When it gets rough. Today was one of those times.
'98 Ford F150 4WD. 4.2L V6, auto, air and am/fm.
Kawasaki 250 front and back racks.
Both bone ass stock.
183,000 miles on the Ford so far.
Cold air. NOT FOR SALE!
I will sell everything we own as far as property and be a traveling man. I've always wanted to spend some time all over the country. When I was doing Wireless Network Communications and Network Engineering I ended up in almost every single state and some places out side the states. But never long enough to really get the feel for a place...
yeah, if anything happened to her, I would be for sure...
brand spankin new 99 ford f150 that i proceeded to take Bear hunting after having it for a couple months,went way back in the boonies,scratched the hell out of the truck driving thru brush,most of the scratchs buffed out,what the hell its a truck.that was one of my favorites,traded it for a 2004 dodge ,then a 2006 dodge,they all suck gas.
It was a regular cab, LWB, 2WD, twin I-beam front suspension, and a 4.0L inline 300c.i. six-cylinder with a granny box tranny. If I could put it on the trailer ball (on the bumper, not a frame mounted receiver hitch) without dropping the bumper off the truck, I could drive away with it. I might not exceed 40mph, but I could pull it away. I packed almost a ton of sacks of concrete in the bed one day and drove about 4 miles across town with it. The front end was REALLY light, but I made it. Also I played "Dukes of Hazzard" in it one day. I literally flew it across a two lane road. No, it didn't tear it up. I never did a front end alignment on it after that, and ten years and about 100K miles later the rear axle housing finally broke. It never did wear off tires on the front. I did have to replace the tires, but that was more than 30,000 miles later, they were worn out evenly. I have reason to believe them when they say "Ford, built Texas Tough!"
Regular cab, 2WD, manual tran, 4.9L I6. I miss that truck. I should have never sold it. You can't break 'em. I miss the twin I beams too. They don't put them on the reg duty trucks anymore.
Its YOURS, and not mine. LOL. The 1988 that I described above had about 250,000 on it that I know of when I got rid of it.
I still have it!
174,000 on a 5.0 V8 auto
Runs good, no rust, good paint,new Good Year Wranglers
Only thing I dont like is everything on it says Made in Mexico
WTF with that
Afternoon gentleman, and perhaps ladies.. Thanks to LLE i'm enjoying a great read, thanks to ISD im looking forward to a cross draw holster.. Thanks to Pard, Saint, and our bud "dubya" im having FFM..(fond ford memories).. Thanks to those who are gun focused (odd, it's almost like were some sorta gun site or something) i have a question..
LLE, ISD.. (the meds must be "kick'n in", thats got me laughing) Thank you both.. More later, for the time being know i appreciate it..
The trigger question; pretty simple, are two stage triggers the same basic premise as the old set triggers. No first hand experience with either one, but i do understand how set triggers work.. Is that the same basic thing as two stage.. where the frst simply puts the trigger sear "on break".. I know that the break is more important than the trigger pull/press weight.. While im asking long gun questions.. heres one i should know after 50 years in the sport.. What's your take on dry firing as opposed to snap caps.. Shotgun shooters are notorious for using snap caps instead of dry fire.. Why is this not as much of an issue with other firearms.. Yep i know dummy rounds are available.. I made my self a set (empty case..tap in bullet) to use for speed loader drill.. Here again as the primer is gone there's no difference from my normal dry fire..
Fords.. I loved the big six 5L in line 300 cu in.. It had a cult following and pretty close to being an industrial category (run with o or little maint) engine. The last ones were in 96, after which Ford went to their universal V6.. Seems pard has some long mileage on his. That being said the in line 6, from both Ford and Jeep were close to impossible to wear out.. I'm sure that has nothing to do with the fact that they were discontinued.. Bought a 96 150 simply to get the last of the breed.. Nice little short cab XL.. Fleet truck, not one option.. metal roof (magnets hold gas receipts) got rid of it due to making the mistake of not checking the axle ratio.. Went from a high mileage copy of the same truck except the old one was a long bed.. that got 22 mpg.. the new one, while WAY quick was wound out at high way speeds and i never got over 15 mpg.. wow am i rambling see note on meds huh..
Brothers guns.. Proud to say that the last of the 14 total guns was dropped off for delivery yesterday... Roger says hi to all of you guys who got them.. For those of you who were involved, what a great way to do business huh.. Roger might be low tech like "geezer Padre" but he sure was cheap, and good to all of us.. 5$ for FFL.. dirt cheap shipment, and oh yeah just send me a check after you get the guns.. Everything related to the sale of those guns went perfect.. Yep you guys got good prices, but i knew i could trust you, you knew you could trust me.. Sister-n-law says she has all the checks.. I know that Gary is as happy as we are about all of this.. I also know that it couldn't have happened anywhere else..
About dry firing. It's okay on some guns and death to others, simple as that.
One of my owner's manuels plainly says "dry firing can result in a broken firing pin...".
If I were to make a choice without the mfg's say so I'd say go with snap caps.
Thanks buddy.. I'm surprised we haven't talked about this.. i dry fire all the time..Yep sure have heard that it's a no go with shootes.. Wondering now if there's any problems doing it with handguns..always have and never had any problems so...
Whats up with Mr and Mrs Lou.. The kids coming over for the game tomorrow or what.. Feel like putting a little (REAL little) bet on it.. Watched the BATFE troops will get us for gambling now..
I think it is more for specific weapons than all guns but if it's bad for some and we don't know which ones they are I would just not dry fire any of them.
When I was shooting DCM I spent a lot of time doing dry firing and loading drills in the hallway of my house. I had a target posted at the end of the hall.
With enough practice rapid fire with a bolt gun is a piece of cake!
No kids this weakend ;<( We found out yesterday that Mack's mutha and pa are planning to move out of state. That was like getting kicked in the chest. Won't get to see the other 2 for at least 2 more weeks. I told Stella we may as well move to Corpus Christi.
A game tomorrow? Okay, I'm up for placing a little wager, who's playing?
I'm sorry Lo buddy.. yeah kicked in the chest is about right.. were dealing with the Gkids "maybe" moving to Tucson.. This is major for us, as Mac "and family" is to you.. Hurts .. period, and hoping its a no move.. Ok, hoping for the best for mac down the road, and would put money thats staying near you guys..
still only 4 so needs folks. My big concern is that I am very protective of the kids and as long as I'm nearby some pervy asshole will think twice b4 making moves.
You & Gloria want to join Stella & I in Corpus? LOL !!
I know its ok(atleast we were told so) to dry fire a Glock......also from what I hear its really bad to dry fire and AR because itll crack the lower receiver from the hammer hitting it. Not sure about revolvers...dont guess I have ever dry fired my revolver....hmmm three of my guns dont even have the manual.hand me downs.
with an AR just make sure the upper is on before dry fire and it should be fine. don't dry fire with just the lower.