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KARNUT last won the day on May 18

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  • Birthday 12/16/1955

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    Mongomery tx
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    cars trucks nascar wife grandkids, not in that order.
  • Drives
    1992 Chevy truck

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  1. I’m surprised that wasn’t worked out before hand. Of course that should have been done. I’m wondering if’s it’s a miss understanding, otherwise no unauthorized work should be done or charged. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. When I retired I did Uber for awhile. I like to drive so I figured what the hell. I tried to make it fit my schedule, it doesn’t work that way if you want to make money. I just wanted to cover expenses, I’m OCD that way. You will need a basic known reliable car that gets great gas mileage. You better like to make conversation and be able to be a Democrat or Republican at a blink of an eye. You now get the idea. You could use a truck if you just wanted to run events, bars at night. Or for truck kind of money buy a luxury car and do the next level for more money. You get paid by the miles, usually less than a dollar per. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Mid-sized truck logic?

    Pointless argument. I wouldn’t pay 61K for any vehicle. But you could get that for a lot cheaper in different configurations. The reviews are positive on this. Some people think it’s worth the money. Usually people who pay those outrageous prices are winners and that’s not a lot of money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Mid-sized truck logic?

    That’s why I posted a side by side of my 14 and 92. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    My brother too. He has a yard full of dodge trucks he restores. He has his original 79 little red he races on two rebuilds. He runs ROW clearing crews. He’s constantly working on weed eaters, trimmers etc. I use to drop them at the shop. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. What did you do with your truck/shop today

    I don’t take very good care of my yard eq. I only mow when the grass is wet, I hate dust. My self propelled snapper push mower has had three oil changes in 18 years. My riding mowers Aris went 10 years before the deck went out. My brother fixed the deck still uses it. My second mower went 8 years started sounding bad Briggs engine. My brother has it now still going. My third in twenty years another Aris. I hate working on yard eq. My brother loves it. Most people I know use yard service. I tell the wife I’m not working on yard eq, so that’s the trade off. I mow three acres, so I’m saving about 500$ a month adding trimming and the garden. So I’m gonna used stuff that doesn’t break down. It gets real hot in Texas, so I ain’t working on it. Break down, I call my brother one more mower for you. I did fix a belt once. I learned my lesson. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. In my towing days I generally use 5 speed manuals paired with diesels. I always wished for one more gear and used gears venders on some trucks. We quit towing our own stuff in the early 2000s. The game of more gears is interesting especially in gas vehicles. Once you can keep your vehicle in its torque range under max throttle input more gears are a waste. You start losing time shifting. It seems some of the reviews in the magazines (car and driver) point that out. Adding more expense for the latest fad? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Mid-sized truck logic?

    92 1/2 ton, 2014 1/2 ton. If I buy another it will be mid size. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. In the 20 years I started using dealers I had two calls to question. A Ford dealership not following their check list, I watched. An over fill, I always check. I called them. They said bring it back we’ll do over. If you establish a relationship with your dealer it would be hard for them to not except blame for a misstep. They do want you to come back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mid-sized truck logic?

    I’m being generous I’m sure. I figure 50 percent of people that buy trucks rarely use the bed. They pay more money and get worse fuel mileage than a very well equipped car. The total cost of ownership is much higher compared to a car. At least once a month I see someone’s kid stumbling out of or struggling to get in one. Instead of making trucks more durable, they make like a car. Logic in vehicle buying, there’s very little. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Generally in the 40 years working pipeline, utilities ROWs my trucks carried 1KLBs in the back. I had the top 3 brands. I wasn’t gentle on trucks, wasn’t stupid either. My trucks were modified, a couple had S/Cs. I didn’t break anything in the 125K-150K I drove them. Some even got passed around and stayed around longer. Generally through the years the manufacturers would have build issues that had nothing to do with the end user. I never went oversized on tires or changed the suspension. My mods were performance related. I worked around people who would keep their trucks much longer than me, upwards to 300K miles. Like me there were lots of HWY miles getting to job sites. Some people must really go out of their way to (test) their trucks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. My 92 uses a qt every 500 miles. Stroker with a whipple. Freak me out at first. No smoke no leaks. I figured I’d be going to LS motor shortly. 8 years later still going. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Traveling by car, plane or train?

    I’ve done the plane, too much hassle anymore. I used to buy a book of tickets when I worked out of town in the 90s. Could board most anytime during the day when going to Houston from out of town. They would routinely bump me to first class if the flight wasn’t full. Now retired not in a hurry I rather drive. I checked the train once from Texas to NJ to see if it was possible. I could get there by horse faster. Love to do it. Can’t see it happening. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You are missing the point, there’s no way the modern striped V-8 can match the 70s. You only have one V-8 choice, there’s safety and other products on new cars that drive up prices that can’t be removed. I bought a 74 striped barracuda to race new. 318, 3 speed stick, two ply tires, AM, etc. $2995. The Camaro can’t get as striped not possible . It is 6K cheeper than an SS. They only have to be cheaper than the same in a mustang or challenger. The markets not there. Kids rather have the cheaper civic type r. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Camshaft replacement

    I admit I’m a bit old school. I’ve used salvage rebuildable parts, heads, blocks etc. Rods, cams, pistons would make me a little nervous. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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