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  1. It's an oldie for sure. I wonder if it's real? Good story anyway.
  2. I believe an A is .50, hence my suspicion that it's special OEM.
  3. Mr. Tig welds a piece of cast iron for Jay Leno with some special rod. It seemed to work but he comments that he can hear cracks as he's welding, so I'm not fully convinced: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpM050DGCA0
  4. The .45 width makes it sound like it's special, sort of like belts on my Scag, OEM only but at least not too unreasonably priced.
  5. I'm not sure how something can be over greased, other than messy but yes, some bearings with tight seals have to be carefully greased so as to let some grease escape the seal without pushing it out, others have "seals" that are little more than dust shields so easily pass excess grease. Powered guns have been around for decades, portables for some years. It's up to the operator to know what they're doing.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRjURhdbxEI Youtube will not allow embedding due to raw video of cops being shot. You will have to click on it; it's quite disturbing.
  7. Diesel Parts Direct? Might be worth a call.
  8. I saw that and also thought it was doomed from the start. As it cooled too rapidly the cracks were audible and catastrophic. That casting was probably a candidate for Lock N Stitch.
  9. Then there's the mechanical way via Lock N Stich. Jay Leno has has some unobtainium casting repaired via this method. Youtube videos are out there too: http://www.locknstitch.com/precision-metal-stitching.html
  10. For me it's not that it's tiring, it's just faster and easier. Using a long hose and a locking fitting it goes much faster. I don't have any problems with the Dewalt priming.
  11. Does it have to be cast iron or could you fabricate a replacement with a steel weldment? Got a flame cutting outfit nearby? I've had steel brackets made for a loader bucket simply by supplying a cardboard template, same for a backhoe thumb. They used that to put coordinates into the machine, including the holes I wanted and delivered just what I needed. Of course you'd have to weld on whatever flanges you need and it won't be as cheap as welding, if you get away with welding it.
  12. The statute of limitations is well past. I may have accidentally lubed a passing vehicle or two.
  13. I've got a bat wing finish mower that takes a full tube, I imagine a combine takes more.
  14. Too bad Joe Kennedy Sr. isn't around to ask.
  15. Nowhere near your leap of faith but I did something similar with my last truck. I couldn't find an extended cab long bed K2500 anywhere near me but there was one on Ebay. It was by a dealer in PA that I was somewhat familiar with when I was based in PHL so I took a chance. I got a cheap ticket, they picked me up at the airport and the truck was as advertised, so I drove it home. There are still some people out there who don't suck.
  16. Are you using stock converters?
  17. Here's what's going on the 6L80/90: I never ventured into any automatic other than a simple powerglide. From what I've read and from what this guy says the weakest point is the converter.
  18. Our place was going to be a foreclosure sale. It came up to bid several times over a period of a year and got postponed each time. Eventually the developer cut a deal with his bank and the foreclosure was off. The developer's plan had been to subdivide the place into house lots but he got shut down by the town over zoning and other issues. There had been costly litigation where the town had prevailed. On the day of the auction when it was announced it was off forever I approached the developer/owner and asked him if he wanted to sell. He said he had to sell but the tenant was going to buy it with an SBA loan. The tenant was running a horse farm/livery. I gave my card to the owner and said let me know if it falls through. Well, the tenant's credit was so bad his cash was no good. The guy called a couple of months later and we bought it on a handshake; my wife typed up a purchase and sales agreement. The place was run down but the location was what we wanted. Eventually I'll have everything fixed up😁. I had been watching foreclosure notices and there are pitfalls for sure. If there are tenants and they're reluctant to move the eviction process could take months in some places. Luckily for us the tenant had already found a place to move all the horses. The farm up the street was running a compost operation at the time so I hauled the mountains of manure there. It all worked out for us. We did engage a real estate attorney to make sure all the details were covered such as the title search and title insurance. Thirty years later real estate values have skyrocketed in the NH seacoast area. Conforming two acre house lots are several hundred thousand now and waterfront lots a million and a half, minimum.
  19. I just looked at an old rotor and it's got 14.
  20. I use a Lock N Lube in the grease hose and it really works well and haven't worn it out yet. I do have to put a needle type adapter for some U joints but those are the only ones it doesn't work on.
  21. I haven't carried since I moved to NH mostly because I'm on the ME border and Maine did not recognize NH permit. Not an issue now but I just never went back. 30 years ago NH required a permit and neither ME nor MA recognized it. NH State Police issued my first NH permit based on my MA permit. MA is a may issue state and permits have a picture and thumb print on them. Our police chief recommends that you still go through the process even though none is required and we do. Not a problem as he lives next door. ME is now like NH and no permit is required however MA is still a may-issue and I don't think there's reciprocity with any state.
  22. I haven't carried since I moved to NH mostly because I'm on the ME border and Maine did not recognize NH permit. Not an issue now but I just never went back. When I lived in MA the cops were required to carry off duty and all used fanny pack holsters. At the time fanny pack were acceptable for men to use. It was the most comfortable carry. All the weight close in to the belly and it was a reasonable draw, not quick draw but better than the ankle rig I used to use. Fanny pack was comfortable to carry all sorts of other stuff but your manhood would probably be questioned now. I see these Urban Carry holsters advertised. Does anyone use one? https://urbancarryholsters.com/concealed-carry-holsters-that-truly-conceal
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