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Old 08-04-2019, 09:10 PM
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I can't find information if the train has an automated oiling/greasing system on it. To me, these have style to them. Similarly to classic cars. Older stuff just had that craftsman hardworking feel that newer stuff just doesn't have. I've only had the opportunity once to ride on a steam locomotive up in Duluth, MN when I was a youngster. It was for a few hours during breakfast and lunch. My parents took me and we rode on it. Quite the experience I must say.

There's just something about old iron that speaks to me. Its interesting that Union Pacific had a 5 year restoration plan for it, but they pulled it off in just 2 and a half years with just 9 guys. Most of the engine is original, but a good portion was rebuilt. In one video I saw, they said they waited almost 2 years for some parts to be built and delivered.

People for years said it's too complex to restore one, they proved them all wrong. It's a working piece of art and history. I'm hoping it makes more rounds over the coming years. Maybe an occasional cross country trip with passenger cars behind it for a ride along tour. Its final destination is Cheyenne, Wyoming.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:25 PM
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Purchased this book a couple days ago from Amazon, was expecting it to be a bit thicker in content. However, since I never took an engineering class in college (thankfully it wasn't a requirement for being a welder), I figured it would give me some insight into designing, whatever I end up fully building.
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Interesting...
Here that Book is $33 on the amazon..
Good deal.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:57 AM
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I tow a lot of FCA vehicles (for various reason)

I got a question for ya: (maybe you can find out for me)

I have run into issues when towing some of the newer Dodge/Chrysler vehicles.
The ones with the rotary transmission selector.

If the vehicle is not running & you shift it into neutral (to roll it onto the flat bed) it shifts itself back into park, automatically (everytime)
…& they don't have a "mechanical" lever on the side anymore
(that you can just disconnect & manually shift the trans into neutral)
...they are totally electronic, now

Is there some kinda "towing bypass" switch or procedure?
...to move one of these type vehicles, when they don't run?
Got another question for ya

The other day I towed a 2018 Jeep Cherokee, it was wrecked with both right doors torn off (lucky for me, it still ran & shifted into neutral)
...but, lookin' around, I could not find a shift release on it.

When ya get a minute could ya look into that for me?


* Speakin' of Jeeps, we (Toledo) had a Jeep Fest over the weekend.

There were thousands of Jeeps here in Toledo.
I even saw one that drove on/had treads, instead of wheels
I didn't take camera (duh)
...but, my wife took this kool pic on her phone for me
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:16 AM
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A quick look and This is what I found....

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I will have to double check, fortunately we did just get quite a few new model Cherokees in the other day. Should be similar. I'm not sure if they do have that disconnect, seeing as they still have the lever style gear selector and not a rotary.
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I guess that way does work lol. Probably for times you don't have the keys or you cannot get the vehicle in to neutral with the shifter. This is something that we have not been told was possible.
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So in case anyone in the state of Nebraska is building a mini buggy/UTV, there is an affidavit for Assembled vehicles for ATV, Minibike, UTV or Minitruck. Figured I'd pass this info on.
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It’s “does” not “dose”.
It’s “non” not “none”.
A fine thread 5/16” diameter bolt is the same thing as a 5/16”-24 TPI bolt.
Grown men should not drink White Claw.

I can’t deal with all the stupid people on FB today.

I miss the good ole days when there were only two genders, people could spell, and a group of grown men would never order a bucket of canned wine spritzers at a bar.
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I hear ya....The common technical Vernacular/colloquialism seems to escape people today. National Fine and National Course just dont seem to ring bells even in places where fasteners are sold... One place I went, figured I was talking about some obscure thread like Acme or Whitworth...
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