    Location:
    Longmont, CO
    Nothing pressing, I just wanted to do a little vicarious living while I can't work on my IH.
    #79
    bwalsh likes this.
  20. RealOldDualSportGuy

    RealOldDualSportGuy If we can't laugh, we will all go insame Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    10,076
    Location:
    Rick's American Cafe
    Interesting thread

    Thanks
    #80
    bwalsh likes this.