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  • Birthday 09/12/1977

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  1. bosco

    Been a bit....

    Paint was finished today. Now they will start sanding and buffing. Should get it back in two weeks I am guessing. Then our work begins again
  2. bosco

    Been a bit....

    Thanks all... this is more an opportunity of creating memories with my dad now. I feel blessed!! A few updates ...
  3. bosco

    Been a bit....

    Been a bit absent lately..... but for a good reason!! Ever since I can remember, my dad has been bringing home cars to tinker with in the hopes that I would take a project on with him. When I was younger, I always seemed to have a million other things to do other than hanging out with my dad. Of course as you get older in life you realize that each day that you have with your parents is a gift. My dad has always loved muscle cars, however, we both seem to love Classic VWs. My dad has brought home at least a dozen. When I was 15 we had 2 1974 super beetles and I really thought that I would get involved. Money and time never permitted and my dad let them go. 10 years ago my dad found a hidden gem. An original owner 1968 convertible from California. Some guy that my dad new drove it back to Canada and began restoring it. Before he passed away, he completed a full restoration of the frame. He did a body off restoration on the chassis. My dad ended up being able to buy it from another person that took over the garage. This car had a special place in my dads heart. He buys and sells everything and never seems to keep anything for himself. Well this lasted a decade. He recently sold his 74 Dodge Dart swinger slant six and figured that it was time to jump in on the VW with both feet. in my early 40s now I figured it was time that I too fulfilled his 30 year request to help tackle a restoration project. sorry long winded I know.... for the past 10 years this beetle has gone up and down the driveway. It runs great but a total eyesore. The original colour was Yukon yellow and someone sprayed it black after what we now know to be a result of some bad body work from a collision prior to the 90s. We are not body work people and we found an excellent body shop to bring my dads dream back to life!! And after 10 years of this sitting it was officially off for a new start.... Turns out that we had more rot than we had expected and we found out that the front end was caved in from a collision and never repaired. our fenders were rotted as well as the hood and front apron. So we had to replace a bunch of parts. We sourced New old stock items and were able to find 35-40 year old brand new parts. after a month getting body just right and lots of metal added to some shady spots we are just at the painting stage. The body shop messaged me yesterday to show me a teaser..... we went with royal red over the original Yukon yellow. My dads favourite colour and quite frankly maybe mine too now lol. We are going sometime next week to see the progress. Can’t wait to see how this looks all corrected and brought back to life. Still have a long road ahead of us to get this back to life, however, spending this time with my dad has been an amazing experience for me.
  4. Thoughts and prayers friend. We went through this with a close family friends son a few years ago. Can’t imagine the stresses on your family and I’ll pray for your family
  5. welcome to the forum. Check out the introduction section and tell us a little about yourself!!
  6. interesting but I think that you are wrong... traeger gourmet pellets for example in Canadian dollars is far cheaper than average cost charcoal. Lets do actual examples of cost break down Traeger Costco gourmet blend 33 lbs @ 25.99 a bag equates to .787 a lb. so we will call it .79 a pound. Traeger regular bag of pellets 20 lbs at 22.99 a bag equates to 1.149 so we will call it 1.15 a pound. Now in canada i prefer maple maple leaf lump charcoal 17.64 lbs for 21.99 a bag equates to 1.246 so we will call it 1.25 a pound. Kamado joe big block lump 20lbs at 29.99 a bag equates to 1.499 so we will call it 1.50 a bag. So pellets are literally cheaper in Canada where you and I both live. What high quality pellet are you referring to at 2.00 a pound? It’s not pit boss, lumberjack or bbqers delight. So what ones are you getting this info from. Low and slow and grilling I am averaging 1.2 to 1.3 lbs an hour and in winter Lowe and slow is about 1.5 to 1.6. High heat isn’t that much worse from winter to summer in the timberline. I will not make up numbers so I will give you accurate results in the fall and winter soon. Currently in the warmer months I am seeing about 1.5 pounds an hour during high heat. With the new pellet sensor it allows me to accurately measure my cost per hour. In all honesty, who cares what you are burning per hour. If you are worried about that, get a gasser as they burn under .10 an hour ....
  7. Curious why you think pellet efficiency isn’t good on the timberline? I can tell you that my trageers have literally replaced every aspect of my cooking needs with the exception of open fire char on my steak. I cook 375-450 almost exclusively on my Timberline. The timberline is double wall steel with an oversized door gasket. The new D2 motor has a multi speed drive that is able to quickly recover temps and maintain heat within +/-5°
  8. With the new Timberline D2 I can average pellet consumption based on the hopper sensor. My last rib cook I filled the hopper up to 90% which was 22.5 lbs. my cook was 225 for about 6 to 6.5 hours. I flattened the pellets let’s in the hopper to get an accurate reading. My sensor was reading 70% I am not sure of the % increments, however I would think that it is fairly accurate. So 20% pellet consumption at 6 hours with a starting weight of 22.5 lbs means I used 4.5 lbs. 6 hours 4.5 lbs is burning less than a pound an hour. .75 lbs an hour. With respect to the winter... with my original timberline models, I couldn’t really tell a noticeable difference in consumption unless it was -25+ and I was trying to cook at 500°. I am very impressed with the double wall steel technology. I’m not going to speak for anyone, however, I believe that @John Setzler changed from a yoder to a Timberline and is very happy with that decision.
  9. welcome back to the traeger game!!!
  10. Imagine cutting one inch off of a straw and sliding over the probe. I can’t seem to find the photo but it looked easy and guaranteed solve the guy said
  11. I saw an excellent work around for this grill. Take a piece of foil approx 1” wide and wrap it around the thermostat probe a few times. Imagine making the probe extend 1” further into the grill this way. Milk try and find the post to borrow the photo. Buddy said it was an immediate and simple fix for now
  12. What model do you have?
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