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sean donato

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I’m losing giant pine trees too. We split very small to put on top of a hardwood fire. I’m sure I’ll need to clean the chimney more.
Just my experience from visiting the ranch out in Montana. They burn lodge pole exclusively, chimney maintenance didn't seam any worse then burning hardwood. They use a greenwood hydronic furnace. Don't know if that has anything to do with it or not.
 
SS396driver

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You should have told me about it! Would have been good to go and meet you there also. Went to a small local show tonight, nothing special, but was OK.
I didnt know about it I was in Kingston to go to lowes and the health food store had my 72 and a couple in a 66 Mustange told me about it . I only stayed a couple of hours. Did you go to cruise night at Value village in Brewster? I haven't been there since last year
 
Cowboy254

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Interesting how trees grow differently in different environs! I mean it makes sense, but it's still interesting! I like splitting it. I find it is consistently easy to split, but it does get harder as it seasons. Glad you like it.

3 years already! Doesn't seem that long.
Did you manage to scrounge up some Robinia pseudo acacia/locust yet? I wonder how Aussie locust burns, the stuff I've had had been no more than middling

I scrounged about 5 cubes of black locust two years ago, I had mixed feelings about it. Wonderful to split and great crackling sounds from the bark burning. Dense enough but very ashy which is one of my pet hates with firewood. The ash meant it didn't burn down well, so if I burned only locust the firebox would fill up quite quickly with unburnt coals buried under lots of ash. When I mixed it 1:2 with peppermint which has very little ash, it burned down better. And locust smoke stinks. That said, I imagine that if you were burning in situation where ash didn't matter then you'd be very happy with it. This was a peppermint/locust comparison.

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Cowboy254

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I got the rest of the scrounge I picked up a couple of weeks ago split, debarked and stacked today. Cowlad helped with the stacking. It's up pretty high and I doubt it would survive as it dries and shifts/settles but I am hoping to take it to my parents in the next couple of months anyway. I kept the pallet between the stacks clear so I can reverse the ute right up to the retaining wall and unload straight into the bay behind. There's peppermint at the bottom, you can see how the tannins have leached out and down onto the retaining wall. It ultimately washes off with more rain.

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MustangMike

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Did you go to cruise night at Value village in Brewster? I haven't been there since last year
Yes, that is where I was. They have it every Sat night, and one at the Acme on 22 (formerly A+P) every Fri night.

Eddie was supposed to be at the Acme a couple of weeks ago with the Munster Mobile, but he did not show because of "possible rain".
 

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Went to Interlochen today, snagged up this utv.
I sold my kubota 2920 to a guy just NW of Petoskey, supposed to meet up with him half way whenever it all works out for the both of us. Tried to kill two birds with one stone and bring it up today, technically it would have been three, as I brought a saw up for another member who lives in Frankfort(I snagged it up for him last wed, met the guy at our church :)).
I have a bit more on the bonfire pit I should get burned up before it dries out anymore. This week there is a chance of rain here tomorrow last I knew, other than that they are saying it's gonna be dry. The Kent County Youth Fair starts up the beginning of August, every yr we get dumped on real good during fair, so I need to have the pit burned clean in case I have more to throw on it and ready to burn the next time we get rain. Gotta plan ahead :blob2:.
His pics of CL.
Gonna look up some parts it needs in a bit, from brakes(including a caliper), and a hub or just bearings depending on what it needs, it also shifts hard, so maybe bushing for that. Haven't looked at it much, just handed him cash, loaded it, and headed out. Hopefully I can get all the parts found tonight and saved or a site with them, then get them ordered tomorrow.
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NICE!

good little wood hauler AND people mover. Now the family can ride out with you and help load up![emoji16]

We love ours.


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chipper1

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Numbers don’t lie.
No, but the guys who put them together do...
Love the diesel/gas talk.

There was a point where I had a 500ci Cadillac engine on a stand, ready to swap in my Malibu. Stupid, diesel like off idle torque but went with a 400sbc instead.
There was a guy in town here with a nova that had a 500 caddy motor in it, what a mad machine, I still beat him out of the hole hard with the old 400 Pontiac :rock2: and by the end of the 1/4 mile he was just starting to catch me, but it was too late lol.
I built a 79 Malibu with a 406sb. The block was a 2 bolt main 509 casting with a stock crank, 350(5.7") rods and custom pistons for that application and a set of gone thru smogger small chamber heads, mild cam. It was set up to run 450hp at 10:1 on 93 octane, and was built to be able to handle 60hp in case I wanted to ad 100hp of nos, but I never did. It was a fun ride for sure, funny rolling down the highway at 100 plus saying to people, should I put it in drive now :innocent:.
 
chipper1

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NICE!

good little wood hauler AND people mover. Now the family can ride out with you and help load up![emoji16]

We love ours.


Sent while firmly grasping my Redline lubed Ram [emoji231]
Bought it to sell, it needs some work, I'll probably sell it as is.
I really liked the Suzuki mini truck I had, that was a nice ride, maybe some day.
 
chipper1

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You guys and all your fuels talk:lol:, driving buy a gas station is just avoiding the inevitable :envy: , then again you already paid more too :yes:.
More pieces for the trailer build. Managed to find another trailer that's probably all I "need" right after buying the camper frame lol.
I managed to get 17.3mpg on the lie-o-meter for the first 34 miles of the trip doing 55-62mph, then it went down to about 16.5 when at 70-75, then I down to 15.7 the rest of the trip to pick up the trailer when I turned the AC on, dang v-10 lol. Once the trailer was on the back my mpg went down to 13.7 for the rest of the trip/tank. Then I picked up the flat bed and I was getting 6.7mpg on the highway with the AC off :laugh:, then it went up to 7.8 once off the highway at 55-60. My excursion has 207k on it, sure hope it can make it another 10k or so:laughing:.
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Picked up the weed whacker today. Pulled it about 23 times while cursing it for a fornicating giver of felatio.... realized the switch which I had labeled, was in the off position. Cursed myself for a stupid bass turd, 3 more pulls and it went. First real chore I've done since my surgery so it felt good to be able to do something again. I have wood to stack and a log to cut bit I'll wait a bit on that.
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Lee192233

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Yes, who are the mental midgets who come up with i/o for on/off? Very confusing. Why not run/stop?
I agree. I couldn't get my Solo backpack blower started once so I went to the owner's manual. It has the same I/O switch. They described it as meaning I=ignition and O=off. DUH! Flipped the switch and it fired in one pull.
 
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Wow Steve, and I used to have a Blue 70 Boss!!!

Went to a local car show last night. Was a Yellow 70 Boss there with a 351 C engine. Also saw a 66 Fairlane w/390 (one of my favorites other than Mustang).

The had a lot of room and were still very light!
Why in the world would someone put a 351 in a 70 Boss? I assume it was a repowered 302. I saw a decent Boss 351 here at the Mecum auction this weekend. I had a 72 Mach 1, Q code, 351C with a c-6.

Everyone should come to one of these auctions, you'll see cars you couldn't any other way.
 
Lee192233

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Picked up the weed whacker today. Pulled it about 23 times while cursing it for a fornicating giver of felatio.... realized the switch which I had labeled, was in the off position. Cursed myself for a stupid bass turd, 3 more pulls and it went. First real chore I've done since my surgery so it felt good to be able to do something again. I have wood to stack and a log to cut bit I'll wait a bit on that.
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Glad to hear you're well enough to start working around the house. Must feel good to do something productive again.
 
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