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What's your other project (non Jeep) . . . show them off here!

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by IRQVET, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Dec 9, 2018
    lightner

    lightner New Member

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    i am very new to this site (any site) and i am not techno savy at all. i will try to load a photo. anyway, '73 xl 1000 is more of a hobby than a project. i project to keep it running
     
  2. Dec 9, 2018
    lightner

    lightner New Member

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    my device is not in agreement with server. file too large. big surprise
     
  3. Dec 9, 2018
    lightner

    lightner New Member

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    cannot forward photo, oh well
     
  4. Dec 13, 2018
    jeep2003

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    Iv been messing around customizing hotwheels to match my real cars. Its fun because it only takes a few hours. I did 3 sofar still working on my cj5. Heres some before and after and the real thing.
     

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  5. Dec 13, 2018
    jeep2003

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    heres the 66 mini and 46 willys
     

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  6. Dec 13, 2018
    Focker

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    Nice job... Love the Jeep.
     
  7. Dec 14, 2018
    TIm E

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    I have a 1974, love it.
     
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  8. Feb 5, 2019
    FF47

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    Jeep Go Kart 2.jpg
     
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  9. Feb 5, 2019
    tomasinator

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    Someone gave me an old ham radio transmitter for free, circa 1955, but it didn't work. It was originally available pre-built or as a kit. This one was clearly a kit, based on the craftsmanship of the wiring and soldering underneath.

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    The first problem to solve was why turning the main knob didn't cause the pointer to rotate.

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    I removed all the knobs, some screws, and unsoldered the meter wires in order to remove the front panel to get at the dial vernier.

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    I removed the vernier and disassembled it. The 60 year old grease had hardened like dry wall mud. I cleaned the parts and reassembled the mechanism with bicycle hub grease.

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    I put the radio back together. The frequency dial now turned smoothly, but the transmitter still wouldn't transmit. I spent a few minutes every night for about a week trying to debug the problem. I found an inductor was too close to the band switch and arced to the metal ground and burned out the wire in the inductor.

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    I found a modern inductor of 200uH in my junk box and replaced the burned out one. It didn't solve the problem. I was eventually able to track down a resistor that had nearly doubled in value. I replaced it with a new one. Another resistor was completely open and I replaced it.

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    The resistor on top had doubled in value and the resistor on the bottom was completely open. After replacing both resistors, the transmitter now worked and is back on the air. Interesting that a 60 year old transmitter is still compatible with a modern radio built in 2019.

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  10. Feb 7, 2019
    jeep2003

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    I finished up my curio cabinet that took quite alot of work. Also got my little hotwheels jeep done. its not the best paint job but looks great in person. I had to make the top and roll bar from scratch. Before and after pics
     

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  11. Feb 7, 2019
    jeep2003

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    Also just finished up this briggs cutaway. Very happy with it!
     

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  12. Feb 8, 2019
    baldjosh

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    the curio looks really nice!!!
     
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  13. Feb 8, 2019
    jackdog

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    That old Johnson Ranger Xmitter looks great. Looks like it was recapped also. I too love and restore old tube Ham radio stuff, especially Heathkit. How many of you guys are Hams? Stan WB3EIM
     
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  14. Feb 15, 2019 at 10:13 PM
    OzFin

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  15. Feb 17, 2019 at 7:08 AM
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  16. Feb 17, 2019 at 7:12 AM
    fhoehle

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    Traded my other Farmall M about two years ago. Missed it ever since. Now traded the Ford 8n for a perfect running but a bit rough looking Farmall M. I missed the other one a lot. Now a build up for work and some Antique pulling. And the search is on again for another factory wide front.
     
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