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R. J. Jul 26, 2015

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    I've got that set, but mine was less than $30 at the tool store down the street. It worked well for the 2 times I used it in 4 years.
     
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    :hello: $25 of it was for shipping. Also it was the cheapest price that I could find.
     
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    :hello: I've owned at least 8 manual operated grease guns and 2 air operated ones over the past 30 years. All CHINA junk. I finally hit pay dirt on a good deal for a new Vintage USA made one. It's made by SUPERIOR model 37023B Vari-matic lever gun. $35 shipped. My Dad owned one back in the 70s. My Brother Michael still has it and it has never failed him. We also had SUPERIOR guns when I worked in AREOSPACE to grease the tank simulators. IMG_8671.JPG IMG_8669.JPG IMG_8670.JPG IMG_8668.JPG IMG_8672.JPG
     
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    That things brand new! I've got one very similar but it doesn't look like that. Never bothered to look for a brand on the greasy thing.
     
  5. markus56

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    Looks like a goodern!
     
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    :hello: I got it from E-bay. The seller said that it was his Dads and that it was used a few times then cleaned up and put in storage for 30 some years.
     
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    Yep good old vintage. I'm a farm boy my grease guns are 3 generations old. I keep 2 loaded with different greases.
    Last week I got 7 quality used lathe tool holders bringing the total to 11. Nice to not have to shim and reset up all the time. Now just flip a lever lock it on and it's centered.
     
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    :hello: I went to put a cartridge of grease in my vintage grease gun and realized it does not use one. :laughing7:. I opened both ends of the tube and pushed the grease all the way through with the guns plunger.
     
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    RJ, you had the directions...lol. funny how the tube fits like it's meant to be.

    Been there, done that. You are not alone:D
     
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    :hello: I picked up a HARBOR FREIGHT gas powered auger/post hole digger at a yard sale for $20. The Lady wanted $50. :laughing7:. I cleaned the cab and the fuel tank. Installed new fuel line, new pull rope and replaced all the CHINA junk hardware with S.S. allen cap screws/bolts. Time spent 5 hrs. IMG_8702.JPG IMG_8703.JPG IMG_8698.JPG IMG_8699.JPG IMG_8700.JPG IMG_8701.JPG IMG_8704.JPG
     
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    :hello: I put gas in the fuel tank to start the auger and it ran out the rubber insert that the fuel line and prime line runs through. I took it out and cleaned the rubber again. Installed it and still gas came out :pain10: so I put seals all around the rubber insert. Now it is OK: IMG_8706.JPG IMG_8707.JPG IMG_8708.JPG IMG_8710.JPG
     
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    :hello: The 30 + years of working in AREO Space Technology I brought home 100s of allen wrenches both STD and METRIC. I'd be wrenching on a Navy Ship Control System, Nuclear Submarine Control System, a M1 A1/A2 Tank Driver Trainer Simulator and or their associated test equipment. I'd put the allen wrenches in my pockets get home and put them in a 3 lb coffee can. I've given most of them away. I still have 50 + STD and 30 + METRIC. IMG_8711.JPG METRIC IMG_8712.JPG STD.
     
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    :hello: I modified one of my Craftsman cotter pin removers for installing the 2 inner airbox to carb boots on my ZL 10. I welded in a 4 inch section of an old screwdriver then ground down the welds. My carbs need to come off again. The 2 inner carbs fuel is getting past the float needles. I don't know why because all 4 needles should be new. _______________________________________________________________________________ IMG_8825.JPG
     
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    :hello:No wonder that the American defense budget is raising every year...:laughing7:
     
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    :hello: The US NAVY MCM Mine Sweeper Control Systems computer monitors cost US tax payers 60 K each and the keyboards price was ( not pictured) 17 K each. Each MCM system cost tax payers 1.2 million US dollars. They are not your every day computer systems. They are designed and built to take high viberation and shock. I worked on and tested MCM 2 to MCM 14. It was a 13 year project. 1985 to 1998. Shortly after each ship was commissioned I'd go to Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin for four weeks to train Navy Techs trouble shooting, repair and operation of the Main Control System. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avenger-class_mine_countermeasures_ship IMG_8827.JPG IMG_8828.JPG
     
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    :hello: MADMAN: Have you ever been in the Main Contol Room on your NAVY ship. Which ship was you on and what did you do. When did you serve.
     
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    I was a Boiler technician USS SURIBACHI AE-21 1988 1993
    whats your definition of" MAIN CONTROL?
     
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    :hello: The room that the Propulsion Contol System is in.
     
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