Don't you just love thieves! I've had a few things stolen over the years, but no real big ticket item. Have lost a few gas cans, chain saw, etc. Well this week things got a bit worse. Wednesday afternoon I was going to feed the cats and an area on the carport I walk by every day seemed strange. Something was missing. A Dodge Cummins '03-07 exhaust manifold I had modified to fit a standard B series head was AWOL. Started looking and part of a brand new two piece manifold was gone. Strange they only took the two cylinder part and left the other half laying there. Then noticed the battery was gone from the lawn tractor. Battery wires had been cut. Called the police and made a report. You sort think druggies, but these were kind of odd items and not things you'd easily sell. Well, yesterday, I was heading out to lunch and something caught my eye. There was a blank area under my workbench that had been home to a Gear Vendors OD unit. It was carefully wrapped up and not readily visible. It was only the main unit and the transmission adapter part was in a box elsewhere. Well, I checked that box and it was empty. Odd, there was an HX30W turbo laying beside that box that wasn't touched. Then I started looking more. A heavy B series front engine mount that was in a totally different area had also vanished. Strange the the mount was gone but the rubber mounts and bolts were left. This was a selective thief who knew what he was choosing. So far the insurance claim is over $4000. Haven't been out yet today. Maybe he came out last night and took the gas cans and that turbo. I could readily identify the modified manifold because I had photos of it. Not sure if I recorded the serial number of the OD unit. I had contacted the factory about it one time but not sure if I have the number written down. It's cold, grey, and wet today. Sort of matches my mood.