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Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,730
Posted By SteelJM1
I cannot find this $169 coupon. Dangit, I'm still...

I cannot find this $169 coupon. Dangit, I'm still within the 30 day limit for price matching too.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By SteelJM1
... until you realize that just the output shaft...

... until you realize that just the output shaft in the cluster gear is spinning within the gears themselves.. not being oiled.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By SteelJM1
I was close to picking up a kero garage heater,...

I was close to picking up a kero garage heater, but at the last second changed my mind and went with propane. No stank or oily residue on everything. With our "winter" here, shouldn't have a problem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,693
Posted By SteelJM1
At my employer we get mind-bogglingly HORRENDOUS...

At my employer we get mind-bogglingly HORRENDOUS fines for workplace condition infractions. You wouldn't even believe me if I were to type the numbers here. We are ruled by MSHA, which is OSHA's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,962
Posted By SteelJM1
I'm currently riding a Husaberg (R.I.P. :( )...

I'm currently riding a Husaberg (R.I.P. :( ) TE300 which is a blue KTM 300 XCW with better suspenders. Love the thing to death. Haven't been on a smoker since I was a kid but after fighting the DR650...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,730
Posted By SteelJM1
OH and I also picked up the 5 drawer tool cart...

OH and I also picked up the 5 drawer tool cart the other day too. Pretty nice, except it seems to have quite a substantial lean to the rear. I also want to replace the two fixed casters with 360*...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,730
Posted By SteelJM1
Amazing how many things I didn't know I *needed*!...

Amazing how many things I didn't know I *needed*! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,730
Posted By SteelJM1
Well. Their hand tools seem to be pretty decent....

Well. Their hand tools seem to be pretty decent. I just picked up every plier known to man. So sick of not having the "right" plier when I need it. Also a 1/4" socket set, 1/4" drill adapter (to go...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
A car has been found... will update in a few...

A car has been found... will update in a few weeks when I take possession and I'll even post some pictures :evil

As far as the 'zoo is concerned: This truck is growing on me more and more. The...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,319
Posted By SteelJM1
I hope it doesn't have the autotragic xmission in...

I hope it doesn't have the autotragic xmission in it, other wise, don't take off your swapping shirt yet...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,436
Posted By SteelJM1
Lamp oil? What? Ethanol + water = vodka. Mixed...

Lamp oil? What? Ethanol + water = vodka. Mixed with your gasoline (As it already is) tends to hurt fuel economy due to the lower energy content of the alcohol. The TINY bit that would evaporate into...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,319
Posted By SteelJM1
Hey now, not all of us are that useless. Current...

Hey now, not all of us are that useless. Current engineer, former grease monkey, forever tinkerer.

I can, in fact, dig my own postholes unlike the other engineer in the department. Who is also a...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Carrier bearing is $16 on rockauto

Carrier bearing is $16 on rockauto
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
...and pull the motor to do the HG's. Might as...

...and pull the motor to do the HG's. Might as well break it down and re-ring it at that point cause the damn thing burns so much oil... but only slightly less than a quart/1000 miles, which is...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Zoo = isuzu truck = commute over crap road and...

Zoo = isuzu truck = commute over crap road and hauling duties, pickup truck stuff.

Subaru = pushed off cliff = replaced with small car that's better for around town/highway jaunts and carrying...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Oh god, what's even worse is when you're looking...

Oh god, what's even worse is when you're looking at the various auto sites, autotrader and the like and you put in the "manual transmission" filter... find the perfect car... look at the pictures......
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
My 'zoo is basically the same thing. There wasn't...

My 'zoo is basically the same thing. There wasn't too much difference between these minitrucks way back when. Not to mention I'd be paying 3x for a 'yota in the same condition as my zoo. I like my...
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 54,605
Posted By SteelJM1
5 knobbed wheelie bar... nice. Looks like he's...

5 knobbed wheelie bar... nice. Looks like he's gonna need it..
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Did you forget the beater for work commute part,...

Did you forget the beater for work commute part, or are you just in need if a snickers?
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
I remember hearing something about the company...

I remember hearing something about the company would rather expense repairs on a work truck than to budget for a replacement, in an industry that eats pickups for breakfast. I think someone said they...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
It is indeed an efi model. So far she's running...

It is indeed an efi model. So far she's running great, no black smoke, no idle issues after i replaced ALL of the vacuum lines. getting aobut 26mpg, which is about right from what I've seen on the...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 54,605
Posted By SteelJM1
You're not allowed to tease us with your world...

You're not allowed to tease us with your world Rangers. :P
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=56...

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=5618676&cc=1176825



http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=697415&cc=1176825

Fan clutth - no fan. Junkyard or electric swith. Or...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
In could probably make a good business buying...

In could probably make a good business buying these desert old trucks, fixing them up a bit and flipping them to people in the rust belt. The ONLY rust on this zoo is a bit of surface rust from where...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Well I'm not looking at anything BRAND new, Id...

Well I'm not looking at anything BRAND new, Id rather let someone else eat that depreciation. Gently used was the idea, i.e. a 2010 ranger with 19k miles. And I don't mind tinkering on the weekends...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 229,730
Posted By SteelJM1
Nitrile gloves - awesome because you can get them...

Nitrile gloves - awesome because you can get them very thick (9 mils i believe) and they dont try that "ONE SIZE FITS...MOST!" bullshit.

Hose clamps - Stay away

$40 multimeter w/ tach - Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Erf, it seems that my indecisiveness is rearing...

Erf, it seems that my indecisiveness is rearing its ugly head in a bad way. I keep going around and around in my head. The "what happened to the small 4x4's" thread certainly doesn't help either.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Hey. Guess who's piece of shit EJ25 subaru has...

Hey. Guess who's piece of shit EJ25 subaru has blown head gaskets?! :rofl

So I haven't taken pictures of the 'zoo. Fixed her up pretty good but in the end she's still a beat old work truck. And I...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 319,877
Posted By SteelJM1
I always run out of gas before my bike does...

I always run out of gas before my bike does...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,621
Posted By SteelJM1
Pulled the exhaust manifold off of the minitruck...

Pulled the exhaust manifold off of the minitruck and pulled the 5 remaining studs from the head... Out of 7. After reinstall, gotta seal up the half moon on the valve cover. Damn leaky half moons....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,636
Posted By SteelJM1
Wow, guarantee of no death or injury? I'd ride my...

Wow, guarantee of no death or injury? I'd ride my dirtbike like such a goon only wearing boots, jeans, and a tanktop! I'd show Graham Jarvis up! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By SteelJM1
Hmm that's unfortunate. 4ZE1? Timing belt...

Hmm that's unfortunate.

4ZE1? Timing belt (every 60k,) SOHC, 8v, adustable tappets on the rockers, strong bottom.. 96 furious horsepower! But.. you can get a 7 foot bed. :evil

That's what I...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,499
Posted By SteelJM1
Get something with a KA24DE :evil

Get something with a KA24DE :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,394
Posted By SteelJM1
Disagree. Power wheelie is any wheelie not using...

Disagree. Power wheelie is any wheelie not using the clutch to pop it up, including chop throttle, bouncing, bar tugging, lean back, etc. Because they are all basically the same technique, and...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,337
Posted By SteelJM1
Soo.. What if one has a pretty low ceiling in a 4...

Soo.. What if one has a pretty low ceiling in a 4 car (2x2) garage? I think the highest it gets is 10' and it's a very shallow angle roof, but at the ends its more like 8' on one side, 8.5 on the...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,337
Posted By SteelJM1
Heh. Didn't expect that. I guess when scaled up,...

Heh. Didn't expect that. I guess when scaled up, flourescents are the way to go.
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,337
Posted By SteelJM1
That's where I'm looking to go eventually....

That's where I'm looking to go eventually. They'll pay for themselves pretty quick when the garage lighting is burning 10 watts instead of 600.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By SteelJM1
Did you check to make sure they're not in a...

Did you check to make sure they're not in a staring contest?


:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,354
Posted By SteelJM1
And he also apparenty forgot that MC tires are...

And he also apparenty forgot that MC tires are not flat... so they cut though the water more better.

Ah, nothing like idiots spouting off about stuff they know nothing aobut. He should be a...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,815
Posted By SteelJM1
Anyway. I'll take better pics of my truck when...

Anyway. I'll take better pics of my truck when she's all said and done in ~week. It was a fiasco ordering parts from rockauto due to my bank having some sort of system error that would keep declining...
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