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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 06:05:50 PM »
Tate, I sent you an email let me know what you can do please.

I got you.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:56:25 PM »
Enjoy Sam!

Tator, you have a 4.6? as in a Ford v-8?

Nope! Just type too fast without proof reading. 4.3 gm Mercruiser like JR's.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: August 14, 2018, 11:02:32 AM »
welcome to the family :grin:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »
Glad you are getting better Dave. That is never fun but we all have gone through it.

Nice score Ken, more toys are always better.

Ryan, I have been lucky on that. Mine have always been near home before a trip. Last few have been free via costco warranty.

Speaking of toys, this followed me home today. I have decided to sell both the XR600 and the TH. We just don't use the TH and the honda needs lots of work still. Then the 1500 sub goes and I may have a buyer.

This is an 1993 Chapparal with a 4.3 V6 with a looks to be a carter carb. 18ft open bow in great shape. Advertised as a 91 for $4800, I paid 4300. Hopefully try it out on tuesday since school starts thrursday.

It is burning everywhere in this state. this is over the hill from my house, out now thank god.

That basically IS my boat JR. 19' Larsen w/ the 4.6 and alpha outdrive. Have fun!

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D.O.T. / Re: Belong here or in the humor section???
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:11:05 AM »
The real travesty here is the use of Genocide as a verb... I'm sure this is some creative artwork, considering her face looks like it's about 3" forward of her head, but funny either way. I also wouldn't be surprised if the quote was accurate though.

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I think something along that line was stated when he was building the darned thing; hard to steer, shift, and reload, why not take one out of the equation. I was just thinking out loud, as I know we're promoting the heck out of the Zumbrota side of the company after the acquisition. Write ups make for good marketing:-)

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I know a really smart, good lookin' fella who's company just so happens to reman some of the best manual transmissions out there...  :rolleyes: Feelin like a drive out to MN? Don't we have some members out there? anyone near Rochester?

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Gotta be a training exercise. Old dogs messing with the new pups with a trick door stopper. Srg is just sitting in the line of fire in the truck sipping coffee?

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Ammo & Reloading / Re: History of the Shot Tower
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:56:56 PM »
It wasn't part of the merit badge, but when I was working at the Boy Scout camp during the summers, our range director, an amazing Vietnam Navy vet, would teach us how to cast lead balls, bullets, and drop shot. we eventually got in trouble because we had been using the wooden fort tower to drop the shot, and kids being kids, missed the bucket and scorched the side of the tower. Real cool and fun before it ended though.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:05:16 PM »
Fixed it. I completely concur. but as I move further north away from the city I seem to get some much needed space from those invaders, but then I run into the Can-Asians, (read china, korea, japan, india, full tour busses 6-10 at a time on a busy weekend) that come down from Vancouver to shop at the outlet malls on their way to ride the ducks in seattle and f-up traffic.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: August 07, 2018, 01:57:53 PM »
bias ply tires accept plugs very well. steel belted radials chew them up a bit and tend to work loose. just rasp it good and jam the thickest one you can get in there. it's a temporary fix at best though and will lose air over time.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:27:07 PM »
Oh snap!
Tater is developing quite the track record

Let us not forget that

* He made many things happen on SquareD

 :popcorn:

 :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:49:14 PM »
Yeesh, that looks painful!

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:43:58 PM »
Shawn, Thanks for the shameless plug.
Nate, like JR in Kali I might live here, but I don't represent the short bus folks that run the place. And when there's a massive die off of the tide pod eating droolers out this way I'll have one of the prettiest pieces of America to myself right?
Tex, them's fightin' words. you're either badmouthing my team or my boat and either one of them could land you a fat lip!
Bob, you get the ambulance ready for when Tex knocks me flat...

I still love you tate, and that's why when ever I need something from randys I call your direct extension or just hit you on the cell....lol
:beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: July 26, 2018, 02:18:08 PM »
Shawn, Thanks for the shameless plug.
Nate, like JR in Kali I might live here, but I don't represent the short bus folks that run the place. And when there's a massive die off of the tide pod eating droolers out this way I'll have one of the prettiest pieces of America to myself right?
Tex, them's fightin' words. you're either badmouthing my team or my boat and either one of them could land you a fat lip!
Bob, you get the ambulance ready for when Tex knocks me flat...

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:41:39 PM »
me either Nate. And I feel for those painters. apprenticing under my dad since I was 12 I did all the prep and finish work. I can run an 8' bead of caulk seamless in a corner but don't like to. I can only imagine how much I would hate doing all those 90*s

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:51:41 AM »
Shift kit in an Acadia is pretty freakin cool. I had to spend the night in the hospital last night. Monday morning I woke up with some pretty severe joint pain and stiffness in places where I usually don?t hurt. By noon I felt like I would be a liability at work so I went home. By yesterday afternoon the pain and weakness had spread to my muscles and was bad enough I had to use both hands to turn door knobs and walking down stairs was a challenge. As of now the dr suspects I have a some sort of blood illness from being bitten by a tick. I haven?t seen a tick in months but who knows. This morning they?re going to start another round of tests to try and narrow it down. They kept me over night because I had a high fever, pulse of 161, systolic pressure reaching 200, and was showings signs of kidney malfunction. Those are all far from normal for me.


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Dang man! what's their line of thinking, lyme? Hope they figure it out quick and that it's not that new thing they're talking about on the news where you recover but then you're allergic to meat for the rest of your life. praying for you.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:47:53 AM »
Not my house but one of the many of the days projects



This is our houses progress



After the insulation guys left I noticed many many spots.  They came back and filled them in today




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So to fully understand the artwork on the unfinished drywall, is this just to be shot w/ spray texture and painted to have a 3D effect?

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: July 25, 2018, 10:45:57 AM »
I DO like those axles. we make a set of the d44 35 spline shafts for the 44 housing, and they follow a similar neck up, neck down design, less unsprung weight and reinforced at the stress points. Good buy Shawn.

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"The first group was dedicated to doing things others can barely only imagine - bending the universe to their will through sheer intellect and power. They are "can do" people.

The second group was dedicated to rubbing body parts against each other with no effort of will and no character. Their entire focus in life is their genitals.

The second group is now in charge of the country."

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:07:07 AM »
BUY THE GREEN ONE. Sub 32" you'll never break an axle or damage diffs unless you're pulling out heavier vehicles in reverse and uphill. Reverse dana 30 high pinion w/ better ground clearance runs on the drive side of the ring gear teeth, 40%+ stronger than 1999+ w/ standard rotation, low pinion front diff. 8.25chy rear = mo betta butta than the m35. M35-7.562" w/ 8 ring gear bolts, 27 spline axles. 8.25chy is well, 8.25", 10 bolts, 29 spline axles. Manual is great asin/warner ax15, close ratio trans, good crawling gears. Autos are fine too, not overly complicated like the Grand Cherokees.  if it doesn't already have one, get a slip yoke eliminator kit for the rear driveshaft and call it a day.

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CIEMR / Re: What are the chances...
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:17 AM »
I was super excited when I saw that Shawn. They hide behind their masks with impunity, no pun intended, and with actual specifically directed consequences, hopefully the bulk will wet themselves and go home.

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D.O.T. / Re: Happy Independence Day y'all
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:30:18 PM »
Actually, we are raising adults. They just start life being small.

Yes, this^^^ always with the end game in sight.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:27:56 PM »
Why do you gotta poke the bear Shawn?

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Grilled sockeye
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:25:43 PM »
Me too, they're buttery without being too fatty like Chinook. I did olive oil, salt/pepper lemon slices, a little dried dill, wrapped them tight in foil pouches and put them up on the top rack of the grill while I did the burgers and dogs. they were juicy and delicious with a little Garlic citrus aioli, (fancy mayo for the KY types on here). mine weren't nearly as photogenic as yours though.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:15:34 AM »
you don't need a lot of lift to get decent rubber underneath. custom fenders for the win
But, Tatter, will the diffs stay all in one big piece or become finer, smaller pieces?

Keep it simple, 33" rubber, limited slip diffs or selectable lockers instead of automatic, lock down the suspension so you don't get axle wrap and tell the pre-ranger to keep his foot off the skinny pedal when the tires come off the ground. get a 99 or older to keep the high pinion front, and the 8.25 will handle it just fine.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Grilled sockeye
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:11:05 AM »
Looks great Bob. I did Sockeye on wed too, but my 16 houseguests tore into it before we could get the photo op. Did you glaze it? Grass looks good too, nice work on the landscaping.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:21:37 PM »
seriously

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:00:58 PM »
you don't need a lot of lift to get decent rubber underneath. custom fenders for the win

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Thinking of buying a XJ
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:57:54 AM »
You will want to avoid the dana 35 diff. most will be 8.25 Chrysler anyhow, but the easy tell is the rolled lip on the outer edge of the diff cover. d35 runs flat to the edge. A lot of the 4.0L XJ's have leaky coolant reservoirs, and some have been known to sell them for cheap because they think the head gasket is blown while in reality the res just blows steam and slow leaks when they come up to temp. simple fix and a good deal to be had if you can find them.

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Site Help / Re: I need to know if anybody is having this issue
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:18:37 PM »
Same problem I originally had w/ Sophie's soapbox derby thread

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:20:17 AM »
Anytime Dave. If the boys get into it, just give me a holler. Happy to share tricks.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:22:23 AM »
My marketing department saw some of the pics and wants to get involved. look for a Yukon sponsored car next year with 4.10's and a Grizzly locker! HAHAHAHA! :cheesy:

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: June 29, 2018, 10:14:09 AM »
So Tate, been watching but would like some help,

What does the foot pedal actually do as for brakes? I see the cable attachment but to do what?
Foot pedal pulls the cable which collapses the spring, forcing the brake piston down. There's recycled tire tread on the bottom and watching them stop is a hoot as it's a smoke show every time

I also noted that the blue device seems to be the steering? But the big spring has me more confused also.
Main steering and brake system are on the same column

What does the axle rotate on? Bearings?
There is a center king pin and multiple washers. the cables route through the center shaft and pulleys and essentially pull the axle left to right

Do the cables ever pop off of the bearing?
funny you mention it. the last year my son drove, his shoe frayed the cable behind the cable stay and he lost his brakes and slammed into the hay bales at about 20mph that's the only time I've ever seen something like that though

What are the tires made of?
Fiberglass with a solid rubber outer ridge

Do they weigh the cars so they are all the same?  Can you put lead weight in your pockets?
Max weight of car and driver is 200lbs in stock class. weight differential cannot exceed 15+lbs rear over front but like pinewood derby, there are tactics. Load the rear as much as possible and have them lean way forward during weigh in so the differential can be slightly higher without breaking rules

With pine wood you have a max weight and the more weight was an advantage.
You can also leave off a tire to create less drag or resistance.

I can?t stop thinking of the blurr on the Little Rascals lol


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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:56:06 PM »
Thanks! She was crushing them too, just a little more experience. the car was very fast.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
She did pretty darn well, stayed focused, but hit the brakes early one time and sat up to check the competition another and wound up taking 16 out of 70. but she's got the bug now, and will be doing some rally races this summer and is looking to come back with a lot more experience next year.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: June 27, 2018, 05:54:25 PM »
I'm way behind on my pictorial duties. She was interviewed with a couple of her friends by the local news on channel 4

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:46:55 PM »
GM 3977326 for the wire lock. I have some in MN if you can't find them. I'm working on the lock bolt too, but I think it's the same for the 9.25 Chrysler rear, like what's in a 1/2 ton (RC, w150, R1500 etc.) if you have any of those laying around check it out for fitment.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: June 25, 2018, 11:44:23 AM »
Top is correct here. Just get the new bolt and retainer tab and get on the adjuster nut with a punch. you can't over tighten the spanner there, and the other one is still locked in place, so you're really just re-establishing the preload for the carrier bearings. Loctite is your friend. (clean out the housing though, you don't want to push your luck w/ debris going through the bearings)

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:18:56 AM »
check resistance on your upstream O2 sensor. I had weird starts like you're describing, but if I didn't hold the key long enough to get it to fire it would go so far as to refuse to idle until it warmed up. turned out it had an O2 sensor that heated itself to get better cold start readings and would throw off the fuel mapping when it wasn't working properly. got a new O2 sensor and fixed that problem immediately.

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Build Threads / Re: the GM guys here
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:07:51 PM »
You can get the 6.0 in the the higher end Yukon or Tahoe.  But it was rare


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The suburban LTZ and Escalade have the 6.0 but they suck for towing because of the air ride suspension. I would assume the high end Yukon and Tahoe are the same.

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confirmed. I burned up two compressors towing my 30' trailer.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:37:20 PM »
yeah, that was just the 1st search result. spicer or moog would be better choices

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:08:59 AM »
Get someone to sit in the truck, running w/ the tires on the ground and get low enough to see the steering under the front end. have them gently move the wheel back and forth without moving the tires and watch the movement in the tie rod ends, pittman arm (out of the steering box), idler arm and drag link ends. most likely all of those ends are shot. https://www.amazon.com/Steering-Suspension-Chevrolet-1988-1991-Adjusting/dp/B074Q38KKK/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Chevrolet%7C47&Model=K1500%7C454&Year=1989%7C1989&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicleId=9&vehicleType=automotive super cheap, I'm sure there are higher quality out there, but this is the 1st one I came upon. Knowing what I know about Chevrolet IFS, I would just do it all. you're experiencing bump steer and wander from worn out steering, most likely pittman arm and idler are shot. you should have very little to no movement in any of those connections.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
I've got a cover coming for the GM in a few months w/ fill and drain magnetic plugs when you're ready.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:40:08 AM »
Get a hold of ol tater, he has some great lube locker gaskets for that rear diff.....

That is true, but knowing he's already been through that wonderful experience, maybe we'll save that LubeLocker gasket for the next oil change :wink:

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 07, 2018, 06:15:40 PM »
yeah, what the smart guy there said.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »
I had to bench bleed the GM master on my wagoneer for several hours... then got the power bleeder hooked up and still watched bubbles for another 1/2 hour until it was cleared. Older masters just aren't as well engineered and there's a lot of space for air pockets.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:20:20 PM »
They can take a REALLLLLLLLLY long time to bleed out since you can't really get a power bleeder on them.

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Isn't NCIS Navy? bwahahaha

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Work begets work. Paint 'er green sir.

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