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Hey, I paid for the insurance, if operator error is covered then great. otherwise, still looking for volunteers in Tipp City, OH.

you mean since the flapper failed on the bilge and "allowed me" to swamp and ruin my motor?

Auto bilge is already on standby with Performance Marine, (the place you're talking about). Guy I went to high school with there is their manager. if I can keep it under $3500 installed, I'm ok with keeping the boat because of the condition of the rest of it. otherwise I'm going to forget to lock the trailer hitch and park it in a bad neighborhood to give the kids something to do.

Not unlike my Seahawks, my 1st season of boating started off with a flair and flash, and ending in a sputtering disaster. Let me catch you up:
The flapper valve on the bilge failed, allowing water to siphon in through the bilge line. the bilge is not automatic and I thought running it all the time when it was dry would kill the motor. Simple math: I swamped the engine compartment, choked out the carb and had to be towed back. 1 week later the starter failed, and the dual battery selector switch corroded beyond cleaning. both have been replaced, carb tuned up etc. and we were seemingly back on track.

Fast forward to the end of the summer, the labor day weekend to be exact. 15kt headwinds and strong current at the Coupeville wharf, and I'm not at all worried; they have a really great dockhand there, Lawrence, and he can really thread the needle when bringing us in. About 15ft out, I'm having to give it a little throttle to compete with the wind and current, and it suddenly cuts out. Now I'm losing it because I'm heading straight towards a $5mil wooden sailing yacht. I throw it in neutral and give it a little throttle to get it started back up and it kicks into gear, launching me forward. I swing the wheel and kill the ignition, but it is too late. My bimini top catches the bow anchor chain, making a horrendous noise, trashing the top, but slowing us enough to gently tap the side of the yacht and alert around 50 people on the pier that there's an "amateur at the dock". After the humiliation subsides, I only have some cracked trim and the yacht a tiny scuff that wiped off with the crewman's sleeve. The motor on the other hand had more issues yet to show us.

The next weekend, the bilge flat quit and we swamped again, not nearly as bad though. I had a mechanic friend on board, we ethered and started right up, but suddenly much smoother, and with much less power, like we were towing. I had dropped a cylinder without knowing when it died during the sailboat event, and dropped another one at this point, balancing the motor back out. I pulled the boat out of the water and out of frustration let it sit for 3 weeks before digging into the problems.

Bad news... my steering cables have corroded and frozen up. (not terrible, about $100 used or I can take them apart and possibly clean them up). Bad news... my starter is seized up again. (not terrible, about $60 shipped from amazon). BAD BAD BAD news... one cylinder has ZERO compression, and the other has about 2 inches of water in it. manifolds are cracked, and camshaft lobes are starting to round off. My inexperience and eagerness to get a boat and on the water, led me to what I thought was a great deal. I guess sub 300 hrs and over 10 years old probably means no maintenance and a lot of sitting.

So.... anyone with a good running turnkey 4.3L Mercruiser for sale? My work buddy is going to let me use his shop to R&R this thing if I can find a motor for it. boat hull, floor, interior, outdrive are all in tip top shape.  I found one in Tipp City, OH if there is anyone nearby there that might be willing to make a little trip?


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:29:41 PM »
Today I contemplated going to work for Charles just so I could see what it's like to watch bureaucracy in action. Then Dave's story sounded much more enticing as I could feel the urge to slap someone through the computer screen. Now I'm just thirsty for some makers. 

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:10:59 PM »
I'm thinking a formal invitation to join the forum. something of a template we could email. I'd have use for something like that too.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:49:16 PM »
from a former tire guy, get the IROKs. sipe the center lugs for a little ice/wet pavement improvement but leave the outer lugs whole. they'll run like a noisy all terrain.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:05:58 AM »
My Wife took me there.  She has been kind of strongly hinting for a while that she wanted me to get a newer truck.  We talked budget and I looked at the upcoming maintenance costs and we decided to do something.  This is the decision we made taking into account our goals and needs.  They came up from 15 K for my truck to 20 and dropped almost 6K on there's so we got to a place we are comfortable with.  I had the old one for 10 years this month and bought it when it was 2.  I guess they call this a pattern.

that's a nice ride right there sir.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
yeah right tate!  Charles living in that farked up libtard state?!

Hey, if the eastern side secedes...

Share Your Recipe / Re: I am thinking about starting a dinner party?
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:57:30 PM »
In my old neighborhood we started off with a W.W.W. or whining women's Wednesdays, where the men cooked, while the women socialized. we'd agree on a home, a main dish which the homeowner always supplied, along with a good amount of fine libations, and each of us would bring an accompanying side dish and wine/scotch/whiskey to contribute. we were all in relative walking distance and most of them were retired snow birds; Lt Colonel, former Lawyer for GM Corp. former Head loan officer for BOA, to name a few. after dinner was served the men would usually retire to the back decks or poker rooms and indulge in a cigar and usually a brown spirit or two. I raised my kids at these things and with the caliber of people involved, they learned how to properly socialize, how adults should indulge (responsibly), what really good food should look like, how their dates should be treated and vice versa, what hard work and investment of time and character will get you in life, good politics with occasional ribbing of the 1-2 libs of 12+ republicans and that we were not the only people that said grace before dinner. Several of the key members passed away and really took a toll on the group which still meets occasionally for celebrations etc. but I wouldn't trade those weekly meetings for anything. I think you find the right group, come up with a decent framework for what it should look like and go for it.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:07:04 PM »
lol.  thanks guys.  If I can get the wife used to the cold, i'd consider buying a place in CO/UT/WY, ID

She wants to keep our place here and have a "summer place" up north after we retire.

Will be going back to SLC to visit for sure.

right up your alley here sir. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Okanogan-County-WA/pmf,pf_pt/2093753833_zpid/2461_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.680069,-117.880555,47.240084,-121.835633_rect/7_zm/?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:26:14 AM »

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:39:25 AM »
The Sterling is not a horrible axle. That said, the crush washer pinion pre-load issue doesn't lend well to big heavy trucks and Cummins torque. They are more suited to Power Stroke and Duramax type applications=P  The other issue is wheel seals always leak....like always.

Dons will be fine until he hooks up his torque converter.

You going to narrow your front 60 or leave it full width?

If you work your 9" guru guy there you can get a preload spacer and shims to eliminate the crush sleeve. you'll have to bevel the inside lip of the spacer to fit the pinion correctly, but you'll never have to fiddle with a crush sleeve again. if you can't find one locally let me know.

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: January 05, 2018, 04:57:43 PM »
I believe that Sir Dave is looking to consolidate all things smoked into a single easy to access section. Tips, techniques, styles, rubs, different wood types, meat types etc. Most of which have been covered in several, separate threads that could unite and become one.

Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:22:28 PM »
That's a great old school trick right there Dave, wish I had thought of that a long time ago. I was "mystery leaking" in the wife's Yukon, only after running down the hwy and never when parked. I could see water marks down the block and assumed water pump, but borrowed this guy from a buddy at work, https://www.harborfreight.com/radiator-pressure-tester-kit-63862.html and found it was the passenger side gasket had been installed without RTV. I replaced the pump anyway since it had 70k on it, but the pressure tester was 100% accurate.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:30:33 AM »
And there it is. The good news is you've both come to admit that you have a problem which is the first step. Jeep-itis is highly infectious, costly, and incurable. Good luck to you sir.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:56:11 AM »
Glad to hear Don, and looks like it was pretty easy to use as well?

D.O.T. / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing this year?
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
So far, it's been worth all the "headaches". (Read 50's electrical and s l o w county permitting process for remodel). Sophie goes out with me every time for crab, regardless of the weather. I'm glad she'll get to grow up on the saltwater and grow that appreciation.

D.O.T. / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing this year?
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:00:28 PM »
Had a white Christmas for the first time since I can remember and we even got snow by the water. And then, just like that, it was gone just in time for new years eve.

D.O.T. / Re: Christmas Score!
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:49:48 PM »
A little late to the party, but got these from the kids. We didn't do much on gifts since we did the Disney trip.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:17:40 AM »
I hope all is well with the findings JR. Vision loss over cancer, lousy spot over vision loss. Praying for the best.

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: EGGS finally...
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:23:05 PM »
that's awesome Blaine. My sister and her kids have 6 and those eggs are better than anything I've tasted. i'll never go back.

CIEMR / Re: Biometric data collection
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:22:05 PM »
whether actual finger print or just biometrics as they claim, the shear massive amount of information they have linked has got to take up a server the size of a football field. fingerprint, to park ticket, to credit card, to you. it's the greatest fingerprint collection agency in the world without even trying.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:38:12 PM »
Made it to Orlando.  We?re on our own tonight. Events start tomorrow.

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She looks like she's on cloud nine. Good Job Tex.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:37:31 PM »
Ken, that IS my happy face

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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:06:38 PM »
Let me know how the Superchips works out for you. I like to have more referral resources at my disposal. AEV has been my go to due to their JK specific nature, but superchips has been a staple for all other things programmer related for years.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
Dang, without all the usual bells and whistles most jokers bolt on to those I didn't think it was a rubi. with 4.11 and 33" you should be able to get your power back with a tuner, just need to re-set the shift points. AEV makes a good one.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:14:52 AM »
That Dana 44 is smaller than the gearbox on my bush hog!

Anyhow, I took it for a drive, and I have to say, it rides great! Much quieter, and all the square sides of the previous tires are gone. It has suffered a noticeable loss of power, and since it never had any to begin with it is not a good thing. In cruise at 70 mph, it was dropping down a gear in hills. It never did that before. Maybe the engine will explode, blowing the thing apart which will get it out of my driveway...One can only dream!

Couple of poser shots for ya

Now back to cleaning bathrooms and doing dishes. I(I need something more interesting to do to liven my spirits after that frozen wasteland wrench party!)

Looks great. They are pretty gutless out of the box, and adding the larger tires doesn't help much. if it's an auto, then probably 3.21 gears factory. A set of 4.11 would fix her up just right, but that's just another wrench party in the cold, plus you'd need to program to correct it. The tube stiffeners would be appropriate if you were using it as God intended, off road, but not for a daily unless the tuck has a lot of really big pot holes and mulch piles to navigate. Even then, I would imagine the Frau would be able to negotiate those obstacles even with two different shoes.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:03:04 PM »
packed for Orlando tomorrow with the oldest daughter who will be permitting in the halftime show.

Flying so I won't be carrying a firearm.

checking  a bag with a blade and a VHF/UHF radio and flashlight and small med kit.

Any suggestions?  Will be at Disney and Orlando on a packed schedule and at the stadium on Monday.

Any of you boys have first hand security intel, feel free to PM

We just got back from Disneyland in CA and let me tell you, security is BEEFED up. all patrons must use the metal detectors now and there are bag searches for everyone. Pass holders that usually got to breeze through security must now provide ID along with their annual passes to make sure they're not pulling Costco tricks and letting cousin Ricky us their cards. Anaheim PD working private security w/ explosive and drug dogs walk up and down the line of people waiting to go through security, similar to airport security lines, and there's a scissor lift security station/crow's nest posted just out of sight. saw several situations where security was heading in a different directly then about face to directly contact a "customer" that was definitely out of their line of sight, so they are working it for sure. My son and I were noticing how much sitting in line to get in though felt sort of "vegas" but once in we felt very safe.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
I think the boss was talkin' 'bout Cmax up there^^^

Don, P1082 is the fuel vacuum switch (lift pump inop, restriction between injection pump and tank, ice....)
        P128e= low fuel pressure
and P2510 is an issue with the PCM power relay. That code can be caused by low/bad batteries, possibly from her cranking it too long. The first code is the important one.

Yeah, didn't proof read his post very well.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:14:49 PM »
2012+ JK's have all sorts of new fangled e lec tronics on them that get all scrambled up when you mess with them, especially the stability and trac control seem to like to throw the dang things into limp mode with the slightest modifications. do you have an AEV procal module for programming? I know it may be completely unrelated, just spitballing ideas here.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: December 26, 2017, 06:33:35 PM »
As some of you guessed a few posts and dot comments back I scored a set of Superduty axles. The front is a ball joint Dana 60 from a 2002 and the rear was a 10.5 Sterling boat anchor from a 1999 both 1 tons. I still have them and the plan has always been to use the front 60. The rear though I have been debating for some time, truth be known since before I paid good money for it..... :tongue:

Couple of thoughts on that Sterling, unless you stretch the rear axle 3" at bare minimum rearward it with it's high pinion centerline design will impact the gas tank under compression of the suspension. It has great ground clearance by this design but I'm still stuck with running that darned metric wheel mount bolt pattern. So I spent a good 2-3 hours one evening here late last week researching the gas tank dilemma. By the time I was done I decided I didn't like the Sterling enough to keep it and can probably make a couple hundred selling it for what I have in it. Yes, I could pay $1500 and buy and aftermarket tank from Genright but I didn't like them enough to throw that kind of money at it either. Fuel cells suck for one reason or another as well. With the Sterling getting put up for sale or maybe I'll just donate it to Don he's gunna need a spare anyhow for the rear of Sq D as Cummins and Sterlings don't play well together which I bet he finds out now that it runs.........  :popcorn:

Something to mention, the front superduty unit bearings can be bored out for 35 spline stub shafts and machined for different mount patterns such as 5 on 5 1/2. So after deciding to donate the Sterling I recalled a rear custom jk housing on CL local a couple months ago. So a quick search and a text I discover that brand new housing is still available. It is a currie built JK F9 rear housing with 35 spline shafts, read direct bolt in to my JK. Even can use standard JK brakes and sensors, pretty nice unit. The shafts come dual drilled for the standard 5 on 5 jk pattern and also the 5 on 5 1/2 which would match the front 60 potentially modified units bearings. One of my end goals is to run 38-40" rubber on this jeep and this setup will work out just fine for those parameters. The front 60 measures 68.75 and this F9 housing measures up 66 so close enough and it should track well down the pavement. No gas tank issues and I do not have to stretch the rear if I do not choose to do so. Reality is I probably need to stretch it 1-2" to center the larger rubber in the rear wheel wells. Here are the specs on that axle. Maybe Tate will grace us with his presence and let us know what kinda cool options Randy's has for a center chunk.


And here is the housing and axle shafts in my truck this morning........


Nice change up on the rear there, and super fortunate find on that currie housing.
Smells like a Zip locker or Grizzly to me. Both are RMTS special priced air or automatic, and either are stronger than their "other guy" counter parts, and that's not just marketing fluff. A certain Australian co. has now re-designed their case and changed their warranty to be more competitive.


If you're going to trailer this thing, or at least not daily drive it, (which I assume) I would stick with the Grizzly in the back. just less moving parts. If you have any questions as to durability, Mac Plecker in GA has been running them in his full size monster truck, Ballistic for 7 years now. http://www.extremeteam4x4.com/ He's got the Grizzly in the rear and the Zip up front and has been abusing the snot out of them.

« on: December 22, 2017, 12:06:17 PM »
Great share sir, and congratulations. Reminds me a lot of my grandfather. Appearance wise too, lol.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:37:28 PM »
You gonna eat the rest of that hot dog, dude????


Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:09:07 PM »
I have to say, I'm very upset I looked at that. it's 9:08am here, and I've only had coffee... dammit man

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: December 21, 2017, 12:08:15 PM »
Norm, smoking fatties is usually a CO WA CA thing isn't it? :rolleyes:

Donations / Re: Christmas 2017
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:31:27 PM »
Man that's cool!

D.O.T. / Re: Whiskey connoisseurs (no apostrophe per the DOT grammar squad)
« on: December 19, 2017, 01:42:10 PM »
x2 I'll take any of those single malts off your hands!

Leadslingers appears to be a small batch distillery in OK. I'd say they're the real deal and would be willing to give it a taste test if I could find it up here.

Share Your Recipe / Re: smoked chicken/corn chowda
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:35:58 AM »
That's the very reason they say to season soups at the end since most of the flavor compounds build so many layers you really don't need much if any when they're all combined. I'm betting that the smoking aspect took care of all of that for you. I can taste it through the computer screen btw.

Share Your Recipe / Re: smoked chicken/corn chowda
« on: December 04, 2017, 11:15:05 AM »
That looks pretty terrible. Where's the BpA filled toxic chemicals? where's the cancer causing preservatives? no extra sodium??? no thank you sir! you'd better just dispose of that through a new government controlled program called SITT, or Send It To Tate.

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: November 16, 2017, 02:20:44 PM »
you'd need more chrome trim around the doors, windows, handles, tire valve caps, nuestra se?ora de la virgin de Guadalupe Francisco hanging as an air freshener from the rear view, but you could make that dream come true! I believe in you.

D.O.T. / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:39:46 AM »
Happy birthday man. birds of a feather, I'm a Nov baby too.

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:31:59 AM »
yeah, GU6 indicates 3.42. GT4=3.73 GT5=4.10... G80 posi as you all know, which I didn't see on the sticker.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:25:27 PM »
Looks straight forward enough.

Today we found out there?s another fentanyl laced batch of heroin in north Alabama. 3 overdose calls in less than 24 hours. Two of them occurred while the offender was driving and one of those guys had a stolen pistol in his lap. Fun times.

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Watch out for those tweakers, don't get stuck.

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:24:39 PM »
you've got 3.42 gears, NON limited slip there sir. You could change out to 3.73, not sacrifice too much top end and get a little more oomph out of 4th, but there really is no need to re-gear with that trans/motor/tire combo. unless you want to use it to tow on the regular.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: November 15, 2017, 10:14:56 AM »
high lift jack, chain driven

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:02:16 AM »
These guys are mostly 03-06 specialists, but I would imagine they could svc the 99-02 versions as well. https://www.gmgaugerepair.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6eHAtba-1wIVgoWzCh0gFAMNEAAYASAAEgJd-_D_BwE could be a solution for you and JR.

Parenting / Re: When infants canít be soothed.
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:28:33 AM »
We had to switch to Earth's best organic non dairy. she'd take a whole bottle spit up two thirds, be gassy as all get out and hungry at the same time. if they're fed, burped and empty on the back end, wrap them up tight in a swaddling blanket like a burrito. If that calms them could just be colic. x2 on the dryer idea, only be sure to put something non slip like a cupboard liner underneath. Sophie almost vibrated off the top.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: November 13, 2017, 01:15:20 PM »
Or park the tractor on it?? :rolleyes:

Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: November 10, 2017, 12:57:22 PM »
JR, his trans, MUNCIE SM465 6.56 3.58 1.70 1.00. even if he had 3.42's he'd be OK w/ those tires. I'm betting he's got 3.73's or 4.11 though. a look at the RPO codes would tell the tale. Longball, if you have an intact Code sticker in the glovebox, see if you can post up a pic.
That's a great looking truck. Reminds me of Blaine's.

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