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  1. Meh, you can hardly see it, stand back and look at that beauty. Now imagine yourself driving down the boulevard in that bad boy knowing you have enough power under the hood to take a house off its foundation. That was the seller talking.
  2. Just remembered https://www.acehardware.com/departments/automotive-rv-and-marine/auto-tools-and-maintenance/stop-leak-compounds/8133431?x429=true&gclid=CjwKCAjwg6b0BRBMEiwANd1_SOIZEYBxQhrRWVgujCiIZCvqPDyYXf9sAHqSx9bbinUbQTsN0HEsixoCxZUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds It comes with a piece of fiberglass cloth that you obviously don't need, the epoxy is gas proof. It's a one shot deal, unless you separate the epoxy to mix small batches, so if you have other stuff to fix you can prep them to make more use of the kit.
  3. No point in it now that I can make cheap ammo. At about twenty to twenty five cents per round it'll be a fun unique magnum plinker. The brass & bullets were free.
  4. Here's two .338WinMag cases, the one on the right has been necked down for the Norma's .308 bullet diameter. The little 'bulge' where the bullet is pointing shows how much longer the Norma chamber is. When it's fired in the Norma the whole front of of the case starting with the big shoulder area will stretch forward just past where that little bulge is (about 1/8") then it'll be properly sized for the chamber, as long as I load it hot enough. Seems kinda nutty, but it's a fairly common thing done with many cartridges, it's called "fire forming". Every case is fire formed a little every time you shoot a 'normally' sized case since they're always a bit smaller than the chamber, this will just be a more extreme forming.
  5. Pound for pound, the Norma is WAY more expensive to shoot than the .50, but maybe still a bit cheaper per shot depending on what cartridge you shoot. There's lots of 'cheap' MilSurp .50, no cheap Norma stuff. From what I've read, what killed it is the .300 WinMag. When the Win came out they pushed it harder and got it out to the masses, Norma apparently didn't even try. They're quite similar in power, the Norma is said to have some advantages stemming from the case/chamber design, when used in a properly chambered gun. Apparently there's the Norma standard for how a chamber should be cut, specifically with a long throat to better handle hotter loads, and the run of the mill norm of having a fairly short throat. Mine has the longer throat, and it's strange. With most guns if you load a bullet too far out it'll jam into the rifling when you chamber it. With the Norma I can set a bullet so far out that it's barely hanging onto the case and it barely touches the rifling. Having that extra space allows you to seat the bullet farther out leaving space for more powder in the case and when fired it lets the bullet jump out easily minimizing the initial pressure spike from that hot load. The Norma can be loaded to velocities just shy of 4,000FPS without going outside of published loading guidelines. For comparison, a typical AR15 will give around 3,000FPS with a bullet that's well under half the weight.
  6. https://www.acehardware.com/departments/paint-and-supplies/tape-glues-and-adhesives/glues-and-epoxy/10840?store=11677&gclid=CjwKCAjwg6b0BRBMEiwANd1_SIhM1XoluKkeN1LxDxgiSW1pcpaKhwLzfUOViBDCaExqHZ1-uMa2hRoCzBAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  7. April 16, a truck would make a great 50th B-day present! $4,999 would be good place to stop, keep below that $5k fee window. I assume they only charge fees if you win and it's free to bid. -?
  8. The power stroke is more rattly/crackly, the Cummins sounds more like a big rig. Almost all HD trucks use a straight 6 engine. I heard a Jeep 4.0 with a turbo and open pipe once, it had a very similar sound, just without any diesel cackle. The other sound that always made me smile with the Cummins is when you shut it off and get a quick chirp from the accessory belt, newer ones don't do it. Actually, none of the newer diesels have any of the sounds that diesel used to have.
  9. But it plays into the value. If there's visible hail damage elsewhere anyone with half a brain is gonna look at the roof and if it's fucked up it'll drop the value.
  10. If I already had a Cummins Dodge and I didn't need something different I'd stay with it. Same goes for someone with a Ford 7.3. Unless you're seeking something that the other brand has it's usually best to stick with the beast you know rather than start all over. I've gotten to know the 7.3 pretty well and I'm comfortable with it. I fell in love with them in '95 when I worked at AT&T which had a brand new fleet of them, including my service truck. Part of that is a Ford love that probably has no relation to them actually being better than Dodge or Chevy. I think the only factory Ford with a Cummins is a few years of F-650, maybe 550, and if one popped up for less than stupid money I'd buy it. I'd be that retard that drives a medium duty truck everywhere just because it's cool as fuck.
  11. Depends on what year Cummins you compare it to, the specs for both engines changed a lot through the years. Then you enter the world of tuners and modifications and it all goes out the window since they can both be tweaked. I like Ford trucks and I like the Cummins, the only thing that could make my 7.3 Excursion better than it is would be a Cummins. Mostly because I like the sound of a straight 6 diesel more than the V-8. Which has a bigger turbo and 4" exhaust?
  12. They used a shitty ass camera, got interior photos of all but the driver's seat, and didn't take any of the roof. Maybe they're just stupid, but guessing they're doing their best to make it seem better than it is. If it was something that someone could put eyes on, or if it were closer I'd be chompin at the bit. Seems a bit odd that it's been auctioned a few times and they didn't accept the bids. I'll do a little investigating, I might have you bid on it or figure out how to bid myself.
  13. The following is assuming the truck runs well and doesn't have any big issues other than the hail, using my California pricing, AND I'm taking Covid out of the equation: I can't see the hail damage, I can't imagine it going for less than $6k. If the hail damage is as minimal as it seems to be from the photo my guess is $8k minimum street value. Right now should be a good time to buy from auctions, or even private party. Most of the auction buyers are dealers and I'm guessing they're not getting many sales so they're not buying much. Assuming the small independent dealers are even open, haven't paid attention. IF you're over it and it's still available I'd love a link to it.
  14. Yea, it became a big derailment. Hopefully we start making solo covers today, that'll become a new thread.
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