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#656746 I think it's calling my name!

Posted by livingez_123 on 07 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

I came across this in my travels this week.
My son is digging it and says to get it.
It does have me scratching my head.

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#655815 3 phase air compressor

Posted by livingez_123 on 19 March 2018 - 08:32 PM

Big, heavy, and in awesome condition. Baldor 5hp 3phase motor. Built by Champion Pneumatic Machinery co. Princeton Illinois. I'm guessing it's a 60-70 gallon tank. I have pictures on my phone that I can send an interested buyer.

Looks like this... https://www.pacifica.../champion/5-hp/

Asking $800 OBO

#654589 Project Slam the Fummins

Posted by livingez_123 on 23 February 2018 - 12:05 AM

Do you know what transmission dodge made for 2wd trucks?

The 4R100 is a better transmission, or convert to an Allison 6spd.

#653109 Muffler choices, suggestion?

Posted by livingez_123 on 20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM

Lots and lots of miles can't be wrong!

#651299 Riddle me this...

Posted by livingez_123 on 01 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

I had a sweet deal for the first few years I owned my TDI. My wife’s cousin who,lives in Germany had close connections to VW.
He would bring small stuff like timing belt kits,injectors and suspension bushing in his suitcase for me at great prices and they were quality OEM items.
We tend to get more crappy knock off VW stuff here from Asian factories than the Europeans do.
I will always pay a bit more for a trusted oem supplier than off shore no name garbage !

There are some parts you just don't skimp on.

#650503 Portland, OR to SF Bay Area (CA)

Posted by livingez_123 on 14 November 2017 - 06:34 PM

If I had a trailer for my Beetle, my boy and I could do that in a weekend!

I wonder if that would fit in the back of my Denali?

#647432 Geoff Balls truck for sale

Posted by livingez_123 on 30 August 2017 - 01:59 AM

I think 28-32k is a good place to start also.
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Are you running a fever Ben?

#646499 Truck Camper/Hauling question

Posted by livingez_123 on 30 July 2017 - 01:35 AM

I learned a valuable at the scale house east of Kingsgate.. I think it's the yahk station, I learned more in the 2hrs they detained me and lost more money than I made in the previous week.

#646448 I'm ordering a new 3500

Posted by livingez_123 on 28 July 2017 - 12:49 PM

You guys make my 97 look like a loose woman, it had 12 miles on it when I bought it and had the first trailer on it before the 200 mile mark!

#646421 Truck Camper/Hauling question

Posted by livingez_123 on 27 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

You get get some weight transfer to the front axle, I don't know about percentages but 10% would be a conservative estimate. WD hitch will work on the extended tube. Are you using a torklift hitch and extended bar? I think in a SRW the WD hitch will help stabilize the towed trailer a huge amount.

#646409 Truck Camper/Hauling question

Posted by livingez_123 on 27 July 2017 - 02:32 PM

You should run your tuck across a scale and get the axle weights. With a 4klb camper on your back you should be in the 6,900-7,200lb rang and put you over your axle rating. Now toss a trailer behind that and there is another 6-7klbs to add to your GCWR. I would highly recommend using a WD hitch to try and get some of the weight off your real axle and shift it forward. As far the total GCWR goes you will be under it by a good margin. The issue will come in with total axle weights and the 11,700 GVWR. You will be using every last bit of it and then maybe as much as 500-700lb more. The area of concern I have is that you will be at the rear tires max rating and if they weather is hot you could be asking for a failure.

#646282 Trans is bad.....

Posted by livingez_123 on 22 July 2017 - 11:54 PM

I know alot of shops frown on using customer supplied parts, they can't stand behind because they don't know where they came from.

#646021 Truck camper or 5th wheel

Posted by livingez_123 on 16 July 2017 - 12:33 AM

Look at a keystone Laredo 29BH. Very comfortable for a family of 4. Thanks ex and I had one and really liked it.

#644355 Not exactly a truck but I am getting ready for summer!

Posted by livingez_123 on 31 May 2017 - 12:03 AM

I'm glad not to have let you down!

#644245 Does this look right?

Posted by livingez_123 on 28 May 2017 - 11:43 PM

IDK, it's your truck, whatever looks good to you, I would go with a different tip altogether.