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121. Re: Amphicar (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:11:45 -0500
That would be me. Thanks in advance !! Karl Vacek '46 Piper J3-C65 Cub '16 Ford Model T Touring '64 Amphicar '67 Triumph TR-4A '68 Triumph TR-250 /// unsubscribe/change address requests to majordomo@
/html/shop-talk/2003-06/msg00083.html (7,145 bytes)

122. Re: Lincoln AC-225 (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 09:23:40 -0500
I wrote a looong reply to this, and then decided to spare the list the My comments boil down to this: As a long-time gas and stick welder, I would have a gas set-up before anything else. You can weld
/html/shop-talk/2003-05/msg00039.html (11,418 bytes)

123. Re: Cleaning fouled plugs (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 09:29:50 -0500
Buy a little bench-top plug blaster. My "Vixen" brand (the aluminum one with a canvas grit bag) has held up well since the 1960's. /// unsubscribe/change address requests to
/html/shop-talk/2003-05/msg00040.html (7,735 bytes)

124. Re: Rear View Mirror Adhesive? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 06:19:44 -0500
The adhesive is a good product and will hold just like when the car was new. Before applying it, however, you need to get the glass CLEAN. There's probably a good deal of stuff on the windshield you
/html/shop-talk/2003-04/msg00010.html (9,738 bytes)

125. Re: Rear View Mirror Adhesive? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 12:54:40 -0500
Well - it worked most recently on my Suburban, and a Regal and a Fleetwood and a Cutlass and another Cutlass and on and on and on. The fact that you have "plenty of adhesive" left may indicate that y
/html/shop-talk/2003-04/msg00015.html (10,473 bytes)

126. Re: Rear View Mirror Adhesive? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 13:35:15 -0500
That's the stuff I assumed Roland was using - Permatex and Loctite are one company now, aren't they? The prep is in a glass vial with a wick-type applicator, something like a felt-tip marker. It need
/html/shop-talk/2003-04/msg00018.html (8,989 bytes)

127. Re: roof leak (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 16:51:41 -0600
It's called ice and water shield. The very best is indeed tradenamed Ice and Water Shield and is made by W.R.Grace, who invented the stuff. Their product is (IMHO and I don't own any of their stock)
/html/shop-talk/2003-03/msg00013.html (8,828 bytes)

128. Re: slightly OT: hitch ball ? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:24:15 -0600
Whichever way you go, GET A COTTER PIN INTO THE THREADS ON THE BALL. I've towed all over the country, never a mishap (and BTW never greased the ball). I always stop a couple of blocks out and check t
/html/shop-talk/2003-03/msg00146.html (9,405 bytes)

129. Re: slightly OT: hitch ball ? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:06:52 -0600
Not my trailer - they were installed by "professionals" who had rebuilt the trailer for my buddy a couple of years before and were just poor-quality chain. They snapped like plastic. Kind of small to
/html/shop-talk/2003-03/msg00151.html (9,270 bytes)

130. Re: ceiling truss loading (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2000 11:41:55 -0600
Best source is something like "Machinery's Handbook" - most libraries have it. There are many, many formulae in there. Analyze your situation and pick the right one. Your trusses constructed of 2x4's
/html/shop-talk/2000-01/msg00045.html (8,680 bytes)

131. Re: wire pull info (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 09:03:37 -0600
NEC allows (4) #4 conductors with THHN insulation in a 1" thinwall conduit - I presume is that you'll use THHN as it's the most commonly available. (2) 90 degree bends is allowable - the maximum is a
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00110.html (8,440 bytes)

132. Re: - spam (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:32:11 -0600
I'm a long-time customer of Aircraft Spruce and yesterday I received the first two e-mail solicitations I've ever had from them. And I'd LOVE to hear from them about sales, etc. In fact, I find that
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00129.html (8,424 bytes)

133. Re: Light-duty oxy-gas setup? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:23:17 -0600
Buying standard-sized tanks from the local welding supply will also cost far less over time because the charge to fill a set of small cylinders isn't much less than for, say, a 125 cu.ft (about 4' ta
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00133.html (8,241 bytes)

134. Re: Automotive vs. Industrial Air Hose Fittings (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:08:15 -0500
Those "Industrial" style (aka Milton couplers for the old garage-equipment supplier who still makes them) aren't all that bad. Sure, the Chinese/Japanese/Taiwanese/etc. copies are often junk, but bra
/html/shop-talk/2006-04/msg00056.html (8,981 bytes)

135. Re: Two Stroke Oil (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:11:59 -0500
My local small-engine-parts distributor has long sold me something similar. I mix a small container of oil with one gallon of gas and run it in my 1958 Jacobsen edger, a 1970 Echo blower, a 1970 Lawn
/html/shop-talk/2006-04/msg00086.html (8,940 bytes)

136. Re: Painting vinyl exterior siding (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 09:37:09 -0500
One company that may be able to help you with a bonding primer is X-I-M. They're an old company, well-known in professional paint stores. AFAIK they just make primers (lots of types), and their produ
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00006.html (7,882 bytes)

137. Re: Orbital / Spin riveting? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 12:29:41 -0500
Would hollow rivets or hollow-point rivets be strong enough ? Karl they
/html/shop-talk/2006-07/msg00007.html (6,884 bytes)

138. Re: Orbital / Spin riveting? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:51:46 -0500
Then if you don't have equipment to do this in steel, wouldn't you feel a bunch better with a Grade 5 bolt and a self-locking nut or castellated nut and cotter pin, etc ?? Liability ?? Karl device
/html/shop-talk/2006-07/msg00010.html (7,211 bytes)

139. Re: piston repair? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 13:26:58 -0500
If the damage truly appears to you to be superficial, and the cylinder is readily available or could be sleeved if the piston does indeed break, I'd go for it. From your description there may not be
/html/shop-talk/2006-07/msg00023.html (7,456 bytes)

140. Re: refrigerator compressor (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:21:52 -0500
That's the only HVAC vacuum pump I've ever owned or used. Works great - just silver solder a connection onto the suction line and there you are. I let it suck a little refrigerant oil on occasion, bu
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00072.html (7,530 bytes)

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