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Early. Dog. Bookkeeping. Housework. Breakfast. Work.
 

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I call it a “never sell” , problem is I have a few “never sells” and the wife does not like that term one bit, if fact, if I come up with another... the shit will hit the fan :2guns::bomb::cool:
A friend of my Dad's has multiple motorcycles, and his general rule is they always have to be red. His wife doesn't pay close enough attention to specific bikes, but she notices if he gets a different colored one. So, sell a red one, buy a red one, wife never knows. :biggar:
 

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A friend of my Dad's has multiple motorcycles, and his general rule is they always have to be red. His wife doesn't pay close enough attention to specific bikes, but she notices if he gets a different colored one. So, sell a red one, buy a red one, wife never knows. :biggar:
If you prefer your motorbikes in the United Colors of Beneton... a rental house with an accessory garage always makes for a great refuge. When you bring bikes home from that garage... you can truthfully say "Ive had this bike for a long time"...lol
 

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lol you guys should teach courses on 'why you shouldnt get married'.

i dont tell my gf im even thinking about buying something. i just show up with whatever and she doesnt say a word.
 

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lol you guys should teach courses on 'why you shouldnt get married'.
i dont tell my gf im even thinking about buying something. i just show up with whatever and she doesnt say a word.
cisco can tell you all about how that works out...lol. keyword pacifica...lol
 

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Oh yeah? Well over on the Explorer thread, excuse me, "Bronco" :roll: thread, that would be considered a fine promotion! :fu::neo:
Look at this thing of beauty!
Well if there were 2 contestants in a Bravada Beauty contest... Hope Solos Vag would win... flaps down! :fu:
 

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Green is faster than Red but, you have to live with a curse running green paint on your racing mobile.

You don't have a hair on your ass if you don't paint them bass boat green to thumb your nose at the curse.
 
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Dont worry about the color, Chinks just paint over rusty metal without prep. Those will look like the originals in about a month.
 

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Green is faster than Red but, you have to live with a curse running green paint on your racing mobile.

You don't have a hair on your ass if you don't paint them bass boat green to thumb your nose at the curse.
Wretch Wretch get with the program...Haven’t you heard? Terry_Schiavo Terry_Schiavo has no hair on his body, only that mop on his head...at least that’s what CZLoco CZLoco was mumbling about the last time I saw him...
 
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Had to go back 4 pages to dig this up for exciting update.

Got my engine, the transmission is in the shop getting strengthened, billet this and that, hardened, forged, it ain't going to break, talk. Should get the tranny back by end of this week, or early next week.

Stand back!
 
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I don't know, I haven't gotten the bills yet. I'll be happy if the entire project isn't much over $25k.

Where are you at on yours?
 

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I don't know, I haven't gotten the bills yet. I'll be happy if the entire project isn't much over $25k.

Where are you at on yours?
Last tally put me just over $17g. I'm having withdrawals though. I haven't spent any money on it in a while now. I have about a grand set aside in my "Money Pit" jar for either new tires or a winch. I'm setting aside a couple hundred bucks each paycheck and putting it in for future "maintenance and upgrades".
 
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I'm sure I'm in the lead for money squandering. Feels good to be in the lead at SOMETHING! We may be frivolous, be we aren't quitters.

Winch sounds like a good idea. I'll probably need one too.
 

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Paycheck vs budget, I'm positive I'm in the lead. :fu:

De-greased/cleaned my oil pan a couple nights ago.
I'm thinking of hitting both tranny & engine oil pans with my outdoors bead-blaster.
Then paint them with VHT FlameProof paint, which is said to be able to slightly reflect heat.
Amazon product
I've read though that you shouldn't bead blast oil pans because the media is difficult to remove.
Don't really understand why that would be. The inside of the pan is nice and smooth.
I'd think a rag would wipe out any residue easily.
I won't be painting the inside, but I was thinking of blasting it also, just to make it look like new again.
For vanity sake. Maybe I'll skip that though.
 

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I think I'm at about $13,500(?) for the Bronco.
That's the price + tax of the Bronco plus all the maintenance, replacing parts, full exhaust/intake and new long block engine.
It's been a most expensive last 7-10 months. :eek:
The original engine was supposed to last a couple more years but the original owners blew it and apparently put stop-leak in which then failed on me. :fu:
 

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Paycheck vs budget, I'm positive I'm in the lead. :fu:

De-greased/cleaned my oil pan a couple nights ago.
I'm thinking of hitting both tranny & engine oil pans with my outdoors bead-blaster.
Then paint them with VHT FlameProof paint, which is said to be able to slightly reflect heat.
Amazon product
I've read though that you shouldn't bead blast oil pans because the media is difficult to remove.
Don't really understand why that would be. The inside of the pan is nice and smooth.
I'd think a rag would wipe out any residue easily.
I won't be painting the inside, but I was thinking of blasting it also, just to make it look like new again.
For vanity sake. Maybe I'll skip that though.
Eddie.. may I call you Eddie? I say this with all due respect, but I think you may have some OCD issues my friend. Mayhaps your screen name should be changed to "Anal Retentive"? :lol: I kid, I kid!

I think I'm at about $13,500(?) for the Bronco.
That's the price + tax of the Bronco plus all the maintenance, replacing parts, full exhaust/intake and new long block engine.
It's been a most expensive last 7-10 months. :eek:
The original engine was supposed to last a couple more years but the original owners blew it and apparently put stop-leak in which then failed on me. :fu:
Yeah, you're getting up there. You might even pull the lead soon, but I think Snail's Work Truck maybe in the lead for a while. No qualifiers (salary vs. budget, etc.), just straight cash spent. I will say though, that of all the money pits on this board currently under construction, I'd prefer to have one like yours. Sadly, I have even less time than money.
 
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Hey now, I have no visible means of support, other than dismantling business assets and selling the parts.

Anyone interested in a refurbished commercial fish boat?

Logging shovel?

Dozer?

Track loader?

The 1993 Goldwing leaves Saturday.
 

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Times will get better for you soon, I hope. :up:

Speaking of OCD, and yes I'm an amateur OCD specialist. :lol:
I saw this post on the Bronco forums and am loving the idea.
I'm going to do this if I ever tear apart my dash for anything.

Agreed with the radiant barrier insulation from home depot.
I wrapped all of my hvac ducting with it while the dash was out.
Blower motor is almost silent now.
I have always been annoyed at the loud sound of the AC or heater on full blast.
Which is odd, because I spend most of my time driving with the windows down and get all that turbulence but it doesn't bother me a bit.
 

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Can't wait for a smokey tire report👍🏻
I've thought about modding up my low mile ram 2500 with with suspension, brake and diff upgrades and fixing the rust issues that have started but just can't justify it.
It's just a mc/trailer puller, dog hauling winter rig, in 3 years only replaced power steering pump, track bar, shocks, thermostat and today I gotta go put the driver window back on track and jb weld the track lift and hope it holds!
Rest of the money gets dumped into the gas guzzling maybe 8mpg on a good day 488ci v10 hog tank.
 

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Hey now, I have no visible means of support, other than dismantling business assets and selling the parts.

Anyone interested in a refurbished commercial fish boat?

Logging shovel?

Dozer?

Track loader?

The 1993 Goldwing leaves Saturday.

I offered to buy your Kubota but noooooo.....
 
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Gar, I don't know for sure but I doubt he'll buy. The price went up to cover the repair bill.
 

sailUSVI

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Just bought this one last week 5 miles from home, 2004 2500HD 4X4 77,000 miles one owner, 6.0 gas power. Getting fixed right now...then a road trip to Maine where it will live.

should be driving west to race you for pinks :smile2:
 
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