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Forum: Garage & Workshop 07-23-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,003
Posted By monckywrench
The US importers SPECIFY a price point. Americans...

The US importers SPECIFY a price point. Americans blame competition but forget that corporate MANAGEMENT make the calls, not mechanics.

We should blame the Americans who make the choices. Sears...
Forum: Ranger & B-Series 06-28-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,513
Posted By monckywrench
Your (and my) personal dislike of credit is wise,...

Your (and my) personal dislike of credit is wise, but basing a sales model on such extremely rare customers would be corporate suicide.

We don't matter as a customer base and never will. Good for...
Forum: Garage & Workshop 06-23-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By monckywrench
That Amazon jack looks cheesy. I've...

That Amazon jack looks cheesy.

I've contemplated adding ram locks to my floor jacks but it's not worth the hassle since I won't work under a single point support anyway. I don't like most...
Forum: Garage & Workshop 06-23-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By monckywrench
My machinist bro bought one to replace a worn out...

My machinist bro bought one to replace a worn out Migmaster 250 in his fab shop and loves it.

ESAB has changed plant location, owners, and welder models a fair amount so make sure you have plenty...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 06-23-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 832
Posted By monckywrench
A classic way to break free a rounded fastener...

A classic way to break free a rounded fastener I've used many times is to spin it loose with a cold chisel, the longer the better for control.

I nick the middle of one flank of the fastener, (or...
Forum: Alternative Fuels, Hybrids & Mileage 04-12-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,656
Posted By monckywrench
In that case those claims would be scientifically...

In that case those claims would be scientifically testable and verifiable by any independent party.

"Happen to know" means (contemptuous expletive deleted). Bring evidence when you assert...
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 02-22-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By monckywrench
My 2000 hydrolocked so I have the same question. ...

My 2000 hydrolocked so I have the same question.

I've decided to throw a used 4.2 in my truck so I'm looking for the most recent engine (assuming I swap over all my external parts) which will...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 02-14-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 827
Posted By monckywrench
I am moving away from flashlights to LED...

I am moving away from flashlights to LED headlamps. The pace of change is so fast that checking Amazon reviews is as good a method as any. I also use rechargeable batteries.

You can find Youtube...
Forum: Bio-diesel, Propane & Alternative Diesel Engine Fuels 02-14-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By monckywrench
Gasoline is so cheap that you might as well...

Gasoline is so cheap that you might as well Craigslist the thing, unless you want to store it for when gas goes back up again sometime in the future.

A thing is worth what the market will bear.
Forum: VetNet 02-10-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By monckywrench
Try to make your 20 even if it means...

Try to make your 20 even if it means cross-training. (Cross-training can be fun. It was for me, twice.) When you have ten in, the next ten flies by even if you are handing out the proverbial...
Forum: VetNet 02-10-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By monckywrench
When a potential competitor buys your debt that...

When a potential competitor buys your debt that puts some of their economy in your hands because if there is conflict that debt can be nationalized. You have their money, they have your paper.
...
Forum: VetNet 02-10-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By monckywrench
PCM can contact Tricare referrals to make it...

PCM can contact Tricare referrals to make it happen but if you can't ever reach him you might need another PCM. An active duty PCM on a local base is most useful and since they rotate them you get...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 02-10-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,708
Posted By monckywrench
One option is to garage such vehicles. I would...

One option is to garage such vehicles. I would never live in an HOA community though they do make nice "containment zones" for those who prefer a certain kind of neighborhood. That can keep them for...
Forum: Garage & Workshop 02-10-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By monckywrench
Nice and much less expensive than those fancy...

Nice and much less expensive than those fancy load assist devices.
Forum: Garage & Workshop 02-10-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,003
Posted By monckywrench
Ebay is outstanding. For example my professional...

Ebay is outstanding. For example my professional machinist bro buys nearly all of his tooling via Ebay unless he needs it overnighted. (Then it's MSC, McMaster-Carr or Fastenal.)

As far as I'm...
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