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Old 01-17-2020, 09:46 PM
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Well, I finished making the little pitman arm and painted the arms. When I went to put the wiper transmission housing back into the hole in the cab, I found that the shop cat had been playing with the chrome parts that should be on the outside. The nut was nowhere to be found. I cursed her out soundly and that helped. I raised the truck up on the hoist again and looked around under there and found my nut. So I installed it quickly so the cat couldn't loose it again.
The exhaust pipes caught my eye; the tips out at the back weren't even anymore. I pried, jacked, and stretched with a come-along, the right-hand rear segment of exhaust pipe and got them pretty good.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:01 PM
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Here are the little arms; draglink and pitman, that go inside the header of the truck to drive the wiper on that side, and also the broken pieces [first picture]. I greased them and put them back together [second picture]. I didn't put the wiper arm and blade back on yet because I want to invent a guard on it so the wiper blade will go past the other one, every time and not hit end to end once in a while.
Here's the tail pipes fairly equal [third picture].
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:58 AM
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It's coming together MM, your list must be getting pretty short.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:05 PM
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Dozer, the list is not getting shorter, because life is getting more like a dance all of the time, one step forward, two sideways and one back. When I was timing the draglink arm of the wiper, I needed the wiper motor functioning sometimes. OK and with a little modification I got the adjustments done. As I was getting out of the cab I could smell gas. Ooahh, Maybe my sediment bowl is not tight enough. True, OK, an easy fix. As I was cleaning up my hands for suppertime, I looked back at the truck and saw shiny floor under it. Wrong. All of the time I had the key on fiddling with the wipers, the electric fuel pump was pumping gas out through a hole in the long line from the back of the truck to the front. That has to be looked at today.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:14 PM
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Wow that's not a good thing. Lucky you noticed it before you went in.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:05 PM
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Be glad it was suppertime, not welding time!



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Old 01-19-2020, 10:25 PM
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Oh Doc., my shop is an archrib about that wide.
Anyhow, I found a good looking brass connection in my gas line had sprung a leak. No amount of loosening and tightening would fix it. I took it out and emoryed everything, checked for cracks and replaced it and it worked. Now the sediment bowl [that I really liked and was too cavalier about] leaks a wee bit. It should have a new gasket.
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:51 AM
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It's coming together MM, your list must be getting pretty short.
I love it when that happens!!!

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Old 01-20-2020, 01:02 PM
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Yes, a pretty good feeling, Tripper, but I'll just start on another project. You know that we have to have problems to solve or we wouldn't be builders.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:10 AM
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Yes, a pretty good feeling, Tripper, but I'll just start on another project. You know that we have to have problems to solve or we wouldn't be builders.
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Amen MM!
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