Jump to content

Unofficial Home of Old Simplicity & Allis-Chalmers Garden Tractors

Sign in to follow this  
PatRarick

I'm BACK!! Thanks to Kent.

Recommended Posts

Kent
Marion, No problem -- that's why they pay me the "big bucks" as a custodial engineer of the clubhouse. I thick with this year's cost-of-living increase that I'm now up to almost 1/3 of a cent per hour... good work if you can find it! ;-) Kent

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PatRarick
Had a glich (probably self-inflicted) with my server recognizing the site as secure. I don't contribute a heck of alot that is important to anyone but, I sure have gained alot from all on this site as well as feeling friendship and compasion among the participates. I have Kent to thank for taking the time from his busy schedule in the last two weeks to help me solve the problem through his expert knowledge of computers and the net servers. Thank you publically for you help Kent, your a great person.. Marion Kerr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kent
Marion: Whoa, now: I beg to differ w/ your "I don't contribute a heck of alot that is important to anyone but...." Now that's just wrong, see, b/c I feel otherwise. In reading back thru the club's entire history, I found many valuable, insightful posts from you. I will never ship anything, anywhere, of any weight, w/out first trying to find someone who's company gets "loading dock rates" or whatever it was exactly you explained (I have it saved under "shipping") on my computer. And that's but one example. I feel bad here, b/c I never let you know how much your welding advice (and that of several others, I might add) helped me out as I did "dental work" (the "recapping") on the teeth of the dog clutches on the drive wheels on my "Snobird" blower. I finished the cog like a month ago, and it came out great, IMHO, but I don't have the film developed yet, so I didn't post anything, not wanting to "clog the server," as it were. But for you I would not have read up on, nor attempted, to heat treat the cog when I was done. I did, (I decided to use old, dirty motoroil for the oil quench, and it came out looking wonderfully "blued" like a gunbarrel!) and was very pleased w/ the results, and feel it will make it more durable. I already tried to break it, full throttle, back and forth on dry pavement--no problem--as one gear seemed to develop a crack when I dropped it, but this abuse did not cause the crack to widen. It will never get such good traction in use, (snow) so I'm not worried about the crack worsening. Having already repaired one crack on the inside of the 1" bore of the cog, across three faces with two 90-degree/one-eighth inch turns, I opted to leave well enough alone, having already heat treated it once. So let's not sell oneself short, here, Marion, as there are enough folk out there willin' to do it for you. Thanks again! Peter P.S.: Dutch, you're killin' me w/ the audio/visual effects--keep it up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×