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Onan 7.5 JB's Recovery Towards A New Life


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Old 03-20-2017, 08:05:45 PM
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I don't have much more spending to do - Maybe another $50 to $300 Realistically I would guess $100. I may have to raise additional money by setting up a lemonade stand in my front yard come summer

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I don't have much more spending to do - Maybe another $50 to $300 Realistically I would guess $100. I may have to raise additional money by setting up a lemonade stand in my front yard come summer

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What about a coffee stand now?
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Better yet, this evening's fortune cookie I just ate may have the answer. I just need to figure out the answer (see picture below).

p.s. - coffee stand is a BAD idea. I would drink all the coffee leaving none for sale.

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Today the volt meters arrived as well as a 30 amp double pole breaker. The Hz and hour meters should be coming soon. I will try to recondition the amp meters soon. They seem to be the best in condition of all the meters I have.

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Saturday's Update

Today I wanted to paint, but instead I reconditioned my original meter face lens. Just to recap, I already received 2 new AC volt meters. I only have one originally. I am reconfiguring the meter layout for 120/240 ac 1 phase and want 2 AC meters. All the original meters had deep scratched and green overspray paint (see first picture below to view 2 of the 5 meter lens).

When my two OEM replacement AC meters arrived, they are the same physical size and look like the original meters when viewing them from the front. From the back, the original meters have a metal casing and are made in the USA. The new meters are all plastic and in bold letter it says "MADE IN CHINA". Now, some of the folks here know my view on Chinese made products, enough said. Also, the new meters are much lighter in weight. I had no choice except to restore the old meters.

I could have bought those $40 plastic headlight restoring kits from the autoparts store, but at work we have a professional kit with top grade materials. It is a no brainer which I chose. The trade off was I ad to go into work this morning (Saturday) and help out for an hour or two.

After helping to open the dealership and stocking the shelves from overnight parts delivery it was PLAY TIME!!

Looking at the second attached picture below, I show the different grits of sand discs used in progression (left to right, top to bottom) that I used for 5 meter lens. I started out at 500 grit, moving up to 800, then 1200, 1500, 3000, then a rubbing compound and finishing with a special machine polish. I was able to successfully remove all scratches and overspray.

As can be seen in the third picture below, The lens is totally clear and free of scratches. The green tape has been removed after the pictures were taken and I will paint the black area that is under the green tape at a later time.

That is all for now....

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They look good as new, nice job.
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Wow, VERY NICE indeed!

I see automatic transmission parts there. In a BMW shop. Someone is in a WORLD OF HURT!
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Wow, VERY NICE indeed!

I see automatic transmission parts there. In a BMW shop. Someone is in a WORLD OF HURT!
Yup! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER buy a new BMW. Lease it unless you got money to burn. Almost anything that goes wrong will cost you thousands once it goes out of warrantee. Trust me on this!


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I just sold my 2001 325it sport suspension and package, 5 speed stick wagon this last week. It only had 70,000 miles on it. I just wasn't driving it enough but it was a completely trouble free car. It didn't have all the electronics in it like the new ones have.
The little wagon was a real nice, one person car. Had enough power to be fun and had great handling too.
When I was 15yrs old,(1967) I had a 1958 BMW Isetta. Had a ONE cylinder, 300 cc, 14 hp engine. I got caught driving it on the San Diego Freeway by the California Highway Patrol.
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Looks new for 16YO, nice.
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