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At least, you know the quality of the clean-up, paint job and the replaced parts you're able to get assembled.  Wherever you end up taking it should be able to tell you the what and why it wouldn't work together and you can pack-up the left overs and ship to the company of origin and tell them to credit your account or you'll dispute the entire charges through your "plastic" financial company, and post your results via the old site and this one!

Remember that all things happen for a purpose-

CIEMR / Re: Is that BO I smell?
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:47:14 PM »
LOVE Sheriff Joe!  We ought to elect more sheriffs like him across the country!

Firearms / Re: Glock 22 $309
« on: November 21, 2014, 07:44:51 PM »
Some of the best learning from those SKS's is cleaning off the cosmoline; just when you think it's all gone, you shoot it and discover the piston assembly squirts quite a bit when you forget about cleaning it outta there! ::)

Classifieds / Tires Needed
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:47:33 PM »
Looking to replace the tires on my 2012 Duramax and need to stay within the E load range.  Stock tires have served me well (265/70R18 Michellin LTX)

Hoping somebody has some they've changed out for more aggressive tires and are looking to sell. 

My truck sees asphalt and an occasional mulch bed; on rare occasion a farm field or forest road chasing various winged prey with the dogs.

Firearms / Re: What shotgun do you guys prefer?
« on: November 20, 2014, 07:19:39 AM »
My reaction to your load order is to eliminate the second round of #2 adding another slug- if the first load of shot doesn't dissuade a bruin, it's gonna get ugly, and slug placement under duress is gonna be iffy as the time distance factor decreases. :-\

Faith Discussion / Re: prayers requested
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:14:23 PM »
Hey Nate-

How's Ken doing?

Yea, girly font- bummer, everything else about it looks good!

Big difference in axles for sure, but the stockers weren't that whimpy looking!  Kinda like killing haji with a 30-06 or a .50 Cal Barrett............really dead or mushy parts........still dead!

I'm start un to think you hang pictures in the house for the Frau with a 3lb maul....... ::)

CIEMR / Re: Islam in the national Cathedral!
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:12:48 AM »

CIEMR / Re: Northern Lights
« on: November 18, 2014, 07:01:21 AM »
Very cool photos- when you see it live, it's REALLY wild and captivating!

General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: Glow Plug Replacement LBZ
« on: November 17, 2014, 07:05:43 AM »
Nice work- ugly conditions to work with with all that rock dust to contend with!  Not sure on the newer system, but early 90's glow plugs, you needed to replace all 8 or the variance in resistance between old plugs and new would lead to an early demise of all of them again...... :(

Alright. back from Vegas/SEMA, I'm stepping in here to throw my hat in the ring. YZLD60-3-35 YK D60-F YHC70001 YP KP-001 AK D60-F ARBRDCKMA12 and YSPSP-028 are already in your possession for C-MAX and will fit nicely with the 3.54 gears that you SHOULD keep. the only thing you're short is the chromoly axle kit with 35 spline upgraded outers, YA W26028 including the SuperJoints will finish you off nicely. This combo gives you:
An air operated selectable locker built with fully forged chromoly case and internals
An air compressor that you have already installed under the bed
The front differential master overhaul kit with king pin rebuild kits and hub bearing/seal kits for both sides
Yukon Hardcore locking hubs that make the factory hubs look like toys
4340 hardened chromoly axles and 25% larger than stock competition level u/joints that are rebuildable. we're talking King of the Hammers desert racing level joints.
This is also a very handy tool: http://www.ringpinion.com/Calculators/Calc_RPM.aspx
you can click the "transmission gear ratio chart" link and bring up your trans, enter gear ratio, tire size, speed and trans ratio and get RPM at any chosen combination.
You can always get more fun stuff for C-MAX when she's ready.

And BOOM!  The answer is clear, concise, accurately stated and given with the authority of someone who knows what he's talking about..............of course I have no idea if it's accurate, 'cause to me, it's like the first time I saw Molon Labe written in.....Greek!  With my Kindergarten understanding of the technical aspects of rear-ends etc. I'm giving it two thumbs up!  Best part is that Don could be elbow deep in it in no time with things being "on hand!

We've missed you Tate!

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New Guy From Maine
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:24:54 PM »
hey now, I am 6'2".

Yea but no one wants to tease the guy who cooks the food. Nothing good comes of this.

With Nate being 6'2" AND the cook......I'm not teasing!  Chili can hide a world of "revenge"...

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New Guy From Maine
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:21:31 AM »
Welcome Nate.
So let's get this...
Nate, Nate
Mike, Mike, Mike

Oh boy.

But welcome to the fray!

You're a day early, tomorrow is hump day.......... ;)

Build Threads / Re: 1998 Jeep XJ
« on: November 11, 2014, 09:19:02 AM »
Bear has grown into one handsome boy!  Had a '94 like that, fun vehicle, but tippy when elevated much.  Great motor with plenty of power for its size and good mileage for a 6 cyl.  Looking forward to seeing it all transform!

Leave it (as far as ratios go). You'll have plenty of torque to push those tires while maintaining mileage....which is hugely important when fuel reserves become a precious commodity.

But, I have little experience when it comes to the strength of dodge axles after adding power.....maybe they're known for becoming metal splinters when you step on the fuel lever, IDK.

I can speak to the 70's vintage Mopar axels, they're stout and handle torque and abuse -in over 15 years of dirt track with my Dad, only broke one axel and that was under full throttle when another car used my rear wheel for his brakes - stuffing his bumper into the rim.  It snapped the axel end at the spline at the gear assembly.  Unless they changed designs significantly, I'd leave it as is for now and put that modification down for your SECOND oil change.....  ;D  I would go with the upgrades outer parts like hubs etc. though!

CIEMR / Thank you Veterans!
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:29:31 AM »
For your voluntary service to our Nation, those of us who didn't/couldn't serve, thank everyone of you who answered the call and were/are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to procure the freedoms we all enjoy.

We also humbly remember and honor those who've paid the true cost of our freedom; God bless their families and friends deprived of their presence.

Thank you & God Bless you all-


Site Rules & Introductions / Re: New Guy From Maine
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:12:29 AM »
Hello everyone, name?s Nate. I migrated over from Duramax Forum. I enjoyed it for a while but was turned off by the number of people posting about fancy wheels and how they don?t like Dodge?s with the mirrors flipped up; not really my style. I was  born and raised in the backwoods of Maine with what I consider to be true family values. My plan is to pass those values onto my children and hopefully do my part in reversing the decline of American society. I hope to learn/contribute here as every responsible member of a group should. Sorry for the long intro, happy to be here.

Welcome and don't apologize for a long anything, this site started over a prolonged oil change!  Do it once and do it right!

I'm thinking Nate (Cookie) and "Little Nate", especially if our new Nate is 6'2"+  ;)

« on: November 10, 2014, 04:13:58 PM »
Were you all aware that Thomas Jefferson declared war on the Barbary Pirates (Islam) and was therefore responsible for the creation of the Marine Corps.?  This conflict also coined the term "Leatherneck" due to the heavy leather collar on their uniform to protect them from beheading while boarding ships from the Saracen's Swords?

Marines: Excellent cure for the common Muslim Infection (Take 2 and call me when they're mourning) 

Hate to see this SNAFU side-lining you- it's one type of frustration when it's your mistake/error, it's really frustration supreme when it's THEIR screw-up after you've done your due diligence and you still can't get things squared!

Find someone with an old beer can collection and make what we (as kids) called a polish cannon!  3 beer cans needed along with an old school can/bottle opener.

1st can- use pointy end to go around top of (steel) can, creating what looks like a star pattern, leaving space between holes.  At base of can, create your "touch hole" where you'll light the match.

2nd can- ventilate top and bottom the same way as the top of can 1.  Align holes of can 1 with holes in bottom of can 2 and secure with electrical tape joining along circumference (rim) with about 3 full wraps.  Wraps should be tight too-

3rd can- ventilate bottom as in can 2, then cut out top using soup can opener.  Attach to top of can 2 with holes aligned and tape the same way with electrical tape in previous step.

Take liquid "lighter fluid" like for a Zippo and squirt generously down opening, shake assembly like a spray can with opening down, stuff tennis ball in top.  Place on pavement and light match and touch it off at the "touch hole" and BOOM!

Tennis ball will fly airborne and nearly disappear from sight!  :o

You could attach thin line to tennis ball and you can hand-hold it like a bazooka and aim at upper limbs of tree, friends on bikes, sisters or brothers.....so on!

VERY IMPORTANT TO USE STEEL CANS AND NOT ALUMINUM!  With practice, you can really find the optimal amount of lighter fluid, shaking etc. and launch that sucker really far, along with some of your hearing.  As kids, local gas station must have pegged us as arsonists with the amount of lighter fluid we went through!  ;)

Firearms / Re: What shotgun do you guys prefer?
« on: November 06, 2014, 06:13:04 PM »
Depends on make-up of your walls of the house- wood frame and wall board is not going to stop slugs or 00 buck.  If that's what you have, consider who else is in the house you don't want to potentially hit.  I lean towards # 4 bird shot in "3 12g.

Tech/Electronics / Re: SEMA 2014
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:30:05 PM »

No on video- and I'm using an iPhone as well.  Any price on trailer?

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Microwave trick
« on: November 06, 2014, 11:02:47 AM »
Oh boy, you want to see me have to pull out the "tape" to close a wound eh!  Gotta go to bad section of Elgin to storage to take pretty photo to remove demerit and possibly create a new post about stand your ground law and concealed carry procedures......or a recipe for tamales and salsa for meals on the run?!

Tech/Electronics / Re: SEMA 2014
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:40:28 AM »
I see a lot of similarities between Don's builds and those trucks!  Exoskeleton bugger bars, bead locks, TAC Topper and even an extension ladder! 

That 360 of yours is a very capable motor- can make it a stroker motor and push the compression and displacement up around 410 cu without much trouble and with the right cam, intake and carb set-up get plenty of torque and a wide power band on the upper end around 6500 rpm.  Raced a dirt car with one using 727 torque-flite in low gear, on 10" dirt tires with a miller locked "posi" on a 1/3 mile track.  Plenty of torque- enough to launch a 4000lb car airborne for couple hundred feet down the straight away...... Ask me how I know- Lol!

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Microwave trick
« on: November 06, 2014, 08:38:15 AM »
So after having the turn-table glass rattle around and end up all outta wack each time I towed somewhere, I cut a paper towel tube to length to solve the issue.  Well, that only works for so long and you must replace it.  Finally ended up with a much better alternative - pool noodles!  Cut a chunk to a little longer than needed and wedge it upright between the top of the microwave and the glass turntable!  No rattle or breakage!

Tech/Electronics / Re: SEMA 2014
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:34:47 PM »
QUICK, let's sneak over to his laboratory.....err garage and dirty up the floors and tear down his 360 for him!  Double D (Dolly) must be feeling lonely not being wrenched on!

You don't think he's trying to run a scam to get it done over on "OverHauled" do you?  :o

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hello From the Wet West Coast
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:22:02 PM »
Welcome (a warm and dry one)  ;D

CIEMR / Inner Voices
« on: November 05, 2014, 09:19:58 PM »
There's a country song by Chris Young, titled "Voices" that speaks of dwelling on and heading the words spoken to us by our parents and grand parents throughout our, and their lives.  Often, we don't remember them until they're gone, or a life event reminds us of the hidden truths of their advice and sage axioms.

The Holy Spirit is also an inner voice that inhabits our minds from the moment of our salvation, until we're called into the presence of The Lord.  At times, it roars and rings in our ears like a trumpet and is hard to ignore or miss, at other times, it comes as a whisper as soft as smoke passing your ear.

It's that sudden urge to call someone we haven't spoken to for way too long.  A sudden impulse to extend a hello, good morning or simply smile at a stranger.  Perform a random act of anonymous kindness, or recognize someone publicly for things often overlooked.  We are moved to take a leap of faith, share with a stranger what we may "feel" they need, be it material or words- that unexplainable urge to act.

Far too often, we hear instead, the words of impatience, anger and selfishness......Satan speaks to us as well.  I know I've been tempted in word, thought and flesh daily my entire conscious life!  We need to hear and acknowledge that voice and answer it with an emphatic NO.

"Lord, open my ears that I may hear, embolden my spirit that I may act, strengthen my mind that I may know, and soften my heart so that I may feel and share your love!" -Amen

May we all act upon our Godly inner voices as we build this community, here online and where we live!  Do something you might have thought about or feel moved to right after you read this- God Bless you and those around you!  :)

That falls under the "even a blind squirrel finds a nut, now and then" category of devine intervention there Don!  Don't kid yourself, you've got skills-

Speaking of Squirrels, wasn't there some "Secret Squirrel" guy over on DMax?

CIEMR / Re: A letter from a son to his father:
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:54:52 PM »
We need to remember that the Kurds were originally set to oust Saddam BEFORE any of the gulf wars and were told by the US that we'd back them- then our government reneged and Saddam gassed them!

It's surprising they'll even talk with us after that- we need to pray that Israel takes the reins and does what our King Barrack won't, as a Musloid, determined to deliver us up to the enemy.      >:(

G and C Guns / Re: G&C Guns
« on: November 02, 2014, 08:53:33 AM »
Love it- Tanerite sitting in the front window!  :o

CIEMR / Re: Quotes...Pilot stuff
« on: November 01, 2014, 05:46:02 PM »
The only one not attributed to somebody, that if read by the Household 6, will result in lumps to the side of your head on her strong side!

CIEMR / Re: Quotes...Pilot stuff
« on: November 01, 2014, 10:50:06 AM »
WHAT.....you aren't going a to sign your quote? Lol!

Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax Silverado Build Thread [Part 1]
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:09:27 PM »
Ohhhh, the TAC-Topper......wait till you see the Pre-Rangers make the final modifications! :o

Firearms / Re: A Basic Survival Rifle
« on: October 31, 2014, 02:00:28 PM »
Armadillo...........there is NO hungry enough...lead before armadillo!

CIEMR / Re: Shooting at Marysville High School
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:13:27 AM »
As a High School teacher, it is a sad situation and state of affairs!

We've taught kids and adults that "they're wonderful" no matter what they do, or don't do!  Education "theorists" want teachers to give kids points for doing "nothing" as a zero grade is mathematically "unfair" and puts them in a grade "hole" that's diff il to get out of.....?!?

You "must be careful" not to damage their "self-esteem" and feed into the "everyone gets a trophy" mindset with all we do..........

We wonder why kids/people snap?  The damn real-world jumps up and treats them REAL and they have NO EXPERIENCE with adversity and conflict or being told.......NO, I/we don't like you or your actions!  Your ideas and beliefs are out of touch, and WE reject them, so they get mad and "act out" because they don't know anything other then getting their own way for the majority of their lives.

PARENTS need to WAKE-UP and tell their school administrations that this bull-crap needs to STOP, because they WONT listen to teachers who tell them factually based "opinions" that the over the top, touchy feely crap has ruined generations!

ADD TO THAT, that they foolishly believe that by "forbidding guns" in schools make them safe.......?  At least my Principal (woman) is secretly glad I've got CCW permit and "have it in my car" secured....as is our School Police Officer!

CIEMR / Re: OK, someone had to be first,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
« on: October 28, 2014, 09:13:28 PM »
Wore mine proudly in Ionia, MI this week(end) at the ABC Gun Dog Nationals and got some very positive feedback.  Will have to look at posted photos of the event to see if there's a cameo in there! 8)

Firearms / Re: What shotgun do you guys prefer?
« on: October 23, 2014, 10:26:17 AM »
Traded my .357's, highly worked wheel guns, for this TAC Mossy. Shooting slugs it'll wack the crap outta ya. I guess 25 at one sitting was too much?  Then turned around and shot sporting clays with it same day and beat my buddy w him using his o/u.  Lol- fun gun, but wicked kicking w/ slugs!

Ammo & Reloading / Re: .300 Win Mag...decisions
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:28:40 PM »
Ever heard of a .264 Win Magnum?

It's my fav long range gun

With a 140 gr I think it might edge out the .300 at distance...

I have one in a Remington 700BDL I purchased from the Rod and Gun club in Kitzengen, Germany in the 80's

Borrowed one for deer hunt in Missouri 16 years ago from a co-worker.  Had OLD 4x scope on it and while sighting it in ran outta adjustment so practiced 'tucky windage at 100yrds to punch a hole in a quarter which I gave to the owner when I returned the gun.  He just grinned looking at it.

On the deer at 100yrds. It never took another step with a mushy heart and lung condition and a quarter sized exit wound.  Really liked the gun, round and performance, but getting ammo readily was a challenge, but then again, only used one after sight-in rounds!  Had a muzzle break- won't EVER use one again hunting without ear plugs!  Most damage I've ever felt to my hearing when I touched that round off in the tree stand!

Wow, like seeing an old friend, New material on Square D!  Thanks for sharing and glad you're back to building.........was scared ya were getting good at being a DOT!

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Craigslist Compressor Rebuild
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:34:40 PM »

Beautiful job!  Like the feet as inspired by Dons Square D bed mount isolators.  Can't wait to see Double D project start to clutter that pristine space with frenetic modifications and restoration - don't forget to change fluids while you're at it! ;D

Bikes & Motorcycles / Re: DR-650 Build Thread Part 1
« on: October 20, 2014, 09:37:38 PM »
You can do a better job spraying Don!  Vinyl wouldn't hold up with gas and brush busting tearing it up.  You can also spray through mesh to give it small textural over-spray pattern after you give it a free spray, base pattern, can job.  :o

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Saw this on Woot
« on: October 20, 2014, 03:31:34 PM »
Good starting point, that's for sure.  Better than having nothing for certain. Hammock is pretty much a throw away without zip-up bug netting or waterproof cover.  High heat loss suspended too.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Fire in a bag
« on: October 19, 2014, 10:45:15 PM »
Have you thought about vacuum sealing some steel wool/dryer lint and adding a 9V battery in an old camera film canister? Press the steel wool onto both terminals on the battery, will light it. Dryer lint will catch easy as well.

Bobby's onto something...fire starting...

Another thing

If you know where an old dead pine tree is, take a hatchet and hack into the base
Smell the chunk you hacked out
Smells like turpentine, right?
Well that's because that's what it is
pine wood is saturated with it, in the stumps of trees.
While wondering aimlessly around the forests around Ft. Bragg. I'd use that stuff for the next fire
Carry in a plastic bag or it will irritate your skin...especially around your private junk...ya, don't ask the Warrant Officer how he knows that...

Always enjoyed lighting the ol Christmas tree on a bonfire - one winter collected all the leftovers off a nearby tree lot to use as snow fence of sorts on a farm I lived on.  Early that spring it started a fire outside and got a few hours of kicks tossing them on the fire, one or two at a time! ::)

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Fire in a bag
« on: October 18, 2014, 09:17:54 PM »
YOU are going to BUY a stove?  Get two 30gal or larger steel drums and build a double barrel stove!  Max BTU's and you can Segway off this thread!  Had one in a suburban Chicago garage for winter race car building and it'd run you out if you over loaded or over damped it.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Fire in a bag
« on: October 17, 2014, 01:55:11 PM »
I took a cedar fence board and plained it into curly strips for tinder.  Took another 4 and split them into thin sticks.  Put 1/4 of the tinder into each vacuum bag and sealed them. Even if a board should break the seal, everything stays put and dry! :)

Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hellos from WA
« on: October 16, 2014, 07:17:28 AM »
Welcome Kyle-

Glad you're here, dive right in!

Morning Nate!


Firearms / Re: Broke my Glock
« on: October 16, 2014, 07:01:56 AM »

I'm an unapologetic Glock fanboy (as long as you replace the trigger disconnect with a Ghost Rocket)

What is a Ghost Rocket and why use one?

Firearms / Re: A Basic Survival Rifle
« on: October 16, 2014, 06:59:44 AM »
Nice set-up there!

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