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Toolman Talking about rocks! Picture of one!
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Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 13:18:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is one of the rocks on my place! Took the M-37 to the top of it today just for the heck of it. Been wanting to try for a long time. First Gear Low Range and it just crawed to the top. This is about haft of the rock sticking out of the ground. Don't have to drive far to have fun!! Mark H.


toolman    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
hey i don,t see any fence posts anywhere around there whats the matter , you lettin a few little rocks stoppin ya from fencin,lol.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:25:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here when they hit the rock they take feild fence and make a basket and fill it with the small ones to hold the fence line up. Mark H.


geo. h    Posted 10-15-2004 at 14:38:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thats a great picture but what comes to mind is that you had to clime or walk down and then do same thing to get back up,I'm tired thinking about it haha geo.h


George in TX    Posted 10-15-2004 at 15:00:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess he coulda' had somebody else take the pic but you got a point. That thing looks empty and I don't see anybody standing on top waving at the camera.

yup, makes me tired thinking about it too.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:12:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was the second time up on the rock and the second time climbing off it!! My battry was dead in the Camera the first time!! Mark H.


George in TX    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:16:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good grief! Two trips up and down that thing?!? You're in better shape than I'm in mah friend.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:26:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was resting up haft the day on the couch and got bored. Mark H.


ret    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:51:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gee Willy, you can really say you got a rock garden and mean it.
REt


George in TX    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:40:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark I think you might be braggin a bit but I sure ain't gonna call you on it. You just might be serious.

LOL


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 17:09:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was bored laying on the couch tring to come up with something to do today between bus runs. I need to get into another project this winter to stay more active. Mark H.


Darryl (Mo)    Posted 10-15-2004 at 13:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Impressive rock, there! That's a really nice part of the country you live in. I don't envy you all your fire problems, but if it starts to rain again someday, your area would be hard to beat. Be careful not to hurt that truck, now. You put too much work into it to let it roll off that pebble you parked it on.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, I still have places to explore on the 40 acres. Been here allmost 9 years and this is the first time I been on top of this rock. Course my daughter has been on every square inch of the place. I want to drive up the back side of the lake to on top of the bluff next but it has loose rock so I will have to find a trail first. Mark H.


Is that a granite rock?    Posted 10-15-2004 at 13:42:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looks like black & red granite. We have monsters like that in central Missouri. They make post hole digging a bit of a chore :^)

- Peanut


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:23:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it is part of the mountian of rock under the place. It pops up once in a while and is even under my house. Thr rock is about 19 ft under the surface around the house and in some of the feilds. Mark H.


big fred    Posted 10-15-2004 at 13:43:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm guessing basalt, but it ain't as black as the basalt we have out west.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 16:21:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That one is Granite but we also have a lot of basalt too on the back side of the lake. It breaks up into little pecies. These were dropped off when a glasier went thru a few life times ago. Mark H.


Clod    Posted 10-15-2004 at 18:11:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
That Willy must be part mountain goat.When I first came here he was climbing rocks. There are no rocks here to climb.But we get into the swamps and get muddy.This is great for unversal joint salesmen.


Willy-N    Posted 10-15-2004 at 18:15:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Swamps? Your place must be good for the Bearing Man! I don't like the mud to play in any more. I spent 8 hours digging my Chevy out once on the West Side of the Mountians. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 10-15-2004 at 18:26:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don,t worry so much about the ujoints it changing the axle fluid after i been in to deep, not too good when the water gets in there


Clod    Posted 10-15-2004 at 18:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
My boss brings fourwheelers in to the shop.Most need U joints.By the way ,There is a buggy that is bigger called a Mule.2510 I think. If you ever need to change axle outer bearings,The axle shaft splits at halfway under a rubber boot.Its 4 wheel independent suspension. I dont do much muddin because there are no computers out in the swamps. The rest all go to my bosses land in deer season to distroy their machines then send them here for repairs.But another pal does most of those. Hes kinda crazy but likes to work on the engines and gearboxes.That is why he's kinda crazy I think.


toolman    Posted 10-15-2004 at 18:44:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
most of them ujoints fail nowaday because when them come out new there ain,t any grease nipple on them, so you can,t grease them once they fail and you put another one on and it s got the nipple and if you keep it greased up good they should last a long time,


Clod    Posted 10-15-2004 at 19:22:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes.I agree Toolman .But back when I was drag racing .On the backroads mostly.I read that the U jiont undrilled for the grease fitting would break less often.


toolman    Posted 10-15-2004 at 19:30:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
maybe , i used to break them if i was spinning on dirt and hit pavement, i think if a ujoint was in good shape and wasn,t worn you would need alot of tork to snap one, i have seen drive shafts break and the ujoint was still good , anything is possibile though as we all know , when it comes to running the heck outa fast cars lol.


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