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Today 09:42 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.

The best thing to use for oil clean-up is Dawn Dish liquid. It's what they use in the oilfield for containing oil spills and it's what they use to wash it off of birds that get caught in the oil spills in the waters.

It's like the Thermos..... . . . . .
. . . . ......but, how does it know?
Today 09:37 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.
i have installed a lot of kenworth windshields over the years, they use 2 piece rubber gaskets
i found that sil-glyde worked the best for ease of install and also kinda sealed it
Today 09:20 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Has anyone ever tried using "Murphy's Oil Soap"?
That's what they use on tires to ease mounting and it's the only thing tire manufacturers will allow that won't void the warranty. They say it doesn't cause the rubber to break down like other chemicals.

A friend told me he uses dish soap when he puts them in and has never had any problems with installations or leaks.
Murphy's oil soap or dish soap will likely work just as well as the Go-jo. We did not , however , have any of either of those at any of the surface mines that I worked at. Plenty of the other stuff I mentioned though. But we did have many boxes of Cascade on hand for flushing cooling systems on heavy equipment that had an oil cooler failure. We're talking engines with cooling systems in excess of 55 gallons.
Today 09:08 PM
matts37chev today i bought the socket from Art Morrison for my ball joints and a can of red caliper paint
not really any heavy lifting
Today 09:07 PM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Those are bent / curved nearly exactly the same as the factory made tools. Only real difference being the factory made come to a dull point. Yours may work better. And I tried different things for lube from silicone spray to WD-40 and found Go-jo to work best on the rubber. And cleans up the easiest as well.

Has anyone ever tried using "Murphy's Oil Soap"?
That's what they use on tires to ease mounting and it's the only thing tire manufacturers will allow that won't void the warranty. They say it doesn't cause the rubber to break down like other chemicals.

A friend told me he uses dish soap when he puts them in and has never had any problems with installations or leaks.
Today 08:56 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Thanks, Go-jo huh? cool, thanks.

I went out to the garage and finished up the tool, and made two others. When I went to get the ball bearing at the hardware store I picked up three and figured I would make three tools as one may work better than the other.

Brian
Those are bent / curved nearly exactly the same as the factory made tools. Only real difference being the factory made come to a dull point. Yours may work better. And I tried different things for lube from silicone spray to WD-40 and found Go-jo to work best on the rubber. And cleans up the easiest as well.
Today 10:08 AM
MARTINSR
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There are ready made tools for that purpose. Used them many times installing windows in heavy equipment. I also used go-jo on the rubber seals to make everything slide easy and be able to clean up with just water afterwards. Good luck.
Thanks, Go-jo huh? cool, thanks.

I went out to the garage and finished up the tool, and made two others. When I went to get the ball bearing at the hardware store I picked up three and figured I would make three tools as one may work better than the other.

Brian
Today 06:32 AM
deadbodyman Yesterday I got the front suspension back in and the truck bak on its wheels, I thought I'd show a pic of the rods I made to hold the control arms while the springs were out.
The rockers need to be 7"off the ground and as it turns out 2 4x4"s are 7" so I used some I had laying around to hold up the cab while I get it all welded up. first thing I did was to center the floor over the frame then center the cab over the frame. Looks like I have a 4" body drop....
Today I'll start making the pieces needed to weld up the main support braces ...should be a full day...
Yesterday 08:47 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
All I have done worth while is started making a tool for installing rubber set windows as per Timothale's instruction. I will need to weld a ball bearing on the end now.

Brian

There are ready made tools for that purpose. Used them many times installing windows in heavy equipment. I also used go-jo on the rubber seals to make everything slide easy and be able to clean up with just water afterwards. Good luck.
Yesterday 08:41 PM
adantessr [quote=Too Many Projects;2972890]
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Are you referring to longer steering arms to slow the travel ??
Exactly . Getting old. Could think of steering knuckle but not steering arms. :embarassed:
Yesterday 01:02 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
Is that one of those new left-handed screw drivers for tightening screws in blind spots around corners where you can only see it in your minds eye? If it is I definitely have to get me one of those to go with my valve guide straighteners.
Nope, but I have made a few of those for special projects.

Brian
Yesterday 01:00 AM
harposrepair
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
All I have done worth while is started making a tool for installing rubber set windows as per Timothale's instruction. I will need to weld a ball bearing on the end now.

Brian

Is that one of those new left-handed screw drivers for tightening screws in blind spots around corners where you can only see it in your minds eye? If it is I definitely have to get me one of those to go with my valve guide straighteners.
02-24-2015 09:37 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post

If it's a Ford rack, most likely, and a GM pump, you may need to install a pressure reducer in the pump. The GM pumps pressure is too high for the Ford rack and results in super quick/sensitive steering and leaks...

I put one in my '38 and it helped a lot and no leaks. I don't remember a part number, but I got it from Speedway Motors. Do a search on their website for it. If you can't find it, call them. They are pretty good with the street rod stuff and know exactly what it is.
its an aftermarket AGR rack
when i looked into it before for the 37, i found a rebuild kit that will also reduce the pressure the pump makes.
now i just need to find it again, i might have shared it in the 37/38 thread
(thats a lot of thread to go through)
02-24-2015 08:49 PM
1971BB427 Still working on my buddy's '68 Camaro convertible. Today we began doing the work to swap the grille and headlights to the RS hidden headlamps. Holy cow! I'm almost in shock at what all needs to be done to adapt a standard '68 to an RS hidden headlamp system! The inner and outer fenders are actually different on an RS, so had to cut all the mounting tabs off the fenders at the headlight openings, to allow the RS trim to go in place. Then had to carefully measure and drill a large hole in the inner fender front extensions for the pivot linkage to go through to connect to the vacuum motors! Lots of other holes to drill for mounting braces, actuators, vacuum canister, etc.
We spent 7 hrs. on it, and probably have another day before it's all done and functioning!
02-24-2015 08:28 PM
MARTINSR All I have done worth while is started making a tool for installing rubber set windows as per Timothale's instruction. I will need to weld a ball bearing on the end now.

Brian
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