Hunting season in the upper Midwest passed quickly this year. Some diehards, however, just can’t put down their shotguns quite yet, so it’s back to the fields for some late-season pheasant. Count me among that group.
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I don’t know about you folks, but the cool, crisp air, scent of foliage turning and the months of September, October, November and December are my favorite months. It’s no secret that I’m a northern-Minnesota boy who doesn’t like the heat, so bring on the cool temps common to fall.
The days are getting shorter and the temps are getting cooler, which can only mean one thing: the season is upon is. You know what I’m talking about. It’s hunting season and many of you are ramping up.
It’s nearly November already, which means if you are an avid hunter like myself, you’ve already been out kicking the bush testing your skills.
Maintenance is one of those things you either do or don’t do. There isn’t a good way to fall “in between” on the maintenance spectrum, nor do your vehicles, equipment or toys like to be in a state of disrepair. Life is short, so why waste time due to improper maintenance?
The U.S. automotive market is changing and people are keeping their cars and trucks longer and longer. I am no stranger to this mentality – I just sold my 1998 pickup I had owned since new. Doing so opened the opportunity for my next long-term investment, a Ford F350 with the 6.7L diesel.
By now you’ve inevitably seen this term in turbo diesel enthusiast magazines. And if you own a Ford Powerstroke 6.0L diesel engine, then you likely have experienced it. Stiction… it’s a combination of two words. Static and Friction. What it really means is that there are two components touching each other and a specific force
Have you ever seen a turbodiesel pickup roll onto a dyno and put down 3,311 ft-lbs of torque? Yeah, right. Impossible. Au contraire, my friend. Shawn Baca did just that at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, which took place last month outside Indianapolis. How about an 8.63-second ¼-mile rip down the drag strip? No way!
Ever drive down the road in the middle of nowhere and run across the scent of French fries? Maybe it made you think some punk threw his garbage from his car into the ditch and the wind was just right to catch a whiff as you drove by.
If you love your diesel pickup as much as I love mine, then you know what it takes to make it look good, run good and sound good. It’s no task for the weary or lazy, however.