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JoeH

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  1. The em6-300L is governed at like 1750 rpms. It won't do 2100 rpms unless you're going down hill. We bought an 88 2 years ago, still assembling a truck body for it so we haven't had it on the road yet to know how it drives.

  2. Don't think it does, I think it's coronavirus facebook videos she shows me.  Last one she showed me was a mom getting in trouble for not wearing a mask while holding a sign?  But people here are starting to get arrested in more liberal states for not wearing masks.  

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  3. We aren't compelled to vote by the government because we established our government. It's ours to participate in or not.  My wife keeps showing me videos of people getting arrested in Australia for protesting the government.  What worth would a right to protest be if you can only protest what the government allows?  That isn't protest.  Here, we can protest the government to our hearts content with no fear of arrest, so long as we respect the rights of others. (I.e. not causing property or bodily harm to others)

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  4. America has 50 states, not 51.  If you don't want to vote for trump or Biden you can write in whoever you want.  Mickey Mouse gets a vote or two frequently.  Politics is a dirty business of power hungry people trying to retain their seat so they can personally gain via loopholes.

    The critical difference between America and every other government in the world: our government is established BY the people.  The people give the government their authority.  No king or queen, no communist dictator.  Our right to own guns is the last line of defence we have against tyranny.

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  5. You're supposed to have 2 hands on the wheel for a reason. Buy good tires for the steer.

    Most blowouts give an indication you'll see during a pre-trip. Bubbles on the sidewalk or even the tread (sometimes the tread will be humped up subtly, this will result in the tread coming off sooner or later) you'll see dry rot splits sometimes on the sidewall near the rim, etc.  A thorough tire check will tell you a tire is ready to blow, so when you see abnormalities on a tire just change it.  I've caught half a dozen drive tires on my triaxle the past couple years by spotting the above defects. Much easier for me to take 20 minutes and swap 2 drives when I choose to rather than when a blowout decides to choose. Never had a steer go, and hope I never do.  But that's what the hand brake is for, operate the rear brakes like a parachute to help stay in line until you get it under control.

  6. Knobs are for operating the spring parking brake.   The levers would operate either the trailer service brakes or the tractor service brakes (rear axles only, not steering). These levers are to help maintain control of the vehicle incase of emergency situations such as jack knifing.

  7. That'll be shock absorbers most likely. Cab ones, as well as probably the axle shocks.  Worth it to just replace all to save your back. Also check your tire pressures up front, make sure they're the same.

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