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by Cactus Red
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 272
Views: 57737

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

I'm at 20k + on the tires, and I expect to get to 30k before replacing them. At that point I would guess they will be under half tread depth. Tires went into service in Nov of 2015, so if they get me thru to this Nov, I'll be very pleased. Traction is still excellent, but they are starting to talk t...
by Cactus Red
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 272
Views: 57737

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

100,000 miles on the truck!
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by Cactus Red
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Dillon Aero Minigun Demo
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Dillon Aero Minigun Demo

...at the AZ Game nad Fish Expo at Ben Avery Shooting Range. With over a hundred exhibitors and lots of guns available to shoot, it's always a fun day. But, when Dillon shows up, that takes the cake. The gun was cool, and so was the Aussie sourced Toyota HiLux diesel it was mounted on. And Miss Dec ...
by Cactus Red
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 272
Views: 57737

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

My buddy Dustin drew a picture of Cactus Red for me. Done in water color pens, it's a way cool rendition of the truck.
by Cactus Red
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

Hey Mark! How's it been? Will you be at primm this weekend? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk All is well on the home front. Work has gone crazy - we're an all defense aerospace job shop, and the orders have started pouring in. That's a good thing, we give thanks to President Trump for that. I onl...
by Cactus Red
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

If you haven't seen a Trophy Truck without the fibreglass, here's agood look at the #41 truck when it was built.

(Note: Not my video - wish it was tho...)
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by Cactus Red
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: 2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!
Replies: 4
Views: 592

2017 Parker 425 YouTube videos are up!

Nuther great time at the 2017 Parker 425. Spec-tater'ed again this year out at North Well. Got some good video at three places. Turn up the volume and listen for the sounds of the trucks as they approach. The course was it's normal brutal self - over a 50% attrition rate. Times were down as well - t...
by Cactus Red
Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds & Want Ads
Topic: 2011 Custom AT Overland Equipment Chaser Trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: 2011 Custom AT Overland Equipment Chaser Trailer

Nice! Great equipment built by great guys, and offer excellent service to their products.They are here in Prescott, I know them all as a customer and friends. This is a solid value. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by une...
by Cactus Red
Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Strangest thing yet...

They won't guarantee the work without it. I guess it's common to crack the plastic lines.

Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Strangest thing yet...

I did OK chasing the rally cars, kept the closing car in sight, even after 11.5 miles. I know the volunteers got a kick out of seeing a FS truck at 65 to 70 MPH. I do have the advantage of knowing the roads very well tho.
by Cactus Red
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Strangest thing yet...

Holy crap. Tank alone is $749.00, pump is $333.00, and they guestimated 4 hours labor. I'll submit it to the insurance co. and see how it goes. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay acc...
by Cactus Red
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Strangest thing yet...
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Strangest thing yet...

Spent Friday evening and today running sweep at the Prescott Rally. Sometime this morning, a piece of steel was kicked up off the course by the left front tire. It punctured the fuel tank about 3" above the skid. It wasn't a stream, just a fast drip. I carry Permatex Fuel Tank epoxy in my kit, somet...
by Cactus Red
Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Cactus Red's Build - 2009 Power Wagon
Replies: 272
Views: 57737

Re: The Cactus Red mod thread.

Almost exactly 5 years ago, two DieHard Platinum batteries were put in the truck. Today I noticed the windows were sluggish, and after isolating the rear battery, found they were at 12.32 (front G65) and 12.30 (rear G31) volts after sitting all weekend. Those batteries are no longer available at Sea...
by Cactus Red
Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Hey Guys
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Hey Guys

I've already let the other mods/admins know that I'm no longer able to spend the time required as a moderator, and that my visits to the forum will be far fewer. I don't participate in any other type of social media, and have lost the fire as it were for forum's in general. It's been a pleasure to s...
by Cactus Red
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Black bears & my best friend
Replies: 47
Views: 3481

Re: Black bears & my best friend

Damn...

Both of you are lucky to be alive.

Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Diesel PW Build Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 75221

Re: Diesel PW Build Thread

I had the 35W HID LF's early on in Cactus Red's build. Very, very bright, but on the RED Inc. light bar were prone to severe vibration when used off road on heavy washboard roads. The all plastic mount is very high to the attachment point. Never was able to solve that. The additional lens covers wer...
by Cactus Red
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Diff protection covers or slider
Replies: 20
Views: 2579

Re: Diff protection covers or slider

The Spyder cover does fine on the front. Takes a good whack, and more importantly, keeps you from peeling open the lip when backing off stuff when you hang the diff. The billet covers from DT ProFab are welded and then machined absolutely flat. No leaks on mine. Socialism: A stage of society in Marx...
by Cactus Red
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Need signal when engine is on to drive a relay
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Need signal when engine is on to drive a relay

On an '09, the Cig Lighter plug is on when the key is on. The AUX power plug is on all the time.
by Cactus Red
Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

This is my kit. All three pulley's are 20K rated, the shackles are (5) 3/4" and (3) 7/8", all rated at 6.5T. Don't over think it - these have done multiple double line pulls, dozens of single line pulls, and many redirected pulls. The snatch blocks are: Smitty Built 20K, ARB 9000 20K, Warn 88899 20K...
by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

So, the load on each line is no more than the rating of the winch pulling in the cable, but the load at the moving hook is higher. In our case, the pulley is fixed to a tree or PulPal. The moving load is the truck itself with only one point fixed as it were. Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist ...
by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

Again, the load can't exceed the rating of the winch at any attachment point. The physics are straight forward. You do get a theoretical 30K of load, but it"s split between two points, the pulley and the anchor point. That's just the way it works. Here's some mathematics that show it better than I c...
by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Snatch/yarding block differences?
Replies: 23
Views: 2955

Re: Snatch/yarding block differences?

I've been using 20K pulleys for years. That's a very decent safety factor for a 15K winch. No point on a pull will exceed the capacity of the winch if rigged properly, and 20K exceeds the strength of the cable in any respect.
by Cactus Red
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: New old source for synthetic rope and gear.
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: New old source for synthetic rope and gear.

Fast shipping, great service. Got the rope installed in 10 minutes. I'll salvage the old rope as an extension.

Socialism: A stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.
by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: New old source for synthetic rope and gear.
Replies: 2
Views: 853

New old source for synthetic rope and gear.

My 7/16" Viking Offroad synthetic rope is now seven years old. Bought it in July of '09 from Thor and Jon via Winchline.com. Also bought a lot of my recovery gear from them as well - extensions, snatch blocks, gear bags, etc, etc. So, when I decided to replace my rope, they were at the top of my lis...
by Cactus Red
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: 09 locker bypass
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: 09 locker bypass

It's easy to install now too - http://forum.powerwagonregistry.org/vie ... f=2&t=3953

PM me, and we'll get the mailing figured out.