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GRUNT last won the day on March 1 2020

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    93 YJ(LS powered)
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    Queen Creek, AZ.

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  1. Is the tire placement challenge a flex test? I ask because all the ORP OGs (old timers) know darn well that my YJ flexes as much as a concrete block.
  2. Greetings folks, I have a question regarding starting a vehicle that has been sitting. I don't know particulars as the question was posed to me by a cousin in Glendale, and I am working at the station the next three days and cannot get there until Thursday. So... Cleaning out his uncle's house, he has a 1979 Chevy Blazer that has been sitting for one year in the garage. He couldn't elaborate on the general condition of the vehicle other than it is old and it used to run. I fear he is going to start it before I can get over there. I told him to wait at least until I got pointers from some pros. What should I have him look for/do prior to attempting to turn it over? Again, a carborated chevy 350, nothing fancy. I will be heading over with my trailer on Thursday in case it does not run. Thank you for your time.
  3. I understand it was a bit vague. My apologies. I am looking to build an app that: has a main intent to relay information/communication to our members. has pages I can update, perhaps a calendar, social media and RSS feeds from other sources is android & ios ideally, each individual has a login & password. Why this? I understand anyone has the ability to download the app from the apple/play stores, so I need to control who has access by controlling who can utilize it. There would be nothing classified so to speak, but just trying to keep meeting notes and internal discussions(should we have a commenting feature) to ourselves I currently have switched from a standard PHP website which I designed before to a WordPress site because I saw a plugin that would convert it to an app. (side note: WordPress is easy to use but I get about 40 attempts a day to hack it and spammed more than possible in a lifetime) I came to find out that the WordPress conversion app would not have access restrictions because the WordPress site is not fully locked down to begin with. The external site(WordPress) is intended to allow the public to see what we do, with only some of the pages restricted to my fellow firefighters. Mostly, because my people don't check or update personal emails and may miss texts, Ultimately, I would like an app so I have the ability to send Push Notifications to everyone's phones. That way they cannot say they did not receive an particular notices. Short, fast, and easy. I have server space under my GoDaddy account. I have found companies that create what I am looking for but they either charge an unsustainable amount for hosting their product as it is on their server, or they have a tolerable monthly fee and charge a liver and kidney to create their standard app which has way more functionality than I would ever need. I understand business and do not fault them on their practices, I just have to be concerned over cost because this is out of my own pocket.
  4. I am looking at creating/using a mobile app for myself and my fellow firefighters. Does anyone have any resources they have used, whether developers or an app builder? I have looked at some app builders that have Plug & Play options but they require you to host with them, usually with hefty monthly fees. I have tinkered with websites before but not apps, I am not familiar with the backend stuff. I am uncertain if I can, but if I could buy a template, or have the initial app created, I would like to try to update/maintain it myself. I have server space on GoDaddy and can host my own app. Heck, If someone recommends a developer that also hosts, as long as it is not as expensive as my Cox Cable bill as this is coming out of my own pocket, I will entertain that option. I just need something very basic, like to post news and send push notifications. If you have any ideas or advice based on something you have done, I would appreciate your input. Thanks!!!! BTW: Weather is cooling off. My Jeep, without A/C, is anxious to get out on the trail.
  5. As quick as I was in on this run, I am out. Jeep is out of service and I am not taking my truck again. I went out to do an assessment and minor work and found that my Jeep has a considerable knock emanating from the motor. I don't know if it is because she has been sitting and is cold or if it is a valve/lifter. It is a fresh rebuild with a new rotating assembly, with less than 1000 miles, so I am perplexed as to what it might be. I am going to get it looked at before I put any miles on it as to not permanently damage anything. Sorry, gang.
  6. I love using Joe but he is so back logged. I was planning on giving him a call later today. My only issue is with the academy going, I am instructing five days a week and cannot get to the West side.
  7. I would like to get a leaky seal replaced. I am looking for a reputable shop to take my GM(4L60E) transmission to. I can pull it myself and take it in. If they are a good shop and their dance card is not completely full, I would gladly pay them to pull it, if they aren't going to keep it for weeks. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.
  8. I am planning on pulling my transmission to replace a problematic seal. It is easy enough to get my transfer case off, but is it possible to pull the transmission and still leave the motor in the vehicle? If so, what is the trick to balancing the motor on its two mounts so it doesn't go into the firewall or more importantly, the radiator? If there is a trick to leave the motor in, I can pull it and I know what I need to disconnect to remove it. Thank you for your assistance.
  9. Please add me as tentative. I will solidify plans Monday or Tuesday. Hopefully will bring a couple of my kids. It will be good to see everyone.
  10. I bought brand new BFG Mud Terrains at the beginning of the summer from Discount Tire. Drove her a bit before parking for the summer. She sat for a few months with only periodic movement forward or to the rear by about a foot to move things through the yard. I didn't drive her because I thought I had a bigger transmission leak. Fast forward to about 3 weeks ago when I started to drive her around the neighborhood. I noticed it had a clumpy feel as we went around the flat neighborhood roads. It would appear that my tires got a bit of a flat spot on them for parking for a couple months. Is this something that will go away with me driving on them? Will I need to go get them rebalanced now and then put some miles on to improve the ride? Or, as I hate to ask, did I ruin a brand new set of tires? Thank you.
  11. Ha! I missed all that. I usually only log in once a day. Thanks for the offer, though. I think the shirt and hat can still happen, sir. @theksmith, is there a setting that will have the forum notify you for additional comments on a post that you are part of?
  12. Taken?! Someone swooped me? I didn't even get a price? Man... ☹️
  13. What are the dimensions, sir? And price, sir? What trades are you looking for? I have some dirt, old Jeep magazines from 10 years ago, or my kid's halloween candy. @theksmith, what would I need additional to hook this up?
  14. Okay. Thank you, sir! I will look at my bookmarked articles to find a suitable replacement. At first glance there were a few that people stated were for a all disc vehicle and a matching mounting pattern.
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