It only took one lady to see me carrying a pail out to the salt feeder. That one coming a running herself and seen by the rest of the mob prompted the lot of them all moving as one in a stampede fashion towards me. They weren’t about to miss out on anything good the first lady might have wind of. Sheesh, females?
Spent most my shop-time making right what idiot shade tree mechanics had undone upon the Tall Ollie even if it they were slight mistreatment's to the machine as a whole. Seems every casting we were to work upon had missing bolts whether they were there to hold the main body castings of the machine together or to even hold the sheet metal to those castings, in most of today’s worked castings the holes worked on were to hold the deck plates.
In every empty bolt hole housed a deposited bug expected to emerge this next spring. Shame on me killing an uncounted number of other parents offspring. I feel so bad, so guilty, so sad. }:^((
Operations required my fitting a drill bit into a salvaged chuck from a discarded electric hand drill motor. The chuck made for a handy handle to work the bit in and out of the holes avoiding damaging thread. Bugs evicted I run an appropriate thread chaser in and out of the holes. Holes cleared I could the search for the required missing bolts and lock washers to properly hold everything together with a wee dab of anti-seize lubricant.
Here they are for bit of another Picture Catch Up:
Now here’s a whole new trial manner to hot wire discouragement to the bottom of a livestock gate. href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v343/FMGruber/2009%20Shorthorn%20Country/?action=view¤t=FarmPics2009008-7.jpg" target="_blank">
A picture worth a 1000 words, the other end is similar to this. Only one exception is in the red plastic conduit insulating the current delivery to the wires. The conduit’s insulation also prevents the slack wire from shorting out when the gate is opened.
Learned from internet yesterday: the torque required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment. Trying varied penetrating oils ..... These were torque loads to take the rusted parts apart.
None ............ ......... 516 pounds
WD-40 ............ ...... 238 pounds
PB Blaster ............ . 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ..... 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds
ATF*-Acetone mix....53 pounds
Here’s my home made 50/50 atf*/acetone mix in a dish soap bottle with a salvaged bottle pump. To use or apply mixture simply shake the bottle to stir contents and squirt where desired or needed.
Well this all I’m going to say today. I hope some folks find my information (even that what was stolen) useful. BGKC.
*ATF = Automatic Trasmission Fluid