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#1 Rainman

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 09:58 PM

Ok, cooking dinner and was thinking about the time I was trying to remove the spigot bush. Had a quick look on youtube and with a bolt and a piece of bread it was out in 10min. Computer doesn't like to copy links but is someone can for me that would be cool. Any one else have a cool trick relating to the ease of Mechanics. Rainman



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:10 PM

If I told ya I'd have to kill ya



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:29 PM

To remove a spigot bush I was shown how you use a bolt and wrap electrical tape around the shaft of the bolt until it just snugly pushes into the spigot bush.
Before inserting bolt fill the spigot bush with grease and then use a mallet to hit the taped up bolt into the bush. Because the tape is a firm fit it forces the grease to push the spigot bush out. I didn't believe it until I did it ,and it was easy.

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:13 PM

Yep.

The grease method works well.

An extension of basic hydraulics and incompressability of fluids.

 

Slightly different  stories but from my old mechanic friends.

During the depression years they got by with things such as

 

Ironbark pistons.

Leather for mains and big end bearings.

 

Lived near an army training area.

They used to take blokes there and remove the plug leads cap and rotor from a vehicle and tell them they had to get it  back to the base.

Was interesting seeing how they managed it.

 

Loved seeing different solutions to problems.

 

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 12:48 AM

Fencing wire for the win in both cases! I reckon I could make a rotor button out of it given enough incentive.

 

My pop was an old cow cocky (and even bigger than me) and you wouldn't believe what could be fixed with fencing wire... broken drawbars, bent driveshafts, just about anything that fell off was reattached with fencing wire... even better than duct tape!

 

The plug wire comment reminded me of him, he used to test spark by pulling back the rubber boots (if the engine even had them) and grabbing hold of the spark plug with the motor running, he'd do this for each cylinder and could tell if one was misfiring (he used to test electric fences the same way)... do NOT try this at home kids!



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:11 AM

Still rather use the bread, easier to clean. When I do things, it takes me that long there is normally some left over from lunch near my coffie cut already under the car. Bit of my whopper burger roll that soaked up some mayo.

 

 

Hey Andrew, Universal fence wire lol.



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Posted 14 August 2019 - 10:35 AM

That's ok Rob, I don't have any cars from the 50s lol



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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:29 AM

The old mechanics used to talk about a friend of theirs who had huge hands.

He could stall a 4 cylinder car by placing his hands on the plugs.

No rubber boots on them obviously.

 

Then there was the bloke who use to make his own 2 bob pieces during the war years. 

He had a silver mine, but all mined stuff became property of the government or something.

So he used to go do some mining then cast his own 2 bob bits.

He survived the hard years comfortably.

 

Sorry for the deviation from topic.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:56 PM

The plug wire comment reminded me of him, he used to test spark by pulling back the rubber boots (if the engine even had them) and grabbing hold of the spark plug with the motor running, he'd do this for each cylinder and could tell if one was misfiring (he used to test electric fences the same way)... do NOT try this at home kids!

My older brother had a 350 chev in his Monaro, and thought he could do a similar thing, which worked well until he pulled the boot back on the lead plugged into the Mallory Super Coil. The car died, and when I walked around the front he was flat on the floor and couldn't move for 30 seconds. I think it was 80,000 volts.


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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:44 PM

the day Tazers were invented?? lol

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 11:20 AM

the day Tazers were invented?? lol

 

I made my own in the late 70s.

I was studying electronics and got fascinated by the voltage doublers and triplers in old TVs

Also played with transformers changing the connections from step down to step up.

Note to self.

Cheap Taiwanese transformers dont have the insulation quality for really high voltages. They do most of a rice bubbles thing before they lose their smoke.

 

I managed to have sparks jumping over 50mm quite easily.

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 05:49 PM

yep, worked in big plants as an Eleco for many years.

I clearly, (very clearly actually), , remember as a little apprentice, running an old school "bell set"" continuity tester across a tramp iron magnet connections.

Let's just say the tester had a 6v Dolphin battery inside it.....When I removed the test lead, well.......it produced a bit more than 6v  !

 

I never had any issue with remembering about collapsing magnetic fields..............






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