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#1351 adamjd200 ONLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2013 - 09:53 AM

:bigrofl:  :wtf:  :nothingtoadd:



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Posted November 10, 2013 - 01:59 PM

Why in no time flat, he can look like this fella :D :D :D

 

The award for the post most likely to make me hurl has been awarded early today. Way to go, OB!


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 02:21 PM

Update. Things have gone from bad to worse. I now have the green apple quickstep. I swear a pot of coffee just ran out my butt.

Times like that I'll bet you wish yer terlet had a seatbelt?!?!?!   :(  :anvil_drop:  :wtf:


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Posted November 10, 2013 - 04:07 PM

Times like that I'll bet you wish yer terlet had a seatbelt?!?!?!   :(  :anvil_drop:  :wtf:

And a bigger bowl


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Posted November 11, 2013 - 07:26 PM

Well, I feel almost human.

 

 

 

 

This morning, as I was trying to make up for the sleep I have lost the past couple of nights while coughing up my internal organs, the phone began to ring incessantly. Apparently none of my friends know what voice mail is for and rather than leaving a message the same three people kept calling over and over.

 

So since I was up

 

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After a pot of coffee and some playing online (and returning phone calls) I couldn't stand being in the house anymore.

 

At around 1pm I wandered outside to find something to do.

 

I did some work on mounting the WheelHorse blade to the DragonFly and realized that I am going to have to get my buddy to bend up a couple of mounts for the rear. I decided to mount the back of the dozer frame to the same pin that attaches the sleeve hitch so I will need longer pins. I will get him to make me a couple.

 

I decided to see what it would take to mount the small electric actuators to the front of the blade so I started to look for the small actuators. After searching everywhere I can't locate them. All I managed to find was a hydraulic cylinder setup off of an old convertible. No idea what they will lift but it can't be much. I will resume the hunt for the actuators tomorrow.

 

After all this activity I was a bit worn out and finally came inside.

 

Steph made meatloaf for dinner so I am full and still wondering where the actuators went.


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Posted November 11, 2013 - 08:11 PM

If they are satellite actuators, they move to slow and the cast acme nut in most of them would shatter on hard impact.
If they are 12v actuators built for the job, then never mind.

Glad you're getting more outdoor time.

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Posted November 12, 2013 - 01:52 PM

If they are satellite actuators, they move to slow and the cast acme nut in most of them would shatter on hard impact.
If they are 12v actuators built for the job, then never mind.

Glad you're getting more outdoor time.

They are 12V actuators off a wheelchair. I have already started thinking of a way to cushion any impact they feel. First I have to find the dang things.



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Posted November 12, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Didn't get a lot done today.

 

 

Finally got some sleep. I guess I was more tired than I thought because I fell out at about 11pm and woke up a 1pm. I feel like I am at about 73% so I am ready to head out and get some stuff done.

 

Once I finally dragged myself out of the bed..

 

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Then Steph and Heath had a doc appointment. Since Christine only seats 2 I was stuck at home.

 

With the wind blowing 400 MPH outside I elected to stay in.

 

At 5 I finally got dressed, just as Steph came home. I hopped in Christine and took a quick drive to Shelby to pick up Christines' other set of tires. It will be nice to have something wider than a bicycle tire on it again. Right now I can spin the tired from a stop in 3td gear.

 

The guy also paid me the $100 he miscounted when he paid for the Impala. It was an honest mistake. He had $200 in one hand and $300 in the other and he put the $200 in an envelope. Like a dummy I didn't count it when he paid me.

 

With money burning a hole in my pocket I made my way to AutoZone and ordered the parts for the BlueOx. Seems that everyone keeps small block parts in stock but not big block parts.

 

Came home and Steph had chicken and potatoes cooked.

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Heath and I had a furious fight. He beat me up badly.

 

Tomorrow I will jerk the transmission out of the Ox and get the Rear main seal in. If it doesn't snow.


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Posted November 12, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Glad you are felling better. I've been sleeping more lately, myself!



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Posted November 14, 2013 - 07:02 PM

I get points for effort anyway.

 

 

This morning while I was waiting for the world to warm up outside and

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I got a call from a guy about a Ford Ranger trailer hitch I had listed on CL. He said he would be here in a hour so I decided to wait on him before I got filthy. In an hour an unmarked police trailblazer pulled in my yard and a detective got out. He was an auto theft officer with the highway patrol. He let me look at his truck then he bought the hitch and left.

 

So I got started with the BlueOx. We borrowed my friends transmission jack yesterday so once that was in place the trans was unbolted (more loose bolts although I think the torque converter bolts were put on by Schwarzenegger) and lowered out of the way.

 

Then We started to take the oil pan out and I realized a huge difference between a big block and a small block. A small block oil pan can be removed from a Suburban with the motor mounts still hooked up. A big block can't.

 

Since the front of the truck is sitting on jack stands I can't get the engine hoist where I need it to lift the engine. I decided enough was enough as my torn muscle was starting to hurt from getting up and down and it was getting dark enough that I was having to use a flashlight under the truck so I said enough and came inside.

 

I had to wash my hair about 12 times with shampoo to get the transmission fluid out of it since we happen to be out of Dawn.

 

 

Tomorrow I will try again.


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Posted November 14, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Tomorrow I will try again.

 

To wash your hair or work on the truck?

 

I have two solutions, get a trackhoe and shave your head.


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 01:22 AM

You use Dawn too? Great stuff, gets rid of anything oil based including skunk smell--- don't ask how I know, lol.
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Posted November 15, 2013 - 01:56 AM

You use Dawn too? Great stuff, gets rid of anything oil based including skunk smell--- don't ask how I know, lol.

 

 

And after some of his discriptions he needs in the laundry also for skid marks  :D


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Posted November 15, 2013 - 05:30 PM

Dawn is great stuff. I wash cars in it before I wax them. Takes everything off the paint.

 

 

 

My underwear is scotchguarded.



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Posted November 15, 2013 - 05:46 PM

:smashing_pc:  :say_what:  :wtf:  :tmi:  :tmi:  :tmi:  :tmi:  :tmi:

Dawn is great stuff. I wash cars in it before I wax them. Takes everything off the paint.

 

 

 

My underwear is scotchguarded.

 


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