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#226 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted October 22, 2014 - 07:12 AM

Had that happen before myself, so now if I have to make a driveshaft, I like to use an end mill to cut the keyway.  Drop the cutter down, mill to length, then raise the cutter.  I have a slot with end walls that way, and the key can't come out.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 09:36 PM

Had that happen before myself, so now if I have to make a driveshaft, I like to use an end mill to cut the keyway.  Drop the cutter down, mill to length, then raise the cutter.  I have a slot with end walls that way, and the key can't come out.

Another fix is to have a set screw over the keyway slot and snug it in, or even to peen over the slot ever so slightly on the open side...

 

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:45 PM

I can SEE!

 

so, first off I ordered those LED drivers, along with some spair led pucks.  I love finding packages by the door.

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Pack of ten total, 8.75

Pack of ten drivers, 5.75

 

Greased hand showing the drivers, not bad.  12-24vDC input producing 11.8 vdc

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I spaced the nine leds at approx 1.5" appart, leaving approx 1.5" on the ends to accomidate the sloping lens.

Let it begin

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Thermal conductive paste, almost 9 bucks for 2.7 grams

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Wiring went with 3 sets of 3.  They all ran in parallel, gounding with the radiator t stat fan.

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backside

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all components will get a good coating of silicone after they burn in and I make sure none are bad.

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TA DA!

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I had to drive it into the garage just to try it out.

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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:52 PM

What do you think?



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Posted October 31, 2014 - 05:59 PM

Me thinks you can see now!  Seriously, hard to tell from here, but it appears much brighter than std GT sealed beams.



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Posted October 31, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Those aren't working good! I'll take them off your hands and you can make some new ones!



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Posted October 31, 2014 - 06:40 PM

Looks like you really had a bright idea there.  :smilewink:

Just curious but what do you think you have invested in that light? Looks good!



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Posted October 31, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Cvan, here's a rough cost per item
10 3w led pucks- 9 ish?
10 led drivers, 3 used. 8
Thermo paste. 9
Wire and solder 5 ish

So, maybe a total of 45 bucks. The OEM lens was the most expensive at 52
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 08:44 AM

When you are all sure everything is good DO NOT USE SILICONE SEALER!! The vinegar smelling stuff will corrode all the copper connections . Use a urathane based sealer / epoxy based sealer material.
You can't believe how many Fisher, Diamond, Myers and Boss plow units I have had to repair because they "siliconed" the wire connections....
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Posted November 03, 2014 - 09:07 PM

There is an electronics grade silicone available. Try Radio Shack or order on line.


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 10:32 PM

When you are all sure everything is good DO NOT USE SILICONE SEALER!! The vinegar smelling stuff will corrode all the copper connections . Use a urathane based sealer / epoxy based sealer material.
You can't believe how many Fisher, Diamond, Myers and Boss plow units I have had to repair because they "siliconed" the wire connections....

I second that. 

Those vinegar-smelling sealers have ascetic acid in them... we had a similar problem happen with a corrosion problems with TOW Missiles in their storage containers... took a while to figure it out, but they finally realized that ascetic acid from some of the sealants used in the missile were the cause of the corrosion.

 

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Posted November 07, 2014 - 08:05 PM

So, i was also thinking about maybe sealing with handyman in a can or use Plastic dip?  Not sure, but im kinda sad right now.  I have very little left on this project then im done :(

 

 


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Posted November 07, 2014 - 09:13 PM

That's a feeling I have also experienced. Kind of like getting to the end of a good book. Then comes the big "Now what do I do?" . 



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Posted November 21, 2014 - 08:17 PM

chipping away at the little things.

 

LED tail lights

changed fluids in the hydro

changed filter in hydro and engine

15w-40
 

 

 

I did play with the sweeper attachment today.  I installed the new brushes and its not bad.  I was hopeing that it would throw items a little less....in the up direction.  But hey, it does the job.

 

I also need to change out the old glow plugs.  Still has a hard time starting, so Im going to start troublshooting the compression, possible air in the fuel lines, hopefully no issue with the pump.

 

 


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