Dave McCallister

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About Dave McCallister

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  • Birthday 03/24/1955

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    Marietta, Oh
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    Golf. Rebuilding old iron

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  1. Trackhoe bucket repair

    Ive got a couple of the suitcases and an LN9, but no longer have a power source. I had an SA-200 red face pipeliner, and sold it several years ago. I've since welded with some of the inverter machines, and had to laugh at myself for getting rid of the SA-200. I'm looking for another one. I'll not let it go. When you use that machine with a suitcase (LN25) it's kinda like running a caulking gun. Never got it to work well with the LN9 though (could never get good looking bead), and I wonder if my LN9 is not working right or if the umbilical has a short. The boys at the mines used to use the suitcase welders when repairing buckets. I've seen them weld uphill on Muskies bucket for 2' with .045 and carry a puddle that looked like a silver dollar. Never learned to do it, and had many opportunities. We used to build a tent over the buckets so they could run gas shielded wire, they seemed to like it the best. Looks like a good job Finney, I especially like you use air arc and gouging tips. I have seen a lot of folk burn up the steel with a gouging tip when an air arc would have been a better choice.
  2. Here's the gift for your wife/girlfriend this holiday

    I believe that gal did pretty well for what they say is minimum training in the holster. She has had more than minimum training in the handling of a firearm though. D
  3. Dow passed 24,000

    And hows that economy in Wisconsin gettin along ole buddy?
  4. TD14 Bendix spring, possible solution

    Why can I not see your pictures? Just blank boxes with a - sign in a circle. D
  5. Hi. Rocko59 here

    Good to hear fro you again Rocko. I tried to get hold of you couple years ago and called Browns, they told me you had left but not much help in finding you. I bought a 175 C and had some questions. Glad your back. D
  6. TD6 Dozer/Loader

    I had a herniated disc there also, from fooling with my 9B. Mine became a floater, a piece of the inner material broke off after it was squished out of the disc and was floating around the spine. Every once in a while it would take me to the ground. Best thing I ever did for myself was get to a good doctor and get that thing taken care of. It's interesting to find out what all you use your back for, but it's a blessing to be pain and fear free. People didn't understand when I would tell them my back felt great, but my leg was killing me. Good luck to you. You won't regret getting it done. D
  7. WD9 or TD9 injection pump seals

    The search on this forum is not much. Here are some threads Google gives us: Use Google and put in : "WD9 injection pump seals Redpower magazine" for the search criteria (Without the quote marks of course)
  8. International 250 Loader

    My book shows the valve being on from factory I believe. You could cut it off if you weren't traveling very far with a load. From what I can understand, most of them leaked and were cut off for that reason. Understand that the spring was for carrying the loaded bucket over rough terrain it kept the bump pressure down on the cylinders. Those main cylinder seals don't last a long time either from what I gather. those that hae them can chime in a correct me if I'm worng. I don't have many hours on my 175C, kinda lost interest in it. D
  9. Going for it

    It looks like it's there Louie. I didn't think it was either for a minute. At least, that's what it looks like here.
  10. Life in Alaska

    I had no clue. I knew the one at the flooded mines had tankers coming all the time, but 30,000/day is wild. Thanks for the info. Love your thread D
  11. Life in Alaska

    One of the underground mines I worked at flooded, and a company was hired to pump it out.....several millions of gallons. They brought in a Rolls engine pump on two tractor trailers, set em up, and pumped water like no one around here has ever seen. Worked at another mine that after I had been gone a couple years caught on fire. Was burning for several days. Same company was hired and brought in their engine. They funneled the exhaust down the intake, and snuffed out the fire by driving all the oxygen out. Not sure how much fuel that dude burns, but in both instances a tanker truck followed them in and hooked up. Quite an apparatus to see. They had to anchor the engine trailer down with ground ties onto pylons they set under the trailer. Didn't take them long, they knew what they were doing, and it was obvious that wasn't their first rodeo
  12. Must have been the movement in the video. Standing still the right side looks like it's got some teeth left. Good deal. Run er hard D
  13. She sure sounds and runs good. Looks like that right side sprocket is kinda nubby, but in that soft dirt probably won't hurt. Good to have you on the board. We love pics, and salivate over videos. Stick around, glad you made it. Dave
  14. Blacksmithing?

    I work in some of the silica steel and manganese alloy plants doing vibrations. All three are spending money right now on controls and infrastructure (cranes, tracks, etc.). Been told they are selling all they can make, and that the immediate future looks good. They have started back up part of a rolling mill up around Youngstown. Would like to see all these get going. Met coal market would help WV out a lot too. D
  15. Blacksmithing?

    I worked for a company that owned an old forging company up in WV that made forged crane hooks. They used an old steam hammer, and basically did just like these guys with the labor it takes to move it while making the forging. They got big money for those hooks. D