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  1. Wow I can't believe that's a decade ago, I remember that wasn't the warmest day either, waited all day to buy that truck from work and gold fever struck, oh well the gold 4x4 ended up being almost it's twin for cheaper, I have every series of chevy pickup from 67-07. My crew cab has being rusting pretty bad was thinking of swapping the dmax into the 67 but it's a lot of work and weight, every swap I see is putting the old body on the newer frame. I'm just gonna get it on the road for now and resist dumping any money into the all block, still tempted to build a 427 bb for it, if I was smart I would probably go LS route but I'm old school.
  2. Those both look great and rust free, does that have a 304? fixing this up not sure which direction I'm going yet but not daily driver
  3. Nope no new vehicles for me, I do like her vehicle but I think I'm going the other direction, never owned one that can link to a phone and talk hands free, I think when I retire the phone will be gone also. I just had one of my best staff retire and he is restoring a 74 Dart for his daily driver, 318, kind of like his thought process on this. Getting back to the weather that has occupied topic, I'm sure North Dakota was enjoying the Alberta Clipper this week, we call it the Siberian high, everyone blames where ever it came from, coldest day I've seen here was -56C in 93 or 94, Vic funny I was through school with the old system then went into tech school and had to learn metric and how to convert back and forth, about the only thing that I ever accepted from metric was temperature, everything else I still refer to old system and Imperial gallons:)
  4. Lol that was my wife driving to work, I would have left a couple hours earlier I'm thinking you are around 25 yrs my senior, hope to be as active as you God willing
  5. Unfortunately that's where the both meet also known as cold either way. I must be getting old, winter of 82 went up north a little ways and it never got above -30 for a month straight working outside 12 hrs a day everyday. We had to rebuild a rear diff in a chevy 4x4 overnight outside after working all day, got past -40 that night, road test at 5am, breaky and back to work all day again kind of like a dream now, seemed more like a nightmare then.
  6. Retorquing the head might be worth the try, you could try to guage the rocker shaft torques as they are loosened other than that they are generic machinist values. Just trying to make sure you have your snow fleet ready to go, -40 here right now, hopefully not headed your way.
  7. Did you opt for bimetallic frictions or normal? What condition are your clutch shafts in?
  8. hardtail

    RIP Neil Peart

    Too bad he didn't get longer to enjoy retirement, a fellow who wasn't heady about the fame but found his own cool way to live his life on his terms and pursue his interests and still deliver top performances every time. He was retired but I do consider him the best recent era drummer, nice to see the recognition by all the other bands, just like when they were snubbed by the hall of fame for so long. I prefer their early to mid stuff the best can still recall my dad enjoying the classical intro of farewell to kings and then the disgust as it switched into the song but I degress as I think I'm going bald...
  9. That's a pretty good deal for a standby or special purpose.
  10. The car had sold each time before for $3500 prior to the auction.
  11. This is the only mention of other torques
  12. Are those fire doors? They should have a label with the fire rating on the hinge side. If so they have specific functions for various different conditions. This may limit your options. If not any chance of engaging some work as a charitable donation?
  13. Was anyone able to help you out on this?
  14. Try John Parks at General Gear in Idaho, might be tractorparts or steeringclutch.com now?
  15. That came out when I was in high school, many a night on various gravel and oil road parties, still doesn't sound right unless it pauses as the 8 track switches tracks
  16. A log for each stack Youve been holding out Crunchie
  17. You could try Carr's Repair or LA Sleeve
  18. hardtail

    New ride

    GM used to have that foot of vinyl on the cloth bench seats just for that very reason.
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    New ride

    Nice truck, I found an unmolested 87 K20 a few years ago and brought it home. I have to admit that is one of my weaknesses to buy older used items and haul home usually without any consultation with my better half and then never sell anything. There is usually a bit of pressure by the crew to liberate these items but whenever I mention we should get rid of Goldie they all scream in unison NOOOO? They are the last good reminder of when they made a truck as a truck, brutally different ride than anything new but built like a tank when the public wanted more box than cab and wasn't concerned about leather and heated this and that. 87 was last year of squarebody, and locking hubs I believe, first year of TB fuel injection, 86 might have been the best one to get... I was going to start changing stuff on mine initially but now have decided to just leave it as supplied by GM and kind of like it like that.
  20. What is your climate like and how much oil do you go through a winter? Do they have a boiler also? Starting to have to look at other fuel options now with this excessive carbon tax on coal.
  21. No the TD6's only had one carrier roller mounted further back, the tracks sag a little more and is one of the immediate distinguishing factors between them and TD9's.
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    Ranch pics

    Always said if I won the lotto would offer to work at the local coal mine for 1 year for free if I could run a HD41B, think they may have only one still running now
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