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Yesterday 08:24 PM
496CHEVY3100
Quote:
Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
I managed to get the oil and filter changed in the '65 Ford tractor today. I was tired of dealing with the canister filter, so I ordered an spin-on filter adapter for it, which is where the trouble started. No socket big enough to fit the fitting in the block, can't get a wrench on it either... Take the new fitting with me to Tractor Supply to get a socket. Only thing big enough is in 3/4 drive. I don't own ANYTHING in 3/4 drive, so I have to get the adapter, too. About 17 bucks for something I will use exactly ONE time. Sheesh... Get home, and it doesn't fit the fitting in the block. Too big, by about 1/16". Crap. I don't want to spend the time (45-50 minutes round trip) or money on something that will be used once, so I take a strip of sheet metal and make a shim around the fitting so the socket will fit. I'm guessing it's been in there since some time in '65, because it was tight. Installed the adapter, and then the filter. Drained and re-filled the pan, and fired it up. No leaks! Tomorrow I get to try to see why the left brake doesn't work... It has wet brakes, so I'm hoping it's just a linkage problem. I REALLY don't want to split the rear housing on this thing.
I have a right brake sticking on my John deere 950 it has been sticking about 6 years if I use it I have to take my toe and pick pedal back up so I dont use it,,I could buy a car or new zero turn for what John Deere wants to split the case and install new brakes..
Yesterday 08:07 PM
cozwurth I managed to get the oil and filter changed in the '65 Ford tractor today. I was tired of dealing with the canister filter, so I ordered an spin-on filter adapter for it, which is where the trouble started. No socket big enough to fit the fitting in the block, can't get a wrench on it either... Take the new fitting with me to Tractor Supply to get a socket. Only thing big enough is in 3/4 drive. I don't own ANYTHING in 3/4 drive, so I have to get the adapter, too. About 17 bucks for something I will use exactly ONE time. Sheesh... Get home, and it doesn't fit the fitting in the block. Too big, by about 1/16". Crap. I don't want to spend the time (45-50 minutes round trip) or money on something that will be used once, so I take a strip of sheet metal and make a shim around the fitting so the socket will fit. I'm guessing it's been in there since some time in '65, because it was tight. Installed the adapter, and then the filter. Drained and re-filled the pan, and fired it up. No leaks! Tomorrow I get to try to see why the left brake doesn't work... It has wet brakes, so I'm hoping it's just a linkage problem. I REALLY don't want to split the rear housing on this thing.
Yesterday 06:48 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Thanks for reminding me. I have to get 4 for my car trailer before I haul another car. Then 4 more for my covered trailer just to sell it. Man I'm tired.
Just came in the house have been wiring up my chicken hauler lights on the tralior ,,I got one side finished and the reflective tape put on try to do the other side over the weekend,,don't have photos I cant post pictures from my phome on This site,have to wait and use my wife I phone,,

Bought my tires in sale $59 each plus mounting

The mosquitos kept carrying off my tools any way,
Yesterday 05:11 PM
whinny My dd is my work car as well, reasonably tidy but a bit of paperwork here n there, I get a bit of flak about it, but that's just life, and my work vehicle. It's cleanest at the end of the month when I do my invoicing etc,lol. And paperwork filed. Wife never complains in the weekend when she's in the car. Just consoles a bit untidy.

Later gator
Russ
Yesterday 04:54 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
It amazes me how different we are, all you have to do is look at someones car inside. I am middle of the road, not a pig, not a clean freak. I am amazed at cars I work on, I will get into a 2016 car that is a PIGSTY, so smelly and disgusting I have roll down the window so I don't puke as I pull it in the shop. These people are making a payment every month on this car, how in the world do they let it get so filthy? I mean spilled food and dirty clothes. Interior panels ruined, sticky, disgusting!

Then I get into another like a 03 Ford Crown Vic we have right now that looks like BRAND NEW inside. What shame, it's a total, hit very hard in the rear but I still hate to see it leave on the hook, it's so nice.

We have had cars with a 1000 miles on them in the shop that aren't as clean as that Crown Vic.

But how in the hell do you make a payment on a car every month and crap in it?

Brian
I almost puked a little just watching the guy clean the seats. sprayed something on and squeegeed it of with a bondo spreader and what came out was black liquid goo. I didn't think the cloth armrest was savable it was black with sweat stains but the guy swore he could clean it and he sure did, this truck looks brand new again I've never in my life saw anything like it. Im amazed. As soon as I get the door lock actuators in and put the door panels on I'll get some pics of what a great job he did. He sure has a strong stomach.
Yesterday 04:36 PM
deadbodyman
Quote:
Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Had 4 new 8 ply tires installed Wednesday,,and I finally got my new control box and remote control,i installed them yesterday every thing works great now,after i rewired remote .


when I was up at the offroad center to get my parts they tried to sell me a new winch rope they claim it is stronger than the cable (same size ) and don't have the danger of cutting you into if cable breaks,,,anyone heard of these or used one,
Thanks for reminding me. I have to get 4 for my car trailer before I haul another car. Then 4 more for my covered trailer just to sell it. Man I'm tired.
Yesterday 10:27 AM
496CHEVY3100 Had 4 new 8 ply tires installed Wednesday,,and I finally got my new control box and remote control,i installed them yesterday every thing works great now,after i rewired remote .


when I was up at the offroad center to get my parts they tried to sell me a new winch rope they claim it is stronger than the cable (same size ) and don't have the danger of cutting you into if cable breaks,,,anyone heard of these or used one,
Yesterday 09:19 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Your owners manual will tell you how to reprogram the sensors. Takes less than five minutes.

I love having them BTW. Saved me from having to change a tire in the rain. Had a nail in it, stopped at a gas station on way home and aired it up. Ran it down to the tire shop the next day. I have a compressor in my garage and a very bad back.
My vehicle automatically detects them no matter what corner they're on. It may take a little while to recognize their position. Maybe all vehicles don't work the same....
Yesterday 08:02 AM
MARTINSR It amazes me how different we are, all you have to do is look at someones car inside. I am middle of the road, not a pig, not a clean freak. I am amazed at cars I work on, I will get into a 2016 car that is a PIGSTY, so smelly and disgusting I have roll down the window so I don't puke as I pull it in the shop. These people are making a payment every month on this car, how in the world do they let it get so filthy? I mean spilled food and dirty clothes. Interior panels ruined, sticky, disgusting!

Then I get into another like a 03 Ford Crown Vic we have right now that looks like BRAND NEW inside. What shame, it's a total, hit very hard in the rear but I still hate to see it leave on the hook, it's so nice.

We have had cars with a 1000 miles on them in the shop that aren't as clean as that Crown Vic.

But how in the hell do you make a payment on a car every month and crap in it?

Brian
Yesterday 05:50 AM
deadbodyman Scrubbing and cleaning this old truck.
I sold this truck to a good friend 10 years ago. It was my mother in laws and she wanted a new car. He called me last week wanting to sell it so I bought it back and my God was it a mess. Black mold covered the whole truck it took two washes with greased lightening to get it to here it still has some grime but for now its good enough I pulled the nasty seats out and had to call in the big guns (someone else to clean it) Its a good truck with only 60,000 miles its just been neglected for 10 years it has had the oil changed regularly though. It s been a full week of cleaning and fixing little stuff like door lock actuators, headliner which I did myself (first time). Anyways its still not done but it is getting there.
Oh, BTW, I painted this 17 years ago.
04-27-2017 10:39 PM
MARTINSR All I have been working on is my picture frame. I am doing this a foot away from my truck though, so I am getting closer.

Brian
04-27-2017 08:37 PM
adantessr
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Speaking of summer tires, anyone know about these stoopid tire sensors?
Does the same wheel have to go back to the same position?
2016 Highlander.
Your owners manual will tell you how to reprogram the sensors. Takes less than five minutes.

I love having them BTW. Saved me from having to change a tire in the rain. Had a nail in it, stopped at a gas station on way home and aired it up. Ran it down to the tire shop the next day. I have a compressor in my garage and a very bad back.
04-27-2017 07:11 PM
Rodnit
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Speaking of summer tires, anyone know about these stoopid tire sensors?
Does the same wheel have to go back to the same position?
2016 Highlander.
Nope. Put them where you want. I rotated mine every spring.
04-27-2017 06:37 PM
John long I have still been dinken around with positioning the engine in Precious. Ordered a set of '69 Camaro motor and frame mounts which should be here Saturday. In the mean time I have finished E brake brackets, planned brake and fuel line routing but nothing worth photo documentation.

I did clean the shop a little.

John
04-27-2017 06:06 PM
123pugsy Passed my framing inspection for the deck yesterday. Just need to add the deck boards and pickets and can call him back for occupancy inspection.

Everything inspection wise will be done except a stand up shower in the basement and one in the upstairs en suite washrooms. I'll finish those without a permit.

After that, I need to call the water police to check the grading and get my deposit back.
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