This is a quick article on my journey of converting my John Deere 316 Kohler from very noisy Rag Joints to much improved Universal Joints. First, what IS a Rag Joint? The early JD Tractors and other brands used Rag Joints to transfer the power from the engine to the transmission. One at each end
A while ago I read an article or two and a few reviews on two, relatively new additions to the HiFi playbook. Single driver FULL RANGE loudspeakers and no cabinet/box speakers called OPEN BAFFLE. I had recently bought a pair of KEF LS50 Metas that totally blew me away with sound quality. Very few speakers
This is just a place to post some measurement of various loudspeakers as a reference for others: (All measurements with UMIK-1 Calibrated microphone at 1 meter… Lenovo Laptop Headphone Output…Akitika Amplifier ) More to follow as time allows….
I had been reading lots of reviews on this amplifier kit offered by Dan Joffe who owns www.updatemydynaco.com and www.akitika.com . Update My Dynaco is exactly that. A source for all kinds of kits and parts to Update vintage Dynaco Solid State Amplifiers and Preamplifiers. AKITIKA is a site to purchase solid state amplifier and
(This is a quick First Impression on a new type of HiFi amplifier technology … Much more to follow!) Like a kid at Christmas! Look what just showed up on my doorstep! Ordered on Friday…Here on Thursday! All the way from Denmark, through customs and here! Same day I ordered the GaN FET Amplifier from
My Pickup Truck has a Roofnest Falcon Roof Top Tent installed above the truck cap. Even though I might be camping far off the beat’n path, I still need access to electricity for charging devices, powering a portable refrigerator/freezer, running a diesel heater, and more. To accomplish this, I added a solar panel to the
I recently picked up a set of Klipsch Forte II speakers. The YouTube reviewers all rave about this speaker. Some suggest it is the best speaker in the entire Klipsch line. After listening to them for a few weeks, I’m inclined to agree! I bought these speakers for a very good price. They worked fine,
Don’t get me wrong. I love my PrimeWeld 225X AC/DC TIG-Stick welder. Simply a fantastic machine…..even if it cost twice as much. Selling for under $1000 with top quality build, accessories and warrantee…It’s the bargain of the century! But why on God’s Green Earth did they put the power switch on the back of the
When Hornady developed the 17HMR rimfire cartridge, they really hit a home-run! And the rifle manufacturers turned out a plethora of rifles to chamber it.
But unlike the 22RF cartridge, which many seasoned shooters will tell you, might never need to have the bore scrubbed, the 17HMR with its “real” copper jacketed bullet and its extreme velocity, needs bore cleaning often.
The problem is, no one makes a “proper” bore guide for this type of rifle. Most 17HMR rifles are nothing more than 22RFM rifles with a 17cal barrel. And many of these 22RF rifles have one issue when you try to use a standard bore guide that protects the delicate chamber edge and the bottle neck area of the chamber. A fixed ejector is in the way.
This little “shark fin” is right in line with the chamber and is fixed. It doesn’t move out of the way. Therefore the bore guide you might use for your centerfire rifles will not pass by and work in this rifle.
Lots of videos on my Tractor Electric Conversions (Hint: Click on the video below and to see the next video, click on the Fast Forward button on the bottom left of the playing video…..There are over 20 videos of electric tractors in action!)