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  1. Or a pair of chocks. Methodology varies with angle of trailer, terrain, type of trailer, type of vehicle, where the vehicle will be ending up, clearances, hired help, etc, etc, etc. Study the variables. Think of what can go wrong. Plan for it going wrong. Safety first. When the vehicle is safely in bed kiss your wife and have a beer. ........Bob
  2. Come along..... Done it many times. Both getting off the trailer and into the shop. That's why it's called a " Come Along". One man operation...........Easy peasy............Bob
  3. It was. Very commonly added to plaster over lath....bob
  4. I remember sleeping on a horse hair mattress. Had a very destinctive feel to it. Actually a quite comforting feeling......bob
  5. Better to use rubber roofing material. It's flat, smooth, and last forever. Contact a roofer in your area and mooch some cut offs.............Bob
  6. OTOH. Seventy three, nearly two full pages, of posts, facts, fictions, opinions, rebuttals, and general gum flapping indicates keen interest. Strictly on topic or not. Firstly, Isn't being informative and interesting the raison d'etre for the forum? BTW, you have contributed 13 of the above posts. Nearly 18%. Thank you for your interest and thoughts........Bob
  7. Snap-on's return guarantee/return policy can be read on-line. As expected it's not a simple "guaranteed for life" but rather a lengthy word salad of boiler plate full of loop holes and hoops to jump through. It appears that certain tools carry certain periods and conditions of guarantee which it's up to the buyer to ascertain. It further appears that tools bought other than from Snap-on or a franchisee (they call it "for personal use") will be required to perform the following.... To obtain warranty service contact the Snap-on Customer Care Center via telephone at 1-877-762-7664 or e-mail ncccsupport@snapon.com. The following information will be required with the customer’s warranty request: (1) date and proof of purchase, (2) where customer purchased the product, (3) full name, (4) shipping address, (5) phone number, (6) e-mail address, (7) item number(s) or approximate weight of return package. Warranty requests that do not include all of the required information will not be processed. It appears that if you buy your tools with some regularity from the same truck driver you can get a broken wrench replaced fairly easily. Other than that....... "You got some splainen to do".............Bob
  8. Can't speak of "sets" of tools but a few years back I had about 5000 used red bricks that needed the mortar chipped off. I used a HF pneumatic chisel with a set chisels. About every 1000 bricks a chisel would break. I would take the whole set back and the clerk would always say just grab a new set. I would. He'd ring it up as NC, say "keep the old one" and send me on my way. The original power head lasted the whole job. I still use it from time to time. The extra ones I gave away ................Bob
  9. If you are serious about chilling the distributor I'm not so sure a spray chiller will be very effective. The dist has a lot of mass for a bit of spray to chill to it's core. I would try packing dry ice around the dist and wrap it in a towel for at least an hour then hit with your penetrant. A bit of tapping on the shaft as the penetrant soaks in wouldn't hurt. Good luck .........Bob
  10. Snap-on............Twice the price for twice the bragging rights............Bob
  11. Might try the Freeze off to chill/shrink the dist and then use the penetrant of choice while the dist is still chilled. Repeatedly. Aluminum/steel interface corrosion is nasty. I always use a good anti seize when assembling those types of surfaces. Good luck..........Bob
  12. I've always used that rule when it comes to female friends and parts. If the available ones don't meet my standards................ I just lower my standards. 😛...................Bob
  13. Right behind you, Brother. McM-Carr. Source of all what be's............Bob
  14. Excellent. From time to time I would stay there on my company's dime. OPM is the sweetest money..........Bob
  15. The jacket likely went well at the Greenbrier where rooms start at $669 + tax.......Just sayin............Bob
  16. Preview of coming attractions................Bob
  17. I have breakfast with Paul nearly every morning. Over the past several years I've watched his work and learned much from our conversations. He doesn't brag. He just goes about repairing/restoring and doing things that others huff and puff over and say "can't be done". He sometimes makes patterns for unobtainium parts and has the raw castings cast. Right now he's repairing and making parts for a large engine for which not only parts not available but not even drawings. A fellow drove the basket case, broken and cracked, engine to him from Mich. There still are some old school "shady tree" mechanics around that know what it takes and how to do it...........Bob
  18. I like anvils. Over the years I accumulated 9 of them, all at VERY reasonable prices, some for 50 cents a pound. Most people that looked at them, then me, figured I had a mental disorder. Who NEEDS 9 anvils. They gave me pleasure. Now that decent anvils are going for $5 a pound I was able to make a rational decision to be rid of them. I sold all but one, a 308 pound Peter Wright I use in the shop...... A very tidy profit. BTW, a good anvil is a very useful tool in any shop. Once you have one you'll wonder what took you so long to get one............Bob
  19. As long as the thing(s) you are rationally accumulating give you pleasure just by looking at it/them you are a collector. If you are rationally accumulating things against a future shortage you are a hoarder. If you are amassing things because you can't stop and can't bear to get rid of them you have a known mental disorder associated with OCD. So............Where do ya'll fall on the spectrum?................
  20. Yup, that's another way but I was trying to avoid the obvious and be a bit inventive, just for fun.........bob
  21. Another way to skin this cat. Turn the head of a 3/8-24 bolt to 7/16". Counter bore a 1/2" length of 5/8" rod to accept the turned down bolt head. Silver braze the bolt head into the rod. Turn and face the rod to .622 X .355. Slot the head. This will yield a fillister head fastener of correct size and appearance. This would be a fun project for someone with a small lathe and is a good example why most serious restorers should own one. BTW, the head could also be slotted on your lathe. Simply grind a bit to slot width and use the cross slide as a shaper to slice the slot to depth .001/.002 or so at a time. Slow but effective......................Bob
  22. This is the best you will get by modifying a standard 3/8-24 bolt. It sort of looks like a fillister head but it ain't. Standard fillister head measures .622 dia X .355 high. One shown is .534 dia X .204 high. Close enough for you?...........Bob
  23. Fillister head screws/bolts also have a convex or "domed" head. Making a fillister head out of a standard head with simple tools and having it look correct is a challenge. A lathe and milling machine makes it easy. Assuming you need only a "few" if you send me the bolts you want modified I'll be happy to help for the cost of the postage, or I can just pick them up at my local tractor dealer............Bob
  24. The newer the car the less it,s designed to be repaired rather than recycled. Components are integrated into sealed assemblies. The entire car is designed for ease of assembly and cost control. In other words a dispossible assembly of non discript parts. Restore if you must but it won,t be easy, or note worthy. I,ve restored a couple of 1930,s monitor top refrigerators so i guess there is always a fool for every cause......bob
  25. 1969 corvette using dot 3. By 1985 all 4 calipers rusted and leaking. Replaced calipers and entire system using dot 5. Now 2021. Same dot 5, same system, zero maintaince, zero problems. 1939 chevy pick up. New everything in 1999 using dot 5. Now 2021. Same dot 5, same everything, including brake switch, zero maintaince, zero problems. You do the math......bob
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