Around Waynos house

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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby wayno » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:20 pm

With a meteor coming straight at me, it is actually the street light across the street.
I didn't want to go out in the snow so I took the photo from under the eve of my house with the door light in back of me, also the flash worked, the camera has a mind of its own, sometimes it drives me crazy, especially the focus when taking close photos.
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby wayno » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:46 pm

So far I have around 1 1/2 inches on my truck tops/hoods, it appears to have stopped for now, I went out and cleared the windshields of the work trucks and 520, as they are the ones that will start easily, actually the work truck is the only one I would attempt to drive in this crap.
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby wayno » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:17 pm

I have gotten a lot done around here lately, I fixed my original concrete cleaner, I rebuilt the center section that rotates and it doesn't leak anymore.
Today I took my blue Air Jack valve apart, it had a leak and when the hose was connected to it it would slowly rise, if I took it up to the level I wanted and removed the hose it would leak down, it just wasn't all that usable, I took the valve apart and replaced the "O" ring and it changed nothing, so I looked closer and realized it had another piece of rubber(washer type "O" ring) that wasn't sealing, so I pulled that apart and flipped that piece backwards, put it back together and all id good with it now.
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby wayno » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:33 pm

I made myself an alternator tester today, I used an old Magna band saw base without removing the bandsaw.
I made the main positive and negative wires then I used a "T" plug to supply 12V power to the top connection, and I used a light going to the lower connection using the same 12V I used to supply power to the upper connection, I connected the main wires to a battery(neg/pos) and then I connected the other clip to positive and the light came on, I test the voltage of the battery(12.45) then I turned the motor on and the light went out and it tested just over 14V so that alternator is good, the first one was bad so I did the next one in the photos below to make sure it was working and it was.
The photos below are of it not running nor is it completely wired yet.
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Not running and the light is on.
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I am happy I did this, it is going to be nice to reduce the inventory I have although not all of them are Nissan alternators and I will have to figure out how to wire them, I have found one bad one already.
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:32 am

I really like that. Practical tools for the guy with a shed full of alternators.
When the only tool you have is a hammer every problem starts to look like a hippy.
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby wayno » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:41 pm

DRIVEN wrote:I really like that. Practical tools for the guy with a shed full of alternators.


It's not full of alternators, there are a bunch of starters in the same container. :lol:
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Re: Around Waynos house

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:53 pm

:rofl:
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