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Art From Coleman

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  1. Just my luck, having bought the model of the Caterpillar itself, only to have AMT come out with a kit with a lowboy, which AFIK, had never been available individually before. Years ago, when the D8H actually had the Caterpillar decals (Cat must be as protective of the usage of its name as John Deere and Union Pacific are), I bought two of the D8H kits with the intent of building them as a DD9 (both hooked in tandem, elephant style, and not a DD9 SXS). I have read that Ertl, or AMT had plans to release a Caterpillar 631 self propelled scraper to go with the D8. And no one mentioned the Wilson livestock trailer which I painted the same colors (red with a white stripe) as the man (Orville Hicks) who hauled my Dad's and my few head to the South Omaha stockyards.
  2. If a person does NOT have the line setting ticket for an IH vehicle, you ARE condemned to fumbling about in the dark. (And this may NOT even work anymore) You can have two vehicles that appear to be identical, BUT are built with totally different components.
  3. Why would you want to disassemble the master cylinder, when you are wanting to rebuild the wheel cylinders? I wonder if a parts store would even stock a rebuild kit for a wheel cylinder, which IIRC, consists of two cups, two dust boots, and a spring. The size of the bore will be shown on the old cup. https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=314457&cc=1438059&jsn=431 Check with Rock Auto, as they sell both complete the complete cylinder and the rebuild kit.
  4. The curator of the museum ship New Jersey actually made a You Tube video a few hours after my call, where he addressed how the main gun turrents were installed and assembled.
  5. Wrong Forum. Anyhow, I talked to the curator of the battleship New Jersey, and he gave me an idea on how it was done. The armor was assembled using slots and keyways, like a rabbet or tongue and groove joint in wood work.
  6. How were the armor plates used hulls and turrents on a battleship joined together? I have seen weldments of 4-6 inches which were "Vee'd" out and filled with multiple weld passes, but I cannot grasp the amount of filler needed to weld armor plate that was well over a foot in thickness. https://www.facebook.com/WeldTube/videos/34-x-39-worlds-largest-stick-welding-electrode/457755075097595/ The slabs had to be transported from the mill to the shipyard, so that would have limited their physical size and the weight. This would be another interesting picture to see slabs of steel that thick being transported. I've been on three museum battleships, one aircraft carrier and a couple of submarines, but never thought of looking for weld beads on the armor plate.
  7. Minneapolis certainly had some unusually styled tractors in the late 1950's coming after the UB/UB Special, with the 445, the 5-Star, before getting back to the normal looking M-5.
  8. I wondered the same. There are some over on another board who have bitched about destroying the hood and fuel tank. I think that whoever dug it out did one **** of a great job, considering that the operator was working totally blind, not knowing how the machine was setting, how close he was to the top, the sides, or the ends. As far as the people who say that once exposed to the air, everything will rust, one, fresh water, especially cold fresh water, is nowhere near as corrosive as salt water, and #2, the King has repeatedly proven them wrong.
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