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Forum: Free Parking 04-15-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,568
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Advice on moving on..

It is amazing when you get out of a situation how different it looks from the outside.
Forum: Free Parking 04-15-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,879
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Mechanics doing side work

When I was a still in the shop as a John Deere Ag Tech, I had several customers pestering me to moonlight. I thought about it and made a rule that I would only work on old two cylinder tractors on...
Forum: Free Parking 04-04-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,324
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Popular Perception/Image of Big Rigs?

This is the truck I drive now, a 1997 Peterbilt 379. It has 1.3 million miles, a 3406E Cat engine, and a Super 10 transmission. Other than the Super 10, I really like this truck. My previous truck...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-30-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Saving a few coins etc

I have used anti-freeze for drilling holes and it worked well. I usually use wal-mart cheap 30wt for tapping holes, and for cutting on the lathe. I would like to try some actual cutting oil just to...
Forum: Free Parking 02-11-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,294
Posted By Racecarl
Re: truckers: what is the best kingpin lock?

To stop almost anybody except someone with a wrecker, crank the landing gear up all the way and either remove the landing gear crank and cross shaft or make something that locks the landing gear...
Forum: Free Parking 01-25-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,922
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Vehicle Test Drives

I knew I guy that wanted to sell his pickup, a 1985 Chevy 4X4. He ran an ad in the paper (this was WAY before CL or even the internet, 1987) and a guy called. My friend was an assistant manager at...
Forum: Free Parking 01-03-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,116
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Anyone else list items on CL with a firm price?

Last fall I sold a 1996 Cavalier for my daughter. It had 4 almost new tires. I had recently replaced the timing chain, 3 valves, and the fuel pump. I was asking $500. I didn't list it on...
Forum: Free Parking 12-28-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,717
Posted By Racecarl
Re: What was your first car?

My first car was a 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme 2DHT. Had a high compression 330 and Jet-Away transmission. I swapped a turbo 350 for the jet-away. I drove that car 11 years, 4 months, and 3 days. ...
Forum: Free Parking 12-20-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Anybody here work for John deere

A lot of this depends on the dealership. If they are on the 'dealership of tomorrow' program, the times are all standardized and segmented. The key to that program is to get familiar with the...
Forum: Free Parking 12-20-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Berts tractor

At first glance I thought it was a 2010. The old guys said if you had a good 2010 you couldn't break it and if you had a bad one, you couldn't fix it. A 2020 is a much better tractor.

Forum: Free Parking 12-19-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,604
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Help me with my roadtrip! Driving through NE, KS, OK, and TX

US 81 through Kansas is NOT western Kansas. US 83, however, IS western Kansas. If you are going through York, NE and are hungry, stop at Chances-R resturant. It is VERY good.
Forum: Free Parking 12-15-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,564
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Camino Hankerin'

My uncle had a GMC Sprint like the one in the OP's post. It was silver and blue and had some aftermarket wheels (Keystone Classics?). Pretty sweet ride for the late 70's early 80's.
Forum: Free Parking 12-13-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By Racecarl
Re: john deere 4045 deisel engine

On the Waterloo engines head bolts were 150 ft/lbs + 1/4 turn (90 degrees). I cannot remember Dubuque engine head torque off the top of my head, but I don't recall a wide variation between models. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-13-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,099
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Do you stock 7/16" bolts & nuts?

Old Massey Ferguson combines (750, 760, 850, 860) used a lot of 7/16" bolts. I always thought that was because no one else wanted 7/16" bolts, so Massey got a heck of a deal on these fasteners.
Forum: Free Parking 12-08-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,027
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Now THIS is Crisp...

Here in southwest Nebraska we have been experiencing lows in the single digits below zero and highs in the mid teens. Usually the lows are in the lower teens and the highs are in the mid 30s. I...
Forum: Free Parking 12-08-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Memories of your Grandparents

My paternal grandparents were retired farmers. They lived right across from the Catholic Church so whenever we got out of Mass we would go over to their house for a visit. Grandpa had a pool table...
Forum: Free Parking 12-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,695
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Your Education Level - And how it affected Your Life

I have a BBA in Business Management. I really didn't have any classes in college that interested me and by the time I was a senior, I HATED school. I admit to being pragmatic (or lazy) and did not...
Forum: Free Parking 12-01-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,141
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Hoses

I don't usually patronize Sears, but their Craftsman garden hoses are top shelf. Being totally unbiased (of course), that could be because they are made at the Parker Hannifin plant where my wife...
Forum: Free Parking 11-29-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,697
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Pancreatitis

My pastor's son has had attacks since he was 14. They finally got into the Mayo Clinic where he was diagnosed. He is on a strict no-fat diet and has to take an enzyme pill of some sort before he...
Forum: Free Parking 11-21-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 25,879
Views: 7,751,375
Posted By Racecarl
Re: post your WTF pictures

The sprayer is either a 4720/30 or 4830. They weigh about 28,000 empty. The 4920 is a LOT bigger sprayer and weighs almost 35,000. If the posts are rated for 20,000 then there is no problem. I...
Forum: Free Parking 11-21-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Jet A in Torpedo Heater and Hotsy

It should not be a problem, since a jet engine is a very controlled flame. Do not use straight Jet A in any engine with an injection pump. The lubricity additives are stripped from Jet A and it is...
Forum: Free Parking 11-17-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Slow Walking

My wife was on a power-walking kick for a while and wanted me to walk with her one day. I had just gotten off work, so I went in my work clothes, complete with Red Wing steel toe boots. She started...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-10-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,849
Posted By Racecarl
Re: Welders.....Need some help

One thing to remember is that you can always dial a big welder down to do thin material but you may not be able to dial up a small welder to adequately weld thicker material. I do quite a bit of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-10-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,307
Posted By Racecarl
Re: to insulate under slab or not ?

Hey Stingray, greetings from McCook! Anyway, when I built my shop I insulated the inside perimeter of my 24X30 with 2" XPS. The insulation goes down the inner wall 48". I compacted 8" of gravel...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-23-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,261
Posted By Racecarl
Re: John Deere starter-ford solidnoid fix?

Get a starter relay from a 4440 John Deere tractor. They mount on the firewall above the starter and ground through the relay mounting lugs. Make sure there is good metal-to-metal contact so the...
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