What's Your View II

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Helped @8pointer and couple of other guys hang and fill feeders yesterday.

Stopped by the feed store and had a pallet of 50 bags dropped into the truck.

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She's squatting a bit. Truck is 2WD, so it doesn't look as bad as it really is.
She sits like this empty.

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The drive in on the bumpy and soupy-wet road was interesting. Just glad the truck doesn't have an open differential.
 

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I have seen videos of that dragster running before. It is impressive he can pull that kind of power from a two piece block for sure. I can’t imagine how he has it fastened together.
This motor is no haus as it is just a simple 1641cc with standard 042 heads, 87.5 pistons and a super mild almost stock cam. My goal is to build another motor on the side that is far more aggressive, more than likely in the 2300cc range unless something changes my mind and I do a Subaru swap.
Mr. Rooster,

I'm sure you know of the Subi motor issues. Is there no better option or do you know a solid fix for the Subi engine. A buddy in Michigan has a dual port VW turbo. Wheelies.

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Mr. Rooster,

I'm sure you know of the Subi motor issues. Is there no better option or do you know a solid fix for the Subi engine. A buddy in Michigan has a dual port VW turbo. Wheelies.

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It’s actually a toss up between two motor styles IF I do a swap. I would go with a subaru or an older two rotor mazda power plant. I have researched both conversions and think either would be appropriate. Rotary powered cars have always been neat in my head as well, and a 13B swap would be fun. I knew a guy growing up with a bug that would do wheelies, so staying with vw power is my goal. Seems all of the swaps that I have thought about have their own special issues. Of all those issues, vw powerplants are the easiest to work on probably.
 
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So last night was interesting. Went to water some plants in the garden and scarred off a longish copperhead. Not wanting my youngest to walk out one night and get a unscheduled poison injection, I decided to get the judge and go find it. Long story short, I ended up killing 5 last nights and I do believe there are more that have made a den/nest somewhere in the area. D43D063A-7799-4C3A-BBF4-47B65009D199.jpeg
 

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It’s actually a toss up between two motor styles IF I do a swap. I would go with a subaru or an older two rotor mazda power plant. I have researched both conversions and think either would be appropriate. Rotary powered cars have always been neat in my head as well, and a 13B swap would be fun. I knew a guy growing up
with a bug that would do wheelies, so staying with vw power is my goal. Seems all of the swaps that I have thought about have their own special issues. Of all those issues, vw powerplants are the easiest to work on probably.
The Mazda is interesting. Never studied that much and don't have any first hand men that have.

Big CC dual port turbo hauls. Not exotic, but gets shit done. Throw money at it.😁

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So last night was interesting. Went to water some plants in the garden and scarred off a longish copperhead. Not wanting my youngest to walk out one night and get a unscheduled poison injection, I decided to get the judge and go find it. Long story short, I ended up killing 5 last nights and I do believe there are more that have made a den/nest somewhere in the area. View attachment 7388378
Watch time. Serious with younguns. There are more.

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Watch time. Serious with younguns. There are more.

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This afternoon or tomorrow morning is digging time with the tractor. I am pretty sure I know where they have made home based off where they were all found last night. These 5 were taken in about 30-45 minutes or less and four of them were within feet of each other so they had just began moving. Happened about 10 east coast time.
 
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This afternoon or tomorrow morning is digging time with the tractor. I am pretty sure I know where they have made home based off where they were all found last night. These 5 were taken in about 30-45 minutes or less and four of them were within feet of each other so they had just began moving. Happened about 10 east coast time.
We are same zone. I've run into this before. Copper head den. 5 ain't all of them. Keep the kids safe. Don't tread lightly. Clean house.

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Well. Late July storms are hellacious in South Dakota.
Camped in Spearfish town park campground on Thursday night. We hung out with my friend and his family until late that night. Storm hit around midnight with lightning so close I couldnt get to 2 on my count a few times. We were down below hills right beside us, but still freaked me out a bit.
Rained hard for 2 hrs, but good gear works and we were still dry come AM, though that dampness of insane humidity hung to everything.

Next AM was coffee and breakfast and off to Devil’s Tower. Amazing place.
After 3 nights of rain in a row and my kid becoming bored with me, we decided that after Devil’s tower we would hammer The 6 hrs (6.5 with traffic between Ft Collins and Denver) home for a shower and a real bed.
Last shot is my kid and I while we traversed the large boulder field on the west side of the tower.

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It’s actually a toss up between two motor styles IF I do a swap. I would go with a subaru or an older two rotor mazda power plant. I have researched both conversions and think either would be appropriate. Rotary powered cars have always been neat in my head as well, and a 13B swap would be fun. I knew a guy growing up with a bug that would do wheelies, so staying with vw power is my goal. Seems all of the swaps that I have thought about have their own special issues. Of all those issues, vw powerplants are the easiest to work on probably.

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I've been to Dearborn and a few others. Unfortunately, I never made the UP.

You get the TD version?

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Went with the gas V6. For my daily driving style, I just couldn't do 186 horse. I know the torque is great on the diesel but for most of my needs the 6 cylinder with 308 hp is going to work best for me. Besides, I traded a 2017 Ford Focus St. I need to keep a little pep.
 
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So last night was interesting. Went to water some plants in the garden and scarred off a longish copperhead. Not wanting my youngest to walk out one night and get a unscheduled poison injection, I decided to get the judge and go find it. Long story short, I ended up killing 5 last nights and I do believe there are more that have made a den/nest somewhere in the area. View attachment 7388378
Kill them all with extreme prejudice.
 

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So, yesterday was a "HUGE" day at the Homestead. Got the Band back together and pushed the hell outta some hard chargers with nothing more than the promise of Beer, whiskey, and grub. Hell, even @Mooseknuckles swung on down on his day off to jump onboard! Thank you again Moose! It's always good to see you Brother! Oh, and if Moose sez when he got there 1st and seen me coming outta the shower, well, it's a damn lie!

I ain't lying when I say it was hot in that damn room, and up on the scaffolding? Wholly Shit! Crazy part was I texted a couple buddies who also have project in the works that are busy as hell their ownselves, but within 5 minutes they both answered back "I'm on my way"! Just like so many of you guys here, they too answered the rally cry for the better good. And for certain, they know well I'll gather the Band again to head their way to knock out a chunk of their building projects, as it should be.

Dogs gotta long, people gotta long, Chicken done 2 ways turned out excellente', and a few of the Boyz asked "what time tomorrow Larry"? Told'm I gotta go to work man, but thank you anyhow! "We'll be there by 0900, if we have any questions we'll call". lmfao THOSE are the people I like to surround myself with, and these hard charging bastards know well I'll bring it back to them 10 fold, cuz that's what we do.

A few of these guys are contractors and 3 of them are resident experts as the Jack of all Trades, really. The taping, mudding, and texturing has already been decided and volunteers are in the queue! Cannot wait to get this thing done!

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