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#316 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted February 19, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Because I didn't feel like fooling with rebuilding. Especially with one of them seized up.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 01:27 PM

Willy, is there a reason why you replaced the wheel cylinders instead of just rebuilding them?

 

To me, it's not worth the hassle to rebuild them for the low price of a complete new assembly.  Usually there is pitting and takes a lot of honing to get that out.  It's not much fun to rebuild one, then a week or a month later....find it leaking again.  Many times I've found the component parts hard to get anyway, but the complete unit readily available.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 02:02 PM

To me, it's not worth the hassle to rebuild them for the low price of a complete new assembly.  Usually there is pitting and takes a lot of honing to get that out.  It's not much fun to rebuild one, then a week or a month later....find it leaking again.  Many times I've found the component parts hard to get anyway, but the complete unit readily available.

Yeah, that was a factor too. Plus the new ones have a warranty.


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Posted February 19, 2013 - 05:05 PM

Sometimes you have to scratch your head on the cost to rebuild something .I had a had time to convince my son that a rebuilt starter w/lifetime warranty at $99 was better  deal then a $106 new starter solenoid w/2 year warranty and then have to put it on his 14 year old starter motor ! lol



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:11 PM

I had something typed up for today and the computer ate it. I am too tired to retype it.



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:13 PM

I had something typed up for today and the computer ate it. I am too tired to retype it.

 

And I came in to this post thinking I'd have myself a good read!  :(   I hate when my pooter eats a bunch of typing!  :wallbanging:



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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Nooooo, I hate it when this happens.

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:40 PM

Man...since I installed Win 7 on the day it was released, I've never seen one of those in NORMAL operations.

 

In fact the only time I've ever seen one with Win 7 was when i was overclocking the CPU, trying to get it to run at 4gHz+.

 

When you do overclocking you can't fault the Operating System for a BSOD :D :D :D


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Was any of that in English?
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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Was any of that in English?

 

Called the "Blue Screen of Death". If you see it, anything you were doing is dumped into the "bit bucket" next to your desk. I am assuming you didn't have a "bit bucket" to capture the dumped bits, so they just flowed across the floor to be swept up by the Wife. 


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Larry it could have been worse!  :smilewink:

 

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Posted February 22, 2013 - 12:20 PM

I am all too familiar with eh BSOD. it was all that geek speak in the middle that threw me.

 

Anyhow I sifted through the bits in the floor and got out my superglue to put them all back together and managed to cobble together a semi coherent post.

 

 

 

 

 

After the coffee and computer routine we got out and finished stuffing the Decrepit with everything that we could.

 

Then we wrestled with mounting the new tire on the little trailer so it could be loaded with non-ferrous metal and that could go too. After I got done Steph informed me that we didn't have enough to warrant taking the little trailer because it would all fit in the back of her truck. Oh well.

 

I spent a little time taking the motorcycle frame apart and tossed it on the load. Then we set off. Heath and I in the BlueOx and Steph in Christine.

 

About ¼ mile down the road Steph called me on the radio and informed me that a trailer tire was smoking. Never a good thing.

 

I looked in the mirror and it appeared that an axle was bent. I was not sure how I had managed to bend a 10,000 pound axle with a Dodge Decrepit no matter what was in it. We pulled into a friends driveway and she got out and said it was barely rubbing the fender. SO we went back home.

 

After a 5mph drive so I didn't damage a $105 tire I got back at the house and got out to take a look at it. Turns out that the axle wasn't bent. The welds on the fender have broken and the car was pushing it against the tire.

 

A couple of moments with Christine, a tow strap, and a big jerk and it was all better.

 

Once again we loaded up and headed south.

 

Finally got to the yard and got unloaded. We swapped trucks. Steph brought the BlueOx home and I squeezed into Christine (that sounds inappropriate doesn't it?) and headed to Charlotte to sell our catalytic converters.

 

I got to my buddys shop and found these tires sitting there

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That is about $2500 worth of tires and wheels that were given to him. He is selling them.

 

I got to talking to one of his guys and told him about needing a front drive shaft for the Ox. He hopped on his computer and found me one for $100. I handed over some of the money that I had just put in my pocket for the cats. It should be in sometime this afternoon.

 

I also came home with some heat shields for the BlueOx spark plug wires.

I told my buddy that my mother in law was coming this weekend for Heaths birthday party and he gave me a jar of ….ummmm.....unregulated adult liquid refreshment.

 

Lemme tell ya, that UALR is some good stuff. It will knock your hat in the creek for sure. I might be able to stand the visit now.


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 01:45 PM

Just save some for the weekend!



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:31 PM

Just save some for the weekend!

Not sure I could stay conscious long enough to drink it very fast. It is some pretty potent stuff.


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:59 PM

I've had a bit of that stuff over the years. It'll peel the paint off from the inside!






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