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by john917v
Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Got a SAS 4x4 Toyota! Pics soon
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Got a SAS 4x4 Toyota! Pics soon

I recently traded for a 4x4 1981 Toyota truck with a $1800 rebuilt carbed 22r. Guy showed me receipts. It's got Lincoln lockers, 35" tires, 10k lb winch up front, a rollbar, fullsize spare, faded paint & a hilift jack. It's doorless. If I bolt a set of mirrors on the hood I think I can get away at t...
by john917v
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: $450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?

OUTSTANDING!!!!! Thanks Crypto, great ideas! As a dedicated generator engine, it'll be overkill for most of my non-disaster generator use. Unless I add an option to have it drive an air comp. or hydraulic pump to run tools making it more versatile. The mower pretty much looks like this http://www.qu...
by john917v
Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: $450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?

I traded for the motor the other day. It's a 20hp Kubota 3cyl D722. I fired it before shaking hands with the fellow-it runs well. I estimate its torque to be 30-90ish ft/lbs. depending on rpm. I got the tractor/mower it came out of as well. I'm planning on using the Kuby to power a generator head, r...
by john917v
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: $450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

$450 for a Kubota 3 cyl Diesel motor?

I'm being offered a 3 cyl Kuby for $450, guy's willing to trade. Wanna use it for a project & I love Kub's. does it sound worth it if it fires up & runs well? Thanks guys
by john917v
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: making knives out of old files...
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: making knives out of old files...

Draw a center line down where the edge will be, or do a Scandi aka single sided grind & don't worry about the edges placement. It comes with practice.
by john917v
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Made a simple metal spearhead
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Made a simple metal spearhead

I made a spearhead from a circ saw blade earlier, been wanting to practice trapping skills. It could easily be attached to a stationary trap also. Gonna give the point a good working over in better light tomorrow and forge harden it, maybe make it a little narrower beneath the barb I cut. Feel free ...
by john917v
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: making knives out of old files...
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: making knives out of old files...

Everything StormCrow said. I'm no pro bladesmith, but don't grind in 1 spot for too long. Alternate grinding spots to help keep factory temper. For me if it's too hot to hold bare handed I let it chill out for a few minutes. Try to get Nicholson or other quality files with more than just a carbon co...
by john917v
Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Considering a Diesel 4x4 K5 Blazer, help please
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Considering a Diesel 4x4 K5 Blazer, help please

case, I'll offer him $1000 max. I want it to work and wheel with as I rebuild my IH 6.9 Diesel and save up for a nice 4x4 single cab 89ish f350 to give the 6.9 a home~unless (shock and awe) I find a nice 12 valve Cummins 6BT, or possibly a 4BT to swap into the K5
by john917v
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Considering a Diesel 4x4 K5 Blazer, help please
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Considering a Diesel 4x4 K5 Blazer, help please

I've come across an 83 auto. 4x4 K5 with the Detroit 6.2 Liter Diesel. It's got 33" off road tires and a removable frame to put the rear seat above the cab. It was a hunting truck that's going for $1300. Motor runs well, I'm aware of their weaknesses. Only problem is it wont't shift out of 1st. Ad c...
by john917v
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: strangest thing you have ever seen
Replies: 1846
Views: 165427

Re: strangest thing you have ever seen

I was smoking outside of work/the bar after hours and I look up at the sky. I see a bright white spark looking thing fly about 20 feet over the bar. It burned out pretty quickly in midair. It wasn't a comet, too close and wrong color..... I've worked a fireworks stand, been around or used most firew...
by john917v
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: PAW Work Vehicles-what are your picks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

Re: PAW Work Vehicles-what are your picks?

I understand that fuel will be scarce during such times, but this is assuming or pretending you've got a decent fuel supply. The Case 95XT's 4BT motor is largely the same as the legendary Cummins 6BT aka 12 valve, motor parts won't be a big issue since it shares many internals. Also, it'll run fine ...
by john917v
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: PAW Work Vehicles-what are your picks?
Replies: 14
Views: 2086

PAW Work Vehicles-what are your picks?

In the event of a PAW brought on by whatever means, many of us would like to bugout to the country. I'm one of those. Others would set up an urban stronghold. In either case, tractors could be very useful. Unloading full 55 gallon drums will be easy, clearing brush and trees quicker, all sorts of ta...
by john917v
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knife hand made from railroad spike
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: Knife hand made from railroad spike

I wonder, could you forge weld a piece of true high carbon steel in to the blade portion of an HC spike, making it a Damascus blade?
by john917v
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Newest knife I've made, comments please
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Newest knife I've made, comments please

Here's a 2 angle tanto I made from a double cut file.

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by john917v
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:56 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Your Dream Zombie Vehicle
Replies: 311
Views: 81705

Re: Your Dream Zombie Vehicle

A workshop or ambulance M35 for sleeping & living, a flatbedded M35 with front and rear winches or a front winch and a truckcrane generator and toolbox for an engineering & recovery truck, another 35 dumptruck to serve as a guntruck and demolition rig, a bobbed M35 with super singles or a 12valve eq...
by john917v
Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Newest knife I've made, comments please
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Newest knife I've made, comments please

I wanted a handle that would positively "lock" in the hand to make retaining it easy. I may cut some scales for the sides, not sure yet. I've got ironwood but I don't like wood on tantos, I'm leaning towards G10 or maybe micarta....or maybe a cord wrap
by john917v
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knife hand made from railroad spike
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: Knife hand made from railroad spike

Spikes are perfect to practice and learn on, but they simply don't have enough carbon content to make a GREAT knife. Try to get spikes used on a curved portion of the track-they have more carbon (although still not enough). Often times they're marked HC
by john917v
Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Newest knife I've made, comments please
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Newest knife I've made, comments please

It's a double bevel, made from a $2.50 crowbar from Harbor Freight. It's about 1/4 inch thick. I wanted a thick hefty fixed blade that would fill my hand. A similar knife I wanted was $50 at the gunshow
by john917v
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Newest knife I've made, comments please
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Newest knife I've made, comments please

Here's the newest knife I've been working on, a bit of cosmetic work and it's taking a trip into my forge. Comments are welcomed.

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by john917v
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What is the best way to mount white-light on an AK?
Replies: 30
Views: 3713

Re: What is the best way to mount white-light on an AK?

The rail on the opposite side of the bolt handle of my WASR is where I'd mount a light. I've got scope rings that can clamp onto it. I just needa find a good all metal light preferably stainless but alum. will work and turn an adaptor to mount the light in the rings. Meanwhile I'd go with stainless ...
by john917v
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for kit or just box/bag for my car
Replies: 10
Views: 1842

Re: Looking for kit or just box/bag for my car

I came across a steel Sysco brand 1st aid box with a few items in it. I added my own kit to it and it lives in my car now. You could use a tin case of some sort like a cleaned cigar box or a plastic pencil box
by john917v
Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Ever stitch yourself up? Think you could?
Replies: 49
Views: 7601

Re: Ever stitch yourself up? Think you could?

I've had stitches but have never stitched myself. I have butterflied myself-without butterflies. I had 2 good 3" or so lacerations on my arm. Being exceptionally broke basically homeless, I got a band aid and cut the adhesive part into strips to use as 'flies after sanitizing the wounds. The strips ...
by john917v
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: what revolvers do you own?
Replies: 71
Views: 7749

Re: what revolvers do you own?

1 Heritage Rough Rider in .22LR

1 NAA 5 shot revolver in .22 Magnum

1 S&W Model 49 .38 Special

Next on my list is the Ruger Alaskan in .45 Colt/.454 Casull :shock: 1800 ft/lbs of bullet force is hard to argue with IMO

Vegas, what's your idea about?
by john917v
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Smith and Wesson .38 for $300-Should I do it?
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: Smith and Wesson .38 for $300-Should I do it?

AK47, I'd like to see the CD test! After I get the dies and shell holder I'm gonna load some ammo for the Model 49. It came with Pachmayer Presentation/Compac grips and a bolt on trigger shoe. Having shot it, I'm happy. It'll be spending a lot of time with me at the range :D

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