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Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By scapegoat
Oil, ZDDP VS film strength?

There is no misunderstanding that ZDDP levels are being lowered due to numerous reasons. Recently building a Flat tappet 350 and doing some reads on oil types I see endless accounts of smoked cam...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,987
Posted By scapegoat
Might check out Silkolene Proprep.

Might check out Silkolene Proprep.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,256
Posted By scapegoat
Interesting as we just went thru the park last...

Interesting as we just went thru the park last weekend. The 158 side charged us $20 but as I exited thru to Fresno looking back at the booth I saw the was $30 on that side. Far as bikes go the greens...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By scapegoat
You don't at home anymore, its becoming what is...

You don't at home anymore, its becoming what is referred to "an illicit discharge" This means anytime you discharge anything that alters the chemistry of where ever it will end up its illegal to...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,287
Posted By scapegoat
Jeep cherokee, 4.0 6 with a automatic....

Jeep cherokee, 4.0 6 with a automatic. Indestructible, 20 mpg, very capable off road, comfy, can carry a load, and best part 1/3 the orice of a CJ,YJ or TJ.I loved my 95 but had several other...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By scapegoat
I have a Handy lift also. Id check the "O" rings...

I have a Handy lift also. Id check the "O" rings on the foot pedal stem. Mine get screwed up regularly and if worn or torn it leaks like a sieve. I get new ones from any good auto parts or hardware...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By scapegoat
The battery is wet type. I stuck the tender Jr on...

The battery is wet type. I stuck the tender Jr on it after it was up to 13.5 or so, but the JR gets pretty hot and I didnt wanna damage it. The 2,4,6 amp charger is a automatic type Duracell labeled...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By scapegoat
RV battery question

I recently purchased a new Deep cycle battery for our camper from Orieleys. Sure start brand or something like that. At the time of purchase its labeled with a MFG date of 5/2014 . I assume its been...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,673
Posted By scapegoat
Got it all back together yesterday, primed the...

Got it all back together yesterday, primed the oiling system and within a few cranks it fired up. I havent driven it as of yet but ran it for about 25 mins for cam breakin and it ran without skipping...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,673
Posted By scapegoat
For the OP, just because the lead to the...

For the OP, just because the lead to the distributer shows 12V, doesn't mean it can carry current. Even a wire cut all the way through except for one tiny strand left can show 12V. It won't carry...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By scapegoat
When I lived out in the dirt I built a nice...

When I lived out in the dirt I built a nice hermetically sealed dirt free 8x16 building to keep my bikes. As soon as the sun hit the walls on a sunny day the cold of the bikes and the quickly heated...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,673
Posted By scapegoat
If it wasent for running OK the last few weeks...

If it wasent for running OK the last few weeks and as I was driving away from home at this point Id begin to wonder if I hadent screwed up the plug wires or something. Ive gone over this 4 times as...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,673
Posted By scapegoat
Agreed Modnrod, Ive had some pretty sad vehicles...

Agreed Modnrod, Ive had some pretty sad vehicles that a junk yard would turn down, but they still fired up and moved down the road. Thing that's screwy it fired right up and ran fine for 200 feet...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,673
Posted By scapegoat
Dead Chevy 350, Im stumped

We picked up a 75 C20 to tote stuff around and haul the camper. Truck has a 350, HEI, Rochester 4 bbl and 400 auto. Kinda bee chippin away at a tune up and have run it every time following any new...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 26,628
Posted By scapegoat
Same reason some would rater sit in a gas...

Same reason some would rater sit in a gas guzzling, stinky noisy shaking 396 powered Chevelle than a 2015 Impala SS that would kick its ass in every catagory. It just aint the same.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By scapegoat
Generally speaking evap cans have a line from the...

Generally speaking evap cans have a line from the tank,one to a maniford/TB or carb base to suck the fumes into the engine, and a vac signal line or solenoid to open which allows fumes into the...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By scapegoat
I wouldent try sand blasting a radiator, I think...

I wouldent try sand blasting a radiator, I think you'd damage the fins and possibly some of the solder joints. If anything how about paint stripper on the big areas and then scrub it off with a brush...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By scapegoat
Gezus..from Lancaster you could head west on 178...

Gezus..from Lancaster you could head west on 178 to Kernville, up Sherman pass, east down 9 mile canyon, up 395 to see Lone pine, Bishop, Death Valley to the east, continue up 395 to Lee Vining, Mono...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By scapegoat
Electra Glide/Road Glide with a tour pack. The...

Electra Glide/Road Glide with a tour pack. The king of wide with somewhat wrap around back support. If your wife has reservations about falling off or feeling unattached this did the trick for my wife
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By scapegoat
I built a hug storage shed for my 5 bikes. Ince...

I built a hug storage shed for my 5 bikes. Ince the sun came up and heated up the air inside before the metal did all the bikes looked like I took a spray bottle to them. I had to wonder if the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By scapegoat
As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging...

As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging roads. There are also a bunch of jeep trails like the Dusy Ershim, Swamp,Red mtn, Coyote, etc,etc. I seriously doubt any of them will be open until late...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By scapegoat
San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp...

San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp grounds slightly inland away from the sand, close to food and the like. Be advised the fog rolled in yesterday and its pretty chilly at the beach...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By scapegoat
Center stand. The idea is flat ground when...

Center stand. The idea is flat ground when checking things and Id hope BMW knows the angle one of their gems is at when on its side stand. Hell..even Harley knows that one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By scapegoat
What he said, coast typically gets foggy when...

What he said, coast typically gets foggy when inland starts to cook, the deserts a blazin hot. the mountains...beautiful. Snow pack over the likes of Tioga, ebbets and Sonora should be non existent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,364
Posted By scapegoat
But dhey sez it n good faith, the supereor 1 doz...

But dhey sez it n good faith, the supereor 1 doz no wrong.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By scapegoat
If I understand you correctly, you do have a root...

If I understand you correctly, you do have a root problem, try Root X .
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By scapegoat
A pretty commute indeed but be aware its also a...

A pretty commute indeed but be aware its also a main artery to Pismo where summer traffic is very heavy with to many yahoos in a hurry to go nowhere. The good is your right next to Carrizo plains NM...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,701
Posted By scapegoat
Dont forget to pull the heat/a/c blower fan...

Dont forget to pull the heat/a/c blower fan before kicking on some warmth, ya might end up with a lap or face full of vermin yun'uns and poo.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By scapegoat
LC's are rock solid and having owned 4 LC's, just...

LC's are rock solid and having owned 4 LC's, just keep in mind the cost can be significant for quality replacement parts like engines.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By scapegoat
Ever check out any of the areas above Shaver...

Ever check out any of the areas above Shaver lake? Theres Mono hot springs, Wishon,Courtwright lakes, Edison and Florence, Below Florence there is dispersed camping on the river. Also the area has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By scapegoat
Done your base gaskets yet?

Done your base gaskets yet?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-13-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By scapegoat
DO NOT stay at the Thunderbird in Bishop....

DO NOT stay at the Thunderbird in Bishop. Puta...the once decent place has become horrendous. If you make it to Bridgeport ya gotta hit the Hay street cafe at the south end of town. The best...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,902
Posted By scapegoat
Ive had 6 different setups to date. Currently a...

Ive had 6 different setups to date. Currently a V10 dodge and Lance 3000. I wouldn't consider a 1/2 ton with anything but a base pop up cause their light. The lower gears and smaller engine wont do...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By scapegoat
Yep...pretty much the conclusion we came to...

Yep...pretty much the conclusion we came to today. Least I can sleep in peace now ....till the next one comes up on the radar :huh.
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By scapegoat
Help with wrangler purchase

We found a 05 Unlimited locally in decent shape. Three things stood out that seemed odd or iffy. Almost every bit of wiring under the hood is exposed as the black convoluted tubing stuff has...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,215
Posted By scapegoat
Isnt this a basic issue with all early Triton...

Isnt this a basic issue with all early Triton engines due to insufficent plug hole meat caused by thin castings? A tech told me Ford or a shop will run a decarbonizing product thru the intake the...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By scapegoat
Ive used black or red RTV silicone for auto...

Ive used black or red RTV silicone for auto thermostat housing to manifold installs several times without leaks.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,329
Posted By scapegoat
If your thinking SUV'ish how about a Toyota 4...

If your thinking SUV'ish how about a Toyota 4 runner? I have a 98 with the 3.4 V6 & 230,000 miles on it now and it runs like the day I bought it with 150,000K miles. They get about 20 mpg and are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By scapegoat
El Dorado county Sheriff runs off greenies?

It was rumored the El Dorado county sheriff ran off the "green sector " local authorities who regulate and monitor forest activity in the county. This as I was told was possibly the FS, F&G, park...
Forum: Beasts 06-08-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,080
Posted By scapegoat
Ive switched back to the stock muff and ECM on my...

Ive switched back to the stock muff and ECM on my ULY and say on mine at least the seat of the pants front wheel off the ground torque is by far better with the stock stuff. The only exception is the...
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