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  1. My home town back in the 70’s had a population of around 400. 

    There were ten people that most people considered to be worthless derelict idiots and were nothing more then a pure burden on society. 
    No job pot heads that always seamed to have money, Deranged dangerous weirdos known to be thieves, Drunks and dirtbags of all types . 

    With my better half being in law enforcement i have learned that the ratio of scum verses normal law o biding citizens carries through into the higher populated areas . So think of it this way,

    10 derelict’s in a town of 400, 

    20 in a town of 800. 

    So on and so forth

    Big metropolitan city's have hundreds of thousands of deadbeats.

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  2. On 8/6/2022 at 7:28 PM, DT Fan said:

    Those 'Day-cabs' are pretty popular around here for hauling grain.

    Lots of cabovers in my area . Mostly farmers for grain at harvest time, short trips. See a couple hauling cattle going North and South on Hwy 77 and occasionally on I-80 .   I put less then 400 miles a year on mine. Havent driven the ol gal in 7 months.

  3. 18 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

    I wonder what its original purpose was?


    No doubt originally much shorter. 
    Day cabs like this one pictured were very common during the time period of 55 MPH Speed limit, interstate maximum length regulations and maximum weight regulations . 
    Mine spent its life married to a drop deck quad axel low boy hauling heavy equipment mostly a back hoe in the long beach California area where it stayed within a few miles of its home base. I bought it there. Its geared with 4:11 rears so getting an overloaded triple axel grain trailer out of the field can easily be done without undue stress on the machine. I wont be setting any speed records with the ol gal but that was never a consideration.  

    Loading docks, Sea ports, short deliveries in commercial districts, construction projects, ect…. ect..   


    Thousands and thousands of these were built.

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  4. Someone probably stretched it. 

    no thanks,  i wanted a short wheelbase day cab and it works perfectly for what i need it for. There not for everyone  and i surely wouldnt want to go coast to coast in it.AC359093-1342-4A1F-ABA6-0FF2E50B9E03.thumb.jpeg.71e674a682774e3d03c85d41748c8dbc.jpeg

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  5. 1 hour ago, vtfireman85 said:
    1 hour ago, vtfireman85 said:

    I like that we are calling them “ghost guns” to create fear and stir the anti gun pot, but we are renaming “monkeypox” avoid any kind of offensive stigma. 

    Dont forget , the K in Monkey pox is silent

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  6. Bravo to the man that programed a CNC machine to spit out a bunch of lowers for dam near free while he slept and then collect $200 each at a gun buy back.👍👍😀😀


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  7. 42 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

    Lots of good it will do that by putting the Mercury valve covers on it, not only will they NOT have a clue as to what a Y-block is, they would stand as much chance of NOT having a clue as to what a Mercury was, just as they would NOT be having an inkling of who, or what an "Offenhauser" was.

    With roller tappets, does it still have the "clickety-click" of the original mechanical adjusted valve train?

    I chose a mild cam that was recommended by a couple guys that have done lots of testing  on the dyno, with that and the roller rockers it has a completely different sound.  Until i open the hood no one suspects its a Y-Block .

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  8. 14 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

    Is the truck a Merc?

    No its not.  I had them made in Australia. 
    I grow tired of the idiots at car shows that think every last single hot rod and school bus has to have an LS motor in  it.
    They glance over the fender, way to young to have even heard of a Y-Block , they see the headers and think its a small block Chevy. 

    The Merc rocker covers are an effort to at least make them look a little closer plus i had them made just a tiny bit taller for clearance of the roller rockers hiding underneath. 

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  9. 16 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    @lorenzo, seriously though, did you ever get a 500i? If so how did you find it? 

    No sir,  never had one of those. 

    When i feel the need to get out a monster saw (followed by a week of shoulder and back pain ) i get out my 090


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  10. 16 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Really @lorenzo, if you’re going to buy a saw, you should actually buy a real saw. 😁😉



    Those are a great saw.  Just not as many dealers in my area or i would for sure  have a couple.

  11. 4 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Going to order a longer single bar for my saw to try some single saw milling and contemplating building something a little more permanent and a little easier to setup than the Alaskan, or perhaps even a better carriage for the Alaskan. Slabs are selling for stupid money here, and it is fun. Honestly the double bar works well, not sure how much better than a single but often requires more help and cooperation than i can muster up. 
    back to my original question. I see many people using skip or semi skip chain instead of traditional ripping chain. And just square filing it. @lorenzo what are you using on your mill? Seem to be as many opinions on this as there are options. 

    Basically its a chain with every other tooth ground off.  

  12. In a nut shell there's two kinds of saws. 


    ——— Home owner————

    ( use it once in a while and it never runs because the gas is bad) 

    ———Pro series——————

    always has premium fuel, frequent use , maintained well, built for it. 


    Example,  Stihl Pro series saws are made in Germany. 
    The ones on the shelf at Ace hardware    are not. 
    There truly is a differance.

  13. 19 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    I am not big on sissy wear for dogs, but I really appreciate your consideration of your dog here. Dogs on hot hard pack really bother me. 

    She wears them mostly because everybody at the farmers market just adores her and they go crazy when they see those boots light up.

    The first time I took her to the market  there were two old ladies that came up and wanted to pet her, they asked about her shoes so I told them they were prosthetics because she lost her feet in a lawnmower accident. They started to cry so I don’t do that anymore.

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