What did you do to your deuce this week?

Jbulach

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Hey jbulack, I looked up shear strength of gr. 8 bolts, Here what I found
The shear strength of a grade 8 bolt is 90,000 psi, assuming the bolt is between 1/4 inch to 1 inch. Shear strength is typically estimated to be 60 percent of tensile strength. The tensile strength of a grade 8 bolt is at least 150,000 psi. All grade 8 bolts have the same tensile strength per square inch. Thus, the larger the bolt, the stronger the tensile strength of the bolt. Shear strength must be calculated, because the American Society for Testing and Materials does not require shear strength values to be published. To calculate tensile strength of a bolt, the tensile stress area should be multiplied by 150,000 psi

It seems to me these values far exceed the tention that will be imposed by towing a rolling vrhicle. even a 15000 pound deuce....
If I’m guessing correctly how your going to use this, unfortunately your bolt is in a bending, not shear scenario. If you could sleeve a snug fitting pipe inside or outside of your tow bar tube then weld a lug or something on that for your chain, then your bolt would be in a double shear. Not trying to bust your chops, just want to see you get your truck home uneventfully. It may work as is? And as always a set of crossed safety chains will at least keep the truck from getting completely away from you.
 

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Thank you for shaing. I am impressed with the 3/4 stainless j bolts you made. Did you thread the round bar yourself? Did you use special dies in your threader? How did you heat and bend the j bolt into shape?
I worked at a "machine shop" at that time so I had a buddy turn the threads on his lathe. Then I heated and bent the bolts. Stainless Steel is real tricky to bend, but at "Kolstrand Marine" we where one of the main suppliers for the Northwest fishing fleet out of Seattle. We sold tons of Stainless Steel products. Literally ! So we had special tricks on bending Stainless Steel. I was pretty good at it too. I ended up being the only one bending Stainless Steel at Kolstrand for years. I even developed the Stainless Steel "Halibut Hook" . They needed to be able to hold a bend with a 500 Ibs Halibut on the end of it. I used to demonstrate this by taking a three foot Hook and ramming it in one of the overhead beams and doing a pull-up on it. With only 1/2" or less of the hook in the beam it still held my weight which was 200 Ibs at that time. The fishermen loved it ! The hooks would now last for years instead of just one season.
Of course now I had to make over 3,000 stainless steel hooks each season besides the 4,000 regular steel hooks ! One order alone was over 1,000 hooks !
 
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Rusty, That is such an accomplishment. And I so appreciate the talent. Perhaps what I love about the trucks the most is the ways I get involved with doing different kinds of work, and utilizing my creativity and my cherished tool collection.
It is a treat when you run against a problem, a tough one, and then (thinking it through) you find you got all the right tools for solving it.

It's funny isn't it:

- But Work is actually it's own kind of fun.
 

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I worked at a "machine shop" at that time so I had a buddy turn the threads on his lathe. Then I heated and bent the bolts. Stainless Steel is real tricky to bend, but at "Kolstrand Marine" we where one of the main suppliers for the Northwest fishing fleet out of Seattle. We sold tons of Stainless Steel products. Literally ! So we had special tricks on bending Stainless Steel. I was pretty good at it too. I ended up being the only one bending Stainless Steel at Kolstrand for years. I even developed the Stainless Steel "Halibut Hook" . They needed to be able to hold a bend with a 500 Ibs Halibut on the end of it. I used to demonstrate this by taking a three foot Hook and ramming it in one of the overhead beams and doing a pull-up on it. With only 1/2" or less of the hook in the beam it still held my weight which was 200 Ibs at that time. The fishermen loved it ! The hooks would now last for years instead of just one season.
Of course now I had to make over 3,000 stainless steel hooks each season besides the 4,000 regular steel hooks ! One order alone was over 1,000 hooks !
rustystud, you are "Da Man".

You need to write a book and put all your stories into it.

I am not kidding you. You ARE da man!!!

:jumpin::beer::jumpin:
 

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Got more done today, all the wheels are painted black & back on the truck. Took the spare off & started working/stripping the paint off it & will it painted black soon. Started painting the new J-pipe today as well & also removed the factory axle vents & replaced them with new fittings and airline. Also got some parts in the mail today & Ill have my air pressure gauge installed tomorrow...
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Nice! I’ve got a bunch of antique tools. About half of which are family heirlooms. There’s tools that date back to the 1850’s. Dad said there were all the tools needed to build a house... the old fashioned way.
Speaking of my cherished tool collection, here an old favorite...Notice that theres a pipe die in the handle of this DOGWRENCH. Yes, thats what they called it.
 

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G'day everyone,....



Well this afternoon I went and collected my Deuce,...

I think its been sitting 6weeks, maybe 2 months since last time,....

I don't think the engine did two complete rotations and it fired right up!

I am still in awe of the sound when it fires up from dead cold.

Tomorrow I will start work on the 2 fuel leaks.

The first is the manifold injector, just needs a new O ring, that's the one that drips onto the turbo,....

The second is in the fuel line that comes out of this bulbous thing on the side of the engine just in front of the fuel pump.


Not sure what it is or dose but I just need to tighten the connection as it drips onto the winch PTO shaft then onto the ground.

Just need to give it a clean and I am ready to go to Cruiserkhana.

http://www.tlccv.com.au/index.php/cruiserkhana/ckhana-2019

Expect Video etc ,.....





Aussie.
 

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I went to fuel up my deuce this past week & after pulling up the strainer & turning on the fuel nozzle, the diesel just sat in the strainer, none would flow thru. After removing & dumping the fuel out of the strainer & filling the tank; I saw a slimy green coating inside the strainer on both sides of the mesh. It wouldn't wash off with water or a can of carb cleaner, nor scrape off either. After removing it from the fuel tank cap & letting it sit in the air for 6 days, the green stuff turned solid & would scrape off with a rounded edge piece of thin metal. It didn't hurt the screen mesh, so it was all cleaned & & washed down with the rest of the carb cleaner spray. I guess this is some of the stuff that happens to diesel sitting in a fuel tank in the summer heat of Florida. I keep the fuel dosed with a Power Services Diesel Cleaner additive & that is all. Anybody else run into this issue? The other two truck fuel tanks have no issues, but don't get run as much.
 

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Speaking of my cherished tool collection, here's an old favorite...Notice that theres a pipe die in the handle of this DOGWRENCH. Yes, thats what they called it.
That is a beauty, whatadeuce! That's a real gem.

Hard to tell, but looks like a good 5 lbs of steel!
 
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Well I used my homemade tow bar today. Got the load to where it was supposed to go. Here is a report on how the tow bar faired: I noticed when towing that when I had to stop I braked too early and my tow bar banged into the front bumper , and bent it. I was surprised! But what surprised me more is that the 3/8" Gr. 8 bolt I used to center the tow chain was also bent ! Now the tow was only 2 miles, but I have lost a measure of confidence in this system !
 

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After removing & dumping the fuel out of the strainer & filling the tank; I saw a slimy green coating inside the strainer on both sides of the mesh. After removing it from the fuel tank cap & letting it sit in the air for 6 days, the green stuff turned solid & would scrape off with a rounded edge piece of thin metal.
Yup. That's algae.

Just got back from fueling mine up for the winter. Had let it get down so low that I had to put 5 in it just to leave the house. Good to rotate that stuff out once and while.

Big chilli supper tomorrow and I'm hauling the bulk of equipment and gear from our squad building to the cook site. What used to take 3 1/2 ton pickups now takes 1 deuce. Ha ha ha.
 

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Well I used my homemade tow bar today. Got the load to where it was supposed to go. Here is a report on how the tow bar faired: I noticed when towing that when I had to stop I braked too early and my tow bar banged into the front bumper , and bent it. I was surprised! But what surprised me more is that the 3/8" Gr. 8 bolt I used to center the tow chain was also bent ! Now the tow was only 2 miles, but I have lost a measure of confidence in this system !
There is nothing like actually trying a system to check out how it's going to work.

But you always just wish someone ELSE tried it first (so you can get the results without any "pain"), you know?

Sorry it all didn't work out the way you wanted it to, whatadeuce.
 
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