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#271 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 12:20 PM

Uncle Willie that Steph of yours sure sounds like a fine woman.  Take good care of her, I dont think there are a whole lot of that type out there anymore. 

 

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What do you use for a soldering iron/gun? 

You are right Steph is a rare breed. Considering her mother is a narcissistic moron it is surprising that she turned out that way.

 

 

I had a nice Weller soldering station until I married my ex. She sold it for $5 at a yard sale while I was at work. I have an Radio Shack dual 2 setting soldering station and an old Popular mechanics pencil iron that use for the smaller wires. And a little butane torch for the bigger wires. The torchis also great for lighting cigars.

So, two hours, three people, a sawzall, and a smelter to get rid of the pontoon? Pretty efficient.

Yep. You should see how fast we dispose of a body around here.

 

How does the smelter guy test for grade??

HE has done it so long he does it by color. He can also look at a load and tell you within 30 pounds what it weighs.


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Intresting day.

 

 

After not getting to sleep until 5am I funally crawled out of bed at 1130 and started the first pot of coffee for the day.

 

Since I was stumped on the BlueOx I decided to take it to a friends shop. So after a 20 minute drive to Newton I pulled into his garage and he started looking at it.

 

He had some friends there so while we BSed he was stymied on the problem.

 

We looked in three different databases and couldn't find the right wiring diagram for the transmission.

 

He finally hooked it up to his computer.

 

After he had a confused look on his face for a few seconds he asked me if the truck was originally a diesel.

 

It wasn't If you run the VIN it comes up as a 7.4L.

 

He said he had to go to the GM dealership on Monday so I called Steph to come get me.

 

Since the S10 won't seat 3 in the cab I got to ride home in the bed. It wasn't bad. I cracked the side window to the topper and lit a cigar.

 

I figured out what the odd noise Christine makes. It is the rear u-joint. Tomorrow I will have to get it up on the jack and look at it. We replaced them not long ago so they are under warranty.

 

Now I am woofing down beef stew.

 

Tomorrow is another day.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 04:55 PM

Staggered outside after a couple cups of coffee, with my hat clinging to my needing to be cut hair and greeted the day.

 

Started out by moving stuff out from under the carport where I have been working on the BlueOx and then backed Christine in to grease her rear - - - - ujoint that is.

 

As I was getting her up on the jack my buddy, Reid, pulled in the driveway and we did a little horse trading. He left with the plasma cutter I got a while back that I have no idea if it works. He is bringing me a 3 point plow for the Suburban.

 

After Reid left I went up the road and bought a battery out of a neighbors wrecked Honda for $20 to put in the Hemorrhoid. Those little batterys are perfect for a tractor.

 

Then Steph and I put the grill guard on the Hemorrhoid

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I made a track picking stick with an old broom handle and a drywall screw and set about the yard on the Hemorrhoid with the little wagon on the back to pick up the trash that the wind had blown around.

 

Spent about 30 minutes chatting with the next door neighbor then came back to the yard.

 

Ever heave one of those wild ideas that seems like fun at the time.

 

 

Well the chickens were out and running around and I thought it might be fun to chase them with the tractor like I have done an hundred times before.

 

So I did.

 

 

They ran through the shallow ditch in the back yard and I did do.

 

 

Wide open.

 

 

My back is killing me.

 

 

Wife nearly fell down laughing when she heard what I did.

 

 

 

I get no sympathy.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 05:15 PM

I think it might be best to not follow the chickens every where they go!



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:56 PM

That front bumper looks vaguely fanilular. Yea, I remember doing something like that once (chicken chaseing in my younger days out here) ended up being cloths lined by a low branch, and the mower didn't have a seat safety switch. So I had to chase it down with a sore bottom and all. 



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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:18 PM

LOL Larry. I can just see it.

 

 

The bumper is great. Put it on in about 5 minutes. I did one side Steph did the other. Heath watched and waited for his ride.


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Posted February 10, 2013 - 09:31 PM

My bumper's first use.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Great looking bumper---- back in the day, trains used to have cow catchers on front, and in Newfoundland they put moose catchers on a semi, but a galus domesticus catcher on a G.T.? I think you'd better check your coffee recipe.  lol


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Only thing I have to report today is I am bored.

 

 

I mean bored.

 

 

Bored, bored, BoReD, bOrEd, BORED.

 

My truck is still in the shop. After the mechanic found the right wiring diagram he threw his back out and can't work on it. Since I have no truck I can't work.

 

 

And it is raining.

 

 

 

SO

 

 

 

 

I have sharpened all my knives. Cleaned all my guns. Polished all my bullets. Played waaaay too many computer games. Watched about 400 old TV shows. Cleaned and straightened all my tools. Wrestled with Heath till we can both barely stand. Cleaned my Bunn coffee maker. And harassed the cat till it is almost insane.

 

If I could edit all my posts on here I would.

 

I am watching the tractors slowly sink in the mud.

 

My sanity may be compromised.


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Only thing I have to report today is I am bored.

 

 

I mean bored.

 

 

Bored, bored, BoReD, bOrEd, BORED.

 

My truck is still in the shop. After the mechanic found the right wiring diagram he threw his back out and can't work on it. Since I have no truck I can't work.

 

 

And it is raining.

 

 

 

SO

 

 

 

 

I have sharpened all my knives. Cleaned all my guns. Polished all my bullets. Played waaaay too many computer games. Watched about 400 old TV shows. Cleaned and straightened all my tools. Wrestled with Heath till we can both barely stand. Cleaned my Bunn coffee maker. And harassed the cat till it is almost insane.

 

If I could edit all my posts on here I would.

 

I am watching the tractors slowly sink in the mud.

 

My sanity may be compromised.

I thought it already was!


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 07:52 PM

I wish I was bored enough to Polished all my bullets, but I am having a hard time getting away from work. I went in at 7am and skiped lunch, Left at 4pm (9 hours) and got a call from the boss at 4:30 wanting to know where I was at. Told him I was at the house, he sounded peturbed, this is after I spent 11 hours at work yesterday, and I am salery.



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Posted February 13, 2013 - 08:11 PM

Only thing I have to report today is I am bored.

 

 

I mean bored.

 

 

Bored, bored, BoReD, bOrEd, BORED.

 

My sanity may be compromised.

 

 

I thought it already was!

 

:rolling:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :hitting_self_roller:    :rolling:................. :smilewink:


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Posted February 13, 2013 - 08:39 PM

I thought it already was!

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Posted February 13, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Well  seeing how the guns are out I am going to keep my mouth shut.



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Posted February 14, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Well I still have no BlueOx at the house.

 

I went up to the shop today and the mechanic was playing catchup. After missing yesterday he ran about 12 cars through the shop after I got there at 2. When everyone left we started looking at my junk.

 

We did determine that the oil pressure sending unit was bad. Once that was unhooked the fuel pump stopped running constantly. For some reason there is no power to the brake fuse. Since we couldn't find a diagram that helped we called it a day at about 8.

 

I contacted DougT to see if he had any ideas. Actually sent him a message at 730 and asked him to call me by 7. LOL I thought it was 6 when I sent it.

 

After I got home and squeezed the stuffing out of Heath. I checked my PMs and Doug replied with a phone number. So I called him. Evidently Heath was not happy with being ignored because as soon as Doug started talking Heath bit my toe. His little teeth are like razor blades.

 

So tomorrow we are going to try to figure out the weird wiring problem.






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