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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:06:07 PM »
Since Shawn asked and I didn't want to clutter up Dave's thread anymore than we already had, I got my results from Blackstone back and it would appear that Jiffy Lube is off the hook, one way or another. Everything is consistent with them having put in 5w30 albeit cheap stuff, but not waste oil. (that is unless they were just covering their tracks and changed the oil again before sending Cyndie down the road to their "authorized mechanic." Either way, 6 in one hand 1/2 doz in the other scenario, so I'm going to do a hot flush, run some seafoam and ATF through it, dump new flush mixture in as I'm draining old out, and cycle it once again w/ new fresh oil, filters along the way etc. if it works, I'm back in business and sludge was my culprit all along, if not, I'll probably drop a good used long block in there rather than rebuild the top end of a 193k motor and oil pump... I'll keep y'all updated but for now it's just depressing.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Just get the lube serviced by Jiffy Lube. They'll put in waste oil and the rest will be history

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:19:59 PM »
You know those differential sales guys..... :popcorn:

Just for that, I'll be sponsoring Dave's rebuild when he finds the bad bearings.   :tongue:


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:18:33 PM »
Also could be pinion bearings :cry: Get the rear axle up on jackstands and have the wife accelerate then let off the gas and listen near the pinion support. Deceleration noise is typically loss of preload and bearings buzzing while the pinion gear runs in an "off" spot on the ring gear coast side.

Am i the only one that finds that method a bit odd....?

- put rear axle on jack stands

- stick entire body under said vehicle

- have WIFE put it in drive (and hope its not reverse)

- smash gas pedal (pray shes not pissed at you or been watching too many murder tv shows)

- then listen for noise with head next to axle

?

Only strange to those with Ex's I suppose :shocked:

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:16:09 PM »
I have 1/16th Montana Blackfoot lineage. enough to claim tribal rights if I chose to. I don't, because I'm not a darn native, I'm just some white guy who's also Welsh/Scotch/Irish/French/Russian, and I only claim to be an AMERICAN. She's a 1/4 of my worth and trying to make something out of it? There's a reason POTUS mocks you... (insert Red Foreman catch phrase here)

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:00:19 PM »
I got you.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:34:07 AM »
Also could be pinion bearings :cry: Get the rear axle up on jackstands and have the wife accelerate then let off the gas and listen near the pinion support. Deceleration noise is typically loss of preload and bearings buzzing while the pinion gear runs in an "off" spot on the ring gear coast side.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 17, 2018, 10:13:38 AM »
mmm.... porcini rubbed rib eye with balsamic glaze....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 08, 2018, 11:46:09 AM »
Don,

I'm so sorry to hear that, for all of you.

Mikey,

Good luck, keep us updated.

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 05, 2018, 04:43:12 PM »
Check these guys out JR. https://www.aalbubrothers.com/ they did the re-arch on my 8" lift springs for the Wagoneer. They are OLD SCHOOL, grumpy, dirty, and the shop usually has a pile of misc stuff laying around, but their tools are always meticulously clean and organized. That tells me all I needed to know. Plus I drive past them on my way home and could check in on the build before they ship out.

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:46:56 AM »
Hey, you quit that sense making talk there Charles!

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 03, 2018, 12:14:43 PM »
Mike,

Mental health is probably the worst thing I've had to deal with in my own life. Between my sister and my stepson your experience is ever present in my mind. One really bad day and one really bad decision and it could be over. I'm sorry that you have to experience this, and that he thought it was his only option at the time. He is the only one that will truly ever know if he'd accepted God's love, but in these scenarios, with an all loving God and the mass of doctrinal differences of opinion out there, I like to think about Christ ministering to the dead during after his death and before his resurrection. I don't know what the ultimate resolution is from that, but it gives me comfort somehow. I don't want to simply offer condolences or try to imagine how you must be feeling, but if this helps in anyway, then I've succeeded in being a friend. God bless you and your family and give you comfort in His love. I feel like He's hurting for you and your son as well.

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Build Threads / Re: 1991 Suburban Build for a flip. Former 6BT candidate.
« on: October 03, 2018, 09:50:11 AM »
While you're in there, check the flywheel and cam gear for missing teeth or hairline cracks.

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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:18:45 AM »
I remember when this started to be more common on passenger cars back in the old les schwab days. usually RR would waste away the fastest, (hard cornering lefts are more common, making the outside rear wheel the one that gets the brake pressure to limit slippage). we'd see a lot of GM and mopars, Grand Ams and Intrepid and stratus cars with the same issues. 1/2 ton ram pickups were really bad and the customer wouldn't even notice until the ABS light came on and we'd find rivets cutting through the rotors. Shawn is right, to completely shut it off you'd need to mod it with a physical switch interrupting the signal.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:45:59 PM »
This tubing is fine

Take a look at this YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvDxsOE-YOc

Mine is an open system with a vent to the atmosphere

You can?t trust that guy in the video.....


He?s white and male!  :tongue:


Bwahahahahahahahahaha!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:21:31 PM »
I like the rug. It really ties the room together :tongue:

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Build Threads / Re: What do you do with a 2006, 115k DMax,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:16:41 AM »
Gears, lockers, axle shafts, I've got them all in Fresno, just let me know what you're looking for JR.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:21:55 PM »
Looking really really nice there Bob. Enjoy!

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats your preferred beverage of choice
« on: September 21, 2018, 06:11:05 PM »
Buffalo Trace, Knobb Creek, and last night I tried some Basil Hayden's dark rye. Other than that I like a good IPA and Arrogant Bastard has my attention at this moment.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:26:46 PM »
Dave it might be worth trying a hot mixed top coat of clear in a test area and see if it helps cure the stuff underneath and hardens


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Yeah that?s pretty much a no go.  The next layer would cure on top and not penetrate. Plus it?s long past it?s recoat time frame of 16 hours. Surface needs sanded which can?t happen with wet paint, Guy is pretty hosed now


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Weren't you doing industrial coatings at one time professionally, as in you're the resident expert??? And he did NOT take your advice?? What, you date his daughter in the past or something? That'd be like me asking Chief how to break AG equipment and then doing what Shawn told me instead. Looks like he's got himself a lot of scraping work ahead of him.

 :popcorn: ROFL

Hey, in this guys defense wasn?t Dave the guy with concrete flat work issues awhile back?

I think Dave's concrete issues were sub-moron related, not so much self inflicted like this poor soul.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 20, 2018, 04:35:09 PM »
Dave it might be worth trying a hot mixed top coat of clear in a test area and see if it helps cure the stuff underneath and hardens


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Yeah that?s pretty much a no go.  The next layer would cure on top and not penetrate. Plus it?s long past it?s recoat time frame of 16 hours. Surface needs sanded which can?t happen with wet paint, Guy is pretty hosed now


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Weren't you doing industrial coatings at one time professionally, as in you're the resident expert??? And he did NOT take your advice?? What, you date his daughter in the past or something? That'd be like me asking Chief how to break AG equipment and then doing what Shawn told me instead. Looks like he's got himself a lot of scraping work ahead of him.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:48:21 PM »
Now that I'm concerned w/ all things oil related, please explain what that is and what it does?   

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 19, 2018, 12:02:50 PM »
TY gents

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:44:11 AM »
Thanks guys, all those suggestions are now in play. I neglected to mention that my co-worker is a ase certified mechanic with his own business licensed and bonded that his father in law manages. He agrees the motor is most likely OK and on paper, he's doing all the work. What I still don't know is who I should send the oil off to for analysis?

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:01:17 PM »
Sorry, late to the party. Is the motor actually damaged or just the pickup plugged? Or you don?t know yet?
I think JR hit it on the head in his earlier post and the pickup is clogged from debris. we'll know hopefully this weekend, but it went from no pressure, and pretty healthy lifter clack, to some oil pressure and barely noticeable tick after 2 days of sitting at the shop. I'm leaning metal is not from my motor and probably still salvageable. we'll drop the pan and mechanically clean the pickup and inspect the o ring as well as run some seafoam and new, known clean oil through it and see what happens.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:30:15 PM »
tate, have you spoken with any sort of legal professional about this?

Negative. I haven't gone there yet. right now I'm working on getting it off their "authorized mechanic's" lot, since he's unable or unwilling to make a definitive statement either way. (doesn't want to rock the boat and upset his steady work supplier) and my co worker and I are going to try to get the pan dropped and do a real inspection possibly this weekend. I need a vehicle, so I may have to settle with getting it fixed and going after them after the fact because I'm sure a their tactic would be to drag their heels until I go away.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 18, 2018, 01:25:57 PM »
I?d keep a sample of that oil and have an analysis done. Might be handy as evidence.


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So they are fighting me on this. "Well you know Mr Hudson, that vehicle DOES have a lot of miles on it and when engine components fail there is a lot of fire and metal there that could make the oil look dirty, and the oil pan plug and filter were tight and the oil level was full so I'm failing to see where we are at fault here". Before I let him know what I thought of his assessment, and his assumptions of me as a consumer, and the fact that I have been in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years,  I let him know I would be sending the oil in for analysis. Where do you guys suggest I turn for this? a scant molecule of diesel oil and I would think I could prove my theory of them using waste oil in my Yukon.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:27:44 AM »
Maybe just get it fixed (need the car right?) and hand them the bill. With what you have in hand it would be a slam dunk in small claims.
Depending on their response today or tomorrow that is probably going to be the plan. Right now, my mechanic friends and the shop it's sitting at think the metal is most likely from the waste oil and likely what clogged up the pickup tube. especially since the day after arriving at the shop he started it in the morning and the ticking was very light and oil pressure was fluctuating again, since gravity likely allowed some of the sludge to fall from the pickup tube screen. all very hopeful things, I know.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 12, 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
My bet is accidentally pumped waste oil in, metal clogged my pickup. I'm not paying a dime until I get confirmation they're going to make it right. until then, I have the pint of garbage oil and my attorney at the ready.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:01:45 PM »
Jiffy Lube re-cap/update

Date of service, 8/17/18.
Date of failure, 8/24/18 w/ 75 miles. (oil pressure sensor starts fluctuating up and down with RPM and setting off warning bells.)
Parked until I could get a look at it sunday when I saw black oil dripping down the side of the filter. Thinking it may be a double gasket scenario they tell her to bring it by on Wed to look at it. halfway there, (less than 6 miles) oil pressure drops to zero and alarms are going off, but she keeps driving because, well, she was told to. they get it on the rack, check the filter and dipstick and send her down the street to their authorized mech. he throws a known good filter on it and has fluctuating pressure issues as before, so we schedule to get it on the rack and drop the oil pan to inspect which JL is already fighting to pay for. He starts with draining the oil and then calls me and sends me these pics. total less than 85 miles and 8 days of active driving since the oil was changed and it looks like used diesel oil... I'm waiting on a call back from the district manager today, and I would say wish me luck, but at this point I should probably add him to the prayer list for hearing damage...

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 11, 2018, 06:13:09 PM »
Calm down Mike, count, one, two, three...

Then swing and connect..... :tongue:

 Hey, it works on the range.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:07:49 PM »
So I tried a new technique. 

Put lump charcoal in the chimney. Get it roaring hot down to red hot coals.

Set the steaks on the grill and place the chimney ON TOP like a salamander and go exactly 90 seconds. Flip steak. 90 more seconds. This time while the 90 seconds is going put another grate on top of the chimney.

After the second 90 seconds lift the chimney and place the steak on top of the chimney on the aforementioned grate. Cover with metal bowl. Set timer for 1 minute. After one minute flip and cover again for one minute.

Remove and tent with foil and let rest. Perfect medium rare with any 1 1/2 inch steak



And yes. Those are unicorn paper plates with matching napkins.


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That sounds like some Alton Brown tech. Great looking steak!

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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: September 10, 2018, 12:52:54 PM »

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:23:48 PM »
Tate, you guys up there don't have too much for setback rules I take it.

Grandfathered in on the setback from the bulkhead, and the previous owners bought back the easement from the county on the road when parking became scarce. a few feet off the fog line, and I'm still 15' off the crown of the road and would fit a big enough garage for the Yukon or the boat and possibly a little extra mother in law apartment up above. height restrictions are 35" and under for us.

But first I need a running truck, and my contractor money back. baby steps

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:45:54 PM »
Yeah, not having a garage has been trying lately...

Is there a plan for that? As capable as you are & thinking long term surely there were considerations when you guys purchased that beautiful view?

We were supposed to have had remodeled the boat house/enclosed carport already into two bedrooms and have been working on the garage but now I'm spending my time serving papers on my former contractor to get my $$ back and maintain the permits I had pending while trying to find another contractor to fill in... 1st pic shows where the roof line will carry to the right with scissor trusses converting the long flat roof to the additional bedrooms. second pic shows the space along side the fence to the fog line that we own the rights too where the garage would go.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:28:11 PM »
corner joint in the foreground.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:27:18 PM »
Yeah, not having a garage has been trying lately...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 31, 2018, 01:51:07 PM »
I think it was supposed to be "Rodham"...

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:02:21 AM »
OK I'll play. Friday before last the wife takes the Yukon to Jiffy lube for an oil change. 4 days later, my oil pressure drops to nil, and only comes up under acceleration. she makes it home, but is starting to get lifter clack. Oil level is good, but there's black oil dripping from the filter, so I'm thinking they didn't change the filter out and it's clogged/collapsed, double gasketed and sucking air, any number of things that would be throwing off oil pressure. we live 5 min away so she drives it in yesterday and they send her down the street to their authorized repair facility, (a shop I sell parts to) and they tell her this is the 2nd rig from them in 2 weeks with the same issues and the motor will likely have damage. For an 04 Yukon Denali 6.0L w/ 198K on it, a failed sensor or even oil pump is not outside the realm of possibility, but prior to the oil change 40psi on startup and 35 avg after coming to temp consistent as the rising sun, then 4 days later zero? C'mon man I was born at night but not last night. Of course J.L. is preemptively denying any fault and tried to pin it on my wife by telling her she did the damage for driving after the light came on, but she traveled a very short distance and didn't drive it at all until they told her to bring it in as it was "most likely just a sensor". Course, this is all via text message while I'm cooking at the pub last night...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:17:13 PM »
"snap a pichur of yo sef!" "It's time to take off tha leash!"

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D.O.T. / Re: Sara Sanders lip reading
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:52:28 AM »
Wait, is this about the bugs?

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:34:21 AM »
Yes, all of that. Running quick while cresting a good size swell and the back end exits for just a second or comes close to the surface and cavitates. I trim after getting up on plane, nose up a couple degrees helps w/ speed and control, and prevents the nose from dipping below the swell lines when it drops back down.

Side note; I might just leave the trim tab and fin thing alone with that information. (for me, not you JR). with smaller sections of wood being suspect, I don't want to strain the transom more than I have to. We really try not to run in bad weather anyhow.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 27, 2018, 04:28:43 PM »
I don?t disagree with her being on her own.  I think here are more cons to her being as close as she is.   The talk of home for dinner has already had to be squashed twice
I just know that it will be a continual battle to keep her being self sufficient otherwise our house will be a crutch not a sufficient learning experience

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Or when she rolls up to "visit" while momma does her laundry and loads her pantry.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New to me Chaparral 1800 SCL
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:01:31 PM »
I am trying to keep the $$ to the basics, haven't really cleaned it up yet.

Nice is the fixes are easy so far and I have been around boats enough to hopefully keep out of trouble.

To be continued, still feels like the first day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,  :beercheers:

I did some research and I have the same prop. Same motor, same outdrive. I'm 19' and 18" wider. with 4 adults and 4 kids on board I have two moms and two kids up front, dad and two kids in the back and me in the middle. trim all the way down, 3/4 throttle hole shot and I'm up on plane in about 5-10 seconds depending on wind and current. couldn't be happier with it, but I'd like to be able to plane w/ less throttle, and have thought about fin, but think trim tabs that don't weaken the outdrive structure might be better suited, especially for me in the heavy chop sometimes. it's no fun when the back end crests a dip at full throttle and RPMs scream at you for that split second.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:02:48 AM »
Don, Sophie and I have a cup together on the weekends too. mostly milk and chocolate syrup, but she does like here little coffee here and there. I got her fishing with me the other night and boy did I open a can of worms, (figuratively). I didn't have a rod for here so I broke out my light tackle trout rod/spinning real combo and she figured out how to cast with the bale correctly in 3 tries. the surf perch were all over the place, so we started catch and release for about 2 hrs. she casts straight, and about 30 yards consistently. So I bought her 1st rod and reel combo, a bunch of salmon gear and we have a date Saturday and Sunday morning on the little boat. Hopefully the smoke clears so it's not so nasty out. Looking forward to coffee and fishing with my daughter until soapbox comes around again.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: August 22, 2018, 04:18:56 PM »
It was magnetic to the kids, so I'm assuming he'd have hit it dead center

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:56:53 PM »
More..

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: August 22, 2018, 01:56:19 PM »
Last weekend was a brutal two days of Soapbox Derby Rally racing. It's a points building race, and you can gather enough to go to nationals in OH, but in reality it's just off season practice driving for 90% of the attendees. We had kids come all the way up from OR and CA though, so the draw was there. Sophie made 3 heats in the primary before she went down to consolation and then was throttled by her 1st competitor. We had a great time though and all the driving paid off because she took 3rd on Sunday.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:12:12 AM »
I hate you.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: August 21, 2018, 10:56:24 AM »
https://emfballjoints.com/products/emf-oversized-body-03-15-dodge-ram-2500-3500-upper-ball-joint-pair just run these and fuggetaboutit. Tack welds are for hack chevy installs Phil :tongue:

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