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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13470 on: August 13, 2017, 09:11:55 AM »
Was at  Gun Show in Tyler,TX yesterday when wife called me to say our "central a/c" was down and not working.
Texas is HOT in August so I drove home, got a local a/c company to drop by and fix it.
The starting capacitor was "zapped". We had a lightning storm pass thru during the night that put on a lightning show, and one strike must of hit close and zapped it somehow.
Cost over 400 dollars to get this Carrier central air System up and running fine again.
I'll stay close today, as more "thunder boomers" are passing thru right now.
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13471 on: August 13, 2017, 11:12:58 AM »
Was this before or after you spent $400 on another pistol?    There have been a few storms violent enough I have unplugged the tv, puter, microwave, just in case.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13472 on: August 14, 2017, 09:47:55 AM »
Didn't sell anything, but bought 2 extra capacity 10 round magazines for a Remington 742 rifle,which the factory one's only hold 4.
This gives this rifle more capacity for home defense and not for hunting.
These "after-market" magazines are hard to find these days.

Also, yesterday, we had a thunder-storm roll thru and it rained harder and longer than I have ever seen. What a downpour!
Things are all fine on the ranch here!
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13473 on: August 14, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
Finished the metal work, everything fits, finish, paint and hang, done.



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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13474 on: August 14, 2017, 06:45:46 PM »
Nice job on the belt guard Greg. You are a talented guy. thumbsup2

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13475 on: August 14, 2017, 07:33:03 PM »
Nice job on the belt guard Greg. You are a talented guy. thumbsup2

I agree. That looks great.
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13476 on: August 14, 2017, 07:36:55 PM »
Nice job on the belt guard Greg. You are a talented guy. thumbsup2

I agree. That looks great.
Make that three compilments!

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13477 on: August 14, 2017, 07:39:58 PM »
Nice job on the belt guard Greg. You are a talented guy. thumbsup2

I agree. That looks great.
Make that three compilments!

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No, make it four!  thumbsup2
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13478 on: August 14, 2017, 07:42:46 PM »
looks factory pro Greg -- well done. Next time document the process -- please!  --

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13479 on: August 14, 2017, 11:11:08 PM »
Today I learned that when frying up some pastrami for a couple of sandwiches that it's NOT a good idea to pick that last piece of pastrami out of the pan with your fingers unless you want your fingertip to sizzle like a piece of bacon...

This was a remedial lesson as I did the exact same damn thing about 3 weeks ago....
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13480 on: August 14, 2017, 11:21:43 PM »
Today I learned that when frying up some pastrami for a couple of sandwiches that it's NOT a good idea to pick that last piece of pastrami out of the pan with your fingers unless you want your fingertip to sizzle like a piece of bacon...

This was a remedial lesson as I did the exact same damn thing about 3 weeks ago....

Just part of the conditioning routine do it a few more times and you won't feel a thing.
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13481 on: August 15, 2017, 01:08:14 AM »
The wife's car has been making front end noises for a couple of weeks now. Pulled it into the garage and pulled the front wheels off.
The outer cv joints on both sides are hooped. Boots torn, clicking and grease everywhere hooped.
Checked around locally and the average cost for an axle assembly was about $150 a side. F that.
Went online to Rock Auto and found them for $150 for both, delivered. 2-8 days. Used the discount code from the vendors section here
and saved $5. Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
I need to pick up a 36mm socket for the axle nut and an 18mm impact socket. I have a few 18mm chrome but I don't wanna risk breaking them.
The only pain in the butt is that I have to drain the manual tranny to change the passenger side. I hate rolling around under cars.
Mostly I hate getting up after rolling around under cars.

Oh ya, I broke my 3/8 impact. I tried to adjust the power and the knob snapped off. Good old Husky air tools...
I also replaced my old 1/2 torque wrench.



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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13482 on: August 15, 2017, 02:11:58 AM »
Hey Bruce.   That is the type of job I do all the time.  A good long breaker bar and any regular halfer socket gets those bolts out.  I know because I did it again today on a Jetta.

  Probably helps I push 200 lbs or so and jumping on a cheater pipe gets results. 

   Have you tried component replacement on CV joints yet?  Greasy mess usually but on the costly shafts it can save a good pile of change.    If they sell the parts seperately helps a lot too.   Here they do.

   And you get to play with an Ottiker pliers and other fun stuff like snap ring pliers!   Such fun when bathed in black moly grease.

   I envy you guys that get complete struts and shafts actually.   So much faster.



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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13483 on: August 15, 2017, 04:00:03 AM »
Brian, the only other cv joints I've done have been on older Chrysler mini vans. And yep, I just replaced the ends. A greasy mess is an understatement.
It doesn't save enough money to justify not just replacing the whole unit.
As for using a breaker bar and my weight jumping on it, that doesn't work so well when you only weigh a buck and a half soaking wet.
I still have my 1/2 impact gun anyway. I just need to pick up a 36mm socket.
The odd thing is, the book says I have to drain the gear oil but the filler hole is below where the spline shaft goes in.
Is it just me or does that not make sense?
Have you ever done an older (95) Honda Accord?
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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #13484 on: August 15, 2017, 04:35:56 AM »
We have.  But like every other just put a clean tray under the trans and catch the loss.  Return it into the trans after the shafts are back in.
   The generic solution is effective on most all of them.


   Honda is easy to drop the lower control arm and steering bar to just swing the strut out.  The only real problem is rusty splines not slipping out of the bearing easy.
    I usually leave as much in place as possible.

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Re: What did you do today?
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