- Jul 19, 2012
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It's just an excuse for saying there really isn't anything there that would float my boat. I respect those who can do the kind and amount of work it would take to get any of those vehicles up and running but I've got other things I'd rather spend my money and time on.Bob, who is head of your house??? Are you a man or a mouse?
Com'on squeak up!
Yeah, I didn't see anything there that I would want either. A lot of junk.It's just an excuse for saying there really isn't anything there that would float my boat. I respect those who can do the kind and amount of work it would take to get any of those vehicles up and running but I've got other things I'd rather spend my money and time on.
One other thing: there is some real junk posted up for auction on that site; are people really gonna bid on a couple of old water troughs?
True Dat! The M-677 gang has already rounded up what is known to exist in this universe just to get a few of them to actually run. ONLY a true M Series FC purist would even want one of them. Stinky, smokey, noisy..........think early Detroit Diesel two stroker.You will not...Phil
What from the era is comparable? I am not a purist, but personally, for my long term project, a Japanese diesel doesn't fit into my goal.True Dat! The M-677 gang has already rounded up what is known to exist in this universe just to get a few of them to actually run. ONLY a true M Series FC purist would even want one of them. Stinky, smokey, noisy..........think early Detroit Diesel two stroker.
Amen! I worked on tons of GM two-stroke diesels in the Seabees. The government must have gotten a blue light special on them back in the day. I will say, from a logistical standpoint it was a smart move. Lots less fewer repair parts to have to take on a deployment. The cylinder kits, injectors, etc. would normally interchange between a 3,4,6,8 or 12 cylinder of the same CI series 53,71,92 etc.. The problem was, they got used a lot! They were a great engine for stationary or marine power, as they like to run at governed speed for days on end. We actually had them in every kind of construction equipment you can think of. A real pain to listen to all day! I have seen too many "run away" from improperly adjusted fuel racks or failed blower seals. That will take years off of your life!Reminded me of a very bad running 3-53 jimmy...I would swap a 3-53 into one but it would be to heavy on the front axel...best engine to throw overboard...Phil
If you ever had to pull that Ford 6 cyl, you have to take the cab all apart. On one of the 2 passenger models, we put a piano hinge across the front and converted it to a tilt cab. But I don't remember it ever being fun.
Now the 275 HP Cummins Hydro Static Bombardier Cats were fun!!
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One year in the late 70's working at Squaw Valley we installed a 391 Ford Industrial V8 4 barrel with an Allison 4 speed automatic in a Thiokol 2100. that thing would Drift sidways and throw Rooster Tails.
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Very interesting history of the Thiokol machines Rodney, and you'd be one to be familiar with these machines.
Being an alpine snow skier of 54 years, I always wanted to run a snow groomer, but, if I am going to be on the ski hill I figured I may as well spend my time on two skis, so i never have operated one. The newer Bombardier groomers are cool, and probably mostly hydraulic drive. Yes, I would love to operate one of the newer Bombardier groomers, which are very commonly seen at ski parks today.
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#642 • 30 inch Antique Gravel Scoop:
My Dad years ago told me his father worked on constructing the raised stretch of highway (what I call the causeway) just east of Chester, Ca., using one of these horse drawn dump buckets when he was a young man. Him and my grandma lived year round in a canvas wall tent enduring long winters averaging 4-feet of snow on the ground there in Chester with raised wood floor and wood burning stove. I don't believe they had internet service back then either !
I have one of these in the planter by our front gate, which of course, I sourced from my Dad years ago.