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    2 Days Ago
    We have a JD tractor with a loader on it. A lot of clutch use. Disc holds up well, but pilot bearing seizes up and ruins input and flywheel. JD shop glued it in flywheel with loctite. Nice job boys. Last job they got. I had a bushing made for the flywheel and a new input shaft. Many more years of service. It is a ball bearing and should be oversized needle. They had a wimpy needle bearing on a bellcrank on steering linkage on the same tractor. Had the housing bored out and replaced it with oversized. Never had any more trouble. Sometimes engineers are looking more at cost than durability.
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    3 Days Ago
    So why did they switch from a bronze bushing to a ball bearing for pilot bearings? I can't remember ever having trouble with a bushing. Ball bearing, yes.
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    1 Week Ago
    I did a search on Blaze King that you mentioned and found the thread that went on ad infinitum on a problem installation/stove/or wood problem. I have not been able to finish it. Mildly entertaining. The one guy said you should find your grade school english teacher and punch therm in the mouth. A little testy, are we?
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    1 Week Ago
    Red maple leaves are toxic as well.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Rather have the cold, I think.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    I didn't like to drive while smoking. Or work. Wait for the end of the day. I do know people who it seems to help-slows them down, almost like medicine they need.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    My friends/neighbors asked me if I wanted their dryer. Nothing wrong with it, but getting new washer and dryer. I ask them what's wrong with washer-it hums but does not do anything. Motor coupler-$8, still using it 2 years later. They were happy I got more use out of it. I looked up how to fix it online. Pretty simple.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    Plenty of money to be made.....
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Screwing it up wasn't the bad part.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Hopefully it is better thought out and refined than the 200T fiasco. Progress is great if it doesn't leave us with a piece of crap and us holding the bag.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    WD-40 is a good lube for tapping aluminum.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Yeah, me either. That's why they seal off the screws trying to keep our grubby paws out of those carbs. Someday they will all be computer controlled, fuel injection and we will be f'ed.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    I think I would drill a hole in a piece of scrap and see how that worked out before I ran it in to a brand new engine block. It might work fine, might gall the shit out of them. Aluminum can gall without much effort.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Pretty common item at the fleas. Bought several replacements for broken ones. But Amazon is OK too. Flea markets can be fun. I bought 3 pairs of old, good shape American made pliers for $5 this fall. Bough a bunch of differnent kinds. Bargains are easy to find and fun to look. Usually a tool guy with nothing but. Try them lately?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    It seems like electric fences don't have as good a jolt in snow and frozen ground. It must be somewhat of an insulator.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    They use them on automotive. Tapered right down to a point. Got any flea markets in your vicinity? Good place to get one size tap and tap wrench cheap.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Greed. Gimmee. Holding us hostage. Old stuff is going to be going up in price.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Oh but the pollution, and the EPA, and you will plug up the catalytic convertor. Haven't the guberment of Calyfornia learned you anything?
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Aluminum and steel don't get along to well either. Pretty cheap, lame ass design. JD used to be top shelf. My baler is almost 40. The first kicker latch lasted 30 some years. I welded it a couple times and it broke next to the weld. OK. Buy a new one. 5 years later it breaks. Come on JD.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Good luck. Hope it lasts a long time for you. I bought a log splitter with a Briggs 8 hp back in the 70's. Pretty good overall. The original points lasted a decade. Then they corroded annually after being cleaned up. I bought a new set and they didn't last for beans. I went to the old timer parts store and asked him if I could switch to electronic. Yup. 20 dollars and bolt on part. Worked great. So my bud has the same engine on a tow behind concrete mixer that won't start. He asks if he can borrow my carb and coil to trouble shoot. I tell him he should just take the coil but he wants carb also. OK. Coil it is. So he goes to the local chain saw and lawn mower shop with my coil and says he wants one of these. The guy says what year and model , blah, blah, blah. He says I can sell you one, but it won't work. My bud tells him yeah OK, buddy. I just had it running with this one, so just sell me one, OK? The difference between old timers and what we are left with now. Me Briggs is just plain tired and the splitter is as well. Low to the ground model that won't flip up. I should buy a Harbor Break 99 dollar engine, get it going and sell it. I bought a TSC model last year for 800. Black Friday deal. Not bad for the money.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    to keep a
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Speaking of stoopid climbing I had to climb up on my metal roof I put on. Forgot to put snow catchers around double wall stove pipe and plumbing stack. After snow slid off everywhere but around them I remembered. Had to climb up and sweep off snow. Feet stuck good till I did that. Took a towel up to dry shoes and roof. Stuck good then. Rather be in a tree.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    He should have
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