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#1261 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 01:18 PM

I talked to the driver of the pickup today . He is banged up but still on his feet. I told him that is the advantage of being a teenager and made of rubber. He said they faulted the wreck to him for being left of center.

I called the family of the other driver. He has a broken jaw, fractured spine, and a broken leg, on top of lots of bruises. The baby is fine. He is a bit bruised and had some glass in his hair but otherwise is ok. The mommy went into labor this morning. NO work on whether the baby has appeared yet.

I strained my neck and shoulders yanking the passengers door open. The fireman were amazed that I got it open at all.
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Posted October 16, 2013 - 02:05 PM

For Sale:

 

Caviler Hardtop Convertible, never crashed.


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:33 PM

Be easy on those muscles, but work them some! Glad you could help the folks in need!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Much more sedate day today.


This morning I was a bit sore so it took me a while to get upright.
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Then we headed out to take the Ford Ranger apart. I had someone call late last night ( right before the wreck) who had another truck to pick up so I needed the cash.

Work kept getting interrupted by people coming over to ask about the wreck.

Got the truck apart and then headed off the to the scrap yard.

After leaving the scrap yard I headed home where Steph. Heath was down for a nap so I had to wait till he woke up to leave since Steph had class tonight.


When he woke up we drove up and snagged the Furd for scrap then headed home.
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No fuss no muss. I like it when things work right.
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Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:22 PM

 

No fuss no muss. I like it when things work right.

 

Don't we all! :D



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Biggest problem I have encountered all day..Chocolate pudding boy.

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Good show helping out with the wrecks, glad no one was real seriously hurt but sounded close for the one guy. I was thinking you may have an opportunity for more scraped cars.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Any word on Mama and the baby?



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:12 AM

No word yet I will call again this afternoon.
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Posted October 17, 2013 - 04:17 PM

Not a bad day. Plans got shot though


Today Steph had a doctors appointment so I had Heath this morning. He enjoyed the daddy time.

While he played ..

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Then she got home and we all put on work clothes and went outside. I was supposed to take my aluminum to the smelter so we loaded it all up on Christine – then it started raining. If you have ready many of BaumBaum's posts you will know what happens at a smelter if water is put in it.

So now Christine is sitting in the yard loaded to the gills with aluminum.

The engine in the F150 I picked up last night runs too good to scrap so I made a quick video of it and put it online to sell. Hopefully someone will need it. The 300 straight 6 is the only engine Furd has ever made that I would own.

Had a neighbor drop by to chat a while and then I have spent the rest of the day updating some ads and cleaning up some stuff on my Youtube channel .

Hopefully tomorrow will be dry.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:30 PM

Those 300 sixes were a strong engine. I had one in a van some years back. It got 17 mpg. Surprised me! Plenty of torque, too!



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Posted October 17, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Yeah they were great engines. I have been working on vehicles for almost 30 years and I have never done anything major to one. I have a guy coming to look at it now.



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 06:20 AM

The only problems I ever had on a 300 6 was valve cover gaskets, oil pan gaskets, and exhaust manifold leaks. 

 

And those aren't hardly major problems.

 

I like the old 4.0 Straight 6 as well in a Jeep.



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 08:55 AM

I've had good luck with the Ford 460's and 351W's as well. I've had a few that have taken some serious abuse for long periods of time. The 351 in my Bronco has over 200k on it and it's an off road truck so it hasn't had an easy life lol.

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 08:59 AM

Had a 460 that never needed so much as a spark plug change.  Torque out the wazoo too!  Really, it was the most dependable engine we've ever had on our farm!  My 351 is a great engine & can pull BIG loads, but I think it has an intake gasket leak.  I gotta check that out asap.


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