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    I have a 1951 Ford 8 N tractor. In excellent...

    I have a 1951 Ford 8 N tractor. In excellent condition, running one very hard will cause the oil pressure to drop to nearly zero. There is an old salt (who was working on them when new) has...
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    The tool looks nice but I managed without it. ...

    The tool looks nice but I managed without it.

    The idea is to torque a locknut without turning the pivot (bolt) it is on.

    I followed the instruction to put a magic marker mark at 12:00 and be...
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    So what is a "friction zone demo"?

    So what is a "friction zone demo"?
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    I did mine with the aid of a Hanes manual and...

    I did mine with the aid of a Hanes manual and lots of web searches (spline lube).

    Are late models junk? They do a lot right and sometimes something wrong.
    A few thousandths wear or damage on a...
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    Just to add to the confusion, in assemblies that...

    Just to add to the confusion, in assemblies that have steel rubbing on steel (without lubrication) no matter the hardness, one part must be harder than the other or galling will occur. Seems like 50...
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    An FAA crash inspector would notice it since the...

    An FAA crash inspector would notice it since the government figures that light plane passengers lives are worth about 1,000 times as much as car or m/c victims. At least that appears to be how they...
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    1. After years of waiting, I finally built a shop...

    1. After years of waiting, I finally built a shop that I didn't have to share with the cars.
    2. Imagine the look on my face when I looked through the current issue of ON and found
    a vertical mill...
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    And if you ever pulled the wings off flies when...

    And if you ever pulled the wings off flies when you were a kid.
  9. Lock cylinders need use to stay free. I always...

    Lock cylinders need use to stay free.
    I always used a keychain remote for the doors on a Ford pickup and for some reason wanted to
    use a key in the door and it wouldn't turn. Locksmith just used...
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    Just searched ebay for motorcycle - BMW...

    Just searched ebay for motorcycle - BMW transmission and got over 600 hits.
    If what you need isn't on there or at Beemerboneyard this week it will be.
    Insurance companies total bikes for anything...
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    I've done a spline lube (identical job to trans...

    I've done a spline lube (identical job to trans replacement except for $$$) by myself with a Hanes manual and info from several websites. Tough but can be done. I was always a...
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    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I believe...

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I believe you are in possession of the facts.
    In the days we tuned for best power, leaner was hotter but apparently not now with the tuning of these engines....
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    Back to the aircraft engine chart, peak power is...

    Back to the aircraft engine chart, peak power is not at the red line at the center of the chart.

    For the red hp curve curve peaks at a fuel flow of aprox 103 PPH (pounds per hour ?) with an EGT of...
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    Roger 04 RT Thanks for the chart, interesting....

    Roger 04 RT
    Thanks for the chart, interesting.
    Chart shown is for an aircraft engine at cruise, working hard.
    Our m/c's would need to be running, what 85 -95 mph to be in that part of the chart....
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    Just search for Gold Star on youtube. The voices...

    Just search for Gold Star on youtube. The voices of heavens choir couldn't be sweeter.

    Got to see some good flat track and TT in the late sixty's just before two strokes.

    Mostly HD KR's...
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    I did my 2002. Seemed like carefully grouping...

    I did my 2002.
    Seemed like carefully grouping parts and fasteners and labeling some of the cans was a hell of a lot more important than anything I'd ever worked on before. Also, just got finished...
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    Don't know if this is applicable but it is not...

    Don't know if this is applicable but it is not uncommon for a weldor to place a hex nut over a stuck fastener and plug weld it on. In addition to having a nice new hex head the heat also helps. In...
  18. Thread: Greasing Spline

    by GKman
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    If there is no heat in the shop, move to the...

    If there is no heat in the shop, move to the living room. A lot of work close to the floor where the carpet would be a real plus.

    I studied a number of good how to's online before doing mine. As...
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    The words bearing and rattle don't connect with...

    The words bearing and rattle don't connect with me.
    Whine, squall, even crunch but not rattle.
    What is in there that pulling the clutch takes the slack from?
  20. "...Since the drop in temperatures..." That...

    "...Since the drop in temperatures..."

    That might be a clue. Perhaps the higher viscosity at low temperatures added to wear or other problems puts the problem over the edge. Not that I would...
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    I also used the plastic tube and brake fluid...

    I also used the plastic tube and brake fluid after a throttle cable replacement. Started so far off it was sucking all of the fluid from one side and heading for the engine. It actually sucked a...
  22. Poll: Just double the Amasol and Marvel Mystery Oil in...

    Just double the Amasol and Marvel Mystery Oil in the 2002 and you will have a better bike than a 2014.
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    by GKman
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    Happy is certainly nice but "cooler"? Doesn't...

    Happy is certainly nice but "cooler"? Doesn't the thermostat regulate the temperature until it is wide open? Does this snake oil know how to pry the thermostat open wider?
  24. What does it not do when the right grip is...

    What does it not do when the right grip is twisted?
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    Thanks for the input Mr Cheesehead. Will...

    Thanks for the input Mr Cheesehead. Will monitor. Easier than working on it.
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