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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2021, 12:44:39 PM »
You want some rain, come on up to Shelton Wa. Good thing is I now know I need a 10 inch footing drain instead of a 6 inch around yet to be built garage.

How was wind for you last week Bob? we had 60 knot gusts on Monday night, knocked out power to the island for the better part of 3 days for most. we were back up in 23hrs, took a rogue wave over the bulkhead and trashed my firepit, that was a little sporty!

« on: January 20, 2021, 12:38:00 PM »

1, jealous. Tomato powder has so many culinary applications I can't even think about what I'd do with it.
2, I agree with the puree aspect of uniformity, but with the loss of rather than concentration of the tomato water I would think the flavor might be lessened.
3, hindsight is 20/20 but did you consider freeze drying and then obliterating in the grinder?

Cooking equipment / Re: In need of
« on: January 20, 2021, 12:34:43 PM »
Turner, that was it exactly.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: January 20, 2021, 11:53:48 AM »
Congrats Bob. wish we had a dock/harbor to rest ours in.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:36:58 PM »
Paint scheme is very " A-Team" van looking.

That louvered front cover opens and closes for m14 fire, the sides are armored for ricochets that sound more like whistling petes, and after the firefight the paint will be like new.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:20:38 PM »

Don’t pull my man card....

Roasted Beet, Butternut squash, Parsnips, Kale.  Sautéed snow peas, pear tomatoes.  All over Farro grain with some salmon on top.

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I see salmon...What's all that other stuff, garnish?


I was going to make a comment about Don going vegan for 5 min sometime back, but nah that wouldn't be cool.

That looks excellent Charles, I'd eat it in a heartbeat.

Firearms / Re: 29id S.O.P.
« on: January 16, 2021, 02:42:23 PM »
doesn't appear to have any rear eye relief... could be laser, IR light, tac light maybe?

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 12, 2021, 06:33:10 PM »
Tryin not to curse Matt. I'm sorry.

Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: December 29, 2020, 01:33:38 PM »
OK, back at it for the next round of modifications.

After driving it for awhile now, most everything is working except for some buzz in the stereo. I think I may have missed hooking a ground back up after the interior re-do, so I'll search after that tomorrow.

A persistent problem has been with highway cruising. Although it will cruise at 80 mph, the RPM is just too high, above 2500. Therefore I am making the switch down one notch to 4.56. I ordered the front gear and bearings from Tate, Randy's worldwide and for the rear axle I'm doing something pretty cool.

The D80 is huge, as in big and heavy, so I'm pulling it out for good. I contacted Shawn, Great Lakes Off Road to build me a proper 14 bolt silverado axle setup. Using Yukon gear stuff, he will add the new 4.56 gears to a Dura-Trac diff and do some mild reconditioning then ship it to me.

So why swap from a D80? Well several reasons. First the D80 is very heavy, and is sucking up a bunch of horsepower accelerating that mass which costs me fuel mileage and performance. Secondly, I have not had an emergency brake since I removed the problematic hydraulic shunt valve. I had four different lines on that setup and all of them leaked, so I pulled it and have been without the parking brake ever since. I will now get that back.

I'll let Shawn talk up the axle build details but that is all we have on that front at the minute.

Next the truck is going to go through another tune session. I have identified a bunch of little things that need to be adjusted to dial this thing in a little better.

I will be removing the roof tent since I am just not using it and have the camper to sleep in if needed, and it will reduce weight and get that weight off the roof.

All in all the suburban rides and operates very nicely, but these and another big change I have not mentioned will add to the drivability and fun factor a bunch more.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 28, 2020, 05:28:25 PM »
Asso.. ancient chinese fingers huh?

"I Korean you … "

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:44:19 AM »
Actually it’s named for a 19th century iron forge next to the little pigeon River- signed Cliff Clavin

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I laughed out loud at this.....

My estranged in-laws live in Sevierville just north of Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg.

I also chuckled heartily.

Donations / Re: Christmas 2020
« on: December 18, 2020, 05:52:29 PM »
John 3:16 showing up yet again

$1213:16 Total

And the month of Christmas too.

Cooking equipment / Re: In need of
« on: December 16, 2020, 04:18:48 PM »
Didn't Turner use to do a lot of this stuff, the whole preservation and superfood dehydration sort of thing?

Donations / Re: Christmas 2020
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:28:08 PM »
Anyway, we now have $523.16 to donate to this deserving family.

john 3:16, just sayin'

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 07, 2020, 04:19:00 PM »
Some things that inherently leak a lot also work very well

Take the Chinook for example...
SR-71 fuel tanks...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2020, 10:00:04 AM »
Sounds messy.

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Yeah it does.

I'm still hung up on the female being the den leader part. ... don't remember it being like that back in the day.

From my memory it's always been the female leader for the cub scouts Ken. once they transition to boy scouts the dads take over.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 03, 2020, 09:36:49 AM »
I just got a set of moser axles for my El Camino with the 8.5 posi from a BGN. On clearance from Summit in sparks.

Think I have a bent one (wobbled on dyno) and for how could I say no!

"Ya cut me deep Shrek", lol.

Build Threads / Re: Pre-Ranger 2007 Chevy Silverado truck build
« on: November 18, 2020, 10:11:02 AM »
Thats nice. My first car was a 73 Impala.  We could pack 10 people in it easy. I bet He can probably fit 7 or 8 of his friends in there.

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Nice acquisition there! Don't forget about the bed Jon, he can get 10 more easy with no issues since they're in the Tuk!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:12:11 AM »
Well daylight I began a tire rotation and installed bilsteins on the Bus. Some jack wagon used an impact to put the bolts in the shocks last time and crushed the rear mounts......that would be me. Fought to get the open enough for the bilsteins. Lots of hammer and pry bar action.   

Makes a big difference

Then put 65 gallons of diesel in it.

Then made sauce out of all the ripe habaneros I got from the garden. 45 habeneros. I’ll post the recipe under food section


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I am concerned... for your proctologist

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: New CTL Attachment
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
So many practical uses! and they're in my neck of the woods too

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2020, 10:34:28 AM »
Hear hear!
Thanks to all you Sheepdogs amongst us. You are remembered and appreciated.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: Buying a new truck
« on: November 02, 2020, 01:03:29 PM »
I like the Texan's plan. I think that the price tag doesn't worry the younger generations to be frank. my BIL is running around in a 2019 F350 that he's writing off a large portion to his contractor's business and plans on trading it in after about 5 years, so his payment is really just an expensive lease, which seems to be what the big 3 want from us. built in planned obsolescence on parts that are heavy wear items, impossible to replace, forcing their customers to upgrade more regularly rather than repair. keep jacking the prices up and make more on interest on 84 month loans than the actual cost of the vehicle and then start the process over. I just traded in the 04 Yukon Denali for a 5 year old Acadia with similar trim for the wife who wanted to downsize. we had the 04 for 10+ years and started out with 98k on the odometer. I'll never buy new.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 28, 2020, 05:54:35 PM »
Got a chukkar too there?

Bikes Motorcycles, S x S's, Tractors, and Mowers / Re: AV Gas
« on: October 27, 2020, 10:19:21 AM »
Coming from the boat guy in the PNW; ethanol free with the appropriate additives as mentioned above by many has never done me wrong in the vehicles/equipment I wanted to us it in. that being said, I have had several buddies accidentally run the E/free stuff in their newer cars and have all sorts of trouble with water in the system. make sure whoever you get the fuel from has a high turnover rate so their tanks are always full and not sitting their condensating. (I know, not a word, but just felt right.)


And, it's cool!

Nuff said right there.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 20, 2020, 01:11:11 PM »
quit usin all that smart speakin stuff Ryan, you'll blow our cover and they'll realize we're really from the northwest and kick us out!

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:52:54 AM »
petroleum products and rubber don't get along. WD-40 is OK, silicone lubricant spray works well too. but kinda like fogging spray, just empty the whole can of WD and push it through the system with the air, worked great back when I had a yard to irrigate.

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: He joined today!
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »
Congrats and God speed!

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: October 15, 2020, 10:28:30 AM »
Don't care Jon, crinkle cut, hot or cold are the best fries out there and I'm prepared to fight over this, lol. just like Gorton's fish sticks!

Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: October 09, 2020, 09:28:08 AM »
When I was a kid the hot thing was a "stingray", but yep, I have built ramps to now. I won't go there,,,,,,,,
Hey what is a stingray

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Think this should clear things up .

Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: October 08, 2020, 12:42:46 PM »
Dave, we had similar interests as kids I see. Haro Gt with bulldog grips and pegs. worked a full summer shagging the range at the country club for that bike. then it was stolen...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:46:21 AM »

Milled then pressed out this axle tube, basically salvaging a gm king pin 60 that some Toyota knucklehead hacked up......

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"Toyota Knucklehead" is about the truest statement I've heard in months.

Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: October 01, 2020, 11:05:44 AM »
Still, looking like heap tons of progress and a nice little chunk of land there JR.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 28, 2020, 10:01:39 AM »
Had some leftover tenderloin chain, didn't want to do burgers so we did a bucatini stroganoff.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 28, 2020, 09:59:15 AM »
From my little girls 10th birthday. no cake this year, lol. 3 days marinated short ribs, chicken satay and cilantro lime shrimps, seared ahi tuna, hoisin sesame rice and baby bok choy and cucumber sesame salad. all her choices.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 14, 2020, 02:34:05 PM »
Touch a match to them they light. Lots of grease.

Cardboard egg cartons filled with wax burn for an eternity.
Will start the toughest of damp firewood also.

Pack dryer lint in the egg carton, cover with paraffin and that candle will burn for for literally hours. we used them in empty tuna cans in igloo campouts.

Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:41:19 AM »
Baseketball :laugh:

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 2020 Nissan Titan V8
« on: September 01, 2020, 02:08:18 PM »
Great buy there Don, careful on that rear end, they're not bad at all but they're not any bigger than the new Jeep Gladiator pickup. tow with your diesel if you're going to tow.

General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 2020 Nissan Titan V8
« on: September 01, 2020, 02:07:12 PM »
My wonky thought for you to think on

Why is every dealership in the country empty but the Nissan dealership

Just sayin

It’ll make a great GT

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because the American plants shut down for most of them.

CIEMR / Re: Fight Time!
« on: September 01, 2020, 10:19:14 AM »
Yes, I fear this will happen sooner than later now. In our lifetimes.

Largest culprit here though is the media, on all counts. They no longer show both sides and hide the truth.

remember when it was law for media outlets to equally represent both parties in representation? don't see that anymore.

CIEMR / Re: CIEMR: Anyone else done with the NFL?
« on: September 01, 2020, 10:18:24 AM »
mass media works the crowds. most of America watch some sort of professional sports, and it's the best time to reach your captive audience. look at the money spent on superbowl commercials. we don't want to hear about it, but they want us to.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 24, 2020, 02:32:54 PM »
Well feel free to drop by and whip something up....

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See ya around 7?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 24, 2020, 12:12:00 PM »
Sports and cars kept me from more trouble than I could have gotten into.

Scored this at auction for the outdoor kitchen

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extremely jealous right now.

Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: I have a pig to cook
« on: August 20, 2020, 01:52:06 PM »
https://lacajachina.com/ thank me later

Food Preparation and Cooking Techniques / Re: how to make bacon
« on: August 13, 2020, 05:39:32 PM »
I don’t think I’ll buy bacon again.

I’m ruined.
I used the recipe you posted on the other thread. Thought this was it but oh well.
HH6 doesn’t like bacon, and went back twice for more after supper tonight.
BLTs naturally.

I may have used a bit too much oak.
Did a mix of hickory and oak.
We do like heavy smoke so we love the taste.

Mama hates how salty and whatever else is wrong with store-bought.
Is there really that much crap in it...yes I know is the answer.

I can’t believe I waited so long to do this.
Now I don’t know what to do with the bought bacon in the freezers...

catfish and dog shark bait.

Build Threads / Re: Re: 1991 Suburban 2500 build and flip, again!
« on: August 12, 2020, 11:13:34 AM »
Hmm, guess I'm on my own for this part.

Since I have 3 setups going I got one of these puller/press setups. Yukon was over $500, this was $200 shipped. Quality looks good, now to try it out.

we let the patent run out, (hence the copies) then we ran out of inventory when someone scooped up a couple hundred of them at one time so now the price reflects air freight getting replacement inventory in. I would have gotten you a deal but $200 is stealing! hope it holds up well for you. I'm sure it'll be just fine JR, just make sure you have those rings snugged up before you hit the air. ask me how I know, lol.

Dammit Sam...

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 10, 2020, 01:23:57 PM »
What kind of bait you use for the boat?

Guys named Nate.

Build Threads / Re: 2006-7 LBZ Rebuild-Motor, Trans, and[emoji47]
« on: July 30, 2020, 12:18:23 PM »
I have a G80 chunk complete if it’s worth the cost of shipping. Only because Tate shamed me into a grizzly locker....

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Not possible when you have no shame sir.  :wink:

Build Threads / Re: 2006-7 LBZ Rebuild-Motor, Trans, and[emoji47]
« on: July 30, 2020, 11:26:56 AM »
Ring gear is either good or isn't, but at 300k it would be crazy not to look at the bearings, especially if you're resealing the pan.
Obvious things like accessory pulleys, glow plugs, oil pressure switch..
Can't think of anything else as far as the actual engine goes unless you wanna look at the cam.

CPK sensor still an issue in the LBZ like it was in the LB7 with shearing? Should he be looking at the CP4 with that many miles, or at least get it flow tested?

T-case pump rub kit or new rear case half
inspect the G80, make sure your spiders and the flywheel for the governor cam aren't cracked or worse
brg/backlash check on the gears while you're at it

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