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  1. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    I have experimented with it, and it was not accurate at all. Could not repeat the measurements no matter how carefully I set up the apparatus. So I bought one of the commercial grade scales and my...
  2. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    Have you ever tried this? It is surprisingly inaccurate.
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    Re: The Wind Generators

    It was a news item that popped up on my Linkedin feed. I tried to find it again, but to no avail.

    There is a similar story on the CanWEA site....
  4. Re: How to gauge your trailer's tongue weight on an ongoing basis

    Yup. Put a known weight on the tailgate and measure the drop. 200, 400, 600, 800 etc...
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    Re: The Wind Generators

    Back on topic...

    Latest reports from the Wind Energy Association of Quebec are saying that wind is now the cheapest form of energy period. They are claiming 5.5 cents / kWh to install and...
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    Re: Ecoboost question for DP

    Yes, but you are not going full throttle for more than a few seconds at a time. If you wanted to tow with it, work it, the intercooler would have to be an order of magnitude larger.
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    Re: Ecoboost question for DP

    Packaging is another issue. It is difficult to introduce an intercooler under a roots type blower that has enough capacity without making the whole package too high to fit under the hood. It also...
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    Re: Ecoboost question for DP

    That's where the direct injection comes into play. You would never be able to load a turbo gas motor at low rpm without it. It would detonate itself to death.
  9. Re: Would these claimed weights be legal behind this truck? (Ram 3500)

    There's no way. Licensed for 24,000 lbs... is possible. The strongest black trailers I've seen are rated for ~ 10 ton and looking at that particular unit, it doesn't even have a deep I-beam under it....
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    Re: Ecoboost question for DP

    A visual on what's happening inside a turbo'd engine. You'll notice that peak pressure is delayed by a few degrees because of the different ignition timing curve and that the total area under the...
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    Re: Where to Buy Custom Ratchet Straps?

    We use these guys at work. They have amazing service and pricing, and it can be sitting on your porch the next day. Plus the Canadian dollar is in the tank at the moment, so you save another 20%...
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    Re: The reality of aluminum body panels.

    I was impressed at how little damage there was...
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    Re: Ecoboost question for DP

    In parallel. And they are tiny.

    The small size allows near instant spool up and boost. To give you a rule of thumb, doubling atmospheric pressure with boost, effectively doubles the displacement...
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    Re: Bobcat CT230 Diesel engine problem

    Typically you drain the fuel manually, replace the filters and then crack the furthest fuel fitting on the injector lines. Then bump the motor over until you get a steady leak at the loose fitting....
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    Re: Bobcat CT230 Diesel engine problem

    Doubtful. And we've all done it....
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    Re: Why are Barns painted red?

    Cheapest pigment. Cheapest paint. And it usually covers in one coat.
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    Re: Blizzard 2015 Boston

    I have a picture somewhere of my mom standing on what must be a six foot tall bank of snow, slicing off blocks of snow to feed the snow blower below.
  18. Re: Mouse poop? Bat poop? What else looks like mouse poop?

    Fly larvae look exactly like mouse droppings. They are usually in concealed areas though.
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    Snow Attachments Re: Not throwing snow very far.

    On my Bobcat / Kioti, turning it up another 200 rpm results in almost twice the casting distance....
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    Re: The Wind Generators

    Yup. He's an expert at turning screws a little tighter. Lol.
  21. Re: Do you like the sound of your new car or truck engine?

    When I was shopping for trucks last year one of the biggest turn off's for the Ford and Chevy's was how quiet they were.

    One of my strongest memories from childhood was listening to a corvette...
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    Re: How much can a 1 ton truck tow?

    Once again. If the truck was built up by an upfitter / body builder, they have the legal capacity to re-rate any vehicle they modify. Since this truck did not come from the manufacturer with a dump...
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    He would have to do the whole hood, it's not just the leading edge.
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    Re: The Wind Generators

    FWIW Ontario is currently paying wind producers a whopping 11 cents / kWh... Not much of a subsidy.
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    Re: Subaru mechanic or experience on here?

    Coworker has a new Forester, and it has an intermittent oil consumption problem. He is currently bringing it to the dealer once a week so they can check the oil level. Of course it hasn't budged...
  26. Re: Trailer Loading and CQ - Hypothetical Discussion

    The answer is; load the trailer such that the truck sits level front to back. And don't go over the speed limit.
  27. Re: Would your wife notice if you got a new tractor?

    Bought a year old zero turn and cut the lawn with it a couple of times.... I was a little astounded that nothing was said about it, so I parked it in the middle of the laneway next to the old riding...
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    Re: Another Question about towing

    Back it on the trailer.
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    Re: brake pads 2012 f-150

    In my experience you can't back them off enough to get the rotor over the lip of corrosion that forms over time.
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    Re: brake pads 2012 f-150

    dbl post fail...
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    Re: brake pads 2012 f-150

    Had to cut them off my Explorer with a zip disk. Which reminds me, I have to 'exercise' my e-brakes on the current truck...
  32. Re: How Much Money do you Charge to Snow Blow / Plow a Yard

    I do a couple of neighbors for free when the snow is deep or wet. Maybe when I retire, I'll get a slightly bigger machine with a cab and pick up some contracts to keep myself busy.
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    Re: How much can a 1 ton truck tow?

    If it was originally built up by an upfitter, they can re-certify the cargo and towing numbers.
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    Re: 2016 Nissan Titan

    I'm still going to go try it....
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    Re: 2016 Nissan Titan

    Looks like the last generation Ford...
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    Re: How much can a 1 ton truck tow?

    Make sure your RGW ( ownership papers ) includes the weight of the truck & trailer....
  37. Re: New to me 370D- Hardest Cranking and Slowest Cranking- Still Won't Run

    Sounds like someone may have messed with the injector timing, or possibly the valves are grossly out of adjustment.

    What gauge are the battery cables?
  38. Re: CV joints vs U joints for front axle of plow truck

    A truck with CV joints will have a much smaller turning radius...
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    Re: F150 ecoboost drilled my intercooler

    Pretty typical chamber size for most motors. Look at your thumb, that's about 50 cc.

    We had a mechanic leave a boat outside without the air cleaner on. Rochester 4 barrel. It rained a little...
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    Re: F150 ecoboost drilled my intercooler

    About 50 cc .
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: cccoldd weather staaaaarrting

    If it was safe enough for our planes and helicopters, I'm pretty confident about our tractors.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: cccoldd weather staaaaarrting

    Portable space heater placed under the hood with a heavy blanket draped over the hood will get you through the cold snap. The heater should have a thermostat on it obviously.
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    Re: What weight can my truck legally pull?

    Wait a second. You have a class A with endorsements and you don't know the answers to your questions.....
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    OK cool. It's been four years since I put mine in, and code was just catching up to solar when I was doing mine.
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    By code, you have to have a lockout on both the DC and AC side.
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    It is actually extremely beneficial to install an in house monitor so that you can see what's going on at all times. Running out to the array or the inverter loses it's appeal pretty quickly and you...
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    Re: Tractor slides off icy trailer

    I drove a couple of hundred hex head screws into our ramps to try and improve the traction. The tires just spun on them..... at least 'I' wont go for a fall when I'm walking down the ramps.
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    Re: Generator Voltage Question

    CDN tire. Also, just check the batteries in your current meter. They may be done.
  49. Thread: Flu Season

    by tcartwri
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    Re: Flu Season

    Got it on the 16th, and yesterday was the first day I felt 100% again. More suckfull was that my septic outlet from the house failed the day after I came down with it.... Thought I was going to die...
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    Re: Engine compression questions

    I am not immediately familiar with this machine, but if it has a wet clutch then finding sludge in the case is normal.
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    Re: Engine compression questions

    Check the valve lash.
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    Re: Can someone identify this wood please?

    Looks like a Manitoba maple to me. We have (had) four large ones in and around the house. They grow with a lot of defects that make them susceptible to wind as they age.
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    Re: Diesel truck with best MPG

    Off road diesel, colored fuel.
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    Re: If you had $15K in your pocket...

    Just an observation from my recent purchases. If you inform the dealer that you are willing to take their financing, the price will suddenly become more flexible. You then use the remainder of the...
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    Re: Optimizing towing vehicle

    The stiffer shocks will actually help control the front end of the truck, and prevent porpoising and sway.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Sorry I missed the thread specifications. Carry on.
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Mirror Widths and Lengths

    The length of mirrors that extend beyond the front of a motor home are not included in the overall length of the vehicle.

    The width of mirrors that extend beyond the...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Basically you don't. Keep your equipment in good clean shape and don't drive anything anywhere during the spring and fall enforcement blitzes.

    Recently I had a question for the USDOT, as I was...
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    Re: Must remove the hitch?

    Same in Ontario. You also have to fold in your trailer mirrors when not towing. They can't be more than 12" from the door.
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    Re: What is the coldest you have ever been ?

    Nope, we were civilian beakers working out on the sea ice. Last time was 2008. Don't think you would recognize the place now.
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    Re: What is the coldest you have ever been ?

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    Re: What is the coldest you have ever been ?

    I've worked in the very high arctic in camps for the last 25 years. -50C is pretty common, but the coldest I've ever been was after being dropped by helicopter to service a remote station at -5C. I...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    you guys done your christmas shopping yet.
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    Re: Canadians Have True Class

    Yea, them too! Although they're hitching home at the moment...
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    Re: Canadians Have True Class

    Pretty much all of Northern Ontario, good portions of Manitoba, Northern Sask and Alberta... I've been everywhere possible in Canada. It is a lot more pervasive than you think.

    I agree about the...
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    Re: Canadians Have True Class

    Oh, they realise it that's for sure. Same situation with pay in Canada for servers.
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    Re: Canadians Have True Class

    Umm, no they are not... Maybe unilingual Francophones are, but at least half the population can trace it's roots back to Quebec and a good portion of those are still bilingual. I don't really have a...
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    Re: Anyone miss the larger cars?

    Actually I'll park my 77 wagon next to my 2012 Passat tonight and take a picture.
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    Re: Anyone miss the larger cars?

    I have a 77 Impala wagon. I bet it weighs less than most modern sedans. My 65 Impala was only 3800 lbs.

    More shocking is when I see a Fox mustang in traffic today. It is tiny. ( I have one of...
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    Re: Anyone miss the larger cars?

    Park one of those old large cars beside a modern Honda and you might be surprised which one is bigger.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    Don't think it's going to stop until it hits $40.
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    Re: Settling for 'good enough'

    I always have the quality of my water supply high on the priority list. Crappy well water is enough of a reason to walk away.
  73. Thread: Cold hands

    by tcartwri
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    Re: Cold hands

    Your body will adapt. It usually takes about three days of working outside before you stop feeling miserable all the time.
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    Re: Angled snow plow pushing the tractor around?

    Been seeing a lot of "barely used" skid steer plows showing up for sale and I was wondering if this was the reason.
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: Erskine ES2410XL

    I have the identical blower on a pto drive and I hate to tell you this but it would have no problem with what you are doing in the video. It looks like the hydro motor does not have enough torque or...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    gas and diesel. The location.... hmmm. I know they have had some hydrolocked motors.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    VW has exactly the same problem with their Air-Air coolers. ( Jetta's and Golfs ) Our Passat has Water-Air >> No problems.
  78. Re: Tire Carrying Capacity Less Than Trailer Carrying Capacity....What To Do?

    Ok makes sense now. Trailer has a GVWR of 8800 lbs. Subtracting the weight of the trailer is how they arrive at 6500 lbs capacity. In short, you do not have enough trailer for your tractor.

    I...
  79. Re: Tire Carrying Capacity Less Than Trailer Carrying Capacity....What To Do?

    Sounds like a 9900 lb trailer, with 5200 lb axles. Which should handle your load, however the stickers values are odd. What length of trailer is it.
  80. Re: Tire Carrying Capacity Less Than Trailer Carrying Capacity....What To Do?

    5 bolt or 6 bolt rims?
  81. Re: Tire Carrying Capacity Less Than Trailer Carrying Capacity....What To Do?

    Are you sure it's not marked 8800 lb GVWR? Something doesn't add up here.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    It has to do with the fact that tar sands crude does not meet the definition of crude oil, 'in the format that it is shipped'. Tar sands trades at a discounted WTI price as a result.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    The Chinese actually own a substantial chunk of the oilsands, and in the next two years there will be a new pipeline to a terminal on the BC coast, where semi refined crude will go directly west.
    ...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Hey, thanks for sharing that. Would be interesting to see the results as you are cruising..... don't kill the messenger. lol.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    No sir. That was exactly the point of the legislation.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    Agreement Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the People's Republic of China for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments

    Canada, China sign currency deal aimed at...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    My truck is on there. Very aware of it.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    Canada just signed a deal with China cutting the US out of the loop. There are similar deals going on around the globe.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    It will be interesting to see if the new 150 can hit those numbers. I really doubt it.
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    Re: Oil Drops over 30% since summer, now what?

    It has already happened.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    My hemi runs on 4 cyl on the hwy most of the time. So in effect that's 2.8L. It's worth about 2 mpg. I'm not sure why ford projected such big increases in mileage for this new motor. It doesn't make...
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    12.53 is with Nitrous or Meth injection. They were able to run 13.86 without. 14.74 stock....

    The new Hemis run mid to low 14's stock, high 13's with just the torque management defeated.

    So...
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    Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    The best sounding V-8 is still the Flathead Ford.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    Stock for stock the ecoboost is slightly quicker off the line, but the Hemi will pace it after that. Once custom tunes are involved, the Hemi's will run into the high 13's and the ecoboosts low 13's....
  95. Thread: Tire size

    by tcartwri
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    Tire Selection Re: Tire size

    The 8.3 is 91" in rolling circumference, the 7.2 is 86". I'm not sure what the margin for acceptable variance is. I guess it also depends on how worn the rear tires are.
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    Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    It's also great that you can go to the wreckers and buy a shortblock with 60 or a 100 thousand miles on it, that will need absolutely no machining or aftermarket pistons or rods etc...
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    Re: Major issue with wood-stove - Need advice!

    I was gonna say it looked like old well casing...
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    Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    My youth was spent putting junkyard 350's together with a few aftermarket parts thrown in. Putting the hurt on a big dollar big block sure was rewarding...
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    Re: GM, Dodge and Ford engine sizing in the past

    Bird said the dirty word.
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    Re: Ford releases fuel numbers for the new F-150

    There was a reason that track was only 280 ft long...
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