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  1. Ours is a '13 too, so you could have 4 fronts on one car and 4 rears on the other.............. assuming all '13 wheels are the same, which I doubt.
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    No starting

    Depending on the cable, it may make sense to have one made. I usually make my own, but I'm old and pretty much retired, so my labor cost is low.😮 I almost never buy factory cables, key word being "almost." Brad types faster...... Agreed, don't splice.
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    Fuel issues

    Yep, I replaced the check valve first, but it was the o-ring that finally cured it. I was carrying a siphon hose and gallon jug in the cab for a while. What a pain..........
  4. Glad you made it. And never stop embarrassing your kids.😉
  5. Hmmm, Jeff said it was a front, but it's in a dark plaxtic bag, and I haven't piqued, er, peaked, uh, looked. There's just one. But for the right price, I can throw in a whole spare car. It looks like we're upgrading soon.😁
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    Fuel issues

    Had the same symtoms on my Mack. After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, it was the o-ring on the filler cap of the Davco. Too simple.
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    New impact

    I wonder how many of these will be on display at the ECR?
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    No starting

    Isn't that money laundering?
  9. I picked up a set from the local Mack dealer for $6/ea.
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    No starting

    Yes, check the voltage at BOTH ends of the cables while the switch is in the "start" position. Cables deteriorate, as stated above. I have had to replace cables on older farm tractors when they appeared fine, and tested fine while no load. Cutting them open revealed internal corrosion.
  11. Sheesh! What a rough crowd! We never made it to any buffets, but we did some real damage to the spaghetti and meat sauce, and home made garlic bread. We went out to breakfast once too, but it was just a three course thing........😉
  12. It's always a fun time when you visit. We too, are looking forward to the next time. But I'm trying to figure out how I gained ten pounds in the short time you were here.😮
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    Tinker Week?

    Now that we have that "squirrel" safely out of the way, back to the original thread................. For the "Tinker Session", I neglected to mention that I will have a shoot'n range at the shop, suitable for handguns. Just regular pistols, not some fancy thing with a scope and a 9" barrel. That's a couple miles away, and can handle long guns as well. Of course, bb guns are the most fun, and the targets last longer.
  14. Just be aware that while you may be a hobby racer in the eyes of the IRS, DOT runs by a different set of rules. If your car or trailer is owned by a business, or you have sponsors, or win prizes, you're commercial. When we first bought our rig, my business owned the truck/motorhome. My accountant said sure, lots of companies own a motorhome for their executives. But, then it's registered under the company name, making ti commercial in the eyes of DOT. I bought it from the company, at a loss of course. Good luck. And welcome.👍
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    Tinker Week?

    Way cheaper than I would have thought. You must be living right.
  16. I'm in really good shape. Round is a shape, isn't it?
  17. Referring to the spread between axles, or overall length, for a given weight, to make sure the load isn't concentrated on to short a span on the bridge. In my case, my feet are too small for the gross load. In other words, I'm short for my weight.😉
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    Tinker Week?

    I guess I missed something..... Is it the air pressure, or the oil pressure, or both, that's shutting you down? I think this is gonna be something hard to find, and silly simple when you find it. Like cheap parts and $$$ labor. Let me add, Paul told me that he has a loud air leak under the cab, on the drivers' side. Isn't that where Volvo put the air governor on those trucks? Could it be related? Like the governor is telling the compressor to cease functions, but it still builds pressure until the governor pops of? Meanwhile, over pressured air is escaping from the compressor into an oil galley or sump'n.
  19. Could be worse Carl. At least you're still doing it. I stay off our roof, not because I can't get up there, but I'm afraid I'll violate the "bridge formula".
  20. I'm bringing a front wheel/tire (3 lug) from a smart. I belongs to Cindy and Jeff Brett, and they no longer need it as they traded to the later model car. I've not looked at it, so have no idea the tread depth, date code, or what rim.
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    Tinker Week?

    At least it did it in the comfort of your own driveway, rather than in Texarkana. My money's on a blown gasket in the compressor.
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    Tinker Week?

    They need to test performance after the tape has "seasoned" in the toolbox for a few years.🤔 Last spring, I found a roll of tape that the river washed into one of my fields. It looks fine, and is on my work bench now. Perhaps it's past it's prime.
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    HDT Jeep Hauler

    If we were in the market for a hauler, this one would be near the top of the list. Nicely done.
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    Tinker Week?

    The day we spent when you and Rocky came, then working with Paul G. (adept99) is what sparked the idea. Then working with Jeff this week cemented it.
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    brake controller

    Have to admit, I kept it. It would take perhaps 15 minutes to put it back in the truck, as I left most of the wiring in place. There are plenty of reasons to go one way v. another. It all boils down to what we think we might encounter.
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