Thanks again everyone. It has been a year since I stumbled into this project just wondering if I could replicate the tires and wheels with the supplies in my stash. It has already exceeded my expectations and expanded my abilities. I love that with this hobby. I am hoping to dedicate most of my winter on this project but have to put in the bill paying work now. I am looking forward to getting back into this project again with the the focus and attention it needs. Thanks again, Steve
Thanks for the continued interest in my project guys. This will not die on my workbench but work is just crazy right now and the days don't seem long enough. I did manage to get 4 filters that somewhat resemble each other. I think they will look the part.
Harry, I went through the same thing. A year of PT and suffering trying to avoid surgery. In the end I had surgery for L5 SI nerve impingement from a disc bulge. I still have pain everyday but can now work and somewhat sleep without pain pills. Definitely research your surgeon if that ends up being the solution. I would also recommend a neurosurgeon rather than orthopedic surgeon if it is against your spinal cord as mine was. Good luck and better health.
I took it to another station today and they knew it came without a cat and it passed fine. They told me I should not have left the first test and called the DEQ and had the tech "educated" . What an unnecessary pain.
My irk today is the emission test/tax. I am the original owner of a 2004 Dodge diesel that has tested zero or next to zero emissions. I was just told they won't test it because it has no catalytic converter. It never had one from the factory and still put out next to nothing emissions. I had unkind words with the technician and plan to find someone knowledgeable with 2003/04 Cummins that run so clean catalytic converters were not necessary. By the way, they were only required on newer models because of regulations not need. I hate government!