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Forum: General Automotive 03-05-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By john112deere
Today's high temp of 15*F...

Today's high temp of 15*F notwithstanding...spring's coming.

Ordered a modest heap of new parts for this thing today...nothing hugely fun, unfortunately, just maintenance type stuff. New radiator...
Forum: Generations 8-9 02-25-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,709
Posted By john112deere
How does the overdrive ratio compare to the stock...

How does the overdrive ratio compare to the stock ZF-5? And I guess as a closely related question, what rear-end gears are you running?

It's been years since I drove a truck like that ('95 PSD...
Forum: Generations 8-9 02-23-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,709
Posted By john112deere
RTO 6610 is a ten-speed, right?

RTO 6610 is a ten-speed, right?
Forum: General Conversation 02-21-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 44,400
Posted By john112deere
Yes- helping out on a ~2,000 tap operation.

Yes- helping out on a ~2,000 tap operation.
Forum: General Conversation 02-20-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 44,400
Posted By john112deere
Thermometer says 22 but it's a damn cold...

Thermometer says 22 but it's a damn cold 22...spent all day in the woods tapping trees- was nice while I was moving/working and a bit out of the wind, but man was it cold when we got back to the...
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 11-30-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,616
Posted By john112deere
It's a chain...and it's supposed to be covered...

It's a chain...and it's supposed to be covered with a steel guard to keep snow and fingers out. I didn't realize until too late that the inner piece of the cover has to go on before the chain...
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 11-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,616
Posted By john112deere
We visited my grandparents every Sunday for...

We visited my grandparents every Sunday for dinner...right up 'til I left for college.

Grandpa died shortly after, and that changed the dynamic surrounding me and this machine....old machines,...
Forum: General Conversation 11-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,171
Posted By john112deere
And this knowledge would, I'm sure, make him...

And this knowledge would, I'm sure, make him smile.


This is the third time I've sat down to write this post...perhaps this time I'll finish. Tammy- your dad and I go aways back on this...
Forum: General Conversation 11-29-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,171
Posted By john112deere
And this knowledge would, I'm sure, make him...

And this knowledge would, I'm sure, make him smile.


This is the third time I've sat down to write this post...perhaps this time I'll finish. Tammy- your dad and I go aways back on this...
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 11-22-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,280
Posted By john112deere
Nice- I've always thought those were neat looking...

Nice- I've always thought those were neat looking tractors, but never had a chance to play with one up close.

What's the engine? I see it says 14 hp, but who makes it?
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 11-21-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,616
Posted By john112deere
Finally got the trailer painted and put back...

Finally got the trailer painted and put back together...it's not pretty- not near as good as it looks in the pics- but protected from rust, anyway.

Hung the plow blade on it, too...hopefully...
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 11-15-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,616
Posted By john112deere
I mentioned a while ago I was going to start...

I mentioned a while ago I was going to start working on the little dump cart...summer got away from me, but I did dig into it a few weeks ago.

One tire didn't hold air, and was missing a valve...
Forum: Garage and Tool Zone 10-11-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,616
Posted By john112deere
Life's been...in the way of work on these a lot...

Life's been...in the way of work on these a lot lately. I can't really claim I'm too busy, but I'm busy enough and lockdown fatigue seems to reduce my ambition overall. (Either that or I'm just...
Forum: Motorcycle/ATV 09-06-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By john112deere
Ugh! We don't really do chipseal in the...

Ugh! We don't really do chipseal in the northeast but I've ridden on it in other parts of the country...not as bad as fresh-graded gravel, but it's certainly not a surface I look forward to.
...
Forum: Heavy Equipment 08-30-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 19,081
Posted By john112deere
Yeah, I dunno...this was back when they first...

Yeah, I dunno...this was back when they first started selling Echos at Home Depot, and TBH I think it was just set up wrong at the factory and with no dealer to make it right, it never was.

Turns...
Forum: General Automotive 08-23-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By john112deere
Haven't even looked for that yet...may have to...

Haven't even looked for that yet...may have to take you up on that offer. I put it up on ramps and went all over it looking for rust before I bought it, and remember seeing the filter...but not...
Forum: Heavy Equipment 08-23-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 19,081
Posted By john112deere
It's an Echo CS-3000...I think these are supposed...

It's an Echo CS-3000...I think these are supposed to be good saws for what they are...but this one has always been a turd. Primer bulb and air filter had it running OK for a few minutes till it...
Forum: General Automotive 08-23-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,306
Posted By john112deere
UHaul says they weigh about 2200 lbs...I've...

UHaul says they weigh about 2200 lbs...I've pulled a number of these behind different rigs- they pull "heavy" for 2200 lbs, but they're great trailers.

I did OK through western Maine...truck...
Forum: Heavy Equipment 08-21-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 19,081
Posted By john112deere
On the other end of the size spectrum...Dad gave...

On the other end of the size spectrum...Dad gave me a chain saw a month or so ago, as he was preparing to sell his house. First time I went to use it, the primer bulb spilt.

Finally got around to...
Forum: General Automotive 08-20-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By john112deere
If memory serves, it dates to the beginnings of...

If memory serves, it dates to the beginnings of that, when Ford owned a stake in Mazda but not the majority share they eventually came to own (and subsequently sell).
Forum: General Automotive 08-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,807
Posted By john112deere
fun in the sun

I've been getting increasingly serious about picking up a convertible over the last several years, and although I wasn't exactly planning on it, things aligned such that I brought home a 1991 Mazda...
Forum: General Automotive 08-20-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,306
Posted By john112deere
Thread on the topic coming elsewhere, but I...

Thread on the topic coming elsewhere, but I bought a toy the other day, and dragged it home with the Tacoma...~4300 lbs for the loaded trailer, and I pulled it about 250 miles Monday night.

Truck...
Forum: General Automotive 08-03-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,306
Posted By john112deere
It does, although I haven't yet figured out what...

It does, although I haven't yet figured out what I could use it for...I think it's 100W going down the road and 400W when parked. Don't think it's enough juice to run a circular saw, which was the...
Forum: General Conversation 07-18-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,443
Posted By john112deere
I think it's a little goofy looking, and I'm not...

I think it's a little goofy looking, and I'm not a huge fan of the turbo engines but...if they'd released it a year ago, I'd probably have bought one instead of the Tacoma.

I was all set to buy a...
Forum: Personal Announcements & Introductions 07-17-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By john112deere
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