N law wrote:Just a thought, but is it possible that the driveshaft is only resting on the exhaust at full drop? I can see that it is sitting on the lift in that photo. Perhaps peak at it on the ground.
Yeah, that's the deal. It wasn't in contact all the time. It had about 1.5 inches clearance when the truck was on the ground. I was wondering if maybe a few good contacts would warp the shaft but kinda doubt it. Those drive shafts are pretty sturdy.
Last year there was a big shindig downtown, a festival to highlight all the revitalization efforts downtown. It was fun. There's a lot of cool old buildings down there rotting but they've been working on them and encouraging business to move down there.
Anyway, we went through the Museum of North Texas History. https://www.museumofnorthtexashistory.org/
They had some pretty cool stuff in there. One exhibit was for photography, old cameras and stuff. I have(had) my grandfather's old 8mm projector. I finally found it again when we moved and today I took it down there to donate it.
And a Bugs Bunny short that Papa used to play for us when we were kids. The director was tickled pink with it. The original cloth covered cord wore out years ago and Papa replaced it with part of an extension cord. The director said that didn't matter. Original is nice but just that it still WORKS made it priceless to them.
He said most of the projectors he's seen are pretty flimsy, pretty much just boxes you had to unfold, a light and reel contraption.. This one is the most "substantial" and well made projector he's seen.
Papa was cheap, they raised babies during the Depression. he didn't like to spend money.But when he did he made it count.
I'm glad they'll get some use out of it and it'll be enjoyed. It was just going to rot away in my garage.
I had to wait for him to finish up a meeting and wandered around the exhibits a while. I was pretty disappointed there wasn't a model of the M715 in the Viet Nam War exhibit...
Stopped by a muffler shop on the way home and had him look at my mess. Told him where I'd had it done and he said he hated those guys, hated working on their crap... but he'd do mine.. He wanted to redo the whole thing, doesn't like way the back was done either.. But for $20 he cut that one pipe off and bent a new one that rode lower and gave me some more clearance.
After I get the NP205 in it I'll go back and have at least the down pipes and Y pipe redone. It'll be easier with a different TC crossmember in there.
maybe lasagna tonight.... Hamburger meat is all I've got thawed out. Or maybe sloppy joes..! Yeah. I've got a bell pepper that's gonna rot soon, might as well use it, Sloppy Joes it is. Not that manwich crap.http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2010/03/ ... video.html
Putting some country style pork ribs out to thaw for tomorrow... more quesadillas. And a sweet potato pie in there somewhere.
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