Recent content by TexasT

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    Anything to watch for welding with a zinc coating?

    And don't use brake clean to clean the area. Acetone or other. The brake clean can contain the makings of deadly phosgene gas when welded.
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    Anything to watch for welding with a zinc coating?

    Don't breath the fumes! I'm guessing that zinc is a galvanized piece and the fumes/smoke can be deadly. I would clean off the coating as best I could before firing up an arc.
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    2004r built

    Names like stage 2 and hd can be misleading, especially with a trans such as the 2004r. You have already found out that the one you spent hard earned money on didn't even go 800 miles. These aren't a th350 that any local shop can assemble successfully. The 2004r requires a very meticulous setup...
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    2004r built

    If you are on a budget(and it appears by the other post you are), I'd like to suggest, if you are handy , you assemble your own trans. Good trans isn't cheap and a cheap trans isn't good. You can get way more in parts if you do it your self.
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    2004r needed

    Did it come with a warranty. 800 miles isn't much. But if not assembled correctly or the tv isn't providing proper line pressure rise it is plenty to smoke one.
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    External wastegate questions

    Some HVAC supply places have a mother bottle and refill co2. Or a mom n pop gas supplier is best. Airgas, praxair and the national chains try to rape the walk-in traffic.
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    turbo lou rant

    If the customer isn't complaining about the price the business isn't charging enough. And treating objections as complaints is a very helpful way to close the deal.
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    External wastegate questions

    A little how to on the adjustable waste gate About 4:45 you can see the air compressor this fellow is using.
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    External wastegate questions

    I don't know what it looks like but if you can get it apart to swap springs you might be able to do some mods and make it adjustable.
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    Power seat

    Alright. I kept on it, thought about it for a day or two and was out there last night trying some more tactics. Apparently you have to supply power to the switch AND apply the switch to make it move. Makes sense but I didn't think of it the other night. So with the cobbled up wire from the...
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    Yukon tire recommendations please!

    If you have the coin you really cant go wrong with Michelin. But have a hard time parting with that much so I usually end up with some sort of used rubber or the chinese clearance tires at the local sears auto ctr.
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    Cannon balls run!!!!!

    That book is a great read. There are some youtube vids on some of the exploits.
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    Power seat

    I guess it could be. Is there a way to tell? The white cylinder thing spins, I can see it. Way fancier than my old bucket of bolts. I've never fooled with a power seat before. How can I get it to move?
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    Power seat

    So, I have this roller I'm stripping out the interior. Power driver seat is a problem as I can't get it to move fwd. I pulled the switch out and can get the switches to click and the motor to spin under there, but can't figure out how to get it to move. I hooked up to a battery(car size) with...