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ollie

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  1. That's the one. Didn't think anyone else knew the name of it! lol It sure doesn't fish like it used to that is for sure. Most of the time it is covered in moss as well, but not this last week.
  2. Update on this project. Got all the parts needed for this finally on Thursday afternoon and took the truck over the next day for him to work on. Right off the bat I was pissed off when I opened the box of injectors and I found 5 good ones and a core from someone else engine in the box. Now I have to use one of my older ones since we have the intake off and the fuel meter body. 🤬 After it was put back together we bumped the key and gas shot out of there like a fountain! One of the injectors didn't get seated well enough so back to taking it apart again. After that issue was taken care of I took
  3. Took Buzz to a small lake in SW MO between Noel and Jane yesterday. I have known about this place since I was a small kid and have memories of catching lots of bass out of it. It is a day lake where you pay at the mailbox down the road. Been that way ever since. Fast forward to the current and the fishing is a LOT tougher than when I was a kid! lol The way I understand it is that the lake was formed in the mid 50's and it is fairly deep as well. So I guess when I was a kid in the late 60's it still had a lot of stocked fish in it, but no much anymore. There are bass in there that is for sure,
  4. And then it was over. 🙁 Well, not completely over yet. I did get a feed from yesterday with someone and friends catching the piss out of them somewhere up above 10c bridge. They were in some shallow water and apparently hammered them! probably hit and miss now.
  5. Funny how you never really know all the tricks those guys use on TV just to make a show. I remember growing up watching Wild Kingdom on Sunday night thinking WOW that was incredible. After I got older and learned a lot of those shots were staged I lost the appeal for those kind of shows.
  6. I was brought up that way as well, but something changed over the years for me. Mainly I just don't really like the taste of fish. Has to do with getting deathly sick after eating some one time. Not only one time, but twice! That and cleaning them is just a pain the butt. I should point out however that if I catch a Walleye that one is hitting the grease! That is one good eating fish to me and it doesn't bring back those funky memories and smells when eating it. JMO
  7. I ordered 6 remans from Rock Auto and they were by an American company called GB Remanufacturing out of CA I think. I tried so many places online to get the whole kit or even a discount on 6 news ones, but to no avail. Hopefully they will be in by Friday so I can get the job done this weekend! Two places online had advertised kits for this particular engine, but when I actually made the phone call to them they both didn't have what I needed. One told me they had no idea why it was still listed on the website since the one pictured only fitted up to 2002 models and the other one was a rebuilt k
  8. So now I am looking for injectors and I can't believe how much they are! 🤬 Since this year is a split year I am having a hard time finding what I want. I found individual ones on several websites, but jeez, they want anywhere from $70-120 bucks. I figure since I am going to have that all apart I might as well get all six replaced because my luck six months to a year down the road another one will go bad and then I will have to spend the money all over again to take the top half of the motor apart. I found a complete kit with the plenum and injectors, but now I find out the code is different th
  9. Well, found out a couple of things wrong with the truck last week. The MAF sensor was indeed bad, even the one I picked up from the salvage yard. After that was replaced with a brand new one it runs better, but there is still a misfire. After clearing all the codes only one remained and it pointed to the 3 cylinder. Checked the plug and it was hardly firing so to speak. We have determined the fuel injector is the culprit and in a week when I can get some more money saved up we will fix that. That is something my mechanic is going to do since I have never taken the top half of a motor apart! Ev
  10. They stock the fish from the bridge. Many years ago they stocked by the old wooden bridge (sadly it collapsed recently) and at the mill pond. They also used to stock the middle of the stream where the ford is and then down below at the other bridge. They would actually pull down to those spots, but now they just stock off the bridge or at least that is what I gather since there isn't any where to pull down to those spots any more. That and the last few years they haven't really stocked any numbers to speak of. If you were able to hook up with several fish then they just stocked. Otherwise it
  11. Like I said earlier, I had a 90 S-10 with the 4.3 and a manual transmission and that truck never let me down. Some of you know the way to Eureka Springs via 62 and when you start getting close you are climbing hills all the time. I could have that truck loaded to the gills and I never once had to take it out of 5th to climb those hills. Truck was super light in the backend though and would get stuck on anything somewhat wet or slick! As in the tires would just spin. lol
  12. I am taking the truck to a mechanic friend of mine on Thursday and we are going to check out a lot of things! He's good and knows his stuff so I am comfortable with him looking into it. He has never burned me and I can trust him so that is a plus. I don't have all the equipment to hook up for those tests and he does. Not so sure about the fuel leaking into the intake since it starts with no problems and normally on the first try. Idles well too. Just can't make a hill with a load on the motor! Doesn't matter how fast I am going up that hill as well. If that motor has to get fuel at a constant
  13. 07 Silverado, but basically guts of an 06. Split year on it, but everything under the hood is 06. Haven't checked on fuel trim and yes, that is the only code it shows.
  14. Went and spent $20 at the salvage yard for another MAF sensor just to see what would happen and I was surprised, but not really. The truck does run a lot better, but still has the misfires when under a load. Before I could feel the misfires going down the road over 40, but now that has disappeared. The engine light now only flashes at higher speeds like it did when I first got the truck. Back to the drawing board.
  15. That was hard for him to do I can tell. Prayers to his family.
  16. Ok, so last night I unplugged the MAF sensor and drove around some. Didn't really notice any difference in performance. It might have been actually better. Of course engine light stayed on, but when I went up a hill it did not flash. Plugged the sensor back in and when I went up a hill the engine light started flashing. Beginning to think I need to replace that for sure. Even if it doesn't completely fix the problem, I probably need a new one. I keep forgetting the truck ran for who knows how long without the proper air flow getting into the engine. I am guessing maybe it damaged that wire?
  17. Just sooo many things to check and what it could be! I have had the truck a little over a year now and it has always done this, but not to this extent. You can feel misfires going down the road as well. Now at lower speeds you can't really tell, but once you get it over 40 you can feel it. The truck has never been cared for you can tell when driving it. As far as the motor goes that is. The one thing I have noticed though is when I first got the truck the engine light never came on until I was at higher speeds and over 2k in rpms. After I replaced the air filter and cleaned out the box that ha
  18. Complete tune up in the last 6 months. New plugs, wires, cap, rotor, and air filter. Cleaned the MAF as well. Doesn't seem to matter at what speed I am going as well. It always happens when the motor is under a heavier load. As in when it down shifts from overdrive to deliver fuel and air. If I am going up hill and that happens the engine light will start flashing and I start losing power. As soon as it levels out the light will stop flashing and go away. That and you can feel it misfiring going down the road. I'm thinking of taking the intake manifold off and checking for leaks there. I have
  19. I'm going to just throw this our here since I am at a loss right now on what to think about it. Has anyone experienced problems with this motor before and if so did you have issues with random misfires? One of the main reasons I bought the truck was because of the simplicity to work on the motor. I had one in an S-10 that I drove the piss out of and I found it to be pretty easy to repair most of things on it myself. Fast forward and now I own one in a Silverado and it is driving me crazy! I know it could be one of MANY different things, but I just can't isolate it. I'm thinking either vacuum l
  20. Happy face there! I'm going to try and get down there after work this week if I can. Too good of an opportunity not to pass up this week!
  21. Nice. I take the water wasn't too high? Yeah, Blunks is a zoo this time of the year when the whites start running that's for sure. Glad you had a good time. I've been thinking about that float for sometime now and just have never got to do it. Hopefully this will be the year.
  22. I wouldn't recommend the Flat for someone inexperienced. I hear it has some obstacles, but then again I haven't floated that in like forever. Galena to Blunks is fairly short though and I doubt that it would have any real issues even though the water is up some. JMO though.
  23. I went yesterday after work since I knew it was going to get cooler later in the week. Didn't do great, but did manage 3 over 15" in about 2 hours of fishing. Caught five total with the other two being smaller males. I would say one of those was about 16-17". Put up a good fight as well since I just had my trout rod out because dummy me didn't notice I hadn't put line on my other spinning rod! duh! The water was still cold and after 2 hours I was getting cold! Nobody was really catching anything gang busters though. I waded above the 10c bridge and saw some caught, but again nothing really to
  24. Come on down to my neck of the woods and I can point them out all day long! lol That and girls wearing shorts with cowboy boots as well.
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