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#657901 Re plumbing my boats fuel tanks with an electric pump.

Posted by Woodenhead on 09 May 2018 - 07:21 AM

Thanks Scott.  That terminal block is just a grounding bar, the positive power block is clear over on the Port side and has a cover that's securely in place.

#657777 Re plumbing my boats fuel tanks with an electric pump.

Posted by Woodenhead on 05 May 2018 - 04:13 PM

Well the pump is in and the plumbing is done. I still need to wire it. I’ll use a keyed switch with an indicator light so it can’t get accidentally turned on, or left on.


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#657688 RIP

Posted by Woodenhead on 02 May 2018 - 01:13 PM

A lot of very knowledgeable people are really scratching their heads on why this keeps happening.
First engine went at 60,000 under warranty so I was never told what caused the problem a new long block was installed.

Number Two went at 120,000 and I was towing heavy when she let go. Even though I was towing (horse trailer) I was not getting hot, in 5th gear pulling a hill and egt's and water temp and pyro were all in check.
Had this block bored .020 over and rebuilt.

This one did not last long and I lost it at 180,000 when we tore it down we found gasket material of some sort plugging one of the cooling jets on the scored cylinder.
This one went in for a new jug in one hole and a couplete rebuild.
And here we are now at 212,000 and engine number 4 toast.
I am not bashing or blaming anyone who did any work on any of my engines. I use my truck like a truck and ask a lot of it but I also meticulously maintain it and try to not abuse it.
Honestly I chalk a lot of it up to dumb luck. There are a lot of people out there who have had piston cooling jets plug up but to go through 4 engines in one truck in just over 200,000 miles???
One thing I do know is that the only person I would trust to rebuild a engine for me now is Dave Quinn (stroketeck)


Dang!  I never knew the whole history here but that really hurts.  I'm not sure what I'd do if I scattered one, it'd be painful for sure, I couldn't imagine that many.  Half the reason I drive an old truck is because it's all I can afford at this point.

#657296 Re plumbing my boats fuel tanks with an electric pump.

Posted by Woodenhead on 25 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

Finally getting around to this. Ive got the pump and most of the small fittings for it. Placed an order with Newline for the fuel line, vent hose and more fittings. That website is awesome, I wasted about an hour looking around there. Didnt realize it shipped from Canada till I was ready to confirm the order. Im not sure how itll work with shipping/customs etc. but I went through with it anyway, looks like they probably ship south frequently.

#657238 Selling the 98 12v g56 compounds

Posted by Woodenhead on 23 April 2018 - 10:46 AM

Ive seen this truck and I gotta say, it is tip top and an awesome combination. Someone out there is dreaming about building this and here it is, already done for way less than a fella could build it. Youd probably never find another one like it.

#657121 Big Load

Posted by Woodenhead on 19 April 2018 - 07:35 PM

Theres 20 lengths on 1/2 chain doubled over holding this down to D rings welded to the deck. Ten steel stopper blocks at each end 12x8x2 welded all around with 1/2+ welds. Three 6x8x2 blocks welded on each side. Should stay put. I stuck a gps tracker to it so we can follow its trip.




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#656894 Big Load

Posted by Woodenhead on 11 April 2018 - 02:07 PM

Was talking to the owner this morning, he said the truck and trailer unloaded is around 105,000lbs. Add the shaft and shipping cradle and it’s somewhere around 325,000lbs.


365T Liebherr Crane. No rail car yet so it’ll wait in the gravel.


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#656862 Big Load

Posted by Woodenhead on 10 April 2018 - 05:08 PM

This is our 2nd of 10 shafts loaded and ready to go about 25 miles to the rail yard where it’ll get lifted onto a rail car. Then it’ll get shipped back east for inspections and refurbishment. The shaft is right about 220,000lbs with the shipping fixture.
I know the dude doing this haul, all Mack trucks, he’ll have a push truck to get it up the hill on I90.

Tomorrow I’ll see if I can get a picture of it hanging from the mobile that will off load it to the car.


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#656802 2000 lb Trip hammer - Sand Point ID to Granite Falls WA

Posted by Woodenhead on 09 April 2018 - 02:46 PM

Scott ..  no offense meant here


I'm thinking that is something you need to deal with as it's a very heavy and cumbersome item that asking someone else to handle who may or may not have any experience handling equipment and securing of same might be beyond their knowledge and put them is a unsafe situation and or damage the equipment item . 


again no offense meant



If that were mine I'd be making the road trip to get it for several reasons.

1. To make sure it is everything the dude says it is.

2. To make sure it's properly loaded and secure so if it gets screwed up it's MY fault.

3. Who doesn't like a good road trip to haul home a new toy?!  :burnout:

#655807 Newbie with first Dodge/Cummins, 2nd gen

Posted by Woodenhead on 19 March 2018 - 07:29 PM

Welcome! Thats a good looking ride. 285/75 16s are a good fit for these trucks.

#655806 Got rear ended in the Jetta tonight. :(

Posted by Woodenhead on 19 March 2018 - 07:22 PM

Thats how you can tell who loves you more, the dog or the wife. The dog will be happy to see you when you open the trunk, wife?....not so much.

#655612 2006 Chrysler 300C AWD

Posted by Woodenhead on 15 March 2018 - 08:33 PM

Wife doesn't like the the high mileage.

The way I buy my rigs, thats low mileage. Like Robert said, the way the other Robert maintains stuff that wouldnt bother me.

#655610 Struts, is this right?

Posted by Woodenhead on 15 March 2018 - 08:17 PM

Do you mean the distance between the body and the cup with the rubber edge? If you are, that is the way they are.

The weight of the car keeps the strut in place, the cap on top keeps the strut from falling out when you jack it up or hit a huge pot holes.

Yep, the gap between the cap and the body. Seems strange that they’d leave it all floppy like that but if that’s the way it’s supposed to be then I’m good with that.

I’ve had this car several years, pretty proud of myself that I noticed this so soon.


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#655353 Dash cams?

Posted by Woodenhead on 11 March 2018 - 08:11 PM

I'm impressed with the quality of the video, I uploaded a sample to youtube but it looks like it reduced the quality on the upload, here it is anyway.  On my computer if I pause it at just the right time I can read plates from oncoming cars.  When I'm driving directly into the sun the quality is still good but I get some reflection from my dash on the windshield.  They make a filter to help with that but I think I'll just get a dash mat.  I'm still on the fence about having the GPS speed displayed in the video, on one hand it could help but in most cases I could see someone using the extra 3mph against you.



#655305 Road trip to North Cascades!

Posted by Woodenhead on 10 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

OK thank you. That makes sense and thanks for asking.
I guess when Snoqualmie Falls is spectacular and in the news, I should give you a call :D

Kelly, my buddy tells me theyre spilling a fair bit of water at Gorge Dam right now.

Youre probably busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest though.