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Old 09-23-2018, 11:27 PM
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IT'S ALIVE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! </mad_scientist_laugh>

*cough cough* Ahem.

Starts and runs fine; turn signals work fine; turns out my ongoing problem with the cruise control was due to ... the plastic piece that snaps onto the speedo cracking!

Amazing what a hose clamp can do there.

Also, will need to re-run THAT because it's snarled where it can't quite reach properly.

But it lives!

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Old 09-24-2018, 01:45 PM
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Glad to see you are getting it all back together. These projects always seem to take longer, and cost more then we plan!!
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:14 PM
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Glad to see you are getting it all back together. These projects always seem to take longer, and cost more then we plan!!
No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy.
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:36 AM
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Part Deux.

Drove to Monroe LA (about 125 miles from my house) to install printers on a secure work station.

As I was leaving, about 1 mile from the location headed home, my steering wheel JERKED as I was trying to turn straight from a left turn.

I eased into the center left turn lane, and eased into a funeral home parking lot.

When I got out, I found out that the driver's side front wheel bearing was .. smoking.

After 1 mile of driving.

With 124 left to go.

So Friday or Saturday I head back over with a new Set11 and a Set18 set of National bearings, and a new seal, plus bearing grease and tools needed, to replace the wheel bearing on the driver's side.

*facepalms*

I swear, some days I'm feeling like swapping for a horse so I could shoot the horse!

(Not really, though. Horse doesn't deserve that.)

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Old 02-14-2019, 09:41 AM
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Been there many time and felt your pain, but I have had way worse days!!!!
 
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Old 02-14-2019, 11:16 AM
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Heh. So have I for that matter. (Worse days that is.)

But still, it was a great capstone to a Monday Friday the 13th On A Wednesday.

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:38 PM
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Good that you are so capable Ralph. Glad it wasn't worse.
 
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:40 PM
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The roller cage separated; the rollers came out; a few welded themselves to each other due to the friction.

And the inner race of the cage stuck on the spindle.

THANKFULLY my rotary tool (think "Dremel" but a Harbor Freight brand instead) was able to cut almost all the way through; this allowed me to split the inner race and work it off.

After that, a few licks with a crocus cloth, new bearings and races in the hub, new grease in bearings, and the truck ran home about 125 miles no problem.

So that's done for now.

I'll be pulling a pair of spindles out of the boneyard to get them both cleaned and mounted up, though. The spindle shaft is visibly deformed (but not by much!) where the bearing sits; I bet it's not long for the world.

Le sigh.

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