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  1. Romans9

    Weird things you see at work or anywhere else

    I spy a box of 243 ammo...............
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    Whoa

    Damn, must be lots of bad people around..............
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    Oldsmobile Hill today

    Priceless!
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    Green new deal

    Unfortunately government indoctrination centers (public schools and colleges) don’t teach that about socialism.
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    SU Mid-Engine

    Is the blue car behind the SU in the garage a DB.com Sidewinder?
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    SU Mid-Engine

    Good deal! Glad you got this one buddy!
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    True Dedication to Yard Art

    Interesting. Looks like every third axle on the trailer is a drive axle. Also notice the array of cannon plugs on each section. That would have been fun to be a part of.
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    Tonneau covers

    https://truxedo.com/ I had one that the cover started to split after several years. Called them up and they sent me a replacement with absolutely no hassle. I kept tools under it that I would use for long distance jobs I didn’t need my service truck for. I loved it.
  9. Congratulations! You had a great car, now you have another great car...........
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    Boxo USA Tools

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I am only offering my opinion which has been formed from 32 years of buying tools professionally, in hopes that my fellow GD.com member can make an informed decision before spending their hard earned money. I am fully aware of percentages and loopholes companies can use to promote “Made in USA” while not actually being even 60% made in USA. SK is a company that dabbled in using There good name and outsourcing manufacturing to overseas. About 5-6 years ago they mad a hard push to bring most of their manufacturing back to the States and built a new plant to produce tools in. Buffalo was the Harbor Freight of tools back 30 years ago. I have some Buffalo tool,s from the 50/60 that were American made. it appears that the Taiwan stuff I have seen over the last few years has been nearly as good as the Japanese stuff from 30 years ago. I have seen far to many young mechanics buy Harbor Frieght tools that came out of the package on the first task and break. I do not like companies that are marketing based rather than user focused. “Joyner” ”Jennings Arms”
  11. CA Newspaper: Our State's Gun Control Laws Are In Jeopardy Beth Baumann A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision. What's interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state's gun control laws may be in danger. While the Supreme Court was reluctant to hear Second Amendment-related cases, the Court now has more conservative justices. Now that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are on the Court, gun rights activists are expecting landslide victories that can and will protect the right to keep and bear arms for years to come. When newspapers like The Chronicle recognizes gun control advocates' legislative progress can be undone by the Court, you know there's real danger to the anti-gun agenda, which is great for Constitution-loving folks. Anti-gun advocates have long used states like California and New York as prime examples of their gun control efforts being put into practice. The Court plans to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, which will examine New York City's ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded gun outside of city limits. If licensed to carry, residents can only do so within city limits. The problem is gun ranges are located outside of city limits and some want to be able to carry their firearm throughout the state. Should SCOTUS overturn this law, we could see constitutional carry across the country, meaning people don't have to ask the government for permission in order to carry a firearm. We know that whatever the Supreme Court rules will impact every state and every American. California included. Let's hope the Supreme Court rules in favor of the Constitution and smashes a giant hammer through their gun control agenda. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/10/ca-newspaper-our-states-gun-control-laws-are-in-jeopardy-n2541130
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    Boxo USA Tools

    Everything in this quote is dead on especially the Taiwan/Chinese quality difference. I will not buy Snap-On tools except the ones that are made in USA because I feel that I can get the same quality at a cheaper price through someone else if the tool is foreign made. My experience with the Taiwan/Chinese draw slide on tool boxes has been that they are considerably less robust than the Accuride brand especially in a mobile application that is subject to high shock loads. Accuride was the pioneer of the heavy duty draw slides. When I can I always buy American made when I can if the price is competitive. I would be interested to know the price of the American made, American job supporting SK tools vs. these BOXO tools made in Taiwan supporting jobs in Taiwan. It looks to me like BOXO is more marketing focused than quality focused but I’m not a hipster I’m a professional user so there’s that.
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    Boxo USA Tools

    Just to be clear BOXO USA is made in Taiwan. I am always apprehensive when a company includes USA in there advertising and they do not make their products here. The picture of the hipster on their opening webpage is amusing. One thing to remember, even with tools you only use occasionally, is the damage they will do to a fastener if they are inadequate for the job. I would never buy a possibly inadequate tool simply because I wouldn’t take the chance it would fail when I need it. If you buy good quality tools they will pay you back. SK tools are very competitively priced and according to there website Made In USA. https://sktools.com/content/sktools/en_US/about/made-in-usa.html CREATED, DESIGNED, FORGED AND ASSEMBLED RIGHT HERE Many American tool companies stretch the meaning of ‘Made in America.’ Not SK Professional Tools. With forging facilities in Colorado Springs, CO and a brand new manufacturing and distribution center in Sycamore, IL, all SK Professional Tools are crafted with American steel right here in the U.S.A. for quality and precision you can trust. SK Professional Tools is proud to be part of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a family-owned, blue-collar American company that believes in serving the hardest working technicians in the world.
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    Ryder's on the storm!

    Love the picture! Good job dad A+........
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    Boxo USA Tools

    SK tools are a great choice for hand tools. There are several places that you can buy online with no shipping and no sales tax. Williams tools are another great value, all though not as good as value of SK as far as price. Williams screwdrivers are the same as Sanp-on for 60% less. Craigslist and Facebook are the best place to get smoking deals on quality tools. Any quality lifetime warranty tools should be bought used when you can find them.
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    Green new deal

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    Green new deal

  18. I had a 05 450. It was a great bike. Adjusted the valve a few times over 4 years. They used the same engine as the motorcycles except they retard the cam by one tooth. If you set the cam back up to the bike spec it picks up a considerable amount of power and makes a better torque curve. Very easy to do with no detrimental effects. Not sure if the fuel injected bikes are the same way.
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    Theft prevention ideas. Buggies, Tow Rig, etc.

    Anything that can be defeated with a set of 36 inch bolt cutters isn’t enough. Thieves are not known to be hard workers or overly intellectual. On anything that can be started simply install a hidden toggle switch for the ignition, and put a shut off on the fuel line. They may get it started but with a fuel line valve shut off it won’t move very far. Once they have to work in it after moving it from your location they will bail. On a trailer use a plate and unbolt the tongue. With electric impacts you can whip one off or one in a minute or two. I had one that we built for a guy with a tongue that slid in like a reverse receiver hitch. It was a job trailer and he would just remove the hitch and take it with him. Best defense is out of sight out of mind. Also entrance gates deter more thieves than anything as a thief will simply look to the easiest target. Make sure you are smarter than your neighbor. Kinds like making sure there is someone slower than you when in the woods. In your home buy a fancy wooden gun cabinet with a glass door and a lock. Put in a 10/22, a cheap single shot shotgun, a couple junk pistols and a low end AR. Set it in the living room. When a thief comes in and sees it they will take it, making themselves anxious to hurry up and leave never finding the “good stuff”. Just a very little forethought and planning increases your chances of “survival” exponentially. Also make sure your neighbors know how much you would love to shoot an intruder. Many many thefts are done by friends and neighbors or there associates they have run there mouths off too. Move from high crime area. That is no way to live especially when you own many things making you feel overly exposed.
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    I cant believe the flood of sandrail sales!

    Ok it may not have been built a DD car but it “identifies” as one, the early “trans” edition.
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    CBD oil

    I have no personal experience with CBD oil but when I give my wife a shot of Dr. Johnny’s Homemade Two Ball Root Juice she sleeps like a baby....... Sorry, seriously though my 23 year old niece was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. She has been trying different alternative treatments and the best relief she has gotten so far anyway from the pain (terrible debilitating headaches which cause confusion and lose of some motor function), and insomnia has been from CBD oil. She uses the butter on toast or crackers. Funny, she was reluctant to tell some of the family about it. I explained to her I have personally known more people whose lives got destroyed from addiction to prescription drugs given by doctors pushed by the pharmaceutical manufacturers than I have from marijuana use. Then after reading that CBD oil doesn't have THC in it I told her it would be the first thing I would try if I had any condition to merit its potential use/benefit. As an aside the best thing my wife and I have done for our health was give up the soda pop, stay away from sugar and processed food as much as possible, and learned to eat only as needed rather than as a luxury. Kind of funny everybody this site is getting older and the topics and comments have changed somewhat over 15 years. Good luck to you finding something that will help. There is no silver bullet that works with everyone. Being apprehensive about the claims of the CBD oil to cure all problems is wise, but it is certainly worth exploring to see if they work for you and your problem.
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    On Any Sunday

    We had the “On Any Sunday” book at our hillbilly middle school in Kansas. I would thumb through and stare at the pictures in awe of the coolness in each one. Sometime around 1978 we rented a VCR and watched the movie. Made an indelible mark on me. Thanks for posting! I always wonder how different my life would have been if we had lived somewhere that was more accessible to off-roading. We did what we could in high school with four wheel drive pick ups, farm fields and creek bottoms but nothing in Kansas could compare to what we watched and dreamed of in OAS and videos like it.
  23. Romans9

    Grade 8 or Grade 5 bolts

    One of the most overlooked advantages to grade 8 bolts is the resistance to galling during assembly or disassembly versus a lower grade bolt. Also generally speaking grade 8 bolts are made with a higher attention to quality over a grade 5 which results in a much easier task to drill one out that was sheared off or broken. Lower quality bolts are not as consistent throughout the bolt for hardness. Often times when drilling out a grade 5 bolt you will get into it a little and the hardness will change causing your drill bit to want to “grab” making a shock load that will either chip off the hardened tip of the bit sticking it in the hole which further complicates getting a hole through it or breaking the bit entirely. Consistentency throughout the bolt makes the procedure to drill it out much easier, hence you can use the same speed, pressure and lubrication to drill all the way through it. Do not mix grade 8 bolts with grade 5 nuts or vice versa, stainless steel with non stainless steel, etc, etc. Always lubricant bolts during assembly. I prefer an anti seize but common oil is better than nothing. Never use aluminum based anti seize (it’s silver) in aluminum. Copper based anti seize is the most universal (it’s gold). Try to avoid Chinese made bolts altogether. They are the worst for consistentency. I prefer to make sure any bolt that is in a bulkhead is not placing the load on the threads. In other words the shank or shoulder of the bolt (the part without threads) is where the load is displaced rather than on the threads. This is a common reason a-arm and trailing arm bolt holes wear out prematurely. Properly built mounts should have a spacer that takes up the excess threads rather than the bolt hole which is supporting the load.
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    New SCU build S4D CBM 440

    Very nice! Excellent choice. Is this the first one with low sides? I’ve never seen any SCU like that.
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    A "Tiny" project with my youngest boy.

    Very cool! Great days with them children! Carpe diem.

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