What did you do to your deuce this week?

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Finished replacing the Water Outlet Manifold hoses Friday evening. Spent all night in the mud to ensure readiness for more fire wood shenanigans with no leaks.
The next morning I found quite a bit of fuel in the crankcase so I sidelined her for the day until I could complete my FDC delete this morning.
Fingers crossed on not seeing the oil level rise after this oil change.20191103_142537.jpg

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Finished replacing the Water Outlet Manifold hoses Friday evening.
That's a fine-looking working rig you got there, 92ramaro, sweet!

A note that gives me shivers though:

- the chain hoist hanging off the bottom chord of that truss might be an accident waiting to happen

I am not so sure that a roofing truss is designed for a point load like that.

The problem is, it's been a long time since my schooling in statics.

Maybe somebody smarter than me (shouldn't take much!), will chime in.



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92ramaro

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"A note that gives me shivers though:

- the chain hoist hanging off the bottom chord of that truss might be an accident waiting to happen

I am not so sure that a roofing truss is designed for loading like that at a single point (the way it's set up)."

That chainfall was hung there years before I was born by the gentleman who had this barn built in the late 80s. I use a skid steer or tractor to pull engines and lift most of the heavy things around here.

I just haven't found a reason to take the chainfall down yet 20191103_144523.jpg

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Painted and will do vinyl markings this week. I tried to match up the 1960s paint as much as possible. Not sure how it turned out for looking correct.


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Spare wheel/rim is done, exhaust screen cover, air dome cover & misc parts painted. I also removed the damaged rear splash guards. More updates soon...
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Spare wheel/rim is done, exhaust screen cover, air dome cover & misc parts painted. I also removed the damaged rear splash guards. More updates soon...
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What are you using for paint and how are you applying it? Are you applying a primer first? What kind?

Also, what do you think about a portable media blaster for removing old paint? Like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/20-lb-pressurized-abrasive-blaster-68994.html?_br_psugg_q=blaster
 

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The chainfall is hung from the top cord which is in compression under load but the entire truss is assembled with "pierced steel plates" or gang nails that do not do well under additional unengineered loads. This is a recipe for structural collapse. Suggest an arrangement that does not place the load on the roof be devised. 8 firefighters were lost in a fire of a truss rood building in Hackensack, NJ in 1988 because, among other reasons, there was a significant load on the trusses caused by storage in the truss loft between the lower chord and the roof. Gravity is instantaneous, irresistible and irrevocable.
 

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I made my deuce short people accessible, set of hunting around for a ladder I decided to get a boat ladder and bolt it onto the gate.

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I need to get some longer bolts for two of the four but it holds me just fine.
 

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The chainfall is hung from the top cord which is in compression under load but the entire truss is assembled with "pierced steel plates" or gang nails that do not do well under additional unengineered loads. This is a recipe for structural collapse. Suggest an arrangement that does not place the load on the roof be devised. 8 firefighters were lost in a fire of a truss rood building in Hackensack, NJ in 1988 because, among other reasons, there was a significant load on the trusses caused by storage in the truss loft between the lower chord and the roof. Gravity is instantaneous, irresistible and irrevocable.
I suppose that the gentleman who hung it was incredibly lucky that he didnt have any structural collapse whilst using it to remove and install engines in customer vehicles back then...

Ran the Deuce after the FDC bypass and had a face that was sore from smiling. Feels like an honest 20HP gain. Between that and rerouting my heater hoses the proper way, along with a new blower motor for the cab heater, I think we're ready for a winter in the woods.
Just need to run it a bit more to confirm I'm not filling the crankcase with fuel through another avenue.
Having a genuine blast with this old iron.

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What are you using for paint and how are you applying it? Are you applying a primer first? What kind?

Also, what do you think about a portable media blaster for removing old paint? Like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/20-lb-pressurized-abrasive-blaster-68994.html?_br_psugg_q=blaster
I see no issues with that blaster & as for primer I just got some basic spray can automotive primer that is sandable. As for the paint, I used the carc green from
Rapco parts.
 

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What are you using for paint and how are you applying it? Are you applying a primer first? What kind?

Also, what do you think about a portable media blaster for removing old paint? Like this:
https://www.harborfreight.com/20-lb-pressurized-abrasive-blaster-68994.html?_br_psugg_q=blaster
I bought that blaster. It is a pain in the ass to work. Clogs all the time, and goes through media like crazy ! I bought 4 40Ibs bags and they lasted only 1/2 hour. Tried to adjust it to work more efficiently, but it will not work correctly. Only works full on. Plus you need a full protective suit with mask to keep the sand out.
That's why I ended up taking all my wheels to a sand-blaster shop.
 

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I bought that blaster. It is a pain in the ass to work. Clogs all the time, and goes through media like crazy ! I bought 4 40Ibs bags and they lasted only 1/2 hour. Tried to adjust it to work more efficiently, but it will not work correctly. Only works full on. Plus you need a full protective suit with mask to keep the sand out.
That's why I ended up taking all my wheels to a sand-blaster shop.
I wasn't necessarily married to the Harbor Freight brand, I just meant a "portable" blaster. There may be options of a better quality. I can see a respirator mask, but a full body suit? I'm surprised that's necessary.
You're right though, if I can find a shop with a big cabinet for a reasonable price, I'd rather let them do it and save myself the hassle.
 

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So, my deuce is at a shop getting air lockers installed - more detail on this in the thread under Deuce Modifications sub-board. Anyways, while it's there I thought I'd get some other work done, if the price was reasonable (to me).

So, today, they installed an air dryer and alcohol evaporator. Now, I don't know that I'll ever use the evaporator, but it's in the same spot, it cost less than $100 (for the part) and I figure, eh, why not.
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So, this is on the driver's side, just forward of the middle axle. The mechanic picked this location. I didn't have a strong opinion on location except not in the area where the spare tire & pioneer tool racks were. That spot is reserved for a secondary fuel tank.
 
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