Keith Pommerening

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About Keith Pommerening

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  • Birthday 04/20/1953

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bemidji, Mn

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  • Make
    Mack
  • Model
    A40H Chassis #8470
  • Year
    1952
  • Other Trucks
    None

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  1. hmmmmm

    Had a windstorm a few years ago and we lost a forked tree. Had this sawn on a band saw with the intention to use it on a timber framed addition to our house. Wife threw when she saw this and put a stop to that plan. I didn't see what shee saw.
  2. Chrome rims for spokes

    Might want to look into powder coating. Have seen some that looks VERY close to chrome.
  3. '54 Plymouth Bit more than a buff out

    Might be worth that much in lead scrap.
  4. long awaited work shop finally started

    Ever take a sledge and try busting-up that fiber cement? My house is built on a floating slab, 4" floor and footings are 12" deep and 18" wide. Have hydronic heat tubing attatched to 1/2" rebar and used fiber cement. Put a heat tube in the footings. Have 2" foam 4'X8' sheets around perimeter. Stick out 4' from footings. They are laid down at a 45 degree angle. Builder called them "Canadian footings". Claims frost will not go through 2" foam but will come around the end, then down and back at 45 dergrees. The floor is ceramic tile and not a crack any where, so is working well. Been 17 years so far... Only use off peak electric for heat and is cheap to heat the two story house. Few places in the lower 48 get colder or have longer winters.
  5. Sunday drive

    Yea, I was being a pessimistic smart ash when I wrote that. I hunt the far north forest here in Mn, and the wolves have really raised hell with the deer up there. They took the wolves off the endanger species list and allowed very minimal harvesting here. At least until the "big hearts" from the twin cities raised so much hell about it the state gave up on trying to control them. It's shoot, shovel and shut-up now. Was listening to the brush wolves howling last night and I only live four miles from downtown Bemidji. Some times I hear them on the river near my house. A couple years ago I had been on a ground stand for quite a while and was half asleep when I seen, what at first sight, looked like a Shetland pony walk into my shooting lane. Thought that can't be real, of course it wasn't. What is was was a huge Timber 30 yards out. Gotta say, he sure was pretty. Had the crosshairs on him and safety off. Thought about it for a minute. I hunt with a state trooper and didn't want to put him in some kind of jeopardy so just watched him wander around for a while and let him go. A year later a friend was on a stand about a half mile from there. He had a doe come out, but she kept looking back. He was excited expecting a big buck to be following her. No, another Timber, but this one had a radio collar. The doe would move just enough to keep about 50 yards between them. We think she was too tired to try and out run him.
  6. Sunday drive

    There is so many Bison because they shot all the Timber Wolves the state of Minnesota gave them to help control the numbers.
  7. OK now what do I do????

    Yes that is a "northern style" truck. Gotta like the auxilary heater in the floor, makes alot of sense. Never seen so many switches on a glovebox door!
  8. New Mack for the fall

    Good idea. Remember driving with a couple more "round" drivers, they would have little pin hole in thier t-shirts from the steering wheel rubbing on the "roundness." Seen a couple steering wheels with that shape on custom street rods. Maybe another take on the white stripe you see on race cars so drivers can tell when wheels are straight with drag strip.
  9. Dodge Market News

    Teamsrrrrgirrl read this? Is this another Beck or Hoffa style of union leadership for union brothers and sisters? Suppose "union style" justice will take care of this within house. Some things are constant, good democrats.
  10. Batteries

    My truck started doing the same thing yesterday. The guy who works on truck came out and gave me a pull to start it. Thought that was pretty good service. Most would say get a $500 tow to the shop. Started up this morning, no problem. Tried to leave it run all day but idiot driver shut it off to fuel and wouldn't start. Friend at truck stop said he would give me a pull, got back in truck and started right up. What is the difference between welding cables and battery cables? Had a guy tell me welding cables have many fine wires and battery cables have heavier guage wires in them. He claimed the welder cables fail sooner when used on trucks or equipment.
  11. Swap Meet KD517s

    Picked up two KD517 and a DU RAY. The more shiny one is from my A-40. Lense is amber and has 1960 on bottom rim and no other marking. Has "stepped" sides. Has KD517, PAT and 12461 enbossed on top of housing. There was a rubber gasket the light sits into on the truck, extremely brittle. Cloth wrapped wire. 1. Paid $35 for black one. The amber glass lense says KD517 on top and has 1960 on the bottom. Also have "SEMA APPROVED" on both lense and housing, Has cloth covered wire and "stepped" sides. Housing has K-D517, APPROVED SEMA, and A??D124618. embossed into it. 2. Paid $10 for silver one. Red plastic lens has LS334 on it. Housing has KD517 and SAE P embossed into it. Looks like ss steel but not shiny. Non "stepped" sides. Plastic coated wire. 3. DU RAY was also $10. Just a nice looking red glass lensed light. Plastic coated wire. When comparing the DU RAY to KDs I noticed a couple quality things. All had cork gaskets under lenses. KD had ss screws and DU RAY had steel. The KDs had brass where screws entered bases, DU RAY were just plain steel bases. Fun afternoon at swap meet was finished off with a Walleye fish feed with friends--GOOD DAY! Thanks, Keith
  12. Batteries

    Had a similar problem with my truck this winter. Batteries were less that a year old but the truck is ten years old. Cables, connectors and everything looked good. Cleaned grounding points and replaced a ground cable end. Nothing helped. Finally found out that the voltage was dropping through the cables while starting. Cut the cables open and many of the wires inside were broken or melted open, many looked like they just rotted off. Wires are about the size of hair. Replaced battery cables, problem solved.
  13. Ford Market News

    Had a delivery at the local Ford dealership. I was expecting balloons, blimps, brats and beer. Nothing... They didn't know anything about it! One would think Ford would pull out all the stops and celebrate. I stopped at local brew/pub and had a beer on the way home.
  14. Any time your town gets a strip mall and a golf course-you are late for the door.
  15. BTTF

    Didn't look at this site all weekend, didn't realize there had been any replies earlier, sorry about that. Had a great time. Event never seems to disapoint. I don't have a car, am just a wanna be. But have some junk, parts and ideas. Jay and Tim Meyer shared a booth. They were very busy all the time. Took a picture but am unable to get it to load. Tim was showing his new Ford Cleveland blocks. Formerly known as the Buttermore block, Tim now calls it the Track Boss and it is very impressive! Jay was showing a bunch of FE part that he produces. Truly works of art. I didn't know what was possible with the FE. Didn't take Jay very long to educate me. Had a 390 in a pickup one time, served me well.