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Happy Hour / Re: Antique Analog Audio Equipment
« on: April 25, 2017, 08:45:36 AM »
Rabbitproof,
    Post a add in Craigslist or on Ebay.   I am sure you could sell it.   Do you have any idea if any of the components still work?

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Happy Hour / Re: Antique Analog Audio Equipment
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:58:48 AM »
Okie Bob old equipment can be sold on Ebay.   I have watched the prices keep going up.

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Happy Hour / Re: Antique Analog Audio Equipment
« on: April 18, 2017, 04:54:28 PM »
That is a great system WC!   I would love to see pics of the equipment.   I think that I would transfer those 78 records that you have left over to digital storage such as cd or high quality mp3. Take a trip back in time whenever you want.  As a matter of time travel.   It is raining here now so Suzy and I are listening to old reel to reel tapes made back in the late 70s and early 80s.   Real Music!!!
Wayne

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Happy Hour / Antique Analog Audio Equipment
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:04:50 PM »
Anyone on here collect, restore,  or use antique audio equipment such as cassette decks,  reel to reel,  8 track,  high power amps and floor speakers.   Great hobby!


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General Discussion / Covington TP46 on raised bed
« on: February 04, 2017, 01:06:54 PM »
Has any one ever tried to use a Covington TP46 single row planter on a 24 inch raised bed?

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Tools and Equipment / Re: hydraulic press
« on: January 05, 2017, 05:48:48 AM »
I did not have enough steel to put two vertical pieces at the top so I welded a heavy piece of channel across the top.   You cant see this in the picture.   I was using 150 psi air to operate the jack,  so its capacity is reduced to probably around 20 tons.   I built the press to make 12 steel L s out of 2 inch by 1/2 bar.   It bent them without a problem.  I also used it to press out the worn out shaft of a very old electric motor and press a new one that I made on a lathe.   Motor is back like new.  Thanks for the excellent suggestions!!!

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Tools and Equipment / Re: hydraulic press
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:56:29 PM »
Finished Such as it is!   May the entire group have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: hydraulic press
« on: November 20, 2016, 01:01:54 PM »
I am building a little jig to bend angles on steel bar.   I am always bending steel  90 degree Ls on one implement or another.   I am hoping this will work easier than a torch and large hammer.   If it works I will take a pic of it.
Wayne

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Tools and Equipment / Re: hydraulic press
« on: November 19, 2016, 06:08:44 PM »
Thanks to BC for the pics.   Here is what it looks like so far.   I am cutting the tool plate and making adapters on a lathe.   Wife says I have to brush it down and paint it.   Only thing I bought was four eye bolts.   The rest was scrap junk from the back field.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: hydraulic press
« on: November 13, 2016, 06:41:42 PM »
Thanks for the pics BC.  They will certainly help.   I found 20 foot of 6x2.5x5/16 channel and some 2 inch square 1/2 thick channel for the legs.   I thought 60 inches tall and 2 foot wide would do anything I need.   Got this stuff cut and welded.   Converted a 30 ton hydraulic jack to operate on air.  Going to build the lower press frame tomorrow.  Anyway having fun.
Thanks Again,
Wayne

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Tools and Equipment / hydraulic press
« on: November 12, 2016, 10:16:11 AM »
Has anyone built a press to remove bearing, etc from their equipment?   I have some old scrap steel and a hydraulic jack.  I think I am going to make the attempt.   The ones at retail stores just do not look heavy enough to me.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Scott S2554 lawn tractor
« on: October 12, 2016, 05:47:31 PM »
 I wanted to thank all for the suggestions.   What I found was that the engineers in their infinite wisdom installed a anti=tamper contact set inside the plug in connector to the seat safety.   It has a tiny spring that closes a contact inside the connector if it comes loose or is pulled off shutting down the engine.   The spring had rusted into and this contact was staying closed all the time wither you were on the seat or not .  I managed to remove it with a tiny pair of needle nose pliers.  Solved the problem.
Thanks again!
Wayne

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Scott S2554 lawn tractor
« on: October 11, 2016, 06:18:35 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions all and the schematic.   It seems to be real close.   I have not put the switches back on yet as I pressure washed the entire tractor while I had all the cowlings off.   Gee this thing is orange!   Today I will test the switches and relays again under real load.   I have a 12vdc bench power supply and a 12 volt bulb.   Easy to actually energize the relay coils and switch 12 volts through the contacts to the bulb.   Same for the switches.   If they all pass this then I am going to pull the pto switch and check it.
Thanks again Friends!
Wayne

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Tools and Equipment / Scott S2554 lawn tractor
« on: October 10, 2016, 03:18:24 PM »
I have a Scott lawn tractor build by John Deere that has a problem such that when you release the brake pedal the engine shuts down.   I was wondering if anyone has had any dealing with this mower.   I found online that it was probably the seat safety switch.  Pulled and cleaned it and checked with an ohm meter shows good.  Also pulled and checked brake safety switch.  Also good.  Checked both safety relays,  good.  Checked entire wiring harness.  I do not have a schematic to go further.   Anyone have a idea?
Thanks,
Wayne
 

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Homemade implements
« on: April 11, 2016, 07:29:20 AM »
Wife came out and looked and said I actually let you drive my car..........Gotta love them.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Homemade implements
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:00:32 PM »
I built this extended tool bar to go under the IH.   I wanted to be able to see what they were doing.   Loosen the dirt,  hill and a planting trench all in one pass.   Would you professionals take a look at the row produced and give me your opinion.

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General Discussion / Re: soil ph question
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:35:06 PM »
David,
    I also live in north Louisiana,  a little further northwest than you.   I am certainly not an expert,  but I also sent soil samples to LSU.   I had to add lime too.   One garden spot was already planted and coming up.   I put pellet lime in the middle of the rows,   tilled it in and watered.   The plants are doing just fine.   I had sweet corn and potatoes in this patch.

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General Discussion / Re: Chat tonight at 7 Bayou time ~!~!~!
« on: March 29, 2016, 08:58:22 AM »
Thought I would give it a shot.   I was able to key the 147.280 repeater this morning and had a nice chat with w5cqg about gardening of course.

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Restoring old tractors
« on: March 23, 2016, 07:55:18 AM »
Belly toolbar and discs I used this year.

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General Discussion / Re: Chat tonight at 7 Bayou time ~!~!~!
« on: March 23, 2016, 05:16:34 AM »
ARCOS 146.670 ?

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