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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By troidus
There should be documentation with the switches. ...

There should be documentation with the switches. Note your Line Common (white) goes straight to the Load (light) and the Line Hot (black) goes to the far switch. The white wire between the switches...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By troidus
Look up 3-way switch wiring.

Look up 3-way switch wiring.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,309
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Views: 278,881
Posted By troidus
Carb 'n Choke cleaner isn't any better. :umph

Carb 'n Choke cleaner isn't any better. :umph
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By troidus
That's why some states don't let homeowners do...

That's why some states don't let homeowners do their own plumbing.
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By troidus
M is the thinnest permitted by code and is crap,...

M is the thinnest permitted by code and is crap, IMO. This house is all J-wall from 1959 and doesn't leak a drop.

Someone in another thread said that water speeds in excess of 3'/sec will...
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,404
Posted By troidus
Are they still labeled as not for sale in CA and...

Are they still labeled as not for sale in CA and ID?
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,309
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Views: 278,881
Posted By troidus
^^^^ or stop by a shoe store when you go to lunch...

^^^^ or stop by a shoe store when you go to lunch and buy a pair to leave at the office.
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By troidus
I didn't listen to the music, but seeing the...

I didn't listen to the music, but seeing the lights side-by-side was illuminating. Thanks for that.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By troidus
Oh, and I use Boelube paste when drilling holes. ...

Oh, and I use Boelube paste when drilling holes. It helps a lot, but it flows when it gets hot and makes a mess. It hasn't kept me from breaking #40 bits in 14ga steel, though. No drill press, so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By troidus
Yeah, I thought safety wire was to keep you from...

Yeah, I thought safety wire was to keep you from having to walk so far to retrieve the loose part.
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By troidus
You guys did note that this bike is two weeks...

You guys did note that this bike is two weeks old, right? Hopefully the stem bearings aren't already trashed.
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By troidus
Thanks for the info on the lights. If you've...

Thanks for the info on the lights. If you've ever been behind a car with a rear fog in actual fog, you'll understand the benefit of having one. A bit brighter than a brake light, but down low so...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By troidus
The only time I had knocking in my steering over...

The only time I had knocking in my steering over bumps, the nut holding the top triple to the steering stem was loose. Since yours is a new bike, maybe the assembly monkey didn't tighten that nut...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By troidus
I wish I could see a real-world comparison...

I wish I could see a real-world comparison between the LIN3 and TIR3. I want to mount one on my car's hitch crossbar for a rear fog lamp and supplemental emergency flasher.
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By troidus
Depends on the jurisdiction. Around here, trash...

Depends on the jurisdiction. Around here, trash trucks, tow trucks, utility trucks, bicycles, and lots of other vehicles have strobes mounted.
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By troidus
The small end of the grip won't have any support...

The small end of the grip won't have any support from the bar. If it's open-ended and retained by a bar end weight, it'll have to be trimmed for the bar end weight to be reinstalled. And I wouldn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,086
Posted By troidus
There's a guy down in TX who upgraded a C-10...

There's a guy down in TX who upgraded a C-10 Connie with a turbo and FI, casting custom manifold boots in his oven. I forgot what he snagged the TB rack from, but he's controlling the system with a...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,609
Posted By troidus
Any practical way to go a bit farther down the...

Any practical way to go a bit farther down the road to a safer location and double back?
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By troidus
Pisses me off that enough shops are either...

Pisses me off that enough shops are either dishonest or incompetent that having work done is a crapshoot on whether you'll be ripped off, suffer from poor repairs, or both.



Of course not. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By troidus
The other thing is to make sure the evaporator...

The other thing is to make sure the evaporator drain is clear, then use the garden hose to run a bunch of water down the cowl vent to wash it out. Make sure the drain stays clear, or you may end up...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By troidus
I don't like the idea of trying to pull the cable...

I don't like the idea of trying to pull the cable through the firewall grommet. And now that the grommet is 40 years old, it might disintegrate if you try to pop it out of the firewall.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,141
Posted By troidus
I don't remember if it's threaded or uses a...

I don't remember if it's threaded or uses a spring catch. You might nose around on ebay for speedos or clusters for your YM&M to see if you see something like yours, then hope the seller took a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By troidus
What about an ultrasonic cleaner?

What about an ultrasonic cleaner?
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By troidus
After he chips his hand free from the fresh...

After he chips his hand free from the fresh concrete, since he fell asleep under the house after pouring the last bucket for his first form and let his hand get stuck. (I hope that didn't happen. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By troidus
Mark the sidewall where the valve stem is, then...

Mark the sidewall where the valve stem is, then go for a ride. Check to see if the mark stays where the stem is, or if it moves. Depending on what you used for a bead lubricant, the tire could be...
Forum: Racing 06-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 104,497
Posted By troidus
Weren't some teams experimenting with 2:1 brake...

Weren't some teams experimenting with 2:1 brake rotor gearing to increase swept area per unit time? I think there were some reverse-turn rotors, too, to change anti-dive characteristics.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 363,025
Posted By troidus
That's brilliant. I can't say I would have...

That's brilliant. I can't say I would have considered that.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By troidus
It won't be that hard to bend, because it isn't...

It won't be that hard to bend, because it isn't that thick. A hard flat surface with an edge that hangs out in space so your piece has somewhere to go and a mallet of some kind will make for better...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,025
Posted By troidus
Get a bundle of shingles and remove the ones...

Get a bundle of shingles and remove the ones around the chimney. Redo the felt and flashing, then put new shingles down. If the wood is rotted, address that while you have the shingles up. The tar...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By troidus
Seems to me that moving your center beam...

Seems to me that moving your center beam laterally will shift your load paths throughout the house. You might be better served to put in temporary supports to either side of the compromised beam,...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By troidus
I wouldn't try it on the bike (shaft drive), but...

I wouldn't try it on the bike (shaft drive), but off the bike, the bearings have little drag, and the wheel will actually oscillate until the heavy spot is on the bottom. I'll mark the high spot...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,023
Views: 363,025
Posted By troidus
That belongs in the successful inappropriate use...

That belongs in the successful inappropriate use of an object thread.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,016
Posted By troidus
I pass the axle back through the wheel and set...

I pass the axle back through the wheel and set the ends on jackstands. That seems to work for balancing.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1,309
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Views: 278,881
Posted By troidus
I'd do what I did when I once had a carb fire and...

I'd do what I did when I once had a carb fire and had *nothing* with me except the clothes on my back. Strip off my shirt and smother the flame with it.
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By troidus
Sounds like a cold solder joint. If the unit can...

Sounds like a cold solder joint. If the unit can be disassembled, inspect the solder joints with a 10x magnifying lens. With luck it'll be obvious and easy to get to with a conventional iron. If...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,309
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Views: 278,881
Posted By troidus
Sounds like that grease truck that wrecked in...

Sounds like that grease truck that wrecked in Cincinnati a dozen years ago or so. 9500 gallons spilled. It was reported that P&G donated 12 tons of Dawn to clean it up.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,999
Posted By troidus
My 5x10 has a 2x6 floor. The ends slip into...

My 5x10 has a 2x6 floor. The ends slip into slots in the end frames, and are restrained from sliding laterally by screws run into one of the cross braces. Some of the screws have failed, but that...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By troidus
I have a tub of moly grease, but then I live in...

I have a tub of moly grease, but then I live in the enlightened state of Kansas. :rofl

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By troidus
OK, so set up a reversed oil pump and...

OK, so set up a reversed oil pump and distributor, put in a set of reground cams, and run the engine backwards. I swear, y'all act like it's the friggin' apocalypse and nothing that doesn't already...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,186
Posted By troidus
OK, then how about a Corvair Turbo?

OK, then how about a Corvair Turbo?
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