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Reunion Seminars?

Posted By: 2-Ton

Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 03:22 PM

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

Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 04:44 PM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 06:05 PM

So, Don, you are saying I am a renaissance man?????????? nanner
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 07:32 PM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 08:14 PM

2 out of three is not bad. electrical tape????????? If yes, how many.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 09:43 PM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 10:38 PM

How many tapes??
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 04 2019 11:08 PM

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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Posted By: oldieoldie

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 01:00 AM

Does anyone know enough about Hydrovac to discuss it? My two ton 6400 has one and I'd like to make sure it works.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 04:11 AM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 10:39 AM

I do better as a general factotum.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 11:21 AM

Oldie
Did you check out this tech tip?
https://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/bendix/erickson/

Don
Posted By: Shakey61

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 05:15 PM

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
Posted By: 48bigtrucks

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Mon Aug 05 2019 11:46 PM

Hydros are pretty simple and pretty easy to update to a dual system without hydro,
Scott
Posted By: oldieoldie

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Tue Aug 06 2019 01:06 PM

I hope you will be there so you can explain it to me.
Posted By: 1954 MI

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Tue Aug 06 2019 01:22 PM

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
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Tue Aug 06 2019 01:45 PM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sat Aug 10 2019 04:39 PM

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.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sun Aug 11 2019 12:45 PM

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
Posted By: Wrenchbender Ret.

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 14 2019 10:06 PM

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
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 14 2019 11:16 PM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 14 2019 11:59 PM

I plan to have a couple of presentation of some ideas.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Thu Aug 15 2019 03:00 AM

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
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 28 2019 04:12 AM

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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Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 28 2019 04:20 AM

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
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 28 2019 11:37 AM

I checked and I will be bringing a table.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Wed Aug 28 2019 02:19 PM

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
Posted By: Rusty Rod

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Thu Aug 29 2019 06:23 AM

I'll demonstrate the abilities of a USMC CWO.
Posted By: oldieoldie

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Fri Aug 30 2019 09:49 AM

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.
Posted By: 2-Ton

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Fri Aug 30 2019 01:13 PM

Oldie, I thinking Scott will help you out a lot.
If you have a Hydrovac to bring, bring it!

Don
Posted By: WE b OLD

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Fri Aug 30 2019 01:13 PM

That would be a pleasant surprise, Rusty. headscratch
Posted By: Dusty53

Re: Reunion Seminars? - Sat Aug 31 2019 01:20 AM

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.
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