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

Previous Fields

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

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  1. Wet roads and cold temperature make "pretty wheel". Seen this before but not the "Starfish" on the hub.
  2. Ice Fishing

    Is that thing "Viking" purple? Must have been incogneto.
  3. Internet Neutrality

    Represent.Us, yet another goofy liberal site, claims the internet industry paid lobbyist 61 million. If it is worth that much to keep unnecessary goverment medding out of a business, how much is it costing us for all the other unnecessary goverment meddling in business?
  4. Internet Neutrality

    You presented this much more eloquent than I, thanks. Offering different service to different customers also is outlawed by monopoly laws already written in the law books. Trump did us a favor correcting this one. The real purpose of Obummer's law was to regulate the number of conservative leaning sites and boost the liberal ones to make neutrality in the eyes of liberal goverment administrators.
  5. Internet Neutrality

    The gooberment will do a better job of deciding what you should watch then you do! If a business screws you over, don't do business with them again. If the gooberment screws you over, tough shit. Wake up sheeple. We can not continue to turn everything over to our goverment handlers.
  6. Internet Neutrality

    The first thing one notices is that the video is a product of CNN. They are no longer a trusted source of information. As I understand the growth and freedom of the net is because the govenment has not controled it. Want the goverment to decide what you see?
  7. Internet Neutrality

    Do you want the goverment to have control of the internet. Check their track record. For example: Obamacare, immigration, gun control, electronic logs, climate change regulation, coal usage.....
  8. The Hudsons that ruled NASCAR, when stock cars were STOCK cars, ran a 308ci inline six flathead. It would turn 6000 rpm back then with the 7X engine. Their handling might have been the biggest factor. Talked to a old guy who use to run Olsmobiles at Minnesota State Fairgrounds. He told me he would blow by the Hudson in the straight and while his Olds was jumping and hopping in the corners the Hudson would motor around him like he was on a Sunday drive! Also said the winner was usually the one that didn't brake-down. Hudson was the first to produce unibody cars with a front clip like Camaros, Novas, Mustangs... The front steering arms connected in the center of frame and were actuated with a bellcrank. No drag links. Another inovation I've seen on no other cars is the rear sping layout. They angled the rear spings toward the center of the front axle, in a truncated "V" pattern. Wider in the rear and narrower in the front. Like running a line from the front axle steering pins, through the steering ball joint and back to the center of rear axle. The Ackerman principle drawn out. Don't know if that was a big deal, but interesting concept. They were also overbuilt because no one knew what would fail first with the unibody/front clip build style.
  9. Fuel additives discussion

    It's going to be a mild winter and not much snow. Put the blankets on the septic field so it will not freeze, and mounted the snowblower on tractor. Be ready for it and it will not happen. Love the smell of diesel smoke in the morning, it means the truck started, well at least for a while!
  10. Fuel additives discussion

    Company gives me a credit card and it's not Cenex. Suppose I could ask them and see if I can change, station is only two blocks away. Would be handier. Neighbors were loggers and they were using Cenex lubricants. Had trouble with engines needing overhauls sooner then normal. They switched oil brands and got many more hours before overhauls. This goes back 10-15 years so sure things have changed by now. I do run a fairly high percentage of #1 in the winter. Can buy alot of #1 for the cost of one roadside freeze-up. Truck sits outside all the time, only runs during week days, has no tank heaters. See most additives are a thicker "oil" like substance. I wonder if that would make any difference when it gets cold, as far as pour point is affected. Would suspect at 3-4 oz per 10 gallons probably not. Additive costs $30.00 for a gallon at truck stop! Last me 2-3 weeks.
  11. Fuel additives discussion

    I think my injectors are getting bad, if I add the injector cleaner/lubricator it makes engine run like normal. It is an Isuzu FTR with the 7.8 litre engine. Have 320,000+ delivery miles on it. Have never had to add oil between oil changes at 6500 miles. The problem I am having: If I accelerate too fast, or press the pedal too hard before engine is in upper rev-range, engine will go "soft" for a second, loose some power and have an additional mild vibration. Shut it off and let sit a minute and it will go back to normal. Some times it like to roll black smoke. Shows no code on computer. I started using Lucas fuel treatment and the truck runs properly just about all the time. If the ratio gets weak the problem re-emergess. Increase the amount of conditioner and engine runs properly again. Suppose to get a new truck after the first of the year, but I think my luck will runout first. Injectors are $650.00 each and 12 hours labor. Truck is only worth about $3000.00 the boss tells me. I am at a satalite wharehouse but at the main wharehouse they have started buying better quality fuel and adding additive and they believe it is worth the expense. Mostly run ND, MN and MT, yea it gets real cold at times.
  12. 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.
  13. Chrome rims for spokes

    Might want to look into powder coating. Have seen some that looks VERY close to chrome.
  14. '54 Plymouth Bit more than a buff out

    Might be worth that much in lead scrap.
  15. 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.