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Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By fred cook
I just traded my 2014 F150 w/5.0 engine and...

I just traded my 2014 F150 w/5.0 engine and 120,000 + miles for a nice 2018 F150 w/2.7 twin turbo V6 and about 30K miles. Both trucks are the 4 door crew cab versions. So far, the 2018 is getting...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-06-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By fred cook
I did that.................

Once! About 6-7 years ago I bought a Jaguar XJS convertible off of Ebay after only seeing some pictures. The car was in NE Alabama and we live in S. Georgia. So, not a huge trip but still a few...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-05-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By fred cook
Battalion...........

I was assigned to NMCB40 out of Davisville, Rhode Island. I was a member of a small group known as "The Landing Party" made up of 25 enlisted men, one Chief P.O. and a Lt. JG. Our job once we got to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-01-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By fred cook
Okanawa

I was there 50 years ago (Februrary 1971) as part of a small SeaBee group going to start construction on Diego Garcia. We were there for about 2 weeks waiting for our ship to come in (no, really!)....
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 04-01-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By fred cook
Put a piece of clay on top of the pistons and you...

Put a piece of clay on top of the pistons and you will be able to see just how much clearance your setup will have. Or, you can bring the piston up to TDC with the intake valve open and by tightening...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-29-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 37,245
Posted By fred cook
My 3.3SS twin plug engine is set at 8 degrees...

My 3.3SS twin plug engine is set at 8 degrees BTDC initial timing. Works great and that falls right into the book's listing of 10 degrees plus or minus 2 degrees neatly. Of course my engine is not a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-22-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,074
Posted By fred cook
I will be 73 on my next birthday! Never had a...

I will be 73 on my next birthday! Never had a birthday I didn't enjoy! I just celebrated the easing of the Covid restrictions by buying a new F150. Well, new to me, 2018 model year with 29K miles....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-19-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 140,399
Posted By fred cook
I took the Canik to the range this morning and...

I took the Canik to the range this morning and put about 100 rds thru it. The ammo I was using is a fairly light "plinking" round and a few empties did the smokestack thing. Turned out to be pretty...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By fred cook
I owned and operated a 4 suite commercial...

I owned and operated a 4 suite commercial building for a little over 35 years and never once asked about or looked at a FICO score! What I did was to keep an eye on other properties in the area and...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 140,399
Posted By fred cook
Latest acquisition

Picked up an all black Canik TP9SFx pistol new in the box with all the goodies. This is the long slide version with the 5.2" bbl, two 18 rd mags, mag loading tool, adjustable sights and a very nice...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-13-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,442
Posted By fred cook
Checking it out.............

It would be interesting to have a sample of the oil tested at the 10k mark. That is the only way to really know if the oil is still providing protection!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-05-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,095
Posted By fred cook
Moderna

Have had both of the shots. No ill effects except for a sore shoulder both times. Now we get to wait and see if it really works! My money is on it being successful!
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-05-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,818
Posted By fred cook
Strange

but, it worked on my engine! Here's a picture:

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Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 03-05-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,818
Posted By fred cook
Lower plug wire retainers

If you mount the retainers on the top studs (rather than the bottom studs), they will fit properly. No extra grinding or stud replacement required.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-01-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,670
Posted By fred cook
Last weekend........

I went to a small local gunshow on Saturday. I saw a few interesting things, but affordable ammo was not one of them! Bricks of 22LR were for sale at $100 or more per brick! Most centerfire ammo was...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-28-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 140,399
Posted By fred cook
Ammo

Hmmmm............if you had been looking ahead, you would have the ammo on hand! I was at a gun show this weekend and saw lots of 308 for sale. Of course it was kind of pricey! No, make that very...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-28-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By fred cook
For those days when you have a formal need for...

For those days when you have a formal need for speed!
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-26-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,601
Views: 140,399
Posted By fred cook
Bullet diameters.............

The 9mm is usually a .355" dia. bullet, the 38 special/357 mag is usually a .357" bullet. In the middle is the 380ACP that uses a .356 bullet. I have used the 9mm bullets in the 38 Special case with...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-26-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By fred cook
I live in Georgia and my wife and I have United...

I live in Georgia and my wife and I have United Healthcare and Medicare insurance. When she retired (schoolteacher) she was able to continue her/our state merit system policy. The policy costs us...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-23-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,670
Posted By fred cook
Shooting.............

I'm not shooting 150 rds per month, more like 450! We still have a steel plate match each month alternating between rimfire and centerfire. I usually shoot in 3 classes, stock pistol, stock revolver...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-21-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,670
Posted By fred cook
The LGS is getting in dribbles of the popular...

The LGS is getting in dribbles of the popular types of ammo along with a small amount of reloading supplies. I just happened to be there one day when he opened some boxes from one of his suppliers...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 02-01-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By fred cook
Ok, I put 3 of the fuse block screws in the mail...

Ok, I put 3 of the fuse block screws in the mail this afternoon. Keep an eye out for them and pls let me know when they arrive.

Fred C.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-31-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By fred cook
Just put up a regular door that "identifies" as...

Just put up a regular door that "identifies" as transparent! Or is that "transgenderparent"? And is it a him or a her or something else? And the sci fi writers used to think that time travel would be...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 01-31-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By fred cook
Not to worry...........

No, keep your $$$, you can do someone else a favor and "pay it forward"! Seriously, I would feel bad taking your money for something so simple!

Fred C.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-31-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By fred cook
A while back, I bought a KelTec CP33 .22lr...

A while back, I bought a KelTec CP33 .22lr pistol. That is the one with the 33 rd magazines! Other than being plastic and somewhat crude, it does it's job as a pistol quite well. About the only thing...
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