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Old 06-01-2018, 10:45 PM
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No crap when we have to replace tires on the school buses one would think they have gold wire in them.
Yeah....I'm thinking I will will go with the Cooper Roadmasters.

Yeah yeah....Chinese...but after many talks with people they seem damn good and let's face it, if there was some failure...it would be plastered on the net.

Interestingly, I've seen more people pissed over Michelin's..which these are.

30k miles on them.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:51 PM
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The coppers are good tires we bought them before. Good wear and traction. 360 for a cooper vs 700 for a Michelin is almost a no brainer.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:49 AM
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I have used cooper tires for many years just because that is all the local tire shop carries. I have had no major issues with them. One bulge in the sidewall but that was replaced for free out of warranty.
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Old 06-09-2018, 11:06 PM
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Local Ford dealer gave me the best price on the tires, so next month or so I will get them ordered and swapped.

Battery tray removal was the order of the day, what a miserable beotch. Put the neighbor to work.

Will be using some 1/4'' angle iron either 3 x 3 or 4 x 4 run lengthwise for the new batteries.

All new primary wiring as well using bus bars to make things easy and neat.





















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Was the beer the second line of defense after the extinguisher?
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I was gonna use processed beer....
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Batteries showed up the other day. 125# each.

Figure I will be adding only about 100# so no big deal at all.

Dicked around with the switch etc. to see how it can be laid out.

Think I will buy some 1-1/4'' x 1/4'' copper bar to join the positive to the switch and fuse.





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Just a silly question, but....
How come you don't have a small plasma cutter?

Perfect excuse to buy one right there...….
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