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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by steveoh on October 04, 2017, 08:57:12 AM »
My name is Ryan, from Oakdale. Ive been in love with diesels since I was a kid working on the family ranch, from tractors to pickups to big rigs.  My first truck was an '03 6.0 powerstroke with a banks six gun tuner and intake (loved it until it blew a head gasket) I had an 08 duramax and loved it but couldn't pass smog since everything was deleted and gone so I sold it.  Just recently sold my 95 powerstroke, looking to get a first gen cummins with the intercooler.  I also have a ranch truck that was my grandpa's, a 1985 f-250 with a '94 7.3 idi with a banks sidewinder turbo in it. I am not brand loyal and love all diesels!

Welcome aboard Ryan!
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by ValkRanch on October 04, 2017, 08:34:07 AM »
My name is Ryan, from Oakdale. Ive been in love with diesels since I was a kid working on the family ranch, from tractors to pickups to big rigs.  My first truck was an '03 6.0 powerstroke with a banks six gun tuner and intake (loved it until it blew a head gasket) I had an 08 duramax and loved it but couldn't pass smog since everything was deleted and gone so I sold it.  Just recently sold my 95 powerstroke, looking to get a first gen cummins with the intercooler.  I also have a ranch truck that was my grandpa's, a 1985 f-250 with a '94 7.3 idi with a banks sidewinder turbo in it. I am not brand loyal and love all diesels!
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General Diesel Discussion Forum / Re: Cleaning Up the forum
« Last post by steveoh on June 28, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »
There were bots that took over a bunch of forums(more than Vbulletin) a few years ago. Since then, most forums have dried up by a huge margin.

I do have one suggestion: Have a facebook page that highlights and links back to this page. It will naturally draw locals in.

Oh, yeah. I'd neglected FB! Thanks for hollering back.
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General Diesel Discussion Forum / Re: Cleaning Up the forum
« Last post by nevrenufhp on June 28, 2017, 07:23:36 AM »
There were bots that took over a bunch of forums(more than Vbulletin) a few years ago. Since then, most forums have dried up by a huge margin.

I do have one suggestion: Have a facebook page that highlights and links back to this page. It will naturally draw locals in.
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General Diesel Discussion Forum / Cleaning Up the forum
« Last post by steveoh on June 27, 2017, 12:15:57 PM »
I just sent out an email newsletter with the content of "Testing, one, two, three". The purpose is to see what email addresses bounce. Once I have a list, I'll be pruning the user list on the forum. My humble apologies for deleting any accounts with bad email addresses. But the clean up must go on.

Up next, we're going to see if we can get what once was a great forum back to be being busy and full of up to date information.

Several years ago the forum had a horrible glitch that allowed a massive amount of bots to infiltrate, and to eventually start spamming. We killed off the vBulletin forum of that time, cleared out the spam bots, and ported over the content and users to an SMF forum. But the damage was done. A thriving community died.

So, what is the answer? I think it's simple, and that's for folks to start posting. Folks should invite their friends over to join the forum, and contribute.

Why contribute to this forum when there are so many others out there?  First reason I think is that we have tended to be region specific, Northern California, that is.

Second, the forum has had the focus of hot rodding, and seeing how much horsepower and torque we can coax out of our diesel beasts. It's also a great place to post problems and ask for help in finding solutions. Sooner or later we are all stumped by a problem. It's great of folks to answer questions, and give back to the community.

Also, one huge difference with the NorCal Diesel Forum is that there are no ads here. Zip, Zero, Nada.  I think this is an awesome thing.

Ideas? Answers? Questions? What do you folks want with a NorCal Diesel Forum?

Fire away.

Steveoh
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by steveoh on June 15, 2017, 08:18:00 AM »
Welcome aboard RV Daddy!

Hey Guys, RV Daddy here, new to this forum. I currently have a 1996 Ford F-250 4X4 that is soon to get a Cummin's 1st Gen transplant.
The Engine is in the works at the machine shop, and have been gathering all the parts needed to make this conversion as smooth as possible. I look forward to this project and will be asking for advice as well and documenting and posting photo's here, for your pleasure. This is going to be a really cool conversion,
Thanks,
RV Daddy
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by RV Daddy on June 15, 2017, 07:35:40 AM »
Hey Guys, RV Daddy here, new to this forum. I currently have a 1996 Ford F-250 4X4 that is soon to get a Cummin's 1st Gen transplant.
The Engine is in the works at the machine shop, and have been gathering all the parts needed to make this conversion as smooth as possible. I look forward to this project and will be asking for advice as well and documenting and posting photo's here, for your pleasure. This is going to be a really cool conversion,
Thanks,
RV Daddy
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by steveoh on January 03, 2017, 09:54:04 AM »
Welcome Cutter!
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by Cutter97 on January 03, 2017, 12:32:48 AM »
Hello my name is Cutter.I live in Goldsmith Texas. I have a 1997 dodge ram 3500 4x4 dually 12 valve. It's a daily driver and still a work in progress. I love this truck. It's making a little more horse power than stock, rolls alot of coal. I named it Tonto.I'm 56 years old and feel like I'm 21 again when I drive it.I should sell it and buy something newer but I keep spending money on it, besides there ain't nothing like a 12 valve. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Thank you for allowing me to be a member.
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Diesel Forum Introductions / Re: PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!!
« Last post by Cutter97 on January 02, 2017, 11:17:31 PM »
Hello my name is Cutter.I live in Goldsmith Texas. I have a 1997 dodge ram 3500 4x4 dually 12 valve. It's a daily driver and still a work in progress. I love this truck. It's making a little more horse power than stock, rolls alot of coal. I named it Tonto.I'm 56 years old and feel like I'm 21 again when I drive it.I should sell it and buy something newer but I keep spending money on it, besides there ain't nothing like a 12 valve. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Thank you for allowing me to be a member.
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