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 on: Today at 03:13:26 AM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by scanzel
How big in diameter is the plug. You could try just drilling it out, drill a hole inn the center and keep enlarging it until you get close to the threads and then give it a few side taps and it will seperate from the threads. This is what I did a few times.

 on: Today at 03:09:47 AM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Debo
I'm sure you thought of this, but since you didn't say what the tank was used for on the semi, use all appropriate caution when heating if it used to be a fuel tank.

 on: Today at 01:23:24 AM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Oonrahnjay
    What's the diameter of the plug?  Heat usually works best with a larger plug.  Posters above have given you good advice -- usually you find that work on it and work on it and it just won't move, then all of a sudden (particularly when the penetrating fluid you're using has worked in) it will come out easily.   Take it slow and carefully, it will work.

 on: Today at 01:17:27 AM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Oonrahnjay
    Us old guys can only look back through the fog of time (and I'll admit to being so out of touch I don't know much) but it is going to be a great adventure and I wish you the best, too.

 on: April 26, 2015, 10:43:51 PM 
Started by OneLapper - Last post by RJ
Geoff -

I totally agree with you about the RTS.

For what Mark is wanting to do, tho, he needs the large baggage bins of the 4905 series.

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: April 26, 2015, 10:36:41 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by RJ
Fred -

Might try Kroil.  Best penetrating fluid I've ever worked with.

Available on Amazon, eBay, etc. or direct from manufacturer www.kanolabs.com

FWIW & HTH. . .


 on: April 26, 2015, 09:36:47 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by Iceni John
Back when I worked on bicycles, we found bleach to be effective at breaking the galvanic corrosion between steel frame tubes and aluminum seatposts or between steel forks and aluminum handlebar stems, something that happened all too often on triathletes' bikes  -  they sweat a lot!   I don't know how or why it works, but it usually did.   When steel pedal spindles' threads were corroded into aluminum cranks, that's the only time I used heat, and then only sparingly.   Otherwise, several applications of penetrating oil over a week or two would usually work, with moderate heat before each reapplication.   Aluminum's coefficient of expansion is about twice that of steel.

Good luck!

 on: April 26, 2015, 09:25:31 PM 
Started by Scott Bennett - Last post by Seangie
Scott -

I'd like to think we have a long term relationship Smiley

I think some of the best relationships we have made have been on the road in the bus.  Its really has been amazing. 

I think our kids are very socialized.  Socialized by time spent building amazing relationships with other solid Christian kids from good families.  Instead of just having friends from one neighborhood they have friends from all over the country.  They can also carry a conversation with an adult by talking about things other than the latest boy band and what's on TV. 

How many good friends does a person need anyways?  The only relationships I still have from childhood are family.  My best relationships are those people whom I haven't seen in a year or more and can just drop in and say hello and take off right from where we last started.

I sometimes envy people who live in the same house their mom lived in.  Go to school where their Grandpa did.  Have a 8/5 job doing what their dad did and do the same thing week in and week out. And vacation for two weeks every year in the same timeshare in Boca Raton.  It's a simple life.  Its safe.  Its predictable.  I don't envy their life so much as I envy their ability to live it. 

My wife and I are just not wired that way.  We had the nice house with 3 car garage and the HOA.  We were miserable.  We tried so hard to do the American thing and it just didn't work for us. 

We love traveling.  We love being willing and available.  We love helping and praying and sharing with anyone.  Is it easy?  No.  Is it safe?  No.  Do people understand it?  Most don't.  Will we ever get tired of this lifestyle?  I highly doubt it.  Its exciting and rewarding.  Its often times a hard days work.  It forces you to be honest and learn new things. 

Have the baby on the road.  It will be amazing.  Hopefully we can be there when it happens. 

Can't wait to see you both again.  Congratulations.  Its gonna be an awesome adventure.


 on: April 26, 2015, 08:58:08 PM 
Started by Fred Mc - Last post by eagle19952
The hard part is holding the tank still... Huh

 on: April 26, 2015, 08:55:52 PM 
Started by eagle19952 - Last post by eagle19952
Wanna know where your tire was made..


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