Saturday, August 31, 2019

Conflicting Reports: 20-30 Shot And 2-5 Dead In Separate Texas Cities (We may never know the truth)

Is this just another diversion to the Russia hoax to change the news cycle? It could be a gang initiation or maybe cartel retribution? It possibly could be an ISIS or some other jihadist attack. We could speculate until the cows come home, but one thing is certain. The leftist anti-gun hacks will turn this seven ways to Sunday to promote their agenda of total gun confiscation. No matter what, never give up your guns!


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Still Caturday...

Caturday is Off To An Interesting Start....

Monday, August 26, 2019


         Tourists alerted to rolling balls of poop in The Great Smoky Mountains

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Read the entire story HERE

Thunderboobs Are Go! 10....9....8....7....6....5....4........

Leigh Lets Phil Know The East Coast Has Some Stubborn Bastards As Well.....

Ah, yes - more tales from the Farm Ford Follies.

My nephew bought a F250 from some of the local mud boggers, with the notion of swapping a good running V-10, for his V-8 1/2. Yes he had a very sad running V10. I made him replace a whole bunch of things before just yanking one out and jamming one in. Though he initially thought he would be able to get away with it. I refused to help him unless we did it right.

So I got a new heater tube that runs under the intake, to a nipple on the back side of the water pump. Genuine Motorcraft for $18 - gotta love Rock Auto. OEM O-rings too.

All the studs in the heads that hold the exhaust manifolds were replaced. That made Phil's broken intake bolts look like pulling a little bitty sliver. Twenty studs that ALL had to be heated and pulled with a spiral extractor. Four had to be drilled, heated and extracted. One I had to drill, bore out with a die grinder, and then heli-coil. I reckon it took me ten hours over two days to pull them.
The four studs that hold the Y pipe flanges were changed as well.

New intake and exhaust gaskets. New plugs, filters and oil. It got a trans filter/fluid change too, but that wasn't initially on the docket.

Finally I got the motor all cleaned up and ready for transplant.

Yeah, it isn't the prettiest thing in the whole world, but this is a swap - not new, or a rebuild.

I got to the Farm, Saturday and hit with the question: Where do you want to do the motor - garage or Agway building?
I opted for the larger building with the flatter floor. So the Agway building it was.
I had hoped to see a partially stripped vehicle, but nope, it was totally complete.
I started at 9:30 that morning by pulling the grill, turn signals, radiator support and fiberglass nose structure.
After that, we started just gut ripping the whole thing.

Not wanting to make things easy on me, my nephew threw a few curves at me.
He wrung off a transmission line when the compression fitting wouldn't come free of the radiator fitting. He wound the whole thing right out of the radiator. Twisted it right off behind the fitting. I don't know what the hell he was thinking?
Then when I told him to drain the oil from the engine, he drained the tranny. I need to get him wrenching more on his own stuff so he learns more. So there was a trans filter change we didn't budget time for.
I had to cut off the collector bolts, on the Y pipe, so that it would clear the block. So, there was another thing to R&R. New gaskets, bolts,  and sealer.
Aaaand the starter wire to the starter solenoid snapped off at the terminal stud, Fortunately, the donor vehicle had a brand new NAPA starter. Whew!

When it was all said and done, we had the sick motor out by 8:30 that night.

This is how it started for me, Sunday morning - 9:00 am.

It took a couple of hours to get it wrangled in, and dogged down. Didn't want to rush and screw something up - do it once and do it right.
After that it was a matter of hooking everything back up to where it belonged.  Which doesn't seem like much, until trying to remember where everything goes.
While I reassembled it, the boy was finishing the trans filter change and miscellaneous  odds and ends.

8:30 that night, the battery was put in, and the fluids were good enough to fire it up.
I cycled the key a half dozen time to purge the air out of the fuel rail, then rolled her over.
God hates a coward.
On the second flop she tried to catch, stumbled and quit.
I hit her again and she lit with a flurry of smoke and chugging.
The chugging cleared, but it never kept an idle and stalled.
A quick thought, and a check of the IAC plug, found that the connector didn't lock.
A firm push until it clicked, cycle the key and waited a second.
Rolled her over, and it idled like a champ.
While it warmed up I started putting the rest of the nose back on her.
By 9:15 all the fluids were topped off; and fifteen minutes later the last screws were in the grill and the hood shut.

Twenty three-ish hours, over two days.....
A half dozen set backs dealt with......
Started right up, no leaks, and only one small glitch right at the end.
And one exhausted; fat, yet happy, mechanic.

Seeing Red...

"To Protect and To Lie?"

LA Sheriff's deputy who said he was shot at by a "sniper" has been fired. There wasn't any shots fired and there wasn't a sniper. Deputy Angel Reinosa was relieved of his duties and now faces a criminal investigation after admitting he cut holes in his shirt with a knife and lied about being shot at by a sniper. The "scare" launched a huge manhunt for the "phantom sniper" Read the entire story HERE.

Remember The Infamous Hockey Stick Graph Of Global Warming?

  Well looky here:

Hockey Stick Broken! “Scientist” Michael Mann Loses in Court, Forced to Pay Court Costs — Global Warming Hoax Hit Hardest


Supreme Court of British Columbia dismisses Dr Michael Mann’s defamation lawsuit versus Canadian skeptic climatologist, Dr Tim Ball. Full legal costs are awarded to Dr Ball, the defendant in the case.

The Canadian court issued it’s final ruling in favor of the Dismissal motion that was filed in May 2019 by Dr Tim Ball’s libel lawyers.

The plaintiff Mann’s “hockey stick” graph, first published in 1998, was featured prominently in the U.N. 2001 climate report. The graph showed an “unprecedented” spike in global average temperature in the 20th Century after about 500 years of stability.





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