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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Tue May 02, 2017 1:07 am

Dodge is on the road!!! Had to do a bit of wireing hackery but so far all systems are go.

Now that I have a tow rig I guess I better get the trail rig ready.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Tue May 02, 2017 7:27 am

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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby the x kid » Tue May 02, 2017 6:10 pm

What is wrong with the trail rig?
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Tue May 02, 2017 7:33 pm

Copper corrosion or at least it was. That horrible green stuff at the connections...cheap mexican dodge stuff
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Tue May 02, 2017 10:23 pm

That's the tow rig Ron, the trail rig needs an etest, some greasing, replace a crushed brake line and eventually rebuild the steering. For this weekend I'll settle for the etest and hopefully the break line. The joy of a trailer queen jeep is you can take it north and as long as it won't leave you on the trail, things like sketchy steering arn't a deal breaker.

The down side is you spend all the time working on the tow rig that could have been spent making the trail rig tip top.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Wed May 03, 2017 9:48 am

I passed my e test a little while ago. Truck passes pretty well for having 450,000 on the original engine. But it is a sniffer test.

Still need to pull my front diff to fix a few things, but have a lot on the go right now. Hoping to have it trail ready by June.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Wed May 03, 2017 10:20 am

Ah, right, Drizit.

So what broke Adam?
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Wed May 03, 2017 10:49 am

On the X, it was the distributor. I had an extra one so that was easily fixed. I am going to warranty this "new" one that was in it. The rotor screw sheared off so it would spin but no rotor spinning. I didn't notice at first as it was pointed the other way, so I initially thought t-belt. Not really thinking properly the last few days, I guess.

On the pathfinder, I some how ripped the front diff cross member right out of the bracket and it partially tore off the frame as well. I have a new/used bracket coming from an NPORA member in BC, so I will have to cut mine off, and weld that one back in. I'm not even sure how that happened. I did wheel it fairly hard last season, but I think I'm the first to have done this, that I've seen.

I only noticed it recently when I went to tighten up all the exhaust clamps. I can actually move the diff a little by hand as it is only supported by the other 2 mounts. Parked until fixed!
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Wed May 03, 2017 3:37 pm

Adam wrote:On the X, it was the distributor. I had an extra one so that was easily fixed. I am going to warranty this "new" one that was in it. The rotor screw sheared off so it would spin but no rotor spinning. I didn't notice at first as it was pointed the other way, so I initially thought t-belt. Not really thinking properly the last few days, I guess.

On the pathfinder, I some how ripped the front diff cross member right out of the bracket and it partially tore off the frame as well. I have a new/used bracket coming from an NPORA member in BC, so I will have to cut mine off, and weld that one back in. I'm not even sure how that happened. I did wheel it fairly hard last season, but I think I'm the first to have done this, that I've seen.

I only noticed it recently when I went to tighten up all the exhaust clamps. I can actually move the diff a little by hand as it is only supported by the other 2 mounts. Parked until fixed!

Just do a SAS that'll fix it for good ;)
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Wed May 03, 2017 3:41 pm

Contemplating it...but my OCD about the width and bolt pattern would mean I would need to get the custom H233b front housing from rugged rocks and I don't have 5+K to do a proper SAS right now.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Wed May 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Well I am glad it was the distributor and not the t-belt. Whew!
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Wed May 03, 2017 4:10 pm

Meh, I was kind of looking for a reason to build a VG34ER. David from Experimental Engineering will build me a long block for $2500...
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Wed May 03, 2017 6:45 pm

Wheel spacers can solve both those problems.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Replaced "new" distributor on the X with a used one...That didn't last long at all. Let's see if the warranty covers it.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:27 pm

Fixed a couple of exhaust leaks (I hope) then gave my air filter it's annual cleaning. I like to do it whether it needs it or not.
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It needed it.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:48 am

I dunno. Looks like it could last another season...lol

Cleaned the interior of spilt stuff and dirt. Only lasted a day before sand from the beach got in.

Pondering where to mount the CB antenna and where to get adjustable mounts.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:09 am

Snafu wrote:I dunno. Looks like it could last another season...lol

Cleaned the interior of spilt stuff and dirt. Only lasted a day before sand from the beach got in.

Pondering where to mount the CB antenna and where to get adjustable mounts.
Mag mount in the center of the hood, go full unicorn ;)

It's actually an excellent spot preformance wise.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Adam » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:07 pm

Removed oil pan on the weekend, cleaned it all up and glued sump gaskets to the block. This is taking way fething longer than I had planned.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Snafu » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:21 pm

Drizit wrote:Mag mount in the center of the hood, go full unicorn ;)

It's actually an excellent spot preformance wise.

Where can you pick up a mag mount? Searching for CB stores is about a 2 hour drive anywhere near me :o

I do not mind going unicorn on the trials. Around town might be a different story...unless I also install the mickey mouse lights :o

I have a 4' stick. I think it needs a spring incase it snags on a limb. I would like to be able to fold it flat when not in use. So something that would let me adjust it by ~90 degrees would be best.
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Re: What did you do to your rig today?

Postby Drizit » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:44 am

Radio world ships, and most truck stops will have some cb stuff.

For a 4' stick you will need the largest of the 2 spring sizes. The small one will just flop all over.

As to stowage get a quick disconnect. It's been my experience that there is only one that's worth buying.
https://www.radioworld.ca/manufacturer/43/Hustler

The cheaper ones will snap even just on the highway. That one is sold stainless and will last forever.
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