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Ezrider

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  1. i thought you guys might enjoy this one. i added some "stealth" chicken lights if you want to call them that....lol basically my goal was to not have it stand out and be gaudy looking on a mack when there turned off but still make the truck stand out at night. i think i succeeded at what i was going for. pretty happy with how they came out.
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    Joining the gang

    im actually not that big on ice fishing, iv gone a few times with friends, and i love fishing in the summer time generally fish the Missouri or sakakawea been meaning to plan a summer trip to devils lake but haven't fished there yet, drive threw devils lake quite a bit in the spring in the truck. but just never could really get into ice fishing much maybe if i had one of them ice castle fish houses id enjoy it more....haha lol
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    chicken lights for the mack truck

    interesting i don't know if i have ever heard that story, iv heard there was a company that hauled chickens in i think the north east somewhere that started it by putting some amber lights under there bumper, iv also heard that the glow resembles the glow of the heat lights in a chicken coop.
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    chicken lights for the mack truck

    looks great guys, in the past i had thought of mounting some under the cab where the lights themselves would not be visible but would shine down on my tanks i thought that would be pretty cool. i might still do that as i only have the lights under the sleeper and nothing under the front doors. i think the ones i bought off e-bay were something around $23 for 20 lights if memory serves so they certainly were not expensive i was a bit nervous about the way i did it as if i didn't like it there wasn't really any turning back. well not without a lot of work anyway....lol but im very happy with how it came out.
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    Joining the gang

    i have only pushed snow twice so far this year but one of them was about a 8 inch snowfall. i am perfectly happy when we don't get any snow....lol we have had several other snowfalls that were an inch or less
  6. and some people wonder why i run a 19 year old truck.
  7. fixing the fuel system. iv got the fuel system re-plumed to put the fuel pump in a much more ideal location and fuel lines re-routed power run to the new location and a redline 105gph fuel pump ordered new airfilter assembly ordered to go with the next item and the part im most excited to see arrive 142 roots style supercharger.
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    new parts on there way for the jaguar project.

    got my new driveshaft in today. then also biult a driveshaft safety loop out of some 1/4" thick steel
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    new parts on there way for the jaguar project.

    i haddn't actually noticed that. i would have thought that would have a straight axle under it. i actually did some work on getting a proper driveshaft for my jag today. well pulled the one out that i made myself out of the old driveshaft a different yolk on one end welding the slip yolk solid and cutting it to length and then added a sae yolk on one end to get the trans slip yolk on, it worked but it had a little bit of vibration over 75-80 and i was a bit afraid that it wouldn't hold up to launching with traction. found that the actual flange on the rear end was sae even though the u joint was metric, so we were able to find a flange that mates right up and will be a much larger u joint, having the new driveshaft built with some big non grease able u joints. hopefully should have the new driveshaft back in a couple days. still have a goal of getting it to the drag strip for its first pass in the spring. scaled the car a while back it came in at 3720. engine should make about 400 na running 7 lbs of boost on it could me making as much as about 600 hp. so it could possibly run as fast as very low 11's
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    new parts on there way for the jaguar project.

    that jag is pretty sweet certainly a bit of a mad max vibe going on.
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    Santa stopped early in a Penski Truck.

    looks bad ass, if you were located closer to me id gladly swing by to give you a hand in exchange for a ride in that beast of a car!
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    An old wrecker

    that is pretty cool, i am glad its not closer to me......lol
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    Merry Christmas to all of you!

    merry Christmas everyone
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    new parts on there way for the jaguar project.

    thanks! it runs even stronger now that the tune up is dialed in better with a different carb setup, also added water methonol injection. and more timing stickyer tires are certainly needed....lol but yeah it will blow the tires off from a rolling start in 2nd gear till you lift your foot off of it....lol
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    MACK KNOBS

    maybe trying to avoid copyright infringement?
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    MACK KNOBS

    man i never new mack made tmucns .....lol they look great otherwise though...lol
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    Back Home

    dang man, i remembered you mentioning something about your wife passing in another thread i didn't realize that was something that had happened recently, my condolences. sounds like you had a fun time at the gasser meet anyway though despite dropping the bottom end allover the race track 😉
  18. i considered one of those when my casio's became extinct. i ended up with the Kyocera DuraForce PRO im on my second one of those now but they are pretty good, my first one still works but it did fall out of my pocket and get driven over by my mack so its a little broken but i still used it for a couple weeks after that.
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    Front Turn Signal Location

    i have noticed this as well. i have also noticed some automotive manufactures have noticed this as well you will notice a lot of cars the daytime running lamp will turn off on the side witch the turn signal is turned on.
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    Working at Home Depot Now

    i have used them when i only have 1 or 2 items and all the lines are long, i guess i don't mind them having one as long as they also have ample non self checkout lanes, to me its more a issue of if i am going to spend my money somewhere i expect a certain level of customer service. if a store is not going to provide me that and another one will i will go to the other store. really i would prefer they just had more open check out lanes vrs having a self checkout option. our local menards always has plenty of check out lanes open, generally when you go to check out there is at least one register the cashier will be waiting for a customer at the entrance to the till, at the most you may need to wait for one other person to check out ahead of you, guess what store i go to when i need home improvement items.
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    Working at Home Depot Now

    i make it a point to not use self checkout. have a cashier or ill shop somewhere else.
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    supercharger install video

    got the video finished and uploaded for the install of my supercharger on my jaguar xjs
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    supercharger install video

    did a bit more tinkering and tuning on it today. got my street pully on now, i cant believe how good my math was on selecting the pulley sizes. the bigger pulley i intended for normal street driving on pump gas i wanted to make between 4-5 psi of boost witch is exactly what it makes i wanted the drag strip pully to make between 6-7 witch is exactly what it made...lol iv had a bit of a tuning issue trying to run this 750cfm vacuum secondary carb. basically it has a bit of a lean swing as the secondary's open up never had this issue normally aspirated, in fact i was running the lightest available secondary spring with no issue. basically my theory because the blower is actively creating a artificial vacuum under the carb its creating a good bit more air speed threw the primary's causing the secondary's to come open faster than they normally would and the boosters just are not able to keep up with the rate of opening on the secondary's. iv gotten rid of a lot of that by going to much heavier springs in the secondary's to slow the opening rate. witch makes it drive able, still had pretty much a 2.0 swing in a/f ratio as the secondary's open up. it comes back to where it should be once the secondary's reach wide open it stabilizes. in my initial tune up i kinda worked around this by just making it really fat and rich everywhere so even during the lean swing between when the accelerator pump shot ends till the secondary's reach wide open and stabilize it still stayed an a decent a/f ratio range. with the tuning setup like that it was pretty bad on fuel, of course a lot of that has to do with my right foot testing out the new found power, but it would burn threw a half tank of fuel pretty darn quick. it was a bit excessively rich everywhere else to try to compensate. i have no idea how bad the fuel millage was but the car was getting about 14mpg before the blower and i would bet i was getting half that. today after dropping the boost down to a more pump gas friendly 5lbs peek with a bit less airflow demand it was really even more excessively rich so i pulled two jet sizes out of both the primary and secondary's, ended up with a a/f ratio around 14.0-14.2 at steady state cruise at 70mph once you tip into the throttle enough to open the primary power valve it would drop into a nice 12.2 and would run threw the top end once everything stabilized out at 11.9 very happy with those numbers. however this caused my lean swing to go lean enough to cause a stumble and considering you are making power at that point and under boost really not a good place to be leaning out. so i went with a even heavier yet spring in the secondary's so slow there opening even more. to keep the lean stumble at bay although its still swinging into the high 13's to low 14's witch im not really comfortable with. also going so heavy on the secondary springs makes the power come on more like a turbo car than a roots blown car. i don't have much on hand for tuning accelerator pumps but i suppose i am going to have to order some, really everything on the primary side is working very well. my modification for a boost referenced power valve works flawlessly but the lack an accelerator pump on the secondary side is hurting me, i think my only shot of making this carb work on this application is a big accelerator pump cam and pump with a small nozzle and try to get the longest duration shot that i can and hope that it will carry threw the secondary's opening up. if that doesn't work ill probably have to go to a double pumper witch would really be the right carb for the application anyway.
  24. so yesterday i was on my way home but still a few hours out. my other half was at home alone. and some guy showed up at the house frantically banging on the doors and then going around and trying to push on the doors going from door to door of the house including the back door threw the gate. and rattle the door handles. when she tried to peer out to get a look he was trying to look inside the windows so she quickly ducked back around the corner and waited it out with my smith and Wesson model 19, loaded with hollow point 357 rounds. waiting to blow the guy away if he made entry into the house. after several mins the guy left. didn't get a description but called the non emergency police number to report the suspicious activity with out a description of the guy or anything else mostly just in case there was a developing pattern in the area. then about 45 mins later the same guy showed back up again. she was able to get a better description of the guy his vehicle and a partial plate. and a call to 911 as it was happening. the guy didn't stay as long the second time and was gone by the time the police arrived. of course the cops were pretty rude and acted like she was wasting there time, asking her questions like are you drinking and how do you know it wasn't just a salesman or something. they did agree that trying to open the doors and look in the windows was suspicious activity though. they made a report although i don't expect there to be any follow up on it based off there attitude. i was still a couple hours out from home old mack running on the rev limiter. although we live in a pretty nice neighborhood and not really had any problems in the past i think some home security camera's would probably be a wise investment, would gather far more information in a situation like that than a person could possibly remember. i was wondering if any of you guys might have any recommendations on a good home security camera system say 5 camera's and good enough quality of picture to be able to read a licence plate at 50 feet away. if nothing else would help explain to the cops why there is a bullet riddled corpse in my house should someone gain entry.
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    A mans apron

    with my skills in the kitchen i might need a fire retardant apron. reminds me of the time in my younger days i thought cooking bacon drunk and naked was a good idea, the 2nd degree burns said otherwise.

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