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Old 10-22-2020, 04:10 AM   #22281
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Purchased the following to get this truck back to normal driving condition:

front upper/lower control arms with new bushings & balljoints
inner & outer tie rods
idler arm and center link
sway bar links and bushings
valve cover gasket
oil pan gasket
engine and trans mounts
all four shocks
If I may ask. Where did you buy these parts from? I will be doing the tie rods, control arms and bam joints on my '97 HB soon. I run KYB GR2 shocks on all 4 corners and BFGoodrich Radial T/A's.
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Old 10-22-2020, 05:29 AM   #22282
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If I may ask. Where did you buy these parts from? I will be doing the tie rods, control arms and bam joints on my '97 HB soon. I run KYB GR2 shocks on all 4 corners and BFGoodrich Radial T/A's.
Those parts sound like ones I have seen on the Rock Auto dot com list. I would start by checking there. Make sure you select the right year of vehicle, type, engine size, etc.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:39 AM   #22283
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^^^good idea!
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:51 AM   #22284
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I bought the Predator 3500 inverter type from Harbor freight to run my camper off-grid. It easily runs my AC and charges my batteries, but best of all, you can stand right next to it and carry a conversation without raising your voice. The sound of the AC completely drowns out the generator sound. It's amazing. Worth the $700 IMHO. Gasoline only, but it is conservative.
I took a look at that generator just now. Yeah...that's a good one. And yes, it's really quiet. They can make them quiet at a premium. Recently, Duro put out one like that in the dual fuel version, but they keep running out at Amazon. Not sure on the price, but second-tier sellers want WAY too much for it. I would guess the price, when it's available, is a bit more than $700 though, but less than a thousand. Don't even think about going to a second tier seller. Those guys want like 1600 bucks, which is ridiculous.

I guess the reason I went dual fuel is because it's easier to store 40 gallons of propane than 40 gallons of gasoline. Plus, propane doesn't really go stale like gas can do. To be fair, you can stretch out the life of stored gasoline using fuel stabilizer in it though.

I'm going to build a sound box for the one I bought after it arrives and I get a look at it assembled. Basically, it will be a rectangular wood cover with fireproof insulation, with a suitcase-type handle on top, sort of like a glass cover for a cake. You just plop it on top. Have to make two holes though. One near the exhaust, one near the air intake. Then you put a hinged door on the long side that you can drop down to reach the front where the electronics etc all go.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:14 AM   #22285
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The ethanol is what makes gas go "bad". Non ethanol fuel will store for a long, long time.



Line your sound box with sound dedener. Should help. I took a steel sheet metal cabinet that would rattle like a bucket of bolts when looked at wrong, sound dedened it with Kilmat (NVX is good stuff too) and put a vacuum pump in it. You almost can't hear the vacuum pump running over the noise of the computer case fan I have cooling it. Those pumps are usually so loud they are put in a utility bay or a compressor room.
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Old 10-23-2020, 04:41 AM   #22286
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No joke. Just for fun take the carburetor bowl off something that's been sitting all winter with gas in it. It's not pretty.

About a month ago my car started running really poorly after I had been driving for a few minutes. My first thought was that mice probably chewed some of the wires but it turned out to be water in the gas, probably because I've been working from home since April and have maybe driven it 1500 miles this year. I've been using fuel stabilizer for years with power equipment but I never thought I'd be putting it in my daily driver. Even before then I made it a point to drive it a least once a week and keep the tank full to minimize the surface area for condensation to form.
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Old 10-23-2020, 01:47 PM   #22287
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Passed a dually D21 with a tiny little utility box on the way to work this morning. Was super cool!
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Old 10-23-2020, 05:23 PM   #22288
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Passed a dually D21 with a tiny little utility box on the way to work this morning. Was super cool!
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 10-23-2020, 06:58 PM   #22289
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Pics or it didn't happen.

It was 630AM and dark. I almost didn't realize what I saw until I blew past it! Wish I had a photo. It was super cool! Hopefully I'll see it more and get some pics!
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Old 10-24-2020, 12:42 AM   #22290
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Pics or it didn't happen.
Hope he gets some. I watched your Ride Along video and figured out you were near Laurel, about 30 miles SE of Jackson. Almost 16 a gallon from that powerhouse V-8? Pretty good.

https://youtu.be/m67eqm0mNCQ
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