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  1. My wife eats Blue Bunny ice cream and I wash out the containers. They are plastic and have a nice snap lid. I also collected baby food jars and plastic containers from my daughter.
  2. Please return the books.  He was doing you a big favor.  If something has happened to them, man up and tell him.  We were all rooting for you and then you disappeared.

  3. Also, if someone else is going to hold the punch (as opposed to the ground or the pipe welded to the chain) a piece of large cable welded to the punch will take some of the shock out as a semi flexible handle.
  4. Good luck on deployment and be safe. Stay in touch while you are gone. Rawleigh
  5. If the seals aren't too bad, switch from gear lube to John Deere Corn Head grease. It is an NLG 0 grease that is semi-solid at rest but turns to lube when agitated. I use it in the rollers on my Cat D2. You can get the giant button head nipple for your grease gun from NAPA.
  6. Mdiesel: It is not affordable for everything, but it really seems to work. If you can keep the container closely sized to the part is doesn't take as much liquid, hence the idea of building the box to fit and lining it with plastic. Vinegar may be worth a try on the larger non-precision parts.
  7. My new go to rust solution is Evaporust. That stuff is amazing! Clean the part of dirt, oil and loose rust, submerge it for a day or two, scrub it while rinsing with water and viola! - bare metal. It is not corrosive, so you can use it on assembled parts that include non-ferrous metals (like carbs) and it does not erode machined surfaces. I have used it to clean precision machine tools with no problem. It is also non toxic, so you don't even need gloves! I buy it at Harbor Freight, but it is available a lot of places. Tractor Supply and Amazon also carry it. Take the adjuster off, pressure wash it to remove grease and dirt and build a wooden container big enough for it and line it with plastic (it doesn't even need a bottom, just sides). Add the part and Evaporust and let it work. You can use the solution 5-6 times. Good stuff. http://www.evapo-rust.com/ Apple cider vinegar is also a good rust remover. Electrolysis won't really help you because it only removes rust on the surface (line of sight to the electrode) and doesn't get between pieces.
  8. If making your own punch, make the handle out of two pieces of pipe with a short length of cable welded in to cut down on the shock.
  9. I would go liquid filled as that will help dampen it.
  10. The problem using AR for a welding table like this is that it is very hard to drill.
  11. Evaporust is another good one I have used. The Navy uses it to clean their engine blocks for rebuild. Nontoxiic, it won't damage non-ferrous metals and it works! I get it through Harbor Freight, but it is available elsewhere. http://www.evapo-rust.com/
  12. Sugarmaker: Unfortunately it has been so long ago I cannot remember.
  13. I bought a small back mount gauge off of Ebay for mine. It didn't have the colored bands on it but it worked fine.
  14. I got my gun head from NAPA, right out of their catalog within the last 6 years.
  15. The NAPA filter # is the last 4 #'s of the Wix filter. Wix makes the NAPA filters. Use the Wix filter lookup website. You may have to look under dozer, loader or the engine # to find all of them. It is a very useful site. http://www.wixfilters.com/Lookup/Applications.aspx?Section=1
  16. How about a heavy duty trailer jack on each leg for rollers?
  17. Start hosing those adjusters with Kroil or something similar right now and repeat often, so that they will have a good soak before springtime. A 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone works pretty good too.
  18. Binder books has the manuals you need.
  19. Some would not hold up to reverse pressure as the stiffness in the design is from the outside in. I guess it depends on the filter design.
  20. Tanker: You can make your own gaskets. Buy sheet material and use the round end of a ball peen hammer to tap along the edges to make an outline. Depending on how sharp the edges of the gasketed surface are, you may get an impression or a cut from the hammer. Anyway, finish the cut as necessary with a knife or scissors. I have heard of heavy tap paper being used as a gasket for radiators. Another option depending on how tight the parts fit is Locktite 515 or the Permatex equivalent anaerobic gasket maker..They will bridge 0.50" with the use of the appropriate primer spray. I know John Deere specs them for use on the final drives on their tractors and I have used it for that purpose.
  21. Weld a piece of large cable to the punch for the guy holding it to use as a handle. It will prevent a crushed hand and will take some of the shock out of holding it.
  22. See post #5 for a picture of a "Z" master link. Usually they were on much later model crawlers or on later model replacement chains. http://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/95454-help-with-td-15c/ As stated above older undercarriages usually had a drive out master link.
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