Whipsaw, Canada 2017

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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by Glen Friesen » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:03 pm

Decided to put all the video and pic's together, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/TeUn6akXS14
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by stevec » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:41 am

Great job with the video Glen - I found the full 12 minute version.

Looking at that smoke, I really should have replaced both plugs instead of just #2; I think that is why it was missing on some of those steeper climbs. I replaced it last night and it looked almost as bad as the one I replaced at A&W!
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by Frankenstein » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Looks like you guys had a good time! :cool:
I hate rust...

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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by stevec » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:00 pm

After about breaking my back hitting a bump on the main road at the beginning of this run, I decided a good winter project would be to pull the plywood out of the seat bases and put rubber straps back in...
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by Rick Friesen » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:33 pm

Yeah, I was riding with you when you hit that bump, it was a big bounce alright!
Fixing the seats is a good thing.
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by stevec » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 pm

I couldn't remember if it was you or your brother.

Seats are done and ready to go back in! Even put an extra inch of foam on the bottom.
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by stevec » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:47 am

Thinking back to this meet, I remember how my LJ10 seemed underpowered on some of the climbs (even for an LJ10). In Moab the following year I noticed the same thing. Also fouled another set of plugs in Moab, so when I got home I did a compression test - only 90 in each cylinder. Fast forward to this winter, and I figured it was a good time to rebuild the engine, since I was pretty sure it had never even been cracked open before. I had a spare set of jugs, so I sent them off to be bored out to fit 0.5mm over pistons. Got them back last Thursday so I rebuilt the engine over the weekend. Here is what I found in cylinder #2:
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The pistons were standard 3-ring pistons, which leads me to believe they were original (and nearly 50 years old!) If I can get another 50 years out of these pistons, I'll be happy!
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by Rick Friesen » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:24 pm

Awesome! You'll be passing big rigs on the hills all the time now!
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Re: Whipsaw, Canada 2017

Post by stevec » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:20 am

Rick Friesen wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:24 pm
Awesome! You'll be passing big rigs on the hills all the time now!
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