Greetings from the Oregon territory.........
Google led me here in an attempt to find a bb relating to a pickup I just purchased. I was looking for a place with resources on the good and bad parts of the 7.5, what to keep, toss and better low cost replacements. What I found was you guys are making WAY WAY more ponies than I anticipated. Alas, I will not be going anywhere as I see a metric ton of knowledge here that I need to absorb.
A little about myself: After giving up on funding a mech engineering degree mysefl @ OIT. I ran off and did a 6 year stretch in USN, all on sea duty (boring holes in water), as an Engineman. Yet after graduating EN "A" school I didn't turn a single wrench on a diesel for the longest time, instead I worked on boilers, fresh water distilling plants, air compressors, dryers, refrigeration units, air conditioners, water pumps, and every size hydraulics known to man. My specialty was a part of the avation hydraulics called RAST LAMPS MK III, got some seniority and them started training the younger kids on the stuff.
Following the NAV I worked 2 years at a concrete company as maint coord, wrenching on mixers, loaders, trac hoes, ect and then switched to plant maint (making the ready mix batch plants run, including set up and takedown of portable plants) I quit all that to start my own venture
Safe to say I understand most things mechanical, enough electrical to keep the lights on and have the obsessiveness of mearuring everything with a Starrett mic......(.0001) Retarded I know!! :shock:
Ciao--appreciate the time