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    Re: Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    Friend of mine started a business building Jeep things such as reinforced tube fenders, rocker guards, winch bumpers, etc..... Had a nice sized shop in his backyard. Loved what he was doing. His...
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Well stated. My most used Military quote, Best Defense is a good Offense.

    My wife and I have discussed her carrying. I always drive home the point if you can't point your firearm at a human and...
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Accepting his pompousness (is that a word?) is kinda like accepting that orange tractors are better. Sometimes hard to do. :D
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Another great post. Thank you. Or as Brandi would say "hugs".
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Sometimes you come off a bit harsh. This isn't a roundtable discussion at the local coffee shop where everyone can visually see your mood when saying these things. But it isn't. It's digital...
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I agree with your ending quote!!!!

    I don't carry on my tractor. I know every critter on my farm on a first name basis. I've only witnessed an animal act a bit aggressive around me once. That...
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    Re: Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    I didn't look very hard. I enjoyed building mine.
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    Re: Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    I totally understand and agree. Your business model succeeds because of that lack of competition. As long as that remains your wait list will be long. :)
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    Re: Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    There's no way I'd wait 4 months for any accessory.
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Not taking sides in this discussion, just relaying my method of living. "The best Defense is a good Offense".
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I totally understand Greg.

    I don't carry. But I have a hammer. Have dispatched several creatures in such a manner.
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    Re: When to go gooseneck

    The GN world tries to duplicate the Air Brake scenario by having a battery powered brake lock that is activated if the trailer separates from the tow vehicle. That's the best solution to a...
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    Re: Fired Road contractor. Build it myself?

    He's out driving up/down his new road...... ;)
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    Re: When to go gooseneck

    Wish I had a pic of my friend's EX with 38's on it but alas I do not. I'll see if he can send me a pic. It was insane. He's a short guy. How he got in it is beyond me. He sold it and now drives...
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    Re: When to go gooseneck

    They definitely shortcut more. :)
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    Re: Best brand/price for 3.5 Ton UTV Winch....

    Yep. I take the time to hard wire a momentary 3 position toggle switch inside so I can winch and drive without dealing with the cord switch. I only use it when winching objects that I want to...
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    Re: Best brand/price for 3.5 Ton UTV Winch....

    I assumed he meant 3.5K. Maybe not.
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    Re: Winch and Battery on antique ATV/UTV

    I would fabricate a battery box for a full sized deep cycle battery. You most certainly have space for it if you search a little. Then your winch will actually be productive and be worth hauling...
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    Re: Best brand/price for 3.5 Ton UTV Winch....

    I agree with Rob. 4K minimum.

    I have 3 winches that I use regularly. They are all Warn. Expensive. Fast. Low amp draw.

    I wheel with a group of guys that have various brands of winches. A...
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    Re: When to go gooseneck

    I have both. I prefer pulling the GN. Just keep in mind a GN trailer is considerably heavier than a bumper hitch. This actually reduces the net weight you can haul.

    My GN 20K 28+4 dual wheel...
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    Re: John Deere 420 Garden tractor question

    I think you need experience with a 420 to appreciate this. And an LX178 isn't that experience.
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    Re: John Deere 420 Garden tractor question

    My Son converted his to a Honda engine for around $2K. I can get specific amount if you need it. Improved the performance of the tractor dramatically. Mows much faster.
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    Buying Advice Re: John Deere compared to Kubota

    Bill, your numbers look good. You should be pleased.
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    Re: I don't understand vhy

    Yep. Great trucks. Just not Godlike. :)
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    Re: I don't understand vhy

    Comparing the pulling ability of your truck to a $300K tractor is unfair. Unfair for your truck. No comparison there at all.

    Unless you are carrying a lot of tools, etc., I don't think your...
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    Re: Rhino 950 blade

    And to follow Lou's thoughts. I'm thinking the dealer meant the tractor doesn't have enough rear remotes to handle the functions of the blade. Not that it doesn't have the "flow capacity".
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    Re: Kubota Top-N-Tilt concerns

    With 3 valves, you should have 1 SCV and 2 float valves.

    The ability to float is a secondary issue. Most importantly is that an SCV valve doesn't like to have delicate, small movement. It wants...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    Maybe add washers to take all the slack out of the implement pins so you can just barely insert the lynch pin, so it can't get a "run at it"????

    A QH will fix this problem but you'll probably have...
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    Re: Homemade Grapple

    If you add a Grapple to your FEL you will test it to the maximum as well as the front axle/tires of your tractor. I've carried many loads with one rear tire off the ground.
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    Re: Homemade Grapple

    Everyone's expectations are different in regards to a Grapple. I wanted the most versatility. I started by building the grapple on the FEL frame. I could switch buckets, etc., and the claws stayed...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    Oh, I misunderstood. Think maybe kthompson did as well. I thought you were bending/shearing the stabilizer pins. You are having problems with the lynch pins that hold the 3pt arms on the...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    I've used a QH on my Kubota for four years.
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    Re: Ag sprayers... I need some education

    Good information here.

    Your knowledge base is so low that I believe you need to do a LOT of studying before you go much farther. There are sooooooo many variables in chemical types, sprayer...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    I used to have a B2910. It was the Cadillac version of the B7800. Had telescoping links among other niceties. Tough little tractors.

    Being on two wheels while spinning around trees was...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    I'll make a note of your idea. Next Winter when I'm looking for shop projects I'll see what I can come up with. :)
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    Oh wow, I've never heard of that. I stress the snot out of my telescoping stabilizers on my Kubota and Ford. Have never bent a pin. Wonder what's causing that?

    Not picking on you, just saying,...
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    Didn't notice that. Probly. :)
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    You were doing soooo good until you talked about ploughing on muddy ground.....:D
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    Good question John.

    I always put the nut end toward the tractor. I have no idea why. But it's a habit now. :)
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    Re: How to attach the 3ph lowr linkd?

    I do it just the opposite.

    With the arms pinned at approximately the right width, I backed up to the impliment adjusting the 3pt height to match the pin height of the attachment. Stop just as the...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    That's awesome and puts you in an elite, small group.
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    Are you referring to your tilt cylinder?
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    It's a very good discussion. Steve has added some very readable data.

    I agree about the lethal effect of CCs. I stand behind what I said about the vast majority of our society not being able to...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    Yes, my Kubota leaks down. 15-20 minutes on the brush cutter before it's noticeable. My brush cutter is very, very heavy.

    Against stiff opposition here on TBN I believe it's possible for a...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    I have hydraulic tilt on my Kubota and use it a lot.

    I have mechanical tilt on the Ford and rarely need more.

    Just depends on your uses.

    Yes, if I paid for it I expect it to function at...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I think actually you didn't read in detail the post I replied to. :)
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    It's my friend's tractor. One of a dozen he owns, and the smallest. He doesn't worry about it. Nature of the beast.

    I just posted the pic to show that it's common. If it's something you can't...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    The operator didn't park the tractor with one wing partially folded. The rear remote that controls the wing fold is leaking off. And that's on a $75K new tractor. See it often.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Enjoyable read. Defines the current society well.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Good stuff. Did you inquire about cash discount or did the dealers offer that information?
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Just stating my position. I thought that's what this discussion was about?

    So,,,, you are right and I'm wrong??

    We've drifted so far from the original intent of this thread that the OP has...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    To reinforce my claim that hydraulics simply sometimes leak, here's a pic of a new JD tractor and new 20ft JD brush cutter. We are looking at $100K of new equipment here. Notice anything?


    ...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I see nothing wrong with that. In fact you were well served by her to inform you of this option. It did nothing to hurt the bottom line of her or the dealership.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Yep....
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    I don't think it's that you are overloading the hydraulics. I think it's simply the leakage tolerances of the valves.

    There are stories on here of equipment that never leaks down. But for each...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Thanks again for good stuff Steve.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I think we changed subjects somehow. I agree with everything you said above.

    If I tell my dealer/salesman one thing, which has an effect on his profit margin, then do something different, which...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Thanks for that clarity Steve.

    I'll remain hopeful that our merchants eventually offer cash discounts. I think the less organized consumers need it. :)
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    I carry a 10ft mounted dual spindle cutter on my M9540 with TnT. I have to adjust the tilt function about every 30-45 minutes of use. I just accept that and have taught myself to make the...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    I've never heard of this "internal valve adjustment" that you refer to.

    I want to call "BS" but will wait for the hydraulic experts to chime in....... :confused3:
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Didn't claim to be. Just don't treat my dealers/salesmen that way.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I'm lifelong friends with my dealers and salesmen. I'll take the honest route.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Good management. I understand completely. You are rightfully taking advantage of the loopholes in the scam. Kudos to you and the others that do so.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Yeah, I understand your position. But as LD1 very clearly explained everyone pays more for their purchases.

    I don't play the CC game. So I was simply asking if your CC benefits are greater than...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Exactly. Same with any "cash back" system promoted by any CC company.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Good stuff right there. Perfect example of why it ain't gonna change. All orchestrated by the CC companies.

    The merchants have to take the CC as payment or go out of business because as we've...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Yep. I agree with all of those, none of which are financial gains. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    That is correct. 1.5% more to cover credit costs. Just curious if your cash back offsets that?
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Your rocker is fine Greg...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Cool. Does it exceed the 1.5% increased cost of your consumption?
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I had three in my shop when it burned to the ground. :)
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I had three in my shop when it burned to the ground. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    What has been your financial gain?
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I recall one revolver but won't call him out.

    Good discussion Steve.

    There have been a few posters in this thread as I do. They wisely realize that it's difficult or impossible to change the...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Totally acceptable. You are a minority in regards to card use.

    If I pay any Federal tax it's a very small percentile. You can have ur "cash back and/or lower insurance premium". :)
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    Yeah, don't worry about the leakdown, it's common.

    And as Eric said, you don't have to split the tractor to address that issue if you choose to.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Steve, your own data posted earlier stated 43% pay finance charges. I would call those revolvers versus the 30% you quote in point 1.

    In point 2 the financial institutions benefit monetarily, the...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    So even here we are at 60%?

    Isn't that still a win for the financial institution? Which was my original point.

    So wouldn't us transactors benefit if the system weren't in place by lower...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    So what is your guess Steve?
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Yep. Steve is very respected by me.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    No credit problem here. No unpaid balances. No mortgage. Enjoy my cash life. If it costs me a little on my insurance premiums, I'm okay with that. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I saw your disclaimers in your post above.

    TBN members aren't even close to the average consumer in America. So I call Baloney Sandwich on your statistics in regards to the posters on this...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I didn't say "you", I said "we". If you don 't think it applies to "you" that's cool. If you don't think it applies to "we" that's "your" choice. Certainly doesn't apply to the majority of...
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    Me neither.
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    Re: Open carry / firearm handy

    I agree you can select your hangout area and minimize trouble.

    When trouble comes you will get little warning and certainly can't call "time out" and vacate the area.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Good stuff Dave!!!!

    Slightly renews my faith in our ability to manage credit!!!!

    So,,,, the lenders are still winning. :D
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Calm down.

    It's been clearly explained many times in this thread where the costs of financing are hidden. We're so addicted to it by now that we actually think it's good for us. Remember, the...
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Greg, glad to know you are human. :D
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Good stuff there.

    Describes the scam very well.

    And you took advantage of it very well.

    Stupid on the dealer's part. You coul make him a lot of money if he'd listen to your explanation. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    It's a total scam designed to put consumers in debt. And it works on 99% of consumers.

    Obviously some posters here have the discipline to take advantage of the "bait" being dangled. For each of...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    See post #39.

    I'll add this. If you everything off, or basically pay cash, why do you care what your score is? I couldn't tell you within 100 points mine is. I checked it once back when this...
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    And that's all that matters!!! :)
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    Re: Flail mower adjustment

    Glad you got it figured out.

    On my mower, when sitting on the ground mowing, the lower links only pull the mower forward with floating tabs that allow lateral movement. The top link only...
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Or pay cash.
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    Re: Ford still make any tractors?

    Very interesting. If you are familiar with the AG world, 80s were hard times, very hard times.
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    I wonder what percentage of card users thinking just like you that don't pay the card off???

    The first hit of an addictive substance is always free. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Yeah, I still don't see what the problem is?
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    And you would be the best borrower a lender could find. Pretty stupid huh. :)
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    Financing Re: Issue(s) getting financed?

    Soooooo,,,, where's the value in that?
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    Re: F250 motor swap, 7.3 diesel

    Yep, I would too.
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