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    Solid plate so I've more metal to play with. ...

    Solid plate so I've more metal to play with.

    As for fires, this is as good a time as any to remind 33ers to have (many) smoke detectors and CO2 detectors and test them. A smoke detector save self,...
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    Cool find! That plate is the ticket since it...

    Cool find!

    That plate is the ticket since it saves a bunch of fuckery I don't have time for ATM. (Bros life blew up due to evil narcissist dumbshit hambeast gf so I'm clearing my other house to...
  3. Light colors of classic livery work well with...

    Light colors of classic livery work well with silver colors like the frame. Dark colors on cafe bikes unless they're unusual are boring because dark colors visually shrink most objects and are...
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    There's a fair sized rim straightening industry...

    There's a fair sized rim straightening industry but controlling rims is the difficult part (note the stout Acme thread spindle in video). Between shipping both ways plus repair labor and tax it might...
  5. I collect compressors and air tanks, the bigger...

    I collect compressors and air tanks, the bigger the air tank the better. While hunting a deal on a 10 or 15 HP head (big compressors can be quite inexpensive in pieces) I gang the small compressors...
  6. Weed burners or other torches and putty knives...

    Weed burners or other torches and putty knives etc (wear gloves because molten and burning styrene is nasty and of course work outdoors) can break loose what light blasting doesn't remove. I solve it...
  7. The pack and ship outfits offer foam packs (or ya...

    The pack and ship outfits offer foam packs (or ya can buy them online) if you want to pack that stuff the way Uncle Sugar does aircraft parts or have them do it while you watch (I don't trust 'em...
  8. I love it when they use forums instead of search...

    I love it when they use forums instead of search engines. Better to stay off the internet if one refuses to study how to use it in financial safety. (Not kidding, I've one bro who had his identity...
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    That's why I just switched to kittens as the fur...

    That's why I just switched to kittens as the fur is so absorbent. I have a fresh batch of rescues declawed for a ready supply.

    They're self-cleaning but tend to clog the toilet so keep a plunger...
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    Nice score. I had a C50 like that but the cab was...

    Nice score. I had a C50 like that but the cab was shot so I saved the steel Chevron rollback, frame and the drivetrain with PTO and hydraulic winch. A serious winch or two is extremely handy and...
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    Indeed. Frank is my favorite monster because he...

    Indeed. Frank is my favorite monster because he can double as a jumpstarter.

    I've got other stuff going on so I'd prefer not to have to lay out then mill the whole thing on a manual mill. Mods are...
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    That Rivera is a nice kit but the difference...

    That Rivera is a nice kit but the difference between the bare kit and kit with the inner primary I'll have to amputate to work with the Pan looks about 1400 bucks.

    I like the Rivera clutch on my...
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    I'd mail the busted gears back to Baker though...

    I'd mail the busted gears back to Baker though their machining and heat treat are not likely to blame, reason being unless customers do that they won't know if there is a production defect but I've...
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    The NC CBA/ABATE swap meet which moved to...

    The NC CBA/ABATE swap meet which moved to Salisbury after being hosted at Charlotte for many years remains decent with a fair number of vendors still selling used parts. The next will be in the...
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    That attention to detail and knowing what details...

    That attention to detail and knowing what details to attend is key. It is also not common vs. the fuckton of slapped together work out there more suitable for a lawnmower but considered "good...
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    The boat people are alloy and chrome protection...

    The boat people are alloy and chrome protection gurus since they've so much of both threatened by salt spray. Sharkhide is an interesting self-annealing coating (not a paint which are brittle). I've...
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    One less monarch but plebs like boots to lick and...

    One less monarch but plebs like boots to lick and unlike the remaining royals the old gal understood class is how you carry yourself not what you own.

    The ceremonies will be the UKs way of...
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    Good call. Best way to wire is typically...

    Good call.

    Best way to wire is typically shitcan everything then do it right the first time, and the expensive aftermarket units are IMO silly compared to convenient reliable easily replaceable...
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    The Crown needed to dump excess people to reduce...

    The Crown needed to dump excess people to reduce crowding and used the empire (not just North America, Australia https://www.nma.gov.au/defining-moments/resources/convict-transportation-peaks is a...
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    Easy way I did at the welding school is a tee and...

    Easy way I did at the welding school is a tee and a single (cheap is fine for purging) flowmeter on each end. If a dual flowmeter malfunctions or gets broken you lose both during repair. If one of...
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    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/r...

    https://www.practicalmachinist.com/forum/threads/rotary-phase-converter-designs-and-plans.101231/
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    Three phase makes cleaner cuts than single phase...

    Three phase makes cleaner cuts than single phase and RPCs are tough. I should have caught onto that earlier and gobbled more such like the large air compressors I used to pass on.

    Swapping caps...
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    Which ones and why aren't they taking out...

    Which ones and why aren't they taking out competitive businesses? The steel industry is global and exhaustively documented by and for investors.

    Why would that business make sense in 2022...
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    Interesting. I'd not heard of that one so thanks...

    Interesting. I'd not heard of that one so thanks for posting.

    http://www.ebeyond2000.net/quickstart.html
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    I take care to paint bead seat areas on any...

    I take care to paint bead seat areas on any non-aluminum rim and if I get a high dollar set of spoked alloy rims those will get clear powder coat.

    Thickish paint smooths the surface for proper...
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