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f350ca

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2018, 07:25:00 PM »
My dump trailer is just a 5 x 8 foot single axle. Was going to go tandem but decided on this one with a 5K axle. The feds never look twice at a single axle trailer but love inspecting tandems. The dump is a godsend for me hauling firewood, shavings, sawdust, gravel. Nothing more disheartening than shoveling on a load of sawdust then having to unshuvel it.

Greg

firestopper

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2018, 10:22:04 AM »
Avoiding any hassle is always good.
I'm lucky, here in AZ we can run permeant tags, so both trailers I run have them. The cops usually don't look twice unless your a business.  The dump is a handy feature, I use it a few times a year when I clear brush and trim trees around the property. It came in real handy when I was building the shop during the dirt phase.  Always seem to get dirty looks at the dump from at least one knucklehead while I'm dumping and he's hand jacking his load off hahah.
Turn and Burn,
Paco

f350ca

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2018, 11:52:34 AM »
We run permanent trailer plates here too, but the mermaids don't hesitate to pull over private vehicles pulling a trailer of pickups. I try to keep a low profile and maintain equipment so haven't been stopped myself but know of plenty who have.

Greg

PJB

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2018, 03:53:04 PM »
I do work for a guy that screen prints glassware.  Todays job is tooling for a cogniac/liqueur bottle.   
Before pics.


Of course it came halfway thru my rotab chuck mounting project which since im anal about my equipment means cleaning all the crs steel shavings to switch over to nylon
Carpenter84 your right I do keep my machines extremely clean but I can afford to since its a hobby shop.   I probably should take some “in progress” pics of my projects to prove they actually get used but my hands are usually grungy and the phone is hooked up cranking Spotify Lol ok how about the trash can with the remnants???   

Then of course I went A.D.D and spent 1/2hr cleaning the end gear train on the lathe.   The oil on the gears slings around and mixes with belt shavings and gearbox oil so once in awhile I pull the cover and clean er up.   

1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"They wants what you gots!"

firestopper

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2018, 04:53:28 PM »
Nothing wrong with a little OCD PBJ.

Todays POTD was adjusting the valve lash on the 40. Intake set to .008" and Exhaust to .014". Used go no go feeler gauges, now the vacuum gauge is rock steady at 17inHg.

Turn and Burn,
Paco

PJB

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2018, 08:27:10 PM »
Nothing wrong with a little OCD PBJ.

Todays POTD was adjusting the valve lash on the 40. Intake set to .008" and Exhaust to .014". Used go no go feeler gauges, now the vacuum gauge is rock steady at 17inHg.

Kewl!    btw What's a 40?
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"They wants what you gots!"

Jake Parker

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2018, 09:14:47 PM »
I cut all the scrap pices for the mobil press build to equal sizes, then layed out, and drilled a bunch of holes.
It still needs a few odds and ends, and I havent decided how to mount the ram plate yet. I dont want to weld it, as I see it can be useful for other jobs as well.

Uncle Buck

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »
Nothing wrong with a little OCD PBJ.

Todays POTD was adjusting the valve lash on the 40. Intake set to .008" and Exhaust to .014". Used go no go feeler gauges, now the vacuum gauge is rock steady at 17inHg.

Kewl!    btw What's a 40?

Hopefully 40 Ford!
You boys better hold on cause i'm gonna have to stand on it!

firestopper

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2018, 07:02:20 AM »
Nothing wrong with a little OCD PBJ.

Todays POTD was adjusting the valve lash on the 40. Intake set to .008" and Exhaust to .014". Used go no go feeler gauges, now the vacuum gauge is rock steady at 17inHg.

Kewl!    btw What's a 40?

Hopefully 40 Ford!


UB,
a 40 is short for FJ40 (Toyota Land cruiser).
It runs a 2F straight six with solid lifters.
1982 mostly stock with a 4" lift. We have emissions testing so its also "smogged" :'(.  She gets tested once a year, so I usually have to create a vacuum (large) leak and turn the idle to 1900 rpm to pass. Once she passes, I pull forward to a parking space and put her back to smooth running In front of the emissions center, What a joke! She will always fail by a few numbers otherwise, but a fail is a fail.

Turn and Burn,
Paco

PJB

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2018, 09:14:42 AM »
Ah ok.  I went so far as to count the springs and deduce it was an inline 6 so I thought maybe a Jeep as in Chrysler.    Darn gubment I know.   We have that smog testing in IL also what a stupid time waste.   Yet another thing on ones do-list never mind the fear of and aftermath of a fail.   
My 03 burb got exempted after the last time i took it.  Not sure why something about it being over a certain GVWR.   Weird too cuz its a gas pig 496 engine that pukes smog for added thrust
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"They wants what you gots!"

Terrywerm

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Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2018, 09:30:01 AM »
Minnesota used to do smog testing in the Twin City metro area only. I had a Ford Escort that would only pass if you blocked the hose from the PCV valve to the carburetor. Easy trick. Minnesota finally abandoned the program because air quality was improving and fewer and fewer vehicles were failing as the old carbureted vehicles started to disappear from the highways.
Terry

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PJB

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2018, 09:47:02 AM »
 Back in the day i heard the trick was adding a few bottles of isopropyl to the tank but they got wise to that.  Heck now it comes standard in our gas.
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"They wants what you gots!"

GNAP

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2018, 10:06:11 AM »
In NYS, all vehicles after 1995, have to be run through “emissions” testing, at the time of the annual vehicle safety inspection. Its based on the onboard vehicle’s computers reading of the engines performance sensor data. Basically if the check engine light is off, the vehicle passes.

There are a couple if wrinkles in that program, for vehicle owners, aftermarket chips and reprogramming of the existing chip, will cause a failure, and that automatically sends an email, to the DMV, which usually results, in a sternly worded letter or a visit from the DMV compliance officer, if there are multiple failures, there could be license issues, fines or at worst vehicle confiscation.

In reality, its a pretty basic and easy system and so far it has worked and we don’t have actual tail pipe testing, at least in the majority of the state, not sure of the major metropolitan areas.

My nephew has run afoul of DMV testing, with his 2016 Camaro, he was running a aftermarket chip and failed the testing 3 times, he got a $650 fine (with court cost) and is subject to random testing for the next 3 years. If he get caught again, its a 9 month suspended license and additional fines.
jack

firestopper

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »
Before I started crating a vacuum leak and cranking up the idle for a quick pass, It sometime took 4-5 tries. One year I had to run through eight times!
That was it for me. The next year I began to cheat my way through. The rig runs completely like crap for it to pass legitimately.
The whole emissions thing is a scam. The 05 Dmax and 82 FJ have to go every year. Any other rig after 98 can be registered for two years eliminating the yearly testing. $12.25 per car. If you fail, the second test is included. If you fail a third time you pay again etc. Imagine the state makes a shit ton of money. I been considering insuring the 40 through classic car insurance (Hagerty) eliminating the need for emissions altogether. 

1967- present require emissions testing in AZ.
Motorcycles where except some years back.

NYS= emission Nazis, unbelievable.
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Turn and Burn,
Paco

PJB

Re: What Did You Do Today
« Reply #44 on: September 23, 2018, 12:09:20 PM »
I cut all the scrap pices for the mobil press build to equal sizes, then layed out, and drilled a bunch of holes.
It still needs a few odds and ends, and I havent decided how to mount the ram plate yet. I dont want to weld it, as I see it can be useful for other jobs as well.

Nice job Jake   Always wanted a shop press but never got to making or buying one.   I think leaving the Ram removable is a good idea it keeps your options open.  Also the ability to shift left or right could be useful.
1991 Bridgeport Series I 2J-VS  9"x48"
1979 Clausing Colchester Bantam Mk2 11"x30"
1972 Harig Super 612
2015 Tormach PCNC-1100 Mill

"They wants what you gots!"