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  1. Seems like the Marines has most of your interest.... go for it. Interesting how life turns out...In 1972 I also went into them using their delayed entry program. At that time signing up for 2 years was a sure fire way to become an infantryman. But signing up for more years, the more desirable MOS's were available. In signed up for 4 years with my understanding the Marines would teach me the trade of heavy equipment operator. Little did I know that "heavy equipment operator" was one of many other MOS's that people signing up for 4 years were assigned to. About a week before gr
    6 points
  2. I think there is some lag with a boost gauges (mechanical has line to pressurize, electrical has processing) Instead of relying on the MAP sensor and Dodge ECM....use the Quadzilla. Hook your pressure sensor (fuel) up to your intake side to get boost #'s that are more accurate and is scaled to 100psi. Then you can datalog with Boost pressure #'s under the FUEL heading. Then use a mechanical fuel pressure gauge for fuel.
    5 points
  3. I'll be returning to work Monday night. Been off since November 22nd. It's been a while. I'm both looking forward to it but at the same time I'm not. It doesn't help that we are expecting snow that day and into Tuesday. I drive a car hauler semi, we have to load and unload those vehicles ourselves. I'll need to clear the decks of snow on the truck, clear windshields of snow and so on just to load them. Been doing this for almost 2 years now, I don't mind the job. Actually like it in nice weather. The winter is when I sort of dread it. But on the bright side, not much more winter weather
    5 points
  4. I am very glad you told us about this as I know it will help others to always ask where the rebuilt injection pump comes from before you pay. If they do not want to tell you then they don't need your business and you should not give it to them because you need to know what kind of treatment you are going to be getting if there is a problem. It is very odd that they want to hide who the rebuilder was and even more odd since a reputable Bosch rebuilder would take responsibility for the problem and would sincerely WANT the pump back to know where they went wrong to STOP any further mi
    5 points
  5. Well good news boys! It seems that it shut off due to a loose ground wire. So I reattached it and tightened her down and everything is all minty now! Did a little rewiring like Mike recommended and we're all good! Thanks for the help boys! I will do some digging into the ground wire mod, as well as some new batteries because upon further inspection, they're from November of '15! They hold 12.3v a piece at startup. We'll try and run them for now until my 6.7 rebuild is done, but new batteries are in order. Thanks a ton fellas!
    4 points
  6. We’ve had our camper out 3x so far this year, plenty of cold and snow. Low of 6° and 6-8” fresh on one trip for ski camping. A true 4 season camper is a great thing for Idaho winter camping... I guess one weekend was in Oregon thou 🤣, and was cold enough the river iced over.
    4 points
  7. So I was in the garage today, bored. Had a 44" John Deere snow blower sitting around for a while. (Long story) and decided to see if I could adapt it somehow to my Kubota B5100 lawn tractor. Tractor has a vertical PTO pulley and clutch up front and the blower has a horizontal belt drive so didn't see why this couldn't happen. I began to fab up a mount on the tractor to connect the quick connect hitch for the blower. So far so good. Have to fab a couple mounts for the idler pulleys to transition from horizontal to vertical to drive the blower. Then work out the lift system using the 3 po
    4 points
  8. My '53 Sunbeam had the letter "B" on the the hood release.... Took me awhile to figure out it meant bonnet. lol of course the turn signals were little flags that stuck out from the fenders.... whitworth threads.... plumbing on the outside of the house so it is easy to fix when it freezes, carburetors made by plumbers... and Lucas the prince of darkness.... I understand why the UK loves beer. and once you get in the right frame of mind, it all makes perfect sense! CHeers!! Hag
    4 points
  9. If were gonna slip on moral pants here, it should go both ways. What is wrong with the coatings that the NHTSA is forcing the OEM to apply to the headlight lenses that they (headlight covers) yellow out so quickly? It has to be a stupid regulation. Do your tail lights yellow that quickly? Do any of your other clear plastic covers yellow that quickly? No they don't. SO somewhere along the way, there is a regulation that these headlight covers get this crazy chemical applied to them. (I am betting it has to do with not making sharp shards, so that a pedestrian is not injured or somethin
    4 points
  10. All sorted.......... I decided to check for bare shorted wiring around the column, all ok there, took a look at the wiring diagram again and checked for stuff earthed/grounded at G100 left fender and as well as wipers and indicators (turn signals) the washer pump is also on that ground, unplugged it and everything is back to normal, plugged washer pump back in and wipers come on with left turn signal. I took the battery and box out again and while the G100 ground ohmed out ok the other day and looked passable I decided to just replace it, chopped the terminal off and while inspecting i
    4 points
  11. Right, you only throw full beers to people you like. Lol
    4 points
  12. Here in Idaho I've got bears in my front yard every fall. I was out hiking few weeks ago and found mountain kitty tracks. Seen plenty of deer and elk. This was up the big river road past French creek.
    4 points
  13. Yea I don't know how long, but it happens. It is common to not leave the house without everything needed to walk home. Wife still had to go into the school for work lol. Back in Colorado Springs they would cancel at sub zero. Nice sunrises though.
    4 points
  14. Its Christmas in February.
    3 points
  15. All your comments were spot on. The problem area was in fact the positive terminal on the driver's side battery and/or the cable to the starter itself. I only found this out after paying $650 for a new starter installation that the repair shop insisted was the source of my problems. As they had agreed to work on my truck on a Sunday to get me back on the road, and the fact that I had no alternatives available to me, I was reluctant to get into a argument with them.. I did suggest a voltage drop test and trying to jump start the starter before doing anything else. It was obvious that they d
    3 points
  16. When the brake peddle is depressed pin #C1/9 of the antilock brake controller, pin #24 of the ECM, and pin #C3/24 of the PCM all ground through the brake light switch to grounds G200 at the left cowl, G201 at instrument panel right center support, and G100 left fender. This grounding signal or lack of may have an effect on the lock unlock problem.
    3 points
  17. Always so cool to me how much information is shared on this site, between how knowledgeable some are combined with the experience of others. I and am sure many others really appreciate it.
    3 points
  18. Hope the weather breaks for you Mike Nelson and you get a lot done. Don't forget to clean up the burnt hot dogs left on the manifold. Our weather here is just now showing signs of spring. What a relief to go out in the sunshine after nothing but rain, ice and snow for weeks. 10 days without power was enough...... I even found myself carrying the flashlight still, even tho the lights were on. My truck has a problem with the wipers working and then not working. Been doing that everytime I go out. Then they will work, but very slowly. Next time they work fast like they a
    3 points
  19. Just had a random advertising pop up, maybe it'll make a good antirust for the truck https://squirrelpiss.com/
    3 points
  20. First remove the brake calipers, get a caliper repair/seal kit, take the caliper pistons out, clean the pistons and bores and reseal. While the caliper are off the truck check all the sliding parts for wear rust and binding; clean or replace pins bolts and pin boots *** needed. All these parts are inexpensive and can be obtained through Rock Auto. Are you bedding in your new brake pads? Swap the front tires left to right, fight to left and see if the steering wheel goes to the right.
    3 points
  21. I'd be contemplating that while sitting in a CA jail for being noncompliant. Yes, we were antisocial the whole time. The closest camper was about 1/2 mile away on the other side of the mountain. I have two golf cart 6 volt battery's in series, a 1500 watt inverter, and a 2k watt generator all in the front compartment of the 5er. You can see my 5er and the open compartment in the second picture above. The generator gets real quite when I turn my hearing aids off and the closest shade tree is over 3 miles away.
    3 points
  22. (Under my breathe) The only gun laws is the second amendment. It clearly state no other laws shall infringe. Which clearly states all American citizens can bare arms. So all the other laws seem to be infringing on the right to bare guns or weapons. Don't be sawed of shoot gun, too large of magazine, or any other laws they create to limit use or possession of said weapon that again is infringement. Federal regulation does stop law enforcement or other federal agencies follow these laws too they are exempt from these laws. Seem kind of one side only focused on the Amer
    3 points
  23. I hear that and also the words from my Uncle, ''Don't be jumping down off trucks like that or someday your knees will be really bad". Now 69 and I think I just did my last jump..... never felt this much pain ever and now know what he's talking about. Guess I been lucky. Now I carry a small ladder to go up and down as I don't ever want that pain again. Problem tho..... all those beautiful ladies will think I'm old doing that. Really tho who cares as it's smart to take care of yourself. Work good, but don't get hurt. We just completed a 10 by 57 boat dock using Trex deck and patterns
    3 points
  24. When my rv got paid off the bank let a year go buy without sending my title. Despite several phone calls they just weren't going to send it. My attorney sent a letter explaining how we will file at the court for all costs plus a 1,000 dollars for me if they don't send it within a week. Have to say that got their attention as the title was in my mailbox within a few days. Interestingly the bank president signed it off with a huge scribbled signature all across the page. The attorney I have now is smarter than anyone I've ever known. He is brilliant with his subtle ways. Just an amaz
    3 points
  25. I hope @Dieselfuture knows that already. Empties for launching and cab corners.
    3 points
  26. Had this issue two years ago, replaced the multi function switch and still had the problem. Turned out to be the ground under the drivers side battery tray. This is a very important ground and is in a very bad location, lots of corrosion and rust. Clean it up and make sure everything is grounded properly and a lot of problems go away. Mark
    3 points
  27. Got the hood center section mounts and mounted yesterday (slow day).
    3 points
  28. You would think if a grid heater insulator was bad and shorting to ground then the fusible link in the cable between the battery and the relay for that grid heater would open circuit
    3 points
  29. Makes it easier to get it all over your clothing
    3 points
  30. Ok gotcha. Why do we keep messing with these damn old dinosaurs
    3 points
  31. Good way to break a stud. high chances of hot torque will make the studs fail... Again straight from ARP - DO NOT do a hot torque. Why would you want everything expanded and try to clamp the head tighter? Why not do it cold when everything is condensed and get a good clamp on the head as the engine warm up everything expands and tightens more.
    3 points
  32. I'll be along in a bit. Block 18's on lockdown right now.
    3 points
  33. I got maybe 33" to 34" tyres, doesn't eat steering, looks right, it's mine so if I have to change worn out parts then it's down to me anyway, I bought it because the pizza cutters had been binned Thing is it comes down to the owner to decide what he/she wants his/her vehicle to look like, myself I don't get the dropped to the ground EU shoeboxes the youngsters here like, I can't see where sitting 2" or less from the road and a 5" exhaust with a 1.2 litre motor is appealing but we are all different Evans truck looks the dogs danglies and I'm sure he can change out steering parts on hi
    3 points
  34. @dave110, you are correct. I added my own momentary grid heater switch in the cab when my truck was new so I could be the boss of the grid heaters. Just the other morning it was 11° outside. I operated the grid heaters for about 15 to 20 seconds and started the engine - no post cycling to tax the alternator, so the batteries quickly recharged. No need to use the grid heaters for the rest of the day. A very inexpensive modification with great results - a win win situation. I am sure that the mod has added life to the alternator. - John
    3 points
  35. I REALLY hate the idea of a MM3 edge stack, it just doesn't make sense from a technical standpoint, why custom tune with the MM3 then have the edge messing with the tune in an unknown manner? it's like wiping before you poo any tuner that recommends it is clearly more interested in the $$ than end result..... in my opinion
    2 points
  36. As for used ECM/PCM I went through an online salvage yard (can't remember which one). Searched the page until I found a pickup identical to mine (same year, eng, tranny, everything) and bought both ECM and PCM. I figured if they didn't work I could get them re-flashed. Long story short I hooked both computers up and they worked perfect. I'm now running with those two and keep the OEM units as my backup. I think the trick is to find an absolutely identical match to your rig.
    2 points
  37. As I said in my original last post on my left turn/ wiper problem I can be accelerating harder in L/U after cleaning up the G100 before the lockup clutch starts to chatter/slip, nothing else has changed and it is in either 3rd L/U or 4th L/U, I can now actually stomp it to force a L/U dropout, I had to be very careful before fixing G100 getting it to drop out of L/U, thinking about it I'd be pedalled off. A/C voltage is low, wt is done, I've looked at the schematic and I cannot figure it out, only thing I can think of is stuff must have been finding ground somewhere else. Maybe 6 yea
    2 points
  38. I usually only use it from January - February each year. I keep it clean and conditioned with vinyl protectant. When not in use it is stored in the shop. It is very heavy duty construction. It looks like new because it was just cleaned.
    2 points
  39. At any rate... If replacing batteries only buy in pairs. Do not only replace one battery. The old battery will pull the new battery down to the same level and strength. Only replace with 2 new battery.
    2 points
  40. You must of had an auto not a 6spd Now we know how you learned all about these transmissions
    2 points
  41. Just buy the pump head. Easy to just replace and its the only wear item. Why replace the filter base and hoses?
    2 points
  42. Bit like here... in 1973 we applied for the 3rd time to join the common market, we got in, we've been trying to get out for years FINALLY we are rid of it and better off too, sucked the life out of our country for years what peeps vote for is not usually what peeps end up with
    2 points
  43. what like you can't fix your pickup truck cos you might die in a car crash seriously though Cat has it at the bottom of every listing on their parts ordering website Again jokingly.... you can buy a machine gun but hey you had better not buy that fender as it's bad for your health..... I can't buy a gun but I can buy a fender, I can't defend myself with a gun cos I can't own one, but I could beat a burglar to death with a fender you guys can't buy IF I could afford to buy it and ship it that is but if I did the burglar would be a dead hero and I would be jailed for life, might ge
    2 points
  44. I would just jump the wires down under the seat. The two wire jump together turns off the light. The only solution is to get a new driver side seat belt latch to replace the wore out one.Either way it will shut the light off. Being California might do inspection on that light for function I would suggest the replacement route.
    2 points
  45. I've been somewhat laid up at home. Been dealing with a torn meniscus since before Thanksgiving. Had arthiscopic surgery on the 20th. All went well, knee feels much better but still not completely stable. Still swollen but I'll get there. Been watching some stuff online from alternative news sources on the recent developments in our country. It's very scary. I fear for alot if things. I've noticed since biden took office diesel around here has jumped $.30 already. Once he jacks the minimum wage up to $15/hour many restaurants and other business based on min. wage labor will surely
    2 points
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