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  1. A tip can be anything. Like the breakfast sandwich for the tire guy. He is a part that keeps the organization running.

    That little sandwich shows him he belongs to the group.

    It's not the what, or the amount, it is thanking the person for the help with a problem.

    We tip all the time, just not in the usual sense.

  2. I watched a YouTube on the Ford diesels and antifreeze.

    Ford has many variations for the different engines and antifreeze.

    They recommended the green be changed every 15,000 miles and the new HOAT up to 60,000 miles.

    Making sure all the old stuff is totally removed before changing from one to another or the change will cause troubles.

    What I was basically looking for was a test strip to tell us where the antifreeze is currently at.

    Then to tell us how to treat it so we do not over-treat, or under-treat with SCA.

    Both are dangerous.

    With the IH engines eating holes in the sleeves, this is a huge thing.

    Antifreeze is far from simple anymore.

    We apparently need to be junior chemists to keep our equipment running and out of the shop.


  3. Since it is the season to test the antifreeze in your equipment and vehicles, this may be the time to talk about this?

    Hopefully, there are some chemists, or people who know, that will chime in here.

    All manufacturers say you should clean, flush and refill your cooling system about every five years.

    Why? What goes bad in antifreeze? Can the pH and nitrates be adjusted with the addition of new additives?

    Explain green, orange and red antifreeze as well as oat and hoat coolant.

    I see Ford diesels recommend an SCA, (Supplemental Coolant Additives) be added if needed after testing with a test strip.

    Ford sells bottles of the SCA as well as Wix, Prestone, Amzoil and many others.

    These additives help keep wet sleeves intact from electrolysis and stops rust and corrosion.

    Then there is Evans Waterless Lifetime Coolant, at about $50/gallon that solves all these problems.

    Endorsed by Jay Lenno, who has rather deep pockets.

    Hopefully those in the know can chime in here to help educate us as to what goes wrong, and why?

    If we can easily fix this, with a bottle of the correct juice, to stop issues in the high priced equipment, that may save us all money.

    Educate us, PLEASE!




  4. Look close at the in floor heat.

    It is great!

    A friend comes home at night, drives his pickup inside, throws his wet coveralls on the floor and goes in the house.

    The next morning the coveralls are dry and warm, as is his pickup.

    Amazing stuff.

    Go with LED lights too.

  5. 44 minutes ago, Farmall1066 said:

    How were you able to eat turkey with a mask on????? As of midnight last night, us Minnesotan’s have to eat, drink, and be in our own homes with masks on, yeah, ok!! 

    As Joe Soucheray would say, "Minnesota, the state where nothing is allowed!"

  6. 10 hours ago, junkandcattle said:

    Don't forget railroad crossing signs

    I seen a Yield Sign at a railroad crossing.

    Apparently someone didn't and got into an argument with the train. (Which can hurt, a lot!)

    I love how the news reports a train hitting a car?

    Sounds like the train jumped the track intentionally to hit the car.

    You just can't fix stupid!


  7. 17 hours ago, IKS said:

    I was told one time ,as he tapped the dash ,Ian if you had a vise right here you would have every thing you need".

    A guy told me he wanted three dashes on a truck.

    That way he could haul more stuff right in plain view.

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  8. Why are schools an issue?

    They have taken away the history they want and taught their new way of life. 

    Close the schools and set the kids in front of CNN.

    The Libs will then have the next generation properly indoctrinated as followers.

  9. Local Hutterite Colonies raise a lot of turkeys. 

    When they load out turkeys, the pay loader is setting close by.

    A turkey's heart will just explode when being loaded due to their size and normally they get little to no exercise.

    The dead ones go into the loader bucket.

    The Hutterite women breast out these turkeys and freeze them for their use.

    The ones that live go to Dakota Provisions, Huron, SD, who is the local turkey kill plant here.


    Wyshbone Market  (Local Dakota Provisions retailer)
    325 Market Street
    Huron, SD 57350

    (605) 353-9759

    Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.325

    They would ship you a Care Package for a credit card #.

    They will get you what you want and in any amount.  They also sell all kinds of smoked and sliced turkey at low ball prices. 


    Turkeys are caught and placed on a covered flat belt, like an escalator, and they ride it to the top to then be put into cages on the trucks. 

    One of those weird things you have to see.




  10. 24 minutes ago, TP from Central PA said:

    Honestly, any cop better get out before the 20th of January if they can....................If you don't die on the job because of the scum, they will lock you up in prison for doing your job.  I would never want to be a cop right now.

    As a former cop, I agree 100% with this.

    These idiots are officially looking for someone to blame other than the criminal.

    Throw your badge of office at the idiots who are governing and run like the wind.

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  11. We used aftermarket parts for years on the 350, 400 and 7004R trannys.

    If there was an issue, it was us and not the parts.

    I would not be afraid to use aftermarket as they are usually far cheaper.

    Never been into an Allison but they all work on the same principle.

  12. I would find a new or good used rocker and put it back together.

    If you got ten years out of the last fix, and you get five out of this one, you win.

    If you ever pull the head, you can then look at the guides.


    I believe there is  a difference in metals from the guides and the cast head.

    I think the head expands more than the guide, the guide gets loose, works it's way up until it binds the valve and something breaks.

    Why this always seems to happen on #6 exhaust.

    When the valve stops moving, the engine vibration and gravity moves the guide down where it belongs.

    When the engine cools off, it holds the guide somewhat solid.

    My thoughts on what happens and why?



  13. Scouts and Jeeps both had optional PTO's.

    Back in the 60's, a guy made his own spraying rig out of a Jeep forward control pickup with the PTO option.

    The PTO ran the sprayer pump.

    He had a green 275 gallon fuel oil tank in the back for spray and a set of booms off the front end.

    I know he had two units and maybe more as he was the first custom applicator in the area.



  14. Unlike a kerosene one, there is no adjustment for the air.

    The air adjustment on Kerosene models regulates the amount of fuel delivered thru the nozzle.

    Mine does have a pilot light and there is an adjustment on the gas valve. It is set at max and only works in that position.

    I agree this is either to much air or not enough fuel.

    There was no regulator on the hose when I got it. It was open.

    I think I will tear the gas valve apart to see if a spider, or something, was in the hose and now blocking the LP flow.


  15. 1 hour ago, exSW said:

    Don't know about other places but Game Wardens here will NOT write a trespassing ticket(even to a licensed hunter,) They say it's the State Polices job.

    Then call your County Attorney (Prosecutor) Office and ask who should investigate this?

    Then get them involved.

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