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Reunion Seminars? #1320377 Sun Aug 04 2019 03:22 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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There has been a lot of behind the scene discussion and planning going on about the Reunion.
One of the topics is short tech seminars.
So we need some ideas on what folks want to learn about or demonstrate.
I'm planning on bringing the 48 Chevy "Chalk Board" and we can use it as a demo truck to play with.
Such as setting timing, points, spark plug gap, and an easy way to clean spark plugs.

Quote from John Milliman;
"George Capito (Wrenchbender) and Mike Wahl are great at this, too. Ask George what he'd like to teach this year. I've participated in both his carburetor and alternator rebuilding classes and thought they were excellently done.
Mike's demo of the fancy brake line flaring technology was fun, too".

We also have to mention Jerry (Hotrod Lincoln) also for the great "How to read a Mic" lesson he did a couple years ago.

Other past topics were anvils, more tool demos and we even had an old engine block one year, tore down and inspected.

What about topics for the fairer sex to discuss and share knowledge?
Knitting, sewing and hand made crafts. My wife Vicki is very talented in those areas. But she is rather shy.
Maybe Ron can do a talk about one of those topics?
Heck we could have a mini craft show. Bring something you made and proud of to show off. No sales though.

So give us your thoughts and ideas. This is a group participation event to meet, greet and learn.

Don


Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Aug 04 2019 03:23 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320391 Sun Aug 04 2019 04:44 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Got a tech topic I do want to do.
I have a potential Stovebolt buyer for the 48. But he is way up east and will have to ship it.
So truck pre buy inspection would fit right in.
What to look for when buying an old vehicle. We can really point out a lot of things with a group. Good and bad.
If I get permission to use his handle, It will let folks know who it is and they can PM him with their thoughts about the truck.
I will not reveal the quoted price to anyone. But suggested sell prices will be welcome.

Not too many buyers can get this type of evaluation.
Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Aug 04 2019 05:08 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320401 Sun Aug 04 2019 06:05 PM
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So, Don, you are saying I am a renaissance man?????????? nanner


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320411 Sun Aug 04 2019 07:32 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Ron
You do a demo on how to tune duel carbs, Intarsia wood working and then one on needle pointing.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intarsia.
Show us your work.
Then you are a renaissance man.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Aug 04 2019 07:34 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320419 Sun Aug 04 2019 08:14 PM
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2 out of three is not bad. electrical tape????????? If yes, how many.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320429 Sun Aug 04 2019 09:43 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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You going to do the tape toss this year Ron?
You bring the tape, you throw them!!!

We will also have a Buckeye toss this year.
I bring them and Rusty Rod will toss them!

And it sounds like you will do a talk about two of the topics I mentioned.
Needle point and intarsia wood working?
At least bring a few examples of what you have made yourself.

More input needed!
Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sun Aug 04 2019 09:45 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320439 Sun Aug 04 2019 10:38 PM
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How many tapes??


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320446 Sun Aug 04 2019 11:08 PM
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Thanks Ron for bringing this up.
We will have a few door prizes, but if folks want to add to the door prize drawing, you are more than welcome to bring something.
Keep in mind the kids and the fairer folks in our lives.

PM sent to Ron, he may be our MC this year?
Don
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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320468 Mon Aug 05 2019 01:00 AM
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Does anyone know enough about Hydrovac to discuss it? My two ton 6400 has one and I'd like to make sure it works.


1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320491 Mon Aug 05 2019 04:11 AM
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Oldie
I have never worked on a Hydrovac brake system.
But I bet Scott (48bigtrucks) will be happy to share his knowledge about how they work and repair procedures.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320499 Mon Aug 05 2019 10:39 AM
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I do better as a general factotum.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320502 Mon Aug 05 2019 11:21 AM
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Oldie
Did you check out this tech tip?
https://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/bendix/erickson/

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: WE b OLD] #1320547 Mon Aug 05 2019 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by WE b OLD
I do better as a general factotum.


You are only the second person I've seen use that term...the other is an Alfa Romeo guy I know!

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320611 Mon Aug 05 2019 11:46 PM
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Shop Shark
Hydros are pretty simple and pretty easy to update to a dual system without hydro,
Scott


Scott Ward

2 1948 1.5-ton Loadmasters
The red one and The snow pusher
1 1950 3100
1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
1 1954 Chevy 6500 2-Ton
1 1955 1st Series COE 5700
1 1963 K20 (454)
1 1964 C10 (350)
1 1951 1.5-ton Dump Truck
1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

Raising a teenager is like trying to nail Jello to a tree!
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320666 Tue Aug 06 2019 01:06 PM
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I hope you will be there so you can explain it to me.


1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320668 Tue Aug 06 2019 01:22 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Maybe a seminar on "Rust Repair Best Practices"
Probably deal with it a lot more in Michigan, but always curious on techniques for Cleaning up rust and Proper Metal Preparation/Neutralization.
What tools and products work best? What primer and paint do you use?

--Tom

Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1320670 Tue Aug 06 2019 01:45 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Sounds like Scott and Oldie will be talking about the hydrovac brake system.

Tom
Rust repair can be mixed in with the truck evaluation.
We will have a white dry erase board and will post a schedule for the info sharing chats/demos.

Keep the ideas coming. We are all there to look, learn and have fun!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321331 Sat Aug 10 2019 04:39 PM
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With Don's permission, I plan to put out parts that are no longer useful to me from 1954. The only thing is when I look back I wish I had known about the fact someone else could have used the parts that I threw away. I won't list them but that they were good serviceable items. Yes, I will bring some things that some will ask why but my attitude is just don't bother with them. Thanks all.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321421 Sun Aug 11 2019 12:45 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Ron
You don't need my permission to bring something.
As long as I don't have to haul anything off.
Do you want to have a short speech about what you bring?
We can put you on the agenda. dance

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321891 Wed Aug 14 2019 10:06 PM
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I think Ron has a good idea. Set up a table or 2 with free items. Anyone can bring parts that might be useful that we would throw away or don't want to store them any longer.

George


They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

1956 Chevy 1/2-Ton Pickup

Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321896 Wed Aug 14 2019 11:16 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Vicki and I plan on having three tables, the Stovebolt awning and another awning.
One table will be needed for the Stovebolt awning.
One table for the T-Shirt distribution and one for the door prizes.
If anyone has an awning or table to bring, it will give us more space to kick back in and have the meeting.
If anyone wants to add to the door prizes, bring them!
Looks like we'll be in a parking lot this year.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Wed Aug 14 2019 11:17 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321898 Wed Aug 14 2019 11:59 PM
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I plan to have a couple of presentation of some ideas.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1321920 Thu Aug 15 2019 03:00 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Great Ron!
We will work up a agenda soon and finalize it Friday afternoon.
Can you post up a list of parts and what the discussion will be about?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1323819 Wed Aug 28 2019 04:12 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
The evaluation truck?
This is the truck I'll have at the Reunion.
We'll have a discussion on what to look for when buying an old vehicle.
Then those that look it over can send PM's to mikec4193 who is a member of Stovebolt.
He is in upstate New York and then decide if he wants it.
Hope to load it on the trailer tomorrow.

Mike. If you are a serious buyer, You need to let me know soon after the Reunion!
I just may make a road trip and bring it to you?

Don

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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1323820 Wed Aug 28 2019 04:20 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
The hood does latch. I just left it up a bit.
Going on the trailer tomorrow!.
After I load it down with some Stovebolt things.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1323828 Wed Aug 28 2019 11:37 AM
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Master Gabster
I checked and I will be bringing a table.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1323844 Wed Aug 28 2019 02:19 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Great Ron.
I'll try to a draft up an agenda later today.
We will finalize it Friday at the show grounds.
T-shirts have been ordered and a check is in the mail today.
We should have them no later than Saturday morning of the show.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1323955 Thu Aug 29 2019 06:23 AM
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I'll demonstrate the abilities of a USMC CWO.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1324154 Fri Aug 30 2019 09:49 AM
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2-Ton
I've read that Tech tip, but I am not sure how to figure out if it working and if it is better to update the brakes. I'm on a limited budget, so limited options.


1954 Chevy custom 261CID, T-5 5 Speed.
1952 Chevy 6400 2 ton hydraulic flat bed.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1324165 Fri Aug 30 2019 01:13 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
Shop Shark
Oldie, I thinking Scott will help you out a lot.
If you have a Hydrovac to bring, bring it!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: 2-Ton] #1324166 Fri Aug 30 2019 01:13 PM
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WE b OLD Offline
Master Gabster
That would be a pleasant surprise, Rusty. headscratch


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Seminars? [Re: Rusty Rod] #1324253 Sat Aug 31 2019 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rod
I'll demonstrate the abilities of a USMC CWO.

Rusty Rod, looks like a Marine Sergeant will be there to assist you if needed.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
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