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  1. I'm pretty sure it's sealed ok. Only when I ran it a little hot and the murphy switch shut it off did I get the cap leaking out of the overflow.
  2. Finished tearing into another one of these this morning. Have two different gear reductions I picked up from Chris Clark, so the 09 (27" Executioners) is going to get the 15% primary and the 06 (28" Mudbugs) will get the 15% secondary. My 09 needs a crank, so this one will be swapped into the 09 when done, and then I'll rebuild the 09 engine, put the secondary GR in it, and put it in the 06. I have two extra 500 engines in the shop (purposely). That way when I need to do a rebuild on mine or a friends, I can build one while the machine is still in use, then just swap out the engines. I might eventually build one out of extra parts, thus the 2nd "spare" engine. This one looks like it might have been run a little hard. Interestingly enough the 4-dog (weak 05-08 design) first gear looked great. It's still getting swapped out for the 09-11 style.
  3. When it overheated I got some steam from around the cap/overflow, but under normal running no problems.
  4. I hate to hear that. I like Coach O. I remember thinking Ole Miss should have given him longer when he was their interim. LSU is the perfect job for him. Nobody outside of Louisiana can understand what he's saying!
  5. I did mow with it for a long time one day after changing the fluid. Everything worked fine. 3 point picks up much faster now and no more cutting out on the bush hog. Just blew and sprayed the radiator out, so while the temp gauge still creeped up there while mowing in the deep stuff, it didn't overheat.
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    The 30 cal cans (assuming they were factory packed) usually had 420 rounds on strippers. I picked up several when Walmart clearanced them. Cheapest I got was $32 a can 😇 With Remington ammunition plant running again (was purchased by Vista, who also owns CCI and Federal) that will help the ammo situation, but Xiden's administration shutting down future Russian ammo exports is likely to drive prices up for the foreseeable future, along with inflation driving up the prices on raw materials. For now existing Russian ammo import permits can be filled, but once they're filled, no more will be issued. Eventually other countries will likely fill the gap, but it will take awhile. When looking at "investments" brass and lead has a better return than anything else over the last 20 years.
  7. I’m gonna need some MS paint for that
  8. I almost purchased a “Pull pal” for my jeep a few times. Just so dang pricey. Instead I put an e-tool in the back, and if it comes to it I will bury my spare and use it as a winch point. When I got stuck a couple of days ago I was sinking in mud up halfway to my knee walking back out, where the four wheeler had just kind of floated over the top of it
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    Just remember, the Colt is just a fancy expensive club if you don't have ammo😁 Another thing to consider is, if you get to that point you're not going to "Mad Max" it ie take on the world by yourself. Plan on being able to pick up some strays who likely haven't prepared as you have. You're going to have to have help to watch your back while you sleep. Of course, you better choose VERY carefully when allowing stupid people (who haven't prepared) into your fold. Luckily most of my buddies FINALLY got it over the last decades so I should have a pretty good group if it ever comes to that, which I hope it doesn't.
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    After my friend passed away a couple of weeks ago, his family took a few of his firearms and sold the rest. He had a little over 126K rounds of ammo. Local (sleazy) grocery store owner apparently made a deal on all of the ammo AT THE FUNERAL. That's just poor form, but some people will cast aside human decency to make a buck. He has a gun shop attached to one of his grocery stores, so I'm sure the ammo is now on the shelves with a 400% mark-up over what he paid for it. Afterwards I made sure to have a chat with my kids about "If I suddenly die, you either ask one of my shooting buddies or do thorough research online before you sell ANYTHING". I'd hate to think they found some ammo with price tags still on it and sold it for what I paid for it ($10/brick 22's, $8.88 Winchester 9mm 100 round packs from Walmart, etc)
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    What's the headstamp, and how has it been stored? My take has always been you can never have too much ammo unless you're swimming or on fire. Not a super bargain, but not a bad price these days either. It likely will NOT get any cheaper, especially with Russian ammo no longer coming in. You can make the argument that you won't survive your existing inventory, but I'd take ammo on the shelf over money in the bank. One is appreciating in value and has utility. The other is rapidly depreciating in value. If you're hard up and can't put food on the table, don't buy the ammo. If you can swing it without causing undue hardship to yourself, not a bad idea to get it. Cheaper than anything out there now, and as you said, no tax and no shipping. https://ammoseek.com/ammo/5.56x45mm-nato
  12. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/09/15/cdc-lists-vaccinated-deaths-as-unvaccinated.aspx Paywall, but gist of it is. --According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re not counted as fully vaccinated until a full 14 days have passed since your second injection in the case of Pfizer or Moderna, or 14 days after your first dose of Janssen, despite the fact that over 80% of deaths after the vaccines occur in this window. How convenient --Anyone who dies within the first 14 days post-injection is counted as an unvaccinated death. Not only does this inaccurately inflate the unvaccinated death toll, but it also hides the real dangers of the COVID shots, as the vast majority of deaths from these shots occur within the first two weeks --The CDC also has two different sets of testing guidelines — one for vaccinated patients and another for the unvaccinated. If you’re unvaccinated, CDC guidance says to use a cycle threshold (CT) of 40, known to result in false positives. If you’re vaccinated, they recommend using a CT of 28 or less, which minimizes the risk of false positives --The CDC also hides vaccine failures and props up the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” narrative by only counting breakthrough cases that result in hospitalization or death. Hospitals are still also reporting non-COVID related illnesses as COVID-19 So my friend who died of a clot less than a week after taking the shot, because they wouldn't do his knee replacement until he took it? He's counted as an "unvaccinated death" not related to covid at all.
  13. We're definitely seeing suppression by the MSN when it comes to what's going on in other countries. The US is not the only country where people have had enough and are lashing out.
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    Been cloudy here for two days. Occasional spritzing but not even enough to wet the pavement
  15. I get daily emails from mom and a couple of other friends with info. As I said, I've kinda given up hope that it's going to happen. I hope that I'm 100% wrong on that.
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