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    Pine selfie!

    I dont use ramps......I had a bad experience one time.




    Got a project sort of wrapped up today.

    A year and a half ago I put my 2002 GMC in the shop to figure out why it squeaked. I knew it was the cam, on account of the half speed squeak.


    So I started the long process of putting a high lift cam and roller rockers in it. It was a terrible project.....the 8.1 Vortec engine does not have a lot of hot rod know how in the industry.

    Got it started today and found the water pump had decided to stop holding water. Another trip to town for floor dry and a water pump had it going.


    Runs good. Few more things to tidy up on it and I will be finished.

    Next on the list is a single mass clutch kit for a 93 Ford diesel and a 2001 Chevy diesel.

    You might wonder why it took me so long to finish.......near as I can tell that I have to have one shop plugged up or I start to get antsy.

    Eventually I twist off and finish the project.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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    Had a good day. We took care of every thing that could be felled with out damage to lawn or woods. We've got brush staged for the mini to haul out tomorrow. I've got one more I can fell but it's gonna do some damage if I do. It's an easy climb and rig but the drop zone is ti steep for equipment and I've never seen a hillside this wet. I'm thinking of guying the tree and trying to zip/speedline the tree. It's a declining tulip poplar. Well known for root issues and snapping trunks. Does a guy being set even with the speed line hieght seem ideal for getting the wood(in 8' lengths) to a flatter drop zone seem plausible? Or should I just drop it and hope for minimum damage? Has about a 7-10 degree back lean from the intended drop zone. The log will definately leave a ditch skidding it out. At least if I fell it I can put a bit of lift with a skyline type of set up to somewhat mitigate the damage. Job is open check book. I asked for a helicopter and was turned down though. I don't know why. The guy has a landing pad for one next to his house.
    -Rich

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    I'd have some pics but we have to turn in our phones and cameras at the gate.
    -Rich

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    My kind of client .
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Amazing what some clients are willing to spend in order to avoid denting the dirt.
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    Like, wwhoa!

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    Been listening to the Ventura county fire channel on the Broadcastify.

    The Thomas fire is kicking up.


    State of Montana called today and is trying to put together a strike team of structure engines to go to California.


    I would love to go but I would hate to leave! We will see if they are still looking for help tomorrow.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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    Good pics Buddy.

    Jim, you?re a wizard!
    Manly trucks for manly men.



    Mick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skwerl2 View Post
    Amazing what some clients are willing to spend in order to avoid denting the dirt.
    Not when I tell them the price difference.

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    Manly trucks for manly men.



    Mick

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