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  3. New kind of "bird" at my feeder

    Yeah, but somewhere in Iowa there is an imaginary line where the ratio of road kill flips from possums towards coons. Their fur is pretty thin. Had one under the deck a few winters ago that would literally shiver as he scavenged bird seed. Missing a handful of toes, some bits of ear, and the end of his tail was black from frostbite. About 20 years ago, I plowed my first armadillo in southern Missouri with the car. Now it's about 50/50 on roadkill whether its a possum or a dillo. They made their way up from Texas I guess.
  4. New kind of "bird" at my feeder

    They have been hanging in there for the last couple decades in tropical Rochester area.
  5. Uggh, Lug nuts

    Too many variables. Impact strength, airflow setting and wear factors, air pressure variance, lubrication habits, and of course the operator. It's very easy to exceed what the stick is rated for. Not break the lugs next time tight, but maybe a free brake pulsation 2-3 months down the road after the rotor is distorted and runout turns into thickness variation. I always use a size smaller with the impact turned all the way down and frequently have less than a 1/8 of a turn left to go. I will even tailor how heavy I pull the trigger and ALWAYS follow up with a torque wrench. Left hand lugs was an old Mopar trick. Knowing about them does date you!
  6. Uggh, Lug nuts

    Had a 69 Dodge Charger that had left and right hand lug nuts. Was pretty much a Dodge/Chrysler thing
  7. Sunflower Hearts

    Broom and shovel then Shop Vac in the spring if it's real heavy. Or leaf blower to spread out on the yard to break down if lighter. The cardinals are preferring the white millet on the ground right now 3 to 1 where I live. The other feed I am using is sunflower and safflower.
  8. Feeding birds nuts

    I did that with some stale Christmas almonds, Blue jays found them and took all off them and deposited in the crotches of nearby tree branches. The nuts weren't out long, then they were gone.
  9. Uggh, Lug nuts

    You could use your breaker bar now and re-torque while you are at home.
  10. New Snow, Groomed Trails

    We launched at Normana and started on the NSST ,,, That wasnt groomed yet so turned around and hit the RR trail to Fish lake ,,, Met the groomer heading east ,,, Gave him some time to do more grooming and had nice smooth ribbon like trail for the trip back NSST was groomed when we got back to the trailer
  11. Uggh, Lug nuts

    I think that was fairly common at one time. I recall havinga car or two with left hand threads on one side and right hand on the other. I think the theory was something to do with the nuts not working themselves loose due to the wheel rotation (which seemed dubious to me when I heard it). Might have been a chrysler thing.
  12. Feeding birds nuts

    A Tucan? If you break them up I don't see a seed eater passing them by. Maybe bait for Late Season Squirrel.
  13. We could be riding the nsst

    Well you must be talking about my old-New Cat? Tore it down and found a finger tight head bolt and loose carb boot bolt! Someone at the Cat plant went to lunch a little early!! The cylinder is in the shop right now so it may be back on the lake fishing anyway yet this year? High speed trails. May be not?
  14. New Snow, Groomed Trails

    Following Monday's snow we hit the Reservoir Trail out of Twig Wed afternoon. Freshly groomed and what a sweet ride it was but too short More snow in the forecast. Ride When and What You Can. Going out Fri night.
  15. We could be riding the nsst

    "A little too fast for a sled not completely broke in yet any way" For what the new POO Axys or the 2003 Cat? Very low miles on an old sled is good but sitting idle for years is no good. Dirty carbs and or rust on the bearings was the Cats downfall.
  16. Snowmobilers and driveways

    Most riders are going to cross a driveway in the ROW as if it were any other crossing. Start putting up barricades or berms to impede crossing the the ROW and heads will butt. Point is you may have paved the driveway onto the ROW and feel some ownership but the law says you don't control it. I see it all the time where a landowner blocks of the ROW. The local club might contact you or Law Enforcement will to inform you to remove the barrier.
  17. Feeding birds nuts

    I have two huge bags of shelled pecans and walnuts from Xmas that won't be used anytime soon and was wondering if I can feed these to birds and what species of birds would eat them
  18. Sunflower Hearts

    Well, it’s been a few more days. Cardinals are eating it, but they don’t seem to prefer it. Must be a lower quality seed, perhaps? I’m only getting 1 or 2 cardinals now, as opposed to the 10 to 12 I was getting before. Also not getting the sunset feeding frenzy anymore. The redpolls love it though. Anyway, do you guys do anything to help prevent sunflower shell messes, or do anything to clean them up, or do you just deal with the mess?
  19. Uggh, Lug nuts

    I noticed lately most tire shops have and use torque wrenches instead of just relying on impacts like they used to. Probably a liability thing. Keep in mind a lot of shops employ high school kids part time which is good because they know everything at that age. I had a shop years back put on lugs so tight it ruined the rims and lug nuts. Breaker bar is also a handy tool as well as the BFH
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    Congrats huckfin!!! It was a crashfest! Now to the real racing.
  22. Uggh, Lug nuts

    It may be that they knew the folks up there needed a little extra help because they couldn't get the Righty tighty-Lefty loosey deal down. So, they had to make special trucks just for the Yukon Territory?
  23. Uggh, Lug nuts

    Couple things to keep in mind. Various wheels will require varying torque settings and it should be ON the wheel, or in the owners manual. If you are in a shop make a point of TELLING them what torque settings you want used on your tires/wheels. And of course big difference if you have steel or cast aluminum wheels. Years back, believe it or no, some Dodge trucks would tighten turning LEFT and then on the other side they would tighten turning RIGHT! You need not ask me how I know this but it all took place in the middle of the Yukon Territory.
  24. New kind of "bird" at my feeder

    So am I.
  25. Snowmobilers come check out the only strip club on the iron range !!

  26. Uggh, Lug nuts

    That's what I had to do to get the tire off. Not the type of thing you're likely to have handy when you get a flat away from home.
  27. Uggh, Lug nuts

    A trick my grandfather taught me was using a long tube. Usually a 2-4ft long peice of pipe. He never had an impact so this was as close as having one. Take a big socket wrench then slide the wrench in the pipe and the pipe acts as leverage and I have a peice of pipe hanging in my garage right now just for this reason and I have NEVER not been able to break something free with this method. A little tip I wanted to share.
  28. New kind of "bird" at my feeder

    those things are poorly equipped to deal with a MN winter.
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