What did you do to your deuce this week?

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Aussie Bloke that was a neat movie! Looks like your Deuce handled it with ease. It really didn't seem as if your engine was being taxed at all. Boy, if I tried that in the States I'd get a visit from the State Police before I got 500 ft. Trespassing. Thanks!
Yep, thats why I moved from the foothills of Calif to the mountains of Idaho. No one tells us where we can or cant go. If the state doesn't want you in a certain part of the forest while they manage it, they gate it, then open it up later for us. They Know who they Work for....unlike most other state goober mint agencies, that think they are God. BTW Montana seems to be OK and WY too.
 

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How often do you get this lucky? I went down to my basement shop for the 723 rd time yesterday looking for a bolt for Brutus. I opened one of my nut and bolt drawers and found two 1/8" NPT 90 degree hose barb fittings! Praise Jesus!!! I probably bought those things 30 years ago. Anyway, I replaced my transmission vent with one and a 9" length of 1/4" fuel hose. Kind of like a slobber tube. So it's vented about 45" above the ground. Transfer case is next. I also finished bolting and welding in my patch for my rusted drivers' side floor. I didn't take any photos because I'd be ashamed to show my finished results. At least I won't be driving a Fred Flintstone car this winter.
 

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How often do you get this lucky? I went down to my basement shop for the 723 rd time yesterday looking for a bolt for Brutus. I opened one of my nut and bolt drawers and found two 1/8" NPT 90 degree hose barb fittings! Praise Jesus!!! I probably bought those things 30 years ago. Anyway, I replaced my transmission vent with one and a 9" length of 1/4" fuel hose. Kind of like a slobber tube. So it's vented about 45" above the ground. Transfer case is next. I also finished bolting and welding in my patch for my rusted drivers' side floor. I didn't take any photos because I'd be ashamed to show my finished results. At least I won't be driving a Fred Flintstone car this winter.
There is nothing like having a stash of nuts, bolts, and brass fittings! More often than not what I want is in one of those coffee cans. The little plastic drawers couldn't hold the quantity - so I upgraded to coffee cans and peanut butter jars. ;-)
 

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Hi Tim, Yeah I have some coffee cans too. After having done the axles, I was thinking about doing the T-case and tranny . I was thinking it would be hard to find a straight hose barb with 1/8" threads that wasn't too tall. It would interfere with the transmission cover. So, I thought about using a street elbows so I could direct the hose barb 90 degrees perpendicular. Well there I was working on the cab floor and I needed a lock washer or bolt or something.......and there they were! I mean that never happens!
 

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How often do you get this lucky? I went down to my basement shop for the 723 rd time yesterday looking for a bolt for Brutus. I opened one of my nut and bolt drawers and found two 1/8" NPT 90 degree hose barb fittings! Praise Jesus!!! I probably bought those things 30 years ago. Anyway, I replaced my transmission vent with one and a 9" length of 1/4" fuel hose. Kind of like a slobber tube. So it's vented about 45" above the ground. Transfer case is next. I also finished bolting and welding in my patch for my rusted drivers' side floor. I didn't take any photos because I'd be ashamed to show my finished results. At least I won't be driving a Fred Flintstone car this winter.
Nice job on using up 3 of 9000 fittings/bolts/nuts in the supply bin.

Come on. No shame. I enjoy laughing at myself more than others. My favorite saying, " I'm only successful because I'm to stupid to give up".
 

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Nice job on using up 3 of 9000 fittings/bolts/nuts in the supply bin.

Come on. No shame. I enjoy laughing at myself more than others. My favorite saying, " I'm only successful because I'm to stupid to give up".
Not so sure about the "stupid" HN6. After all, you survive living in Alaska...

When I describe that situation, I call it too "hardheaded" or maybe too "stubborn" to give up... Definitely not stupid. Heck, if that was the case you might not have the wherewithall to actually fix the problem. Just my opinion ;-)

Tim
 

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Not so sure about the "stupid" HN6. After all, you survive living in Alaska...

When I describe that situation, I call it too "hardheaded" or maybe too "stubborn" to give up... Definitely not stupid. Heck, if that was the case you might not have the wherewithall to actually fix the problem. Just my opinion ;-)

Tim
Hardheaded and stubborn are probably a better choice!

What i did to my Deuce today!
 

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Fixed a friend's truck. The fuel tube was rotten with holes
This is a good one to remember, no matter what the vehicle.

I've seen the same problem on WWII trucks that would run out of gas with the tank half full, once the fuel level dropped below the the rust hole in the pickup tube. Also had it happen on some race car fuel cells if they got filled with ethanol gas the flex pick up disintegrated cause air to get sucked in causing fuel starvation.

Cheers Phil
 

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It is this time of the year again....Queen Lola went into her winter hibernation quarters. Dry and semi-heated. We had a dump of snow last week, just so we would not forget what is about to come. Lola is a Southern Belle, has never really been in the winter and I am not going to get her all salted up and crusty.

I used to go and start her up once in a while but an old timer truck mechanic asked my why I would do such a silly thing. He said "The cold is hard on the engine. The oil is thick and it sticks to the inside, it ain't going anywhere, everything is coated and protected because you shut her down when you parked, the engine nice and hot after a long drive. Now you come along in the freezing cold, force it to turn over,everything is stiff, you risk burning out the starter, idling is at best a haphazard warm up with tons of condensate fouling the oil - why are you doing that? Just let her sleep and wake her up when it's warm again."

I have been abiding by that and I am always amazed how, after sitting for a good 5 months she usually starts up within two or three revolutions.

Can't wait..... It makes me sad when I look at the empty spot in the yard...

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It is this time of the year again....Queen Lola went into her winter hibernation quarters. Dry and semi-heated. We had a dump of snow last week, just so we would not forget what is about to come. Lola is a Southern Belle, has never really been in the winter and I am not going to get her all salted up and crusty.

I used to go and start her up once in a while but an old timer truck mechanic asked my why I would do such a silly thing. He said "The cold is hard on the engine. The oil is thick and it sticks to the inside, it ain't going anywhere, everything is coated and protected because you shut her down when you parked, the engine nice and hot after a long drive. Now you come along in the freezing cold, force it to turn over,everything is stiff, you risk burning out the starter, idling is at best a haphazard warm up with tons of condensate fouling the oil - why are you doing that? Just let her sleep and wake her up when it's warm again."

I have been abiding by that and I am always amazed how, after sitting for a good 5 months she usually starts up within two or three revolutions.

Can't wait..... It makes me sad when I look at the empty spot in the yard...

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I had to take the 14.5 front tires/wheels off and put the split rims with 11.00 tires on to fit my chains. I chained up the front, and one tire on each side in the back, for a total of 4 chains. I went to get firewood higher up the mountain in the snow yesterday, and I couldn't get traction to cable out the logs. My truck hibernates in the summer, and works from fall through springtime. I may go with a locker soon in the rear.
 

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It is this time of the year again....Queen Lola went into her winter hibernation quarters. Dry and semi-heated. We had a dump of snow last week, just so we would not forget what is about to come. Lola is a Southern Belle, has never really been in the winter and I am not going to get her all salted up and crusty.

I used to go and start her up once in a while but an old timer truck mechanic asked my why I would do such a silly thing. He said "The cold is hard on the engine. The oil is thick and it sticks to the inside, it ain't going anywhere, everything is coated and protected because you shut her down when you parked, the engine nice and hot after a long drive. Now you come along in the freezing cold, force it to turn over,everything is stiff, you risk burning out the starter, idling is at best a haphazard warm up with tons of condensate fouling the oil - why are you doing that? Just let her sleep and wake her up when it's warm again."

I have been abiding by that and I am always amazed how, after sitting for a good 5 months she usually starts up within two or three revolutions.

Can't wait..... It makes me sad when I look at the empty spot in the yard...

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Wow cattlerepairman . The old guy definitely gave you some good advise. I have several friends with sporty cars that live in Michigan and a couple more in Illinois - and in the past few days - all of them have reported garaging their toys for the winter.

That picture shows that your toy hasn't seen any of the slag and salt... Definitely a NICE looking truck!

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