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PennSilverTaco's "Perfect 5-Lug Regular Cab" Build, Aspergers, and General BS MegaThread!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by PennSilverTaco, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Sep 9, 2020 at 1:44 AM
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    morning charlie
     
  2. Sep 10, 2020 at 1:48 AM
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    morning charlie
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:50 AM
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    morning charlie ,might be heading to a car show sunday
     
  4. Sep 11, 2020 at 3:02 AM
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    Nevermind they canceled to next Sunday
     
  5. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:47 PM
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    NEVER FORGET!

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  6. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:06 PM
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    Thats awesome
     
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  7. Sep 11, 2020 at 6:32 PM
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    On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, I was 12 years old and had just started the seventh grade...

    My dad was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, and we were living in a rented rancher in Oak Harbor, Washington. Because we lived on the West Coast, we were three hours behind the East Coast and everything had gone down by the time we woke up...

    I don’t remember September 10th or September 12th, but I still remember the 11th quite vividly...

    I don’t think I’d even been in school for a week; I was looking forward to some sort of ice cream social later that week (which ended up getting cancelled).

    I’d likely watched TV after completing my homework the night before and then gone to bed like I did every night...
     
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    I remember makin a delivery heard it on the radio ,went as fast as i could to go back to the shop ,jump in my pickup and go pick up my daughter from daycare ,she was 5 at the time
     
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  9. Sep 11, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    My mom woke me up on the morning of September 11th, but something was different this time. She didn’t gradually coax me out of bed like she did on a typical school day; She said something had happened, and then dragged me out of bed and to the family room (we lived in a 1-story rancher; no stairs). I did have a TV with cable in my room, but my mom didn’t even bother to turn that on; She dragged out of bed and plunked me in front of the 32” Sony Trinitron in the family room...

    By this time, both towers had collapsed and Flight 93 had crashed in Pennsylvania; I was still barely awake as my mom told me that some bad people had crashed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. She had the news on, and the first imagine I saw was firefighters walking around the burned out remains of a building; I believe it was the Pentagon but it may have been the Trade Center...

    I just remember seeing men walking around the ruins of a building and being completely confused as to what had happened. It took a minute or so, but I finally comprehended what was happening; I don’t know remember what I said, but I believe I just asked my mom “why?”
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2020 at 7:01 PM
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    When I was younger, I was deeply saddened more than anything; I just could comprehend what we as Americans had done to make people angry enough to fly planes into buildings and kill almost 3,000 innocent people.

    As I got a little bit older and began to understand the situation a bit more, that sadness turned to anger...

    I went on a trip to New York City with my parents sometime in 2006, when I was 17; After the trip was over, we stayed over at a hotel somewhere in New Jersey before going home. About this time, one of the masterminds of the 9/11 attacks was being tried, and we were watching coverage of the trial in the hotel room.

    There was this Asian woman in her 20s who worked in one of the towers and had died when it collapsed. She actually managed to call 911, either from an office phone or her personal cell phone, and though the operator tried her best to calm the woman down there was nothing she could do.

    The woman who died was trapped on an upper floor, but she hadn’t been injured in the initial attack. However, she was being overcome by smoke. You could actually hear the absolute terror in her voice as she pleaded with the 911 operator to help her, and asked if she was going to die. The operator assured her everything was going to be fine, but the signal went dead and the tower collapsed a short time later...

    I was a 17-year old guy who rarely cried at that point in his life, and I damn near broke down and started crying right there in front of my parents in that New Jersey hotel room...

    My dad remarked that after the jury heard that 911 call, the terrorist on trial (I forget his name) was screwed.
     
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    The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was also the same year I finally got my driver’s license; I felt like I’d matured at least another decade since I was now a licensed driver...

    On the actual tenth anniversary, I spent the day watching special presentations about the attacks on TV, including amateur video made by NYC residents; I still cannot believe that terrorists in groups of five per plane were able to hijack commercial jets and fly them into buildings! Even almost two decades later I cannot believe this!

    CNN unwittingly recorded the second plane crashing into the South Tower while they were reporting on the first crash, and to this day it still shocks and amazes me!

    :oldglory:
     
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  12. Sep 12, 2020 at 5:10 AM
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    morning charlie
     
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    morning charlie
     
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    morning charlie
     
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    I had a doctor's appointment on 9/11 and just so happened to have stopped at the Toyota Dealer to buy an oil filter. As I was walking thru the lobby I heard the guy on TV say a plane hit one of the towers but I assumed it was just a Cessna or something small. By the time I got to the doctor office they broke in on the radio to explain what was happening and remember telling the doctor what I just heard.
     
  16. Sep 15, 2020 at 2:44 AM
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    Morning charlie
     
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    Okay, so being the HVAC nut that I am, I did some research on the cooling systems at the former World Trade Center...

    Up until maybe ten years ago, I assumed skyscrapers had larger versions of the packaged units you see at smaller commercial buildings, until I saw the chiller at my grandma’s retirement community in Virginia; I was so intrigued by the thing that I got permission from the head of security to go into the enclosure and take a closer look, even filming it!

    From what I’ve read, the huge refrigeration units in the lower levels of the Twin Towers cooled not only the towers but at least a few other buildings in the plaza as well. Also, from what I’ve read, there were 7 of them with a cooling capacity of nearly 50,000 tons each; By comparison, my parents’ house has a 2.5-ton unit for the downstairs and a 2-ton unit for the upstairs, for a total capacity of 4.5 tons or 54,000 BTUs...

    The original World Trade Center literally had more than 10,000 times the cooling capacity of my parents’ 3,000 square foot house!

    York (based right here in PA) designed these systems, and they were not your typical split-systems like you’d find in just about every home in America; Part of the cooling process utilized water from the Hudson River. Prior to 2009, almost all new systems utilized R-22 before the switch to R410a...

    From what I’ve read, the system in the Twin Towers used R-12, like automotive A/C systems and domestic refrigerators prior to 1994...

    At some point, the system was retrofitted to R134a; Since the system was severely damaged in the 1993 bombing, the conversion was likely done when the system was repaired. R134a was just starting to see widespread use in 1993; All Volvo models, all Mercedes-Benz models, all Nissan models, the new-for-1993 Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, and the new-for-1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee all used R134a. My guess would be that each office got its own thermostat, and the system for the common areas was separate from the system for the offices and restaurants. I am still not entirely sure if each tower had its own cooling plant or if one plant cooled both towers. The Marriot hotel between the two towers likely had its own system; I’m assuming that even though public gas was readily available and was used for cooling in the restaurants, the heating system for the twin towers was the same basic concept as a heat pump and reverse cycle in the winter to act as a heater.
     
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    Let’s rewind more than eighteen years, shall we...?

    In about June or July of 2002, we had just moved out of our rented rancher in Oak Harbor, Washington and into one of the really nice single-wide trailers at the Whidbey Navy Lodge; When I say the trailers were nice, I mean they were NICE!

    They were only a few years old, and they had one thing our 2,300 square foot rancher did not; Central air!

    Anyway, we’d been keeping our Labrador in a kennel for several days because pets were not allowed in the Navy Lodge single-wides; Molly would have been about seven and a half at the time.

    We had to be gone first thing the following morning, and the kennel opened way too late for us to stay on schedule, so my dad picked up Molly a day early and snuck her into the single-wide...

    Nobody ever found out that we smuggled a large Black Lab into the trailer, but my Uncle Craig though it would be funny after going for a walk to bang on the front door, disguise his voice, and demand to know if we were keeping a dog in the trailer...

    While petting Molly, I discovered that one of her ears was really swollen; She had been acting rather weird and downright lethargic since we brought her back from the kennel...

    We were leaving on a cross-country trip to Virginia in less than twelve hours, and Molly’s vet was not open; Somehow, my dad got ahold of the vet. The vet agreed to meet us at the office and see Molly for a hundred bucks; My dad said no problem...

    My parents’ 2000 GMC Safari conversion van was loaded up with our stuff and had a UHAUL trailer with my dad’s Harley inside hitched to the back; Unhitching the trailer would have been a pain in the ass, but Uncle Craig came to the rescue and gave my dad the keys to his 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan; That van was nearing the end of its service life by then...

    It ran good and the A/C worked, but it had at least 150K miles on it and was falling apart; Three of the four original wheel covers had fallen off, so my aunt and uncle had removed the remaining OEM unit and put on four El Cheapo Plastico aftermarket ones. My dad drove, I rode shotgun, and my cousin rode in the back with Molly.

    We got to the vet and he got there a short time later to let us in...

    Molly had some sort of infection, obviously picked up at the kennel; My dad was pissed because if his 13-year old kid could spot the issue with Molly’s ear then the people at the kennel obviously knew...

    Unfortunately, there was precisely jack shit he could do in terms of legal recourse; The vet prescribed this stuff that ended up making the infection go away, and we left for Virginia in our own van at the crack of dawn the next day..

    Molly healed to the point that she was never in any pain, and lived another seven years to the amazing age of fifteen, but her ear was permanently deformed by that infection...
     

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