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RE: names

Gavin or Alexander...Alex are my favourites. When you say either of these names together, with your last name...they seem to sound good with your last name. How names sounds together, is important. I also agree that keep to a standard name, make sure that it can't be twisted into a name that can easily make fun of your child. As others said, some kids can be cruel. You want your child to like his name and be happy with it, as much as you can. We were going to go 'ethnic' when naming our son and we didn't. We're glad we didn't, in retrospect. Good luck and let us know what you finally decide.
Lessmore 05/02/16 10:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need a Replacement for GMC Safari

Seriously, go give the Transit a good look. I think you might be surprised. From what I understand the large Transit that comes to North America, is the RWD version. Good points for that. The regular engine I read is that the 3.5 liter non turbo. I test drove a new Explorer with this engine and found it frankly to be a bit of a slug. Other than that I really liked the new Explorer, just the standard non turbo 3.5 is short of beans. With the turbo V6, I would assume the opposite is the case for the Transit van...it should be a bit of a powerhouse. We had a '97 Astro, heavy duty suspension (not common option), G 80 Eaton locker, 3.42 gears, Michelin LTX M/S tires, 4300 V6 with Vortec heads. We towed our large Fleetwood folding (tent) trailer across the Rockies, through Western Canada, parts of the Western and Mid west USA, van full of luggage and family and we found the Astro to be a wonderful light tow vehicle. We don't have the Astro anymore, had it 10 years. It was a rugged, tough, RWD van. Of course that's based on just my experience. If I were looking at getting a new van, I would certainly look at the large Transit and the GM full size vans.
Lessmore 05/01/16 10:29am Tow Vehicles
Rescue dog dies from exhaustion rescuing people

Man's best friend. Rescue dog dies from exhaustion, rescuing people in Ecuador.
Lessmore 04/26/16 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: The Mountain Men are returning.

My favorite is Tom,who with his wife Nancy,live in northwestern Montana.He has amazing skills honed from a lifetime of living the way he wants.No matter what nature throws at him he always has a calm demeanor and a smile on his face. They have a beautiful property and the log house seems to be a guy's dream. Even his truck, an old, old 4WD, standard transmission Dodge is perfect in that snowy setting.
Lessmore 04/22/16 04:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Using 70s/80's MDT as camper+4x4 hauler?

One of our grain trucks on the old family farm was a '76 Ford F 700. We had the 5 speed (Clarke transmission I think) with 2 speed axle and the 370 cube , 2 barrel V8. I think it could probably handle the weight, but you might want to check the specs first. It was a hard riding truck, not much power with a heavy load of grain. Big too. Have you driven a MDT or HDT ? They take up a lot of road. We didn't have it on the highway much, just a short distance to the grain elevator from the farm. Should manage 60 mph, but probably not much passing performance. If memory serves me, I believe the gas engine lineup was essentially the Ford 385 V8, truck engine series, which then included the 370 cubic inch V8, 2 barrel or 4 barrel and 429 cube V8, 2 or 4 barrel. I'd go for the 429 if you could find one...more cubes, more punch. Not familiar with the diesel options back then. I'd also look at old farm trucks, as they generally have lower miles and less service time on them...if they were mostly confined to the farm, like ours. Our big Ford had a lift to empty the grain box. Also check length of frame, etc., to make sure you will have the length to get the stuff on that you want.
Lessmore 04/21/16 01:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy re-purchase question

I agree with travelnutz. Sounds fair and reasonable.
Lessmore 04/21/16 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a V-6 SUV?

Years ago, we used our '97 Chev Astro with the 4300 Vortec V6 and 3.42 axle ratio, to tow our Coleman (Fleetwood) Royale folding trailer. Our family is four people and we had all our camping stuff with us. It did a pretty good job. We towed through Western Canada...prairies, the Alberta foothills, NW Ontario and the US Midwest.
Lessmore 04/20/16 07:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ahh, the exhileration!

Even though we live in the Great White North we always drive our old Mustang, year around, with the roof down. :B Obviously you don't live in Winterpeg...my city in the Great White North. :D
Lessmore 04/15/16 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is this thing a joke, photoshop or real ?

I vaguely recall seeing one sometime in the murky past. Also used to see small Nissan trucks from the '70's or so that had diesel engines. They were painfully slow, but I understand the engine was quite durable.
Lessmore 04/11/16 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tires (again)?

Had two sets of Michelin LTX M/S tires. Great tires on the highway, never used them off road, so unsure about that application.
Lessmore 04/07/16 07:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: V10 Ecoboost back on the table at Ford!

GM did make a prototype V 16 with two small block Chevy V8's, think it was for a Cadillac show car. Also in the '60's GM made a highway tractor, gas V12. This engine was made by joining two of the old highly regarded GMC 305 cube V6's together. Also back in the '40's there were a couple of heavy or medium duty duty trucks, that were powered by two Ford fathead V8's. Don't believe this was a factory job, just an enterprising and resourceful hauler, who wanted more power.
Lessmore 04/01/16 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old truck day!

I like the International. Always been a fan of cornbinder trucks, since my farm days. We had an early '50's IH municipal dump truck, converted to a grain truck. It could take a licking and keep on ticking.
Lessmore 03/29/16 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Kudos to Kawasaki motorcycles...

Now that is a great story. Kudos X 2, to both the dealer and Kawasaki motorcycle company for donating that motorcycle to the young soldier. The Kawasaki corporation showed the right kind of corporate values, in this situation.
Lessmore 03/27/16 10:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Jeep Crew Chief Pick Up

I like this a lot, just the way it is in the video. Those 40 inch tires give it a good look and they sure give good ground clearance. I recall the old Kaiser Jeep trucks. Yep I'm that old. :B This truck sure has some nice old Kaiser Jeep, styling cues. Original ones ran the Willys (I believe) OHC inline, gas six and I think a nice engine in this would be a version of a Cummins 4B, the 4 banger used in a lot of city delivery trucks. Torquey, would be good for off road, etc. Might be short enough to squeeze in. Probably though the best deal would be the 3.6 as it comes and as the OP sez, a Hemi V8. I don't know how much room there is under the hood for a new hemi though, as this one off, is based on Wrangler architecture with a stretched frame. Someone has already put a hemi in a Wrangler so it should fit, check out you tub for one. Your quite probably correct. I'm not surprised. When I think of it, one of the most popular engine swaps in the Jeep Wrangler and it's forebears, over the years, has been the Chevy small block V8 and I think lately, the Chevy LS series V8. Dimensions probably aren't all that different between these V8's , so a Hemi probably would fit. But really for this kind of vehicle...that looks like it would proceed almost through or over any terrain, I think a 4 cylinder Cummins 4B diesel, would be most appealing to tradional off road types. All that low end grunt.
Lessmore 03/25/16 10:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Crew Chief Pick Up

I like this a lot, just the way it is in the video. Those 40 inch tires give it a good look and they sure give good ground clearance. I recall the old Kaiser Jeep trucks. Yep I'm that old. :B This truck sure has some nice old Kaiser Jeep, styling cues. Original ones ran the Willys (I believe) OHC inline, gas six and I think a nice engine in this would be a version of a Cummins 4B, the 4 banger used in a lot of city delivery trucks. Torquey, would be good for off road, etc. Might be short enough to squeeze in. Probably though the best deal would be the 3.6 as it comes and as the OP sez, a Hemi V8. I don't know how much room there is under the hood for a new hemi though, as this one off, is based on Wrangler architecture with a stretched frame.
Lessmore 03/24/16 10:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thanks to Cadbury for the help

Around 45 years ago I worked as a salesman for a small family owned, food manufacturing company. The owner, a older, grizzled...wise..man told me a few things about sales and doing business that I have never forgotten. One was, if your making and selling a particular food product, never change the recipe. The taste (recipe) is why people buy the product in the first place. If your costs go up to buy ingredients, increase in wages, etc.....then up the cost of the product...but up the cost...fairly. Customers understand a fair price increase, due to cost increases, but won't accept if they feel they are being ripped off...to use an old phrase. The cardinal rule...don't ...I repeat...don't...change the recipe to use cheaper ingredients....if you do, the taste will change and you'll lose your loyal customers. He also said, don't downsize the product to make more profit. Another bit of advice he gave me, you can't sell from an empty wagon. Have product available. He also said that it's hard to get a customer....but very easy to lose a customer.
Lessmore 03/23/16 04:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: You don't need a 3/4 ton truck to tow a trailer..

My old 69 Mercury Colonial Park station wagon was a beast. It had a high performance 428cu with a C6 automatic. The frame on that thing was massive. Had a long wheel base as well. Back then my FIL had a '66 Canadian market Meteor (Canadian big Mercury) with the 345 hp/428 FE and C6 automatic. It had lot's of punch at higher speeds. Great car.
Lessmore 03/20/16 08:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You don't need a 3/4 ton truck to tow a trailer..

I remember those days. I was a kid and my family towed trailers in the late '50's and '60's. My dad generally bought new cars every 2 years and we had 5 cars from '58 to '69' They ranged from a '58 Ford wagon (292 V8), '59 Chevy wagon (235 six), '61 Chevy Nomad wagon (283 V8), '64 Impala wagon (283), '66 Caprice 2 dr, HT (283 V8) and a '69 Impala 4 dr. HT (396 V8). They all seemed to tow well, little sway with the Equalizer hitch, heavy suspension, etc. We drove through the Rockies with the Chevy 235 inline six, no probelms that I recall. Also no air conditioning back then, worked fine.
Lessmore 03/20/16 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinions on the Nissan Juke?

Think it's shape is very odd. Polarizing...people either like it or don't like it's shape. If your wife likes it design, then that's an important factor in your family purchase. I would check to see if there are any issues with the Nissan Juke, by googling 'Nissan Juke problems'. I do this with any new item, I'm considering buying. Just checked out sump pumps, as we had to replace ours. You can get a wealth of information on different makes/models and I like to make informed decisions, before I buy anything.
Lessmore 03/20/16 10:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Motorcycle street boots

Lessmore, I have a good friend that races Vintage Pro, all across our country, Oregon, California, Florida, all the big flat tracks. He just turned 63 years young. He was racing as a Pro for Yamaha, and in his early 20s when I met him. Hope you all continue riding, I will, until I can't! Jerry Jerry, I know a guy up here, who still goes for long distance rides on his ancient Harley Electra Glide. He is close to 85, back in his day he did a lot of flat tracking, scrambling (motocross), some road racing and a lot of winning up here. I may continue riding. My son has asked me to come up with him when the road test trailers from BMW, Triumph, Yamaha and Ducati show up this spring out here. He has picked up an extra full face Snell approved helmet and maintains it will fit my noggin. Much better than my old Bell open face, Magnum...which is really showing it's age. I think I will join him. I would like to take some test runs on some new bikes from these makes. The newer Triumph Scrambler and BMW flat twins appeal to me and not just because they both have electric starters. :B Who knows what will develop.;) Les
Lessmore 03/18/16 10:45am Around the Campfire
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