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Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:43 am
by samurais_eat_jeeps
stevec wrote:Great pics guys! Here's the Falcon Hill video that Linda took
Leave that muffler off! Had a great time everyone. Will post pics soon!

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:08 pm
by Pidder
Well I finally had time tonight to check my glowplugs. As I thought I had one bad one that was giving me the smokeshow and missing on cold startup. Helped with the mosquitoes though.

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:14 am
by stevec
samurais_eat_jeeps wrote:Leave that muffler off!
Sorry, the muffler is reinstalled. EVerything is back on and welded now, except the tailpipe. It got bent up to the point where I'm just going to have a new one put on. It is the only part of the exhaust I haven't replaced.

Norm, I was wondering about your glow plugs as well, seeing the smoke. Sure liked watching that diesel chug through the trail though!

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:23 pm
by Pidder
Yes I knew the tail tale signs of smoke and missing on first cold start of the day. The little diesel certainly did chug up those hills, surprisingly with the stock gears. Am looking for a lower geared t-case as we speak. Certainly can't hurt. Norm

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:40 pm
by samurais_eat_jeeps
Here are my pics. It was a great trip with a great group of people.

Murphy was thoroughly unimpressed with his first visit to Canada. This is 30 minutes across the border.
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Literally, 1 mile at the turnoff for the trail, I smack a deer in the rear. She spun around and then took off for the woods. I was probably slowed down to about 15 MPH when my corner just caught her.
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The trail beginning had many sites to check out.
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I was really pleased on how well the trailer behaved on the trail. Everything survived in the trailer except for 3 eggs. :mrgreen:
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Here we are at 6000' for a group shot. Here is where the fun part of the trail begins.
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Testing the depth of the mudehole before entering.
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I think it was more fun in 2WD.
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The start of Steve and his exhaust woes.
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The ReadyWelder did its job on the trail. The bad part is that it made the weak link elsewhere on the exhaust.
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Fishing for exhaust pipe with me supervising. :mrgreen:
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Man, I gotta get me a LWB Samurai!
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Beautiful scenary throughout the day.
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Good ole Falcon hill.
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Our camping destination, Lodestone Lake.
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My favorite pic from the trip.
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And our group shot at the end.
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My journey back.
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Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:35 pm
by Rick Friesen
Great pictures Brian!

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:23 am
by Ruby
stevec wrote:
Ruby wrote:I'll check, I know I have a couple.
:worship:

BTW, did you check the mounts on that LJ80V? Let me know if you need them - we can "swap".
Was looking through this thread again. Two transfer case mounts were ripped, thanks to Falcon hill I assume. I had a few spares so we fixed it a while back. Two brakes were toast too, he sent the shoes away to get relined, made a big differennce. After this trip Barry is planning on a few mods to his V, rear locker, tires, shackles, a better winch. He already picked up some nice 215 / 75 mud tires. BTW, I'll send that gas cap to you, looks just like the original which is nice.

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:47 pm
by grantwt
I still can't believe that you all got so beat up this trip. I feel bad as I did advise it was do-able with a stock vehicle. I guess I over estimated the abuilities of a stock LJ. I wish I could have been there, as I think some advise from someone who knew the trail well would have helped minimize the damage.

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:27 pm
by Ruby
grantwt wrote:I still can't believe that you all got so beat up this trip. I feel bad as I did advise it was do-able with a stock vehicle. I guess I over estimated the abuilities of a stock LJ. I wish I could have been there, as I think some advise from someone who knew the trail well would have helped minimize the damage.
I don't think there was anything too bad at all. A stock LJ worked fine, made it a bit more fun.

Re: Whipsaw 2010

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:55 am
by stevec
grantwt wrote:I still can't believe that you all got so beat up this trip. I feel bad as I did advise it was do-able with a stock vehicle. I guess I over estimated the abuilities of a stock LJ. I wish I could have been there, as I think some advise from someone who knew the trail well would have helped minimize the damage.
I think your description, along with other reports I had read, were just about right on. I think I'm the only one who had issues, and that was just because I didn't have time to properly fix my exhaust before the trip. It was just held together with clamps, and the muffler had spun on them, to the point where it was quite a bit lower than the frame. Both of the other stock LJ's made it through without any problems. I think I was the only one in the group who asked for a strap, that was just once, coming out of that last mud pit. After looking at it, I could have made it with more momentum, but with the exhaust issues I was very tired at that point, and I know that is when I do stupid things and break stuff, so I opted for the easy way out.

The only parts that surprised me were the waterholes at the top (I didn't expect them to be that deep, but we all had fun with them!) and the part of the trail just after the hole. Everything I had read and heard said the trail got easier after that, but there were a couple of spots that were pretty badly eroded, causing us to get off-camber. We all made it through without assistance or damage though.