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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:43 pm 
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It sure was windy today, I hope no one got blown away! :D The stiff south wind made driving east and west a little challenging and I could sure feel the resistance when driving into the wind :shock:


I WAS planning on making a trip down into Kansas today to bring home a '34 W30... BUT... yesterday I was walking to my truck from the rear and noticed the right side was slightly lower than the other. I crawled underneath and discovered one of the leafs in the right rear spring pack was broken. :? I canceled my trip and ended up making a trip to Lincoln this morning to get a new spring pack. I got it all replaced this afternoon without too much trouble. I found that the U-bolts are badly corroded where dirt and water can collect around the lower end :? naturally I neglected to get new bolts when I got the spring :evil: I called a local parts supplier and they can make U-bolts so I went ahead and ordered 4 of them as I am sure the ones on the other side are just as bad. The price is actually quite reasonable and it will save me from having to make another trip to Lincoln.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:34 am 
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Hmm, well least you noticed it before hand and were able to source the u-bolts without making the trip like you said. My truck has started doing this thing where it runs and drives fine, but it sounds like a locomotive engine, which normally isn't that bad, I mean I love trains, but I don't think it's a good sign when it's a v8 gasser in a F150. :? Specially at only 135,000. I'm thinking it may be time to do an engine swap and adaptation for a diesel.

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Im assumin this is a post of what we are up to today, Im balin second cuttin when i get out of cornell U

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:01 am 
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Kirk if that's on your first-gen, it's probably leaning to the left now.

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