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Posted February 24, 2017 - 08:11 PM

I get some awful cramps in my feet & calves.  The ONLY way to stop them is grab my toes & pull them up as far and as fast as possible.  Usually they stop immediately, but talk about painful!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted February 24, 2017 - 08:31 PM

I get some awful cramps in my feet & calves.  The ONLY way to stop them is grab my toes & pull them up as far and as fast as possible.  Usually they stop immediately, but talk about painful!!!!!!!!!!!

Mine is my whole body. Hard to pull up on a rib. I am sure it could be done, but I can't imagine it would help much. It is completely random too. It could be a toe, it could be my arm.. It could be my back. It is a guessing game to see what locks up next.


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Posted February 24, 2017 - 08:33 PM

I love old news paper ads like that. When I tore up the carpet in one room in my house it was lined with local papers from 1991. Not that old but there was a page from a local chevy dealership and they had a sale on 2 wheel drive 2.8 s10. They were 6995 for left over 1990s. My dad bought one when I was a kid in 1990 and he said it was that ad he seen that prompted him to go get one. He claims he paid less than that and went back a year later and traded it in on a 1991. He said they gave him more on trade than he paid.
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Posted February 25, 2017 - 04:37 AM

2:30am the dogs start going bonkers. Graham's wife is at the door won't be is sitting on the side of I85.

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Alternator went out.

No to go back to sleep _ maybe.
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Posted February 25, 2017 - 06:10 AM

Now there is proof that eating pizza lubes all the joints in your body!


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 03:43 PM

A quick update whole I wait for parts.

 

This is what we initially found.IMG_20170225_124714.jpg

 Steph went down and got a new belt and some cable ends so we could fix it. She got back and we tried to install the belt and we couldn't. It would not fit. While trying to get it home I pushed on the power steering pump and this happened.IMG_20170225_151313.jpg

 

The truck never showed any signs of having a problem. But the bottom bolt on the power steering bracket and sheared off and then as it rattled around the top bolt worked itself loose. We got the bottom bolt out with no problems fortunately. And she went down and got a bottom bolt. Then we found out that the whole that the top bolt threads into was wallowed out. So I had to retap it and she had to go buy a new bolt. 

 

Now I'm sitting here smoking a cigar and waiting for her to get back from The Parts House.


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 03:49 PM

That's not good!


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 04:07 PM

Interesting, as I was snugging up the transmission pan bolts on the 07 Ranger, I found two cross member bolts completely backed out on each side of the member. They are 15mm bolt with a 18mm nut and a spacer that fits inside the cross member. I assume they are there to prevent the cross member from spreading out. Glad I caught it.

I hate being broke down on the side of the road. 


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 05:13 PM

My first month or so at Southern States, my driveshaft fell out of the big International tender truck.  I knew I shifted smooth, but first thought I broke the shaft somehow.  Once I got a good look, I found the bolts holding the universal joint had completely backed out and nothing had actually broken.  

  Aggravating when parts don't fit ain't it Willie!


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 07:03 PM

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The S10 Clinic was in full swing. 

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Grahams needs a new alternator. I am taking it to the shop on Monday to have it rebuilt. 

 

After several attempts to tap the hole on the power steering bracket and having no success I decided to go full redneck on it. 

 

I took the grinder and sliced a chunk off the bracket. Then I put a nut behind it. 

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Problem solved. 

 

Tomorrow I get to fix the steering in Ben's Suburban. 


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Posted February 25, 2017 - 09:39 PM

Looks like you've been busy don't forget to rest up

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Posted February 26, 2017 - 12:11 AM

Full on redneck is how most of my repairs go.
Should hold longer than a whooped hole with bad threads. :D
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Posted February 26, 2017 - 07:06 PM

Easy day.

 

We slept in.  Even Heath did. At some point Emily left for work. No one else was awake for it. 

 

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When I was up and moving I called Ben and told him to bring his truck. He did. His wife followed him in her car. The plan was for him to leave his truck and ride home with her. However, he forgot the part I was supposed to install. I rode back to his house with him. 

 

They had a break in a few weeks back and are thinking of buying a handgun. He wanted his wife to shoot my pistol. She did. No one died. Then his son, Calvin, insisted that I shoot his new Henry .22 rifle, I kinda want one now. 

 

Back home it didn't take me long to swap out the EVO sensor. (Controls the variable assist steering) Although, laying in the floor of his Suburban wasn't easy on my spine. So I had to re adjust it.  

 

I don't know who he had to make the adjustments before, but I had to get a breaker bar and then use a pry bar on that to get the adjuster loose. Not good. I took 1/4 turn out then drive ti back to him. 

 

He drove ti a bit then wanted another half turn taken out. So I did. 

 

He dropped me at my house. Steph and I cleaned up the tools then I came in. 

 

Right between my shoulder blades feels like someone hit me with a pickaxe. 

 

After I sat a bit a neighbor, Mr. Paul, came by. He broke a part of his transmission cooling line and wanted to see if I had one. I didn't. 

 

While we were out Carmel came with us. She found the pigs head and rolled in it. She got put on her chain until she could have a bath. No coming in like that.  

 

After dinner, bratwrust, Steph took Carmel back for a good scrubbing. 


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Posted February 26, 2017 - 07:12 PM

I feel for you on the back issue! I had that last week end, settled in my neck!


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Posted February 27, 2017 - 08:19 AM



Back home it didn't take me long to swap out the EVO sensor. (Controls the variable assist steering) Although, laying in the floor of his Suburban wasn't easy on my spine. So I had to re adjust it.  

 


 

 

I had that problem on my Tahoe, steering would almost lock up in corners. I unplugged sensor, problem solved.


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