Coffee June ninth 2012

Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:29 am

That sucks cap. Sorry to hear that. Makes my rant below very trivial. I've got 4 of the furry guys - love them all to death. All are hitting 9 years of age - went by so quick. I certainly don't look forward to this in the future. You gave her a great life - nothing more we can do. She was happy & thankful for that. Keep your chin up guys.


freetown fred wrote: .... And that SMITTY is why my wrenchin days are pretty well behind me. If it don't have points, coil & an old S&S--I don't get it anymore ...

I hear ya brother Fred. With every hour of my life, I hate electronics more and more and more! Was it really that bad adjusting points? That hard to replace them or the condensers when they wear out??? REALLY??? :confused: I'll take points and a carburetor ANY day over ANY modern pile of crap.

I took my RD out for a parts run with my neighbor to the shi ... errr ... city. One kick warm, 3 kicks cold - every single time like clockwork. Throttle response is PERFECT. I enjoy riding that bike so much I think I'll be buried with it when the time comes. Adjusting the points takes me about 45 minutes, because I get out the dial indicator & fuss with it until each piston is within .0001" of the other. I do that once a season, usually in spring. This year didn't have to, as I only put 1,000 miles on it since the rebuild in '10. I love it's simplicity - and it's such a joy to ride. It strikes up a friendly conversation whenever I stop, and makes people stare even before I pass them - it's certainly different up in these parts. I love it.

I'm seriously thinking of dumping my Silverado again. When real stuff starts breaking, I will snap. There's a manual for it in my barn. Probably 10,000 pages & nearly 2' high - 90% of that is for the engine & comfort systems .... :no1:


The stuff is wonderful .... when it works. But everything breaks eventually, & I'm fed up. Keep your eyes peeled for a rebuilt '72 C20 with a big block for me, will ya folks? 8-)


Hey Freddy! Behold! The GO-4 INTERCEPTOR! :D
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:37 am

Massive progress on the honey do list...out of coffee, so I switched to Yuengling. :D

Last item on the list was to check out the new ride...my wife and I traded our '08 Honda Accord for a '10 Tahoe LT on Tuesday. The Honda was a huge disappointment compared to the last two, and after we sold our Navigator the small trunk really became a pain in the ass for baby gear, etc. I just changed the gear lube front/rear and gave the tie rods a few squirts of grease, other than that it seemed ready to roll.

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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:18 pm

On behalf of your fuzzy friend, thanks for sharing a great life, and the smiles everyone had. Only the good die young, so understand why Freetown needs to be soooooo grumpy! Pets beat the hell out of people as 'friends'! Don't you wish we could have such caring folks to end our journey...instead of being in a ...........(not politically correct label) You ARE one of the "Good Guys'! :notworthy:
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:13 pm

Aww, Cap, sorry to hear that Kitty has left this world. *sigh* It's always a tough day to have to do the final responsibility. Sorry that day came sooner than perhaps it should have.
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:23 pm

sorry about that with ya cap. It always sux loseing a true friend. Sounds like you need to go barn huntin again. ;)
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:12 pm

Nice ride Rob .... but keep an eye on those ball joints & front struts. Hopefully they improved on that by '10. And park far, far away from people when shopping. If they stare to long, the panels dent. :roll:

The Tahoe is basically my Silverado without the bed. So far, the driveline has been the best part .... except for that leaky front diff due to a blown out bearing. Almost forgot about that one. My wiring issue I fixed today. Turned out to be my fault. It actually was the LED bed rail wiring. Had no problem finding the issue this go-'round -- there was no jacketing left on the wiring, nor on my jumper in the fuse box! Almost had a nice fire in there. Lots of molten plastic, but I was able to jam a new fuse in there. :D
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:20 am

Morning everyone. I shut down the K6 and gave it a good cleaning on Thursday.........still have almost 1/2 a ton left. 7 ton in 9 months.....not bad at all. The reason I shut it down is beacuse I'm going under the knife this week. During my 5 year physical 3 weeks ago, the doc noticed that I have a small hernia. I never knew......can't feel it. He told me I should get it fixed ASAP before I "do" start feeling it. I'll be out of work until the middle of next month. Sorry about your cat Cap........people do get attached to pets. Take care all!
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:43 am

Cap - sorry to hear about your cat. I didn't even see your post until now. It is always tough to lose a pet.

SMITTY wrote:Nice ride Rob .... but keep an eye on those ball joints & front struts. Hopefully they improved on that by '10.


The front end is nice and tight right now, but I will keep an eye on it. How are the door seals on your '07? I noticed that they are torn on the '10 right above the rocker panel...previous owner must have dragged their feet out of it...nothing a bead of adhesive can't fix. Front differential is nice and tight with no leaks, and now it is full of fresh 80w90.

In other news, we had someone stop by the house on Friday to take some family pictures. The girl is relatively new to the business, but she did a great job. Here are a few solo shots of Ivan. In case you haven't figured it out...I am pretty proud of the little guy.
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:11 am

Hey Rob, in that 2nd picture, what the hell happened to Ivan's feet. Somebody slackin on the mowing out there. I don't care how fancy that machine is---ya gotta get on it--AND---be careful, apparently lil Ivan's feet are in there somewhere. :clap: toothy couldn't help myself my young friend ;)
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Cap On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:58 pm

Freddy wrote:Aww, Cap, sorry to hear that Kitty has left this world. *sigh* It's always a tough day to have to do the final responsibility. Sorry that day came sooner than perhaps it should have.


I want to thank everyone for the kind words. Our four legged house mates mean to us, don't they? :)
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:33 pm

Rob R. wrote:... The front end is nice and tight right now, but I will keep an eye on it. How are the door seals on your '07? I noticed that they are torn on the '10 right above the rocker panel...previous owner must have dragged their feet out of it...nothing a bead of adhesive can't fix. Front differential is nice and tight with no leaks, and now it is full of fresh 80w90. ...

Weatherstrip is fine on mine, however, the squeaks & rattles in this interior are enough to drive me criminally insane. I swear I had 10x LESS noise in my '94 K1500 with 266,000 miles on it the day it sold. After owning this truck for 5 years now, I've discovered that this is just the way it is with the extended cab. There is ZERO center support, unlike on a crew which needs that center pillar to mount the rear door to. On the extended cab, the drivers door swings one way and the rear door the other way, leaving nothing there. There's 2 latches - 1 on the top and 1 on bottom of the rear door that support that whole side of the truck - the drivers door latches to the rear door. GM needs to rethink that design. If I ever got broadsided, I doubt I'd survive that. I paid 10x what I normally pay for vehicles for this truck, and squeaks/rattles are TOTALLY unacceptable! Think I'll hop on eBay tomorrow & see what's out there for classics. If I see something I need, I may throw this thing up for sale. My foray into the new-vehicle realm is OVER.

Oh yeah - when I was still under the bumper-to-bumper warranty, the truck went to the dealer no less than 5x for brake pulsation, and those damn rattles. I had to fix the brakes myself. The squeaks I haven't found a solid solution yet .... :mad:
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:03 am

freetown fred wrote:Hey Rob, in that 2nd picture, what the hell happened to Ivan's feet. Somebody slackin on the mowing out there. I don't care how fancy that machine is---ya gotta get on it--AND---be careful, apparently lil Ivan's feet are in there somewhere. :clap: toothy couldn't help myself my young friend ;)


:lol: I just noticed that his feet disappear into the grass. The lawn is due to be mowed, and that part is about an inch longer than the rest. Contrary to popular opinion, I don't try to keep the entire place looking like a golf course...I pick the deck up and mow the back lawn high & fast.
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:42 am

She done good on the pix & you sure can be proud of the lil woodpecker. Thank God he's acquired his Mom's looks & your disposition ;) I don't think I've ever seen a pix of him not smiling. :)
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:34 am

Wow, I'm a little late for Saturday coffee, but on Sunday we had some great coffee our neighbor brought back from Nicaragua. HIGHTEST! :eek2: :mrgreen:
I spent the weekend trimming limbs and removing dead trees from our propery. A friend loaned me his 35ft cherry picker over the weekend, after I repaired his ATV. It was great, being able to bring down trees close to the house, and close to the road, without worrying about debris falling in the wrong direction.
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Also picked up a little Green lawnmower for my wife. It will need a little work, cuz it was sitting unused for 10 years, but it is repairable and has a good Tecumseh engine.It was so covered with Pigeon droppings and Mud-Dabers Hives, you could not tell what color it was. After I got it home, a through High-pressure Washing, and the paint survived pretty good! Looks like the main reason it was parked for so long, is the alternator is burned out. Of course the carb was filled with black tar, that used to be gas.
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Re: Coffee June ninth 2012

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:53 pm

Hey Rob, those are some really great pictures of Ivan. That girl did some real nice work. The images look so natural. That's amazing work and Ivan looks like a blast of fun!
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