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    sure don't look like it. what i did is smooth...

    sure don't look like it. what i did is smooth inside also.

    i think doug hit it on the head although in small quantities i'll do the lathe thing
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    this is not like a bead on the end of a tube -...

    this is not like a bead on the end of a tube - like for hoses - it's more like a "crimp". it's only .095 wide. no bulge on the inside
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    smooth on the inside. a little fine tuning...

    smooth on the inside.

    a little fine tuning and i got it just like the sample, wire wheel and can't tell it was heated.

    further inspection i see where something was clamped (about 1/4" wide)...
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    lathe trick worked. not as prominent as the...

    lathe trick worked. not as prominent as the sample but doable. a little time consuming.
    i guess the way the original was made is a well guarded secret - like rubber molding

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    a lot of my vendors drop my account if no...

    a lot of my vendors drop my account if no activity in 6 months. usually blamed on a new computer system.

    one vendor, a week ago, said my account was put on inactive because a landscaping company...
  6. Thread: Late penalty

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    as an example if you deal with a reman engine co...

    as an example if you deal with a reman engine co and they have a warranty. you can get a longer warranty but the engine now costs more.

    pretty simple to me. if i am under the gun with a deadline...
  7. the ac delco rep dropped this off for a shop he...

    the ac delco rep dropped this off for a shop he works with. i previously pointed them to a local crankshaft co and i was told they don't do mercedes cranks. anyway i got the vehicle info this morning...
  8. can you explain? oh, make a copper key?

    can you explain?

    oh, make a copper key?
  9. carbon woodruff keys and welding a crankshaft

    i have heard rumors that there are carbon woodruff keys (like the carbon rod you put in drilled holes while welding) i only come up with carbon steel woodruff keys on a google search. if there is...
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    i'll give that a shot and see how it works. if...

    i'll give that a shot and see how it works. if not then solder...
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    hmm, says only with alum tubing

    hmm, says only with alum tubing
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    not the way this was made but that just might...

    not the way this was made but that just might work, thanks
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    i have no idea what you would come up with. i...

    i have no idea what you would come up with. i have other tools that don't work either
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    thanks, however i already own that tool and it...

    thanks, however i already own that tool and it does a different style "bead" at the end of the tubing only - won't work further in. this looks like the tubing is pulled together to form a "ridge" for...
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    tubing "bead" tool

    not sure of the nomenclature as this is not exactly a bead. 3/8" steel tubing. "bead" is 5" from end of tubing. what tool is used for this? and is there a way to do this economically in relatively...
  16. drill two holes 180 apart, any excess gets cut off

    drill two holes 180 apart, any excess gets cut off
  17. about a year later both of mine with the two part...

    about a year later both of mine with the two part foam are working just dandy. (i can get my wheels off i just didn't want to buy new tires/wheels for 200)
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    now that i'm semi-retired i built a shop in an ag...

    now that i'm semi-retired i built a shop in an ag area. since i have animals i open the gate by appointment. i just took a covered cattle feeder, closed in one side, put it on the inside of the fence...
  19. this is what i used on my mower steering tires. ...

    this is what i used on my mower steering tires. drilled two holes in the center of the tread and filled em up

    Froth-PAK 12 (1.75 PCF) Sealant - Froth Pack Foam - Amazon.com
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    no issues with ups here. where i'm at now they...

    no issues with ups here. where i'm at now they skip my pickup occasionally - usually on a friday
  21. i have ooncept 2 but elbow issues along with...

    i have ooncept 2 but elbow issues along with repeated surgeries makes it uncomfortable for me. i now use a Helix trainer which i like much better than the rower.
    stationary (and non stationary)...
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    i'm tired already just reading all that :-) plus...

    i'm tired already just reading all that :-) plus now i have to hire an employee to flip all those switches while my hands and feet are full
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    problem (now) is if it needs to come up to speed...

    problem (now) is if it needs to come up to speed to kick in another motor that will never happen. coming up to speed is the issue now - and i guess before but before it had the hp just not the...
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    10hp replaced by 5hp. inrush 170-180 now 70-72...

    10hp replaced by 5hp. inrush 170-180 now 70-72 but there is a trade off. tested with exh manifold and if no down pressure on manifold and waiting until full speed it works well. if down pressure...
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    i had no formal training in anything - just...

    i had no formal training in anything - just picked it up and figured it out. when i started my business 40 years ago (on a shoe string) i had big hurdles but the biggest was employees. took longer to...
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