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My local NAPA just had Carlyle on the shelf. Asked the counter help about Proto and their response was " we can order it for ya". well crap I can order it for me too. :POKIE:
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Electrical topics / Re: Extension cord splice
« Last post by slip knot on Today at 12:22:10 AM »
why not just put male/female ends on it and make two separate cords?
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That's good to hear. Now all you have to do is clip it on to something and get it dirty.

Greyson
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Electrical topics / Re: Extension cord splice
« Last post by Uncle Buck on Today at 12:12:52 AM »
Where would I get such a coupler? A knot in the middle of the cord is not an issue. I want a quality splice.

Should be able to get one at any big box store like Lowes. Or really any decent hdw store or electrical supply store.
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Electrical topics / Re: Extension cord splice
« Last post by m_fumich on Today at 12:05:06 AM »
Where would I get such a coupler? A knot in the middle of the cord is not an issue. I want a quality splice.
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Tractors / AG / Trucks / Heavy Equip / Re: new to me.......... challenger mt765b
« Last post by skfarmer on March 24, 2017, 11:26:41 PM »


Be sure to change the oil in the carrier support bearing between the drive wheels @250 hrs. Those seals love to go out and you have to pull the whole track frame to get it fixed. The oil will look like garbage when it happens. It only holds about 2 quts.

Greyson

the samples came back good. i am topping off all of the hubs as we speak and will more than likely change them before fall tillage. we know the front idlers are low and  have some dirt on them but don't know if it was off season seepage or what.  the bogeys are all full  i will let it sit for a day or so to see if any leak and then check the levels after we run it a day or so we have a baseline.

my 55 comes in the shop in the fall and gets the same drill. in some ways it is built heavier than the 765b. in 10 years i have replaced maybe 3 bogey seals and 2 sets of bogey bearings and it has 7200 hrs. i doubt i have spent 2500 dollars in repairs on it outside of all oil changes, filters and ac recharges.

pretty confident i will be good through spring work. all of the bogeys were full and added less than a cup full to the 4 front idlers combined.
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Electrical topics / Re: Extension cord splice
« Last post by Uncle Buck on March 24, 2017, 11:23:13 PM »
My method is:

Outer shrink tubing installed first allowing 2" overlap over the cut back insulation sheathing
Shrink tubing installed on each wire prior to soldering the bare wire
Soldered twist connections (where the twist is longitudinal)
Staggered connections
Buildup using electrical tape to come up to sheath thickness, with a single wrap of tape to 1" past the outer splice
Slide outer shrink tubing into place > Heat

Attach the blender and add margarita mix to suit.

This is the best way in my opinion. Another option would be to use an inline coupler. A device that looks like a male and female plug that have been connected except it is just a round plug that is a wired in connection which on the downside leaves a big old knot in the middle of the cord. 
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General Discussion Board / Re: Recent grabs
« Last post by Uncle Buck on March 24, 2017, 11:18:45 PM »
You made a killer deal on the torch. You were not going to improve on the set you bought cost wise. Especially with the rosebud tip. Are those gages two stage?
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General Discussion Board / Re: Recent grabs
« Last post by DeadNutz on March 24, 2017, 10:56:13 PM »
That Detroit set would have cost me more than $75 in gas to go get. I only had to go 5 miles to get this one. This set is better than money in the bank to me. I didn't really need a 3rd set of tanks but I couldn't pass it up.
Jabber, yes it is a P&C in great shape. Lauver, the dolly is a little over 4" long and has a square edge for part of the length and a rounded edge for the rest. I think it will work great on the crease in the hip roof Proto socket box I bought a while back.
I will be bringing more stuff home from there in 3-4 weeks after he gets home from his trip. Until then I have keys to the shop and can go there and fondle sort tools like the beautiful Craftsman 3/4dr set from 7/8 to 3-1/8. droolx
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Tractors / AG / Trucks / Heavy Equip / Re: new to me.......... challenger mt765b
« Last post by john k on March 24, 2017, 10:53:39 PM »
Here in eastern Nebraska seeing more crawlers all the time, yellow and green ones mostly.  Those wider tracks look like they would be great for marginal land.   Actually have not seen anyone plow around here in at least 18 years. 
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