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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306425 Mon Apr 08 2019 06:56 PM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Incredible!

I doubt that it was endorsed by the National Audubon Society.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306430 Mon Apr 08 2019 07:21 PM
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Gord&Fran Offline
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Yes, do not dump oil in your yard! A friend of mine had a leaky heating oil tank. The government ordered her to dig up her front yard to remove the contaminated soil. Total cost after bringing in clean soil and redoing the landscaping was about $80K.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306442 Mon Apr 08 2019 09:30 PM
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Jon G Offline
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You can do the same thing by going to the dollar store and purchasing a 1.5 or 2 gallon pan. Mine is aluminum and very well worn now. I've attached an image for you. Or if you have room, you can get a 3 gallon stainless one at WalMart for about $10 (http://tinyurl.com/y2mrwtje). Mexican supermarkets sell them as tamale warmers but they charge more because those come with a wire basket. You can use Dawn detergent and water, Fabuloso, Simple Green...any of the popular concentrated cleaning compounds. Hint: try to pick one which doesn't make too many suds. 409 is one which doesn't suds too much and Simple Green and Fabuloso don't either. Put your parts in first so you will know how much water to add (about 2 inches from the top works for me) Set the pot on your gas grill, turn on both burners, close the lid and watch the temp. When it gets to around 275, adjust your burners so it stays there and leave it for 10 minutes or so. It will be boiling in there and you don't want it boiling over. Be careful not to use too much cleaner...that's key to keeping it from over-foaming. You can clean all sorts of things, but obviously nothing electric. When you're finished, let the water cool and pour it on your lawn. It won't hurt your grass at all and if you live in an area of heavy clay soil it may actually help that little area by altering the surface tension of the water so it penetrates better.

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Jon

1952 1/2 ton with 1959 235
T5 with 3.07 rear end
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: MNSmith] #1306473 Tue Apr 09 2019 01:37 AM
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52Carl Offline
Master Gabster
Originally Posted by MNSmith
I wouldn't recommend this method.

What's wrong with this? Where do people think oil comes from?
Its black gold when it is discovered in the ground, but toxic waste if a little gets spilled in the yard.
Now don't get all up in arms with me. I am simply illustrating comedic irony.
Save the whales (but not the sea lions, as they annoy me).

Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1306475 Tue Apr 09 2019 01:54 AM
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tclederman Offline
Boltergeist
Sea lions annoy you ! ??

Hmmm . . . . " . . . sea lions are known for their intelligence, playfulness, and noisy barking."


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1308411 Wed Apr 24 2019 06:04 PM
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2ManyTrucks Offline
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after reading this thread i was thinking of getting a used percolator next time i'm at the thrift store, but after getting an ultrasonic cleaner on amazon for about $80 and using it on high heat with evaporust i think i won't need the percolator anymore
i tried it out on a fuel pump and i like how it worked, first pass was the whole unit so that i could pull it apart easier, then i did all the individual bits, some needed 2 cycles at 20 minutes, but in the end i like how it did

photos attached
-s

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1430s, 1420, 9430
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Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1308415 Wed Apr 24 2019 07:16 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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An old Crock Pot with soapy water and set on high works pretty well. Leave it alone for 8-10 hours except for a lite stir now and then.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1308416 Wed Apr 24 2019 07:26 PM
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2ManyTrucks Offline
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Yes but what surprised me was that with the action of the ultrasonic cleaner, you get 24hrs of evaporust cleaning action in only 20 minutes!
No more waiting
-s


1430s, 1420, 9430
-2MT
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1308897 Mon Apr 29 2019 11:12 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
Boltergeist
The Tennessee state vocational/technical school where I taught auto mechanics for several years had a gravel-filled sump about 10 X 20 feet 10 feet deep with a small shed built over it where they disposed of drain oil. When it finally got so saturated it wouldn't accept any more they finally fixed it- - - -with a 6" thick concrete slab poured on top! A couple of disgruntled students tried to report that to the EPA, but the director of the school called in a few favors and the investigation just quietly went away!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: A cool small parts washer/cleaner CHEAP [Re: apachetrucks] #1312948 Mon Jun 03 2019 01:44 AM
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glenns towing Offline
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Great idea. Maybe the coffee tastes so bad because the parts were washed 1st...LOL

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