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Post by stevec » Tue May 23, 2006 9:45 am

Well, ya gotta remember that when the tranny went last year, we were stuck in Vernal UT for the weekend. Nice place, but hot, and that beer was cold. :wink:
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Post by stevec » Tue May 30, 2006 1:05 pm

Less than 4 weeks to go...

That pesky charging problem is back in the V... Battery stayed charged all winter, then drained in less than a week. Tested with a voltmeter and the Service Manual, and it looks like the voltage regulator could be the culprit. I still have to finish putting the door back together, so I may just slap a new regulator on and see if it fixes the problem.

Haven't taken the LJ10 out much at all this year (once!) so I hope it is okay!
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Post by stevec » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:00 pm

Well, I put on a new regulator, and the charge light doesn't come on at weird times anymore, so I think that fixes that. All the "adjustables" seem to be ok, so I think it must have a short somewhere in there. Also got the door back together, so it's ready to go. I'm taking tomororw off work to get a bunch of errands done, and take delivery on a new mattress (gotta love free shipping!), so I'll drive the V around and make sure all is well.
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Post by stevec » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:05 pm

Well, all is not well with the V... It runs fine in the driveway, and will rev up to 6K without any problems at all, but when I drive it, and the engine is under load, it tries to stall out. It's blowing bits of carbon out the tailpipe, so I pulled the back half of the exhaust off. Pretty easy, since all but one of the mounts were broken. The muffler does rattle a lot, so it's probably at least partially blocked. I'm going to pull the expansion chamber when I have time and check it too, and put all new mounts on, but the V may not show up for the NW Meet. The LJ10 is running great, as is the LJ81, so I'll still have two rigs there. :D
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Post by stevec » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:07 pm

Oh yes...

16 MORE DAYS!!!!
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Post by Ruby » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:13 pm

stevec wrote:Oh yes...

16 MORE DAYS!!!!
OMG, what happened to time. I still need to pull my tranny and give the SJ a going over to get ready for the drive. I'm looking forward to driving it that far but am a little nervous as well.
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Post by Rick Friesen » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:36 pm

I've changed my mind about driving my LJ80 down, so it's getting a trailer ride instead. I wasn't really liking the idea of 7hrs of wind and sun/rain. Not much fun being wind burnt and baked/soaked when you arrive some where.

On a good note, the new ring and pinions and rear locker are going in this week and it's getting new brakes too!

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Post by deimos_jr » Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:57 pm

Hey steve, do you think a clogged expantion chamber would cause symptoms like my dad's lj10? If so will that be an easy unclogging?

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Post by stevec » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:39 pm

deimos_jr wrote:Hey steve, do you think a clogged expantion chamber would cause symptoms like my dad's lj10? If so will that be an easy unclogging?

Kyler
It's hard to tell without seeing/driving it. Yer dad is going to try my spare carb and see if it makes a difference. Even if it doesn't, bring it to the meet, and we'll work on it there. I'm heading up Thursday night, and we may have time on Friday while people are showing up.
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Post by deimos_jr » Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:44 am

:cool:

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Post by stevec » Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:41 am

One week to go! Here's who I have showing up:

Stevec - 1 LJ10, 1 LJ81. Maybe one LJ20V too; we'll see.
Smuz - Mouser & Wilson
Idahopaul - 1 LJ10
deimos & jr. - 1 LJ10
Jeff Schieck (zukidriver?) - 1 LJ20
Rick Friesen - 1 LJ80
RokonBob - 1 LJ10
penguin - 1 LJ20, possibly 1 Everclear :ohno:
Suzy - 1 LJ80
sco44 - project crazylegz (LJ20)
minipigg - LJ20V (sans top)
CarryOn - most likely without a rig, as his Carry needs the engine rebuilt.
Ruby - 1 LJ81 or SJ413K (it's supposed to be LJ's only but we'll let this one slide since we know he has an LJ81!)

Also possible:

lj20colorado - 1 LJ20?
REB1971 - 1 LJ10
dion - 1 LJ10
ekposey - 1 LJ80
as well as a guy from Osoyoos with an LJ80, and another guy from Oregon.

If I have missed anyone, please let me know soon!
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Post by Smuz » Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:34 am

possibly 1 Everclear :ohno:
Oh GAWD!!!! Not again?
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Post by deimos_jr » Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:19 am

Everclear????? What the heck is that?
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Post by stevec » Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:25 am

deimos_jr wrote:Everclear????? What the heck is that?
Trust me, you don't want to know.

AND DON'T ASK PAUL ABOUT IT EITHER! :lickbarf:
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Post by stevec » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:12 pm

Since we're on the topic of alcohol consumption, I'd like to address a point. We addressed this last year, but I'd like to bring it up again before everyone gets to the meet.

I have no problem with drinking alcohol at camp, and will likely be consuming my fair share at the meet this year, but I have no tolerance for people drinking on the trail, or going out wheeling after having a few. This includes popping a cold beer while we're stopped on the trail. I am asking that people please save the brew for camp. As for drunk driving, I'm sure we won't have a problem, but if anyone needs convincing, be sure to check out Crystal Mtn. Lookout with us. A Jeep Cherokee went over the edge last year, killing everyone inside. (It is at least 1000' drop!) If you look over the edge, you can still see the remains of a couple of trees that tried to slow the vehicle down before going off the cliff. I realize that this is just an informal get-together, and thus I can't make any rules to follow, but I want my opinion out there before anyone leaves.
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Post by Jimny » Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:17 am

stevec wrote:I have no problem with drinking alcohol at camp, and will likely be consuming my fair share at the meet this year, but I have no tolerance for people drinking on the trail, or going out wheeling after having a few. This includes popping a cold beer while we're stopped on the trail. I am asking that people please save the brew for camp.
DITTO!!!!!

I have seen way too many drunk idiots out 4x4'n and almost got into a fight with a couple heep owners one time. Like Steve said, it is for the camp!
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Post by deimos_jr » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:36 pm

That just makes it harder for the sober wheelers to clean the trails!
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Post by Rick Friesen » Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:15 pm

I totaly agree, no drinking on the trail!
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Post by Ruby » Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:50 am

I agree, I've seen a few drunk wheelers, not cool. Two of them were crawling out from their rolled truck when I came around the corner.
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Post by stevec » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:15 am

Great! Now that we have that issue resolved, something a little lighter: What day is everyone leaving for the meet, and when do you expect to arrive? There is no cell phone service in the campground; only up at the mountaintops, but I will have a CB on, tuned to channel 21.

Looks like it'll be sunny all weekend, so bikini tops are optional! :wink:
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Post by Ruby » Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:55 am

I'm leaving on Thursday and likely camping over somewhere along the way. I expect to arrive at Liberty sometime Friday, likely in the afternoon.
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Post by Rick Friesen » Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:38 pm

Bikini tops are optional? Dang, that's all I run rain or shine! (good thing I have a rain coat though!)
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Post by deimos_jr » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:27 pm

We should be there in the A.M. sometime friday.
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Post by Suzy » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:28 pm

Leaving Friday am for Osoyoos, down to the camp Saturday morning.

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Post by stevec » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:09 am

Rick Friesen wrote:Bikini tops are optional? Dang, that's all I run rain or shine! (good thing I have a rain coat though!)
You shouldn't need a raincoat this weekend. And if you want to wear a bikini top, it's fine with me! :wink: (Heck, last year Jeff wore a skirt at the meet... okay, it was a kilt!)
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