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Forum: General Tech Forum Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By Firetacoma
I went ahead and replaced the voltage regulator...

I went ahead and replaced the voltage regulator with a solid state version.

I can't say for sure yet if it's fixed my charging issue, but my ammeter needle doesn't bounce around like a mouse on...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By Firetacoma
All very good suggestions... in fact, I know that...

All very good suggestions... in fact, I know that my negative terminal isn't tight (the bolt heads are stripped out. Maybe I'll start there and work my way towards the more complex.

Checking the...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-11-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By Firetacoma
I have a cheap voltmeter. I'll check the output...

I have a cheap voltmeter. I'll check the output of the alternator with it on and see if it's actually functioning.

Steve, how do I check the voltage regulator for function? Or should I just...
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 99
Posted By Firetacoma
Charging issue

'77 40; battery keeps dying. The headlights flicker while driving, the voltmeter jumps all over the place.

I thought the alternator was bad, had it tested and it tested good.

The battery will...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing 03-08-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By Firetacoma
It is great! Unfortunately we don't get up there...

It is great! Unfortunately we don't get up there as much as I'd like to with work and kid schedules, but when we are there the amount of fun to be had is almost limitless!

Fishing boat, atvs,...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing 03-08-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By Firetacoma
Strangely, I've never fished the canyon, only the...

Strangely, I've never fished the canyon, only the reservoir. I will have to add that to my list though. It's only 20 minutes from the cabin!
Forum: Hunting and Fishing 03-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 462
Posted By Firetacoma
Has anyone ever brought gear to fish the Platte...

Has anyone ever brought gear to fish the Platte from the bottom of Hackett or Lonwater gluches? My father-in-law has a cabin right near there and it's on my list for this summer. We usually just...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing 03-07-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Firetacoma
You know the saying if all you have is a hammer...

You know the saying if all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail? I think that applies in this video in a big way.

He moved closer than he probably would have if the gun wasn't on his...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By Firetacoma
Some day I'm going to make a meeting and actually...

Some day I'm going to make a meeting and actually become a real life member of this club... The darn meetings just happen to fall on the same nights as fire training. Doh!

Anyways, for fire...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Firetacoma
Spoken for, thanks!

Spoken for, thanks!
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 94
Posted By Firetacoma
Core returns?

I bought a couple items online (starter and water pump) and they don't seem to have any provision for returning them for core usage. I'm not as concerned about getting money back as I am about...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Firetacoma
All PMs have been replied to.

All PMs have been replied to.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 03-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Firetacoma
Icon IC2100-H and accessories

Up for sale is this ham rig that I used to use as a fire radio before I found out it wasn't exactly legal to be using it for emergency response use.

It has been modded for the emergency band.

They...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Firetacoma
Makes sense, will do! Should I replace the...

Makes sense, will do! Should I replace the gasket if it is too far in or will unscrewing it slightly fix the leak on its own?

It sure is a ton of work for a simple oil leak!
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Firetacoma
How will I be able to tell if it was touching...

How will I be able to tell if it was touching bottom by unscrewing it? Will there be some indication on the end of the oiler?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Firetacoma
I'm into it again this morning. I'm thinking...

I'm into it again this morning.

I'm thinking this oiler is too far in? The leak seems to be where the big gob of RTV is on the right there. Am I committed to replacing that gasket now?

I think...
Forum: Land Use 01-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 946
Posted By Firetacoma
http://www.dailycamera.com/letters/ci_25025044/ann...

http://www.dailycamera.com/letters/ci_25025044/anne-vickery-rollins-pass-keep-vehicles-off-tundra
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Firetacoma
I always seem to end up in the Johnny park area...

I always seem to end up in the Johnny park area closer to the US36 side. Mostly because everything else fills up quickly on nice, busy weekends.

I don't know what it looks like after the flooding...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Firetacoma
Well shoooooot! Lesson learned to ask first I...

Well shoooooot! Lesson learned to ask first I guess!

I'm going to take my time on it this time to make sure it's leak free. Last time it was getting late at night and I just wanted it back...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-27-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 486
Posted By Firetacoma
So, I'm about to tear into this again in the next...

So, I'm about to tear into this again in the next few weeks to try to fix my leak issues for once and for all. I was thinking my cover was warped so I ordered a used one from SOR... New is no longer...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 37,498
Posted By Firetacoma
I saw a blue late model 40 at 75th and Arapahoe...

I saw a blue late model 40 at 75th and Arapahoe east of Boulder yesterday afternoon. Unpainted aluminum tub. I was in my Tacoma so I'm sure you didn't see me whoever you are!
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-24-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Firetacoma
Flatirons church donated our Fire Department a...

Flatirons church donated our Fire Department a nice, brand new, 6 passenger side by side UTV to help access areas cut off after the floods.

I understand they donated them to several Boulder...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-23-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Firetacoma
Very good point! Not nitpicky at all......

Very good point! Not nitpicky at all... sometimes I assume everyone is in my brain since I'm in there and stuff.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By Firetacoma
WTB List

Here are some things I'm looking for for a '77 FJ-40. Not in any rush, don't necessarily have the money on hand, but if a deal comes up I could probably find it.

Stock wheels with center caps x5...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,298
Posted By Firetacoma
Awesome! Emissions testing is my all time least...

Awesome! Emissions testing is my all time least favorite activity and to now only have to do it every 5 years is great!

Thanks!
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