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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: Duramax discussion: LB7
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:51:55 PM »
One thing that is becoming a concern is the outrageous cost of prepping an engine, well just finding it and a transmission, then the rebuild costs place the benefits in serious question.
Rebuilding the bottom end and a valve job with good parts could easily get to 6K-7K without acquisition costs. Another 4.5-5.5K for a transmission and already we are over 10K by a bunch...
Now the LB7 cores I am finding are from $700-$1600 but the LLY and LBZ's run closer to $3K.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Duramax discussion: LB7
« on: July 17, 2019, 04:27:02 PM »
So to start this off, we have discussed the possibility of replacing the 6.0 gas engine in my Suburban with a Duramax

TexasRedNeck suggests I start with a LLY cylinder head and injectors grafted onto a vintage LB7 block.

The LB7 places its injectors inside the valve cover, while the LLY places them outside in a configuration much more familiar to most D-Max owners

Given that my truck is a 2002, it would be easiest to just swap in an entire 2002 LB7 and Allison 5 speed drivetrain.

So, let me start this off by asking, why is it necessary to swap heads? Why not just work with the LB7 with upgraded and proven parts to achieve a high output LB7?

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: No we don't!
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:12:32 AM »
Very nice!

I have a t shirt from LeatherNecks that says “ I only kneel to return fire”

Love watching people’s reaction to that one


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Love this!
and

I believe

You do to.

So very wonderful that men and women will set aside their personal lives and indeed safety to stand against evil out there in nameless and unfamiliar places. To that we owe our very way of life.

To hell with the spineless spoiled socialists

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:09:38 AM »
Sorry to hear about your friend being hospitalized! Could your modifications have been the cause for his ails? J/K! I hope he gets better soon! Hospitals and illness suck!
Troy is solid old school Kentucky, God fearing good family man. He works hard and although he may not have much he has earned it all honest! I respect that, and can easily understand and wait out something like not having my car. In the end I will get a well sorted and mission ready burb, as the bible states it, "In the fullness of time"

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:07:09 AM »
It's even hot up here. Not so much the hear, only 92, but the humidity makes you feel like you;re in a perpetual hot wind. Just no cooling off is possible.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:04:47 AM »
Next to the sub, you get a sense for how big that bird really is


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There's a whole lot more underwater!
And they do not necessarily stay stationary.
The bird, or the sub?
Navy Captains do not like to sit in one place. The name of the game is to keep moving. That makes flying and landing on naval vessels tricky. Depending on the wind direction you may encounter up to moderate turbulence just downwind of any superstructure.
So imagine hovering sideways (Moving) and having to keep a more or less precision position in potential deadly (cold) waters while bucking and kicking in some nasty wind. That and should you contact the tower you will obviously crash and potentially damage a very important piece of equipment.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:04:47 PM »
I was hoping today would be the day

But you can't make this stuff up

My friend is in the hospital! Has been there for 2 days...

Suffice it to say, if I could have read the future, I would have just muscled through and fixed it myself...Darn!

But the man's health is far more important...I can wait.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:00:41 PM »
Next to the sub, you get a sense for how big that bird really is


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There's a whole lot more underwater!
And they do not necessarily stay stationary.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: storm area 51
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:59:06 PM »
I'll never tell

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / No we don't!
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:55:04 AM »
We stand tall and proud of who we are!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:16:16 AM »
...

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:15:02 AM »
HOOAH!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:13:07 AM »
The Regiment

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:11:49 AM »
This is my favorite scripture:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:03:33 AM »
Earlier warning:

When your wife constantly watches the Dateline specials on cable about murder mysteries.


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Sounds like my wife. She has a podcast she listens to called “my favorite murder”. What a nut, but I love her.

And we’re talking life insurance now, too...


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Seems like an uncomfortable trend may be developing...Any others? :shocked:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:02:01 AM »
You are all fired...

(so really Don, whats the skinny?)
As far as I know, this part time automotive electrical engineer/professor guy had gotten into things far and above the capabilities of my friend who owns the garage. He brought in the man with the best of intentions, however, this professor guy is only a part timer and is exceedingly meticulous. That took time along with the fact that one week the engineer had a home emergency and was not here. That and the week Troy closed for vacation has taken its toll. I will find out shortly, but I think we are about done. At least I hope so!
And I think the decision to put a Duramax in it, having done it myself is solid. I'll have the motor/trans zero-timed with fresh rebuild and I will do the install, so I'll know where every single wire goes to. Once done I'll have a lifetime vehicle.

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CIEMR / Open door policy...
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:38:33 AM »
Two takeaways here
1. It is smart to control one's borders
2. Can one Integration the Muslim third world citizen into a western culture?




Germany IS STARTING TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THEIR OPEN DOOR,

TO ALL & SUNDRY, MIGRANT REFUGEE PROGRAM

A NURSE IN GERMANY SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD



Just in case you don't think President Trump is doing the right thing! Read this!

"Yesterday, at the hospital, we had a meeting about how the situation
here and at the other Munich hospitals are unsustainable. Clinics
cannot handle the number of migrant medical emergencies, so they
are starting to send everything to the main hospitals.

Many Muslims are refusing treatment by female staff, and we women are
now refusing to go among those migrants!

Relations between the staff and migrants are going from bad to worse.
Since last weekend, migrants going to the hospitals must be
accompanied by police with K-9 units.

Many migrants have AIDS, syphilis, open TB and many exotic diseases
that we in Europe do not know how to treat.

If they receive a prescription to the pharmacy, they suddenly learn
they have to pay cash. This leads to  unbelievable outbursts,
especially when it is about drugs for the children. They abandon the
children with pharmacy staff with the  words: So, cure them here
yourselves!

So the police are not just guarding the clinics and hospitals, but
also the large pharmacies.

We ask openly where are all those who  welcomed the migrants in front
of TV cameras with signs at train  stations? Yes, for now, the border
has been closed, but a million of   them are already here and we will
definitely not be able to get rid of them.

Until now, the number of unemployed in Germany was 2.2 million. Now
it will be at least 3.5 million. Most of these people are completely
unemployable.
Only a small minimum of them have any education. What is more, their
women usually do not work at all. I estimate that one in ten is
pregnant. Hundreds of thousands of them have brought along infants
and little kids under six, many emaciated and very needy. If this
continues and Germany re-opens its borders, I am going home to the
Czech Republic. Nobody can keep me here in this situation, not even
for double the salary back home. I came to Germany to work, not to
Africa or the Middle East!

Even the professor who heads our department told us how sad it makes
him to see the cleaning woman, who has cleaned every day for years for
800 euros and then meets crowds of young men in the hallways who
just wait with their hands outstretched,  wanting everything for free,
and when they don't get it they throw a fit.

I really don't need this! But I am afraid that if I return home, at
some point it will be the same in the Czech Republic. If the Germans,
with their systems, cannot handle this, then, guaranteed, back
home will be total chaos.....

You - who have not come in contact with these people have absolutely
no idea what kind of badly behaved desperados these people are, and
how Muslims act superior to our staff, regarding their religious accommodation.

For now, the local hospital staff have not come down with the diseases
these people brought here, but with so many hundreds of patients every
day of this is just a question of time.

In a hospital near the Rhine, migrants attacked the staff with knives
after they had handed over an 8-month-old on the brink of death, who
they'd dragged across half of Europe for three months. The child died
two days later, despite having received top care at one of the best
pediatric clinics in Germany. The pediatric physician had to undergo
surgery and the two nurses are recovering in the ICU. Nobody has been
punished.

 The local press is forbidden to write about it, so we can only inform
you through email. What would have happened to a German if he had
stabbed the doctor and nurses with a knife? Or if he had flung his own
syphilis-infected urine into a nurses face and so threatened her with
infection? At a minimum he would have gone straight to jail and later
to court. With these people so far, nothing has happened.

And so I ask: Where are all those greeters and receivers from the
train stations? Sitting pretty at home, enjoying their uncomplicated,
safe lives. If it were up to me, I would round up all those greeters
and bring them here first to our hospitals emergency ward as
attendants! Then in to one of the buildings housing the migrants, so
they can really look after them there themselves, without armed police
and police dogs, who, sadly today, are in every hospital here in
Bavaria."

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:25:33 PM »
This thing still broke? Think it needs a caddy 500 conversion.....
...As far as I know...it is

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: July 15, 2019, 12:53:33 PM »
^^^ Well said!

Or not....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:40:43 AM »
Update: Spent a few days cleaning up the place.

So this year, i have not bush hogged the fields as this was the first year of actual hay production. The deal was that my neighbor would come in and hay off my fields, for free. He gets the hay for his cows, I get the fields cleaned off. Well, it's the middle of July and nothing has happened yet. The red clover has all gone to seed already. I believe the best time to cut it is before that happens.

As a result my place looks like a wilderness, so in spite of the unharvested fields, I started in cleaning out the fencetows of undergrowth. I made a lot of progress, logging hours on Spud pulverizing trees and chopping up limestone. Of course as soon as I started bush-hogging around the barn which is being dismantled, the bush hog broke, throwing a blade which it broke in half. And of course because i own a small John Deere tractor, that, too is broken down and unable to mow grass. 116 hours total on that thing and it is always broken down. I am so tempted to just stop paying for it and toss it in a fire.

In the plus side, I got all the machines refuelled (A cool $300!!!) and a lot of crap cut away from the edges of the fields. Now, in an imaginary world where I own a moser that works, I would be able to mow without driving through a bunch of overhang. But I live in a world where John Deere tractors actually exist, and therefore world crop production is stifled and should the green POC's continue to be sold, we may be looking at world-wide famine!

But that Kubota is a beast. Not one failure, save the detracking when it was new. It just gets beat on and shoves the beating right back into the trees mercilessly.

Of course with no pics, none of this happened, so the post is all theoretical for now...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:52:40 AM »
Had to go early this Am for a physical for the life insurance policy.  I think the wife is getting a plan together to “off me”.


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When the wife buys a big life insurance plan on you alone, start sleepin' with one eye open...

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CIEMR / Fakes!
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:38:36 AM »
Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Inauthenticity


 

An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates.


 

Victor Davis Hanson

July 11, 2019


 

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for years claimed Native American ancestry. An embattled Warren ironically took a DNA test that only proved her critics’ contention that she was no more of Native American heritage than the vast majority of Americans.


 

Another Democratic candidate, Robert Francis O’Rourke, is a rich white male who grew up in affluence. O’Rourke some time ago adopted the name “Beto,” an abbreviation for the Spanish “Roberto.”

The Spanish-speaking, Irish-American O’Rourke, with a wink and nod, has assumed a useful near-Latino identity.


 

That ruse became a caricature in O’Rourke’s 2018 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. The second-generation Cuban-American incumbent, Senator Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, was portrayed by the media as the non-Spanish-speaking “white guy” pitted against the more authentic Irish-American Latino “Beto.”


 

Few would know that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was actually born with the alliterative European name Warren Wilhelm Jr. With today’s politically correct calibrations of avoiding Northern European nomenclature, the Latinate “de Blasio” apparently ranks higher than the overtly German “Wilhelm.”


 

It has long been a populist tradition that presidential candidates downplay their financial success or even fabricate a “born in a log cabin” myth of early poverty and adversity. But recently, Democratic candidates have taken that trope to identity-politics extremes.


 

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasizes his common-man Latino roots. But Castro never spoke fluent Spanish. Castro’s parents were solidly middle-class, and he took Latin and Japanese in school.


 

Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) often poses as a spokesman for the African American inner-city and is hoping to gain the nomination on the strength of his minority bona fides. But Booker grew up in the affluent and nearly all-white suburbs of New Jersey, the child of two IBM executives who sent him to Stanford, after which he became a Rhodes Scholar and Yale Law School graduate.


 

Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attacked former Vice President Joe Biden in a recent debate by claiming that his opposition some 40 years ago to court-mandated busing had endangered her own chance at a good primary-school education. Perhaps. But the city of Berkeley, where Harris briefly lived in as a child before migrating to Canada, was well-integrated. A local school district, not a federal court, instituted the busing program she joined. Both of her parents have Ph.D.s, one a former Stanford professor, the other a scientist who often flew the young Harris to India to visit relatives.


 

Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) is running again as an unapologetic socialist, waging rhetorical class warfare against the haves on behalf of the have-nots. But while Sanders was often underemployed in his earlier years, after a lifetime of public office he is now a millionaire. He reportedly owns three homes and earned nearly $1 million from book royalties in both 2016 and 2017.


 

All of these candidates are running hard against President Donald Trump, the assumed wealthier, whiter, and more toxic male in the White House.


 

Trump may be many things, and he may exaggerate data and fudge facts. But he at least seems authentically Trump. He does not claim to be a poor victim, but instead brags about, or even exaggerates, his billions.


 

Trump does not downplay his politically incorrect Scottish and German background. Instead, he often emphasizes both to the point of overstatement.


 

He always appears with his customary comb-over hair, orange tan, long tie and suit, and he speaks in the same Queens accent whether he is talking to Alabama farmers, West Virginia miners or Michigan auto workers.


 

In contrast, Trump’s Democratic rivals do not seem especially forthcoming about who they are. When convenient, they play down their advanced degrees, the success of their parents, their own advantaged upbringings, successful assimilation and stereotypically bourgeois lives. And based on their attacks on front-runner Biden, they seem to want to distance themselves from anyone upper-middle-class, white, male, heterosexual, Christian or old.


 

Yet at this late date in the American Republic, it is hard to find middle-aged presidential candidates without successful business or political backgrounds, much less any who were or are poor—or who are victimized women or ostracized minorities.


 

No matter. The mantra of the new progressive movement is that racism, misogyny and class oppression are everywhere—and that no one is better acquainted with such endemic hatred than upscale Democratic candidates, who have supposedly lived through such ordeals.


 

No wonder such fantasies so often result in farce.

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:33:30 AM »
Yea totally thought you jammed some kind of turbo in there!

Baylee wishes.....
Allow me to do to you what you so often do to me

Hey, Let's put a LS1 in there. No, wait, an LQ4 with 543 heads n' a cam...or a 500 caddy...

Now someone start discussing the virtues of the LS platform, while someone else suggest putting a 4BT in there, while someone else asks some non-pertinent question about the mutt... ;-)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:25:05 AM »
I’m thinking the green stuff was making Ken nervous so he got rid of some before he became lost in it......
They have a lot of another thing that he will find unusual....WATER

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:23:04 AM »
Nice piece, Don! BTW, you got five rounds there. I 1=WO1, 2=CW2, 3=CW3, 4=CW4, what does round five represent?
Dunno...You expect me to:
1. Remember?
2. Be able to read print that small?

But, heck you have me interested, have to dig it out and investigate...Maybe join-retirement dates???

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D.O.T. / Re: 12 strong movie
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
At 1:54 ish there are some pretty cool chinook scenes
Yep...That's ma boyz!

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »
Budget boosted this the other day.....


The dog?

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UTV's / Re: 2008 Polaris Ranger 700xp (was utv vs quad)
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:10:21 AM »
What is happening to freedom all over this nation?????

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Build Threads / Re: 2001 Excursion Shop Truck / Family Hauler
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:09:02 AM »
^^^^ You boys

Sound like mine

Found then standing nose to nose yesterday, fists balled up

Couple of marks, but no real battle damage

Boys...

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:43:59 AM »
Kalifornia is the model for how the left wants all Americans to live...well, be ruled that is...

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CIEMR / Re: Home Purchasing Joys
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:25:33 AM »
Holy Ta-mo-le!

Mikey, If God is in it, isn't it supposed to be easy???

Almost sorry I said that

Another thought, and forgive me for suggesting. But isn't the whole Chicagoland thing the base issue? Would it perhaps be better to just tank that whole way of life and move far away?

Boone county, KY where I live, for example is in high need of teachers. Now I know you retired...thinking part time/extra cash. Our taxes have to be a third of what you are accustomed to. Walton Verona school system is manned almost entirely by Christian teachers. The regulatory oppressive thing just blankets you folks. I'd wager the regulatory footprint here is probably 90% less. Life is way slower here. Land is W A Y cheaper here.

Dunno, killing yourself in that city/liberal/crime-ridden/always in a hurry lifestyle really worth it?

Time to take another look at it?

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:02:04 AM »
Get the stainless steel ones! I have the standard steel ones om my truck and they rust after a few years, but the work very well with my heavy 5th wheel and no bags.
Too late, I already ordered the set, part number 7310...

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Wood shop evolution
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:42:50 AM »
OK, then! I like it

Thanks!

And for that

I'm rewarding a get out of gettin' fired card

(No physical card as we've recently gone paperless ;-)

So the next time you get banned, restricted, removed from the roles or sanctioned for any reason, just remind me and you'll be forgiven...but just once...

;-)

Do you have some kind of tracking system in lieu of paper? ;) I think I'm up to two or three GOOGFC's now.   :beercheers:
Actually I don't track them

You see, there is an expiration date

Because I'll forget about it PDQ, they expire in 24 hours

You like everyone else should be back to none!

;-)

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:34:39 AM »
The man who actually presented it to me, CW2 Jody Egnor was one of my students and later friend. I poured my heart into this man and he went on to join up the very Special Operations Regiment I had come from. He was killed on a hostage rescue mission against communist guerrillas in the Philippines. They rescued the wife of an American missionary.

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:31:55 AM »
Each cartridge engraved with dates of Rank, WO1, CW2, CW3, CW4 and so forth

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:29:58 AM »
Grips are engraved black onyx. Soldiers wear their combat patch on the right shoulder, their unit of assignment on their left. The electric horse, is 1st Special Operations Command, just known as SOCOM. The screaming Eagle is the 101st Airborne Division, "Screaming Eagles"

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 11, 2019, 09:26:59 AM »
Was this thread about .45's or quoffee, or starbucks or ccw, or???

Anyhow, I said I'd post pics of mine, but I know I have posted them before here somewhere. None the less, he was my retirement gift from the men of the last unit I served with in the Armee...

And a cool thing about this particular lot of 1991's. They were manufactured for GrandPas, a local thing at Ft. Campbell and made from surplus GI parts. So, indeed there is a bit of the Army past embedded in this weapon.

The guys made the case themselves

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:20:14 AM »
Torklift is a customer of mine at work. Doubt I could get anything special outta them though.


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I have this, thanks for suggesting...

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:57:37 PM »
^^^ I'm not exactly sure what just happened

In summary, I can tow at 16K Ok, but it does bounce when hitting a divot in the road for a couple of cycles. I have seen these load carrying wedges do wonders for that. They connect the standard spring pack directly to the overload spring at the bottom of the pack without having the spring pack flex that far. Basically you're just increasing the spring rate of the pack a ton without changing its shape. That way the spring acts like it is totally loaded while at normal resting height, so steering, and headlights, and hopefully, shocks all work at a "normal" height.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmOxnzzZrU0

I'll order a set right now and report on what happens. I think they could be useful to a lot of the folks visiting this forum

I’m curious how they ride w/o a load....
Well, that's the thing. When not carrying, you need to disengage them to make the smooth riding primary spring pack ride independently. Otherwise I Imagine the truck would ride like a dump truck.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 07:54:18 PM »
Don allow me to go on the record.  Just get firestone ride rite and be done with it. Even my dually did that with 4000lbs of Pin weight and cargo. Bags were the answer. 55lbs and it was like it was on rails




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I have bags on it...

And they make all the difference. But that cycling is really moderated from what I saw with those spring things

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 05:40:35 PM »
^^^ I'm not exactly sure what just happened

In summary, I can tow at 16K Ok, but it does bounce when hitting a divot in the road for a couple of cycles. I have seen these load carrying wedges do wonders for that. They connect the standard spring pack directly to the overload spring at the bottom of the pack without having the spring pack flex that far. Basically you're just increasing the spring rate of the pack a ton without changing its shape. That way the spring acts like it is totally loaded while at normal resting height, so steering, and headlights, and hopefully, shocks all work at a "normal" height.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmOxnzzZrU0

I'll order a set right now and report on what happens. I think they could be useful to a lot of the folks visiting this forum

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:38:33 PM »
And we just pulled a trailer with 5.4 tons of dense grade gravel about 20 miles. Going up one hill starting at a stop light my truck was starting to spin the rear tires below 25 mph. We pulled at 70mph on the highway just fine. I did notice some bouncing that would continue for several follow on's, so I think I'm going to purchase those wedge devices that connect the running leaf pack to the overload spring.

Wouldn’t a load leveling hitch be a better solution or convert it to gn.....  :wink:
Nope
I just hate those LL hitches
Using a pry-bar to lever up two scary square bar steel springs and all that junk hanging off the rear of the truck, then on top of all that they are ball hitches whereas I use a pintle. I like to rig and go, then dump the trailer off to use vehicle like a car afterward.

Have you ever heard of these things I was talking about?

Forces your truck to act loaded the whole time they are engaged.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:18:22 PM »
And we just pulled a trailer with 5.4 tons of dense grade gravel about 20 miles. Going up one hill starting at a stop light my truck was starting to spin the rear tires below 25 mph. We pulled at 70mph on the highway just fine. I did notice some bouncing that would continue for several follow on's, so I think I'm going to purchase those wedge devices that connect the running leaf pack to the overload spring.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build part 6
« on: July 10, 2019, 02:15:19 PM »
Have you tested loading the skidsteer in the trailer yet?  I want to hear how it goes.  We actually just bought a 14k dump trailer last week.  Mostly for moving around 80 loads of gravel for a new driveway.  But also thinking it can haul our bobcat.  For me the bobcat weighs 9,700 with the bucket.  So the 14k is plenty.
But remember, the 14K includes the weight of the trailer which I'd bet is 45---low five-thousands. So at 5K for the trailer weight you'd have 9K of total weight you could carry...But you probably knew that.
With my 16K trailer and a 11,500 Skid steer, I just squeaked by within 200 lab (I think) of MGW

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Firearms / Re: 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:11:46 AM »
And boat anchor... ;-))


Blasphemous!  :shocked:
Yea, I don't really mean it
Let me snap a couple pics of the .45 my men gave me when i retired from the Armee, standby

I carried that weapon under my arm for years in the belly of a M60A1 MBT, so yea, I have memories that run deep too.

And if truth be known I have been thinkin' of makin' a statement

On the concealed carry thing

We sneak all this little beanie-babbee gunz into various spots on the body. I am about to say to he__ with all that and hang a double stack 1911 on my hip and call it a day.

No more, "Excuse me, but is that a gun" like I got in Jimmy Johns the other day. Peeps will just know it. It would be nice to see the snowflakes scurrying for safe spots. I could eat in peace with a smile on ma' face! ;-)

So, ya, I repent from any unsavory reference to out revered 1911

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Parenting / Re: You know your kids are growing up...
« on: July 10, 2019, 10:05:02 AM »
1. I hate, just abhor that noise (Mistakenly) called music

2. My oldest pre-ranger is still two years from graduating. He is adamant about not going to a university, but getting his Army career started. He plans to depart home 2 weeks after graduation.

Is there a possibility of her waiting until he is marryin' age??

Pretty please??

In all seriousness, I am and have been very proud of that girl. She is a stand up kid, just happy that young people like her are still around. Good job and kudos to you and your wife...good job.

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Build Threads / Re: 2001 Excursion Shop Truck / Family Hauler
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:59:01 AM »
Good one Ken

Nice catch right there!

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Wood shop evolution
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:35:59 AM »


I got one.  No vacuum attached to it yet


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Yea, I can see how this hood thing would work. I watched the sawdust exit through the cut cycle, and the first 20-30 degrees of swing, the sawdust blows right past the scoop. It catches probably 70% of the dust, but as much as I cut that wee little bit will add up.

Oh, and I just put up my 1955 dewalt radial arm saw for sale. Time to move that beast on to some collector. And it still runs and works!

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Wood shop evolution
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:32:10 AM »
Not to Dave, (Any Dave) of course...just Ryan.

Dave's remain a closely monitored, somewhat endangered species on this forum (Good thing!)

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: Wood shop evolution
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:30:32 AM »
OK, then! I like it

Thanks!

And for that

I'm rewarding a get out of gettin' fired card

(No physical card as we've recently gone paperless ;-)

So the next time you get banned, restricted, removed from the roles or sanctioned for any reason, just remind me and you'll be forgiven...but just once...

;-)

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