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Replace dry rotted speaker surrounds with cloth replacements.
It was actually pretty quick and easy. Hardest part was waiting for them to dry.
Just used this method on all four infinity door speakers in my durango. I used an old pair of jeans and all purpose cement. I also covered the cone and use some flex seal I had to rubberized the cloth. Man they sound great. Nice fix for free using what I had available.
Ok so please help. My 94 toyota pickup pops out of 1st..i replaced all of these items except it seems as though my new cap is just hair bigger than the original and it wont sit down in place like it should..any suggeations on how to get it back down in place so i can pit it back together. Ive gone through 2 now. One of them i had to sand down just a Bit to get the cao to slide down in place so i can put the spring and all back on to use it...but it still popled out. So i havent really once got a new unsanded cap to slide in place in the hole once it was on the end of my shifter. It just wont slide down around the two notched out pin slots on each side .. sorry hope that all makes sense .
Toyota Tacoma manual transmission pop out of gear? Here's the simple fix!
another happy do-it-your-selfer thanks to you.
yeah, unless you use a turbo (or smog air pump I.e. "poor man's" supercharger), definitely want the intake turbulence, especially if you run methanol) not sure for high rpm If a tunnel ram style intake might work? never tried that but who knows. seems a dyno would be a great thing for these engines to really tune them. we had a 3hp Briggs on a minibike in high school that with centripetal clutch and no trans would do almost 40. had a Harley carb AND burned 60/40 125 gas / ethanol mix though, HAH! crazy days.
really great Instructable and comments. Few things I'd add, anybody try sprint car gas? my father used to tractor pull with multiple big block engines and he used 125 octane gas(seriously it durometered as that) the performance jump from that in small engines(from Briggs to dirt bikes) was incredible. the engine has to be built for it (bottom end) so crank, rods, billet flywheel, etc, as in the Instructable but it's almost like a supercharger in terms of extra HP. another thing would like to agree with porting comment. I'd natural aspirated(carb or injection) you want the intake slightly rough to mix air fuel, exhaust as smooth and unobstructed as you can. we used die grinder with carbide cutter tip (cross section screw looking oval shape) same as big blocks. took flathead brigs "L heads" and made "y heads" hah! also ground the cams on them (decreased duration by grinding g lobes thinner and increased lift by welding a bead on the top of the lobe and grinding down. seems we advanced the timing a bit too from the crank. with higher octane it tends to run drier so you have to fatten up the fuel mixture. again great Instructable thanks, very detailed and thorough. btw anybody use comet differentials or clutches? seems differential might give you better handling, also since it's circle track, do you stagger wheel size left to right like sprints do? seems some of the camber and steering issues might be addressed with that.
I have a sears lawn tractor iI use to cut grass on a hill. the parts for the brakes are no longer available. I want to add brakes to the mower, perhaps on the front wheels. The current transaxle is a Dana 6800-1 and it has a shaft sticking out of the side of the transaxle that has a crummy disk brake system on it. Any ideas how I can beef up the brake? I don't want to race but I would like to be able to stop.
mate your an absolute legend!! thank you you just saved me a lot of money :)
My Dad and I fixed my subwoofer with hot glue using the same method you showed us with the cloth. It worked great!!
Everything in your description was great and as easy as you said...actually I didn't have any issue getting the spring retainer without any tools, it came out super easily. The thing I am having issues with is the shifter cap, the old one did not just 'pop off' and the new one definitely isn't 'popping in' Any tips? It seems like the new one I got is too small, but it came in the pack with the seal from Rock Auto so not sure what to think.
2000 Taco here - thanks for your post!!! This was exactly the problem I've been having. We ordered the two parts online for less than $20, and did the fix in no time! I was surprised at how destroyed the old seat was. Just crumbles! We vacuumed it out, cleaned all the parts, regreased & reassembled just like you said. Much easier than apple pie. In fact we spent more time online searching for the parts than actually doing the fix itself! Thank you thank you thank you!
Although this article is very in formative, I am going to have to disagree with one point. That point is this: The spring loaded shifter cap serves only one purpose and that purpose is to hold the shifter in the socket. This prevents the shifter from coming out of the socket. Each gear has a synchronizer. This in itself is what "allows" and "holds" the gear into placement, not the spring loaded cap.
Hey Steve,I wrote this article 5-6 years ago. I still own the same truck! I'm glad to hear you were able to fix it. These trucks are as simple as apple pie so hold onto it!
I bought a '94 Toyota pickup Friday of last week. Three miles after the purchase, the tranny slipped out of 4th into neutral. Didn't want to go to prison so I waited until I got 45 minutes away from Mr. 'Ain't Nothing Wrong with that Truck' before calling him. Of course he didn't answer and of course he hasn't called me in the five days since. I left a message that let him know emphatically that he knew of the problem and I would appreciate him letting me know the possible cause. Staying cool, I looked up 'my transmission is slipping out of 4th gear' online and fortunately, this article appeared. I took the truck to a mechanic this morning and he called me three hours later saying it would take a special tool 'from the Toyota place' that costs 3 or 4 hundred dollars and that he didn't want to put out that much money for a hundred dollar job. There was another mechanic next door who looked up the labor estimate (I already had the two parts) and he said he'd fix it for 55.00 I waited until 20 minutes before he closed to check the status of the repair. Another guy was working on it who had no idea what he was doing. I was absolutely heartsick. The owner walked in and I told him what the article said and that pliers (spread apart) would be a better way than trying to pry up the cover with a flat head screwdriver. I took two long screwdrivers and placed them where they wouldn't interfere with the pliers. As I pushed downward equally on either side, he turned the pliers 1/8th turn counter-clockwise and it popped right out. The bushing was cracked and the rubber seal had disintegrated into crumbs. I wiped out the housing and the entire bottom of the shifter. He applied grease to the ball and then set the bushing (hole side up) on a vice. He turned the shifter upside down and then took a rubber hammer to drive the ball into the bushing. It popped right in. We put the entire assembly back together and it drives like a new vehicle. Whoever wrote this article is a saint and if you're ever in Greensboro N.C., lunch is on me. Thank you.
Hi i have a 23hp red snapper and i wanted to use it to get the mail and dump garbage. What would i have to do to it? Thanks
I have a 2006. Huskee 18.5 briggs and stratton and wanting to place a racing air filter on itinstead of having the reglar one on it how would i go about.
Hello traced1. I am working on building a racing mower would i have to modify the whole mower to catch a little speed. On a 18.5 hp briggs and stratton motor. Mtd huskee
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