How I Rebuilt My Jeep Truck’s Transmission In My Kitchen For Under $150

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been getting lots of attention lately, but unfortunately, my own Jeep pickup—a 1985 Jeep J10—has not. The descendant of the original Gladiator in my driveway has had a broken four-speed manual transmission for years now, but I recently got around to fixing it on my kitchen counter, and it was dirt cheap. Here’s how I did it. After completing a nearly 4,000-mile road trip in a $500 Postal Jeep that should have gone to a junkyard decades ago, I am ready to take a short break from resuscitating crap-cans. Instead, I’m turning my attention to beautiful vehicles in my own driveway that need love, and chief among them is my 1985 Jeep J10. It’s a pickup that I bought over four years ago, and promised to restore. Instead, it’s languished in my backyard and driveway ever since, with a bad input shaft bearing that made a terrible noise anytime my left foot was off the clutch. That all ends now. Mostly, because I promised the folks organizing the Toledo Jeep Fest that my J10 will be part of their indoor exhibit, and that means I have a single week from now to get the vehicle ready. The bad news is that the engine runs like crap, but the good news is that I rebui...

Their friendship began on July 17, 2014, with whispered secrets shared through the vent in the

Their friendship began on July 17, 2014, with whispered secrets shared through the vent in the wall that separated their cells. Jessica Burlew remembers the exact date because she’d turned 17 the day before, the same day that Mariam Abdullah, then 16 and about to be charged as an adult with armed robbery, had been brought to Estrella Jail in Phoenix, Arizona. When Abdullah arrived, shackled and belly chained, in the closed custody unit, where girls deemed incorrigible were held in their cells for 23 hours a day, Burlew had been there for about six months. In that time, Burlew said she hadn’t had any contact with other teens and so was glad to hear Abdullah’s voice. “I very much did consider Mariam a birthday present,” Burlew, now 22, wrote from Perryville Prison in Goodyear, Arizona, where she is serving a 10-year sentence.  Over the months they were held in isolation, speaking through that vent, Burlew and Abdullah shared the things that teenagers do. Abdullah’s favorite color was red. She wanted to be a firefighter. Her favorite musical artist was Drake. For the next two years, Abdullah spent much of her time separated from others, both to discipline her for what was classifi...

Bikes of the Bunch: Engin Cycles ultimate titanium road bike

Many of us have been fortunate enough to have ridden a lot of different bikes over the years, and have developed a keen sense for what we like, what we don’t like, and what we’d do differently if given the opportunity. The luckiest among us have perhaps even treated ourselves to a custom bike, where we’ve been able to funnel all of that collected knowledge into one gloriously perfect machine. But for others, the holy grail of bicycles is an asymptotic goal that gets tantalizingly closer with every try, but remains achingly out of reach. 99% is more than good enough for most of us, but there are others for whom that tiny remainder is just a sore reminder that there’s just that little bit extra left to be had. A bike that perhaps could carve that downhill corner just a bit shaper, one that rode just a tad smoother over that patch of washboard that always bothers you, one with the cable routing just so, or the right type of bottom bracket, a dropout that’s just a bit prettier. For the last two decades, Guldalian has been the owner of Wissahickon Cyclery, a successful full-service bike shop located on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. And like many long-time cycling enthu...

Plastic Compounding Machinery Market 2019 Global Industry Size, Outlook, Share, Demand, Market Size & Growth, Manufacturers and 2023 Forecast Research

The Global Plastic Compounding Machinery Market 2019-2023 Research Report provides idealistic and determined details of the Plastic Compounding Machinery Market, that assist you in promoting ideas with research-based factors. It offers in-depth data, refines variations of the worldwide Plastic Compounding Machinery market to help you in deciding the final strategy. The report features a thorough outlook of the market considering profitability, attractiveness, revenue, and CAGR. The Plastic Compounding Machinery Market Research Report also focuses on leading industry Manufacturer with information such as company profiles, products, and services offered financial information throughout 2019 – 2023 The Plastic Compounding Machinery Market Report offers an accurate financial assessment of each leading Competitor based on their business data that includes estimation of gross margin, Plastic Compounding Machinery Market sales volume, profitability, pricing erection, product value, cost structure, revenue, and growth rate. Get a Sample Copy of the Report at – https://www.360researchreports.com/enquiry/request-sample/13104557 The plastic compounding machinery market is estimated to grow...

The Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire Is A Shockingly Fun Bid For The Future

Swing a leg over the Harley-Davidson LiveWire and you’ll instantly feel the crashing waves of a sea change. A magnet inside the motor rocks back and forth to indicate the bike is alive, it feels like a faint heartbeat. It’s a little on-the-nose, but it’s as if this bike is directly channeling the pulse of the industry. Is this the future of riding? (Full Disclosure: Harley-Davidson brought me to Portland, Ore. to ride its new all-electric LiveWire motorcycle, as well as eat and stay free of charge.)  You never know what the weather is going to turn up in the Pacific Northwest in the middle of summer. As it happens, Portland was a bit warm and absolutely beautiful for the days I was in town. It was pretty close to perfect riding weather, a bit cool in the morning, warm by lunch time, and dry the whole trip. There were a few places where the overhanging trees and ambient humidity had conspired to leave a bit of wet streaked across the road, but nothing severe. The route was chosen by HD to expose these motorcycles for what they are, starting in the heart of the city, heading out for the hills to the east of Portland to bomb around for a bit, and then saunter back into the city. Ri...

Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain: 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 75-kW electric motor, 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery

Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain: 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 75-kW electric motor, 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery Just a few years ago many folks would have probably answered that question with, “Absolutely not!” A marketplace laggard, the brand had no compelling products and was probably living on borrowed time. But today things are dramatically different for this make named after America’s 16th president, especially now that their reborn Aviator SUV has been cleared for takeoff. Ever since it debuted in concept form at the 2018 New York auto show, this three-row utility vehicle has been Lincoln’s most anticipated product launch in, well, decades. And why shouldn’t it be? With elegant styling, a seemingly well-sorted interior, plenty of versatility and some powerful drivetrains, it looked like the real deal, at least as it sat on the auto-show turntable. With development work complete, manufacturing underway and delivery looming, we finally get to see if the Aviator lives up to all that hype, or if Lincoln’s ongoing renaissance has fizzled out like a damp sparkler on a rainy Fourth of July. In keeping with this brand’s novel use of real names opposed to the alphanumeric pandemi...

If you want a big CNC machine you need a strong, vibration-resistant base. They build bells

If you want a big CNC machine you need a strong, vibration-resistant base. They build bells out of metal, so that might not be the best if you want something that doesn’t shake. Epoxy granite is your best bet, but what epoxy granite is the best? That’s the question [Adam Bender] answered in a series of experiments that resulted in a great-looking CNC machine. While this is a project that resulted in a completed base for a CNC machine, this is also an experiment to determine the best formula for creating your own epoxy granite. The purpose of the experiment is effectively to determine the best-looking epoxy granite and uses four variables in the composition of this composite. Play sand, gravel, dye (in the form of iron oxide and liquid epoxy dye), and two-part epoxy were used to create seven different samples. Samples using rock didn’t turn out that great and still had trapped air. This was true even if the epoxy was put in a vacuum chamber for degassing. The winning combination turned out to be a mix of 80% sand and 20% epoxy with a bit of black dye, vibrated for 30 minutes on a DIY shaker table. With the correct formula for epoxy granite, [Adam] set up his mold and waxed everyt...

New merch for 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival revealed

The 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicks off on Aug. 29, and with it comes a brand-new ‘Taste Your Way Around the World’ merchandise collection! This year’s collection features cork and wine-colored elements in a variety of products, from apparel to home goods. Commemorative merchandise includes a stemmed Tervis, appetizer plate, baseball cap, and other festival-themed apparel. Bring Food & Wine to your home with items like a commemorative mug, rolling pin and cutting board – which has Mickey and Spaceship Earth engraved on it! Walt Disney World Annual Passholders can purchase all of this merchandise with their 20-percent Passholder discount. Passholders can also get their hands on an exclusive stemless insulated glass. This year’s Food & Wine Festival merchandise can be found at MouseGear and Port of Entry starting Aug. 29. To learn more about this year’s event, visit TasteEpcot.com. Filed Under: Epcot, Event, Food, Merchandise, Slider, Theme Parks, Walt Disney World Tagged With: 2019, Epcot, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, featured, food wine, Merchandise, taste your way around the world, Walt Disney World, wdw Sublimation Christmas Bla...