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    1 Hour Ago
    Thanks for the update. At least you will know what you are dealing with. We love you man, be tough.
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    3 Days Ago
    Al Smith replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I really don't know about that axle .However I did do some work in a Rockwell axle plant in Kenton Ohio installing machines .In those days the axle spindles were friction welded .Other parts were machine welded using gas and micro wire .Unless things have changed Dexter and Rockwell were both quality products .My machinery trailer which is likely at least 40 years old has two 8,000 pound Dexters .
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    Al Smith replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    I had to figure out what was wrong with my geothermal.Cold air on heat cycle .Evidently something happen to the thermostat and it energized the reversing valve causing it to be on cold .Did the simple thing and unhooked the wire . I'll have to get another thermostat --e-Bay --.It's always something .
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    3 Days Ago
    Groovy!
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    3 Days Ago
    Wow, Jerry, nice gesture!
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    1 Week Ago
    Come on down, Mello or I will put you to work!
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    1 Week Ago
    Wow, Have you seen the pictures? WOW The town of Mexico Beach is slaughtered.
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    1 Week Ago
    Holy smokes, Michael is a CAT 4 this morning. To our North Florida peeps on here, be safe. EVACUATE. That coast is going to be SLAMMED.
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    We are getting soaked from Michael as it heads up the state of Florida.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    1 Week Ago
    I've never seen anything like that .It looks to be a pain in the buttocks .On occasion I use an Oregon style guide just to keep the angles in check .I also take a bare file and open the gullets down to the tie strap .It doesn't make the chain get more bite but the gullet holds a bigger chip . The overall results is it makes it a little faster .
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    1 Week Ago
    I think with hand filing the choice of a file makes a lot of difference .Oregon is rather soft and aggressive and doesn't work well on Stihl chain .A better choice would be Pferd or Save edge . Those little hand grinders with a round stone are okay for a rocked chain not so good other than that .Square is a PNW thing which although I can file it I seldom use it .Too much of a pain in the butt to sharpen . The only way to get good at filing is to do it .There's little tricks you may or may not pick up along the way.What method some use might not be what you are comfortable with .
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    2 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I also watched the entire testimonies of both. I did not find him disrespectful, really. I mean he told the one guy if he wanted to go through his high school year book, go for it. Frustrated, yes I imagine he is. It will be interesting if the FBI missed something about his character in the last 6 FBI probes.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    Eh, they don't mount the actual fish any more. You just give the taxidermist the specs and he makes one for you. Heck, they will make you one even if you don't catch it lolol.
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    There are other options of repairing failed threads .One used by Roush racing as well as Ford Motor company is Time Serts .Unlike a heli coil these things use a forming tap to deform the internal base threads which provides an insert that can't back out .Roush installs them on every Ford engine they modify providing a stronger thread base than could be possible with just threading the aluminum of the engine block . The draw back on using them for just several repairs being the installation drills and taps are costly as compared to a tap drill and tap for a 10 mm hole using an over sized bar stud .In my case it's not a question of if I have them but rather which tool box are they in .
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    Magnus, Happy Birthday!!
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    4 Weeks Ago
    I may be mistaken but if memory serves you use a Stihl 056 bar stud which is 10 mm on the saw side and 8 mm on the bar side . # 1115 664 2405
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    4 Weeks Ago
    vharrison replied to a thread Tenkara in The Rec Room
    https://www.tenkarausa.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bing_Branded&utm_content=Tenkara_USA_Fly_Fishing&utm_term=TenkaraGenera Interesting, based on ancient Japanese fishing
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    09-13-2018
    Al Smith replied to a thread I'm in big trouble! in Odds and Ends
    So far I haven't gotten stupid stuff on e-mail .Every so often some SOB tries to scam me over the phone ,usually a Mexican . I usually give them this Tu madre es una puta and then hang up .:D
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    09-12-2018
    Nope. Gave up on that position, a driver is what we are in need of today. Hey, how about a supervisor with a CDL, hummm, that would work. Dreaming on...... LOL, had one fellow with the CDL that could not back the truck up. How the heck do you get a CDL with out being able to back a truck up?
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    09-12-2018
    Mellow, have you tried Craigs list? I put an ad in the other day and the price is up to $ 45.00. I could not believe it, seems like yesterday I paid 8$ for an ad.
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    09-11-2018
    You are silly
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    09-10-2018
    Tom's guys cut into a hive of honey bees in a big oak.One had to go to the hospital .They waited until after dark,loaded about 8 foot of 30" log into a dump truck and dumped it on my burn pile .I cooked them,hive bees and all .
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  • Al Smith's Avatar
    09-10-2018
    I had those little bastages build a nest under the track of one of my antique D4 Caterpilars .They about ate me up so I bailed out over the side .Not good, the old dozer had a hand clutch .There it went clanking away towards the road and they ate me up again when I jumped back on to disengage the clutch .:(
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  • vharrison's Avatar
    09-10-2018
    It does look romantic!
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