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 on: Today at 05:29:25 PM 
Started by Col. Craig - Last post by Aussie Bloke!
G'day everyone,...

The chain that connects the transfer case and gearbox is called a Morse Chain,....

At least that's what they are called in Tech manuals down here.

Sounds like you neighbour is having a bad day that is about to get worse.


 on: Today at 05:22:06 PM 
Started by Lew - Last post by Aussie Bloke!
G'day everyone,....

This week its been around 27-30 Deg C here,....

I could do with a little cool weather,...


 on: Today at 04:51:23 PM 
Started by soot shooter - Last post by soot shooter
So the wife is in the big city. Bought her a pair of Billy Joel floor seat tix at Madison Square Garden for tonight. No way in Hell I was going into N.Y.C. Went with the next child after her 1 of 3 sisters she has. Left this morning for an 8 P.M. show. Something about a museum and early dinner before the show. I worry because being Libs, they think all is good and, have no situational awareness at all. I guess all you can do is try to educate them. Then let them loose into the real world hoping the survive!

 on: Today at 03:05:57 PM 
Started by Lew - Last post by Col. Craig
I got that 'catio' finished just before winter.  Use to be the house cats would run from window to window growling in frustration and they would beg at the doors to go outside.  With their very own 'catio' they can now let themselves 'outside' onto the east end of the back porch (N. side of house).  But with winter here and snow blowing over their 'catio' they have all but stopped using the it!  Now, instead of running from window to window growling in frustration, and begging at the doors to go outside, they just sit or lye at a window, enjoying the warm inside while looking through the glass outside.  They still use the 'catio' but just not for long like they did before the snow stuck.

 on: Today at 02:43:20 PM 
Started by Lew - Last post by Lew
Its 65 here....sucks to be you.

 on: Today at 02:37:18 PM 
Started by Col. Craig - Last post by Col. Craig
You'd think people would appreciate a nugget of helpful information, wouldn't they?

For example, 'Hey mister, is that your wad of cash blowing away from your car door in the parking lot?'

Or maybe, 'Excuse me sir, but it appears you dropped a rather large roll of collectible silver dollars as you stood up!'

Possibly even, 'Pardon me but it looks as though a scalawag has just rode off on your horse, he is still in town and the Sheriff is standing right over there if you need him!'

WTF does this have to do with the sound of a transfer case?  A FWD transfer case that uses a chain coupling requires ATF oil.  If run dry the chain will over heat.  When the chain gets really hot it will expand which in turn will make the links bind.  As the chain comes off the cogs on the slack side it will make a very distinctive sound as it comes straight while binding.  Nothing else sounds like this - the chain tension is lose because it has expanded while the same expansion makes it bind up to cause the sound on the slack side coming off the gear cog.  It is the kind of noise so unnatural to any kind of vehicular motion that anyone would turn to look at the passing vehicle that emanates such a heinous noise.

Yesterday afternoon a neighbor I don't know but I do recognize his Jeep, pulls into a parking spot next to my Jeep.  The transfer case chain is wailing away!  As he gets out I put down my window and say to him, "Howdy neighbor!  Do you know the transfer case of your Jeep is dry?  The chain is wailing really bad!" 

That old phucher turns beat red and all veins and vessels above his collar began to throb.  He then chuffs at me without saying any words, turns around twice, and then walks away, but not into the business the parking lot is for, not towards the auto parts store for oil, or the market (they sell oil), he just stomps off to vent and rage at the ground and clouds for a while, do some spitting, etc.


At this point in my life I think I might be ready to just sit back and watch the world burn.

 on: Today at 02:15:59 PM 
Started by Lew - Last post by Col. Craig
It is cold today!

We went to the market this morning and stopped for fuel on the way out of town. 

It is cold today!

It was -5F at the gas station and the LCD screens on the pumps were frozen.

It is cold today!

You'd expect things to warm up as the sun climbs.

It is cold today!

But no, half way to the market, at 8:00am, it got even colder.

It is cold today!

-13F in the morning sunrise.

It is cold today!

After finishing errands in town, which the street were a skating rink, we head back home.

It is cold today!

Same spot as before, two hours later, and it is still only +12F at 10:00am.

It is cold today!

The locations of those temperatures run about the same to just a tad warmer than here at the Hardway Ranch. 

It is cold today!

But I can't trust the thermometer in the vehicles until they get rolling a little bit otherwise they will show much warmer than it actually is.

It is cold today!

 on: Today at 06:54:01 AM 
Started by Lew - Last post by Barry in IN
Good one.
Wait!  But there's two Totos!  Oh well, that's an easy decision. Spaniel comes with me.  Pomeranian stays.

 on: Today at 05:29:24 AM 
Started by Kenny Solomon - Last post by Kenny Solomon


 on: Today at 03:02:34 AM 
Started by Col. Craig - Last post by Aussie Bloke!
G'day everyone,...

I have a FM transmitter myself.

It has the 3.5mm jack you plug any device you want to play audio from and it transmits it on a FM frequency you set.

As you said, just tune your radio into that and you have whatever you want through your car audio system.

I used to play it through the trucks radio listning to Cam & Co, or Tom Greshams 'Gun Talk' or any other gun related 'pod-casts'.

They are great little tools.


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