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Today 12:20 PM
DirtRoads
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Originally Posted by crispins View Post
Gotta winterize my boat today, winter came early this year, going to be low teens tomorrow.

I normally keep it parked under my carport but it got moved out due to me buying another car that I want to keep under there. So I bought some 1/2 PVC pipe and some fittings, going to make a redneck raised cover over the boat to keep the water off it.
Mine sits outside year round. I made a 2x4 structure that sits in the boat and holds a trucker tarp over the top of it. No saggy spots to hold water like the old tent pole holder things.
Today 12:09 PM
crispins Gotta winterize my boat today, winter came early this year, going to be low teens tomorrow.

I normally keep it parked under my carport but it got moved out due to me buying another car that I want to keep under there. So I bought some 1/2 PVC pipe and some fittings, going to make a redneck raised cover over the boat to keep the water off it.
Today 11:48 AM
PROJECTJUNKIE
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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
My brother and sister in law bought a house near me recently and the previous owner痴 son is all the sudden trying to say they left something in the yard and they need to look for it. I told my brother I知 going to buy a metal detector and looking tomorrow and we値l split what we find before he allows him to look. They have about 1.5-2 acres in the mountains and I知 pretty sure the previous owner just died, not in the house but the family sold it when he was sick a few months ago and it just happened.. maybe we値l find a mason jar savings account
I'm thinking the old man is getting one last laugh, enjoy the exercise
Yesterday 09:20 PM
muddeprived
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Originally Posted by thefishguy77 View Post
Being the cheap SOB I am I wont buy a new cheap walk behind mower. So I took 2 mowers that wouldn’t work. 1 heavily belching blue smoke, snapper, and the other having a gernaded starter rope recoil mechanism, MTD. But the were both briggs and crapin 6.0 motors. Swapped the gas tank & fuel line, starter cord recoil assembly. Changed the oil even, this mower was a free best to fuck MTD 15 years ago.
:-)
Only ever topped up the oil and gas :-) and it sat outside in the forest year round for all that time. :-) I will put gas in it tomorrow and see if she runs! If so its another 10 year mower. Might even get a fresh plug. But only if it doesn’t start first. I should probably check the air filter as well... Maybe.

Time for some Tequila and a show or 2.


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I wish i was more like you. My mower gets new plug, filter, and oil every year, plus I follow the end of season procedure to the dot.

I paid $600 for it brand new and cut 1 acre of grass so that makes me baby it.

The wheels have three years of hard abuse on them and starting to wobble so I need new ones with another MTN Bike tire upgrade. I want something more aggressive than the standard bike tread.
Yesterday 08:45 PM
thefishguy77 Being the cheap SOB I am I wont buy a new cheap walk behind mower. So I took 2 mowers that wouldn稚 work. 1 heavily belching blue smoke, snapper, and the other having a gernaded starter rope recoil mechanism, MTD. But the were both briggs and crapin 6.0 motors. Swapped the gas tank & fuel line, starter cord recoil assembly. Changed the oil even, this mower was a free best to fuck MTD 15 years ago.

Only ever topped up the oil and gas and it sat outside in the forest year round for all that time. I will put gas in it tomorrow and see if she runs! If so its another 10 year mower. Might even get a fresh plug. But only if it doesn稚 start first. I should probably check the air filter as well... Maybe.

Time for some Tequila and a show or 2.


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Yesterday 08:39 PM
Rubirunner85
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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
My brother and sister in law bought a house near me recently and the previous owner痴 son is all the sudden trying to say they left something in the yard and they need to look for it. I told my brother I知 going to buy a metal detector and looking tomorrow and we値l split what we find before he allows him to look. They have about 1.5-2 acres in the mountains and I知 pretty sure the previous owner just died, not in the house but the family sold it when he was sick a few months ago and it just happened.. maybe we値l find a mason jar savings account
I have access to uncirculated currency to proof a dog on the odor. Just saying
Yesterday 08:29 PM
RgdL
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Originally Posted by fullsize80cherokee View Post
....I知 pretty sure the previous owner just died, not in the house but the family sold it when he was sick a few months ago and it just happened.. maybe we値l find a mason jar savings account
Or the previous owner's corpse?
Yesterday 07:32 PM
fullsize80cherokee My brother and sister in law bought a house near me recently and the previous owner痴 son is all the sudden trying to say they left something in the yard and they need to look for it. I told my brother I知 going to buy a metal detector and looking tomorrow and we値l split what we find before he allows him to look. They have about 1.5-2 acres in the mountains and I知 pretty sure the previous owner just died, not in the house but the family sold it when he was sick a few months ago and it just happened.. maybe we値l find a mason jar savings account
Yesterday 07:00 PM
Jeepermat
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Originally Posted by wheelin66bronco View Post
In a rough spot employment wise. Love(d) my job , boss is great, company is fine, yada yada.
But I have slept in a motel bed more than my own this year, I didn't sign up for it, just kinda morphed into the work being away from home. Also the job duties are changing which I'm not a fan.
Tired of missing all my kids activities because I'm gone.
I planned on retiring from this place, bummed that's changed.
I was in a similar situation not long ago. I quit and havent looked back. I started my own biz and have been pretty lucky with it all.
I havent stayed in a Hotel room for nearly 8 months and its been awesome, nothing beats being at home every night.
Yesterday 06:32 PM
Rubirunner85
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Originally Posted by PROJECTJUNKIE View Post
Cool, sometimes you can appreciate talent that you don't possess, I've complimented my dental hygienist, while I have no idea WTF she's doing in there, she's fast, gentle, efficient, every move has a purpose. I've complimented her on it.
I bought a wrecked car from a kid once, when it didn't want to load, I used my pry bar and jack to quickly overcome. I didn't think about it, or realize he was paying attention until he told me I was a "master of my craft"
I took it as a compliment, and still think about that when debating an upgrade or a purchase to my truck and trailer.

It seems your skills and confidence show, stand up tall, and continue to push yourself. Maybe expand. If you have all the dogs you could ever train, maybe it's time to train a trainer.

* We make our own luck *
Thanks, these are the comments that have kept me on Pbb for so many years. That and the asshole funny ones..
Yesterday 12:00 PM
PROJECTJUNKIE Cool, sometimes you can appreciate talent that you don't possess, I've complimented my dental hygienist, while I have no idea WTF she's doing in there, she's fast, gentle, efficient, every move has a purpose. I've complimented her on it.
I bought a wrecked car from a kid once, when it didn't want to load, I used my pry bar and jack to quickly overcome. I didn't think about it, or realize he was paying attention until he told me I was a "master of my craft"
I took it as a compliment, and still think about that when debating an upgrade or a purchase to my truck and trailer.

It seems your skills and confidence show, stand up tall, and continue to push yourself. Maybe expand. If you have all the dogs you could ever train, maybe it's time to train a trainer. We make our own luck
Yesterday 10:49 AM
Rubirunner85 I was working in a petsmart yesterday, figured I would get one more session in before the last feeding. I知 working with a male Dutch Shephard that needs some work on Obedience for POST certification.

A guy was sitting on a bench in the back of the store looking at his phone. Perfect low level distraction, I sit down on the other end of the bench and out of the dog痴 reach. We work the long down, a few minutes go by and I reward him with the tug. Now I add some movement, he still holds the behavior so I reward and end the session and leave the store.
I return with my pup, we are at 20 weeks now so the environment is now 3D and socializing is in full swing. The guy is now standing and watching me work the pup. Nothing out of the norm, some jumps on the bench, quick direction changes.

The guy asks if I train dogs...I知 thinking what have it away? I reply 土es sir. He Followed it up with asking me if I would take him on as a client or if I had a business card? I responded that I only train K-9s and I don稚 work for the public. I then said how good I am at it...I thanked him.

I don稚 know why but that was a good feeling to hear that from a stranger who might not even understand what he was looking at. I知 not used to hearing a complement like that. Normally they are very indirect...a dog on the news..a dog getting a cert.. things like that.

I had nobody to tell, so I figured It fit here.
Yesterday 07:54 AM
DMG
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Is there an upgrade/fix for the chains or is it just a shit part that痴 always gonna fail?
There was a reflash to make the cam timing less sensitive and changing the oil every 5k will help a lot.

I could do 2 timing chain jobs a day in a cts or srx when I was a flat rate tech. The front wheel drive stuff sucks.
Yesterday 07:46 AM
wheelin66bronco In a rough spot employment wise. Love(d) my job , boss is great, company is fine, yada yada.
But I have slept in a motel bed more than my own this year, I didn't sign up for it, just kinda morphed into the work being away from home. Also the job duties are changing which I'm not a fan.
Tired of missing all my kids activities because I'm gone.
I planned on retiring from this place, bummed that's changed.
11-09-2019 07:24 PM
total newb Some of you know that i am an asshole on the internet and pretty nice in person. Well today i had to be an asshole and parental.

I have talked and explained and warned and harped till im blue in the fucking face to totalgirlfriends daughter and 3 cousins about picking their shit up and keeping things in order. Ive chawed them out repeatedly and made point several times as to their total lack of respect for other peoples stuff.

A bike got ran over earlier this year cause 1 of them was riding someone elses bike and left it behind a car in the dark.

Well today me and the oldest boy had an incident. He was playing with an old beat to shit tonka fire truck that belonged to totalgirlfriend or her previous mans and was a child hood toy. He was playing with it and left it in the driveway on the edge where it couldnt be seen and i crushed it.

So i went to their house and told his dad i was going to smash his favorite truck, he said have at it. I called him out and showed him our truck. Made him go get his favorite truck and put it under the tire of my truck and watch as i smashed it.

Then i picked them up and made him put them in his room.
11-08-2019 10:49 PM
DirtyComanche To add a little insult to my already insulting day, well... I bought this Chicom rotary table off Amazon. Mixed reviews, most were 5 star with a couple guys saying they had to take it apart and clean some stuff up, etc. Whatever, I don't mind taking things apart to clean burrs and lube them.

Here's what was inside.





Yeah, they drilled the backing plate or the table wrong, then proceeded to ram 3 of the 4 SHCs in and crossthread the fuck out of them. The 4th they couldn't get started, so they just said fuck it and left it out.

I could probably fix it, but I'm not that interested. Amazon will take it back.
11-08-2019 06:31 PM
Filthy McChevy
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Originally Posted by DirtyComanche View Post
Thought about it. Should have just for the small parts. But I was pretty annoyed and just wanted to walk away.

If he'd had the piece that was broken off I would have been more inclined.

Tempted to get somebody else to message him in a couple days and see if he still says it's good, since he didn't pull or edit the ad.
I have a Turbo400 that's broken like that, but I do have the piece. Not sure I'd ever use it but I do have a TIG machine that I could attempt the repair with.
11-08-2019 06:23 PM
DirtyComanche
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Originally Posted by [486] View Post
that's when you offer $50
gonna need a shift kit, rebuild and a good converter anyways
Thought about it. Should have just for the small parts. But I was pretty annoyed and just wanted to walk away.

If he'd had the piece that was broken off I would have been more inclined.

Tempted to get somebody else to message him in a couple days and see if he still says it's good, since he didn't pull or edit the ad.
11-08-2019 06:13 PM
[486]
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Originally Posted by DirtyComanche View Post
Just drove 45 minutes (each way) to buy a 4L80E that was supposedly "140K Km, and in perfect working order, just bought the wrong one." Couple pictures of the one side of it, yeah, it looks like a 4L80E, I asked to make sure there wasn't anything wrong with it, that it has a TC, etc, all good.

Guy was late. Whatever.

Looking at it in the back of his car, and there's a piece of the bellhousing busted off above one of the dowels... As in a whole mounting bolt hole is gone. He acted all surprised "Oh no, I must have just done that pulling it out and loading it up."

Sure buddy. Fuck you.
that's when you offer $50
gonna need a shift kit, rebuild and a good converter anyways
11-08-2019 03:16 PM
thefishguy77
useless things about your day you want others to know. gcc

Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyComanche View Post
Just drove 45 minutes (each way) to buy a 4L80E that was supposedly "140K Km, and in perfect working order, just bought the wrong one." Couple pictures of the one side of it, yeah, it looks like a 4L80E, I asked to make sure there wasn't anything wrong with it, that it has a TC, etc, all good.

Guy was late. Whatever.

Looking at it in the back of his car, and there's a piece of the bellhousing busted off above one of the dowels... As in a whole mounting bolt hole is gone. He acted all surprised "Oh no, I must have just done that pulling it out and loading it up."

Sure buddy. Fuck you.


That will piss you off every time.

It痴 Fuckin Mint

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11-08-2019 03:00 PM
DirtyComanche Just drove 45 minutes (each way) to buy a 4L80E that was supposedly "140K Km, and in perfect working order, just bought the wrong one." Couple pictures of the one side of it, yeah, it looks like a 4L80E, I asked to make sure there wasn't anything wrong with it, that it has a TC, etc, all good.

Guy was late. Whatever.

Looking at it in the back of his car, and there's a piece of the bellhousing busted off above one of the dowels... As in a whole mounting bolt hole is gone. He acted all surprised "Oh no, I must have just done that pulling it out and loading it up."

Sure buddy. Fuck you.
11-08-2019 06:53 AM
[486]
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Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
Would it be possible to suspend the engine and transmission in place, then drop the subframe and re-seal the pan?
Using something like this to hold the engine and transmission perhaps?
https://www.amazon.com/Flexzion-Supp.../dp/B0179HI2CE


Aaron Z
we've got the good ont of those that uses cable winches and has adjustable legs
iirc the fenders covered anything strong enough to lift from
it truly is a clusterfuck of a car, try driving one or changing the oil on one some time
11-08-2019 05:26 AM
crispins
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Originally Posted by Brad View Post
Is there an upgrade/fix for the chains or is it just a shit part that痴 always gonna fail?
Well from what I have learned they rarely fail.

They stretch which makes the ECU upset as the cam and crank sensors do not line up anymore and it puts the motor into safe mode so they are hard to drive as they have no power.


The last one I had Chevy charged me 11 hours to replace them.
11-08-2019 05:11 AM
arse_sidewards
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Originally Posted by Rubirunner85 View Post
That痴 only like $60 at hazard fart but I致e used a 4x4 with a ratchet strap. Works just the same.
The 4x4 and ratchet straps can be used for other shit whereas the engine bar only supports engines.
11-07-2019 10:59 PM
billdacat
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Originally Posted by RgdL View Post
It's pretty unusual to see one here. I live only 5 minutes outside of city limits and everything around here is mostly flat prairie land.

There's a few eagles around my lake property about two hours east of here but the landscape is drastically different than here. Rocky, hilly and lots of lakes and boreal forest. My lake neighbor has pretty good quality outdoor speakers on his garage. One day this past summer we saw two eagles flying overhead. Apparently there's a nest nearby. Neighbor found a vid on youtube with eagle calls and streamed it to his speakers. About a minute later they flew in close and parked themselves on a couple trees nearby - trying to figure out where the other eagle was...lol

.
I will see your eagle and raise you three Kalifornia Condors. This sucker was cruising around in Zion NP. Mother and baby are in the neighborhood. Wing tag is "J3" FYI... Yeah, I took this shot with a crappy D3500.
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