The village/county doesn't touch the ice. All roads on our lake are maintained by fishing clubs that are privately financed by donations/membership sales and volunteer labor. We also maintain and improve the landings.The city plows and maintains the ice and not the resorts?
My kids love riding on the ice since they dont have to be in car seats/seatbelts :laughing:There was a time when "winterizing" your car meant taking the doors off. So you could get out fast if it started to go through the ice. Not much fun at -40, but no worse than an open sleigh or (later) a snowmobile.
There was also a custom of parking a junk car on the ice in the spring. Somebody, usually one of the service clubs, would run a pool on when it would disappear. Probably frowned on in these environmentally conscious times.
No kidding, my first truck was a 78 D150 with a 318/auto and 3.21 gears. It sucked to tow with, but got the job done never the less. It makes my "low" output 350/650 Cummins seem incredibly high output.Love seeing an old truck like this still being used like made to. I wish all these guys that complain about their 400hp\800ft.lb diesel being too slow while towing could get a chance behind the wheel of a good condition older truck with a load behind it and appreciate it for what it is and get new appreciation for their trucks capability lol.
Thanks man! I love keeping this truck on the road. It's no speed demon but it gets me where I need to go and looks good doing it!No kidding, my first truck was a 78 D150 with a 318/auto and 3.21 gears. It sucked to tow with, but got the job done never the less. It makes my "low" output 350/650 Cummins seem incredibly high output.
Keep on with it OP, that's a damn good looking truck in green.
I'm not all that worried about the circuit itself, I'm building a new harness to replace all of it based off of what I pulled from the junkyard truck. All I was curious about was is anyone has seen better reliability out of the newer style relay or the old one. With the new one being sealed better and a more universally available piece I believe I will use that. I've been crazy busy with work so I haven't had a chance to rip the harness out and replace it. She still has the ash tray toggle, which actually makes a great theft deterrent, whoopsThere is nothing wrong with either style starting circuit, they are basically the same, just the relay is changed. If you are getting resistance, check for voltage drop, check all the connections, replace any suspect wires and make sure the grounds are in place. At the minimum there should be the main ground cable from the battery to the engine block, the smaller, usually 10Ga, wire from the ground on the battery to the core support and another ground from the back of the intake to the firewall. Also pay particular attention to the fusible links and any repairs that have been made there over the years. The biggest improvement you can make is using the '88-'93 starter which is a huge leap over the old Chrysler gear reduction starters.
She ran it out of oil and seized the engine. It was really rough and also needed brake rotors, calipers, 2 wheel bearings, and a bunch of other miscellaneous work that made the juice not worth the squeeze. The whole thing was stupid rusty too, to the point of having structural issues (thanks Wisco). A good friend of mine is a Subaru Master Tech so we definitely pursued all options. I thought about buying to off her to flip with my buddy but I just don't have the time.That Subaru doesn't look all that bad from this side from a distance.
Why did it go to scrap?