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Scrounging firewood

Discussion in 'Firewood, Heating and Wood Burning Equipment' started by mainewoods, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. James Miller

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    20190524_185145.jpg 20190524_192244.jpg Took a ride yesterday stopped to put a penny between the wolf hounds paws and realised I didn't have any. Looked him in the eyes and the hair on my neck stood on end. Not the first time I've had that feeling on the battle fields but something was different this time not sure why.
     
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    Steve, my Dad used to know a Ford Exec who got cars for him … my Mom had a 65 Country Squire (Light Metallic Blue) with a 390 4bbl. The car was pre-owned by Charlotte Ford (for 6 weeks) and had every available accessory! My Dad's car was a 64 Ford with a 352 4bbl that was pre-owned by the Exec for 6 months.

    Those were the two cars I learned to drive on. I had a lot of fun with both of them.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    I can’t even remember some of the cars I’ve owned but I got a lot of miles out of was a 70’ LTD with 351W. Olive green with black vinyl roof.
     
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    svk A little bit of everything

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    My rollback had a 390 block with 428 crank. Can’t remember if that made it a 406 or 410 CI. Real stout engine.

    One of the cam companies used to make a “camper/RV” cam that was a good grind with a very wide power band. I had a couple of big blocks with those cams. Great for strong daily drivers.
     
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    Small scrounge.

    Don’t mind the pallets those are going to the fire pit.


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    Sent while firmly grasping my redline lubed RAM
     
  7. KiwiBro

    KiwiBro Hold my beer and film this...

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    Just had a look. Wow. Good on them.
     
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    Had a family g2g at noon. Cool, cloudy and windy. Cut it short and was home by 4 lit the stove to get the house warmed up. 5 rolls around sun comes out wind let's up and probably gonna bump 70°F.

    So I finished my first row in the wood shed.

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    The 390 block with 428 crank is a 410 Mercury Engine. The 428 block with a 390 crank is the 406, and with a larger bore yet (same crank) is the 427.

    The 410 and 428 were externally balanced, so if you revved the piss out of them, they would often let go.

    The 427 side oiler with cross bolted mains was the most durable. That is the Motor that finished 1,2+3 in the GT-40s at the 1966 24 hours of Lemans. All the oil went to the bearings, it was not drilled to run hydraulic lifters.
     
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    I cut and split some Oak and Beech in my back lot today. Some by hand, some with the hydro.

    I was trying to cut through a Black Oak log and I saw sparks and my chain stopped cutting! I set the 2 rounds on end and split what I could with the X-27. Found and electrical insulator buried about 3" deep in the wood! Barely a mark on it, will try to get a pic tomorrow.
     
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    A guy that worked in the machine shop I dealt with had a 65 Shelby fast back, white with blue stripe, one of the prettiest cars ever made. He also had a TVR Griffith with a 289 in it, It was a cool ride also. I learned pretty early that a lot of guys had a ton of money in their cars, and they were dogs on the street. None could get traction, unless they had slicks. When I was street racing no one had started tubbing cars yet. We would radius the wheel wells or just bend the lips up and get an extra inch or so of rubber under them. My last street car was a slightly warmed over 340 Swinger. Headers, Lunati Cam, Offenhauser 360 duel port intake and a Holly 780. I had traction trouble too, but if I kept the r's down on launch it was a killer stop light to stop light. I couldn't drive it on a highway at all. A friend was parting out a drag car and I bought the 489 gears out of it. 489's are a lot of gear on the street. I had 513's in my front engine dragster, and thought about putting them in the Swinger. The 489's were crazy, the 513's would have been stupid.
     
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    Snow melted enough to get to one of my scrounge areas. Some nice dead standing red fir there, only problem is they are on down hill side of the road 46D1F649-F216-4569-977A-1EE0902E4384.jpeg Fell one up the hill towards the road, little closer but was still pretty tired when I got done B89BCC9A-6E57-4996-AAF8-93F5AD915301.jpeg Nice weather for cutting wood, about 45*, still little snow around 6E52FC04-737D-47ED-A22E-C2F13C1A1A44.jpeg Had to work for it but real nice wood 401A97AD-E63E-4EDC-ABFE-95BC232F72B8.jpeg Seriously thinking about a chainsaw winch sense most of the wood I cut is a ways from the road on steep ground. Also thinking about one of these to make packing wood to trailer easier. Tongs look good for carrying the 5’ lengths but the wood gripper isn’t limited to size for blocks but wouldn’t work for longer pieces, anyone used these? Any advice? 5EE7F88A-43E7-4C94-B85F-30E1451D6459.png 10196187-3621-4853-BFF3-5C4A55D04AB4.png If I had 2 of either one would make carrying 2 blocks at a time much easier, especially bigger blocks.
     

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    Looks like you got some exercise there Nate. Great pics as usual, nice looking wood. How much do those big rounds weigh, can you chuck one on the scales for us?
     
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    Logger, I have the gripper, it won't hook onto ash that I have. Maybe on softwood but I doubt it. Tips are too dull.
     
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    Thanks cowboy. Yeah I’m not in the best shape, lol. I really do enjoy the work/exercise, just trying to keep issues with back and wrist down. Just weighed one of the larger ones it was 50 lbs. pretty light compared to the hardwood blocks I’m sure.
     
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    Thanks cantoo, I wondered about that, this dry red fir is pretty hard. Maybe I would be better off just getting a chainsaw winch to pull them to road. Just never liked skidding wood because of the dirt, our sandy soil is pretty hard on chains and I like using square ground chisel chain.
     
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    @Logger nate, would you want a pic of the winch system I made up to fit in the receiver hitch of my truck? Hook a strap or chain on the log and drag it to ya.
     
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    People down the road had a dead ash and elm cut but left the wood for me. Started today to haul but thunderstorms ended that, got 2 truck loads and 3 more left. Finish it Monday, get pics then. Dropped the 2 off at the older couple’s place along with the rest, probably have 5 cords there now so they’re looking good for this coming winter, gotta start splitting it soon.
     
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    Yes I would please.
     
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    No need for the disclaimer, Nate. About 477,000 BTUs in that round then, on the basis that there are about 21,000kJ per kilo of softwood (vs 19,000kJ for hardwood). Much better to be lumping dry rounds up a hill if you can rather than green.
     

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