General Tech What did you work on Today?

xj_nate

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We get our pig mat at work from grainger. I'm sure that's the most expensive place to get it though.
I disagree. I got some from Primary Children's hospital and that's surely the most expensive place :p

Ok so it's not the exact same stuff but it's close enough that when we left the hospital I took it. A nurse once told me that you pay for everything in the room so you should take it :rofl:

I would just buy it on Amazon if I was looking. Like everything else...
 

moab_cj5

Premium Member
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Made some progress last night getting the pump and gear out.
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I couldn't get the union off the gear without resorting to an air hammer. Rust sucks!
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Then I put some pressure on the pitman arm with some penetrating oil and let it sit overnight.
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Then I went to work swapping the gear off my old pump onto my new pump.
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I then pulled out all the hoses to replace all 3.
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New pump installed with a new pressure line.
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This is where I quit for the night with the plan to grab new hoses this morning.
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moab_cj5

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After way too many trips to Home Depot and parts stores, I finally got my steering gear torn down and rebuilt.

It took some heat and a few strikes of a mini sledge, but the pitman arm popped off.
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Picked up some new hoses for the power steering. They were a real PITA to get onto the hard lines.
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Then I got started tearing the gear apart. This is the old sector shaft.
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My beautiful new 105 sector shaft.
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The power piston that holds 44 little balls that weren't as bad as I feared to deal with.
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Fun parts.
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The housing. It was freaking filthy.
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Putting it back together wasn't too bad, other than I tore my new Teflon ring on the power piston, so I had to reuse the old one. Not cool, but it went back together after that ok.
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Then I got it installed with a little help from my neighbor to hold the gear while I lined up the splines on the steering shaft, and then bolted it to the frame, hooked up the lines, and added fluid.
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Then I bled the system. It took a while since I replaced the pump, replaced the hoses, rebuilt the gear, and blew out the hard lines that were still on the truck. After about 45 minutes it was bled and there was no more frothing in the reservoir.
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It took entirely too much time to get to this point. But, I still needed to check the bushing alignment in my radius arms. I pulled the radius arms back out and pressed 5 of the 6 bushings out then back in in the correct orientation.

At 11pm, I called it a day.
 

ricsrx

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Trying to get back in the grove to finish this bike, withe the wider swing arm the drive output shaft will need to be existed 1.25 inches. It's not a jack shaft but I will have a bearing on the outside to carry it.
You can see it needs to be cut down20201114_133134.jpg20201121_082811.jpg20200508_200437.jpg
 
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1969honda

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Trying to get back in the grove to finish this bike, withe the wider swing arm the drive output shaft will need to be existed 1.25 inches. It's not a jack shaft but I will have a bearing on the outside to carry it.
You can see it needs to be cut downView attachment 132911View attachment 132912View attachment 132913
Nice bike! I had a 69 cb350 with a 98 R1 front end, hawk nt650 arm, vfr409 rear wheel and triumph eccentric at one point. If I recall XS customs or something like that had some good offset drive sprockets.
 
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