Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Arkansas Chapter
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Arkansas Chapter Join Chapter Leader: tojoski

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-01-2010, 01:42 PM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,715
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
July Chat / All Topic Thread

Another month here and gone, man how time flies.

I've got some piddle work planned for the 250, coolant to ELC swap, pyro gauge ect.. gotta stop procrastinating and just do it!
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-01-2010, 04:00 PM
mechmagcn's Avatar
mechmagcn mechmagcn is offline
Diesel Junky
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Moro Bay, AR
Posts: 3,615
mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tojoski View Post
gotta stop procrastinating and just do it!
Joe, I need to say the same about several of my projects
__________________
Jeff

1953 F100 PU "Someday"

Lincoln Town Car front clip

5 cyl Mercedes turbo diesel/auto

It Runs! It Even Moves!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-01-2010, 04:30 PM
zhilton's Avatar
zhilton zhilton is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Posts: 4,393
zhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechmagcn View Post
Joe, I need to say the same about several of my projects
I'm going to through an Amen in there...the "just do it" line of thinking applies to me as well.
__________________
FTE Arkansas chapter member
1972 Ranchero GT (351C CobraJet intake)
2001 Explorer XLT 2WD
2004 F250 6.0L 2WD CC "Pavement Princess"
2007 Monaco Starwood SL 31BHD
2012 Focus SEL (Wife's ride)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2010, 06:00 PM
zhilton's Avatar
zhilton zhilton is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Posts: 4,393
zhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to all
Happy 4th of July weekend guys/gals. Hope everyone is staying cool.

I got my new job. I've been trying to get hired by this company (home terminal is Carthage, MO) since Sept/Oct when they posted openings the first time. Finally contacted a former coworker...that is a Trainmaster in Cotter...about what I needed to do to get my resume to stand out; I meet all their requirements. He put my name on the short list for interviews (by-passing the pre-screener)...if I would have known that's all it would take I would have done that last fall. Not sure how much of the territory I'll be working...but the railroad stretches from Newark...through Batesville, Cotter, Branson, Carthage, Neveda and up to KC. At 575 miles long...it will be nice to be back on a railroad that covers some territory instead of kick rock cars around all day.

Anyway, I get to drop the bombshell on my current Tuesday...have to be in Carthage Wednesday morning. At least it's with better pay & benefits that I make the change. Just wish they would have given me a little more notice...5 days is going to be rough getting everything moved from HS to Cartage. The pavement princess is still under the weather too.
__________________
FTE Arkansas chapter member
1972 Ranchero GT (351C CobraJet intake)
2001 Explorer XLT 2WD
2004 F250 6.0L 2WD CC "Pavement Princess"
2007 Monaco Starwood SL 31BHD
2012 Focus SEL (Wife's ride)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-04-2010, 10:18 AM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,715
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
Congrats on the new job.

We spent Sat. at the Memphis zoo with some of the wife's kinfolk. It's pretty nice, I bet I haven't been to a zoo since the 2nd grade.

We'll be heading home here in a bit, on I40..hwy 64 has too many speedtraps. At Christmas the city of Earle got me for $180 !
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-04-2010, 11:10 AM
zhilton's Avatar
zhilton zhilton is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Posts: 4,393
zhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by tojoski View Post
We'll be heading home here in a bit, on I40..hwy 64 has too many speedtraps. At Christmas the city of Earle got me for $180 !
Atheists, must have been a Chubby lover.

Anyone ever figured out how to clone them selves? The last couple of weeks it sure would have been handy if there had been two of me.
__________________
FTE Arkansas chapter member
1972 Ranchero GT (351C CobraJet intake)
2001 Explorer XLT 2WD
2004 F250 6.0L 2WD CC "Pavement Princess"
2007 Monaco Starwood SL 31BHD
2012 Focus SEL (Wife's ride)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-05-2010, 02:13 PM
mechmagcn's Avatar
mechmagcn mechmagcn is offline
Diesel Junky
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Moro Bay, AR
Posts: 3,615
mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zhilton View Post

Anyone ever figured out how to clone them selves? The last couple of weeks it sure would have been handy if there had been two of me.
I've been trying to figure that one out for years, but with my luck he would be the most sorry, worthless POS you ever saw
__________________
Jeff

1953 F100 PU "Someday"

Lincoln Town Car front clip

5 cyl Mercedes turbo diesel/auto

It Runs! It Even Moves!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-06-2010, 10:11 PM
mechmagcn's Avatar
mechmagcn mechmagcn is offline
Diesel Junky
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Moro Bay, AR
Posts: 3,615
mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.mechmagcn has a good reputation on FTE.
Well, I have been working on heavy duty trucks for most of my life, today I guess I joined the ranks of the drivers out there wearing them out. The folks I have been working for lately needed a relief driver, so I agreed to drive when needed and keep turning wrenches too. I seem to have forgotten how hard it can be to haul logs, it had been at least 14 years since my last load. I think I'll sleep good tonight, but it has been years since I had to get up early to be under the loader as day is breaking Oh Well, the pay is good.
__________________
Jeff

1953 F100 PU "Someday"

Lincoln Town Car front clip

5 cyl Mercedes turbo diesel/auto

It Runs! It Even Moves!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-06-2010, 11:51 PM
zhilton's Avatar
zhilton zhilton is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Posts: 4,393
zhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to all
Morning everyone, made it through the weekend with all of my fingers. Though I did watch one of my Aggie cousins school my Marine brother on how to make a "sparkler bomb".
Quote:
Originally Posted by mechmagcn View Post
Well, I have been working on heavy duty trucks for most of my life, today I guess I joined the ranks of the drivers out there wearing them out.
Takes a certain kind of weird-o to sit in a cab all-day. I'll take a locomotive over a truck...but that's just me.
__________________
FTE Arkansas chapter member
1972 Ranchero GT (351C CobraJet intake)
2001 Explorer XLT 2WD
2004 F250 6.0L 2WD CC "Pavement Princess"
2007 Monaco Starwood SL 31BHD
2012 Focus SEL (Wife's ride)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-08-2010, 08:59 PM
tojoski's Avatar
tojoski tojoski is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: McRae, AR
Posts: 1,715
tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.tojoski has a very good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zhilton View Post
Morning everyone, made it through the weekend with all of my fingers. Though I did watch one of my Aggie cousins school my Marine brother on how to make a "sparkler bomb"

I made it intact too, but just barely. One of those 12 or 16 shot flaming ball things fell over after the 1st shot.. and one of them missed me by about 3 feet.

After that we wised up and wedged them in between some bricks...then I spent an hour the next day picking up trash..


A sparkler bomb? Now that sounds intersting
__________________
Joe

- My Garage -

Arkansas Chapter Leader - Join Here
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-10-2010, 11:49 AM
zhilton's Avatar
zhilton zhilton is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ft. Smith, AR
Posts: 4,393
zhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to allzhilton is a name known to all
Made it through the first 3 days in the state of Misery. At least I draw ed #1 seniority in my hiring class of 9. Union railroading...this will be an interesting experience.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tojoski View Post
I made it intact too, but just barely. One of those 12 or 16 shot flaming ball things fell over after the 1st shot.. and one of them missed me by about 3 feet.

After that we wised up and wedged them in between some bricks...then I spent an hour the next day picking up trash..


A sparkler bomb? Now that sounds intersting
We noticed something like that too...a couple of our fireworks didn't go off like they were expected. Had one of those "brick" fireworks fall over on it's side as well. Each shot out of the brick was aimed at someone/something different; the mothers there weren't too happy at that point.

I was looking to see if one of my cousin's had uploaded the actual footage from Moo-Melle's demonstration but no luck. This will have to do...

YouTube - Sparkler Bomb exploding. Fireworks
__________________
FTE Arkansas chapter member
1972 Ranchero GT (351C CobraJet intake)
2001 Explorer XLT 2WD
2004 F250 6.0L 2WD CC "Pavement Princess"
2007 Monaco Starwood SL 31BHD
2012 Focus SEL (Wife's ride)
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 11:49 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wheels 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 7 04-13-2004 01:08 AM
is this common 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 3 11-12-2002 02:38 AM
ooops Aerostar 3 02-21-2002 02:36 AM
Overheating 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 03-11-2001 11:13 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Regional Chapters > Southern Region > Arkansas Chapter

Tags
ar, ft, mercedes, smith

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup