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« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2008, 07:45:35 PM »

Chazwood,

I don't really care if you get anything done on your coach. Grin Grin

 The time you spend writing your posts are priceless.  Wink

You really need to become an author in the Bus Conversion Magazine. You might become famous! A little humor is good for the soul. Thanks.

Paul
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« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2008, 07:48:05 PM »

Also, if there are any females in the area, try to look like you're not straining just to hold it up, (kinda ruins the whole image thing ) because, in their eyes.... you're a "Manly Man". Cool

And one more tip for using that monster, if you weigh less than 275 pounds:

  • if on grass or dirt, wear cleats.
  • if on cement, wedge your toes under something heavy.

Otherwise, it just might, as the song says, "spin you right round" and that might negatively effect the "Manly Man" status.


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« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2008, 08:15:55 PM »

Someone needs to make a video of him trying to manually break lugs loose with just a regular breaker bar...

That ought to be funny... I say that taking into consideration all of his antics so far...

Where's the darned camera to catch all this?Huh Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2008, 05:48:02 AM »

Chazwood,
   With all the tools you are acquiring, just remember the words of Red Green "If the women don't find you handsome, they will find you handy!"  Jack
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« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2008, 12:09:38 PM »

Someone needs to make a video of him trying to manually break lugs loose with just a regular breaker bar...

That ought to be funny... I say that taking into consideration all of his antics so far...

Where's the darned camera to catch all this?Huh Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes


I did that once....the first time and the last time.

First of all, right after I bought the bus, I found this solid tube of steel with some holes in it, laying in it's own little spot, over my batteries...... couldn't figure out what it was. (couldn't hardly pick it up to examine it, it was so heavy) Looked like the longest deep reach socket I had ever seen.... then, I found this solid round bar (about 3 ft long) in the bay, and put two and two together. Giant lug wrench. Both of these pieces together weighed more than I cared to heft and they were thinking I'm supposed to give this thing a twirl and bust loose some lug nuts the size of toilet seats? Yeah right.

However, be that as it may, I foolishly thought.... if some bus driver can do this..... it can't be that hard.  So... I mounted up on the nearest nut and gave her a mighty twist.


A few hours later.....after my visit to the chiropractor......(not really, but almost) I decided that what I needed was leverage. So I found the longest, most substantial  piece of iron pipe I could and  slipped it over the solid rod and proceeded to do pull ups and play see-saw, until my wife came out and asked me if I knew what the heck I was doing. I swear those nuts were put on by someone who was mad at their life. (or maybe they had their own King-Kong- industrial-1inch-impact-Manly-Man-wrench.) Those toilet seat lug nuts were so tight, I bent the solid bar every time I did my pull-ups....but.... no problem, all I had to do was turn it over on the next nut, and bent it the other way. This little event was the whole reason I decided to buy the King Kong impact wrench in the first place. Little did I know what THAT would involve. Angry
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« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2008, 07:31:16 PM »

You know you have it bad when you buy an impact wrench
that is the same size as and looks like an air starter...

Just to turn some nuts...( which ones are your choice. )

That limp will eventually go away when the pain pills start working.....

Those $75 sockets also cause sever limping and a tilt to the left
due to the wallet being lighter....

Chaz, Are you sure that big bar was a lug wrench or was it the hand starter
crank?

Dave....
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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2008, 07:44:04 PM »

I had my "Manly Man" lug wrench laying on a table in my shop when a much lesser man walked in and couldn't even identify it. (a "Manly Man" would have known in an instant Grin)

He thought it was a replica of some kind of military cannon you mounted on a tank, or on the back of a hummer.  Obviously, He's never seen a toilet seat lug nut. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2008, 07:49:59 PM »



Chaz, Are you sure that big bar was a lug wrench or was it the hand starter
crank?

Dave....


I think you might be right....... I'll go try it and see....
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« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2008, 08:41:09 PM »

Hey Chaz..
What's the item # on that 1" gun for $79? I can't find it. Huh
Thanks, Mitch
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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2008, 09:49:36 PM »

 I will go to my shop in the morning and see if I can find that for you. Never mind, I found it...here it is - $10 more online.


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« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2008, 10:08:35 PM »

THX Chaz. M
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« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2008, 08:23:51 AM »

Does the socket set come with it for that price is it extra?
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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2008, 12:00:32 PM »

extra.....'bout $50
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« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2008, 10:07:28 PM »

The Chaz,

Those compliments about your being entertaining weren't idle.  I branded you the "Mark Twain" of the MAK BB.  Keep on keeping on.

thanks,

John
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« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2008, 06:38:12 PM »

If the wheel fasteners are installed correctly...on studs that haven't been stretched....

You won't be busting anything to remove them moving forward, because you won't be putting them ON with the air tool, and leaving them on there for years at a time.

You'll be taking them off annually for inspection and preventive maintenance.

Don't put wheel fasteners on with a gun without a torque limiter.

500 ft/lbs is all you usually need.

Your weight, out the right distance on the pipe extension and you're there.

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