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Country plough boy
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House came in on time. Under budget by 30k

Stone wall is done. Garden is doing good enuff.

Sold the flat deck. Bought an old Ford F350 with a dump box .
Ill be doing a ton of work on the old girl. Joy of joys
Been busy.

Anyone got any neat stuff on the go.
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I'm looking to do some body rust repair on a 96 Ram 2500, have too much money into the old thing to give up on it now.
Have two fenders and quarter panels, and the tools to start into the cutting process. Would like to do metal replacement instead of fiberglass, May have to invest in a welder and learn the tricks, or find someone who will handle the welding portion of the job. Not going to be fussy about lines or paint, likely will just use rock guard and Plastikote rattle bombs.
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Brushy Bill wrote:I'm looking to do some body rust repair on a 96 Ram 2500, have too much money into the old thing to give up on it now.
Have two fenders and quarter panels, and the tools to start into the cutting process. Would like to do metal replacement instead of fiberglass, May have to invest in a welder and learn the tricks, or find someone who will handle the welding portion of the job. Not going to be fussy about lines or paint, likely will just use rock guard and Plastikote rattle bombs.


Dodge rear quarters had a defect for several years. The wheel wells were not drilled out. So the little lip would catch water off the tire. Rust out. Every Dodge from the late 90s thru till the Ram4 came out in 08 or 09. Has same rust issues on eear quarters. The ones to watch out for are the guys who cover that spot up with wheel well flares.
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in general, Dodge had a defect for several years :smt045 .....but they all do to some extent
Panels are reasonable price to buy out of Surrey
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Rockauto.com has awesome parts prices as well
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Rockauto ? They fly that other flag, would rather deal up here
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Nothing stopping u from paying extra for same parts . I find Rockauto is like quarter price or less quite often.
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Yet another chainsaw back to it's original glory.

People that call down a machine as a piece of crap when all that it
required was some ongoing maintenance.

Tell tale. covered in light powder. Signs of a dull chain, sanding in the stead of cutting,

Sharp chain throws chips, dull chain blows powder.

That powder plugs up everything.

Clean the cooling fins on the cylinder and fan fins of the flywheel,
to prevent overheat.
Clean the air filter, and replace fuel filter.
Clean the carbs jets and spark arrestor screen in the exhaust.
So it can breathe in and out.

Sharpen the chain, fresh pre mix fuel and, as good or better than the day it
was first used.

Total investment, saw and parts, $34.00.
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^^^ :up: :up:

Make sure the muffler is tight to the head. if not, cool air gets sucked in and a couple of tanks of fuel later you have a toasted engine.

Most chainsaws need a little love every now and then. I have one close to 50 years old( Husky 66) and another Stihl 090 40 years old and run like a champ. Bunch of others ( husky and Stihl) various vintages, all run pretty good. If you know you are not going to run them for a while, run them dry.
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dirtybiker wrote:Yet another chainsaw back to it's original glory.


Nicely done! I should get you to look at my circa 70's Mercury 45 (4.5HP) outboard motor! Needs carb work me thinks. :130:
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TylerM4 wrote:
dirtybiker wrote:Yet another chainsaw back to it's original glory.


Nicely done! I should get you to look at my circa 70's Mercury 45 (4.5HP) outboard motor! Needs carb work me thinks. :130:


Glen @ Winfield Marine Wreckers is the dood to do that.
250 766-5013

Those are nice little engines. Likely just needs a simple carb cleaning to
get the old gunk (varnish) out of the (carb) jets.
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'76 Chevy 1 ton gives me less trouble than my loaded 2015 GMC half ton. Go figure eh. Progress.
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Anyone else have a 2015ish GMC with the 5.3 and the 8 speed auto. Tranny is garbage . Constantly shifts up and down. 3 speed manual in the 76 is better. Thats really not saying much.
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Coonhound wrote:Anyone else have a 2015ish GMC with the 5.3 and the 8 speed auto. Tranny is garbage . Constantly shifts up and down. 3 speed manual in the 76 is better. Thats really not saying much.

Thats because thats what its supposed to do so the the engine stays in its torque curve uses less fuel and provides better driveability and throtle response
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Boosted632 wrote:
Coonhound wrote:Anyone else have a 2015ish GMC with the 5.3 and the 8 speed auto. Tranny is garbage . Constantly shifts up and down. 3 speed manual in the 76 is better. Thats really not saying much.

Thats because thats what its supposed to do so the the engine stays in its torque curve uses less fuel and provides better driveability and throtle response



Feels like going over rumble strips. It is not a good thing. Surely it is wrecking the tranny. All that useless shifting.

My 2 Ram trucks both had 8 speed transmission. Neither one had a rumble like the GMC

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