Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nine inch Ford gearset setup and Detroit Locker

                   Buddy Roger installing pinion crush sleeve and new bearings
           Setting preload, with new bearings spec is 20-25 inch pounds to rotate.
    Fixing to torque ring gear on a Detroit Locker carrier. Work rally in here!
                                       Torquing ring gear bolts 80-85 ft lbs
              Back lash set at gearset spec .010 +.004 max. it was within .002 all around

Pattern check

                                                                    Monster meat tires
                                                      Susie takes a sidecar ride with Al

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Radon mitigation

We are selling my folks home and had the opportunity to have a radon mitigation system installed. The buyer required it;-(
 It consists of 4 inch PVC installed in a hole through the floor and sealed. There is a small pit dug out to make an air (radon?) space for the fan to pull a vacuum from under the floor.
 Part of the install features a manometer to show that the pressure under the slab is less than above the slab. The idea is radon will not come up through the slab and any movement will be air going down.
 Out side view. Vents above windows.

 Fan nameplate. The fan curve shows 18 cfm at 3.5" WC.
You can see a few drops of condensation at the outlet. A side benefit is supposed to be less humidity in the basement.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nine inch Ford axle flange mods

My buddy Roger is building a pro street style Chevy pickup and needed axle flanges modified to fit custom rotors

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Gulf coast road trip

Along US 71. Morel mushrooms are now cultivated
Sunrise Houma La

Different kind of outdrive than we use back home. Made by these guys I think
There was a multicar wreck in the fog on I-10 east of New Orleans. The road was closed both ways. Got lucky and found another entrance to the east by dumb luck. I was the only one on the road....
Destin Florida
These were damaged by a hurricane and up for sale in Destin FL