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N-secure    Posted 06-04-2018 at 13:04:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Gas prices are eating up my tax break! I'm glad I have a gas sipping 8n!

    steveVa    Posted 06-06-2018 at 09:46:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Based on inflation, a 30 cents per gallon of gas from 1950's should cost between $5.60 and $9.00 per gallon.

    Gaspump    Posted 06-05-2018 at 08:45:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Just filled my truck this morning. $2.74 a gallon. Odd, the thing wanted to refuse the gas, had to hold the nozzle and dribble the gas in, took 15 minutes. Is it telling me something?

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-05-2018 at 04:35:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's Bushs' fault. Wait, now the libs are blaming President Trump.


    Tim Daley(MI)

    John in Mich    Posted 06-05-2018 at 08:22:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It is Trump's fault if something is bad, Obama's credit if something is good. I'm getting the picture now, in color. It is not Black and White unless you are a lib. LOL

    Island Mike    Posted 06-04-2018 at 21:33:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Gas is around $1.50 per liter here. Bike took just over $20- to fill. The Feds have messed up the natural resource business, and our provincial government is completely out to lunch.

    On the mainland we fill up in Blaine WA, saves a bunch.

    Island Mike

    Larry TX    Posted 06-04-2018 at 18:39:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • And for that reason alone, regardless of what the price does, I've come to a major decision that my next truck will definitely be bought with a V8 gasoline engine and not a diesel (my present has the Cummins diesel as did the last one I owned, a '98 year model). Diesel fuel here has simply gotten completely out of hand for the monetary amounts in my pocketbook!

    John in Mich    Posted 06-04-2018 at 21:09:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Interesting conclusion. I got there in January. A man wanted my 2014 2500HD Silverado diesel. I could not sign the title over fast enough. I had to rent a car for a couple of days until I could complete the deal on the 2018 5.3l gasser.

    Larry TX    Posted 06-06-2018 at 09:42:53 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • John I recall in several messages posted you coming to Texas back in January. Sounds like you got a neat deal upon arriving. Another reason I decided not to buy any more diesel engine powered trucks was when a fellow tractor club member showed me his new Cummins powered Dodge last year and while going over the truck, he made me aware that every so many miles, he has to pour a can of some type of now Federally required additive to the fuel tank - that's BS in my opinion. If I can't pull up to a fuel pump and get everything I need out of one hose to get get me on down the road, I'll have to sell my vehicle and take a cab!

    gcintx    Posted 06-04-2018 at 19:51:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I’m with you. When my 05 Chevy diesel bites the dust, I really doubt I’ll buy another new diesel pickup. The fuel range and mileage is good, but the increased inital purchase price, operating cost from the mandated emissions equipment (example, D.E.F,) and increases service and maintenance cost outways the fuel economy. At least, for a occasional user like me, I pulled trailers for a living it would be different. Plus, most gassers are good for 300,000 + miles these days.

    BTW, are you the same Larry Tx on the Willys Jeep forums???

    Larry TX    Posted 06-06-2018 at 09:32:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Yes brother, that's me. I've been collecting and restoring flat fenders (and a few round fenders along the way) and old Chevy trucks since back in the mid 60's, owning well over three dozen or more jeeps over that period. I'm in Pearland and serve as the Pres. of the Bluebonnet Military Motor Pool (since '96 I think; www.bmmp.tx), and also the Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Club (www.bbatc.org).

    Which city/town (or nearby) are you in?

    gcintx    Posted 06-06-2018 at 17:59:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • We’re 60 miles north of Dallas, not far from the Red River.
    I grew up with Dads 46 CJ-2A, and have had ‘51 3A for about twenty years. She’s taken me up quite a few Colorado mountains, and other beautiful places in this great nation, made several good friends in the flat fender community. I’d post a pic, but I never replaced Photobucket, use the handle “gmcjr” on the Jeep sites.

    gcintx    Posted 06-07-2018 at 07:27:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • gcintx    Posted 06-07-2018 at 01:48:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Giving Flickr a try....

    Dean    Posted 06-04-2018 at 20:09:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Bingo.

    The feds are destroying the light diesel truck market.

    The are also working on the farm tractor market.

    Dean

    gcintx    Posted 06-04-2018 at 20:23:20 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • They effectively did.... Hell, go to any of the Big Three dealership’s service dept, and see how many bays have 3/4 and 1 ton diesel trucks in them with the cabs hanging in the air...

    Dean    Posted 06-04-2018 at 17:34:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Crude prices are falling rapidly now.

    Stay tuned.

    Dean

    John in Mich    Posted 06-04-2018 at 15:52:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Me too. My truck with the variable displacement (8 cyl or 4 cyl) gets about 19mpg all around. (The best it has gotten is just over 25 mpg.) When I put my slide in camper on, that drops. Add a 24 foot enclosed trailer and it really drops. To reduce my gas consumption, I bought a Chevy Spark. I use it for most of my putzing around errands unless I have to haul something (besides wife and me). It gets 38.6 all around and on a trip of 150 miles it got over 46 mpg. Your mileage may vary.

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