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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2003, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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okay, another member of this BBS doesnt have crap that runs!
see that jeep on the trailer? its broken!
see his gray f150 hooked ot the trailer? its broken!
7 hours on the road later i had all his crap towed home.
Had to go to his house first, drop my trailer ion his driveway. go to wisconsin, hook up to his trailer with jeep on it. rewire his trailer, get it so its working, and get his jeep loaded on right. Take it to his house, where we take his jeep off his trailer and park his trailer in his drieway where i go to hook onto my trailer(his stupid trailer wont fit his pickup). then i get to drive back to wisconsin and go winch his pickup onto my trailer and get that all set, and then go drop that thing off at my farm shop. its now sitting behind the shop till he has time to work on it next weekend. Long stupid day!


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I sure as hell hope you are getting paid for your time bro. That or I hope he's a good friend. Either way he should be keeping you stocked with beer for the summer. IMO anyways.
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hes a fricken cheap wad, and still owes me money for diesel!
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Re: O/T Ford to the Rescue.

Here's what I did for 7 hrs today (most of that, driving back & forth across Memphis). My brother-in-law's Z-71 broke down on the way home from Tunica on Saturday, so he left it at a gas station and sent me to fix it (on company time [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) this morning. When I opened the hood, I found the whole harmonic balancer making a 45 right turn while the rest of the truck was pointed straight. When I took the belt off, it fell onto the front skid plate. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] It was split along the keyway, and I ultimately found 2 pieces of bolt still inside the crank. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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@#$%^!!! Is right! Damn that sux. How long did it take to get the bolt out?
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[email protected] all i did was urgue with the boss ya'll have all the fun
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Holy crap man, 7 hours of towing, and theyre not even yours? What the heck did he do to his trucks?[img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Im with Norm, i hope youve been 'hooked up' for the summer [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


Steve, i hope you reminded him he does, in fact, drive a chebby, and therefore should have expected it to break [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Question...just how did he manage to break that, anyway?
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There's not much to be said if you're "hooked up" with a cheap wad. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

The wheelin' gods will smile on you though, Burned. For a pull, a can of fuel, a loan of the trailer never goes unnoticed.
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yeah yeah my junk is exactly that, junk. Your $4 for fuel (already paid the rest) and some food at taco bell if i'm in a charitable mood is comming the next time i'm down your way. The jeep runs and drives just doesn't like to do over 50 or keep air in the tires and the trucks clutch is worn to the point it won't hold, i had to rev it at 5 grand to get it off the high way and to that gas station. All this happened an hour into a 5 hour road trip. Luckly i got a ride to where i was going and zach was nice enough to pick haul my junk back. Zach and i are good buddies and i'll get him back some time this summer, probably with a harbor freight "pipe bender" show up at his house when i have some cash. Thanks again zach.

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It went pretty smoothly - I only broke one drill bit, and it went flying, so I didn't have to dig it out. Maybe an hour total to get both pieces out, including finding the drill bits & the Torx drivers.

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He doesn't usually drive that - he got a '93 EB Bronco last year and had to put an engine in it last month, but he's getting ready to move, so he had the Z-71 at home and for some reason, decided to use it over the weekend. He was just driving when he lost PS and pulled over. I think that bolt had to have been working its way out for months, because GM uses interference-fit harmonic balancers instead of slip-ons like Ford, so it didn't drop off the moment the bolt came out. I stopped by the Land Rover dealership to ask how much torque to put on the new bolt and one of the guys called a buddy at some GM dealership, and that guy said they just run that bolt in hard with a 1/2" impact, so I'm sure it got broken when the engine was replaced before my brother-in-law bought it.
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