dieseldawg142

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  • Location chilliwack, bc, canada
  • Full Name dan smith

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  1. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic USS United States   

    an update.....
    going on 13 yrs now (with a 10 yr hiatus in between) with our buck still in the toilet, no part shopping for trucks at the moment, decided to once again drag this out. then i heard the lady who gave it to me, passed away last month.....
    box stock, some things on the hull i would like to change, but it was built 10 yrs ago, and i really knew nothing about big ships, which is a lot like today, i still dont know nothing about big ships.....
    i did manage to finish the "standing rigging" book, got the sailing rigging one next, and it's a whopper.
    first big ship i ever built, pretty much guarantee it will be the last big ship i build.....
    gained a whole new kind of respect for people who build these things. tedious, tiny, tiny knots, frustration......(trimming the excess off the knots and accidently end up cutting the line you just spent an hr on getting the dam thing where it needed to be.....)
    bowsprit is'nt the best, got snapped off in a earthquake last month 



  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    X2
    i knew my truck was going to be in single digit mpg's when i built it, but we camp WELL off the grid, & where we have been, the country we have seen & the times i've had with my family, far, far outweighs any fuel costs to me.....
     
  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    jeez! we ARE getting screwed!
    gassed up my daily driver today, price is dropping for everyone else, dammed it ours did'nt go UP! - 91.9 a liter.....wonder if we're paying hi so everyone else pays low.....

  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    about 18 yrs ago wife was loss prevention officer at k-mart. same stories as everyone else, but she did apprehend one lady once who had SIXTY-FIVE pairs of panties stashed all over herself.....why?...who knows...
  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    i think someone once mentioned zipping around on beams of pure energy, if elec cars dont pan out, we ice fans still have some hope....
  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    best i'm hoping for is tesla gets ramped up and mainstream and leave more gas for idiots that drive 5 mpg vehicles...
  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Boss 302 F100   

    cool concept, but would have been cooler if they used a '69 or'70 with magnums...
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    yeah, thats mostly like us. to make us feel better about paying so much tax, bc pumps have a tax sticker on them telling you where your hard earned money is going.  i never really pay attention, but i think there is 4 or 5 taxes listed on it.
    but if you went metric, you'd be paying 28 taxes instead of 7, oh yeah, dont kid yourself, them tax bas****s dont miss a beat....
  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

     
     
     
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    whatever you guys down south do, DON'T let your gov. switch you to the metric system! 
    Now we pay 4 taxes on 1 gal (almost 4 liters) instead of one tax on 1 gal. it's a sweet way for them to suck more money out of you.... 
  11. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    there! why cant you pipeline down some of that 64.9 instead of that other stuff 
    i feel like we're paying some of the highest prices in north america after reading what every one is paying.....welcome to the land of taxed to death....
    on my way home at the Husky.  first time in YRS been under 90 (approx 3.40 gal)

  12. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    haft to take that up with our guvment...
  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    i actually lucked out on this truck Andy, it was a forest service truck (gov), so like back in the day it was ordered with every HD option, & zero creature comforts, it's a custom deluxe, but belive me, there's nothing "custom" or nothing "deluxe" about it!  the spid decal is like a wish list of hd, exactly how i would have ordered it in '85 if i could have afforded it....motor, tranny, t-case, axles, gears- all stock factory GM issue, no need to change a good thing 
    plus as a side note, now, i'm definatley not going to drag race you or anyone with a 4 ton truck, but for the first 60 ft off the line, but i have surprised a few m...h...c... owners with them 4:56's. it's like holy c**p, then they just show me the taillights...
  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

    hey man, i'm not slagging alberta, we've hung out around the Canmore valley many times, have some relatives that live there. just kinda ugly what's happening up north.
    i cant understand why WE dont refine it, then sell it, win-win situation, maybe our prices would be more tolerable then.... 
  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Gas prices... how low will they go?   

     

    this truck....

    85 K30 crew. 454/t400, np205, 60 & 14b axles with lockers. excuse the bling, i'm not crazy 'bout it, but my wife buys it for me & if i dont install it, she would prob never buy me anything automotive again....
    block & crank was cleaned & deburred, mostly stock except speed-pro pistons. oval port heads, edelbrock 2162 cam & pro-flo fuel injection, nothing radical, but rock solid. never dyno'ed, but i would put it at the higher end of 300 horses, but it does have torque in spades, i would conservitaley say over 500. as for 5mpg's, biggest prob is my gearing. third gear in my t400 is 1:1, couple that with 4:56 axle gears & my tach hangs at 31-3200 at 50mph, glug, glug, glug. the 39" swamps dont help, nor does the almost 4 ton weight of the truck, & yes, it does weigh 7800lbs, i have weighed it. i have over half a ton in tires, & half a ton almost just in axles.....i just installed another 200 lbs in it last spring, she's loud, so i slathered the cab in dynomat & MLV, and it has  all the aerodynamics of a barn door driving down the freeway...i wish it WAS more than 5, but i cant justify the cost of swapping in a weaker 700 for one more gear that might push me up to 6 or 7, plus the t400 is awesome for towing in the mountains. 
    gearing is so low, when i turn off at the off-ramp, i just take my foot off the gas, it slows itself so fast, i have to give it gas to get to the top of the off-ramp, it's like driving your car around with the shifter in 1 or 2
    but it sure is FUN to drive, it will go just about anywhere...