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Forum: Pre 84 Trucks
02-02-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,810
Posted By spindleshanks

very nice rig. love the tube doors!

very nice rig. love the tube doors!
01-31-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,319
Posted By spindleshanks

I got your back Molls! In the meantime, let me...

I got your back Molls!
In the meantime, let me know what I can do to help;)
You can drive Mr. Ugly when he gets tires!
01-27-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,821
Posted By spindleshanks

I did the same thing on my Taco. The body work...

I did the same thing on my Taco. The body work cost about $2k, although I only had to pay a $500 deductible. They had to put a new door skin, new hinges, new fender. new clearbra on the fender. The...
01-23-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,066
Posted By spindleshanks

That's a myth: ...

That's a myth: http://www.gearinstalls.com/410suck.htm This example uses 5.71s but the principle is the same.
01-20-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

Yeah, or Raybestos, also a good product. I would...

Yeah, or Raybestos, also a good product. I would just make sure to steer clear of any junk from Autozone/Advanced or any of the CSK stores. Not sure what O'Reilly stocks, but I'm sure it's quality.
01-20-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

apparently Akebono only does ceramic pads, no...

apparently Akebono only does ceramic pads, no shoes.
01-19-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

So the ceramic is their premium line? got it. ...

So the ceramic is their premium line? got it.
I'm not sure who does good rotors these days. They're all out of China (or India) which doesn't necessarily mean they're bad. Raybestos parent...
01-19-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By spindleshanks

I'll third that: the 16" wheels were utilized to...

I'll third that: the 16" wheels were utilized to fit around the brake caliper.
01-19-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By spindleshanks

Lol! mudding probably results in the most...

Lol! mudding probably results in the most demanding winch situations of all...when your truck is sucked down into the mud you have to break the suction AND overcome the weight of the vehicle. Plus,...
01-19-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

BTW, all CARQUEST stores now carry Akebono pads...

BTW, all CARQUEST stores now carry Akebono pads (in stock) in place of their previous top line offering, Raybestos Gold. They've got 'em in stock for my taco.
01-19-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

I'm not trying to shoot down your experience with...

I'm not trying to shoot down your experience with Wagner, but in my experience, the only shops that install Wagner brakes are shops that offer 89.99 specials, namely Just Brakes. I'm under the...
01-19-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,007
Posted By spindleshanks

I call on a lot of professional auto shops, and...

I call on a lot of professional auto shops, and any reputable brake shop seems to wholeheartedly recommend Akebono friction material, especially for foreign nameplates. I don't hear such good...
01-19-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By spindleshanks

I bet a hitch could be reinforced to give the...

I bet a hitch could be reinforced to give the side-to-side strength necessary. And for all practical purposes, a hitch mount setup works. Bill Burke does some extreme recovery (that's what he's...
Forum: Pre 84 Trucks
01-18-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 17,061
Posted By spindleshanks

I wonder if anybody has a conversion chart to...

I wonder if anybody has a conversion chart to explain what my 1980 oe oil pressure gauge is trying to tell me what 2-6 kg/cm2 means.

**Just found one:...
01-18-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,288
Posted By spindleshanks

Hitch mount winches are a convenient idea, but...

Hitch mount winches are a convenient idea, but Bill Burke explains in this article why they're actually a bad idea (note the 13th and 14th paragraphs regarding winch mounting and hitch ratings): ...
Forum: Pre 84 Trucks
01-17-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,251
Views: 2,108,971
Posted By spindleshanks

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs202.snc1/6921_1676...

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs202.snc1/6921_167613104282_505729282_3666055_762419_n.jpghttp://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs075.snc3/14233_195543014282_505729282_3943142_7248186_n.jpg

I bought this...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By spindleshanks

bump for an awesome opportunity. Nobody is so...

bump for an awesome opportunity. Nobody is so good at wheeling that they can't use some professional instruction.
04-09-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 36,839
Posted By spindleshanks

Just tell me you don't believe that "million mile...

Just tell me you don't believe that "million mile filter" claim of theirs. There's no free lunch in the auto parts world, and reusable filters are no exception.
04-09-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 36,839
Posted By spindleshanks

Yeah, you're getting better mileage because...

Yeah, you're getting better mileage because there's no filtering media in that Fram to fight the flow of oil! lol:hillbill:
04-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 36,839
Posted By spindleshanks

K&N's aren't just horribly efficient at...

K&N's aren't just horribly efficient at filtration efficiency, but they're also the worst "reusable" gauze type air filter on the market. Their quality has dropped as they've become a household name...
04-09-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,967
Posted By spindleshanks

Yeah, the BFG MTs are very loud and make for a...

Yeah, the BFG MTs are very loud and make for a rough ride. They have stiff sidewalls and absolutely no siping to help with snow/ice (which shouldn't matter where you're located).

If you want...
03-27-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,746
Posted By spindleshanks

There are several reasons filters leak from the...

There are several reasons filters leak from the gasket. Here are the main two:

DO NOT use grease to lube the gasket. Big no no.

DO NOT overtighten the filter. Spin it on until the gasket...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By spindleshanks

bump... anybody?!

bump...
anybody?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By spindleshanks

Bump.... so that I can have some company at...

Bump....
so that I can have some company at this event!
02-04-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,299
Posted By spindleshanks

Get these. I can't wait till my current tires...

Get these. I can't wait till my current tires wear out so I can upgrade to these.
http://www.oramagazine.com/pastIssues/0108-issue/index.asp?article=rubber
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