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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By DaveInDenver
It's recommended for class 2 single braid Dyneema...

It's recommended for class 2 single braid Dyneema to use 63 times diameter minimum for the buried tail of a Brummel to safely hold.

For lifelines (such as climbing) people usually recommend 72...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By DaveInDenver
I've used the Tyco circular plastic connectors...

I've used the Tyco circular plastic connectors personally and in a few things professionally with good success. They aren't the cheapest way to go, although they are WAY cheaper than the metal...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By DaveInDenver
I also have crimpers for most types, the actual...

I also have crimpers for most types, the actual Delphi ratcheting ones.
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-21-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 108
Posted By DaveInDenver
The Delphi Metri-Pack is a somewhat less bulky...

The Delphi Metri-Pack is a somewhat less bulky option than the Weather-Pack. The Metri-Pack uses flat terminals instead of round and instead of the clamshell housing they use an insert that snaps in...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 93
Posted By DaveInDenver
FYI, you need to connect the ground wire on the...

FYI, you need to connect the ground wire on the 7622 for it to work.
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-20-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By DaveInDenver
Have you called the dealer by chance? On the...

Have you called the dealer by chance? On the Tacoma the spiral cable/clock spring was involved with a recall (damage to it may cause the airbag not to deploy) and they replaced them for free, at...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 456
Posted By DaveInDenver
Yeah, maybe welding a smaller bolt to the end?

Yeah, maybe welding a smaller bolt to the end?
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 456
Posted By DaveInDenver
How did you figure that out? The bolts on my...

How did you figure that out? The bolts on my factory hook were marked the "11", which I believe indicates a class 11T (http://toyotadostlari.com/uploads/03-Service-Specifications.pdf) in the book. ...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 456
Posted By DaveInDenver
That's clever. I knew the weld on a nut or bolt...

That's clever. I knew the weld on a nut or bolt trick but starting with a washer would work with a bolt sheared flush.



I think it would worry me that what sounds like a fairly normal skid over a...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-16-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By DaveInDenver
The computer will be reset with the battery...

The computer will be reset with the battery disconnected. That was my reasoning more or less behind that recommendation. It's not always possible to reset the ECU with the battery disconnected. ...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-15-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By DaveInDenver
I've heard of Tacomas having some sort of...

I've heard of Tacomas having some sort of headlight timer but I haven't dug into it or know why.

I'd probably check the body ground and grounds in general followed by leaving the battery...
Forum: 4Wheeling and Event Staging Area 02-14-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By DaveInDenver
If anyone's considering bicycles shoot me a...

If anyone's considering bicycles shoot me a PM.

BTW, we were in Rabbit Valley about a month ago. More snow up there than I expected.

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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-14-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By DaveInDenver
There's no logical reason for stick shifts. ...

There's no logical reason for stick shifts. Perhaps the only advantage a stick shift has is they don't overheat? If you ignore burning up clutches anyway. Not rarely when I'm doing something...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-14-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 459
Posted By DaveInDenver
I don't know much about anything but for an FJ40...

I don't know much about anything but for an FJ40 it seems an SM465 makes the most sense. Is O/D really worth the potential driveline issues in a short wheel base, lifted truck? For a wagon, sure,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-13-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 427
Posted By DaveInDenver
Congratulations Drew, Stacy and family! "Travel...

Congratulations Drew, Stacy and family!

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of...
Forum: Ham & CB Radio Corner 02-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By DaveInDenver
It's unlikely that positions will make it to the...

It's unlikely that positions will make it to the Internet that fast but you may be attempting to transmit them that frequently none-the-less. In reality you're lucky to get one to show on APRS-IS...
Forum: Ham & CB Radio Corner 02-09-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 672
Posted By DaveInDenver
What TNC/tracker/software are you using? ...

What TNC/tracker/software are you using? Typically APRS position updates depend on the type of station you're running. At home you might send one every 30 minutes or more. A fixed portable might...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-09-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By DaveInDenver
Something to keep in mind is in the City of...

Something to keep in mind is in the City of Denver you have to involve the transportation department when connecting to the public streets. So if you're putting a driveway back in where it was...
Forum: General Chit Chat 02-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By DaveInDenver
Yup. 54275

Yup.

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Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By DaveInDenver
Bump. Anyone at all interested? I might could...

Bump. Anyone at all interested? I might could bring them to the meeting Wednesday, listening for offers.
Forum: Ham & CB Radio Corner 02-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By DaveInDenver
I understand that. It's still about 7 or 8...

I understand that. It's still about 7 or 8 inches tall and is a rigid fiberglass stub. Based on his stated performance of 3.0 dBi you'd perhaps achieve about 0.5 dB more gain than unity of 2.15...
Forum: Ham & CB Radio Corner 02-02-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By DaveInDenver
Perfect how? If I had to guess it's some...

Perfect how?

If I had to guess it's some variation of a broomstick antenna or perhaps more precisely an E-H antenna. Point being I seriously doubt it's anything novel and unlikely to perform...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 01-30-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 19,475
Posted By DaveInDenver
In. Didn't get to go the first time.

In.

Didn't get to go the first time.
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-30-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By DaveInDenver
Funny that you should ask since that's something...

Funny that you should ask since that's something I've been wondering about on-and-off for awhile. Anti-seize has metal flakes suspended in a paste. The stuff we normally use has aluminum and...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By DaveInDenver
I just rebuilt my XD9000 a few months ago and...

I just rebuilt my XD9000 a few months ago and FWIW there was no gasket or seal at this location on it either. I had a little bit of corrosion but nothing terrible or destructive.

On my winch the...
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