Just doing a cold start with our Oliver 1850 diesel.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
My sister flipped this car across two lanes of the interstate. It should have been totaled but my father couldnt bring himself to do that, so he made me fix it. The only thing on the car that is original is the decklid. Everything else has been replaced. Watch the video and you'll see what I am talking about.
Posted by Cory Douglas at 1:49 PM
Here I show you how to make your air conditioner cool better by replacing the orifice tube.
Posted by Cory Douglas at 1:24 PM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
In this one I fix my trucks air conditioner. I actually had to replace the condenser, the clutch plate on the compressor, and I put a slightly different orifice tube in it as well. It is nowhere near stock (the orifice tube) and actually allows you to cool much better than it could before. In case you know nothing about air conditioning, the orifice tube is what allows for the rapid expansion of the freon gas in the system. The condenser was junk with tons of little rocks in it and many fins doubled over not allowing for much air to get through it. The clutch plate was just junk, you can see in the video how "scored" up it was. One other thing I needed to do was take the shim out of it completely. This is something that most non-mechanic types know nothing about, so watch closely and hopefully you might learn someting.
Posted by Cory Douglas at 10:24 AM
Well, apparently I managed to fix my battery charger. What had happened to this charger was that I was actually trying to start my HD-21 bulldozer and had placed this unit on the "boost" setting and the starter switch became stuck. So before I could get off of the bulldozer and shut the charger off, it managed to shuck both diodes. Now if you do not know anything about diodes, whenever a diode fails like this it appears to you as an "open" circuit. A good way to think about them is a one way valve that only allows current to flow in one direction. Believe it or not, this is how they explain them in engineering school. But anyhow, when a diode fails like this you will not get anything to come out of the diode, but you will have ac on the incoming side. Now I will let you watch the video...
Posted by Cory Douglas at 10:00 AM