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Check the driveshaft? I once got a shirt wrapped around mine and it messed up the balance. Reminds me, check the driveshaft balance weights, they might have been knocked off.
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J T wrote:

Wouldn't it have been cheaper to fix the existing truck? I bet it would have been a lot less than $1400. Besides Sony radios don't last more than 6 months past warranty so you will be replacing it soon enough anyway :)
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Wed, Mar 22, 2006, 7:21pm snipped-for-privacy@spam.com (EugeneNine) queryth: Wouldn't it have been cheaper to fix the existing truck? I bet it would have been a lot less than $1400. Besides Sony radios don't last more than 6 months past warranty so you will be replacing it soon enough anyway :)
Nope. I went to get it aligned a few weeks back. Seems the parts are rusted togther, and can't be adjusted. It would run $400-500 for just parts, no teeling how much in labor, for just that one issue. Then I'd still have had a rusty truck, with a stock engine, that I didn't want to keep sinking money into. I'm gonna take one of my bagpipe CDs along today, and check out the CD feature of the radio. Life is basically good.
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J T wrote:

Ahh labor, that always messes things up. If you can wood dork then you can rear a repair manual, fix it yourself. Those old front end parts are cheap and plentiful. I remember replacing a couple parts on my old 79 (well parents) blazer, there wasn't a single part over $20.
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Thu, Mar 23, 2006, 4:22pm snipped-for-privacy@spam.com (EugeneNine) doth sayeth: Ahh labor, that always messes things up. If you can wood dork then you can rear a repair manual, fix it yourself. Those old front end parts are cheap and plentiful. I remember replacing a couple parts on my old 79 (well parents) blazer, there wasn't a single part over $20.
Doesn't really matter if it was just parts, or parts and labor. I can't do that type of work anymore, without spending a very long time doing it, measured in at least weeks, probably months - bad joints - so I'd have to pay to have it done, and the truck isn't worth it to me. Plus, I'd still need to get something for transportaiton while I was doing it. Now, for a bit more, I've got a totally redone trucklet, that's reliable, , fun, and drives like a new vehicle. I'll probably be able to get a bit for the old truck, to help offset the new one.
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On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 10:49:26 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

.. now *that* would be a refreshing change to hearing the constant, low rumbling "thump,... thump, ... thump" from the stereos being played by the kiddies driving by. ;-)

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Thu, Mar 23, 2006, 10:44pm (EST-2) snipped-for-privacy@hadenough.com (Mark&Juanita) doth sayeth: .. now *that* would be a refreshing change to hearing the constant, low rumbling "thump,... thump, ... thump" from the stereos being played by the kiddies driving by. ;-)
I forgot the damn CD when I left the house. But, had to stop at Wally World, and found two CDs of '60 rock & roll, so stuck them in, and cranked the sound up. I found button on the radio labeled bass, and turned it OFF. Much better. I'll check out the bagpipe music today. Now if I can just find an Ona Godda Diveda (?) CD.
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J T wrote:

Ahhhhhhhh. Iron Butterfly. Just the thing for your evening dining and dancing pleasure. :-)     Eeeeekers,     jo4hn
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Fri, Mar 24, 2006, 8:45am (EST-3) snipped-for-privacy@mahalo.charter.net (jo4hn) wisely sayeth: Ahhhhhhhh. Iron Butterfly. Just the thing for your evening dining and dancing pleasure. :-)
Perzactly, and then bagpipe music to relax by after. LOL I found Some B. B. King CDs too. Now if I could just find a few Canadian fiddle CDs, life would be even better.
I checked the motor mounts, and the tires. Can't see a thing wrong. So, I'll try to get the younger kid to take it around the block a time or two. If I can do that, he'll probably know what's causing the noice in the first 50 feet, and then can probably fixt the problem in less than 5 minutes. It's getting him to do it in the first place that's the hard part. The kid is about a genius as far as mechanical stuff goes, and would make an excellent mechanic - only thing, he hates to work on anything but his own stuff.
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Has he found out that people _pay_ for that kind of work as well as woodworking? John in SC
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Sat, Mar 25, 2006, 4:11am (EST+5) snipped-for-privacy@sc.rr.com (JohnHeacock) doth mumble: Has he found out that people _pay_ for that kind of work as well as woodworking?
Actually, it pays a Hell of a lot better than woodworking. And, yes, he knows.
As I said, he hates to work on any vehicle not his own. If he had to do it for a living, he wouldn't enjoy it. Like many people that do woodworking as a hobby.
I've had him come to me and ask how to do something on a vehicle. I didn't know the answer, but had a manual that did. He didn't read the article. He didn't read the picture captions. He "looked" at the pictures, went out, and did the job in about 15 minutes.
I'm not stupid, and pretty easily understand mechanical stuff. But, to do the same repair, I'd have had to read the piece, probably several times, study the pictures, and take the book out with me, for reference. Even then it'd probably take me several hours. His mechanical talents are pretty amazing.
The down side is, because he hates working on any vehicles but his own, it's a real chore to get him to work on anything of mine.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in 3337.bay.webtv.net:
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That's pretty typical of my kids, too...
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