I was just reading aarcuda's comments in another thread, and the "deuce and
a half" came to mind. Also, the Jeep.
I Googled up the old deuce and a half. WOW, a whopping 104 horsepower!
And IIRC, the early forties Jeeps were 60 hp.
You can do a lot with gearing and engineering, but, sometimes, there just
ain't no substitute for power.
Ah, the good old days. You'd always get there. Eventually.
Long, long ago when I was in the serivce I had a freind that had a 51
Dodge military truck that looked like a Jeep on steriods. It had a
flat head straight six of about 60 HP or so. It was no speedster on
the road and did not like to go much above 40 but it was a tank off
road and unstoppable. We took that thing places that you could never
get with a lot of other vehciles regardless of HP and it even had a
engine drive winch so you could wench yourself up a hillside to slick
to climb and never worry about battery or winch overheating. What
power it had was smooth and predictable and that is what got the job
done. It might have taken us a but longer on some hills but we ALWAYS
got there and sometimes that is more important than how fast you might
get there otherwise.
When I was a teenager, my friend's dad would take us deer hunting. There
would be six of us. He had a Dodge Power Wagon, and it was a pickup, an
early sixties model. I believe it was a PW. Just a straight six engine, 55
mph top speed. But, he did some ungodly things with that truck.
We'd get out and walk and climb and watch him because none of us had the
guts to ride with him. Plus, you'd get slammed around pretty good inside
the cab (no seat belts) and in the bed when he went rock hopping or log
jumping. Those old trucks were pretty amazing with the small engines and
proper gearing. Stick shift, too, which always makes 4 wheeling more
Yes back when trucks were trucks. You would destroy a modern 4x4 doing
what you could do with some of those old beasts and never think twice
about it. Back when the bodies had thick sheet metal and sturdy
frames, axle, trannies, tcases and engines and real bumpers befitting
a truck that you could make a trail if need be by mowing down brush
and smaller saplings and not worry about tearing up your truck even
when you drug your frame on rocks, dirt or logs. 4wheelers today do
not really know what a real 4x4 once was.
What that you are a Troll, never happen! BTW, I realy do not care what
you think and I do not dance on your string either (and that bugs the
living "S" out of you too!) Others see you for what you are too. Grow
What the hell does that mean? No one on this earth could ever translate
that to anything sensible.
Stop being a pos troll and answer the damn questions we actually want
you to answer or get the fuck out.
SBJ: Dumb brake question
SBJ: Snoball Defense System v1.01
Incorrect, Skipper. I've read loads of SnoMan's posts, and this link is
the one that shows what I started out defending.
Anyway! You're ready to pick up where you left off, eh? You just sort of
died out there. Here ya' go,
ah, the lead amigo is back with his rapier like wit (that barrell was
tongue in cheek). and "skipper"? come on.........thats it?
since you have read "loads" (and a load is exactly what they are) of
snotrolls posts, i guess we have to give you a little wiggle room.
that could pretty much fuck up anyones mind.
That obviously was a setup to get the SnoMan deal going again. Eight
minutes later and the next post comes from Skippy, right on cue.
I already pointed it out, Skippy. It's somewhere in the "hole in the
bed" thread itself, I gave the link.
Why did you jump in there if you didn't intend to accomplish anything?
Do something now, Skippy. Click the link http://tinyurl.com/yo98v3 , read
my post again, then try to answer. Heatwave and you didn't plan this
just so you'd fizzle out again, did you? That would be pathetic.
C'mon, there are only two issues: SnoMan's "hole in the bed" reply, and
whatever you thought I should see in the Ford balljoint thread. You can
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