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Old 06-28-2010, 09:47 AM
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:51 AM
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ugh, looking at that picture... I have waaay too much junk in my garage...
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:51 AM
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Please note the oil mark on my right eye from that hateful Bolt spacer.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:04 AM
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ugh, looking at that picture... I have waaay too much junk in my garage...
Yes, you do.
Not that I do not have just as much and just as messy... but have to be honest when you say that about yours...
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I have for a long time suggested people wear goggles when doing AC work..
the FSM suggests that also..
but it is usually in terms of the pressurized can blowing up.... or a valve giving way and sending a projectile at you...
Not usually that your " AC coworker " is dropping metal stuff in your face....
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:17 AM
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I have for a long time suggested people wear goggles when doing AC work..
the FSM suggests that also..
but it is usually in terms of the pressurized can blowing up.... or a valve giving way and sending a projectile at you...
Not usually that your " AC coworker " is dropping metal stuff in your face....
hey, the eye thing he did to himself! he was taking out the bolts... my hands were full holding up the compressor by the belt and the back...
the forehead, I did... 19mm gearwrench ratchet... bonk!
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Wearing safety glasses or goggles is a must do when working under any vehicle. there is always dirt/crap to fall in your eyes.

I always envisioned your shop having a nice smooth concrete floor, spacious work bench area with plenty of lighting, a lift and all the latest tools and gadgets.
amazing how the internet and the distance across the country (3000 miles in this case) filters out what we read and invision, to what it really is.

I do have concrete, though cracked broken and rough with my 2 Costco tent garges connected end to end, with the overflow from a broken down Barn full of shtuff, that I risk life and limb walking in.

A clean shop is the sign of a sick mind.

there is a guy down the road I try to connect with that has a 85 190E. this guy is so anal about clean, he even Dusts his Dust.
he has been to my place once and hasn`t been back.

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:46 AM
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I have a great concrete floored shop, no lift, but several floor jacks, a chain hoist that will lift the entire car, a nice 48" wide bench about 18' long with nice full size tool boxes and an amazing library of shop manuals...
unfortunately it's covered in crap from 10 years of modest mess... I make room every once in a while... not lately though.
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hey, the eye thing he did to himself! he was taking out the bolts... my hands were full holding up the compressor by the belt and the back...
the forehead, I did... 19mm gearwrench ratchet... bonk!
You have what ? 8,000 posts here ? He has 126.... you were the " AC Mechanic In Charge"..... you should have insisted he and you wear goggles...
It only took me two emergency eye doctor after hours calls back in the 1970's to figure it out... was lucky...only rust flakes on my eyeball... which ,by the way ,will not wash out with just a rinse... requires an eye doctor to pluck from your cornea.....
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:40 AM
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hmmmm two pair sitting in the toolbox by the car... next time for sure.
although with me up top, perhaps a full face shield would be needed...

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You have what ? 8,000 posts here ? He has 126.... you were the " AC Mechanic In Charge"..... you should have insisted he and you wear goggles...
It only took me two emergency eye doctor after hours calls back in the 1970's to figure it out... was lucky...only rust flakes on my eyeball... which ,by the way ,will not wash out with just a rinse... requires an eye doctor to pluck from your cornea.....
Ditto,

One trip to the eye doctor after drilling upside down and then having to wear an eye patch for several days, was enough for me. Wearing that patch, with the eye strain on the other and the resulting headaches, I realized how much effect loss of eyesight can have, especially if it is your dominant eye. I've found the best solution is getting the most comfortable eye protection you can find so you won't mind wearing them.

BTW, the clutch engagement problem sounds an awful lot like a regulator. Maybe it's not grounding to the alternator case very well. On mine, a little cleaning in that area solved the problem.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:20 PM
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Ditto,

One trip to the eye doctor after drilling upside down and then having to wear an eye patch for several days, was enough for me. Wearing that patch, with the eye strain on the other and the resulting headaches, I realized how much effect loss of eyesight can have, especially if it is your dominant eye. I've found the best solution is getting the most comfortable eye protection you can find so you won't mind wearing them.

BTW, the clutch engagement problem sounds an awful lot like a regulator. Maybe it's not grounding to the alternator case very well. On mine, a little cleaning in that area solved the problem.
Are you talking about the wire to and from the alternator, or another area?

I was also considering double grounding the (new) battery to improve current.


crap...I just blew my 126 post count without taking a picture of it.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:58 PM
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Are you talking about the wire to and from the alternator, or another area?

I was also considering double grounding the (new) battery to improve current.


crap...I just blew my 126 post count without taking a picture of it.
I'm talking about where the regulator screws to the back of the alternator. After disconnecting the battery of course, unscrew the regulator from the back of the alternator. Two phillips screws and it just tilts out.

Note a couple of things while you have it out. Check the brush length and check the grounding surface where it mates with the alternator. You will see that one side grounds to the alternator case. Mine had a little corrosion, due to its location, and a little cleaning made the charging voltage maintain a more constant level.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:26 PM
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ugh, looking at that picture... I have waaay too much junk in my garage...
No, no - it's either 'projects' or 'non recycled raw stock.'
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