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  1. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    Never heard of Jonsered. Did a google. See its an off brand made by Husky
  2. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    I was hoping someone would discuss echos. I'm leaning towards them. Have a friend with the ms250. Says it's alright, but if he'd do it again for the money....he'd do an echo
  3. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    Had a friend mention these since I got Milwaukee tools anyway. I agree that I think it's easier to keep a woman happy than a chainsaw running sometimes. No clue as to cost. I'm just thinking with all the trees around if I had a major storm, an electric one might not get it done. I do think these have their place though.
  4. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    Honestly I got a wood blade for my sazall. I use it for most of my stuff anymore. I just have a 20" tree leaning over the driveway. Old McCullough is getting tired and got wet during spring flooding.
  5. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    Oh, just mostly maintenance work. Don't burn much wood anymore. Can buy a Stihl ms250 (40cc & 16" bar I think) locally for $300. eBay has an echo CS 490 (50cc and 20"bar ) for $275. Both are standard start.
  6. Amo

    Chain saw shopping

    I have no idea how they work....that's why I'm asking!
  7. Been looking at getting a new chain saw. Sthils and echos mostly. Both have models with an "easy start" option. Not that it's hard to pull the standard models, but if there reliable why not. What's the feedback on these? TIA
  8. Amo

    radio antenna

    Bushwacker1.....LOL! Sandhiller carquest.....Mr. Automotive is what you might remember it as, across from Shelhammers (shelhammers closed up finally this spring) had antennas and radios. I just hadn't seen them in stores, and thats what the mechanic in town said to. Got an REI radio. Be interesting to see what Carquest has. Wild one, guess Ive never tried ebay. Never got set up with pay pal. Guess Ive shied away from it for that reason and a little bit of the other. I understand why places like UPS or Fed Ex. Garunteed shipping, with tracking etc. Lots of times what gets shipped by UPS could very easily come in the regular mail. They can track it and everything too. Heck, I get a 30# roll of wire for my welder mailed right to my door for $52 I think it is now. Send it USPS, not UPS! I think suppliers just get use to UPS all the time....kinda annoying. Oh well, I might check ebay, but probably support the local parts house. Thanks for the advice people.
  9. Amo

    radio antenna

    Napa, Carquest in Oneill and Atkinson. I haven't seen radio stuff in there in years. I was looking at 9:30 at night. Going to call around this morning. Forgot about Crutchfield. I just did a google search for 88 series tractor radio/radio antenna etc. Thats what came up. Amazon was $80 higher on the radio. Didn't see antenna there I guess.
  10. Amo

    radio antenna

    So I ordered a new radio for my tractor. Shipping on it was $8. I decided to get an antenna as well. The place that sells the radio, doesn't sell antennas. Did a google search. I can get the antenna for like $11 and shipping is anywhere from $16-$23! I don't need UPS to send me an antenna for $16! Going to call that place in the morning. I was surprised that Northern (where I got the radio) answered the phone at 9:30 at night. Any ideas?
  11. Amo

    6.2 Chevy diesel

    Older gentleman in town drove one for years and years delivering mail. I don't remember what happened, but he drove it till it wasn't repairable, or just cost more than what it was worth. Of course he pretty much babied it.
  12. Amo

    6.2 Chevy diesel

    The pickup is an 85, but it's current engine came out of a suburban. Said he couldn't remember what year it was. He thought it was from the last year they made a 6.2
  13. Amo

    6.2 Chevy diesel

    Well I went and looked at it today. I was about 30 miles away from a place I went today. The rest of the sale is all row crop stuff. So I thought if it was something I wasn't interested in, I could skip the sale. Guy wasn't there, but he told me on the phone that he'd been through the trans and it was a different engine. Engine was made last year they made them. Glow plugs were manually operated, and it started decent for upper 40° weather. Didn't drive it, but for the age it was a decent rig. Reading through all of this....yes I realize it's not a diesel of today. I knew that. I'm not buying it to pull a trailer. Guess I thought they were a really reliable, non computerized, fuel efficient engine. From what I read, it sounds like it's efficient in a car.... pickup maybe not? Not that mpg factors into a beater rig really. Basically it's 30-40 miles to any town for parts. So if I take it for that, 20 mpg would be nice. Ya, I know rear end ratio factors into this. If its not going to be much better mpg wise I probably stick with a gas. Sounds like no fuel filter/water seperator etc, it'd be a daily driver in the winter (which I use to drive my 7.3 & 6.0 almost all winter) so plug in/jell up issues (no mention of jelling issues), and if I'm going to beat it around in the winter I'd probably have heat by the time I'd get to town (8 miles) unless I let it idle for ever before I left? About the only plus left is "red fuel"! Lol
  14. Amo

    6.2 Chevy diesel

    Didn't know there was a 5.7!
  15. Amo

    6.2 Chevy diesel

    Understand what you're saying. Guess I'm wanting a cheap work truck. If I'm feeding some ear corn and the bulls start fighting and bash in a fender (had that happen to my good pickup once) I won't be to upset. Also less electrical. I had an 88 Ford with 302. It was alright till the clutch went. Bought a 91 Ford for $500. Ran it for almost 10 years. Ran it out of gas. Had mechanic mess with it for about $1000. Will idle for hours. Drive it 2 miles, it'll die and won't start unless it's sat for couple hours. Then I have a 6.0 that I should sell. For the miles it has I guess I can't complain. It's had it's fair share of electrical issues. Thinking about going pre-efi for the old beater, IDK. I missed out on a 94 Ford with 80 K miles. It was clean, but I was concerned about the age of electrical components. He wanted $4,000. I told him I'd think about it, and someone else bought it. It would have been better that the late 80s/early 90s. Just kinda fed up with paying a lot for something that's old. Where I had the impression that the 6.2 was an efficient and reliable engine. No clue what the miles are, but after 10 years old or multiple owners which who knows if oil was changed or not changed etc.....age/miles is kinda a mute point.
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