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Old 03-01-2022, 03:04 PM   #221
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You can see the start of my wiring hanging off the left frame rail. I had a brake light all wired up in case I took a spin on the county road, but snipped it when I decided it was time to pull the bed. 12 gauge 3 wire extension cord. It's amazing how many I have pulled outa the trash on jobsites. I have all colors for the different circuits.
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Old 03-02-2022, 12:47 AM   #222
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Got a start this evening on the rear brakes. My wife has a late shift so I just got in at 9:40 pm here. She stoked the fire in the house before she left so it';s nice and warm in the house. Not in the shop.... Anyhow I got a couple pics of the right side rear brakes. Pretty normal stuff. I was thrilled to see about 3/16" of bonded lining on those big rear shoes. Everything hydraulic and the oil seals are here for replacement. I'm pretty sure the 3/16" will last my lifetime. Will check out the left side tomorrow after work.
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Old 03-02-2022, 12:57 AM   #223
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Got a start this evening on the rear brakes. I was thrilled to see about 3/16" of bonded lining on those big rear shoes. Everything hydraulic and the oil seals are here for replacement.


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Old 03-02-2022, 01:00 AM   #224
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Good news ! My wife tends to "forget" to load the stove unless its 20 below. I cut, split, stack in the woodshed that is 15' from the basement door, carry in 3 arm loads per day, stack again in the house to where all you have to do is pick up a piece, rotate 180* and put it in the stove. its still too much work I guess, as often I get to the house in the evening and fire is out, basement is 55*. Sorry, I'll quit whining now
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Old 03-02-2022, 05:43 AM   #225
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Gary,
Brake job is looking good in there. Still some material. I agree 3/16 will be fine for a long long time! Ahhh Wood heat! Wife stoked the wood fire for 40 years while I was at work or not home. We made it! Yep miss the wood heat but not the work!
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Old 03-02-2022, 11:19 AM   #226
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Come on man, where are the jackstands? Wife is at work and it is cold there.


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Old 03-02-2022, 12:57 PM   #227
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Come on man, where are the jackstands? Wife is at work and it is cold there.




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Guilty as charged. Thanks for the reminder. It is the very first thing I will do when I get back down to the shop.
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Old 03-05-2022, 08:06 PM   #228
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Today it was sunny and warm so I fired up the mighty H six and parked in front of the shop to do the other side's brakes.
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And a few more pics.... Just had to add the one of matching the door color. This is the first time I got a pic of it in the natural outdoor light and I am happy how I got a decent match. AND, I can call my buddy and say it's time to bleed the brakes!
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Old 03-05-2022, 09:34 PM   #230
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And a few more pics.... Just had to add the one of matching the door color. This is the first time I got a pic of it in the natural outdoor light and I am happy how I got a decent match. AND, I can call my buddy and say it's time to bleed the brakes!




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Good match on the paint, you must add artist to your resume. Looks dry there, has spring already sprung?
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Old 03-05-2022, 11:30 PM   #233
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Good match on the paint, you must add artist to your resume. Looks dry there, has spring already sprung?
It is indeed 'springing'.... Lilacs are budding, so are the alders and a few others. We have a very short winter here.
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Good match on the paint, you must add artist to your resume. Looks dry there, has spring already sprung?
It is indeed 'springing'.... Lilacs are budding, so are the alders and a few others. We have a very short winter here.
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:42 AM   #235
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OK, OK, I heard ya the first time !
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:07 AM   #236
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He’s rubbing it in!.....we’re still below freezing at night in Maine.....Hell Im in Vegas and North of the city I ran into snow......Mark
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Old 03-06-2022, 01:45 AM   #237
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In Minnesota (when I lived there), the crappie bite started when the lilacs were blooming.

That was in late April or early May.
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Old 03-13-2022, 10:24 PM   #238
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Had a great weekend with few 'disruptions' so I finalized the rear brakes. The parking brakes took way longer than expected. Some PO had them adjusted all very wonky with the main cable loose and the arteries out to each brake tightened all the way. It is some sort of 'ballet' to get everything in sync and working as it should. With that all worked out I called my old buddy John to come by this afternoon for the bleeding sequence. We have been friends for almost 40 years and brake bleeding is always a way to get together. He's a single guy and doesn't cook a lot, so a home cooked meal makes it worth the 24 mile round trip from town. So it was yet another Sunday night after brake bleeding evening. Ravin's menu was roast pork with mashed potatoes and peas. I'm here to report a grand time was had by all and on our test run I mashed the brakes hard on the steep downhill and all was good. Don't get much better than that where I come from.
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Old 03-14-2022, 12:17 AM   #239
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Shoot, dinner like that I wish I was a neighbor
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Gary,
Working brakes! You and John did them right! Testing on them too! Mashed taters Pork and peas Yumm!
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