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  1. I was a freshman or sophomore in high school (1974, 1975?), same train tracks two blocks south of my shop's location today, an 18 wheeler hauling gas stalled on the rr crossing here in Spring Texas. A southbound train hit the truck and exploded on impact. The one of the men on the train were able to hit the brakes but the fireball of a train still went about a half mile thru town before it stopped. I lived a block and a half from the impact zone. Killed two or three men. An arm with burned hair was found in front of my friends house which faces the tracks a few hundred feet from the impact. Later that afternoon I watch them pulled out a stiff crispy body from the train and put it in a plastic bag. The last man was hard to find because he had attempted to survive the gasoline fire by hiding himself in a compartment in the floor.
  2. Good idea to check for leaks on the diaphragm. Earlier this year I heard an explosion close to my shop. My shop is just a few hundred feet off the train tracks and some some sparks from a grinder made their way around the spark screen and ignited a leak in work crew's oxygen tank. The door from the cabinet blew off it's hinges striking the workman in the back. I hurried over to check it out. His body was jelly at the impact point. He died a few minutes later. I had visions for several weeks of the suffering man.
  3. I had to help a friend out on two occasions in similar situations. One was a young teenager ripping it up on my trails while i was mowing some grass with my tractor. I just happened to look over and saw he was trapped after flipping his wheeler. He had been there a few minutes! LOL Another time me and a friend were riding our dirt bikes in the Sam Houston National Forrest. I was in the lead and came to a fork in the trail. I stopped so he would know which fork to take. Waited several minutes and backtracked a few miles to find him trapped under his bike. Somehow he crashed in a high sandy berm and his foot peg was on top of his helmet pinning him to the ground. One of the funniest things I've seen.
  4. Wow Shade, the wheeler looks almost new!
  5. The biggest concern I have with this method is that the hydraulic effect is great enough to crack that thin aluminum bearing housing before the bearing pushes out. I have used grease.to push the pilot bearing from a flywheel on a car but that is a heavy steel part.
  6. I agree with you Jeep. $200 extra is cheap compared to your time investment.
  7. Misterclean


    Us too here in SE Texas. Going to be a record hot month if true.
  8. Gotcha. I thought they were basically the same
  9. I thought it was 4th gear instead of 1st gear?
  10. Hey Jeep I haven't forgotten this is a bore gauge subject. Ha ha
  11. So you believe in a flat earth?
  12. Ok. The theory of relativity is the most proven equation in the world. Every physicist relies on it being true.
  13. The most important reason that a piston/ring to cylinder measurement is a small as possible is to eliminate piston slap. Cylinder, piston and ring wear wear at a exponential rate as slap increases. E = MC squared.
  14. Ok. I get it now. I thought it was cylinder wear measurements. I feel better for you now. That's not bad if measuring ring gap. Ring gap is about a 3 or 4 multipler ratio to cylinder measurents.
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