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Forum: Power Systems 10-07-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,538
Posted By Conall63
The engine manufacturer can provide you with a...

The engine manufacturer can provide you with a chart showing fuel burn at various RPM.



I use a flow meter on my transfer pump to measure exactly how much fuel I've used. When I compare the...
Forum: General Maintenance 09-20-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Conall63
If you're going to polish the rail, you should...

If you're going to polish the rail, you should use 316...it's worth the extra money.



Hand polishing is tough to keep a good finish on...electro polish.



Aluminum is a good choice too.
Forum: Anchors and Anchoring 08-12-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By Conall63
I have a Kinematic hydraulic winch. I love it....

I have a Kinematic hydraulic winch. I love it. 20' of 3/8 chain, 250' of 3/4" with a 85 lbs Manson.


If you go the winch route, I'd have the builder install some brackets or a bar with holes in...
Forum: Power Systems 08-03-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 869
Posted By Conall63
If you can isolate and close all the lines, pump...

If you can isolate and close all the lines, pump 2 psi of air into the tank and speed things up. I wouldn't allow anymore than 3 psi for an air test.



A look behind the rubber pad glued to the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 08-02-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,439
Posted By Conall63
Trailer marker lights use that connection

Trailer marker lights use that connection
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Conall63
350 gallon fuel tank with twin 450 hp engines......

350 gallon fuel tank with twin 450 hp engines... good luck with that.
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,635
Posted By Conall63
Top them off....as others have said, don't...

Top them off....as others have said, don't condemn them on principal.



Conall
Forum: General Maintenance 07-26-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,569
Posted By Conall63
Northern tool sells a decent wet blasting kit for...

Northern tool sells a decent wet blasting kit for $75.00 or so. I use it on a 3500psi power washer and it works great.



You can use play sand, but you have to filter the sand prior to use...
Forum: Power Systems 07-25-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By Conall63
Looks like a wad of crud. Conall

Looks like a wad of crud.


Conall
Forum: Power Systems 07-20-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Conall63
FYI. Most fuel line fittings with metal to metal...

FYI. Most fuel line fittings with metal to metal seals and seats should go together dry. Use a generous dose of brake clean prior to assembly and then a blast of air if you have a compressor on...
Forum: Power Systems 07-19-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Conall63
Bad lift pump? Not an expensive item. So...

Bad lift pump? Not an expensive item. So inexpensive, everyone who has one should carry a spare.


Conall
Forum: General Maintenance 07-18-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,183
Posted By Conall63
I live in southwest Florida, and work outside...

I live in southwest Florida, and work outside every day. Like others have said: wear a sombrero ( Walmart $10.00 ) type hat, long sleeved loose fitting fast dry shirts, lots of water and sun block....
Forum: Power Systems 04-22-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,533
Posted By Conall63
I own some heavy equipment where the oil filters...

I own some heavy equipment where the oil filters are mounted upside down, so when the engine shuts off, they drain empty. CAT does this.

At first, I worried about air lock in the oil line, but...
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 22,013
Posted By Conall63
It does look like an arm gobbler. Conall

It does look like an arm gobbler.

Conall
Forum: General Discussion 04-08-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 22,013
Posted By Conall63
More pesky Millenials 19. Milling Live Oak...

More pesky Millenials

19. Milling Live Oak in the Deep South - Rebuilding Tally Ho EP19 - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH37Dep0cvU)

Conall
Forum: Power Systems 04-08-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,988
Posted By Conall63
What's the temperature of the exhaust manifold? ...

What's the temperature of the exhaust manifold?

Conall
Forum: Power Systems 03-04-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,397
Posted By Conall63
I have a bright red light on my dash that tells...

I have a bright red light on my dash that tells me the hydraulic pump in powered up.

Conall
Forum: General Discussion 02-10-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 22,013
Posted By Conall63
Here's a video of some millenials... ...

Here's a video of some millenials...

https://youtu.be/GKm460QWupM

Conall
Forum: Power Systems 10-25-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Conall63
I would be looking at the lift pump as the...

I would be looking at the lift pump as the culprit.

Lift pumps are pretty inexpensive, and easily changed out...so much so that doesn't make much sense not to have a spare on board just in case.]...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,266
Posted By Conall63
Three fittings in top...vent, inlet, discharge....

Three fittings in top...vent, inlet, discharge. As others have said use a dip tube for discharge/suction out.

All my fittings on my tanks are 1.5"

Use grommets if you didn't get fittings...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 916
Posted By Conall63
Lol

Lol
Forum: General Maintenance 09-19-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By Conall63
Take the flared or JIC fitting apart, and give it...

Take the flared or JIC fitting apart, and give it a thorough blast with brake clean, then assemble.

Don't over tighten or you'll stretch the threads or deform the seat.

If one of those...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 45,310
Posted By Conall63
I keep my boat at Ft Myers Yacht basin. A day of...

I keep my boat at Ft Myers Yacht basin. A day of westerly wind pushed the water out of the river. I was sitting on the bottom for six or nine hours. The boat next to me was tied a little too close...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Conall63
You won't be able to get the water out with a...

You won't be able to get the water out with a separating filter. The pump you have is operated on a pilot circuit so when a no hydraulic pressure is needed, the pump idles at 500 psi. Once pressure...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Conall63
That pump is probably a piston type pump and they...

That pump is probably a piston type pump and they for sure do not like contaminants. Any water left in the system is going to cause pitting in the piston barrels and trash the pump.

Water is in...
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