Re: [MBZ] More insurance

2021-04-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
with the continuous coil machines, like gutters. Looks pretty straightforward. -D > On Apr 15, 2021, at 8:15 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-04-15 07:51, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > >> My aunt and uncle had metal put on my grandmother's house up north, >

Re: [MBZ] More insurance

2021-04-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Places that have Amish folks around will find metal roofing to be much cheaper. When I was looking to have our house done (no Amish here) the price was 100% more than architectural. My aunt and uncle had metal put on my grandmother's house up north, the Amish did the job and that 2 story big

Re: [MBZ] OT: vaxxed

2021-04-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The cheap one, Daisy 853. It's also subsonic and very quiet. Nice for backyard use. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 5:05 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: That's very good. I looked at the CMP link you posted a bit ago. Which air rifle did you get? I

Re: [MBZ] OT: WAS vaxxed NOW Airgun Q

2021-04-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
on these is excellent, its easy to be surprised when it goes off which makes for much greater accuracy. -Curt On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 4:43:55 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: CO2 or manual pump up? Randy On 14/04/2021 3:25 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >  Tha

Re: [MBZ] OT: vaxxed

2021-04-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That's the joke. The people complaining about the government tracking them through the microchips are usually clutching their phone while they do it. Frankly if the government is tracking me it's probably a pretty boring job. Although I did spend some time shooting my new airgun yesterday, was

Re: [MBZ] OT: vaxxed

2021-04-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
> On Apr 14, 2021, at 2:34 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Just got a Pfizer jab. The paperwork was more than the shot. I'm at a group > site and it's an almost military operation. There were probably 100 people in > line when I got here but the whole operation to

[MBZ] OT: vaxxed

2021-04-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Just got a Pfizer jab. The paperwork was more than the shot. I'm at a group site and it's an almost military operation. There were probably 100 people in line when I got here but the whole operation took 45 minutes from the time I turned off the road to now. Parking took longer than the time

Re: [MBZ] 2 post lift?

2021-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
For the same money you can get a Wildfire lift with an air over hydraulic jack. I like the idea of a 4 post that can move around. I'm highly dubious of stuff from Northern Tool... -Curt On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 8:46:49 PM EDT, Jaime Kopchinski via Mercedes wrote: With

Re: [MBZ] I bought this to keep the roads clear of downed trees, but it is is too much machine for me 1987 Mercedes-Benz unimog, $19, 000

2021-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Probably with a bunch of other things. In this case it goes on a truck all by its lonesome. That price is the worst case scenario if I have to hire a truck to drive 16 hours and spend an hour loading/unloading at each end. Best case would be finding somebody who is deadheading north to pickup

Re: [MBZ] I bought this to keep the roads clear of downed trees, but it is is too much machine for me 1987 Mercedes-Benz unimog, $19, 000

2021-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
and it looks like its going to be somewhere just south of $3,000... -Curt On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:10:48 PM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Your back would never forgive you and you would end up and inch or two shorter. -D > On Apr 13, 2021, at 1:09 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] MELLOW YELLOW! 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Roadster 2D, $8, 500

2021-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
*Raises hand*We bought in 2006, I guess we've mostly recovered at this point but you don't really know until you sell. We've been getting those "I want to buy your house" letters pretty frequently lately. I usually just toss them out but Angie saw one the other day "I think we should do this."

Re: [MBZ] I bought this to keep the roads clear of downed trees, but it is is too much machine for me 1987 Mercedes-Benz unimog, $19, 000

2021-04-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I have considered such things, that one is slightly high for my price point but if it were closer I'd probably make the stretch to get it. An advantage would be the possibility of dismounting the loader and backhoe and driving it although I suspect the 450 miles would be a looong uncomfortable

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
... -Curt On Monday, April 12, 2021, 3:43:58 PM EDT, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: On 12/04/2021 9:06 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >  If I ever get the loader done on my 1650 I'll give you first option to buy >it. ;) > This week's project is to finally finish the curl

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
If I ever get the loader done on my 1650 I'll give you first option to buy it. ;) This week's project is to finally finish the curl cylinder on the bucket. I've built it 3 times, the original system was too flimsy and broke in casual use. The first rebuild blocked opening the hood and would

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Not true, for example: https://effective-tuning.com/blog/john-deere-tractor-tuning-ecu-remapping/ But a search of "john deere engine tuning" gives lots of hits. Here's Brian's farming videos from yesterday adding 100HP to a big Deere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gakdj1J5xfE The place I

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
money.  You can’t buy pistons, or other major engine parts.  Can’t rebuild it.  They have market locked up tight for service.  If the tractor needs major work you’re screwed. Get a Kubota. On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 6:25 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: &

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
in the local culture and make stickers to go over the rabbit and turtle. -D > On Apr 11, 2021, at 6:47 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Up around camp is definitely farm country but where I live not so much. OTOH > there are some bigger dealerships just a little

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
commercials advertising their package prices. Probably because it is more tractor country around here than up your way. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:25 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > >  > Nice. The trailer is a flatbed to pull it on? > Does yours use DEF? > > The

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
es wrote: It was about $32k with tractor, loader, box blade, brush hog, and trailer on one of those 0% deals Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 11, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > >  > How much did you pay for your Deere? I've given up my idea of buying a > construction backhoe

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
How much did you pay for your Deere? I've given up my idea of buying a construction backhoe and have returned to farm tractor. There are lots more out there and I'll probably end up buying brand new or nearly so. Thinking 35-45hp so about the same size as yours. I'll be looking for a loader

Re: [MBZ] Bucket loader?

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A back blade would be the thing for skimming off soil, especially one with ripper teeth. An x700 is a big lawn tractor but it's still pretty small, you won't be able to move much at a time. I've got a Cub Cadet 1650 with a real front end loader that is supposed to be able to lift 200#, not a

Re: [MBZ] it’s in drive so very hard to move keys for it are 10$ online 2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class $1000

2021-04-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Wow...When I got keys for Angie's 2005 Golf I sent a photograph to a guy online who sent keys. I borrowed a cable and programmed myself, it was all pretty easy... -Curt On Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:53:32 AM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Just had to get a new key for the

Re: [MBZ] the kids HHR

2021-04-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Wait, did I miss a story here? I feel like I'd remember a high speed chase... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 5:43 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: So after the kid when on a high speed chase from the cops and the HHR got towed, I then bailed it out to

Re: [MBZ] I can tell when they release stimulus checks

2021-04-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We got ours two weeks ago. I bought some airguns sold by the CMP. Sent the check a week ago yesterday, the boxes turned up today. I checked my bank account Monday and the checks hadn't cleared yet, quick service... If anybody wants a sweet shooting airgun for small money look at the Daisy 853:

Re: [MBZ] 300TurD

2021-04-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'd be tempted to see if you could pressure feed some Diesel Kleen (Power Service Silver bottle) or maybe Diesel Purge directly into the IP before I got too excited about anything. I'm always skeptical of previous owners claims of anything. Might get lucky and it'd be a whole lot less work...

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
to be changed if it is making filters dirty too quickly and that could mean that parts of the system are wearing and making the fluid dirty. RB On 04/04/2021 5:36 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > So you guys might remember I've been looking for a backhoe. Locally I've > found an ol

Re: [MBZ] More thinkings on the $900E500 limp mode issue -- SBC??? YAAASSSSS!!!!

2021-04-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Get it going good and snag somebody's stimulus check (and then some) with it? -Curt On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 10:47:11 AM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Well. Spoke to the stealer this morning and the service rep says the accumulator will be covered under the SBC warranty. 

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Most of the really small ones can be moved with a 1 ton. The other annoying issue with a TLB (tractor, loader, backhoe) is the length. Where a big trucker could probably get 2 or even 3 mini excavators on a trailer you can't do 2 TLBs. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Mon, Apr 5,

Re: [MBZ] OT Postal Jeep "RHD" - 154k miles - $13,400

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Yup, allows for two operators to work both sides of the street. -Curt On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 7:40:10 PM EDT, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: I’ve seen lots of garbage trucks with dual steering and controls, factory not a bodge --FT Sent from iPhone > On Apr 4, 2021, at

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Hmm, I wonder if somebody put thick oil in to counteract some leaks... Could be a good starting place. -Curt On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 7:21:50 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Oops I misread your subject -- I read "lifter" for "filter." Maybe this?

Re: [MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
, 2021 at 3:37 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > So you guys might remember I've been looking for a backhoe. Locally I've > found an old John Deere 400, its late '60s, not sure exactly yet.Selling > cheap because it "Pressurizes the hydraulic

[MBZ] OT: Pressurized hydraulic filter

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
So you guys might remember I've been looking for a backhoe. Locally I've found an old John Deere 400, its late '60s, not sure exactly yet.Selling cheap because it "Pressurizes the hydraulic filter" although I'm not yet sure what that means. Google just wants to sell me hydraulic filters when I

Re: [MBZ] Broken spring...

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Good point, I don't know for sure that the top won't come apart. I don't *think* it will but... -Curt On Sunday, April 4, 2021, 6:24:31 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: > Apparently the passenger side is a bugger to get out. It looks like I > did struts on my '98 Jetta back

Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 Rebate

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Hmm, the ASV might get Turbo Diesel truck. I was going to go with Rotella T6 which is a couple bucks cheaper a gallon, the dang thing takes 3 gallons, but this would make Mobil 1 cheaper... I probably won't be running the ASV next year, we had an operator quit the club so I'm "upgrading" into

[MBZ] Broken spring...

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The other day Angie and I jumped in my 2015 Jetta to go for a ride and as I backed out of the driveway it made a wierd kind of bump noise. It seemed to drive okay so we took it down the road but it started pulling to the left so we took it back home. I finally got time to look at it today. I

Re: [MBZ] Lifts

2021-04-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Have you seen the wildfire lifts like the folks on YouTube are using? Derrick on Vice Grip Garage has one. They have wheels they can lift up on to move around. I'm thinking one would go well in the barn on the northern estate. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Apr 3, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] Military MEP 831A Diesel Generator $800

2021-04-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
:38 AM EDT, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On 2021-04-02 11:39, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > For half the price it'd be worth grabbing the engine. 6hp? Maybe put it in a Cub Original or model 70? ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archi

Re: [MBZ] Dumb@$$ EMPIRE

2021-04-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Zappa said "You are what you use" -Curt On Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:41:04 AM EDT, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Yeah, "dope" in this case connotes the mentally deficient kind of person. - Max Charleston SC On Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 9:34 AM Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Military MEP 831A Diesel Generator $800

2021-04-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
For half the price it'd be worth grabbing the engine. -Curt On Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:37:34 AM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Single cylinder diesel, can’t tell the manufacturer. Stuff like this is tough to fix, as it’s usually contract one/off oddball that's not in the

Re: [MBZ] OT Need video editing software for Win10

2021-03-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Charleston SC On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 10:21 AM Curt Raymond wrote: There are a bunch of options. Ours would be Avid Media Composer First. I don't know what the limits on it are but it should be able to handle what you want. The learning curve will be brutal though. DaVinci Resolve is another

Re: [MBZ] Well poo $900E500

2021-03-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Nah, it'll sag. A $900 W123 at this point doesn't have any floors... -Curt On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:30:10 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: A W123 will NEVER limp. On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 4:29 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  I mean, he bought a jalopy and is having

Re: [MBZ] Well poo $900E500

2021-03-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I mean, he bought a jalopy and is having problems with it. A $900 W123 is probably going to be a lot worse... -Curt On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 4:18:36 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Your posts are reinforcing more and more my feeling that I should stick with W123s.

Re: [MBZ] OT Need video editing software for Win10

2021-03-31 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
There are a bunch of options. Ours would be Avid Media Composer First. I don't know what the limits on it are but it should be able to handle what you want. The learning curve will be brutal though. DaVinci Resolve is another free choice, I haven't used it yet but its been getting great

Re: [MBZ] Somebody please explain this to me

2021-03-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Garage musta fell on the headlights... -Curt On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 8:36:25 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/171976351431525/ Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] Fakebook

2021-03-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Mar 30, 2021, at 1:58 PM, Curt Raymond wrote: > >  > Dang it, stop telling me about that stupid Suburban before I do something > stupid... > > -Curt > > On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:24:49 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > > I have this 24

Re: [MBZ] Fakebook

2021-03-30 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Dang it, stop telling me about that stupid Suburban before I do something stupid... -Curt On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 1:24:49 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: I have this 240D list as well as this diesel suburban listed. I feel the 240D is overpriced but have been getting

Re: [MBZ] OT OK who wants to build a cool RV

2021-03-29 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Those would be pretty cool but it sounds like a PITA to actually buy one... -Curt On Monday, March 29, 2021, 9:54:59 AM EDT, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: Here it is --FT https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/723969334944933 On 3/28/21 8:34 PM, Buggered Benzmail wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] OT who was looking for a small, cheap utility truck?

2021-03-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Especially considering its a base model 2wd, 4cyl... -Curt On Sunday, March 28, 2021, 1:38:00 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: 2007 Ford Ranger extended cab, 120k miles, $7,000 https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/solsberry-2007-ford-ranger-xlt/7297538439.html Seems

Re: [MBZ] Another special brought to you by Okie Acres

2021-03-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Dang, that is seriously tempting. It'd make a fine road trip... -Curt On Saturday, March 27, 2021, 8:12:55 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/719664758690505/ Sent from my iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] runs a lot better than a stock one and smokes more than most diesel trucks 1985 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $5, 000

2021-03-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
before he is > > permitted to drive it on the road again. > > I am not much of a climate change adherent but there is no point in > > deliberately trying to create pollution. > > > > RB > > > > On 26/03/2021 10:59 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Bogo?

2021-03-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I checked in with my wife, her comment was "Who would want to drive such an ugly car?" -Curt On Friday, March 26, 2021, 4:48:56 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: But the insides are luxuruious and very capacious. On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 4:38 PM Curt Raymond via Merced

Re: [MBZ] Bogo?

2021-03-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Dang those are ugly... -Curt On Friday, March 26, 2021, 4:36:22 PM EDT, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/447698316344792/ Sent from my iPhone ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] runs a lot better than a stock one and smokes more than most diesel trucks 1985 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 D Sedan 4D, $5, 000

2021-03-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That guy ought to get an award for going out of his way to make his car look as bad as possible... -Curt On Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:54:09 AM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Don't insult the abominables. On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 11:47 AM Floyd Thursby via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Is this thing on?

2021-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
This week we're talking about how to setup and maintain big storage systems for TV and Film production. -Curt On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 3:29:45 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: Teaching them what? On Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 2:53 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  LOL, this week

Re: [MBZ] Is this thing on?

2021-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, this week I have a class for Euro students, starts at 8am, oh the torture... -Curt On Thursday, March 25, 2021, 2:25:34 PM EDT, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Some of us have to work…. -D > On Mar 25, 2021, at 2:22 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > >

[MBZ] Is this thing on?

2021-03-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Quiet today Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Wagon For Dan

2021-03-21 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Facebook search sucks. I search for backhoe and they show me all sorts of garden tractors and trucks and girls in bikinis... -Curt On Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:02:09 PM EDT, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: And now FB limits photos drastically, which dilutes its usefulness. On

Re: [MBZ] Herd Immunity?

2021-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Unfortunately a bunch of those are almost certainly doubled up by which I mean people who have had it getting vaccinated. So our total "cleared" number won't be what it could be. Guess we'll have to rely on heart disease and prescription drugs as boogiemen again for awhile. -Curt On

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I was thinking the water would move around a lot. I suspect "real" tanks for this kind of purpose have all sorts of baffles built in to prevent issues. Strapping just any old tank onto a utility trailer is "Shaking hands with danger!" Sorry, couldn't help myself. ;) Seriously though, there is

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've been thinking a lot lately about "modern time saving conveniences" and how many people still complain about not having any time. It takes me a minute and a half to hand grind my coffee beans in the morning, that's how I have time to think about these things. -Curt On Friday, March

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
. That's a lot more than I'd want to haul in a pickup truck. Of course you could economize somewhat, but getting down to 100g/week would take some extreme changes. Allan Curt Raymond writes: > 100 gallons = 800#, a good load in a 1/2 ton pickup with it sloshing around. > > Start with a 10

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
100 gallons = 800#, a good load in a 1/2 ton pickup with it sloshing around. Start with a 1000 gallon delivery from a pro and then haul 100 gallons yourself every week to supplement? And I thought hauling water 100 feet from the pond to the camp was a hassle. Actually the worst thing there was

Re: [MBZ] Fumoto Drain Plugs

2021-03-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
2 big reasons:#1. I don't want to spend $50,000. Heck I don't want to even spend $40k. New trucks start at $30k but the price goes up fast.#2. I don't want the infotainment system. I just don't want it, I want a radio, not a screen. When I'm driving I just want to drive... -Curt On

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
ething besides trees? Or potatoes?  On Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 4:39 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  We bought the farm next door to our farm thus providing road frontage. The "new" farm has been actively farmed through last year and we'd like to continue that into the future. T

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
s://goo.gl/maps/HJFZghgjudTRsHGbA there are google street view pictures but they are a couple years old. -Curt On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:57:18 PM EDT, Dwight Giles wrote: This is not the tree farm? Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Wed, Mar 17, 2021, 3:36 PM Curt Raymond via Merced

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We had a lawyer do the whole transfer on the new farm. I think it cost all of $600. We did it all through the mail since Caribou is so far away... -Curt On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 3:11:52 PM EDT, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: I suggest a quiet sale, with no real estate brokers, go

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
wrote: Curt Raymond writes: > The call had been "answered" which we paid the call center a fee for, > but they wouldn't be connected to a tech for 10 minutes. The call > center wanted you to hang up and call back so they could get paid the > connection fee again... Yes

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Original Message- From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Curt Raymond via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:18 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Cc: Curt Raymond Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate My snowmobile trail groomer apprentice is under 30, works in HVAC, owns a duplex, drives a ni

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
From what I've seen the problem is that companies seem to think they can just throw all the work to an outsourcer and get quality results back. To get a quality product a bunch of your cost savings are going to be eaten up in managing the outsourcing company. I actually did that for a little

Re: [MBZ] Fumoto Drain Plugs

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
rs to get one without all the bloatware. > > On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 6:53 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >>  I've been very pleased with this truck, I'd like to have another one just >> like it. I hate that so many trucks today a

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We've gone through this at work, they offshored a bunch of stuff to China, the results were disasterous, nothing usable came out of it. Same thing in the Ukraine until they made the office there not an outsource company but actual employees of our company, quality improved dramatically

Re: [MBZ] Fumoto Drain Plugs

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've been very pleased with this truck, I'd like to have another one just like it. I hate that so many trucks today are bloated with the infotainment and all the stupid steps and gizmos and ge-gaws... -Curt On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:48:59 PM EDT, Jim Cathey wrote: Yours is a

Re: [MBZ] Restarting problem

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
, Dwight Giles wrote: I think it starts fine cold. Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 11:40 AM Curt Raymond wrote: I can't see it being the fuel filter itself if it runs good from cold and has plenty of power.Maybe a seal at the fuel filter that allows it to suck air when its

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
as a solid 6 figure income and all the work he can do every day. On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 9:58 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >  Or automate them. > I talked to a kid online a year or so ago who was "Thinking about some > kind of office job.&qu

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Or automate them. I talked to a kid online a year or so ago who was "Thinking about some kind of office job." Good luck kid, there aren't any filing or typing jobs anymore. The secretary is nearly an obsolete job title.I advised going to trade school and learning how to do something that

Re: [MBZ] OT - Crazy Real Estate

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Chasing coronavirus? -Curt On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:50:38 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: People fleeing lockdown states? Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > Just looked at some real estate figures for the Tampa St. Pete area last > night: > > 13.4% increase over the

Re: [MBZ] On the way to ABQ....

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
rifraf. On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 11:38 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  LOL, its near a big city where the snowbirds go... We paid $95k for 72 acres, a house (well not much of one) and barn. Granted we got a deal but he was probably only going to end up around $100k if he'd used a realtor

Re: [MBZ] Fumoto Drain Plugs

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Yours is a 3/4 ton though right? Live front axle? At one point, with the factory tires, I got 23mpg out of this full size, 4 door, 5.7l v8 4wd truck. I'm pretty sure the low air dam helped get it there. These days with more aggressive tires the best I've done on the highway is 19mpg which is

Re: [MBZ] Restarting problem

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I can't see it being the fuel filter itself if it runs good from cold and has plenty of power.Maybe a seal at the fuel filter that allows it to suck air when its hot? Is it hard to start cold but still manages to get going? -Curt On Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:04:49 PM EDT, Dwight Giles via

Re: [MBZ] On the way to ABQ....

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, its near a big city where the snowbirds go... We paid $95k for 72 acres, a house (well not much of one) and barn. Granted we got a deal but he was probably only going to end up around $100k if he'd used a realtor. The closest big city to us is either Bangor or Fredrickton. 3 hours drive to

Re: [MBZ] Fumoto Drain Plugs

2021-03-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My 2010 Dodge RAM 4x4 has a plastic air dam along the bottom of the bumper that's only maybe 5" off the ground, I can't quite sneak under it. I usually jack up the driver side and put a couple pieces of 2x10 under the tire which gives enough space. Actually now that I think about it I might do

Re: [MBZ] 1981 240D 4-spd Manual - 278k miles - $1,500

2021-03-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I like that color combo. If its not rusty that's an awesome deal. -Curt On Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:56:34 AM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Interesting and not too far away. https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/nashville-1981-mercedes-240d-spd-manual/7291489928.html

Re: [MBZ] OT: 2005 Beetle TDI - 5 speed, 165k miles - $2,500

2021-03-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
No recall on those. Recall cars were all common rail, 2009 was the earliest but it depends on the model since not all models got the newer engines at the same time. -Curt On Sunday, March 14, 2021, 5:17:17 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: I'm not really into the "new" Beetle

Re: [MBZ] OT: 2005 Beetle TDI - 5 speed, 165k miles - $2,500

2021-03-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its a 15 year old modestly priced car after all... That's a steal. The PD engine is pretty zippy, same as Angie's car. Benefits greatly from a stage 1 tune, takes it from (IIRC) 90hp to 110, its very noticeable. -Curt On Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:26:58 PM EDT, Allan Streib via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Okiebenz visits Hoovie’s Garage

2021-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Short drives are hell on the DPF. I make sure my Jetta takes at least a 1hr run a month, more would be better but thats the frequency I go into the office these days. If I start restoring my house in Maine it'll get a lot more miles on it. -Curt On Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8:05:12 PM EST,

Re: [MBZ] Rounded drain plug success!

2021-03-13 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Nice. I have a set of those, I don't remember ever using them although I must have bought them for some purpose... -Curt On Saturday, March 13, 2021, 6:21:28 PM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: I used an OEM brand extractor from Autozone and it worked like a champ! Thanks

Re: [MBZ] Rounded drain plug!

2021-03-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, this is the real answer. The MB is designed for it and IIRC several people have shown you get as much or more oil out going up as going down. -Curt On Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:22:34 PM EST, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote: Use a topsider?? Dwight E. Giles Jr. Wickford RI On

[MBZ] OT: Tim Dorsey books?

2021-03-12 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Dan's post about his worthless governor reminded me that I've recently been reading the work of Tim Dorseyhttps://www.timdorsey.com/ I'm working through his second book right now "Hammerhead Ranch Motel". They're (all?) set it Florida and the 3rd book revolves around a fictional gubernatorial

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes G63 omg - $79,000

2021-03-11 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I had to get a new tire on the Dodge yesterday. A friend runs the local "Tire Warehouse", while I waited I wandered around looking at the tires and found some massive wide tires with thin sidewalls, they were like 295/55R22 or something. I asked and my friend told me that those are "Profit

Re: [MBZ] 190D

2021-03-10 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
2.2l or 2.5? I really liked my '85 190D 2.2l 5spd, I really didn't like the auto. I don't really like automatic transmission cars anyway so I'm probably just biased. Best mpg I ever got was 43. I could probably do better now, better tires would probably help, I was short on cash back then so I

Re: [MBZ] I'm making a youtuber

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: >  You remind me, Hoovie has a show on Motortrend on Demand "Car Issues with >Tyler Hoover". I watched the first episode during lunch the other day, it's >not terrible. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, certainly wouldn't pay for >MT

Re: [MBZ] I'm making a youtuber

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You remind me, Hoovie has a show on Motortrend on Demand "Car Issues with Tyler Hoover". I watched the first episode during lunch the other day, it's not terrible. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, certainly wouldn't pay for MToD to get it but since I've already paid... -Curt On Monday,

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Out of curiosity I went and checked how it works in MA. We're currently in phase 2 of 3, folks 65+, those who have 2 co-morbidities, healthcare workers, etc. you get the idea. Phase 3 is expected to start in April which, supposedly is going to open the cattle call. I saw somebody getting the

Re: [MBZ] Problems with our '93 300D

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
filter.  Once that was changed all was well again. On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 11:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  I actually had something similar happen with every MB I owned, most especially with my '85 190D. I thought I was in real trouble, engine lost all power on a long hill. I

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
efine what the medical conditions are that qualify you. ??? -D > On Mar 8, 2021, at 11:08 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I suspect this is similar to New Jersey's unemployment system, never intended > to handle the load that its being subjected to. In fact I'm not s

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I suspect this is similar to New Jersey's unemployment system, never intended to handle the load that its being subjected to. In fact I'm not sure, for COVID vaccine booking, that you could possibly build a system up to the task, especially somewhere like Florida... -Curt On Monday, March

Re: [MBZ] Problems with our '93 300D

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I actually had something similar happen with every MB I owned, most especially with my '85 190D. I thought I was in real trouble, engine lost all power on a long hill. I started to pull over, then a huge cloud of smoke and suddenly all the power was back and then some, it ran like a new car...

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
It's a nursing home though. Good bet just about everybody there is over 80 and has serious co-morbidities. Otherwise they wouldn't be in a nursing home. Healthy people don't go there... -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:31:16 PM EST, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: 90% survival

Re: [MBZ] Over the Top?

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
ike a 2021 version of City Slickers? AZBob Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 7, 2021, at 7:12 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > >  LOL, Angie and I have been joking about getting tourists to come to Maine > for a "real farm experience!""Mow the grass, pull the

Re: [MBZ] Over the Top?

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, Angie and I have been joking about getting tourists to come to Maine for a "real farm experience!""Mow the grass, pull the weeds, shovel poop, live like a real farmer!" Get some rubes to pay us to come do heavy labor... ;) -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:56:59 AM EST, Andrew

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