Complete how to with tips and tricks on restoring my yellow Tonka Road Grader with the soft rubber tires (AT-857) from my childhood. I choose to do some personal customization along with this restoration. Watch and enjoy! This goes hand in hand with my Nylint Road Grader I restored previously
Vintage 1970's Tonka Forklift restoration. Watch a step by step restoration of this classic yet well used toy to restore it to working order and ready for another generation of play!
Hot Wheels Ramblin' Wrecker custom
Hot Wheels Ramblin' Wrecker restoration and custom service truck. This truck is an original from my childhood and now will be passed down to my son, but not before a little custom treatment. 1977 Larry's Towing tow truck.
A lot of people asked where to get the chrome pen I used in this restoration. You can get it on Amazon HERE
The rest of the paints are just your standard hobby shop type stuff. Leave a comment if you have any other questions.
Is My Bike Running Rich or Lean? To determine whether you need to re-jet the carb you can simply look at the spark plugs. Take the plugs out and if they look clean you're good to go. However, if you see black soot then you're running rich - meaning too much fuel - if you see A bright white insulator - meaning it is running too lean.
You can also determine if you need to jet the carb based on how the bike rides. If your dirt bike tends to be sluggish when you punch it and/or backfires when you open it up a bit, you're probably too rich. However, if your bike can take off in a sprint but lacks overall power, then you've got too much air.
The carburetor consists of four components: Which you can learn more about in this video Carburetor Operation
Ignition lock cylinder, rack, pinion and actuator rod replacement. This procedure fixes 1980 - 1992 FORD F150-F350 trucks and Ford E150-E350 vans with tilt steering. The common part that breaks is the lower actuator rod, this prevents the push rod that connects to the ignition switch mounted on the lower steering column to work properly. Below are the OEM part numbers for the parts in the mechanism. Dorman products is an aftermarket supplier of the lower actuator rod for the ignition. The lock cylinder is usually not the culprit when experiencing this failure.
Ford OEM part numbers
Ford D4AZ-3E717-A is the brass gear
Ford D1AZ-3E723-C is the rack (upper actuator)
Ford E9T2-3E715-B (lower actuator)
Dorman Products 83280 (lower actuator)
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