Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon May 28, 2012 6:25 am

Smitty, that bucket 'o Texas came full of the stickiest gear lube known to man, now it is full of flyash. :D
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 28, 2012 7:35 am

Good morning all.
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: samhill On: Mon May 28, 2012 7:38 am

Good Morning & Happy Memorial Day to one & all with a special Thank You to those that are now serving & those that have served. This is now & has been from the very beginnings the Greatest Nation ever Thanks to those willing to give their all. As proof just think about how few countries there are where you would you would have the freedoms that we all take for granted, God Bless the U.S.A..
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 28, 2012 11:27 am

Good doin's in Town. :D
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: WNY On: Mon May 28, 2012 7:40 pm

For a small town, we had a nice little parade and a memorial service in the local park.

I took this pic, pretty much sums it up......
Meant a lot more to some then others....local Marine was killed last year from Cuba, NY
http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/124974 ... fghanistan
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue May 29, 2012 9:34 am

RECORD HIGH TEMPS !! That was our Memorial day ! 95* and not a cloud in sight..
My gardens took a beating, even though I watered in the am, and gave a short drink before I left for a friends pool-party at 2pm,, by 8pm most plants had wilted.. so i watered and they bounced back overnight.. cooler today, around 82* I think.. cold front coming, highs in low 70's wednesday and Thursday.

GL
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 29, 2012 8:32 pm

Hey Fred - any town that has a "snowmobile crossing" sign right next to the town gazebo is alright in my book. toothy 8-)

Yeah yesterday & today record heat as well. Today almost hit 90° at the homestead! Heat index hit 100° mid day while I was under the Trooper, trying to figure out why the hell they made the transfer case part of the manual transmission. :|

Big line of boomers due to hit any second now ...
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue May 29, 2012 9:20 pm

Yep, we got them thar boomers too my friend. Power was out for 3--4 hrs . Hitzer finally went out.Shop- Vacced & WD-40'd the whole kit & kabootle.With my chimney draw, I don't get any fumes. I'm amazed at how all my pipe is in excellent shape after 3 seasons--I think by keeping my MPD closed for the burning season helps with that. :D
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed May 30, 2012 10:57 pm

The boomers sort of fizzled out by the time they reached us. But we did manage a burst of 6.70"/hr. rain for a couple minutes. Ended up with a half inch in 15 minutes, and a total of .68" . Just enough to keep me from having to water the garden. 8-)

Managed to wrestle the transfer case half off the Trooper while still in the vehicle. Found more metal, and a few pieces of molten nylon ... which is leading me to the cause of failure ( besides lack of lube ). Looks like the input bearings got REAL hot due to lack of lube, and peed out the now liquid nylon, causing the bearings to fly around the case & get mashed between a few gears, which then knocked a few chunks out of some teeth, and then those chunks bent the output shaft, causing the whole works to lock solid. I need a 42mm deep socket to find out if I'm right or not. ;) His father-in-law is shipping the parts up here (these things have been LOOONG obsolete up here - none to even be found in the boneyard) , along with a gigantic box-end that might do the job.

I'm shocked and amazed that this thing made it all the way up here from VA before this happened! And most of the bearings only have a little play - some no play at all! I guess GM bought them because they were too good. :gee:
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EXTREME close up! WOOOOAAAAWWWW!!
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Re: Coffee Menorial Day Weekend 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:55 am

^^^ I'm gonna virtually kick your ass! GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!! :rambo2: bop2
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