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  1. Hope you're feeling better! No fun losing a toe I'm sure. I'd have to tape a carrot to my hand so I could still count to twenty.
  2. Well, while I had my seat assembled I lost a bracket. 372741R91, where the shock ties in. And the adjuster is completely froze. Had it glowing red and it still won't budge, though the rod itself was pretty malleable. Just couldn't get the heat deep enough I guess. Either way, I'm just trying to find replacements. The rod I can just weld the old handle to some all thread, but those little pieces (I think it's 372739R1 but the whole kit is 372739R1). Messicks shows them, but they don't actually carry them and cannot order them. Called a number of places with no better luck. Anyone have a lead before I try to fabricate these?
  3. rcb

    Corona virus

    Through this whole thing I keep wondering if anyone has had to deal with an elderly family member or someone with cancer. You don't lock down everyone in a mile radius. You make sure you're clean when you go in as best as possible. That's just life. I keep reminding people about the boy in the bubble. Yes, his parents created a situation where he could live longer, but he began to hate life, isolated from everyone. How many people have died to secure our liberties only for us to squander them now? Life will happen, which includes death. I've had vulnerable family members and friends die from complications due to pneumonia, the flu and other things. It's part of life, but creating a disaster out of our country isn't something I'm interested in. Like has been said before, if someone doesn't feel safe going out, stay at home. If you do feel safe then have at it. I came back from Miami in February after being there for a couple weeks for work. Very sick, hard one night I had a hard time breathing. Kept to myself so my wife and kids wouldn't catch it. A week later I recovered. Who knows what it was, but same principles apply. Keep clean and to yourself as much as possible. And this was before the virus scare grabbed a hold of everyone's mind. We had a local nursing home, known for poor care, lose several of their elderly patients due to the virus, so they say. But I know several other incidents in the past where the flu and other illnesses killed people there in similar fashion without destroying the economy. It's sad and possibly preventable but who is to say? Life goes on, time to get on with it. If it comes back in the fall, it won't matter if a million people die, another shut down will result in either a socialist takeover or civil war. People are at the edge on every level. Better take it seriously.
  4. Yeah, impatient motorists abound. 60 usually isn't fast enough for those types.
  5. This is about the same distance. 70 miles or so. I have no idea and I don't think they do either beyond it was last used 3 years ago. I'll probably take the tact in the end. Take as many tools as I can and find someplace local to get tires and bearings.
  6. Anyone disassembled a grain auger for transport on a trailer? This one is in the middle of a field. I don't know the condition of bearings or tires and would rather just make the trip once. So my plan was to just take the trailer, but curious if disassembly can be done by just one person in the middle of a field or if it would be better to go get new tires and bearings once I'm down there.
  7. I've got a cobey "hi speed". Been welded on more than a couple times.
  8. Thanks. It wasn't on my list of engines, but supposedly it has 26,000 on it when it was pulled. It's cheap and comes with a trans is probably the two big factors.
  9. As I understand it, MV404 are an electronic ignition engine. Are they pretty simple like a Dodge electronic ignition or more elaborate? There is one cheap near me, thinking of putting it in an older international. Is it just a matter of dropping in a firewall mount box and tying it into ignition, or are they tied into more systems?
  10. None of them really. I usually have to dig up the original source whatever it is. I like Dana Loesch. That may be as close to a news source as I get. But the best is directly from the horses mouth. I read press releases, reports and even facebook feeds directly from the related organizations and governements. As far as where I learn about it from, it's shoved down my throat at every turn on ever platform, lol.
  11. Use phosphoric acid. You can usually buy it at hardware stores. See if they can find "Ospho". I'd first hit it with steel wool or 200 grit sandpaper if you intend to paint over it. Then wipe on some Ospho a few times. It'll turn black. Once it does that, it's stabilize. Probably take a day or so wiping some on every 4 or 5 hours.
  12. The Martin Senour was the $90 dollar one. Only available in a 2 stage. Two different NAPAs told me that. Sherwin Williams here doesn't sell automotive paints. This isn't a restoration, just want convenient paint to keep on it as it's constantly getting scratched up.
  13. Well, it seems that no one at any of the auto parts shops around here can mix 901 in an enamel. The cheapest I can get 1 quart is $90 for a 2 stage paint. I think I'm just going to use 935 on the 560 for simplicity's sake. Before I do, is there another color I might hit up? This is just a quickie paint job to make it a little prettier. After doing the red in the fall, I just couldn't leave the mismatched panels on without throwing some paint on them. I already primed the panels so no running them in to be matched and even if I hadn't they were half bright white and half cream white which looks like 935. I'm not too fussed but figured I'd give 901 a final try.
  14. Dang! I didn't realize they were going for that sort of money. Better than a 1206.
  15. Possibly but in yesteryear they were often one in the same. Engineers signing off on everything is a product of today's insurance liability culture, not one of necessity. You had craftsmen/craftswomen that knew their trade. It was common for methods to be developed and passed on by the artisans. All skilled trades (including brick layers) know the tolerances on the materials they use. In fact, unique styles as pictured were often employed as a matter of pride and display of craftsmanship. Even today there are, speaking of bricks and chimneys, such structures standing that can identify who built them by their design as only certain people used particular methods or designs. Same for carpentry. There are even welders today I've listened to that know who performed a job by the type of weld, gussets or even methods used.
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