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Post by BlackBart »

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Post by volvolugnut »

I have seen a lot of nails and bailing wire used as cotter pins, especially on farm equipment.
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Post by BlackBart »

Hopefully I won't be plowing any fields in the Alfa..... (If I drive straight)
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Post by BlackBart »

Making incremental progress on the Alfa suspension.

Pushed the lower control arm bushings (spherical bearing here) in with a big hammer and big sockets. Slow and careful.
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This cool German thread file arrived, and I cleaned up the threads on the control arm spindle so the nut spins on. Cleaned up that dremel cut I made with a tiny fine file.
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Lower wishbone together and installed. No cotter pins installed anywhere yet!
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I did Ye Olde drill-out-the-rubber, hacksaw the outer shell, and chisel the bushing out of the upper control arm. These are new adjustable-camber arms I bought 20 years ago, but they come with lower quality rubber bushings. The Alfa trick is to put a spherical bearing (same as the lower control arm bushings) in.
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Then push out the rubber caster bushing and put a poly bush there. I was thinking how I'd shove this greased poly bush in there with pliers and screwdrivers and end up cutting it.... So I looked around and ah ha, I used the threaded rods used to raise the spring pan, some random big washers, two of those round plates from a HF wheel bearing kit, and it just slipped right in. Then you tap in the steel center sleeve.
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Got a new box of driveshaft goodies - U-joints, carrier bearing, support bushing, "Giubo" rubber donut, transmission tailshaft bushings.
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Ya think this carrier bushing is done? You think it's original and lasted 55 years?
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Post by BlackBart »

<EDIT> I have a site question - all those photos are straight in my file. I post them and half are sideways. When I check on the phone, they all look straight.. ??
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Post by abscate »

It could be worse , they could be upside down
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Post by matthew1 »

Phone photos (and any photos) are checked for orientation in their EXIF data, which is included in all modern .jpg/.jpeg files.

If that data is not available, the forum software does its best to orient them correctly. I'd check to see if your phone (or Mac/PC if you export that way) is stripping out EXIF data. It's a very common thing, and requires only a checkbox be checked.

I wouldn't be surprised if some software labeled stripping out EXIF data as "Enhanced Privacy" or somesuch, because it can include lat/long location of photos.

In the past, say about 6 years ago, June had lots of trouble with this, and I found a phpBB extension that looked further than EXIF data set for orientation value. I think it checked proprietary phone (example: Samsung, Apple) data that could also be found embedded in .jpg/.jpeg files in some cases.

This extension worked fine until about a year ago, when an update to phpBB that I dutifully installed caused it to crash the forum, so I removed it.

Since then this fallback has been unavailable, so instead of say 2% orientation failure on photos we've seen roughly double that.
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Post by matthew1 »

BB and Abscate, what phone brand do you use? Do you upload to MVS threads directly from your phone or do your photos go phone->PC/Mac->MVS?

What software handles the phone images?
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Post by BlackBart »

Pics always taken on an iPhone (6SE?), which are saved in Photos, shared on cloud. I’ve only posted pics from the computer, an iMac.
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Post by BlackBart »

If I open a photo in preview on my desktop, flip it around 360 until it’s straight again, re-save, it doesn’t seem to do that.

As I scroll up this thread on my phone, they’re all straight.
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