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Some developments on the fuel system upgrade for the LLY.
This was on a brief backorder but arrived yesterday.
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62 gallon fuel tank should get serious range compared to the OEM 26 gallon.
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I purchased the duel lift pump deluxe kit, a custom PCM tune, lift pump PSI gauge and the Edge Insight from Kennedy diesel. I just have to figure out when to pull out the PCM and send it out to him.
Thanks to all who chimed in advise my way. I appreciate it!
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On the gate project.
The gate install went fairly smooth with minor issues based on uneven pour. I hate to sound negative but I seldom get the desired results when other folks are involved. Because I don't build walls, the gate threshold and track pad was poured by the crew who built the new wall. The gate rolls fine with some +/- 1/2" deviations (up/down) throughout the travel distance. The 2" pinch roller angle iron has ample room to absorb the deviation. I just perfer a smooth glass like roll myself. The operator stalled in El Paso but according to the pro number it should arrive today. I plan on installing it next week. Also waiting for the Knox fire box to arrive from Komifornia, and the Knox key switch to arrive from Phx.

So the process to procure a Key switch or Knox pad lock involves the fire department jurisdiction where the property is located. Once you order a security item from Knox.com, they require the address, fire jurisdiction and they send a request to the Fire Department in question. In turn the FD either denies or approves the request. This can take weeks since many construction request are forwarded requiring the FD to confirm the address in question. Some FD utalize Knox and some utilize Supra. I made a quick call to Tucson Fire prevention division and talked to an old friend in charge of this. I was approved within 2 minutes of him receiving the request from Knox. Finally I got something for giving TFD a good portion of my life. :ROFLMAO: The saying "who you know" is alive and well....
The gate will also get a top addition of 15". The customer specified a hight at the time of the site survey. I sudjested going higher but my gut feeling told me not to push the issue since he seemed set on the hight. Once the gate was installed he realized it would look better higher. I sold him on buying the material and I would add the "crown" at no additional cost. He has a fair amount of money invested thus far and I felt it right to give a little. I'll be able to fabricate the top rail in the shop and field weld it on the gate as one piece. I will also add the same type of heavy mesh used on the Union lattice job.

I held back on building the nesting bracket based on the original site survey mainly because of the uneasy feeling I had based on the new wall not quite aligning with the original wall. This proved to be a good idea since the bracket required a longer stand off from the 2" I like to maintain.

This bracket has a 5-1/16" star-off.
Corner welds not only provide a nice 90º inside corner but provide a nice weld joint.
A hot pass with small "e" manipulation of the weld puddle keeping it within the edges.
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A pass with the 2" wire wheel and she shines.
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The star off was cut 1/2" short allowing for the 1/4" plates.
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A torpedo level was used to match the jig table ensuring squareness. The same method used when building columns previously shared. The "ramps" were bent on the Iron worker and will guide the gate into a full nest. The opening was made 1/16 wider than the gate frame. This will hopefully allow me to set the obstruction sensitivity adjustment to a minimum. The lower anchor tab you see might require cutting an re-welding in the field but we'll see. A 5" cutt-off wheel will make short work of it if I do have to modify the angle to match any screw of the new wall.
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Looks like a great upgrade. How many banks are you going to have to hit everytime you fill up?:ROFLMAO:
Thanks! yeah with the current cost of fuel, I might have to mortgage the house.
I provided John Kennedy a list of all modifications to the rig including this fuel tank. I'm hoping he can make the necessary programming to keep the fuel gauge and associated distance to empty (DTE) somewhat close to my OEM setup.
The Sierra has the steering wheel buttons that calculate fuel used, MPG, DTE etc. I also provided the tire size to keep things close.
 

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Thanks! yeah with the current cost of fuel, I might have to mortgage the house.
I provided John Kennedy a list of all modifications to the rig including this fuel tank. I'm hoping he can make the necessary programming to keep the fuel gauge and associated distance to empty (DTE) somewhat close to my OEM setup.
The Sierra has the steering wheel buttons that calculate fuel used, MPG, DTE etc. I also provided the tire size to keep things close.
Hello All (y)
Now we know of at least several things that Mr. Firestopper is going to see another shortage of.
After that awesome oversized fuel tank install there will not be much room left for the twin pumps, and filter.
After filling that tank the wallet will show a huge deficit. :D
One positive his wallet will not be as heavy for him to carry. ( easier on the knees)

We definitely need pictures of your pump install, to showcase your trickery in mounting all that in such a limited space.

Don't know what John is saying about pump inlet compared to bottom of tank. When I fabricated mine I was able to get the pump inlets right about the bottom of the tank, and the pumps still above the bottom of the frame rail.

You da man.
Waiting for pictures and updates
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Hello All (y)
Now we know of at least several things that Mr. Firestopper is going to see another shortage of.
After that awesome oversized fuel tank install there will not be much room left for the twin pumps, and filter.
After filling that tank the wallet will show a huge deficit. :D
One positive his wallet will not be as heavy for him to carry. ( easier on the knees)

We definitely need pictures of your pump install, to showcase your trickery in mounting all that in such a limited space.

Don't know what John is saying about pump inlet compared to bottom of tank. When I fabricated mine I was able to get the pump inlets right about the bottom of the tank, and the pumps still above the bottom of the frame rail.

You da man.
Waiting for pictures and updates
Till L8R Brethren
So your right on most all accounts 🤣. I will not be adding any fuel filters since I’m already running a Baldwin pre OEM mounted in the engine compartment where a second alternator option is. I really like that setup. Easy to get to and service. I added that when the rig was new after all the injector problems the LLY’s predecessor (LB7) had.
I installed over ten on friends and customers trucks.
I also installed the Fumoto quick drain valve with short nipple on the same rigs. Lubrication specialist used to sell these items but since stopped. I’m not a fan of filters under the rig. I’m also considering fabricating a custom skid plate for the new fuel tank.
My wallet is already lite🤔with property taxes up 56% since 2014. Pima County is out of control with extortion of middle class neighborhoods only
to reallocate free goods to those who refuse to work.
Arizona is a RINO state make no mistake.
anyway, I’ll just keep on working to maintain what I have then look elsewhere to call home. Maybe when I’m out “over landing” I’ll find a conservative friendly home.😎
 

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So your right on most all accounts 🤣. I will not be adding any fuel filters since I’m already running a Baldwin pre OEM mounted in the engine compartment where a second alternator option is. I really like that setup. Easy to get to and service. I added that when the rig was new after all the injector problems the LLY’s predecessor (LB7) had.
I installed over ten on friends and customers trucks.
I also installed the Fumoto quick drain valve with short nipple on the same rigs. Lubrication specialist used to sell these items but since stopped. I’m not a fan of filters under the rig. I’m also considering fabricating a custom skid plate for the new fuel tank.
My wallet is already lite🤔with property taxes up 56% since 2014. Pima County is out of control with extortion of middle class neighborhoods only
to reallocate free goods to those who refuse to work.
Arizona is a RINO state make no mistake.
anyway, I’ll just keep on working to maintain what I have then look elsewhere to call home. Maybe when I’m out “over landing” I’ll find a conservative friendly home.😎
Yes sir. Property taxes, vehicle insurance, homeowners insurance, all hit at the same time.

I did install a Donaldson filter in front of the twin pumps, the bottom of it is flush with bottom of frame, however I did fab a removeable cover plate over the pumps and skid plate for the filter for service work, and protection from road debris.

Everyone enjoy family time this Thanksgiving holiday. Let us never forget to return the praise to whom we are gratefull.

L8R Brothers :D (y)
 
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Knocked out the top addition to the gate this morning.
These strong hand magnets really help squaring thing up. I believe they have an 80lb. grip.
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Yes sir. Property taxes, vehicle insurance, homeowners insurance, all hit at the same time.

I did install a Donaldson filter in front of the twin pumps, the bottom of it is flush with bottom of frame, however I did fab a removeable cover plate over the pumps and skid plate for the filter for service work, and protection from road debris.

Everyone enjoy family time this Thanksgiving holiday. Let us never forget to return the praise to whom we are gratefull.

L8R Brothers :D (y)
When you have time and feel like crawling under your rig, share some photos of your setup.
You have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well brother.
 

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When you have time and feel like crawling under your rig, share some photos of your setup.
You have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well brother.
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Picked up the pallet of goods at the freight hub Tuesday late afternoon. I wanted to take full inventory and check for any damage since the goods would sit for a few days with Thanksgiving and all.
Everything looks to be there and no damage items were found.

Heres a shot of there Viking L-2NX operator. Some really neat features like the 24VDC motor is equipped with a built in heater for closer climates as well as the encoder seen at the top of the of the motor. Another convenient option is the lower power supply that converts 110VAC to 24VDC. This power supply fits into a slide and can be removed and used closer to 110VAC eliminating the need to make a long 110 power run to the operator. Instead one can run a pair of low voltage wires to the operator. The power supply also offers a 2 amp receptacle for things such as a light.
The operator comes in at 119 lb. and can be mounted on a pad or post mount options. I'm gonna prewire as much peripheries in the shop prior to field installation saving a little time.
More on this a bit later.
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I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and shared their table with loves ones.
For us we shred the special day with my mother whom made the 60 mile drive from Casa Grande Az, and my nephew and his family whom made there trip down from LV Nevada.

Some sad new to share. My long time friend and best man at my wedding past away after battling early onset Alzheimer's. He was 59. We forged a friendship during HS when we started a muscle car club. Robert L Murray was so talented with his hands, he mentored me in many areas and I'm forever grateful. He was a professional security system installation specialist specializing high profile sensitive installations in DEA evidence rooms, DPS evidence rooms and countless currency hubs throughout SW Arizona. He worked on all things from home remodel to building RC aircraft from scratch. He also has an impressive cabinet/wood working shop. About six to seven years ago he began showing signs of the dreadful disease that robs so many of their minds. He eventually became a shell of what he once was. I tried to visit him once a month taking him out to eat lunch but with this stupid virus, I wasn't comfortable exposing him since he no longer understood the risks of lack of hygiene cautions. Unfortunately I learned of his passing while reading a post by his daughter on Instagram. He passed November 17. Its not about me, but I'm left without words on how I could not be kept in the loop. My wife and I would have made ourselves completely available to his wife, daughter and son. Everyone grieves differently but to discover such a personal loss a week after and reading about it on social media, proves I don't belong in this modern world.
He was my best man and I was his when we married our lifelong partners. We hunted, fished, and helped each other over the past 45 years, we had a love like only two brother could share. We were born the same month and day one year apart. I don't know how to reach out to his wife or what to say. My heart feels heavy as I'm lost by not having the opportunity to console his family. His wife and I met in 5th grade elementary class and I thought we had a special bond but again everyone grieves differently. I could use some advise from the wiser brothers I've grown fond of here on DP.
Live life to the fullest my brothers...

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Picked up the pallet of goods at the freight hub Tuesday late afternoon. I wanted to take full inventory and check for any damage since the goods would sit for a few days with Thanksgiving and all.
Everything looks to be there and no damage items were found.

Heres a shot of there Viking L-2NX operator. Some really neat features like the 24VDC motor is equipped with a built in heater for closer climates as well as the encoder seen at the top of the of the motor. Another convenient option is the lower power supply that converts 110VAC to 24VDC. This power supply fits into a slide and can be removed and used closer to 110VAC eliminating the need to make a long 110 power run to the operator. Instead one can run a pair of low voltage wires to the operator. The power supply also offers a 2 amp receptacle for things such as a light.
The operator comes in at 119 lb. and can be mounted on a pad or post mount options. I'm gonna prewire as much peripheries in the shop prior to field installation saving a little time.
More on this a bit later.
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I hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and shared their table with loves ones.
For us we shred the special day with my mother whom made the 60 mile drive from Casa Grande Az, and my nephew and his family whom made there trip down from LV Nevada.

Some sad new to share. My long time friend and best man at my wedding past away after battling early onset Alzheimer's. He was 59. We forged a friendship during HS when we started a muscle car club. Robert L Murray was so talented with his hands, he mentored me in many areas and I'm forever grateful. He was a professional security system installation specialist specializing high profile sensitive installations in DEA evidence rooms, DPS evidence rooms and countless currency hubs throughout SW Arizona. He worked on all things from home remodel to building RC aircraft from scratch. He also has an impressive cabinet/wood working shop. About six to seven years ago he began showing signs of the dreadful disease that robs so many of their minds. He eventually became a shell of what he once was. I tried to visit him once a month taking him out to eat lunch but with this stupid virus, I wasn't comfortable exposing him since he no longer understood the risks of lack hygiene cautions. Unfortunately I learned of his passing while reading a post by his daughter on Instagram. He passed November 17. Its not about me, but I'm left without words on how I could not be kept in the loop. My wife and I would have made ourselves completely available to his wife, daughter and son. Everyone grieves differently but to discover such a personal loss a week after and reading about it on social media, proves I don't belong in this modern world.
He was my best man and I was his when we married our lifelong partners. We hunted, fished, and helped each other over the past 45 years, we had a love like only two brother could share. We were born the same month and day one year apart. I don't know how to reach out to his wife or what to say. My heart feels heavy as I'm lost by not having the opportunity to console his family. His wife and I met in 5th grade elementary class and I thought we had a special bond but again everyone grieves differently. I could use some advise from the wiser brothers I've grown fond of here on DP.
Live life to the fullest my brothers...

R.I.P.
Robert L Murray
6/19/62-11/17/21
My condolences on your personal loss.

Some withdraw after a loss while others seem to reach out.
For those who withdraw, all you can do is reach out at various times, offer the best support you can, and be there for them.
When they decide they can use the help they will reach back out.

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Some sad new to share. My long time friend and best man at my wedding past away after battling early onset Alzheimer's. He was 59. We forged a friendship during HS when we started a muscle car club. Robert L Murray was so talented with his hands, he mentored me in many areas and I'm forever grateful. He was a professional security system installation specialist specializing high profile sensitive installations in DEA evidence rooms, DPS evidence rooms and countless currency hubs throughout SW Arizona. He worked on all things from home remodel to building RC aircraft from scratch. He also has an impressive cabinet/wood working shop. About six to seven years ago he began showing signs of the dreadful disease that robs so many of their minds. He eventually became a shell of what he once was. I tried to visit him once a month taking him out to eat lunch but with this stupid virus, I wasn't comfortable exposing him since he no longer understood the risks of lack hygiene cautions. Unfortunately I learned of his passing while reading a post by his daughter on Instagram. He passed November 17. Its not about me, but I'm left without words on how I could not be kept in the loop. My wife and I would have made ourselves completely available to his wife, daughter and son. Everyone grieves differently but to discover such a personal loss a week after and reading about it on social media, proves I don't belong in this modern world.
He was my best man and I was his when we married our lifelong partners. We hunted, fished, and helped each other over the past 45 years, we had a love like only two brother could share. We were born the same month and day one year apart. I don't know how to reach out to his wife or what to say. My heart feels heavy as I'm lost by not having the opportunity to console his family. His wife and I met in 5th grade elementary class and I thought we had a special bond but again everyone grieves differently. I could use some advise from the wiser brothers I've grown fond of here on DP.
Live life to the fullest my brothers...

R.I.P.
Robert L Murray
6/19/62-11/17/21
Yep, sorry for your loss as well. Per usual, I'll share and maybe it'll help.

That oldest dearest friend of mine whose brother just died... I didn't offer to go see him in SoCal or his late brother in MI. Didn't send anything. Text him I was sorry for his loss and talked with him on the phone after a few days. I knew his brother, but hadn't seen him in over 20 years. I do see the old friend often. When the old friend had a heart attack a few years back I didn't go see him in the hospital. Again, he lives in SoCal just 5 hours away. When the wife's good friend died of a stroke after losing her mind from it for about a year, neither of us went to see her. That was locally. Same with another whose husband died from dementia. Same with my other 2nd oldest friend when his parents died. That was back in MI.

We are the same folks that had fun with, bonded with, hung out with, lives were better knowing all these people. We send condolences but avoid face to face if we can when people are hurting. Why? Because it sucks. Because when my dad died when I was just 18 lots of people I thought that would come did not. Even my grandma (Mom's mom) who my dad and I both loved beyond belief. And it took me awhile to get over it. I thought they were heartless. Can't even be there... Yea, that took some time. But when that 2nd oldest friend explained to me why he did not come...

He said he loves me and thought the world of my dad, but "I am sorry. Funerals are so GD depressing.... grieving is unbearable and I don't want to share that with anybody. It's not that I didn't care or didn't feel. It's that I can't handle it as is, let alone in front of others."

And given I was such a wreck when Dad died, medicated and throwing up constantly, I can't say he's wrong. We all know we are all gonna die someday. It sucks to think of for most and really sucks for some to deal with. I really don't question it anymore because I know the reasons we avoid sharing that moment. To us, it only makes it worse. YMMV as well as others. Don't judge them for not letting you be there or not being there for you and such. Everybody deals with the inevitable in their own way. And it need not mean anything more than that.

At my dad's funeral family members that never cared about him showed up. Mostly to get closer to God as they were old. I chased every one of them out of the funeral because Dad never spoke positive about them and I said you're not gonna use my dad's suicide as a platform for you to get closer to God while never giving two poops about him when he was alive.

Point being, not everything is as we think it is. Especially how people react to death. I would not sweat it. Your dear friend is your memories. Just like he was when he was alive, but not his old self. You don't need others to have that and you will always have that. And never forget that if they also lost someone, they may not be thinking the most rational. Which is all part of dealing with great loss. If they loved you before, they still do.

Lastly, wife and I, while in Hawaii, went to see an old friend. Only to discover he was losing his mind from heart disease. Organs begin shutting down when the heart is not at 100%. His mind was one of them. He didn't even know us anymore and we were very close the previous 6 visits over the decades to the Islands. Wife and I cried like little babies the entire "vacation". It was heart breaking. I truly hated every minute of it. And when we left the trip with ideas of all we were gonna do as in keeping in touch with his caregiver, we realized how bad it was for our own frame of mind to continue focusing on that which sucked. So I told the wife we grieved. That time has passed. Let it rest. He lives on in our memories as he always did. I'm sure many others saw our pulling away differently.

I hope my perspective helps.

Edit: ^^^^ To add, I just read your post and my reply to it to the wife. Not a dry eye in the house. If we were heartless (as I'm sure so many may think) that would not be the case.
 

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Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately the good friends are really hard to come by. Don' t know what else can be said that the others have not already said. Seems really sad to me that even some of Dads family can hold a grudge from years ago, and not even let him know when relation has passed. we found out by obituaries after the fact. I have had cousins pass with no word from others.

After closing up the shop end of 2018 friends that came in and visited Dad on a daily or weekly basis have not even called him on the phone to visit, let alone take a few minutes to come visit him at home. Amazing how so many are only so called friends when there is something for them to benefit from. We have known those .

I guess if I can lay my head down at night and feel good about what I have done that day, or what has been achieved that day that was a positive, I can live with myself and not have to look back, or concern myself. When Murphy has been on my shoulders , I try to learn from the negative then drive on. Some times life just plain sucks. Nobody has ever said it would be easy, or fair, and we should all recognize that by now. None of us can control what a few of the others do and or say, and it is not our place or job to judge them or try to correct them( regardless how much they need a large case of ass whoop). Believe me I have a hard time with this one. Getting easier with age.

Do not if anything said has helped, as we all know time helps to heal, your friend has not left you , he is still in your memories and heart.
Tough times don't last tough people do!:)(y)

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My condolences on your personal loss.

Some withdraw after a loss while others seem to reach out.
For those who withdraw, all you can do is reach out at various times, offer the best support you can, and be there for them.
When they decide they can use the help they will reach back out.

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Thanks for the wise prospective, I was planning on calling Monday or even stopping in on Char. She never hesitated in the past to reach out to ask my advise or opinion with Roberts condition. Many times she called to cry and vent. This is why I was taken back by them not advising me of my brothers passing. I get it though, we are all different when dealing with the loss of a loved one. I appreciate your guidance.
Thank you.
Yep, sorry for your loss as well. Per usual, I'll share and maybe it'll help.

That oldest dearest friend of mine whose brother just died... I didn't offer to go see him in SoCal or his late brother in MI. Didn't send anything. Text him I was sorry for his loss and talked with him on the phone after a few days. I knew his brother, but hadn't seen him in over 20 years. I do see the old friend often. When the old friend had a heart attack a few years back I didn't go see him in the hospital. Again, he lives in SoCal just 5 hours away. When the wife's good friend died of a stroke after losing her mind from it for about a year, neither of us went to see her. That was locally. Same with another whose husband died from dementia. Same with my other 2nd oldest friend when his parents died. That was back in MI.

We are the same folks that had fun with, bonded with, hung out with, lives were better knowing all these people. We send condolences but avoid face to face if we can when people are hurting. Why? Because it sucks. Because when my dad died when I was just 18 lots of people I thought that would come did not. Even my grandma (Mom's mom) who my dad and I both loved beyond belief. And it took me awhile to get over it. I thought they were heartless. Can't even be there... Yea, that took some time. But when that 2nd oldest friend explained to me why he did not come...

He said he loves me and thought the world of my dad, but "I am sorry. Funerals are so GD depressing.... grieving is unbearable and I don't want to share that with anybody. It's not that I didn't care or didn't feel. It's that I can't handle it as is, let alone in front of others."

And given I was such a wreck when Dad died, medicated and throwing up constantly, I can't say he's wrong. We all know we are all gonna die someday. It sucks to think of for most and really sucks for some to deal with. I really don't question it anymore because I know the reasons we avoid sharing that moment. To us, it only makes it worse. YMMV as well as others. Don't judge them for not letting you be there or not being there for you and such. Everybody deals with the inevitable in their own way. And it need not mean anything more than that.

At my dad's funeral family members that never cared about him showed up. Mostly to get closer to God as they were old. I chased every one of them out of the funeral because Dad never spoke positive about them and I said you're not gonna use my dad's suicide as a platform for you to get closer to God while never giving two poops about him when he was alive.

Point being, not everything is as we think it is. Especially how people react to death. I would not sweat it. Your dear friend is your memories. Just like he was when he was alive, but not his old self. You don't need others to have that and you will always have that. And never forget that if they also lost someone, they may not be thinking the most rational. Which is all part of dealing with great loss. If they loved you before, they still do.

Lastly, wife and I, while in Hawaii, went to see an old friend. Only to discover he was losing his mind from heart disease. Organs begin shutting down when the heart is not at 100%. His mind was one of them. He didn't even know us anymore and we were very close the previous 6 visits over the decades to the Islands. Wife and I cried like little babies the entire "vacation". It was heart breaking. I truly hated every minute of it. And when we left the trip with ideas of all we were gonna do as in keeping in touch with his caregiver, we realized how bad it was for our own frame of mind to continue focusing on that which sucked. So I told the wife we grieved. That time has passed. Let it rest. He lives on in our memories as he always did. I'm sure many others saw our pulling away differently.

I hope my perspective helps.

Edit: ^^^^ To add, I just read your post and my reply to it to the wife. Not a dry eye in the house. If we were heartless (as I'm sure so many may think) that would not be the case.
Thank you for sharing your personal experience. It does help me understand better the different reactions expressed by loved ones at the time of a significant loss. I have a slightly different outlook for sure.
No one can say you don't have a heart of care about someone in pain.
Thanks for your advise as well, it means a lot.
Lil Brother Paco
Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately the good friends are really hard to come by. Don' t know what else can be said that the others have not already said. Seems really sad to me that even some of Dads family can hold a grudge from years ago, and not even let him know when relation has passed. we found out by obituaries after the fact. I have had cousins pass with no word from others.

After closing up the shop end of 2018 friends that came in and visited Dad on a daily or weekly basis have not even called him on the phone to visit, let alone take a few minutes to come visit him at home. Amazing how so many are only so called friends when there is something for them to benefit from. We have known those .

I guess if I can lay my head down at night and feel good about what I have done that day, or what has been achieved that day that was a positive, I can live with myself and not have to look back, or concern myself. When Murphy has been on my shoulders , I try to learn from the negative then drive on. Some times life just plain sucks. Nobody has ever said it would be easy, or fair, and we should all recognize that by now. None of us can control what a few of the others do and or say, and it is not our place or job to judge them or try to correct them( regardless how much they need a large case of ass whoop). Believe me I have a hard time with this one. Getting easier with age.

Do not if anything said has helped, as we all know time helps to heal, your friend has not left you , he is still in your memories and heart.
Tough times don't last tough people do!:)(y)

GET BUSY
Yesterday is gone
Tomorrow never comes
Don"t worry
Today is here
GET BUSY
Till L8R
More wise words written, Thank you brother. So in the last decade, I've lost several co-workers most to cancer. Most were retired less than 10 years and and a few still on the job at the time of their terminal illness. Unfortunately my past profession exposed me to much death with most being strangers but I could never get right after a call that resulted in loss of life. When co-workers passed away, I dealt with it and shared my grief with those close to me. With Robert's loss, I'm left very confused but with a bit more clarity than from just a few hours ago. The older I get, the more sensitive I am about the loss.
Thank you for sharing your wisdom as well brother, it helps more than you know.
Take care.
 

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Hey, very glad to help. Even when by bad example ;-)
I don't believe that was in any way a bad example. You shared a different angle of human behavior during a time of grieving. Reading what you shared allows me to better understand why perhaps Roberts wife didn't reach out.
Thanks for that.
 

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Hello All
Took a while to find the pictures of the twin pump fab and install Paco was interested in. Will attempt to keep it short.
When I started I knew I wanted this to be removable in the future. 3 bolts hold this in place. In the scrap material pile I picked out a short section of left over truck frame. I removed the needed amount from the center of the piece to fit the Inside of the Duramax frame, and welded it back together.

From there it was a matter of locating the pumps and aligning the long radius steel fittings. Parker fuel line and steel fittings were used. I used a Hardin Marine billet fuel filter mount ( stronger than cast aluminum)
On the inlet and outlet sides of the filter I installed quarter turn valves to stop fuel flow and any excess air induction while changing filters. No fuel lines were cut. Remove the bolts and pump assy. and reconnect the factory hoses

I used the pump install kit provided by John, never had any problems and the pumps are extremely quiet When pulling heavy loaded trailers the pumps are providing 5 to 5.5 lbs of pressure to the still used OEM mounted filter.

I have always prefilled the fuel filters upon install and never had air in the fuel system problems. I decided to fabricate the removable cover to provide protection from road debris, and thought with all the acronyms for different systems and modules I came up with one of my own.

Pictures hopefully will help explain. Any questions just let me know. Hope this helps someone. Not the only way to get the job done , just the way I went about it.

L8R
 

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