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linus6948

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linus6948 last won the day on December 28 2014

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    North East Pennsylvania
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    1948 Dodge D24 Custom Club Coupe
    1957 Chevy Model 210 Two Door Sedan

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    Just trying to smell the Roses
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    Retired

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    Cars,Trucks, Guns, Wine, Women and Song

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  1. I`ve started building up my wheel weight inventory, there are eight types of clip-on weights and also adhesive weights. So far I have 475 assorted MC, 100 FN and 100 EN style clip-on weights and a good supply of adhesive weights. These things can be had pretty cheap in bulk if you shop around, mostly I`ve gotten them from ebay and amazon warehouse.
  2. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/429989947633430/
  3. That`s what I thought Frank and that is why I posted it, for the way it looks in the pictures it`s not a steal at his asking price but not a bad deal either.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/430423727599846/
  5. The one casualty of my road-trip to pick up the 650lb wheel balancer (besides my back) was a small ding/dent my truck`s tailgate received dead center above the tailgate`s handle. It pretty much resembled a typical parking lot door ding and it really got my goat as I was the responsible party. I lived with it for about 2 weeks but it bugged me every time I got in my truck. I thought about going to a paintless dent removal guy who does a day once a month at my friends auto-body shop but instead opted to cover it with an aftermarket emblem, it actually looks pretty good.
  6. I changed out the 30watt solar panel for another 100watt panel and this time I found a deal on a Renogy monocrystalline panel and as advertised it out performs the existing Newpowa momocrystalline by about 4-5 volts in peak sun conditions. I now have twelve stainless steel vents in place and eight of them have 44cfm exhaust fans mounted on them. It sure makes quite a difference in the daytime temps of the container`s interior.
  7. I did some more research and found out this tire machine was supposed to be equipped with a water-seperator/oiler unit. It finally explained what the empty bracket at the back of the machine was for. Luckily I had been hoarding a brand new one for over 20yrs in my stash of "stuff" and I was finally able to utilize it. I also replaced the incorrect closed flow air chuck with an open flow straight chuck.
  8. On our homestead a pressure washer is a necessity for a myriad of chores, but there is a learning curve to using it. My Generac is 2700psi and can cut lines into concrete slabs and wood deck framing on its highest setting if one is not careful when using it.
  9. Gave her a once over with a flap-disc and a fresh coat of red and black paint.
  10. Did my first complete set of tires today, studded winter snows mounted and high speed balanced.
  11. The Wheel Balancer is back in service and running like the proverbial "swiss-watch".
  12. Well I have been trying to broker a little time towards getting the balancer back to it`s useful function. These units were all made to be powered by 220 three phase voltage, but they also offered the options of 220 single phase and even 115 volts. Luckily there is a guy selling on ebay who replicates the static convertor needed to rewire and run the unit on 220 single phase power exactly to the original Coats specifications. It came quickly and included pretty decent rewiring instructions for the forward and reverse motor contactors. My unit was also missing the original squirrel cage cooling fan completely so I had to do a little metal fabrication to come up with a substitute cooling fan. Apparently these cooling fans were a poor design and were pretty famous for going bad and most just seem to just run without them.
  13. Well fate stepped in and I ran into a listing for an older Coats Balancer that generally run from $750 to 1k used on ebay and Craigs List being sold for $100 bucks. So I took another 2hr road trip and grabbed it yesterday morning. The wife is just thrilled about this latest acquisition but it helps keep me out of the "pool-rooms and local saloons".
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