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#2476 motobreeder OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Get a spare can of coffee and label it "prep." ;)

 

Figured you would have counted out the coins from the jar you got in the previous wreck.



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Posted November 14, 2014 - 11:26 PM

They were in the BlueOx with Steph.
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 12:02 AM

Best buy a small can and lock it up in the gun safe.
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:19 AM

I would have figured that Willie running out of coffee would be considered a national emergency.  I didn't hear anything on the national news last night.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:24 AM

I would have figured that Willie running out of coffee would be considered a national emergency.  I didn't hear anything on the national news last night.

I was almost ready to give the emergency alert system a call. Fortunately the crisis was averted.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 01:53 PM

You need to tie that wallet around your waist.
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 03:17 PM

It seems that the can I have been using was the emergency backup can. I didn't realize that last time I ran low Steph got it out instead of buying more. I am going to have to lock it up from now on.

Man I figured you to be able to sniff the air and know that you were low on coffee!
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:28 PM

can not get the you tube video to show up

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:35 PM

Try this Drbish

 

 

 


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:43 PM

Stuff got done today.

 

 

This morning we all slept in a bit. Then...

 

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After going through my online things and getting two cups of coffee in me we all headed outside.

 

The Pittman arm on the BlueOx was toast. On the way to the scrap yard yesterday it was deciding when it wanted to change lanes. I already had to part so all I had to do was install it.

 

There was not enough room to get a puller in there. I wasn't abut to take the steering gear apart them have to mess with the hydroboost and the power steering pump. So after a long protracted 2 1/2 hour battle that included: 2 cutting wheels (one of which had to be used on scrap steel until it was small enough to fit in the gap), fabricating a guard to keep from cutting the brake lines, much hammering and chiseling, judicious use of a pry bar, molesting a huge screwdriver, some delicate filing to repair the splines on the shaft, and some very sore muscles; I got it changed.

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I am now the one that chooses when to change lanes, not the truck.

 

While Steph and I tackled the Ox, Heath and Gunner ran around like mad.

 

Once that was done we came in and caught out breath for a minute. Then showers and we were off to a birthday party for a friends 6 year old. Heath had a blast with all the kids. I got to catch up with some people I haven't seen since the last birthday party.

 

A bunch of hotdogs and cake later and we had to leave early to go up to Taylorsville to get the other Camry.

 

Since this one ran it was easy to load. Drive it up on the dolly and drag it home.

 

It was 915 when we got in so Heath went straight to bed. He was pretty tired so no complaining.

 


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 07:37 PM

Nice Sunday.

 

This morning Steph and Heath were up a good while before I was.

 

 

I finally dragged myself to the coffee pot.

 

 

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Then we did nothing much for a while. At 2 Steph and Heath both went down for a nap. I drank more coffee and played online.

 

Then at 4 we all went outside to get some stuff done.

 

First Christine needed a jump start. Then She got pulled around to the big trailer and the fridge got loaded up to go to Charlotte.

 

Then I up loaded the Camry and jumped it off and shot a video of it.

 

Steph worked on getting her chickens some more shelter by adding one of the billboard tarps to the pen.

 

Heath and I came in to start the video upload on Youtube.

At 5 I left to go to Charlotte to deliver the fridge.

 

I got it dropped off and left with a pocket full of money.

 

On the way home I saw blue lights in the distance. When I got up to it they were stuffing someone int eh back seat of the patrol car.

 

I forgot that Christine only had 2 gallons of gas in her and nearly ran out. I managed to get to a station and fill her up.

 

I finally got home and was greeted by a naked Heath in the living room window. Kid has no shame.

 

 

Some sort of stew is on the stove. Steph had to run to return a movie. I sure it will get served when she gets home.


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Posted November 16, 2014 - 08:17 PM

Willie, you can usually disconnect the steering column at the box,take 2 of 3 bolts out of the steering box(loosen the third one) and rotate the steering box enough to get the pitman arm puller on it, they were a BIG failure item on those trucks, without exaggeration I bet I did over 100 of them.  



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Posted November 16, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Ont eh small block engine that works great. Mine is a big block and things are pretty tight int here. I really didn't want to mess with making sure the hydroboost was bled properly either. As rusted on as this one was it would have broken a puller. Last one I pulled that was this rusted broke two autozone pullers, a snapon puller and we finally wound up having to put it in a 20 ton press to get it to let go.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 01:05 PM

I gotta replace the pitman arm ont he Tahoe, I dread that job.



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Posted November 17, 2014 - 08:50 PM

Woke up this morning and it was pouring rain.

 

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Didn't do much at all. Hands are killing me.


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