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Old 10-11-2013, 04:54 PM   #51
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No clue when we'll get there as there's wind/weather/1.3/hills/a prius just passed me/and other varibles. But we should be there before 9:30. Could go stay at the cabin tonight in Jefferson and convoy in with you . But I've got too much to do tonight so I'll stay in the springs.
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Hey KB, did you see the wind blew down a big tree and hit Swath's house?
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Had a blast! Thank you for convincing me to go, as well as all the patience and spotting with me.
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If anyone has any pictures of the trip they could share with me just PM me and I'll send you my email and I can send you the pictures and videos I have as well. Working on a wheeling album for this year. Thanks!
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POST EM UP CABOOSE!!!!

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will do. let me see if I can just put the facebook album up

It won't let me post the link to my facebook album because the URL has my last name in it which is Di"CEE"kson with a C instead of CEE . So the forum edits it as **** messing up the URL link :P That's 80something pictures and some videos I have to load manually

Making a Photobucket account and album cause I'm lazy like that

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ready yet?????
Nice to hear you had a good time

Just got back from driving my Sami to Sterling and back to Wellington for a wedding. 65 mph at 3800 rpm. Did fine except for some strong side winds slowing me on couple of the hills.

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They're loading, will post the links up shortly Yeah we got hit with wind coming home. My poor little sami and it's 1.3 wasn't liking it coming over the pass. But she made it. Glad you got to go do some running around too today! It was a beautiful day where we were.
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Here we go. I will add the rest of the videos when they finish loading to youtube since they were large files. Will probably be tomorrow though as I'm pooped.

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very nice! we appreciate the dedicated effort to post them
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No problemo, I got bored and with 30mbps internet it doesn't take too long . That's everything I got.
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Nice, thanks for sharing.

What's with the yellow tow strap and the open hood?

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Had an awesome time and thanks Caboose and Ted for saving my bacon!
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Nice, thanks for sharing.

What's with the yellow tow strap and the open hood?

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My distributor cap and rotor detonated mid trail. Had to be towed down which was an extremely interesting time.
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Jfred and his buddy are organizing a new racing league!!! . It was an interesting ordeal, but I'm happy it wasn't that bad to get you out of there. I'm just glad the yeep was with up, trying to tow you out with a sami woulda been a lot more interesting.

In addition to the grenade dizzy, David's samurai (the light blue one) sheared the bolts off the passenger front hub. He was locked in front so just unlocked the hub and he made it out just fine in 3wd.

See Jfred, no worries. Caboose (my dog) agrees it's time for a new one

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Hey KB, did you see the wind blew down a big tree and hit Swath's house?
NO I haven't heard from him since he got the Sammy out. Guess he is too busy to talk to call me.

I'll see if I can get the picts off Corbins phone. I took none.

Great group, dogs were unreal!

Had a blast but I did take it easy and didn't go anywhere I didn't have to. I still think this is my favorite trail after all these years of being absent. It hasn't changed too much but in a couple of places.

Boy you guys are busy postin. I was really burned out last night. Got home at almost 9 pm. Just now looking at a computer.

The sammy did OK on I25. Hit 87 mph at one point and it had more in it but I didn't. I had my son in the car so I backed off before I crashed it. LOL I was able to hold 75 to my surprise most of the way but 2 times it dropped to 50 and 55.
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Yeah, I dont think I would have made it out without the jeep. You guys have some nice rigs but his weight definitely helped out. That was one of the most wild trips down I have ever taken. There is nothing like doing an insane speed run with no running engine and obsticles in the way. Unhooking the straps and rolling downhill was very tough and being towed uphill over the rocks beat the crap out of me since I had no control over speed.

This was an incredible trip even with the issues. Glad everyone showed up.
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Yea you guys were making real good time.

I have towed a Sammy once from that same spot out. I tore the T-Case mount off and had to strap it up and wire it up with welding wire to get us out, but I did get us out.
Got a couple of 12 pks from her and a new strap. She works at New Belgium so she gave me 2 sample packs.

I think that cap is just too close to the firewall and when you torque the engine it may have hit.
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I "clearanced" it more while we were out there. The fact that the steering linkage hit the oil pan didnt help any.
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Yeah I think it was the drop off that ledge that did it. When the suspension compressed it let the linkage slap the front of the pan, pushing the engine back into the fire wall. One of those things you can't really imagine it happening and test for so not something you can fore see or expect. Maybe some safety bump stops are in order if your additional clearancing doesn't do it. It'd suck to hit it again and punch a hole in the pan or kill your linkage. But then again you were talking about gettin some new springs, that might solve that issue as well as the tie rod end jam nut hitting your leaf. Is it hard to find the dizzy parts? I remember when I was playing with for Festiva's the mazda 323 gt turbo engine was a favorable swap, but they were hard to find the hole engines. Don't know if its the same way for just invidual parts as well. But it would turn a festiva from a 20second 1/4mile into a 13 , they were awesome.
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The problem with the linkage is the perch is just too high. It needs to be shortened so the spring sits closer to the axle housing
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I am going to pull the spacers out from under the springs first. That will reduce the space and allow for full movement of the arm. The dizzy parts are easy to get at any parts store. The are not traditionally stocked but I have them on order and will pick them up on Friday. It should be running saturday morning.
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I am going to pull the spacers out from under the springs first. That will reduce the space and allow for full movement of the arm. The dizzy parts are easy to get at any parts store. The are not traditionally stocked but I have them on order and will pick them up on Friday. It should be running saturday morning.
When you cut the top off the perches you can then put new plate on at the angle needed for best castor. Castor is hard to measure with the compound angle of the knuckle. I took mine to a alignment shop and got the true numbers. Then added angle to the perch plate to get what I wanted as far as castor goes. Then took it back for computer alignment. The shop didn't charge me to put the Sammy on the machine and check it. Well they did but they credited me when I brought it back. Bear Alignment in Boulder. THe best I found for 4X4 and RV. I set mine on the high side and it works nice. I do have slight vibs when I lock the hubs though, whether it is in 4x or not. So what happened was when I added castor to the high side of the range making it self correct well it also hurt the pinion angle to where the vib started when locked hubs. It isn't bad at all, just noticeable. When you add some castor it will give you more clearance for the connecting rod to spring as well. I'm not a fan of those self locating perches at all and especially the high lift ones. The higher the perch the more spring wrap you get.

The panhard helps so much as far a body roll in cornering so you don't have to over or under steer plus the steering is way more responsive and turning radius increases. Give that some thought while you are under there.
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The turning radius increases? I thought it decreased.

I am going to pull my shims out and see how it drives. It will allow for at least another 1/4" - 1/2" space between the springs and the steering link. I dont think it should cause too many issues with the steering as it has quite the angle on it already.

I do have all the components to put a panhard bar in, I just havent done it yet. After changing the bushings the truck has had a huge improvement and I dont DD it so it didnt make that much sense. I may change my mind though very soon and just install it to see what happens but I dont want to mess up any angles and cause binding.
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