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Old 05-01-2009, 08:44 AM
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May BS thread, All Welcome!

Another month has come and gone...............
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May allready, the older I get the faster it goes.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:38 AM
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Raining in Mt Vernon, yuk can't work on my ride. I had something nice happen yesterday. The guy who gave me(free) my 1962 f100 called and said he wanted to drop of a manual that he had laying around. I'm thinking Haynes or Chiltons, or maybe a manual for the Olds 330 thats in it. He gets out of the car and hands me a 1961 Ford shop manual, I'm shocked this is a $60.00+ manual and I jumping for joy on the inside. I thanked him, he said the manual was probably worth more than the truck(little does he know). I have had so much fun working on this truck. The engine is giving me fits, but hey it's old and doesn't have electronics and emissions, and I love that. I have the Quadrajet pulled off right now, found the primary jet plugs leaking fuel down into the intake. When I pulled it apart also found the accelerator piston cup had separated from the rod assy. I ordered a rebuild kit the other day and it's arrived just waiting for some additional parts to put it together. I pulled the master cylinder at the same time, wasn't working, kept going to the floor when pedal pressed, attempted to bleed with negative results. I have a fresh reman that will go in when the rain stops, thinking about building and ark just in case. Shouldn't global drying be happening along with that global warming? So whats happening over in the Western and central part of the state. I just looked out side and it's coming down in buckets, I think the ark is a good option, haha.
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Back from the high country, weather was a LOT nicer above 5,000ft than down in the valley!
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Gray and damp down here in Medford way. Was able to get a little tinkering done on the truck though. The nice weather last week sure had me spoiled. Spring fever is definitly setting in.
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Yard work is the only downside of spring, just when I want to fish, run boats, work on trucks, etc.......The damn grass just wont stop growing........thinking, round-up and gravel.
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Yard work is the only downside of spring, just when I want to fish, run boats, work on trucks, etc.......The damn grass just wont stop growing........thinking, round-up and gravel.
You will get tired of the gravel , thinking of putting some grass in here but will have to rent a small excavator to do it I'm not digging down and moving that much rock by hand.
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I was in Portland over the weekend, got real wet, did not know it rained that much at one time. Got back to Prineville on Sunday, and guess what, it was raining here to.
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It was nice here on Sunday, but we got 3/4" of rain on Saturday along with marble sized hail!
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Anybody besides me been out doing any trout fishing since the high country lakes have opened?..........Its been a slow start,.......and COLD too!.
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I'm 1/3 done with my deployment, only 4 more months to go. YAY! Well it's only gettin to about the 80 and 90s over here so far. Not looking forward to the 140s of the summer, but the hotter it gets the closer I am to gettin back stateside. Though being stationed in middle Ga, it's still over 100 in sept with about 90% humidity.
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OMG! I found my heaven. See ya guys, I'm heading for Canada!

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Come on over here, Don!.........Got a couple of J-yards, 1 in Springfield and 1 south of Junction city, that have nothing but old iron!
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I'll never live long enough to finish the projects I have now..............

I see all that "old iron" and the wheels just start spinning!
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