Archive for the ‘Mechanics’ Category

PEX Quick Connect Plastic Tubing and Fitting System for Plumbing replacement

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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Brazil Chevrolet Astra Bobina de Ignicao – Ignition Coil Problems

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Having problems with my Chevrolet Astra 2.0 liter engine.  After the engine warms up when running at a constant speed on flats the engine purrs.  When accelerating the engine will stutter varying amounts.  After a long run the problem is worse.  Going uphill it is also worse and forces me to downshift to be more comfortable and avoid feelling like I am lugging the engine.  The spark plugs have already been swapped in this car and the problem has been around long enough that it can not be blamed on bad gas.  The mounting is on a piece of thick formed sheet metal which might explain why a long trip is required to fully heat the possible offender up to fully manifest the problem.  

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For the following video: fisgar == in this case "catch".   Which is a very good description of what I am seeing.  It's not a full on engine die.  It's more of a hiccup.


Vehicle CAN Bus Reader / Writer Using Arduino

Monday, February 27th, 2017

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Great Uncle Bills Steam Engine

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

My great uncle Bill was handy in a machine shop.  He built this working miniature steam engine at some point yet undetermined during his life span from 9-09-1898 to  July 1974.


Ohio Surplus and Salvage Material Shops

Saturday, December 10th, 2016


  • Star Supply – Youngstown
  • General Machinery Movers – 1004 John Glenn Dr, Cleveland Ohio – (216) 524-7600:  Had 36" x 84" steel fire doors.  Sold out?

Rack Parts Summary

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

I have a 19 inch rack cabinet and it requires some pieces to be a complete set for usage with servers.  The first thing missing is the left hand rack rail.  I had to fish around to find the correct term by looking at images of  rack parts.


The rack rail in the cabinet has 32 units height.   For my purposes I am going to need rack trays to support the servers.

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Churchill Custom Motorcycles in China

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Winston takes the 2 common cheap Chinese motorcycles on their domestic market and works them over to produce a much better product.

Video: How to install an Android Tablet as a stereo in your car

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Video: Ipad Mini Golf 4

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Video: VW Golf Mk4 Window Regulator Replacement

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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