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Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 05-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By gorilla
Re: Help - Cracked base on bench grinder

I want to see the results of you trying to braze pot metal. I've seen some low temp solders sold at car shows that work with a propane torch., Usually they are messing around with beer cans, etc....
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 05-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,957
Posted By gorilla
Re: Broken bolt in cast aluminum need help

If I read the first post correctly the drill is carbon steel. If that's the case it can be ground out with a ball shaped stone in a die grinder or a Dremmel tool. Grind most of the bolt out drill and...
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 05-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By gorilla
Re: Atlas DP Table: Repairing the Arc of Shame

What kind of wire do you use in a Mig welder to weld cast iron? I've welded cast with nickle rod with a stick welder and silicon bronze or a special cast rod with Tig. But Mig? Devcon F aluminum...
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 05-05-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,360
Posted By gorilla
Re: Lincoln Welders "old school" heavy and 3 phase. fix or yard art??

I've burned a ton of rod with one of those machines over the years, 40+ years that is, that welder is the best stick machine in the world.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,017
Posted By gorilla
Re: repairing ancient garage from the ground up

It seems that you have a lot of trash to remove, I would look into having a 40 yard box brought to your site. You waste a lot of time and gas driving to a landfill. A box in my area costs about...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 05-01-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,161
Posted By gorilla
Re: severly pitted metal repair suggestions needed

Take it some ware and have it hot dipped galvanized. Any attempt to repair the pitting with a welding process will distort it beyond use.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-24-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By gorilla
Re: Question about Phase Converters

I've built 4 rotary phase converters over the years two of witch have been running for 20+ years. The guide line I've used is that the idler motor needs to be twice the size of the motor you want to...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By gorilla
Re: What is a fair price for this classic old lathe?

I would pay $1,000-$1500 for that lathe without a second thought. It is 70 years old so spindle speed will be slow by modern standards and their is bound to be some wear on the ways. Nice lathe for a...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 04-20-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By gorilla
solar power

We're considering installing a solar power system for our home. Our current consumption is about 800KWH per month which puts us in the upper tiers for $.33 per KWH. Is something like 15-20 KWH per...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-15-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,547
Posted By gorilla
Re: Estimate to build these?

It would serve you well to get a copy of Machine Shop Practice by Karl Moltrecht and read up on gear cutting. It might help you understand why some of us who have made gears are somewhat spectral...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,547
Posted By gorilla
Re: Estimate to build these?

$200.00 is cheap for those gears. It requires a huge investment in equipment and tooling to produce them at that price and a market to amortize the investment over.The only way you will make them...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,337
Posted By gorilla
Re: Old Open End Wrenches

Back in the day that these wrenches were produced square nuts were commonly used. Not so much on cars but on farm machinery and construction hardware. I have some 8 point sockets but I've never seen...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By gorilla
Re: Press brake, repeatable angle

A side gauge is used when the shape of part is such that the back gauge can't hold it square with the punch/die. An example would be a 45* gusset on a bracket. A positive stop is the best way to get...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,912
Posted By gorilla
Re: Useless wrench?

The difference is only .018" I'd say that's about normal wrench clearance.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-30-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rake

I'm a city boy so don't flame me for my question. Is that a large powered version of the tine rake I use in the yard or does it have some other purpose?
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 03-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By gorilla
Re: How can I convert a three phase to single

I bought a 10HP rotary phase converter for my shop almost 20 years ago. It cost about $1700.00 I think you could buy a nice air compressor for less than the cost of a RPC.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-24-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By gorilla
Bodywork question

I'm trying to repair a fender for a old dodge power wagon. I've got a couple of low spots that I just cant get to move. I've tried hammer on, hammer off ,heat shrunk a couple of high spots but they...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,115
Posted By gorilla
Re: nuts and bolts

Have you considered buying from the Ford dealer? It might cost you more but you would be sure that you had the correct fasteners.
Forum: Garage Gallery 02-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By gorilla
Re: Just Another Kiwi Shed

What are they using for engines and driveline components? I would think that Ferrari engines are about as rare as the cars themselves.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 02-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By gorilla
Re: Narrowing an 04' Sterling 10.5

.015 is a huge shrink fit. Mild steel expands .00000636 per unit per degree. Do the math, the temperature delta is enormous. I think that you will need to reduce the out of round with a press or...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,898
Posted By gorilla
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

Many years ago a friend of mines older brother attempted to remove the engine from a old Dodge pick up using the rafters in the garage as a hoist. He succeeded in puling the roof down on the truck. I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,336
Posted By gorilla
Re: Who the heck would SCRAP THIS??? Oh well, mine now!

The 80-20 type of aluminum extrusion is anodized so you don't need to worry about it corroding. The top of that table weighs 807# if you are going to do any heavy work on it or roll it around you...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By gorilla
Re: Hardened Steel Tube

2"x2"x1/4" wall tube is about 5lb per foot and usually has a large radius on the outside corners. Not exactly the stuff a home shop guy would want or need. I'd pass. I don't think that it's really...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,827
Posted By gorilla
Re: Bending Sheet Metal at Home?

In real world press brake work the dies and punch's are determined by material thickness. A punch and dies set that will bend 3/16" material most likely will not give you a bend radius suitable for a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By gorilla
Re: 38"-39.5" Drip Pans for a 4 post lift, what might you have/use?

Have you considered having a sheet metal shop bend up a pan exactly the size you need? It couldn't take more than one hour to hem it bend up the sides and weld up the corners.
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