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Anyone else go metal detecting?
« on: April 7, 2014, 05:13:03 pm »
Iíve been an addict for about two years now. Itís a fun hobby!   
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 09:23:09 am »


    Well, that's kind of neat, windycitydetectors ad showed up right after reading your post!

    Metal detecting sounds like it can be fun.

     
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 10:50:40 am »
    It really is, and it has benefits, too, like getting us OUT of the house, keeping us in shape (it isnít easy doing forty to a hundred squats in an afternoon), and even cleaning the community when we remove trash we find.

    I swing a Fisher F2 and couldnít be happier. Iíll upgrade to the Fisher F5 when the billfold allows. 


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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 01:39:18 pm »


     {cool}

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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 10:56:54 am »
    Y'all should really look into this; itís cheap enough to get into and massive amounts of fun around the campsite or whatever outing you happen to be on. :)
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 07:58:40 pm »


    I just might do that, thanks!

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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 06:32:49 pm »
    If anyone wants to get into this and purchase a starter machine or anything, try to remember to PM me or respond in this thread because I know a heck of a lot about these.  :)
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #7 on: May 9, 2014, 12:44:18 pm »
    I've been thinking about it. The guy with the 78 RC in Vegas that did the hemi swap is into gold hunting and uses  a metal dectector. He's a member of one of the groups that has claims you can search. Not sure I want to go that route but we have lots of places to explore here in SoCal. I've been planning to talk to the BLM and co to see where it's legal to explore.
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #8 on: May 9, 2014, 02:55:07 pm »
    Cool! Iíve not hunted for gold with one, but I hear it is fun and have several buddies who do in the SB mountains. Iím pretty content hunting parks, yards, and the occasional ghost town. Iíve found some real interesting stuff.
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #9 on: May 9, 2014, 04:00:45 pm »
    Always wanted to give it a try.Now that I retired,I have time to do it.There are several places where I deer hunt at that I think would be good.One is an old store with the log home next to it.There are also several old home sites with only the chimnley still standing.One of my old hunting buddies found a coin from 1880 on one of our roads Being on a fixed income,I would have to get a good used one. Been watching your thread,I have a 78 with a 360.Bought it in 1987,wiring issues made it a yard queen.
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #10 on: May 9, 2014, 04:31:20 pm »
    Always wanted to give it a try.Now that I retired,I have time to do it.There are several places where I deer hunt at that I think would be good.One is an old store with the log home next to it.There are also several old home sites with only the chimnley still standing.One of my old hunting buddies found a coin from 1880 on one of our roads Being on a fixed income,I would have to get a good used one. Been watching your thread,I have a 78 with a 360.Bought it in 1987,wiring issues made it a yard queen.

    Used ones are all over the place!  Or I can get deals too because Iím a member of a forum with some killer sponsors. When youíve done a little research and have an idea which one(s) you like, gimmie a shout and Iíll see what I can get pricewise.

    As far as wiring issues, I know all about 'em. :D

    I still have to install the new fuse block I got but, because itís nowhere near stock, itís going to be pretty involved and I havenít had time off enough to tackle it OR the carb swap yet. woof. 
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    Re: Anyone else go metal detecting?
    « Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 04:39:11 pm »
    I would want one that has a discrimator.I already have catalogs from Minelab.They have so many different models ,I wouldn't know where to start.On the wiring<several years ago on EBAY,NOS BULKHEAD connectors were for sale.I bid on every one.While I was asleep in Alabama,someone always outbid me.Last time I got on ebayfor nos parts,none showed up.I ordered a catalog from RonFRancis.But with my brain I think a total rewire would be well  past my pay grade.
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