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  1. Electric winches are like electric anything. Watch out for duty cycle at full load. They are also rated for pulling a rolling load versus pto type which are rated at dead lift and are also 100% duty cycle. I pulled a lot of things with come a longs when I was younger. Was very happy when I got a military 4x4 with pto winch.

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  2. Additionally an engineer friend of mine told me that solar panels do not produce enough energy over their lifetime to equal their total embedded cost. So each one is a net loser energy/carbon wise.

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  3. On 1/10/2023 at 3:52 AM, mike newman said:

    Tut tut Ray....oh you are so out of touch with reality...sigh.....thinking that the rain may have caused the flooding....I used to think like that  also...  but celebrities   such as Greta  Stormberg    or whatever that   creatures name is...plus the accumulated wisdom  of our respective leaders .....and screaming school kids,....all  in their unfailing endeavor to   keep us   ever vigilant   ...and forever poor....in the  battle of the ages....climate change.......have convinced me that the world indeed has lost the plot

    Considering  most of our illustrious leaders....would possibly fail even to organize an exchange of body fluids in  the local whore house...(the paper work, you know.....)..it is even more ludicrous to think that those bunch of  two bit excrement kickers  could have influence over the global climate..


    The saying around here is could f-ck up a whore's picnic.

  4. Piece of 1" or so steel with four hardened pins pressed or welded in to fit the four holes in the nut and a big nut welded in the center of it. Center pivot bearing nuts on loaders were torqued to 1 or 2000 depending on size of loader. 1" drive with long pipe and two of us on it in the field. Geared torque multiplier in the shop with torque wrench driving.

  5. Ran RD 501 in two mixer trucks R 210 I think. Also 531 or 541 White flat head six in an Autocar. Friend ran road tractor with IH 549 V8 would pass most everything. Also 534 Ford V8 in single axle dump had sufficient power for hills. The oil embargo in 73 killed them off in a few years.

  6. 9 hours ago, M35A2 said:

    Hall-Scott turned out some pretty high cubic inch, in-line 6 cylinder gas engines back in the day.   Lots of Oshkosh trucks had them as the powerplant.   I think they had one that was 1090 cubic inches.  



    That engine was in the M26 dragon wagon tank retriever from WW 2. Also used in West Coast log trucks / road tractors in the 50's at 300 hp. The successor Mack used the 844 V8 LeRoi. A friend and I almost bought an FWD 4x4 with snow blower. Big 6 cyl gas Waukesha up front and a V8 LeRoi for the blower. had 2 saddle tanks for the truck and a 275 gal for the blower. The airport manager wouldn't answer how many hrs it would run on the tanks so we didn't bid.

  7. that's a good pan vt. In an attempt to avoid confusion I'll mention that the cast in numbers don't correspond with the later measurements on the bottom of the pan. At least not directly. A number 12 will be much larger than one marked 12" on the bottom. As a fellow pan collector happy hunting to all. The older ones are much better than the new remelted mystery metal ones made today.

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  8. On 2/25/2023 at 10:24 PM, KWRB said:

    With bench vises, it's common that the model number, if that's what the 55 is, has a style in the first digit and a jaw size in the second digit. For example, an Oswego model 23 is a bench swivel ("20") with 3" jaws. Possibly did the owner put a date on it, if it were for use in an industrial setting, for replacement schedule or just to otherwise identify it?

    I dug out an industrial supply catalog from 1946 that has Columbian leg vises in it. There were 4 then #24, 25,26 and 28. The second number was the jaw width. The 28 with the 8 inch wide jaws weighed 150 lb. This was a reduction from maybe 20 years earlier when the 8" one weighed over 200 lbs. These had the u shaped spring and a u bolt that anchored the plate to the vise. The plate had a vertical side with two holes in it for the u bolt. Forged in closed dies, hardened and heat treated jaws. The last version I think. Not sure when these changes were first implemented. The same catalog has an 8" Athol swivel base machinist bench vise at a slim and trim 300 lbs.  

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  9. No pay here unless hired by road commissioner. All hires must show proof of liability and workmens comp insurance. I used to have arrangement with local contractor where I would open up whole road and he would wing back later but he was a friend and I used to work for him plowing and sanding. Would not be possible now.

  10. The striking hammer looks like a stone hammer but should work for metal. I have or maybe had some of those long chisels which were marked some rail road or other and were for cutting off rails as far as I know. They did some work back then. My dad used to tell me I'd be using one of those hammers in the state pen if I didn't smarten up. Was effective when I was 8 or so years old.

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  11. I've had a few with the number 55, 75 etc. that is always close to the weight. I've never seen one with a date. I have a Colombian that needed some restoration and a new lower leg with a C on the bench plate and a 20 on the vise that corresponds to the 200 lbs. it weighs.

  12. I'm trying Fluid Film for the first time this winter. Waxoyl is similar and I think is the one sold/used by Land Rover. Both are available in parts stores around here. The Land Rover stuff is available from Rovers North in VT also.

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