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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-30-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Saving a few coins etc

I have used anti-freeze for drilling holes and it worked well. I usually use wal-mart cheap 30wt for tapping holes, and for cutting on the lathe. I would like to try some actual cutting oil just to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-13-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,470
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Do you stock 7/16" bolts & nuts?

Old Massey Ferguson combines (750, 760, 850, 860) used a lot of 7/16" bolts. I always thought that was because no one else wanted 7/16" bolts, so Massey got a heck of a deal on these fasteners.
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-10-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,860
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Welders.....Need some help

One thing to remember is that you can always dial a big welder down to do thin material but you may not be able to dial up a small welder to adequately weld thicker material. I do quite a bit of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-10-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,528
Posted By Racecarl
Re: to insulate under slab or not ?

Hey Stingray, greetings from McCook! Anyway, when I built my shop I insulated the inside perimeter of my 24X30 with 2" XPS. The insulation goes down the inner wall 48". I compacted 8" of gravel...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-23-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,554
Posted By Racecarl
Re: John Deere starter-ford solidnoid fix?

Get a starter relay from a 4440 John Deere tractor. They mount on the firewall above the starter and ground through the relay mounting lugs. Make sure there is good metal-to-metal contact so the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-18-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By Racecarl
Re: stump removal equipment

When I built my garage I had to remove a 50 year old hackberry tree. I had a stump grinder outfit come in an grind the stump away. I borrowed a JD 320 skid loader from work and used a heavy duty...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-14-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Mower Blades

Maybe you could build a rock picker and save some mower blades.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-09-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,155
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Muffling Air Compressor

This is a close-up of my 5 hp two stage compressor. The original air cleaner was mounted to an elbow near the top of the head. I unscrewed the air cleaner, installed a 1" pipe nipple, and procured...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-14-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By Racecarl
Re: building and English Wheel

Per suggestions I beefed up the frame. I boxed in the upper arms and added some gusset plates to the lower part of the frame. Before I welded the lower frame gussets on I set up a dial indicator at...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-02-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By Racecarl
Re: building and English Wheel

THANK YOU to all the posters above!!!! I will consider all your suggestions and links. I will check out these other sites suggested and make some modifications/alterations as necessary.

Again,...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-01-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By Racecarl
building an English Wheel

I am building an english wheel to make some new panels for the 51 Chevy in the background. The metal for the frame started out life as a shipping frame for a John Deere cornhead. The smaller tubing...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,968
Posted By Racecarl
Re: I wanna see....Mobile work shops

I don't understand something here...You are going to do mobile service work on vehicles which are not allowed on the roads that your own service vehicle cannot travel.

How can they drive on...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-16-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,673
Posted By Racecarl
Re: PEX Tubing in floor

The panels will be made from some old sliding glass doors. The glass area is about 1.5 meters, so I hope to get 1200-1500 watts of energy from them. I have enough materials to build and hang up to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-15-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,673
Posted By Racecarl
Re: PEX Tubing in floor

My shop is 24X30. I have 3 runs of 1/2" PEX, about 220' of PEX per circuit. My foundation wall sticks up above grade 8". When I poured the foundation walls, I put in 2" rigid polystyrene (the pink...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-15-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 15,168
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Proper Terminology "hot water heater"

A pickup is a vehicle that has a capacity of 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, or one ton single wheels. A dually or tonner is a pickup that has dual rear wheels.

A TRUCK is rated for over 1.5 tons, has at...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-14-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,581
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Took my car to mechanic this week... think I'm GIVING UP on my garage

My daughter's 1996 Cavalier recently broke the timing chain, which bent 3 valves. After soliciting some advice on this forum and googling some other information, I removed the cylinder head. I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-03-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,437
Posted By Racecarl
Re: So let's talk welding helments.....

I bought a Miller Elite self darkening hood about 10 years ago when I bought my Millermatic 251. Up until a few years ago, it has worked great under some bad conditions and poor handling. I think...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-25-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12,604
Views: 1,619,562
Posted By Racecarl
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

I cleaned my Miller 251 welder inside and out. I blew the dust out of the innards and the spool gun, and gave the blue part of the cabinet a coat of wax. Yes, I admit it, I waxed my welder...
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Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,724
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Damn rain

Same here, Saddlebronc!
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-12-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
Posted By Racecarl
Re: any upholstry stichers in here? sewing problems

If the machine was working fine in thin material and the problem you described gets worse with more attempts on thicker material, the needle may not be going far enough down to allow the hook on the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-11-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,694
Posted By Racecarl
Re: ok, this one is really weird

I don't know where Grand Bay is but if it gets to freezing or below snakes will not be an issue. Insects should also not be a problem. Possums can be knocked in the head with a bat or piece of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-03-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 168,642
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Tips & Tricks

Another use for valve lapping compound"

You are working on a wheel bearing nut or some other large fine-thread device that some knothead narfed up the threads somehow. Put a little lapping...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-01-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,536
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Making loading ramps less slippery

I used some old belts from a John Deere round baler. These belts are about 6" wide and have a diamond pattern on one side. I made the belts about 16" longer than my ramp boards so that the ramps...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12,604
Views: 1,619,562
Posted By Racecarl
Re: what did you do in your garage today?

I have been on vacation since 12/22/12, which means LOTS of tinker time in the shop. Other than just some much needed cleaning and putting things away, I spent a LOT of time playing with my newly...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-28-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 699
Posted By Racecarl
Hobart Cyber Tig CT-300 with 120 series programmer

I have ventured into the TIG welding world with a well-equipped Hobart welder. I played around with it most of the day yesterday and everything seems to work. Before I bought it I powered it up at...
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