What's Your View II

Feb 13, 2017
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Tried to make a suggestion regarding safety and the propane tank, but it was ignored...............?
Yeah, I think he is ignoring it. Not like him. :unsure:

He's passing on an awesome Personal Floatation Device too......there’s at least ten round trips over the (Columbia) bar in that get up before enough of the bubbles would pop to where he’d have to start worrying about it. I dunno, maybe he’s a waterskier(?)...Could work.

Hey J;

You need to check out Post 26,179 ! (Something tells me you've already seen it, but you're just clamming up :D). It's from your good buddy from Adelaide, he's never steered you wrong before...........;)
 
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Rthur

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That's awesome man. How old is he and what caliber if'n I can ask ya. You got some purty brass there Brother. Nice job. Turn'n necks. I 'should' go to that level but I don't. The 'Hunter' side of me sez don't waste your time by adding another step in reloading. The steel and paper side of me sez you'll probably never see a greater quick fix gain than neck turning. Conundrum. :sneaky:
He's maybe 30, lol.
6 creedmoor
As I have the tools i like to "tune up" my brass when I start on a new barrel/new gun.
With my set up it takes less than 10 seconds per.
Vertical dispersion is critical if ya push out there a ways.

R
 

Nodakplowboy

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We had about 6-9" of snow early last week, so I took last Friday off to blow snow at the family farm. The old JD started right up

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Purchased in 1969, has about 15,000 hrs, one engine rebuild.

This is the north end of what we call "The Shelterbelt". Runs from the county road 3/4 of a mile to the south end of the property line. I call it my private game reserve.

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This is the south end. Later in the day I watched 12 whitetails mosey on in. They walk north about 300 yards and bed down. Need to get some mineral blocks out for them before the rut starts

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Dyed, waxed, 3 doz. ready to go. Waiting for October of 18.

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The sun finally came out around 3pm, ran some rounds through the 9mm. Twas a good day.
 

Geno C.

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diesels these days have a few thing that are designed to reduce missions but instead they create a fuel sucking, less reliable platform.

Exhaust has recirculation, egr, send a certain amount of the sooty exhaust back through the intake. Soot is not a good thing for throttle bodies, turbos, valves, cylinders, etc.

Next up is the Diesel Particle Filter, dpf. It's exactly what it's name implies. Sounds good in theory except it gets clogged up like any filter and since it isn't a replacement part really since it contains some super expensive metals, trucks go what is called a regen to burn out all that captured soot. In order to do this raw fuel is sent through the engine, into the exhaust and ignited to burn it out. Again, not good for the cylinders and decreases fuel economy. Emissions per gallon increase but decreases emission per mile... doesn't make logical sense, it govt seldom does.

Finally, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, def, is urea, injected into the exhaust to reduce NOx emissions. Good in theory but is a pain in the ass because it can freeze when tank heaters fail, when towing long distances it runs out at very inconvenient times and is not always readily available. And it stinks.

The tuner on the dash is to make the computer think everything is alright and not set any check engine codes for the removed equipment. I went with the straight 4" stainless exhaust because I miss the throaty sound of my old 7.3 diesel and can always add a muffler if I want it to be quieter.
 
Nov 25, 2007
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The regen thing had me also.
My old '04 doesn't have all that crazy stuff, but I also did the EGR delete and cooler mods. Way more reliable now.
My motor also doesn't come from the factory with 450+ hp and that 800ft-lbs of torque.
After your mods, what numbers are you getting in hp and torque?
I won't ask about mileage since you've probably had your foot into it. At least a little...
 

Geno C.

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The regen thing had me also.
My old '04 doesn't have all that crazy stuff, but I also did the EGR delete and cooler mods. Way more reliable now.
My motor also doesn't come from the factory with 450+ hp and that 800ft-lbs of torque.
After your mods, what numbers are you getting in hp and torque?
I won't ask about mileage since you've probably had your foot into it. At least a little...
It'll take a while for me to get solid mileage numbers.

I'm not sure on power numbers really but the tunes are written as 35, 50, 75 and 150hp and those numbers have held close for a lot of trucks.
 
Jan 23, 2010
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diesels these days have a few thing that are designed to reduce missions but instead they create a fuel sucking, less reliable platform.

Exhaust has recirculation, egr, send a certain amount of the sooty exhaust back through the intake. Soot is not a good thing for throttle bodies, turbos, valves, cylinders, etc.

Next up is the Diesel Particle Filter, dpf. It's exactly what it's name implies. Sounds good in theory except it gets clogged up like any filter and since it isn't a replacement part really since it contains some super expensive metals, trucks go what is called a regen to burn out all that captured soot. In order to do this raw fuel is sent through the engine, into the exhaust and ignited to burn it out. Again, not good for the cylinders and decreases fuel economy. Emissions per gallon increase but decreases emission per mile... doesn't make logical sense, it govt seldom does.

Finally, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, def, is urea, injected into the exhaust to reduce NOx emissions. Good in theory but is a pain in the ass because it can freeze when tank heaters fail, when towing long distances it runs out at very inconvenient times and is not always readily available. And it stinks.

The tuner on the dash is to make the computer think everything is alright and not set any check engine codes for the removed equipment. I went with the straight 4" stainless exhaust because I miss the throaty sound of my old 7.3 diesel and can always add a muffler if I want it to be quieter.
Thanks. I was only familiar with DEF. I know the initial investment for the diesel is high, it’s too bad you have to spend more to make them run the way you want.
 
Jan 23, 2010
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I can just hear the stories he will tell his kids when the time comes..................... "you think you have it bad, I had to drive a dodge when I was a kid":ROFLMAO:
A 2K POS Dodge no less! Bought it just for the kids to learn in. 2WD no less. Learn to steer the way God and Henry Ford intended, with the rear wheels :LOL:.
 
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