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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:49 PM »
Until the next oil change lol


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Indeed!

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D.O.T. / Re: Don, time to trade in the GJ
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
Too cool!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:11:43 PM »
They are doing swaps on the brand new 2018, when was the last one you looked into it?


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It's been a couple years since I looked into it...

Aside from the poor turning radius, the truck pulls strong and is reliable and handles really well with the IFS it has. I think I'll keep this one in the current configuration and just drive it for the next decade or two.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:10:00 PM »
Just cut my grass
I truly understand why they call the big tires on my zero turn "Flotation-Tires!"
After several days of rain, but the grass was like 6" or better and thick. My mower has 32 HP and I was bogging it at times!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
Still waiting for that WFO kit to be installed on that truck to make it perfect!

http://www.wfoconcepts.com/pr/WFO-DMAX-HD-3-SAS-Kit-using-Ford-Superduty-Axle-(Radius-Arm)/19141

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Yea, would have loved to do that
But
That works for a 2010 and earlier but not for the 11 and later (180mm bolt circle/ABS incompatibility)
Beau at WFO and I tried everything to try to work out a combo to get a D60 SFA under C-Max

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Congratulations on a job well done!
Bret would be (is) proud! :likebutton:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:16:14 PM »
My whole company drives fords, our excavation company uses all fords.  I drive the bosses (gas motor) and I swear the seat is hard as a rock.

I do like most of the features otherwise like the adjustable pedal height.  It makes good power, toss our trailers just fine, feels really stable while towing also. 

I like the factory ground clearance in the ford.  Where any GM truck I would purchase would need a six inch lift to get the new truck into the site, or a bunch of dirt to make a solid pad to drive over the curb and sidewalk.   

The ride really well for solid front axles, I might eat some humble pie and buy one one day.


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I owned two
The first a non powerstroke 1992 F250 that I installed a hypermax turbo onto, but soon traded it on a 94 F250XL with the brand new PS 7.3

It was a tank. Lifted 4", Riding on 33's with a 4.10 gear and a 5-speed and a rubber floor mat and no electric or power anything. I drove it for years. Was a darned good truck, no complaints.

I think the 6.0's gave Ford a bad name which they quickly backed up with the 6.4 liter fiasco. I do believe this latest 7.3 is all figured out, although now that mine is finally modified, there is no way I am subjecting myself to that level of torture again within the next decade, so Chevy it will be for me.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:11:18 PM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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He should fire me but believe I?m still currently on the fired list from last time. It happens so often I lose track....
If you keep pushing me, I'll reinstate you just to fire you again!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:10:01 PM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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You know, I should.

Recommendations?

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D.O.T. / Re: SR-71
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:09:19 PM »
Agreed. The A-10 is absolutely incredible in its form and function.

P.S. Thanks a lot Don, I?ve been watching useless and very interesting videos on that site all day. At least I mowed and trimmed today so I guess I was somewhat productive.  :beercheers:
...Somewhat! ;-)

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D.O.T. / Re: Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:03:17 PM »
Oh ya epa influence at its finest. Honestly though GM is probably looking to decrease raw material costs over the next 10 years.
Likely heavily influenced by EPA and CAFE standards

Looking at it, the motor is making 300HP and 350 ft/lbs. Not bad and should motor the thing along quite nicely

And the more I look at the boat load of garbage you need to purchase with the diesel engine, and the complexity, and the loss of reliability all these green systems cause, a gasser is looking more apropo. So you get a diesel engine, then you get to purchase an EGR system. Ever look at that component? Looks really expensive. You purchase a Catalytic converter with the palladium which I'm sure is nearly free, right? Then there's the DEF system. That has to cost a pretty penny as well. Then you have to consider that all that green stuff is costing you 15%-20% or more in fuel economy.
So I'll guess that nearly half the uptick in the cost of a modern diesel is the cost of all the tree hugger crap. The good thing, of course is that the whole world does the same thing and no modern engines in Mexico, China, vietnam, or the caucuses causes any more pollution than we Americans do, right?

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
Don, I am definitely keeping this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion. Even if it is a shameless plug to help out lil sister. Hahahahaha!! Only joking only joking!
Not a shameless plug if it's on my website!
That's funny...I thought there for a moment that this was "My" website...
And not belonging to a bunch of DOTs... ;-)

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
Has tightening up the loose exhaust help quiet it down some?
The raspy note is gone and the rattling sound, but it does not sound like a Duramax any more. Sounds just like an older powerstroke. I'll bet those motors had the same type compressor wheel or exhaust housing or both to produce that same pulse type sound.

I'll definitely be looking for a larger/quieter muffler.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:50:57 PM »
It all looks good, that cap you have on the drop pipe can be drille / tapped for npt pipe fittings if you didn?t want to remove it.
I already did it...Just didn't grab a pic of it...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:18:47 PM »
So that the water does not remain captured in the sump, I drilled a 1/4" hole in it so that the water constantly drains off.

I did a little observing and learning during the subsequent rain shower, and determined that a 1/4" hole is a bit to big for a light rain, as the rain fall will not overcome the 1/4" hole's capacity to drain the sump, meaning all the catchment gets drained off and not captured. I think I'll plug and drill a 1/8" hole next.

Don, the volume of that drop pipe is considerable, I?d not go smaller on the hole. It will plug, install a valve & crack it slightly. Then if you want to clean it out, crack the pvc valve wide open.....
OK

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D.O.T. / Re: Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:18:13 PM »
Still following Ford?s lead.......

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/05/18/chevrolet-silverado-is-getting-tiny-turbo-engine.html

 :popcorn:
Not so sure I like...Chevy's seem to fit with an iconic V8

But times they are ah-changin'

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:43:14 AM »
The old place is coming around. Little bit, by little bit.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:42:25 AM »
The soffit comes in 12' lengths which you need to cut down to the proper length. That was 11 3/4" for my application

I only had time for just one side with the constant rain coming and going.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »
Next up is more work on the shed. THis time it's soffits

Hard to see but I just screwed down the "J" channel

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:39:10 AM »
The JD 2720 has been repaired and has found a new home inside the new shed.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:38:10 AM »
View of the outhouse from beneath the deck awning

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:37:26 AM »
After that I screwed a bolt into the orifice since the roof and pipe seemed to be flushed. During the night we had about two hours of a light rain and some rain showers. During the two hours the tank filled some 40 gallons.

With variables as wide as they are, the early math suggests 20 gallons of water an hour during light rain...not too bad. That's a day's worth of water usage in a camper setting from one light rain.

The nature of thunder storms of which we have many are going to produce much. much more water. I would expect those tanks to just continue to fill regardless of the demand I place on them.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:34:14 AM »
Here is the activity of that weep hole during another light shower

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:33:33 AM »
The whole thing fit pretty well, and is not all that unsightly

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:32:59 AM »
So that the water does not remain captured in the sump, I drilled a 1/4" hole in it so that the water constantly drains off.

I did a little observing and learning during the subsequent rain shower, and determined that a 1/4" hole is a bit to big for a light rain, as the rain fall will not overcome the 1/4" hole's capacity to drain the sump, meaning all the catchment gets drained off and not captured. I think I'll plug and drill a 1/8" hole next.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:30:10 AM »
I placed a "T" in the system with the length of 3" Pictured which is capped off. THe purpose of that is to siphon off the first few gallons of water off the roof which may contain contaminants. The sump fills first hopefully catching sediment, thus providing for some early filtering of the water.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:28:02 AM »
Using 3" PVC, I simply positioned a standard 90 degree elbow directly beneath the drain spout then connected up a 3" drain pipe leading to the rain collection tanks in the water containment shed.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:26:15 AM »
First up was the measuring and snapping the chalk line to establish the angle necessary to drain, then I just slapped on standard 5" gutter

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:24:45 AM »
Next up: Rain collection system part 1

I will be using this roof to collect rain water for use in the camper:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
The week after report:

OK the pump is functioning perfectly so far. It is so quiet that I can barely hear it. The Air Fog was noisy, very noisy by comparison.

I actually have a couple of things to report on. Next the turbo/CP3/Motor-Ops tune is really working well. I just towed light to/from the farm averaging 16.8 for the trip. Please remember that that is with 37" mud tires and 4.56 gears. I think that is fantastic for an everyday rig capable of putting down 600+ at the rear wheels.

Finally, the BFG's Mud Terrains just really impressed me with their "Mud" performance. So I have been down at the farm where it has rained for three days. I finally came home having to drive out seven tenths of a mile in slippery gooey mud. Because of the traction they afford, my wheelbase and weight (9,000 lbs give or take) and that wonderful Grizzly locker, the truck barely spun at all, and that was with my pulling a trailer through all that mess. I am convinced a regular 1/2 ton truck would have remained mired in all that mess until conditions dried, but my Silverado HD with those GoodRich mud terrain tires pulled me through it all.

The wear I am getting on them is not all that great, but mud tires seldom last very long. And that Grizzly locker will definitely chew on some rubber over time, mandating a good rotation cycle, which I have established. I rotate every 5,000 miles, using a five tire rotation schedule.

So far, so good!

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:04:27 AM »
Nate-I love the new slogan. I?ve looked on basic searches with keywords :secluded,private,rustic,cabin,etc etc. some on airbabdb vrbo and the like. Found a few on Vancouver Island and Washington State. A little far though!

Don, that place looks awesome! Do they live on the property as well? That?s a little far for a weekend as well but a 4 day so maybe so! We are figuring on doing the bourbon trail soon. Maybe that would be a stop on our trek.

I did come across survivalrealty.com. Haha awesome dreaming site!

Great suggestions guys keep me coming!
They live there in a nearby log cabin.

Their daughter raises chickens, and is one heck of a cook. (try her no-bakes!) Ask her for fresh eggs and you'll get them right out of the nest.
Nice place, very secluded.

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Ouch!

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Any victims with all the trip to the farm?
Yep, two more this trip. It catches the little critters almost every trip down there

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D.O.T. / SR-71
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:56:50 AM »

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Construction and Building / Re: succulent planter box
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:26:48 PM »
I recall how the engineers covered everything with those hardball sized sharp stones. So no matter where you were walking you ran the risk of rolling your ankle on a loose one. Then landing on them in a fall was not so nice. That day we had incoming, I heard a 107 on short final and just dove out of my chair. The rocket didn't hurt me, but landing on the stones cut my knee and I have a mark to this day.

We had to land the helicopters on them many times a day, and the wheeled aircraft would routinely suffer cuts in the tires. I noted that the Humvees also suffered loads of flats due to cut tires.

Ya, not so fond memories of sharp stones, although Miss Wendy has a pleasing arrangement in her planter that Nate built!

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Intel / Ross Rant 05162018
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:21:46 PM »
World history is about to change in Asia and the Mideast, and all for the better.  It will be a change that affects events for multi generations:

 

The press is now widely reporting that the N Korea mountain where the nukes were tested, and Kim had his main nuke facilities, has collapsed, and killed maybe 200 workers and scientists. In short, Kim possibly has no nuke program any longer. China has seen radiation in the air near their border, and they will not tolerate this. The sanctions have really had an impact, and it is getting worse, and China is not bailing them out.  In short, Kim has no alternatives left but to do a real deal with Trump. There really will be an agreement that works. Trump, unlike Obama, is not hung up on human rights as a priority, but instead wants the end of nukes and missiles first. China wants no part of any war on their border. Kim no longer has a viable nuke program when the mountain collapsed. This is the ideal time to strike a real deal, as opposed to the disaster of the Iran deal where we had Iran collapsing and Obama and Kerry bailed them out, and funded all their efforts to control the region. I predict there will be a real agreement in N Korea, and it will hold because Trump and Pompeo and Mattis are realists and not ideologues, and because Trump and Xi understand each other. There will be no desperate deal with all the money up front.

 

Iran is now in a bad situation, and there is a real opportunity there to crush them. This time, the Arabs are with Israel, Trump has made it clear he will have Israel?s back,  the  Sunni Arabs want to see regime change in Tehran as much as Israel does, and Israel just taught Iran that in a war, Iran will get crushed. Israel wiped out all of Iran?s military bases and equipment in Syria in a couple of hours, at no cost to itself. It showed that its missiles and fighter aircraft can penetrate at will. That happened while Netanyahu was sitting next to Putin in Moscow. That was very meaningful. Putin seems to know backing Iran against Israel will be a loser for him.   He gets it far better than Merkel and Macron. He did nothing at all when Israel attacked, and said nothing after. Note that not one Arab nation stood up for Iran. Even Assad did little.  If Iran tries to rebuild its bases in Syria, Israel will just destroy them again.  This changes all of the calculus of Iran?s plan. They lost their capacity to launch attacks on Israel other than thru Hezbollah. We just had a major historic inflection point, and most of the US media barely noticed. Israel would never have done this under Obama because he did not have their back, and he would probably have publicly condemned Israel. Trump changed everything. And now with the end of the US in the nuke deal, and major sanctions being reset, Iran has real problems. Iran only has Hezbollah and Hamas now, and Hamas is coming apart in Gaza.  We see now that all Hamas can do is send fools to be killed trying to breach the fence.  They are impotent, which is why they are of no help to Iran. Israel has found a way to stop the tunnels and they seem to have no more rockets. The economy there has collapsed, and no Arab nation is funding them.    As my friend indicated, the Palestinians are on their own now, and have no financial capacity. Gaza is in a state of economic and social collapse. They are no real threat to Israel, and Iran cannot be of much help in Gaza with new sanctions by the US. Egypt maintains a tight blockade. Many will get killed this week when they try and fail to crash the border. Iraq is not joining any war on Israel or the US. That leaves Assad and Hezbollah. Assad is not able to attack Israel, so he is a nonstarter. Hezbollah has 125,000 rockets to fire at Israel, but you might notice, Israel is not attacking Hezbollah. There have been stories lately that the people in the areas that supply the fighters for Hezbollah are seeing hundreds of their sons killed or badly wounded fighting for Assad and Iran, and for no benefit to the Lebanese. Some speculate that initiating a new war against Israel on behalf of Iran will not be the first priority of these people. The Houthis are slowly being killed by the Saudis, and the siege of the area they hold, so they are no help to fight Israel.  Putin is not going to start a war with Israel to help Iran, and have to deal with Trump and Mattis. It is one thing to support Assad in Syria, and a very different thing to take on Israel and the US. Trump has now demonstrated that he is not afraid to use military attacks in the Mideast, even when Russian troops are close by. With Obama gone, the calculus is completely changed. The Saudis and Emirates will quietly help Israel, as will Egypt and Jordan.  Egypt needs Israel to destroy ISIS in the Sinai, so they owe Israel now. So Iran is alone in an all-out war with Israel.  This is not 1967. Iran cannot win a war with Israel.  Trump will cut Iran off from the US dollar banking system, and he will force the EU to stop their deals. With all of this, the Iranian people are already having strikes and protests. 35% of Iranians are really Azerbaijanian. They do not want to be Iranian. As the sanctions start to really disrupt the economy., the people will protest more and make it harder for the regime to start a major war with Israel. If Merkel and Macron would get aboard, this would accelerate the problems for the regime, but that is not likely. Merkel does not get it. She is still more interested in business deals, than terminating the regime. It is too bad she remains in power. Ironic that it is the Germans who do not get it.

 

The Israeli attack in Syria was very large and detailed. It had to have been well planned for weeks, just waiting for Iran to do something to trigger it. There is no way Israel would be able to pull this off in the detail accuracy and complexity without the US somehow involved in intelligence sharing. The GPS coordinates, cyber-attacks to debilitate Syrian anti air, and the aerial photos likely had some input from CIA and the Pentagon. Despite Hilary, Kerry and others working to derail Trump on Iran, it is becoming even more clear ending the nuke deal is the exact right thing to do at this time. Now the US can reimpose severe sanctions and bring about much more unrest inside Iran. All the statements by many on the left that ending the deal will prevent a deal with N Korea are already being proved completely wrong. We don?t know most of what is really going on, but based on past Mossad efforts, and now with CIA involved aggressively, you can be sure there are things happening to undermine the Iranian regime and the military.

 

Iran could attack Israel, but the blowback to them would be severe. They have only two ports, and those would quickly be destroyed by Israel, as would much of their military capacity. Their economy would collapse. Their missiles would be shot down by Iron Dome and Israel?s other anti air systems. This time Israel is ready for war. If Iran attacked a US ship in the gulf, then Trump would launch an all-out attack, and joining with Israel and the Saudis, Iran would get crushed quickly. I am sure Netanyahu is coordinating with Trump, and Israel and the CIA and Pentagon have joint planning and joint cyber warfare attacks on Iran. Hezbollah would likely attack, and it would be ugly with all those missiles, but then the US might join in to attack Hezbollah under the theory we are coming to the aid of an ally. It would all be very messy and a lot of dead, but in the end Iran gets wiped, Hezbollah loses its only support, and everything in the world changes. I believe Iran knows all this, and Trump will now squeeze them until they bleed, with or without the EU. He does not care what the EU or the left in the US  says. As my friend said, he has already told Merkel and Macron, ?you have accomplished nothing, and look what I have accomplished in N Korea?. Trump gets it, the EU, as usual, does not. The next several months in the Mideast are going to set the stage for the next several decades, and Trump ending the nuke deal with reestablishment of sanctions, and fully supporting Israel, is the difference. Ending the nuke deal, and moving the embassy will prove to be absolutely the right thing. (my liberal friends are by now going nuts with my view).

 

Bottom line, N Korea will get resolved because Pompeo has done a great job preparing the ground, China is on board, and Kim has no choices now. After the air attacks, Israel has the upper hand, and Iran is now isolated. There might be a war, but Israel and the US would win quickly, and there would be regime change in Iran eventually. Iran does not have a powerful military compared to Israel and the US. War with Iran might be the best strategy now, and would result in a massive change in the Mideast for the better.  It might be the only viable solution now, just as war was the only solution for Hitler. The situation is analogous. Obama was Chamberlain, and Trump is Churchill who was also hated by the left. (go see Darkest Hour). For my liberal friends, that likely sounds dreadful, and just feeds their view of Trump as dangerous, and me as nuts. I see it as geopolitics and  power politics played as it should be, with the US in control of events again. Regan revisited. War is often the only real solution where there is a regime like in Iran, which is analogous to Hitler. In the end, we would win, and Putin would have to fall in line. Xi will also see that he needs to work with Trump, and not get into a military confrontation with the US just as we are rebuilding our military power. Lots of people would be killed in an Israel -Iran war, but that is what happens when there is a crazy ideology and maniacs in power as we have in Iran, and as we had in Nazi Germany and the various kingdom?s before and during WWI.  Chalk the dead up to Obama and the nuke deal and failure to support the revolution taking place in 2009. Add those dead to the dead in Syria due to Obama failure to act. War now would be better than a bigger war later, if that is what it takes to get regime change in Iran. There are no nice diplomatic solutions or agreements like Obama did that will work.  Surely by now it should be obvious to all that the nuke deal only fed Iran?s ability to become aggressive with $150 billion and the lifting of sanctions. With Iran defeated, the entire world geopolitics changes, and I think Trump, Pompeo, Mattis, and Bolton understand this, and they are willing to go for it. Now is the moment. Especially since they will have Israel lead the battle, and not the US. We will see what happens over the next few months, and what Iran does about being wiped out in Syria. This is one of those major historic inflection points. Stay tuned in. Obama?s nuke deal and his dissembling of the US military, just made it all far worse than if he had dealt with Iran eight years ago. History repeats. Strength by the US matters, and horrible regimes eventually have to be destroyed.

 

If both N Korea and Iran are dealt with ,then  Republicans keep the House and Trump is unbeatable in 2020.  But the press prefers to focus on a stripper, Michael Cohen, and an investigation that has no basis.

 

Joel Ross

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:07:42 PM »
Well Boys about to take off to MN on a plane Don has flown before. A CRJ700 with delta


Gonna be a corporate feel good rah rah event that lasts the rest of the week. Good news is I may win a trophy


SMH


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:05:21 PM »
Nice

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Construction and Building / Re: succulent planter box
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:03:36 PM »
Someone put a bunch of rocks in there crowdin' out the plants... :grin:

wendy says thats decoration :grin:

Remember walking (and falling) on those things in Southern Afghanistan???

Yea, I'm done with rocks!

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:02:03 PM »
I think I know the perfect place. My sister opened up a bed and breakfast. It's a cabin, like really old they redid sitting on 20 odd acres, but get this: It backs up to the Daniel Boone national Forest! Like hundreds of square miles of wilderness. The shots she sends me from there is breathtaking, and it's essentially their back yard!

Sugar Creek Farm, McKee, KY

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23898623

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 16, 2018, 02:51:54 PM »
I would simply form a plate that goes between the 2 tank mounts. If yours mounts like mine you have a bar across the front and a strap in the rear. Couple bolts in the front, zip ties in the rear and a piece of plastic plastic sheet.

I have the skid for my tank and it would not accommodate that sump well.
I'll look at options in a couple days, busy now with other things.

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Construction and Building / Re: succulent planter box
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:22:59 AM »
Someone put a bunch of rocks in there crowdin' out the plants... :grin:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:19:39 AM »
The tank has a sump, easily enough to see.

In the past I had a stainless steel shield I had made up covering the line, which was held in place by really large zip ties.

I had no zip ties of that size hanging around so I couldn't do anything to secure the shield.

I'll either remount the shield I made or see about purchasing the Atlas skid shield which is made for that tank

The problem with the latter choice is that the shield is made to fit the flat bottomed tank, and would not easily accommodate the nearly 2" deep sump. Now I could make it fit by just forcing it into place, but at the moment I am not comfortable with that option. So, likely, I'll just remount the skid I have used for years.

I think I'll also come up with a forward wheel house liner extension to keep flying rocks from hitting the filters. Have a trip to the farm coming up, so I'll take note of the mud pattern on the pump to get an idea of the amount of protection required.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:23:02 PM »
33 minutes? he must've dropped his phone in a combine.
That's a personal best...33 min on a Norm call. Mine are 50+ easily...And I enjoy the call!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:13:45 PM »
That's water all over the floor. I was tired of doing the back stroke in expensive diesel, so I washed it off, then knocked a good quantity of mud from the underside of the truck to mix with the water on the clean floor, so I could get back to playing and acting like a pig on a summer afternoon.

Anyway, some shots from ground level peeking up and you can see it does tuck up pretty well

I spent some eight hours on this install, but most of that time was messing with removal of Dr Fong's fumper and noise generator.

Did I mention that Air Dog products really suck? Probably didn't. So for the record. AirDog stuff is Chinese made junk. THe company misrepresents the product leading people to believe their junk pumps more than it does. Mine has been a source of problems constantly over 6 years of ownership. After seeing the robust quality of an American Built FASS pump. I feel like I was swindled, having purchased that Air Dog Behzhing cobbled together wanna be crap.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:06:40 PM »
Is this the best location? Well, time will tell, but it is what FASS tells you to do. I will double down on this by adding a section of rubber mat just aft of the filter supported by the wheel house. This should prevent pesky rocks from making holes in those filters

Slide the assembly north and snug the bolts and just like that, she's all disappeared.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:04:18 PM »
The mount kit hangs the pump from a bed bolt. It has long slots which allow for just about any mounting height you would want. Here the bolts are loose and the pump is at the bottom of its "Travel" which I used to attach the lines mo-easierily

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:02:33 PM »
With the FASS install you connect the harness to the pump and run WD-40 through it to prelube it while it is out of the truck. Pretty cool. and I was immediately very delighted about how quiet this pump is compared to Dr. Wong's Shanghai special.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:00:16 PM »
Once the worthless Chinese junk was out of the way, I fished the new harness back to the approximate location, then slid the new fuel return manifold into place.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:58:42 PM »
Taking out Mr. Fong Wong fool pump was a chore as well. Everything was full of fuel, and everyone knows how much fun it is to wallow around in fresh diesel whilst working on one's truck

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