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by Mule
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

The left-left-left-right-right-right thing is how I know everything's 10-15dB higher than my 7550. :P Not even sure what i'm at now. Taking my truck to the mountains this weekend, so i'll ahve it there to play with if I get some downtime. :lol: Back-to-back-to-back intros, then a level-1 (3-day clas...
by Mule
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Both analog and digital. Need to figure out appropriate roaming thresholds for it ... probably my biggest complaint right now. Left those either default or copy/pasta'd from my 7550. With the threshold as low as it is, it tends to pick inappropriate sites. Some audio tuning I need to do yet too, har...
by Mule
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

Mirror was still stuck to the windshield when I got back, and it made it all the way home. So far so good. Image
by Mule
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

I do my best to avoid anything fluorine-related. Shit's bad yo. When I was in the cylinder retest industry, our process/product didn't require devalving cylinders (unlike traditional hydro). We got a LOT of specialty stuff (read: real expensive stuff). One of the semiconductor plants in town had a b...
by Mule
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

Unless it's electronics grade isopropyl it will leave a residue. That could be part of the problem. Don't know, haven't tried flying things to glass aside from windows with glass adhesive. If the pad is big enough you could probably score with 3M VHB if this round doesn't work for you. All I get is...
by Mule
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

Yea, the last two were within temp spec. This one, there's not much I can do about it. Truck doesn't fit in my tiny-ass garage. Cleaned everything real good... scraped the old glue, clean with windex, clean several times with alcohol. Used the prep-pad to clean and prep the surface. The last two pop...
by Mule
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Re: Rearview Mirror glue

I've scraped the old stuff with a razor... both windshield- and button-sides are clean. Alcohol wipe both sides, let it dry. Then use the primer/prep wipe with the kit.

If this one fails, I may just take it to a windshield place. :doh:
by Mule
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Rearview Mirror glue
Replies: 19
Views: 314

Rearview Mirror glue

Okay, it's not rocket science, the instructions are written so a 4th grader could follow and understand it... dafuq am I doing wrong. :angry: Original mount busted off the windshield thanksgiving-ish. Held for years, no issues. Bought a tube of Permatex stuff... "metal buttons only", okay, that's wh...
by Mule
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Damn mule, you should do a radio 101 thread for beginners. Looks great, nice clean work as usual sir! Anything in particular? Might start a new thread if there's interest/worthwhile. Basically: Baofengs suck, FRS/GMRS is great for local/group comms; if you need more range than what they provide the...
by Mule
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Funny Picture Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 22621

Re: Funny Picture Thread

Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:13 am
There must be some Tree-Huggers among us... :poke:
Been known to happen. :roll:
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by Mule
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Mototrbo XPR5550e. Mobile flavor of the 7550 I've carried for a while. (Turns out you get real strong RSSI when you're 20 feet from the tower :lol: ) https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-w3jCzgM/0/f53d8830/L/i-w3jCzgM-L.jpg to a bunch of these all over the state. :lockedandloaded: https://photos.smug...
by Mule
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Sweet mother of $DEITY that HCH speaker is LOOOOUUUUUUUUUUD. :jawdrop: There's a "Volume Offset" option in the codeplug, defaulted that to +6 like my portable. I think -20 might be a more appropriate value. :o Even at the setting just above muted, it's still just a touch on the loud side. Halfway up...
by Mule
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

very nice.. what is that entertainment radio you got...?...modified bezel also? Replacement dash bezel to fit a DDIN headunit. Picked it up off ebay. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-JRFb32v/0/caed4f43/L/DSC00100_-L.jpg http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/DVD+Receivers/AVH-X5700B...
by Mule
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

Did a workshop on radio use at the snowmobile expo a few months ago. Fire alarm went off in the middle of it. :lol:
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by Mule
Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Like I really needed more lights on the dash...
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Like I really needed more lights on the dash...

:doh: :lol: Mototrbo XPR5550e. https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/XPR5550e/i-JDCWkbM/0/da880382/L/i-JDCWkbM-L.jpg Handheld control head went in about a month ago. Integrates speaker, mic, and keypad/display into one module. One cable to run between it and the RF deck - don't need cables everywhere. G...
by Mule
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Shell Rotella T6
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Shell Rotella T6

I run it in my dirt bike :lol: It doesn't have the detergents/friction modifiers that "normal" car engine oils have. Diesels don't need them. Moto has a wet clutch, friction modifiers will render the clutch inop in short order. But those friction modifiers may benefit gas motors. https://photos.smug...
by Mule
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 2891
Views: 249214

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

except the road's straight, and there's no snowmobile in the bed of the truck. 8-)

seriously need some snow out here. Mid-december and everything's brown. :angry:
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by Mule
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Custom Center Console

:lol: Yea they're handy little bastards that's for sure. Bought one (Makerbot X2) at work 5 or 6 years ago... sort of a "we kinda see the value in it, let's give it a shot" thing. That printer paid for itself in a couple months with the little shit we could model up in and hour and print off... asse...
by Mule
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Custom Center Console

My staple gun sucks. :evil: https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/PW-Console/i-Gc5MkG5/0/621df28c/L/IMG_20171202_134030873-L.jpg Turned out allright. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/PW-Console/i-8LZT7dh/0/fada10b7/L/IMG_20171202_143225562-L.jpg Everything fits, nice and tight, holes line up, no missed...
by Mule
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Custom Center Console

About half an hour in Solidworks and about two hours on the 3d printer... I have a nice inverter switch/LED plate. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-PhM2W2X/0/86d41930/L/IMG_20171128_172135843-L.jpg After looking at that and the space my USB charger would need on the <9"-wide face, I rewo...
by Mule
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: Custom Center Console

Ordered a 3-pack of boat/rv/sofa/game-table cupholder inserts . Measured out the width of the space the old cupholders left me, a little under 9" wide. Measured out the space I had behind the dash, and how much I needed to still access the under-bench-seat cubby. Buzzed out some MDF, laid out and kn...
by Mule
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Gadgets, Gizmos and Gear
Topic: Custom Center Console
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Custom Center Console

Sneak-peek in the PW Pic Thread last week. Closing in on completion of it, so ... here you go. Original cupholders were kinda-busted when I bought the pickup (used). Not a huge deal, they worked fine folded-down but didn't align or latch reliably folded-up. I never folded them up. (USB drive for the...
by Mule
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 2891
Views: 249214

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Why don't I have cupholders? I took them out. Something broke, and the tray would rattle. Super annoying. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-wFGVG67/0/79f98f75/L/IMG_20171124_212641890-L.jpg Made some noise and sawdust, dropped in the marine cupholders... https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/...
by Mule
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 2891
Views: 249214

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Quick trip up to a radio site, fix a node that can't get GPS/time lock. Not knowing road conditions to the tower, I was asked to go along because I drive a "monster truck". :lol: :winchmob: It was a non-issue getting up there. Packed snow/ice in the shade, but an otherwise easy drive. https://photos...
by Mule
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 2891
Views: 249214

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Been a "work on the truck and get it ready for winter" long-weekend. Old yaesu-vertex has been misbehaving for a while... quit passing audio from mic to RF deck. Still TX's but no audio gets transmitted, just carrier. Pulled it out... there was a lot more wiring in there than I remembered. :o https:...