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roadking77

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« Reply #8560 on: February 03, 2020, 03:18:33 PM »
Im glad for you Bill. Its nice when your team wins. Unfortunately my team choked again in the playoffs (theres always next year), so I was able to watch with no stress at all. Didn't really care who won, kinda leaning towards SF, but the way they laid down at the end of the first half I figured they deserved to loose.  Chiefs are a really good, well rounded team. I think Mahommes is going to be the next Tom Brady. He will only get better and has many good years ahead. I truly think with Brady retiring that KC will be the new nfl 'Dynasty'. They're the one team that my team cant seem to beat :(
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« Reply #8561 on: February 03, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
2020-02-02_12-18-07 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2 weeks later and the shelf still sits!
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« Reply #8562 on: February 03, 2020, 03:37:34 PM »
I was rooting for the 49's as well - kinda, really didn't care who won but for some odd reason I never liked Pat Mahomes... Let's see what's going to happen to the Pat's as most think Tom will leave us.

And Kerry just go and take the shelves back, they will not even notice...




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« Reply #8563 on: February 03, 2020, 05:04:47 PM »
LOL, that's what my son said, he said we should load them up and play dumb.
Im with you on Mahommes. I dont know what it is about him, maybe the way he wears that stupid do-rag, but something rubs me the wrong way. He may be the nicest guy in the world, but I dunno?
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« Reply #8564 on: February 03, 2020, 09:12:38 PM »
I had my doubts about Mahomes when we drafted him. He didnt and still doesnt fit the mold of a typical quarterback, but so far he has been everything that all the who's who in football says he is. Plus he is more mature than you would think and is a very humble guy so far.  When you see his interviews, its all about team and not him. Not something you'd hear from most 24 year old athletes these days. And with being a part of the Chiefs franchise, they really stress community  involvement. His foundation is called 15 and the Mahomies. He's got a bright future as long as he keeps the mentality he has now. Hopefully the NFL doesn't steer him wrong.
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« Reply #8565 on: February 12, 2020, 06:45:01 PM »
Today I...  have been thrown yet another curve ball in life.  My Dad's GF passed earlier today.  She very suddenly grew ill and a few days later that was the end.  She was only 69 years old.  They shared nearly 18 years of each others company. 

This is going to sound horrible, but I'm more upset for my Dads loss than I am anything else. 

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« Reply #8566 on: February 12, 2020, 08:35:18 PM »
I here you. Sorry for yours and his loss. A good friend of mine lost his wife last week at 54 yo from a freek blood clot. They just built a new home, his last kid just moved out and he lost his job a few years before. I'm worried for him as everything seems empty.

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« Reply #8567 on: February 13, 2020, 08:10:51 AM »
DeCaff/Form:   very sorry to hear of both of these circumstances.  Thoughts and prayers to all involved.  Life is so unfair sometimes.
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« Reply #8568 on: February 13, 2020, 09:26:18 AM »
I second the sentiments, times like this are never easy.
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« Reply #8569 on: February 14, 2020, 11:09:12 AM »
X3, life is unfair but somehow need to carry on.




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« Reply #8570 on: February 15, 2020, 10:09:33 AM »
I pulled apart a 70 455 I have sitting around. The previous owner said it developed a lower end noise, so he pulled it. Turns out it inhaled some metal pieces (I have no idea what they are) and beat the hell out of two cylinders. They look like the surface of the moon.

One cylinder was spared destruction, as a similar metal piece got lodged between the valve and failed to drop into the cylinder. lol

Anyways, I decided to see what cam was in it. That's basically how this whole thing started.

Any idea what it is? The markings are as follows:

Rear of cam: 2700202 MAP

In between lobes: 51 B3 25 4 D

Front of cam: 540 233



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« Reply #8571 on: February 15, 2020, 04:29:49 PM »
Oh, wow! That is crazy! That piston took a beating.
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« Reply #8572 on: February 22, 2020, 06:59:17 AM »
Yesterday I...

Took on the seemingly daunting task of replacing the timing belt on my Dad's Focus.  There are literally hundreds of videos out there on how to get it done.  Seeing as how it was my first one, it took about 5 hours.  Could have gone better.  Turns out that the timing belt kit that we had bought from Auto Zone was incorrect and also complete junk.  The only components that were correct and usable were the belt and the water pump.  The idler had the wrong captive bolt and the tension was just complete garbage.  It fell apart when I tried to tension the belt.

I'm not going to get into my usual detailed write up here.  Let's just say, however, that if I ever had to do that again I would get the kit from Rock Auto.  Rock Auto has shown to have superior quality to Auto Zone (junk Duralast brand) if you are willing to drop the extra $$.  Hell, the timing belt from the Auto Zone kit even said "Made in Singapore" right on it.  The belt we took off of the engine had a faded - but still readable - "FORD" logo on it. 

Now for the punch line:  The original belt had "Do Not Kink" printed on it in several different languages, including German, which read "Nicht Knicken".  In my half aggravated, half fatigued, half feeling rushed state of mind, I had only quickly glanced at it and I thought it had said "Night Chicken".  LOL!!!

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« Reply #8573 on: February 22, 2020, 11:19:19 AM »
...Turns out that the timing belt kit that we had bought from Auto Zone was incorrect and also complete junk.  The only components that were correct and usable were the belt and the water pump.  The idler had the wrong captive bolt and the tension was just complete garbage.  It fell apart when I tried to tension the belt....

One day Mr. Decaff you will have a moment where you realize that that the cheapest parts are never a wise choice.

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« Reply #8574 on: February 22, 2020, 03:00:14 PM »
Today I drove an hour north to pick up another S10 frame for my 51 Ford project.

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« Reply #8575 on: February 22, 2020, 06:29:10 PM »
Been taking it easy the past couple days since I got out of the hospital. Had to get hauled to the ER by ambulance again last Sat. and spent several days in ICU and then the cardiac unit again. Another round of heart catheter/Angioplasty but no new stents this time. Lots of blood tests, EKG's, and other stuff. No fun and it beats the hell of me. It's only been 4 months since my last visit. That's the 3rd time in less than 3 years I've been almost dead. Gettin old sucks!
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« Reply #8576 on: February 22, 2020, 07:27:07 PM »
Well, let’s hope and pray that was your last visit for a good long time.
Truly wishing you better times ahead.
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« Reply #8577 on: February 22, 2020, 10:05:21 PM »
Well, let’s hope and pray that was your last visit for a good long time.
Truly wishing you better times ahead.

I wish! But not likely. Family history for male lineage isn't good. Previous generation died of heart attacks in their 50's and early 60's.  Oldest cousin died last week at 71 of a heart attack after falling in the shower & breaking a hip. He'd been in a wheelchair for years and already had 11 stents and quadruple bypass from previous events. His next younger brother has already had 9 stents and had events that left him unable to talk, add, subtract, spell, type etc. and then he broke a hip in Dec. when snowblower tipped over on him. I'm next in age, 3 events, 2 stents, urinary tract problems and Prostrate. Next younger cousin already had stents at 56(?) but not have an event. He kept getting checked and they put stents in before he had a heart attack. Last one is my little brother at 59 and I expect he'll die of the first event because he lives way out in the boonies and even if he calls ambulance it'll take too long to find his house out in the woods on a dirt road and get him back to civilization where there's a hospital.

When I moved to FL I purposely bought a home right between 2 hospitals well known for their cardiac sections, fully expecting to eventually have a heart attack. In FL there's LOTS of old people getting heart stuff done constantly so the Dr's here get lots of practice and have great business. The "rapid response team" who perform angioplasty/stent install operations have to be available to perform emergency surgery in 10 minutes. Basically the nurses, technicians, cocktail waitress, etc.  all have to live right next to the hospital. When I had the first heart attack the ER Dr. in ICU said "You were correct, you are having a heart attack. You will be in surgery and they'll be working on you in less than 10 minutes." and he was right, they already had a catheter up my artery from my leg to heart in less than 10 minutes.
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« Reply #8578 on: February 23, 2020, 12:13:11 AM »
I sure do hope things improve for you.
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« Reply #8579 on: February 23, 2020, 02:58:49 PM »
Best Wish's, get well soon. Just got home from Delray Beach. Used to go once a year but been there more and more. Moms 96 and dads 92, trying to get them in a independent living facility. My sister lives there also, she's got her hands full, anyway hope your feeling better and one of these days I'm there we'll meet
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« Reply #8580 on: February 25, 2020, 09:14:56 PM »
Looks like you have things figured out but let's hope you don't get to use the facilities.




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« Reply #8581 on: February 27, 2020, 07:26:55 AM »
Bad news yesterday, I found out my trusty ole F150 is dying a slow death!  I failed emissions testing due to a 'sensor in bank so and so'. It was the cam phaser acting up. Mechanic said the motor no longer produces enough oil pressure to keep the phasers doing their job. Motor has almost 300k miles, truck itself for being an '06 is in excellent condition. I bought it new and hate to part with it, but I also hate putting another $3k into a 14 yo truck. It still runs and drives fine. I have until May (when the extension is due) to replace it. Last month I had to put the wifes Mercedes down as it failed emissions also. Again, didn't feel like sinking $1k into a 19 yo car. I hate having car payments but I suppose that is the down side of keeping a vehicle forever, now I  have 2 that need replaced. The 79 project will be the one who suffers the most!
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« Reply #8582 on: February 27, 2020, 08:38:13 AM »
Bummer roadking... I'm curious though, have you thought of running a different weight oil? The reason I say that is I just picked up a 2015 f150 and I didn't notice it during the test drive, but after I had about 500 miles on it the engine would fall on it's face around 4k rpms. It also was randomly stalling on my when I would come to a stop in gear?? I'm thinking WTH!! I read on the forums and couldn't find an answer, but was reading about people having an issue with cam phasers that had stalling issues.

Then after about 1k miles, even though I know the dealer said they changed the oil, I wanted to swap it over to my ole reliable Mobile 1. I've run it in my cars for almost 10 years now and have had great success with the motors running better, improved fuel ecomony and etc. Well wouldn't you know after about 50 miles it would now pull to redline and the stalling was significantly reduced. Now there it runs much better and the stalling has vanished. After talking to my friend at work who loves f150's, since oil pressure is so important in newer vehicles, the oil and filters make a big difference. Likely what was happening to me was the filter internally was reducing oil pressure and not allowing the phasers to work properly.

So long story short, maybe try a high quality oil and filter for the next change. Might be worth $75 if you can get it to pass emissions this year.

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« Reply #8583 on: February 27, 2020, 01:16:50 PM »
That was my thought as well. Maybe try some Lucas oil additive too? But be careful as I have heard that can clog filters as well.
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« Reply #8584 on: Today at 08:09:22 AM »
Ryan, if you still have my no. text me exactly what oil you are using. I will give that a try. My truck is an 06 f150 fx4. My brother bought it new and I have had it since it was about 5years old. Other than the driver seat that is wore out (most are) the truck is in incredible shape considering it has been used for construction its entire life. I have kept it maintained regularily and garage kept its life. The motor still runs strong, and honestly Im sure there is a bit of power loss considering its pushing 300k miles,but I do not notice it. I do have an 'edge' performer chip hooked up as well. I have had no problems with stalling or any other issue. There is a bit of a tap in the motor but from what I have read and heard it is most likely the cam phasers.  Hopefully the oil trick will work enough to get it past emissions, but I think I have already resigned to the idea of getting a newer model. Not that I really want to.
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85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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