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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By troidus
On my '88 S-10 with the 7.5' bed, I put two 70#...

On my '88 S-10 with the 7.5' bed, I put two 70# sandbags over the axle. On my '01 with the 6' bed, I put a hard tonneau on it and didn't need the sandbags.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,154
Posted By troidus
Sounds like an intermittent open when hot. Could...

Sounds like an intermittent open when hot. Could be wires, but could also be components. One thing to check is the plug wire, since messing with it when you changed the plug got you going again for...
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By troidus
On my way back into Kansas from a trip to KCI I...

On my way back into Kansas from a trip to KCI I saw a dumbass do that while still on the bridge.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
I guess I missed that part of the build.

I guess I missed that part of the build.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
When you wire it, I recommend using a junction...

When you wire it, I recommend using a junction box so you can service each light and the connection pigtail separately. That way if the plug is damaged or becomes unreliable, you can easily replace...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,154
Posted By troidus
New engines should not make clunking noises. ...

New engines should not make clunking noises. Don't ride it any more than you have to until your mechanic can get back in there. Clunking doesn't sound like valves, either.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By troidus
For that purpose, electric is great. Notice that...

For that purpose, electric is great. Notice that racing pit crews don't use electric impact guns to change tires, though. And I used to drill holes for a living, so I'm really familiar with the...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
I should convert my gate to bifold so it isn't...

I should convert my gate to bifold so it isn't quite as large an air brake. It'd help if I knew how to weld....
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
Sheet ABS for the fender liners? I wouldn't know...

Sheet ABS for the fender liners? I wouldn't know where to begin looking for something like that. The closest I've seen is Melamine sheets at Home Depot, but that's white.

Got a tare weight...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,690
Posted By troidus
One place where air tools shine is in a...

One place where air tools shine is in a production environment. Air tools are much lighter than their electric equivalents, and are more durable.
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
Drill a small hole in the handle portion of your...

Drill a small hole in the handle portion of your pins and loop some stainless cable through there, swaging it in place, then attach the other end to the ramp. That way you won't lose/misplace the...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By troidus
That's a wicked flat spot. Adding some Shoe Goo...

That's a wicked flat spot. Adding some Shoe Goo would be better than leaving it as-is, if a new tire is unobtanium. Now how to make Shoe Goo out of tree bark, cumin, and Ganges "water", I'll leave...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,461
Posted By troidus
If the bike has an enrichener instead of a choke...

If the bike has an enrichener instead of a choke and you were going to spend a fair amount of time at altitude, you *could* jet it for altitude and use the enrichener to dump extra fuel in at lower...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By troidus
What about adding some aluminum plate between the...

What about adding some aluminum plate between the exhaust and can to deflect the heat?
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,914
Posted By troidus
I was hoping to find something about this on ADV....

I was hoping to find something about this on ADV. My wife's Corolla horn sounds like an asthmatic anteater and she's been backed into twice because no one can hear her horn. The link to the horn...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 90,874
Posted By troidus
I think the problem is that a lot of those places...

I think the problem is that a lot of those places spin the filter on with a dry gasket. They probably use a full turn, too, rather than the 3/4 minimum.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By troidus
Since pulling while unscrewing didn't work, it's...

Since pulling while unscrewing didn't work, it's either fully stripped or the threaded insert is spinning in the part. Either way, the head of the bolt has to be cut off before you can proceed with a...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,663
Posted By troidus
And may relieve pressure on the collet threads if...

And may relieve pressure on the collet threads if changing the collet is necessary.
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By troidus
Kinda reminds me of the Shed of Doom.

Kinda reminds me of the Shed of Doom.
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 90,874
Posted By troidus
MacGyver did a similar thing in an episode,...

MacGyver did a similar thing in an episode, splicing a split fuel line on an old Caddy with a pen body.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
You don't have the major U.S. manufacturers over...

You don't have the major U.S. manufacturers over there trying to protect truck market share by convincing every limp-dicked asshole that he needs a $60k diesel 1-ton to pull a johnboat, and helping...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
Hey OP! Edmunds says you can tow up to 2700,...

Hey OP! Edmunds says you can tow up to 2700, depending on equipment. If you have an auto, you should add a tranny cooler, just for peace of mind.

...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
They used to have the Tribeca, which had a 3500#...

They used to have the Tribeca, which had a 3500# rating. The current Outback is rated for 2700, which is better than a lot of them. The other reason to de-rate is because of the poor state of...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
The manufacturers purposely de-rate their...

The manufacturers purposely de-rate their official tow ratings in the U.S. market (on cars, not trucks), so the spec in the owner's manual is so they can encourage truck sales (and deny warranty...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
If those pieces aren't removable, it looks like...

If those pieces aren't removable, it looks like they'd bang the ground on some driveways.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
I think he's talking about a variation on what I...

I think he's talking about a variation on what I suggested:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100261388/Gate%20Pin%203.jpg

With blue being trailer frame (including welded tab(s) or...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
What holds the little flaps down when they're not...

What holds the little flaps down when they're not in use?
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
And yet diesels do it every day.

And yet diesels do it every day.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By troidus
The in-tank pump is over $200. Running sludge...

The in-tank pump is over $200. Running sludge through it on purpose seems like a bad idea.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
Altitude is the exact place where you want a...

Altitude is the exact place where you want a turbo, unless you like sitting in the right lane bouncing off the rev limiter in first with your hazards on.
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
Oh, and then there's this: <iframe...

Oh, and then there's this:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/sODubMFsq5o?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
Our parents and grandparents towed all kinds of...

Our parents and grandparents towed all kinds of things all over this country with six-cylinder engines, three-speed transmissions, drum brakes, and bias-ply tires on 14" wheels.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,040
Posted By troidus
Published ratings for non-truck vehicles are...

Published ratings for non-truck vehicles are ridiculously low in the U.S. Rule of thumb is 125% of the curb weight of the tow vehicle, but don't try it if it's still under warranty. If you go that...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By troidus
Still no reason to just dump the waste. Unless...

Still no reason to just dump the waste. Unless you want folks to bring it down to Lake of the Ozarks and dump it there.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By troidus
And then you have a large volume of hazardous...

And then you have a large volume of hazardous sludge to get rid of, too. Better to either let a shop do it or get a better tank to start with, unless your community hazardous waste dropoff is really...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
Move the tube up a bit and you could put a spring...

Move the tube up a bit and you could put a spring between the fork and the tube to help hold it down. Put a second tube on the back ramp and you might be able to catch it with a second fork from the...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
The other way to do it would be with an inverted...

The other way to do it would be with an inverted forked rod. Weld a tube to the side of the ramp as shown below, and put a rod through it like this:

...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
Here's one of my gate retainers. I think you...

Here's one of my gate retainers. I think you could mount a smaller version of this to the gate itself and have the free end drop into a hole in the rear frame member. Put one on each side, then use...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,948
Posted By troidus
Prime the OSB and it won't take as much paint. ...

Prime the OSB and it won't take as much paint. Trowel on a thin coat of drywall mud and it'll smooth out the surface.
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,477
Posted By troidus
That's fine, if you have side rails. I suppose...

That's fine, if you have side rails. I suppose he could angle up from the frame rails, but then he has to figure out how to store them when he doesn't have the ramp installed. I suppose they could...
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