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Creative Fab
December 31st, 2005, 04:28 PM
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The above was when I wheeled with him this past summer at Silver Lake and then there was Thanksgiving weekend which you all witnessed in another post
http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?act...type=post&id=29 (http://www.glfwda.org/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=29)
and now this
http://www.misfitoffroad.com/e/2005-12-30_...ds/DSC_0294.JPG (http://www.misfitoffroad.com/e/2005-12-30_mounds/DSC_0294.JPG)

Brian
December 31st, 2005, 07:48 PM
What happened?

Brian
December 31st, 2005, 08:35 PM
Still waiting?

Oh and did anyone mention Kentucky?

Sorry :D

95geo
December 31st, 2005, 09:33 PM
jim managed to break a ujoint climbing this hill: http://www.misfitoffroad.com/e/2005-12-30_mounds/DSC_0277.JPG

then an hour later he broke another (the same side) on this hill: http://www.misfitoffroad.com/e/2005-12-30_mounds/DSC_0337.JPG

and he broke both mirrors and bent the other side of his bumper....

Roadhouse
January 1st, 2006, 12:22 AM
Oh trust me, I've rode with Jim a couple of times......he knows where the skinny pedal is.....and that crate motor response well. :D

Creative Fab
January 1st, 2006, 05:06 PM
I forgot about Kentucky, I wish I still had the video he sent me of that!

Brian
January 1st, 2006, 10:55 PM
Thanks! The second pic looks like he was trying to find the weak link :lol:

WhiteRhino
January 2nd, 2006, 10:40 AM
Boy, what a bunch of pals! :BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead:


The first joint broke in the same hole that we "thought" Bryce broke. Pretty tore up and a lot of weight on the drivers side.
When I changed the joint, I put in a "cheap" one that was given to me. I should have taken the time to dig out a Spicer.
The wheelstand looks more radical than it is. It is a very short but steep hill. Gas it even a little and you get air. I did it once and they said they missed it and "do it again". Well, we all know how that goes. But, all witnesses will tell you I was off the throttle when I landed.

So, since this thread seems to have me as a topic of breaks, here goes for 2005 as best I can remember:

- Replace truck avenger carb under warranty. Still had problems at Spring Opener.
- Installed brand new Holley fuel pump right after Spring Opener. $180 It failed shortly after while in Canada this Spring.
- Bought new Mallory gerotor style fuel pump. $200+ & bought a spare just in case. $200+
- Landed on a rock in KY. Broke open the entire third member. Found one at a scrap yard and repaired over night. $25 Was not able to get ARB working.
- Tore rear end down after KY & installed mini spool in rear. $60
- While spending a week at the dunes, stripped out mini spool.
- Drove to Grand Rapids, bought new full spool and installed. (Pat's picture) $200
While doing so, discovered rear housing was bent and that the pinion gear was bent from KY.
- Got home, tore down rear end (third time) and discovered splines were almost shot on full spool due to orbiting caused by bent housing. SO, BOUGHT NEW AXLE SHAFTS, RING & PINION, ANOTHER FULL SPOOL AND NEW REAR HOUSING. $1100
- Last day at the dunes the trans started to slip. Came home & had it rebuilt. $480
- At the mounds with Bryce blew a front u-joint. Toasted the stub shaft. Bought a Warn. $120 (I think)
- Went off the cliff in Canada. New driveshaft $380, Rebuilt trans again $360, Toasted the electric fan $100+ (still to buy)
- Thursday at the mounds, between the 2 breaks, I toasted one inner and one outer shaft. So today I am ordering alloy shafts & super joints. Probably close to $500

So the tally stands at $3900 in repairs!

Also bought a pair of paddle tires & wheels this spring. If I had only known....
Tim, that's where the skinny pedal is really fun!

Not to mention the costs of 5 trips in Canada and one to KY along with a week at the dunes & other misc trips.

And Jim Mazzola keeps asking me why I haven't bought a ham radio yet! :bigemo_harabe_net-163:

I guess I should probably buy the replacement dishwasher Dianne keeps asking for.... :bigemo_harabe_net-145: :bigemo_harabe_net-145:

Roadhouse
January 2nd, 2006, 12:29 PM
"So the tally stands at $3900 in repairs"

Ouch.......that is more than my ZJ is worth........

You should just web wheel like me, it's much cheaper. :bigemo_harabe_net-163:

95geo
January 2nd, 2006, 01:14 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(WhiteRhino &#064; Jan 2 2006, 10&#58;40 AM) 7506</div>


- At the mounds with Bryce blew a front u-joint. Toasted the stub shaft. Bought a Warn. &#036;120 (I think)
- Thursday at the mounds, between the 2 breaks, I toasted one inner and one outer shaft. So today I am ordering alloy shafts & super joints. Probably close to &#036;500

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i must be the common denominator :bigemo_harabe_net-163:

Brian
January 2nd, 2006, 06:41 PM
Wow Jim, Thanks for the update&#33; You had more fun this year then I knew about.

lgottler
January 2nd, 2006, 09:02 PM
Could there be something going on with that front axle?? I know you&#39;ve had a bunch a problems with those front u-joints and shafts. Maybe something offset wrong?

Bummer

Lucas

Ironwoman
January 2nd, 2006, 09:45 PM
"Pretty tore up and a lot of weight on the drivers side."

Jim, so what you are saying is that you keep breaking parts because there is too much weight on the driver&#39;s side?

I say "skip a lunch"...all the cool kids are doing it :bigemo_harabe_net-145:

WhiteRhino
January 3rd, 2006, 09:20 AM
No, there is nothing wrong with the front end.
The joint I toasted earlier this fall was on the passenger side.
This time, all the traction was on the driver side.
I figure the second break was because of a cheap joint.

Keep in mind that this is the first u-joint trouble in the 1 1/2 years that this axle has been installed with a ton of wheeelin. I don&#39;t see the breakage as excessive. Vic is the one who gets a front joint quite often.


And Betty.................... uh hum.......... unlike what some others might be like, I will be nice. :bigemo_harabe_net-145:

lgottler
January 3rd, 2006, 12:24 PM
Ah, OK. I was thinking you had busted it a whole bunch of times, but that isn&#39;t that bad....with a V-8&#33;

Nvrenuf
January 3rd, 2006, 01:42 PM
Thats not to bad considering the pictures don&#39;t do any justice to what these guys were trying :o . The new trails look like a blast :bigemo_harabe_net-59: . My 4 year old son wanted to play in the woods/mud so we spent a few hours there with a few other Jeeps.

WhiteRhino
January 3rd, 2006, 02:32 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Nvrenuf &#064; Jan 3 2006, 12&#58;42 PM) 7554</div>

Thats not to bad considering the pictures don&#39;t do any justice to what these guys were trying :o . The new trails look like a blast :bigemo_harabe_net-59: . My 4 year old son wanted to play in the woods/mud so we spent a few hours there with a few other Jeeps.
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Yeah Steve, you just sorta disappeared. Never had a chance to chat.

Ironwoman
January 3rd, 2006, 07:19 PM
And Betty.................... uh hum.......... unlike what some others might be like, I will be nice.

Jim, Please don&#39;t be upset with me...Pat made me do it&#33; Please note that he is one to talk, he could use a few less cookies and a few more salads (love you babe&#33;)

You can let me have it...I certainly deserve it AND I can take it :bigemo_harabe_net-145:

WhiteRhino
January 4th, 2006, 09:25 AM
She worries too much&#33;

Shakr
January 4th, 2006, 01:07 PM
White Rino,

I thought by the pictures you will be installing a "dixie" horn next like the general lee ...maybe you can grow a beard and we&#39;ll call you uncle Jessie. :)

WhiteRhino
January 4th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Boy, my good friends keep coming out of the woodwork&#33; :bigemo_harabe_net-64:

kb8ymf
January 4th, 2006, 01:30 PM
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(square eyed rio &#064; Jan 4 2006, 12&#58;07 PM) 7600</div>

White Rino,

I thought by the pictures you will be installing a "dixie" horn next like the general lee ...maybe you can grow a beard and we&#39;ll call you uncle Jessie. :)
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It&#39;ll be GRANDPA JESSIE in a bout a week&#33; :bigemo_harabe_net-64: