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    bear in mind that not all wheels will balance on...

    bear in mind that not all wheels will balance on most, if not all, balancers like the coats and similar. i proved that to hunter. at one time they had every balancer they made in my shop and none...
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    i actually true (when nec) and balance tires....

    i actually true (when nec) and balance tires. have not seen much good success with beads or the clip on balance rings
  3. being semi retired these days i got an ellis. no...

    being semi retired these days i got an ellis. no complaints
  4. i don't have a torque plate but i believe i have...

    i don't have a torque plate but i believe i have a shop made adapter to use a kwikway boring bar for that engine.
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    well not me yet but dirt bikes are pushing it :-)...

    well not me yet but dirt bikes are pushing it :-) although i may have a couple scars
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    mine is the updated version. 5 buckets against...

    mine is the updated version. 5 buckets against the wall
  7. reminds me of my younger days in the dealership....

    reminds me of my younger days in the dealership. older mech was down to 1 car so his bride and son would drop him off and pick him up. one day they painted the car for him with green house paint and...
  8. easier and more fun to just watch the drunks and...

    easier and more fun to just watch the drunks and newbies try to load their boats up in the afternoon. especially with some wind.
  9. you are special if you can find someone in that...

    you are special if you can find someone in that department - like to cut wire
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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...
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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...
  16. 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...
  17. can you explain? oh, make a copper key?

    can you explain?

    oh, make a copper key?
  18. 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...
  25. drill two holes 180 apart, any excess gets cut off

    drill two holes 180 apart, any excess gets cut off
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