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    This could get interesting.

    Old CV12 that I converted to Tristar in 2003ish .
    Tore it down 5yrs ago for a general look see .
    This summer she developed a serious vibration and everything points to a loose rotor bar so out comes the heavy tools and impact guns again for number 82 or thereabouts, (need to check my overhaul log)
    And yeah I know the freakin beam is upside down again
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    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and yes it still gives me goosebumps
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the new big shop , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' !!

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    The nickel fell off?
    "Right" is not the same as "Wise".

    Don't step on my favorite part of the Constitution just to point out your favorite part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayguy View Post
    The nickel fell off?
    Jumped off ran out the door sayin WTF shes gonna blow !!!!!
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and yes it still gives me goosebumps
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the new big shop , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' !!

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    I retired from the blue oval last November. I miss my customers and my co workers. Looking at this picture i can say i don't miss setting up gantry(s) and emptying the entire van. It was fun and challenging for many years, but then it became burdensome. I noticed you keep a clear and clean work area, be safe and i hope you can teach your skills to a new generation. Some of today's OEM management do not see the value of putting an apprentice with a journeyman(s) for several years. They always claim they can't justify the labor assignment. Later they wonder why the new journeyman can't perform. It wasn't just my company, many of my competitors were saying the same thing. Fortunately before i left they put an excellent young man with me and another journeyman. He is going to be a good one. As i said before be safe, your healey needs you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Healey Nut View Post
    Jumped off ran out the door sayin WTF shes gonna blow !!!!!


    That's funny!
    In honor of RichardL: "Ain't 'None' of us as smart as 'All' of us".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCSPIERCE View Post
    I retired from the blue oval last November. I miss my customers and my co workers. Looking at this picture i can say i don't miss setting up gantry(s) and emptying the entire van. It was fun and challenging for many years, but then it became burdensome. I noticed you keep a clear and clean work area, be safe and i hope you can teach your skills to a new generation. Some of today's OEM management do not see the value of putting an apprentice with a journeyman(s) for several years. They always claim they can't justify the labor assignment. Later they wonder why the new journeyman can't perform. It wasn't just my company, many of my competitors were saying the same thing. Fortunately before i left they put an excellent young man with me and another journeyman. He is going to be a good one. As i said before be safe, your healey needs you!
    I left Trane 9 years ago, and I feel exactly the same way.

    Also, the local market seemed to be moving away from centrifugals (at least Trane), and I was very tired of air-cooled chillers, ESPECIALLY those on roofs. The heat seemed to be killing me.
    In honor of RichardL: "Ain't 'None' of us as smart as 'All' of us".

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    Looks like hard damn work.

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    That piping is something else! did you have to work that out yourselves? never did a Tri-Star

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    I worked with the pipe fitter/welder to get it done , it was all field fabricated .
    I had to field fabricate all the piping for the oil system as well .
    Tristar is no longer available .
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and yes it still gives me goosebumps
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the new big shop , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' !!

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    I’m 61 and retiring early next year. I never thought I would feel this way , but burdensome pretty much describes it now for me as well. Worked for the blue oval for 22 years so far and really enjoyed my job for the most part. I just ready for a break, I know my body is.

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    Do you think that discharge piping might be a problem, maybe turn the volute while you have it apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiller-thriller View Post
    Do you think that discharge piping might be a problem, maybe turn the volute while you have it apart?
    And what do I do for oil return on the inboard bearing ?
    Add a pump make oil flow uphill .
    The impossible I can do at once .......miracles take a little longer .
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and yes it still gives me goosebumps
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the new big shop , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' !!

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    Its been that way since 2003 when I built it . , works like a charm , not changing it now
    The toy chest is officially full ... I got a new toy..... 2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and yes it still gives me goosebumps
    You bend em" I"ll mend em" !!!!!!!
    I"m not a service tech.. I"m a thermodynamic transfer analyst & strategic system sustainability specialist
    In the new big shop , greasin', oilin' . tweakin' n shinin' !!

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