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    2 Hours Ago
    Hell I've been gaining weight. The decrease in drinking also coincided with getting married and having kids tho, so my food intake went up and I quit smoking.... :/: starting to think that drinking my pork chops was healthier lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Hahahahhaha
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    Tree09 replied to a thread TreeStuff inventory? in Gear Forum
    Just wait till you add the cheater pipe on the end of it ;)
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    2 Hours Ago
    Funny how stuff works out like that sometimes :)
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    I just dump more acetone in it if I think it needs it. I got one of those old school oil cans, in a few hours, it leaked out of the rolled seam. I'm thinking of just using a mason jar and a small paintbrush, because it leaks through everything. Lol just like you would want a penetrating oil to do
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    Tree09 replied to a thread Cold starting loader in Gear Forum
    I would be wondering why a gas engine is having problems in the cold. If you have compression, spark, and fuel it has to fire. Assuming it has the correct oil on it, not some super heavy diesel oil in it (I know people that run the same oil in everything) where it's not getting lubrication on start, I wouldn't hesitate to bump it with starting fluid because of the gas air mix being the likely culprit due to the cold problems only. Only thing I can think of is the carb isn't adjusted to run when very cold, or some condensation issue or something. A truck that might work if condensation is the issue would be a hair dryer in the intake. Very handy diesel engine trick, because a diesel requires heat from compression to run, so warming the intake air is a cheap way to get it because of the compression ratios. It might work here because it would warm the air to the carb, which is where I am guessing the problem is. Also I would add some sea foam to the tank, might help if water is an issue like this.
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    2 Days Ago
    Automatic transmission fluid. I really don't see why hydraulic oil wouldn't work, but I haven't tried it. The key is the acetone, which cuts it so it penetrates
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    2 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Some are bitter that they went to school for 8 years and their 300 k job that requires around the clock work and usually a 100k plus loan to pay off. American society claims that drs make tons of money and have life by the balls, but the reality is that they are cog in the wheel just like the rest of us.
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    2 Days Ago
    Sure thing. If he has any other questions about anything let me know :)
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    3 Days Ago
    Lol that too.
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    3 Days Ago
    If you can cut them with a file, feel free to pour the heat to her. Files aren't very hard, so if the grinder shows high carbon, it's for toughness. Heat won't hurt it at all.
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    3 Days Ago
    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    No typo. They are that much. Fit the biggest mining truck out there, Komatsu made in Peoria, and iirc, they are made in the same plant as the how it's made episode. They are laid up by hand, then placed in a giant mold and cure for several hours. They use a 100 ton crane just to move the molds around, absolutely huge. They say they get about two years of use, then they are junk. I choked when they said how much they were too lol
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    3 Days Ago
    Yeah just hack it if that's the case (and they are cheapish). The wax seeps in just like penetrating oil tries to, but I've found the wax follows rust like nothing I've ever used. I'll never buy penetrating oil again, especially after the 50 50 mix of acetone and atf fluid. Btw that's a cast part (or possibly forged), probably cast steel by the application. Tons of heat won't hurt it, because of the high manganese content. Same stuff they make excavator teeth out of. Never seize is your best friend putting stuff like that together, I tell apprentices that their entire pension fund is invested in never seize so apply accordingly lol
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    Tree09 replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I'm pretty sure those tires new go for 250k +... I worked on where they made them. Bridgestone mining truck tires, pretty cool to watch how they make them.
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    3 Days Ago
    A welding tip is very concentrated, enough to where you can get a bolt red hot, and then hold the wax on it. The other part will get warm, but not change color. With steel, color shows how hot it is. Furthermore, anything that's tapped will still be unhardened, because hardening could change the dimensions enough to where it won't meet tolerances. Works very well with cast iron and steel bolts, where overheating could crack the cast iron and ruin a much larger more expensive part. When I was rebuilding my welder, the head bolts were completely rusted in place. Cut the heads off the bolts in order to get the head off, which still took tons of effort (continental flat 4). Then I soaked the bolts in penetrating oil for a week, still nothing. Then I learned about the wax, welded nuts onto the bolts with a torch, then quenched the bottom with wax. Using a 3/8 rachet, they all broke easily and after a quarter turn, I backed them out by hand. Most amazing thing ever. It sounds like this wheel has pocket nuts tho, so on that case it's easier just to hack them apart.
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    3 Days Ago
    With an oxy acetylene torch, you just use a welding tip to concentrate the heat. You will still heat up the surrounding material from doing this, but by using parrifin wax it's easier on the steel because during hardening process oil is normally used. You can check the type of steel by a quick grinding test. Take a grinder to mild steel, and you will notice sparks. Now take a grinder to hardened steel, like an old leaf spring. You will notice a ton more sparks, and the sparks will be brighter. Then try it on cast iron, and you will notice the sparks will actually explode in the air. This shows the level of carbon in the steel. Also try taking a file to it. If you can't scratch it with a file, it's hardened. If it's softer than a file, you know that the file is harder, so it hasn't been hardened. Using these two indicators you can tell exactly what you are dealing with. If you can't get a file there, use a chisel, it will show the same thing
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    3 Days Ago
    Since you are replacing the bolts, you will be fine. Water quenching can lead to cracking, but you are replacing it anyways.
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    4 Days Ago
    Lol I'm sure you've seen this Bob, but this kinda sums it up. Nws https://youtu.be/sTqVH6XxPFI
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