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06/22/19

  06:38:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

This weekends project....
The Wheel bearing hub assembly in Wuf's car on the passenger side is noisy...that means it's dying.
Anyway..i ordered some online from a descent company for half the cost of the junk at the auto store.
This morning I replaced the noisy one, not to hard a job. I will go ahead and replace the other side once the back ordered sway bar links come in the mail.
While I was inspecting the issue, i noticed that the boots on them are failed.

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06/09/19

  02:10:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

We had loss of coolant and eventual overheat.
Parts ordered online and hoped they are the correct ones.
The job itself was not too bad and so far the car is running fine now other than the bearing hub issue; which is the next part to replace.

05/21/19

  07:28:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Gifts from the Amazon

Say what you will - Amazon is for sure killing brick and mortar stores but....

Presto is who makes the expensive Orville Redenbacher popper - Presto brand was like $15

AT-205 is $9 and not sold in auto stores because it apparently actually WORKS and the stuff the auto stores sell only works so long as you keep buying more and adding it every oil change (I'll let you know if it actually seems to work)

2 foot patch cables were dollars each - 10's of dollars in the store

Feeler gauges were $7 and the store price was twice and only has either SAE or Metric and this kit is both

Bosh air filter was under $5 , store is $20

The bad part is that only the AT205 was made in the USA, the rest is all china :/

05/12/19

  11:40:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

04/27/19

  02:14:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

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Working in the supply right now, should be good to go.

04/20/19

  11:33:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Meet HAL5.
The old server is old and out of drive space. I have had this guy for awhile but life stuff kept me from splurging on parts to get it back into production.
A good friend of mine recently handed over some computer things and stuff and it gave me enough drives to get this guy up and running.

I managed to purchase a memory upgrade awhile ago but drives were what I really needed.
I wanted to drop in 4 2TB (the largest this raid card will address) drives but that will have to wait still.

Dell PowerEdge 1900
2 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU 5120 @ 1.86GHz
Memory 16420MB
Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa

SCSI Disks
TSSTcorp CDRWDVD TS-H492C
ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-7
ATA ST3250310AS
DELL RD1000
DELL PERC 5/i

03/17/19

  11:30:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Shamrocks

Rock'n it!

03/11/19

  07:54:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Okay, so the pit is not deep enough for the new pump...

02/26/19

  08:34:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
sump pump won't pump sump no more

Sump pump in crawl space died - replacement aquired.
...been under the house every day when i come home to adjust the float. I dont think the well is deep enough nor wide enough but I'll keep tweaking the float a few more times.
I think the well needs redone though.

02/14/19

  09:06:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Rose

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet..except this one because it's special.

01/27/19

  10:59:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

I decided to make chili and since it was a nice day and I have not seen the sun much; I did it outside.

Have a look!

01/21/19

  09:52:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]

Got the deck all cleaned up and put away for the winter. Its mostly in great shape but needs a little work with the bolts that hold the belt cover in place. Snow plow has been attached. Now...its not that useful against the sheet of ice since the skidplates just ski over it but it's called a snow plow not an ice plow. The tractor is heavy enough though to bust up the ice just driving on it. I can see that I do indeed need to do some work to the front tire bushings when I pull the cowell off and work on the stearing this spring.

01/10/19

  08:15:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Ahhhhh....that hits the spot.

*sips*
So...the truck transmission is in and working. I would like to thank those that assisted...Joe, Kodi, Fox.

It's been stressful at work. Working late, running at %110 to try and get things done. No one has any experience with what they are doing since we lost our entire workforce and have all new people to train. I am spread very thin as I am the only one that knows everything.

Wuf got me a bunch of sweet shirts and things for the holiday, they have snarky sayings on them that I love.

Weather can't make up its mind and I am way far behind on some projects I wanted to get done.

12/08/18

  06:47:00 pm by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
26 degree...perfect weather for laying in the mud under a truck

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I have managed to get all the connections undone, all the lines unhooked and all the bolts loose or out with the exception of the dip stick tube.
It's nearly ready to drop the dead trans out. If all goes as planned I should have it totally removed this weekend. Possibly even the replacement partially put into place.

12/02/18

  09:37:00 am by Vincent The Dragon, Categories: Announcements [A]
Projects

People wonder why I have a hard time finishing one...welll...because things like this happen.

So...truck is almost paid off and sure enough that is when the transmission takes a dump....

Fun times!..the trans is heavy as fuk, it's a 4x4 so the truck is heavy as fuk and I am totally not looking forward to doing this out in the yard since this thing would not fit in my little garage even if I tried. I don't really have the right things to do this but I will make due. Luckily though a long time friend of mine managed to find me a transmission jack to borrow and also lent me his large floor jack. Today's project is getting the heavy used replacement transmission that everyone hopes will work out of the back and under the carport so I can start the process of building platforms under the truck to jack it up high enough to do this swap.
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