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RE: Craftsman Hand Tools

I use Canadian Tire Professional....got them about 20 years ago. They work fine, have good tolerances, not sure where they are made. Broke a spring in a ratchet and Canadian Tire fixed it free, in the store. Have a Husky tool or two...they're ok, some Sears Craftsman from a decade or so ago....they're ok. Power Tools...pretty well all USA made, Porter-Cable...20-25 years ago, my drill is a B+D Industrial quality and standing power tools (drill press, etc.) is Delta. Have one Makita belt sander....it's good....it's old, think it was made in Japan.
Lessmore 03/30/15 07:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford Explorer Sport with ecoboost

Thanks for the info everyone.... now I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed with info here.... I'm not a car person but trying to make the best choice for a good all around town reliable car that will also tow our camper (long cross country trips) and boat.... Someone asked what I don't like about the minivan for towing, and it is hard to describe, but it basically feels like it's really dragging. No acceleration at all.... I feel like I just don't have enough power. I gave up on the idea of the tahoe after speaking with my mechanic, who said they are not reliable. He said Ford and Toyota are best. I like the toyota sequoia a lot, but its MPG look terrible..... Melanie I question your mechanic, when he says the Chevy Tahoe is not reliable. Haven't heard that before. Also when he says Toyota is among the best ....can't agree there either. We just traded in a Toyota, bought new in 2007, all sorts of electronic problems and we only put a little over 50,000 miles on it...all easy. As far as Ford goes in reliability, I think it should be fine.
Lessmore 03/30/15 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

I just test drove a few mid size suv's. favourites...the 2015 Jeep Cherokee with the 3.2 liter V6, 9 speed transmission and the 2015 Ford Explorer..6 speed...3.5 liter V6. Both very good.
Lessmore 03/29/15 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Language, are we progressing or regressing

I noticed that the thing that has remained intact is that ever since I reached age 70 nobody cares what I think. But, I keep on talking. I'm approaching 70 in a few years and I got a kick out what you said. I agree, once a person reaches their mid 60's, their opinion seems to be devalued. I've also noticed that as an obviously senior citizen...I seem to have become almost 'invisible' out there in society.
Lessmore 03/29/15 12:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2015 Ford F-350 0-60 MPH Test

The inline 6 cylinder design of the Cummins is not designed to make RPM's fast; it is designed to pull a heavy load with massive torque which it does extremely well. I . I know many say that, but I do question whether an inline six is not designed to make rpm's fast. BMW after all has a long tradition of making high performance inline sixes. The Jaguar inline six was well regarded both as a high performance street engine and a racing engine for decades. The inline six design is known to be inherently smooth...and as far as it's ability to rev quickly through it's range, I don't think it is at a disadvantage, when compared to V type engines. On another question raised throughout this thread, I do think truck diesels have an advantage if they develop the power needed to accelerate quickly up to speed on the highway. I don't think many would equate a one ton diesel powered RAM, Ford or GM truck as a hot rod....but it is nice to have the 'punch' to move a heavy load up to speed or on a mountain road in towing vehicles.
Lessmore 03/28/15 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lynx attacks goat in livingroom

Interesting story. Here's a story and a video on another Lynx incident that I read the other day. Canadian Lynx takes a stroll downtown
Lessmore 03/27/15 03:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Have you meet someone like this?

I think the OP handled the weirdo very effectively. Just humoring him till you could find a way out. Like others, I've also met guys like this and there's no arguing with them. Sometimes I think there just looking for an argument. It takes all kinds to make a world, I guess.
Lessmore 03/27/15 02:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: longevity of the 3.5L ecoboost engine

I prefer the sound of a V8...such as the 5 liter...to a boosted V6. That's just me and I know my love for the sound of a healthy V8 is in the minority.
Lessmore 03/26/15 09:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

My brother has a 2014 Highlander hybrid. We do not plan on towing with it upon advice from the dealer. In fact, the dealer would not install the trailer wiring harness (I guess its a dealer installed item) even though it was ordered with the tow package and came with a receiver. Towing lightweight trailers, if they are full profile, causes the motor controller to overheat and shut-down. I find that interesting. Never knew that there would be a controller that would shut down, if towing a too large (surface area) trailer. But I'm not surprised in this modern day. One of our formerly owned cars...which we just traded in about a month ago was a Toyota Matrix 1.8 liter 4 banger. Now I certainly wouldn't recommend even thinking about towing anything with this and we didn't. But about 2 months ago the speedometer stopped working....due to a sensor...then very shortly after that...the car's automatic transmission started to shift erratically...so much so that we had it towed into the garage. After the $$$ sensor was replaced....the speedo started working and the transmission started shifting well again. I'm not sure why this two dysfunctions happened together and disappeared after the sensor was replaced. I do wonder if with today's cars, if that functions are programmed to cease if there are electronic issues ?
Lessmore 03/24/15 04:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulled over in a Kayak.

I've been a boater for many a year. There have been too many lives lost due to people not wearing PFD's. Doesn't matter whether you're in the Queen Mary or a Kayak...when you fall into the water...swimmer or not, people drown all too easily. Mostly it seems adult males are the ones who don't use PFD's. BTW, I'm an adult male. I don't get into my boat...an 18.5 foot Freighter canoe with it's Evinrude outboard without a PFD. The law is there for a good reason.
Lessmore 03/24/15 10:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Cadillac New Engine

I don't know.....I sure do miss leisurely driving down the road and then mashing on the gas pedal and hearing that dual carb open up. Instant horse power and the great 'sound' of the increase of power.When did Cadillac offer a dual carb option? I had a 64 Buick Wildcat that had dual 4 bbls. The Cadillac V8 had single 4 barrel carbs in the '50's, but had dual quads ( 2 x 4barrel carbs) on the '57-'58 Eldorado and if I recall correctly there was a three cab setup...3 x 2 barrel carbs available in '59 for the '59 Cadillac. Think it was an option, with a single 4 barrel the normal state of affairs. GM started offering multiple carbs on Chevy small block (2 x 4 bbl.), 348 W series (3 X 2 bbl.), Olds J2 option....3 x 2bbl. and Pontiac...3 x 2 bbl....in the mid to late '50's. Think Buick in the early '40's had the first dual carb setup...called it the compound carb... 2 X 2 barrel...on their straight eight. Going by memory, so I might be off a bit, but not too much.
Lessmore 03/22/15 03:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats a good Pistol to buy?

I've heard and read good things about CZ pistols. Anyone know anything about them ?
Lessmore 03/21/15 07:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cadillac New Engine

Here's a picture of Cadillac's new EcoBoost errr I mean new twin turbo, DI V6 engine. Wonder how long will it take GM to put this under the hood of a truck? Link 1 Link 2 Wonder why Cadillac didn't copy the ED? Doesn't anyone remember when Cadillac came out with their 4-6-8 engine several years ago? That one came out with huge hype talk of incredible gas mileage savings and just the right amount of power when needed...and was just as quickly put back to bed never to be heard of again. I think the Cadillac 4-6-8 engine came out more than several years ago. More like about 3 decades or so ago.
Lessmore 03/21/15 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cadillac New Engine

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Lessmore 03/21/15 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM to cut powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles

Our Ford dealer gives you a free dog when you buy a Ford so you don't have to walk alone. RT :B Good one.
Lessmore 03/20/15 11:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Chief concept to be at Moab

I like it but I also like the FJ cruiser. I like the FJ Cruiser retro too, but I read somewhere that 2016 models will be the last ones.
Lessmore 03/20/15 06:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoBoost Police vehicles update

Since Chevy stopped producing the old style RWD, 5.7 liter (350) V8 Caprice police car in '96, Ford has pretty well had their way with the police car market in North America. They have done well and the latest Interceptor (Taurus) with AWD and the turbo 3.5 liter V6 is impressive...although many LEO's prefer the comfort of the old CV. The Caprice is back, as a police-only vehicle, available with either the 3.6 V6 or 6.0 V8. I beleive it's actually manufactured by Holden in Australia. It does lack the AWD of the Taurus Interceptor. I would think that AWD would be a huge advantage in a police vehicle, especially in my area with its infrequent, but wet and very slippery snowfalls. Quite right. Chevy does have the new Caprice RWD police package. Not available in Canada though, although Ford and Dodge police packages are sold ...and a lot of them are sold...in Canada. Believe Chevy just sells the Impala and Tahoe police package up here. I'm an unabashed Chevy fan, but I have felt for a number of years that Chevy...which at one time....the 1990's up to around '96 (last year of the former Caprice RWD....was very competitive with Ford in police package sales across North America. Since then Chevrolet just doesn't seem like they're trying very hard in this important market. Essentially they seem to have given up the market to Ford. Ford, IMO, have done an excellent job in developing and marketing police packages for North America. AWD as you say is an advantage for police vehicles. I know a few Canadian LEO's, both city and rural...in snowbound Canada and pretty well to a individual, they prefer the handling of an AWD vs FWD /RWD police package.
Lessmore 03/20/15 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EcoBoost Police vehicles update

I've enjoyed this thread. The whole police package deal has always held some fascination for me. Being an older guy I still vividly recall...for a variety of reasons :B the mid to late 60's Mopar packages. The mid size Plymouth Belvedere with 383 4 barrel V8/Torqueflite transmission ... in the Midwest USA...or the full size...'68-'69 RCMP (Mounties) Dodge Polara (as it was known in Canada)...with the 440 V8. I also was impressed with the late '60's Chevy RCMP BelAir/Biscayne ...427 cube/385-390 hp...police packages. In my hometown back then, the majority of police packages were Belevederes with 225 sixes for general city patrol, but one area, had '67 Ford police packages with the 390 FE V8. They went well, handled well and were highly maneuverable. Since Chevy stopped producing the old style RWD, 5.7 liter (350) V8 Caprice police car in '96, Ford has pretty well had their way with the police car market in North America. They have done well and the latest Interceptor (Taurus) with AWD and the turbo 3.5 liter V6 is impressive...although many LEO's prefer the comfort of the old CV. Dodge has some neat police packages ....the Charger V8....is one that comes to mind. The Chevy Tahoe is another.
Lessmore 03/20/15 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Chief concept to be at Moab

I like them all...except that Renegade. However the retro Chief looks wonderful. It has the styling cues of the original Jeep Cherokee, which later was known as the Wagoneer. I'm not up on my Jeep history, so feel free to correct me. :B Takes me back. I remember a local church janitor having one when they first came out in the early '60's He had the OHC inline six, 3 on the tree. The last one I saw regularly, belonged to a neighbour. It had the 'wood' sides, with AT and the old AMC 360 V8. It was driven, till the body almost rusted off it's frame. These Jeep 'Suburban class' trucks were phenomenal in their day and must of been produced for close to 30 years. Wonder if there would be a sustainable demand for a retro look Cherokee...Chief nowadays ? I know other retros like the last T-Bird bit the dust ...but the VW retro Beetle still seems to sell. As an aside, I was surprised the last Ford T-Bird didn't sell. I thought Ford did a great styling job on this retro mobile.
Lessmore 03/20/15 04:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with Subaru Outback 3.6?

Thanks for the clarification on the 3.6 liter cooling issue RCMAN46. Les
Lessmore 03/19/15 07:48am Tow Vehicles
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