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Old 12-29-2017, 11:10 AM   #31  
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Grabbing coffee and running... well maybe that last biscuit and sausage link

Taking kiddos skating today .. local arena has $2 skate day , we normally go to a pond that someone clears with bobcat but it's -31c ... they can skate indoors today

Can anyone confirm the size of the rear spindle nut on a D70 ... I have read that it is 2-9/16" , I don't have the old one off to check but the new Dorman double jamb nuts that I have to replace them with are 2-1/2" ... I'm getting ready to order a socket in 1/2" drive so I can do my rear breaks when it warms up and I don't want to find out that I bought the wrong socket or the wrong jamb nuts

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Hi gang. Finally slowed down enough to see what did, or did not, happen in the world today. Lots fuming about China and N. Korea collusion. Looks like it is a great thing for China - - nobody is looking at what they are doing down south trying to claim land and waters that are not theirs. GGGRRRR

Hey Lary - - - good ph00 today - - thanks.

Short one today - - gotta take the wife back to her sis's house to relieve our friend who came in to help a bit and give my wife a break. Y'all be good.

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+13 and climbing, finally. Only problem is they are predicting low 40s by mid week along with rain and freezing rain. Just what we need, more ice and less snow.
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17 below with -35 wind chill this morning. It's warmed up to a balmy -9 at noon. Propane pressure is so low in the primary tank that the backup tank started feeding the line. That occurs at 8psi. If it gets much colder, we'll have a total shutdown of the gas system. It's happened before.

Went to the truss plant and got a load of saw house scrap. That burns hot and it still took 4 hours to warm the house up 5 degrees from the overnight t-sat setback.

Haven't seen Stan or Bob yet. We sent some of this their way. Maybe their bare feet stuck to the cold sidewalk.

I could use a little of that global warming we were supposed to spend 3 trillion dollars to avoid.
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-26F here this morning but is up to a sunny and positive 5 here now.
I am blowing through the wood pile a little too fast after a week of this cold snap.
The house and shop are staying comfortable though.

The daughter and I spent a little time working on our '91 before lunch, we are headed out for another hour or so on it.

J-martin, how did the gas in the fuel tank game go on your 1st gen?
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J-martin, how did the gas in the fuel tank game go on your 1st gen?
I've decided I'm going to mix 2 gallons of motor oil and 3 gallons of #2 fuel oil, dump it in, and run it. I expect a little blue smoke and 10-20% degradation in power and mileage.

I'm waiting for weather warm enough that I can expect this witches brew to mix up in the tank instead of just blob to the bottom.
Hopefully you won't get a chance to sell me an IP.
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You could always slam on the brakes a few time to slosh the contents of the tank around and try and mix up your witches brew.
I don't want to sell a VE pump, so I am hoping it works out fine for you.

My daughter is off to a friend's house for dinner, but we did get our '91 partly reassembled which was fun for us to work on together.
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