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Post by warminmn » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 9:44 am

You did good!


 
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Post by Rob R. » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 9:46 am

lincolnmania wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 9:10 am
I got a raincheck for 2 tons of rice coal from my local tsc last june for $5.99 a bag.

Got a call this morning that it's at the store and ready to be picked up.
That is good to hear. I have never tried their rice, but I burned a few bags of their nut coal a year ago and was pretty impressed with it.

 
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Post by Lightning » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 10:03 am

Awesome! $299 per ton, pretty good score considering pricing lately. Speaking of which, it's currently 138.70 on the market. I wonder how long it'll take for it to trickle down for us consumers. Any ideas?

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Post by nut » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 10:09 am

I'm predicting prices similar to early summer 2022 this spring. Just a guess. Diesel prices have to drop though. Electric is dropping.

 
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Post by c&t coal » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 10:30 am

Wow, that's great that they honored the rain check at that price. I wonder what today's price is.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 2:52 pm

c&t coal wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 10:30 am
Wow, that's great that they honored the rain check at that price. I wonder what today's price is.
They did. Current price is $10 a bag
They only got two tons in, someone else ordered a ton before me so they got first dibs on one ton. I picked up a truck full of bags and when I went back for the rest of the ton they said the other man only bought 20 bags out of the 50 on the other pallet. ended up with 3400 pounds of coal.
Six of the bags were ripped and I got those for free!

round one

round two

 
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Post by Lightning » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 3:49 pm

omg, don't hit any potholes with that poor ol Toyota.. ya might break her in half :clap:


 
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Post by lincolnmania » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 4:40 pm

Lightning wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 3:49 pm
omg, don't hit any potholes with that poor ol Toyota.. ya might break her in half :clap:
LOL the frame is the best part of the truck! I got the truck for free in 2010, the salt gets washed off after a coal run and it does not get driven in the snow. I just rebuilt the front suspension and replaced all 4 tires on the Lincoln wheels. the truck weighs 2600 pounds with me in it
That's only 1600 pounds of coal. I'm not over my weight class
Used to go from mt carmel to newtown with 1800 pounds of frozen coal in the bed when i lived in Newtown UAE coal was my favorite, i liked the dry breaker. i got stuck at sherman already lol.
I want a newer truck but newer trucks are stupid money. I also have a 89 f-250 4x4 but it gets 5 mpg and uses a quart of oil ever 100 miles.

Borrowed my sons 2014 f-150 v6 last summer to get coal at sherman and superior. got 20 mpg hauling a ton home, amazing truck but it's huge! it's bigger than my f-250.
I was hoping the Maverick would come in an extended cab with a longer bed, not sure if i could even get 1000 pounds of coal in the bed of a maverick.

My friends used to put 5

 
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Post by nut » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 4:53 pm

Did she sway around the corners?

 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 5:21 pm

lincolnmania wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 2:52 pm
They did. Current price is $10 a bag


I ordered a doorbell from a Lowes ... took 6 mos to get it in. Saved some $$$.

Lincoln and me are bigshots now.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 6:49 pm

nut wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 4:53 pm
Did she sway around the corners?


No. I have 215/65/16 tires on it (stock size was 185/75/14) and the rear shocks have helper springs.
It's a good truck, I wish you could get a new small truck, the ford maverick is even big compared to this truck.
I used to work on a few motorhome versions of the toyota pickup chassis cab. one was a 1978 with the 20r engine and one was a 84 with the 22r like my truck has and one had a 22re and one had the 3.0 v6. all those mini motorhomes i worked on were automatic except for the 78 which had a 4 speed. The early ones had weird dually wheels, it's both rims in one welded unit. i think that changed around 1984 when they came out with the one ton pickup.

 
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Post by SMITTY » Thu. Feb. 09, 2023 9:14 pm

You don't want ANYTHING new - they're all junk! A bitch to work on, and parts are stupid-expensive, too. Biggest waste of money, unless you're independently wealthy and can trade them in every year or 2. Leasing today makes more sense than it ever did, if you don't mind being saddled with payments for eternity.

All my customers that didn't listen to me and got rid of their older vehicles thought they made a good decision ... at first. After the first repair they all said, "You were right!" The newer ones do many things better, BUT, they just aren't built like stuff from 1995 and back. Since I'm the poor bastard that has to work on everything I own, I'll GLADLY give up a little comfort / luxury for something trouble-free. Engines can be built more powerful, steering and suspension can be modified to be more comfy / handle better, and brakes can be upgraded to stop on a dime. If I never own another vehicle from the 21st century it'll be too soon!

Case in point - I've got an '86 Grand Marquis, as you know. 294k miles on the ORIGINAL driveline front to back! Even the electric pump in the tank is original! My '07 Silverado couldn't get to FIFTY miles on the brakes (they shook my fillings out on the TEST DRIVE!!), 40k out of the ball joints, 50k out of the engine before it started burning oil and leaking out the front diff, 60k out of the hub bearings, 97k when I discovered the tips of the spider gears in the magnet of the rear diff cover (could have happened at 30k for all I know!), and the transmission blew 3rd and 4th gear at 103k. Fluid was still just as red as the day I put it in at 40k miles. Pan was a 1/4" deep of clutch. But the same tranny in a 2006 will run well over 200k before failure. Goes to show when they really started cutting corners on stuff that used to be off-limits for that sort of penny-pinching.

Also have a '93 Volvo 940 the wife uses as a winter beater. We estimate 240k on it, since the speedometer has been in failure mode the past 7 years. Runs like a top. Took a hit in the rear quarter from an F-150 that slid through a stop sign. Drove home from that! Try that with a 2022-2023 ANYTHING, lol.

OK, rant over, LOL!

Back on topic ... I bought TSC coal one year when all my suppliers I had to choose from ran out, then jacked their prices to the moon. TSC was a total rip. Think it was $315 a ton at the time - highest I had ever paid. AND I had to pick up 3 ton myself with the trailer. Was Kimmels back then. Must've been around 2014 or so. I was not happy! My own fault for waiting too long. Now I stockpile in the off-season whenever possible.

 
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Post by Retro_Origin » Thu. Feb. 09, 2023 11:24 pm

Lightning wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 3:49 pm
omg, don't hit any potholes with that poor ol Toyota.. ya might break her in half :clap:
If you go to (insert Latin American country) you'll find they're all driving yotas and Nissans, with more potholes than pavement and stacks of paraphernalia just low enough to clear the intersection stop lights and odometers past half a million. Then boys ain't driving Chevys or Fords. They know better! And they know best!

 
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Post by hank2 » Thu. Feb. 09, 2023 11:26 pm

lincolnmania wrote:
Wed. Feb. 08, 2023 6:49 pm
No. I have 215/65/16 tires on it (stock size was 185/75/14) and the rear shocks have helper springs.
It's a good truck, I wish you could get a new small truck, the ford maverick is even big compared to this truck.
I used to work on a few motorhome versions of the toyota pickup chassis cab. one was a 1978 with the 20r engine and one was a 84 with the 22r like my truck has and one had a 22re and one had the 3.0 v6. all those mini motorhomes i worked on were automatic except for the 78 which had a 4 speed. The early ones had weird dually wheels, it's both rims in one welded unit. i think that changed around 1984 when they came out with the one ton pickup.
Wow, you went up in gearing with those larger wheels and tires, but not that much.
I haven't heard that much about the Maverick reliability. The new Bronco has a lot of recalls and some of them have no parts available.

I remember that the Toyota one ton duallys had some bad rear axle failures. 1990's? Lots of U Haul and motorhome use was probably part of the problem.

 
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Post by lincolnmania » Fri. Feb. 10, 2023 8:00 pm

hank2 wrote:
Thu. Feb. 09, 2023 11:26 pm
Wow, you went up in gearing with those larger wheels and tires, but not that much.
I haven't heard that much about the Maverick reliability. The new Bronco has a lot of recalls and some of them have no parts available.

I remember that the Toyota one ton duallys had some bad rear axle failures. 1990's? Lots of U Haul and motorhome use was probably part of the problem.
The maverick hybrid is using the 2.5 engine and ecvt that they have been using for years without problems in the escape hybrid and fusion hybrid. the 2.0 turbo was used in the escape. Only problem i saw so far was a tech I interact with on youtube got one in that had a bad harness connector at the fuse block. He fixed it with wire crimpers and solder and made ford aware of the problem so they can issue a new harness or approve the repair he did.


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