2016 BS and Chat Thread!

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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby dazedandconfused » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:13 am

What happened to it? I'm sure I read it but can't remember.
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby matthewh » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:35 pm

Work nights, was headed home and best we figure i blacked out for a few seconds. Came to cruising the ditch on the opposite side of the road. Ran threw a small clump of trees, which dented the hood, cracked the grille and pushed the bumper up into the valance. The roof damage is from a road sign i ran over just before the trees. Only other damage was the parking brake cable and a peel mark.on the inside dual rim, my guess from the metal post I broke off.
Afterwards, talked to a doctor, and they figured it was stress related, as I hadn't been sleeping good, maybe only 3-4hrs a day, worried with work slowing, bills, family issues, etc, finally caught up with me. I never noticed, but friends had noticed if I sat down for any more than 5 min I was out cold, then just wake up and continue like nothing happened
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Baby it's cold outside

Postby Rob_O » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:08 pm

Anyone know the wattage on the factory block heater? I want to get a small space heater that will warm the cab a little on those chilly mornings my blower fan only runs on low right now don't want to overload my extension cord

Edit: seems to be 750 watts
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Old Smokey got brakes today!

Postby Rob_O » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:20 pm

So my brakes went from bad to worse in the past week, on the way to my friends shop today I had to anticipate stops and pump the pedal at least twice to get *any* braking. New brake master, front calipers, hoses, pads, fixed a vacuum leak and adjusted the rears and wow! you hit the brakes now it slows down immediately not eventually. Also put on a new idler arm and it doesn't want to change lanes every time you hit a bump. Feels like I'm driving a Lamborghini now (The supercar not the farm tractor)

Now all that's left is everything else...
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby DMan1198 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:20 am

That's good you have brakes again.

So it's been fairly cold this past week (wind chill of -31 last Sunday, highs of -19 during the week, yesterday warmed up to -26), well as it turns out that's just too much for the 710cca battery I've been using in The Roo Hunter (it was free, and I don't have the money for a new group 31) the reasonably good news is I have another good battery laying around, so I just need some cable, and I can put the two together, and have enough amperage to start the old girl in these temps if need be.
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby oldestof11 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:21 pm

Just checking in. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby DMan1198 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:33 pm

Good on you for checking in Jon. Hopefully your family is well.

I got my dual batteries mounted up today. They turned out a little better than expected. I still have to wire it in, but that shouldn't take too long now I know how long I need to make the cables.
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby PToombs » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:25 am

DM, why are you running the 1st gen and not the 4th for the winter?
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby Rob_O » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:40 am

DMan1198 wrote:I got my dual batteries mounted up today. They turned out a little better than expected.


How about a picture?
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby Philip » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:33 am

PToombs wrote:DM, why are you running the 1st gen and not the 4th for the winter?



Its the one that starts. :lol:
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby PToombs » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:20 pm

Philip wrote:
PToombs wrote:DM, why are you running the 1st gen and not the 4th for the winter?



Its the one that starts. :lol:


Yeah, that figures! :lol:
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby oldestof11 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:13 pm

DMan1198 wrote:Good on you for checking in Jon. Hopefully your family is well.

I got my dual batteries mounted up today. They turned out a little better than expected. I still have to wire it in, but that shouldn't take too long now I know how long I need to make the cables.


Thanks!

Girls are getting big, I am starting a new job January 3rd, giving my 2 weeks tomorrow, have no need for the Cruze diesel but I want to keep it. I may get into another truck by the end of the year for a tow vehicle.
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby fatty » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:24 pm

Didn't you just start a new job?
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby dazedandconfused » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:53 pm

oldestof11 wrote:
DMan1198 wrote:Good on you for checking in Jon. Hopefully your family is well.

I got my dual batteries mounted up today. They turned out a little better than expected. I still have to wire it in, but that shouldn't take too long now I know how long I need to make the cables.


Thanks!

Girls are getting big, I am starting a new job January 3rd, giving my 2 weeks tomorrow, have no need for the Cruze diesel but I want to keep it. I may get into another truck by the end of the year for a tow vehicle.


You where working for AT&T weren't you?
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Re: 2016 BS and Chat Thread!

Postby DMan1198 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:55 pm

The 4th gen starts better than The Roo Hunter with its two batteries. I just can't afford the insurance to drive it, so I drive the old one for now.

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