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Today 07:30 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
Hey Matt. you can clean them up and epoxy them with black epoxy...no paint. Heres what SPI black epoxy looks like unpainted.
That looks pretty good, the other factor is time.
I don't want this to turn into a big project, I need to keep moving forward with this one.
Today 06:53 AM
deadbodyman Speaking of ball joints I just ordered 4 of them for my Nissan shop truck along with control arm bushings.....The other day I brought the truck to my alignment guy and found the bolts holding the left upper control arm were backed out about half way ,that explains why I could feel movement when I hit the brakes ,it also pulled left which was strange because I just replaced the pads and rotors. good thing I went in when I did ....
Today 06:21 AM
deadbodyman I spent my day bending metal for the 69 body drop ,no welding yet but soon ,maybe today.
Today 06:14 AM
deadbodyman Hey Matt. you can clean them up and epoxy them with black epoxy...no paint. Heres what SPI black epoxy looks like unpainted.
Yesterday 10:18 PM
tech69 blocking and more blocking :roll eyes:

I can't wait to get my next project started.
Yesterday 09:57 PM
mud.man.rj Haha, I worked all night checking over my daughters Buick Century, oh ya, no hotrod there but very dependable.
Yesterday 09:20 PM
MARTINSR What did I work on today? A Hyundia Sonata.......nuff said.


Brian
Yesterday 08:47 PM
matts37chev today i got both sides torn apart, ball-joints out, and a-arms cleaned up.
now i need to decide if i want to have the a-arms powder coated or just hit them with a rattle can.
i am thinking rattle can, because i have a lot more money to spend on this thing before its race ready for the wife
Yesterday 08:43 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Definitely would NOT want to use Dawn, or any dish liquid, in an engine cooling system. All the suds and bubbles would make big trouble. Cascade does NOT make suds or bubbles. Just cuts the oil residue out of the engine and the rest of the cooling system. Fill with clean water and a box of cascade, run up to temp and drain. Repeat as many times as necessary until the water comes out clean and then refill with fresh coolant. Done successfully more times than I can remember.
you can also use calgone bath soap
learned that trick from the cummins engine shop
Yesterday 08:24 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Couldn't figure any other way to hold upper control arm. It was an upper ball joint. You'd be surprised the things that this lady has learned to help me with. She's a real girly girl. Dresses classy, jewelry and very nice clothes. See Christmas pic.
Upper ball joint is easy, let the upper arm sit on the stop, remove cotter pin, spin the nut down to the bottom of the threads but leave it ON. Set the jack 1/2" below the lower arm and smack the upper spindle until the spring pressure pulls the taper loose. Jack the assembly up an inch and remove the nut...
Yesterday 07:30 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
My wife tells me to use the floor jack instead...
Couldn't figure any other way to hold upper control arm. It was an upper ball joint. You'd be surprised the things that this lady has learned to help me with. She's a real girly girl. Dresses classy, jewelry and very nice clothes. See Christmas pic.
Yesterday 06:36 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
The last one I replaced on my K-10 , I had my wife hold the control arm up with a prybar while I smacked the knuckle with a sledgehammer. Good help is hard to find, and a real blessing when you marry it.
My wife tells me to use the floor jack instead...
Yesterday 06:31 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by harposrepair View Post
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?
Definitely would NOT want to use Dawn, or any dish liquid, in an engine cooling system. All the suds and bubbles would make big trouble. Cascade does NOT make suds or bubbles. Just cuts the oil residue out of the engine and the rest of the cooling system. Fill with clean water and a box of cascade, run up to temp and drain. Repeat as many times as necessary until the water comes out clean and then refill with fresh coolant. Done successfully more times than I can remember.
Yesterday 06:22 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Anyone else take the class on how to replace ball joints at the MacGyver institute of technology?

The last one I replaced on my K-10 , I had my wife hold the control arm up with a prybar while I smacked the knuckle with a sledgehammer. Good help is hard to find, and a real blessing when you marry it.
Yesterday 01:40 PM
matts37chev Anyone else take the class on how to replace ball joints at the MacGyver institute of technology?

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