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Forum: VetNet Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By monckywrench
PCM can contact Tricare referrals to make it...

PCM can contact Tricare referrals to make it happen but if you can't ever reach him you might need another PCM. An active duty PCM on a local base is most useful and since they rotate them you get...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion Today, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,441
Posted By monckywrench
One option is to garage such vehicles. I would...

One option is to garage such vehicles. I would never live in an HOA community though they do make nice "containment zones" for those who prefer a certain kind of neighborhood. That can keep them for...
Forum: Garage & Workshop Today, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By monckywrench
Nice and much less expensive than those fancy...

Nice and much less expensive than those fancy load assist devices.
Forum: Garage & Workshop Today, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By monckywrench
Ebay is outstanding. For example my professional...

Ebay is outstanding. For example my professional machinist bro buys nearly all of his tooling via Ebay unless he needs it overnighted. (Then it's MSC, McMaster-Carr or Fastenal.)

As far as I'm...
Forum: Flatbed, Car, Boat, Utility, Horse & Misc. Trailer Towing 01-26-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,017
Posted By monckywrench
Here's a pic I saved from a local Craigslist...

Here's a pic I saved from a local Craigslist post. You can see the theory of operation clearly. This is the most common design I've seen over the years.

Note ALL the geometry. It matters.

If...
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 01-22-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,431
Posted By monckywrench
I thought I'd get the advantages of simplicity...

I thought I'd get the advantages of simplicity and durability from my 4.2 until it hydro-locked like so many others. Meanwhile my 4.6s and many others just rack up the miles. All engines wear out...
Forum: Flatbed, Car, Boat, Utility, Horse & Misc. Trailer Towing 12-29-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,017
Posted By monckywrench
I later found a few pics but after switching hard...

I later found a few pics but after switching hard drives I don't know where they are. I got a Century hydraulic wheel lift so I didn't bother building a personal dolly. (Old wheel lifts are easy to...
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 10-21-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,431
Posted By monckywrench
I'd be changing the fuel filter because they are...

I'd be changing the fuel filter because they are much less hassle than swapping a fuel pump. (Working at a used car business was educational in that respect. I'd cut open fuel filters for fun with a...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 10-06-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 15,933
Posted By monckywrench
Thread necromancy but it may help someone. ...

Thread necromancy but it may help someone.

When I get a truck I pull the bed bolts then slather them with anti-seize and reinstall. I keep trucks long enough that it has always been a good call...
Forum: General Automotive Discussion 10-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By monckywrench
Neither. I check CONDITION. A low mileage truck...

Neither. I check CONDITION. A low mileage truck may have been badly maintained or driven by a lunatic.

Caveat Emptor, inspect before you spend. If it's real money I bring a BRIGHT tactical light...
Forum: 3.8 & 4.2L V6 10-03-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,431
Posted By monckywrench
I got my 2000 4.2/manual with what appeared to be...

I got my 2000 4.2/manual with what appeared to be a replacement engine at 80K miles. I'm happy with the truck and maintained it regularly.

It just turned 220K and while driving yesterday it lost...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 08-25-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 24,640
Posted By monckywrench
Four years later: Never bothered wiring it...

Four years later:

Never bothered wiring it the rest of the way though I use it quite a bit. No excuse other than sloth and I didn't feel like crawling under the truck.

Found the limit of the...
Forum: Garage & Workshop 04-12-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,713
Posted By monckywrench
Good riddance to "Kmartsman", though I do scoop...

Good riddance to "Kmartsman", though I do scoop them up cheap at yard sales and flea markets. Lots of deals to be had there for less than Horror Fright prices.
Forum: Ford vs The Competition 02-07-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,173
Posted By monckywrench
Ford sales records show their F-150 choices are a...

Ford sales records show their F-150 choices are a winning combination.

That level of sales also shows the Recession is over and there is enough disposable income to support traditional middle...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 02-06-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,704
Posted By monckywrench
Exceptional truck. Thanks for posting.

Exceptional truck. Thanks for posting.
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