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Thanks! I was a bit concerned about the radiator from the parts truck since it's a bit mangled, but so far so good...Good job m37m35. I have a tiny leak on my radiator too. I'll wait until this Spring to pull it. I always wondered if JB Weld was any good. Never used it myself.
A previous owner had already repaired it once with the JB Weld. Now that I've swapped it with the one from the parts truck, I'll solder it and have it as a spare.You could also simply solder the defect in the radiator. Get the coolant below the level of the hole, dry it, rough it with a bit of sand paper and solder with tin and an iron or a butane torch. Holds for years and a day.
When I removed it and tore it down, I used a skid steer. I lifted the center section out and back in with a chainfall. Today I set the fully assembled axle on a 3 wheeled triangle dolly (using the old in-ground hoist) for reinstallation.
If I wasnt doing a multitude of home renovations at once, I would've loved paying for a locker on a switch. I'm apprehensive about how it'll drive honestly. There were enough folks that said it unlocked reliably when not under power so I wung it based on that. I'll certainly report on how horrible/awesome it'll be once she's on the ground again.@92ramaro I am looking forward to your driving experience with an automatic locker in the steer axle. I always thought that a steer axle locker needs to be selectable (air or electric); the automatic Detroits, Yukons, Grizzlys etc. are fine in the rear, I guess one can learn to adapt the driving...not power through turns etc.
Looking forward to see how well this works for you! Lockers of any format are a valuable upgrade on the Deuce, for sure.
Wow! That is some shop you have there! I'm envious. I do all my work under the proverbial tree.When I removed it and tore it down, I used a skid steer. I lifted the center section out and back in with a chainfall. Today I set the fully assembled axle on a 3 wheeled triangle dolly (using the old in-ground hoist) for reinstallation.
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Very nice Owen! Yessir, I know for sure that your truck is a lot happier now! That definitely needed to happen. It's scary what we find sometimes. It seemed good enough at the time - but what you did is definitely a safety upgrade.View attachment 814709View attachment 814710View attachment 814711View attachment 814712View attachment 814713
This is a very minor thing compared to what you guys are doing, but it's a safety issue that's been bugging me for years. I should have taken care of it long ago. When I bought Brutus, I soon discovered that the folks who bobbed it for me, had attached the rear axle brake copper tubing directly to the rear axle brake tee. No hose. Also, the tee wasn't mounted to anything. Everything was floating in space. The rear axle bouncing around would have eventually fatigued the copper brake line to the breaking point. We know that's not a good thing. Well, I welded a stud onto the axle in line with the driveshaft and bolted the tee to it. Then, I installed a brake hose. However, the end of the copper brake line was still unsupported. I told myself I'd get to it someday and proceeded to forget about it. So today, I took a bolt and a 3/4" split copper pipe hanger and fastened it like a standoff through the lower frame hole in picture 3. I clamped the brake fitting with the neoprene lined copper clamp and then painted it. Now the only thing hopping around (besides the axle) when I hit one of the Pocono's 6 Bazillion bumps is the brake hose. Just as it was meant to be.
Hi 92ramaro,When I removed it and tore it down, I used a skid steer. I lifted the center section out and back in with a chainfall. Today I set the fully assembled axle on a 3 wheeled triangle dolly (using the old in-ground hoist) for reinstallation.
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