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43 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

If I'm lucky my old self gets a moment, no more but that's all I need. "If you ain't first you're last" to sleep. LOL

 

Off topic for a moment but watch out for the severe weather in your area tonight Cliff.  NWS tornado watch.

Tried to send you a pm earlier but you have that disabled.     Stay safe.

back to regularly scheduled programming ... 

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well racer x, I am 64 years young or old sometimes in the morning ps thanks for the help with the download !! I did get that far but it would not open so as you suggest I click the save to desk top and that was it  big thanks

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6 minutes ago, S30Driver said:

Off topic for a moment but watch out for the severe weather in your area tonight Cliff.  NWS tornado watch.

Tried to send you a pm earlier but you have that disabled.     Stay safe.

back to regularly scheduled programming ... 

Thanks Brother! Amazingly it's going around me so far. Kinda scared to go to sleep without my helment on. Freaks my dog out too. I'll self medicate, maybe give the dog a couple of tall boys.

Know your safe place!20210317_200811.jpg

 

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1 hour ago, Racer X said:

And how old is old?

I'll bet you still think "old idot" when you read about some 40 year old crashing his vehicle.  I do.  But I shouldn't.

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hey cliff,  when you give him a few tall boys put some pop corn in it, just might make his night ! yes zed head the mind all ways thinks young, but some mornings make me think a little different .

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21 minutes ago, Zed Head said:

I'll bet you still think "old idot" when you read about some 40 year old crashing his vehicle.  I do.  But I shouldn't.

Most 40s are just moving out of mom and dads place around here but with an ex and 2 kids they won't pay for. "The world breaks people, the ones that don't break it kills".

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1 hour ago, S30Driver said:

Off topic for a moment but watch out for the severe weather in your area tonight Cliff.  NWS tornado watch.

Tried to send you a pm earlier but you have that disabled.     Stay safe.

back to regularly scheduled programming ... 

Okay Boss! It's getting scary now. Soon the helmet will be on and not for a foolish selfie.

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7 hours ago, kully 560 said:

well racer x, I am 64 years young or old sometimes in the morning 

Me too. 65 the end of August. I hope to retire September 1, although I really like the work I do.

Yes, mornings can be rough, until I have a coffee, and get all the stuff that is stiff and sore from a lifetime of playing and working too hard working again.

But I keep reminding myself that pain is weakness leaving the body.

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7 hours ago, Zed Head said:

I'll bet you still think "old idot" when you read about some 40 year old crashing his vehicle.  I do.  But I shouldn't.

Nah.

Lately most everyone is younger than me, so they are a bunch of “kids”.

There is only one guy my age on the crew I am currently working with at The Big Shed, everyone else is in their 40’s or younger.

What gets me is when one of the younger guys whines that he is getting too old for this work. I point out I’m old enough to be his dad (or grandpa), and I outwork him every day.

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yes I will be 65 in august, and when I was working I all ways out work the kids. when a job had to be done right away the boss all ways put the older guy on it . it seemed most of the kids in my job had 1 speed!!! I spent almost 40 years in the line work field climbing in and out of bucket trucks and trenches and now I am paying for it. some days are good and others take a little time to get moving .but life goes on and I am not going to stop, I work through it . the good news is I can still get my leg over the harley  !!!!!!!!!

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2 hours ago, kully 560 said:

yes I will be 65 in august, and when I was working I all ways out work the kids. when a job had to be done right away the boss all ways put the older guy on it . it seemed most of the kids in my job had 1 speed!!! I spent almost 40 years in the line work field climbing in and out of bucket trucks and trenches and now I am paying for it. some days are good and others take a little time to get moving .but life goes on and I am not going to stop, I work through it . the good news is I can still get my leg over the harley  !!!!!!!!!

August?

Small world, eh?

So you were a lineman? 
 

I worked 30 years at a public utility, in vehicle maintenance. The majority of the work was on bucket trucks, and I was a hydraulic specialist. But I also worked on the rest of the fleet, and did lots of fabrication work too.

Now I build airplanes at the largest building in the world. At least for another 5 months or so.

 

 

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good luck with your retirement it is the best thing I ever did !! my joints feel better since I retired but is still the my age but better. I did just check the head bolts and at 54 lbs nothing moved ! I am afraid to maybe go to 60 lbs what do you think ?

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now that I was thinking about it I might leave the torque setting alone. the torque wrench click at 54 lbs so it must be tighter than that . I am going to drive it again and check to see where it is leaking from with a fresh gunk job and maybe see where it is staring from. I wonder if it could be a rear main seal maybe throwing the oil back up there , the oil pan looks good also. I would think if it were the rear main seal it would throw it back on the tranny!

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1 hour ago, kully 560 said:

now that I was thinking about it I might leave the torque setting alone. the torque wrench click at 54 lbs so it must be tighter than that . I am going to drive it again and check to see where it is leaking from with a fresh gunk job and maybe see where it is staring from. I wonder if it could be a rear main seal maybe throwing the oil back up there , the oil pan looks good also. I would think if it were the rear main seal it would throw it back on the tranny!

I agree with Zed and Patcon, the cam cover is the most likely suspect in that area. Check the cover bolts for torque first.

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yes I put the cam cover back on, cleaned the gasket and head where the gasket meets and torqued down to 84" pounds. when the cover was off I felt around the back of the head and it was dry. unless it is a slow drip above the #6 header pipe in the rear corner that is all I can think of. it is hard to see as my oil never turns black I all ways try to keep the oil pretty clean. so later this week when the weather clears up I'll take it for a run and see what happens . if it is still leaking I order a new cam cover gasket and change it. that would be blessing if that was it but for some reason I have my doubts.

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