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DanS
08-04-2013, 11:57 PM
Here are some pics from today...

Great time!

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DanS
08-05-2013, 12:05 AM
...couple more...

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Dan

bh4rnnr
08-05-2013, 07:35 AM
Looks like a great run, bummed to miss it.

Jenny Cruiser
08-05-2013, 07:36 AM
More pics!:)

SteveH
08-05-2013, 07:47 AM
This was an excellent run. My 15+ year old daughter (shown) asked at the beginning of the day why I had kept my FJ40 for 23 years, when I had bought and sold so many other vehicles. I think she might fully understand now.

In spite of her, um, years of driving (15 hours on a permit, perhaps), she drove the last mile to the summit, including the fairly evil 'last switchback'. She had an ear-to-ear perma-grin. Thanks to Rising Sun for helping make this a memorable day for both of us!

DanS
08-05-2013, 08:32 AM
She had an ear-to-ear perma-grin. Thanks to Rising Sun for helping make this a memorable day for both of us!

Yes she did! Let me know if you'd like a high quality version of the picture of her, her grin, and the trucks heading up the last bit to the summit. I'll happily email one over.

Dan

MDH33
08-05-2013, 08:40 AM
We had about 20 FJ40's on the run ysterday. Great group and great weather too. Most made it to the top of the pass and we only had a handful of mechanical issues. Not bad for a bunch of antiques!

Here are a few pics.

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-cqV3LZB/0/L/i-cqV3LZB-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-D4Rc7GR/0/L/i-D4Rc7GR-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-s7Md7ZK/0/L/i-s7Md7ZK-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-wHZf5bf/0/L/i-wHZf5bf-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q5BSm9L/0/L/i-Q5BSm9L-L.jpg

MDH33
08-05-2013, 08:43 AM
Some more:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-RWW7sQK/0/L/i-RWW7sQK-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-vmHDH44/0/L/i-vmHDH44-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-mfFm3SL/0/L/i-mfFm3SL-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-sr94RPX/0/L/i-sr94RPX-L.jpg

CardinalFJ60
08-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Great day bouncing around in the 40 and man...the eye candy! there were some of the coolest 40's ive seen. :thumb::cheers: I love the look of windshield down and no roll bar. :thumb:

Here are some pics:

MDH33
08-05-2013, 08:46 AM
Couple more:

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZRgxCZd/0/L/i-ZRgxCZd-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-JkjTcgG/0/L/i-JkjTcgG-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-k22BcJL/0/L/i-k22BcJL-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-CnRr4F9/0/L/i-CnRr4F9-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-WX5gJm7/0/L/i-WX5gJm7-L.jpg

MDH33
08-05-2013, 08:48 AM
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-Nt4fdCV/0/L/i-Nt4fdCV-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-X7NGkxz/0/L/i-X7NGkxz-L.jpg

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-w6SNHxh/0/L/i-w6SNHxh-L.jpg
:thumb:

CardinalFJ60
08-05-2013, 08:49 AM
the wildflowers were in bloom and the views were spectacular.

cruiseroutfit
08-05-2013, 08:56 AM
Rad :cool:

DaveInDenver
08-05-2013, 09:02 AM
Not bad for a bunch of antiques!
And the trucks are getting up in years, too.

Jacket
08-05-2013, 10:00 AM
Super fun. The top of Argentine is something special for sure. And I went on a spur that I've never been on before - the "old road" I guess.

My pictures look a lot like Cardinal's - only worse.

RicardoJM
08-05-2013, 10:26 AM
Martin, this was great fun. Thanks for setting it up. George and his girls made it to Waldorf before TIm and I started back down. We took the scenic route back into town traveling Virginia canyon, US 40' Kerr Gulch, knitter edge to Indian Hill, Turkey creek to Deer Creek. It was a nice combination of trail and back road driving.

No pictures from me this time. I'VE reached out to the mods to get the planning threads moved her to the trip report thread.

TonkaToy
08-05-2013, 02:07 PM
Sorry I missed it! It was going to be my first trip out since Moab. I did get a wrecker to get me home before the rod actually came thru the block so I got a bad knock but at least it runs enough to get it into the garage, once I figure out my replacement engine options. Pics look great and I'm glad everyone had a great time. I'm also glad I didn't get up to the top and then have the rod go!

nattybumppo
08-06-2013, 12:03 AM
Great pics. There's nothing like the 40s only run! Wish I could have made it.

Rzeppa
08-06-2013, 12:05 PM
Sorry I missed it! It was going to be my first trip out since Moab. I did get a wrecker to get me home before the rod actually came thru the block so I got a bad knock but at least it runs enough to get it into the garage, once I figure out my replacement engine options. Pics look great and I'm glad everyone had a great time. I'm also glad I didn't get up to the top and then have the rod go!

Drop the pan, stick a new rod bearing in there and drive it for another 50,000 miles!

What was up with Dave's rig being towed?

I wish I had gone on this one, looks like a blast!

bh4rnnr
08-06-2013, 08:36 PM
Awesome pics.

Cool to see Cardinal wheeling the 40.

Need to get up there.

:beer::beer:

Pighead
08-06-2013, 08:55 PM
For those of you that missed the run, here's a shot-gun view of going up the Powerline section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95XOheRsot8&feature=youtu.be

Pighead
08-06-2013, 09:12 PM
and some pics.

simps80
08-09-2013, 09:22 AM
Annie looks good out there!

looks like an awesome run,

I was hoping to have mine up and running for this run, but its giving me a fight.

maybe next year! :)

DanS
08-10-2013, 06:40 PM
You wouldn't believe how long it took to figure out the oil leak our 40 developed, BTW.

We knew it was the remote mounted oil filter.

Problem was, it wasn't just a loose fitting. Turns out that Trans-A-Dapt gave us a defective hose. It's leaking internally to the fitting. It was leaking so much by the time I got home that the only way to figure out it was the hose itself vs the threads was to start the truck with me crawled up under it at the time to watch exactly where the oil was coming from.

Hopefully will have new hoses on monday or tuesday...

And yes, a Diehard Platinum (or any AGM) that is bad may be absolutely scorching hot as an indicator that it's bad. Not real sure how it went bad, but fixed anyway.

Dan

MDH33
08-11-2013, 12:08 AM
Glad you tracked down the leak, Dan. Any idea why the battery failed?

DanS
08-11-2013, 11:36 AM
Glad you tracked down the leak, Dan. Any idea why the battery failed?

None whatsoever. It's sort of close to the turbo, but there's a good 3" of air space between them, plus a heat shield between the turbine section and the battery. Also, the hood louver is right above that area, so there should be pretty healthy airflow anytime the truck is making enough power to get the turbo toasty.

Am trying a group 65 instead this time. Just a little weaker, but a lot smaller. That gives it another 1/2" of air space or so.

Dan

Crash
08-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Odyssey makes the Sears Platinum, correct? Odyssey makes two versions of most of their own AGM batteries, I believe, and the only difference between the two is a full metal jacket - FMJ - for use in high heat installations. Turbos do get hot!

DanS
08-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Odyssey makes the Sears Platinum, correct? Odyssey makes two versions of most of their own AGM batteries, I believe, and the only difference between the two is a full metal jacket - FMJ - for use in high heat installations. Turbos do get hot!

Enersys makes the Diehard Platinum line that Sears sells. Enersys also makes the Odyssey.

I really don't think it was a problem with proximity to the turbo. Won't know for sure until I get the new oil lines made (stupid weekend!) and can run the engine, but when I put the bad battery on a trickle charge, it still gets to being absolutely scorching hot. And it took about two days too cool down once I got it home (the battery that is).

Dan

MDH33
08-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Steve and Suzie took some photos and are submitting a write up about the run to Toyota Trails. :thumb:

I'm posting a few pictures below, can the drivers please post up or PM your names and some details about your vehicle for the article? I'm terrible with names! Thanks!

I got a picture of almost everyone going through the 2nd water crossing.

Steve H.and daughter Laura 1978 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-cqV3LZB/0/XL/i-cqV3LZB-XL.jpg

Pighead and Ige G. 1962 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-KsP2TTb/0/XL/i-KsP2TTb-XL.jpg

Tim N and daughter Victoria 1972 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-ptVJrhK/0/XL/i-ptVJrhK-XL.jpg

Mike D.
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-8dSQmpD/0/XL/i-8dSQmpD-XL.jpg

Dave K.
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-MxXbzhs/0/XL/i-MxXbzhs-XL.jpg

Matt R. 1976 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-D4Rc7GR/0/XL/i-D4Rc7GR-XL.jpg

Terry H.
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-NBR932X/0/XL/i-NBR932X-XL.jpg

Steve and Suzie 1977 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-wHZf5bf/0/XL/i-wHZf5bf-XL.jpg

Jim S. 1977 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-pZ6WGGP/0/XL/i-pZ6WGGP-XL.jpg

Shawn C. 1977 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-s7Md7ZK/0/XL/i-s7Md7ZK-XL.jpg

Abe R. 1983 HJ47 RHD
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-t6bnRrx/0/XL/i-t6bnRrx-XL.jpg

Barry
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-DhH2DVG/0/XL/i-DhH2DVG-XL.jpg

Dan
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-Q5BSm9L/0/XL/i-Q5BSm9L-XL.jpg

Ricardo M. 1971 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-r5zRWQ9/0/XL/i-r5zRWQ9-XL.jpg

Martin H. 1973 FJ40
http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-GmhZjk7/0/XL/i-GmhZjk7-XL.jpg

Smurf blue 40 with the hard top (didn't get a better pic):
Steve 1969 FJ40

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/i-qBHHJ6c/0/XL/i-qBHHJ6c-XL.jpg

CardinalFJ60
08-12-2013, 10:28 AM
I'm the dark gray with hartop and Wildneress rack. Been a long time since the inaugural run due to me trying to catch it on fire (oops. dead short to the gauge cluster), and cleaning up what happens when a 40 sits for 9 years before you can get a hold of things.

thanks for putting on this run, I love all the old iron.

:thumb:

MDH33
08-12-2013, 11:40 AM
I'm the dark gray with hartop and Wildneress rack. Been a long time since the inaugural run due to me trying to catch it on fire (oops. dead short to the gauge cluster), and cleaning up what happens when a 40 sits for 9 years before you can get a hold of things.

thanks for putting on this run, I love all the old iron.

:thumb:


Glad to have you out in your 40 again. Bringing it on the Outlaws Run?

What year is your 40, for the TT article?

CardinalFJ60
08-12-2013, 11:59 AM
it's a '77....

probably gonna take the 60...just so cushy for that run...(awning, fridge, inside sleeping platform, uh....power steering:D. :thumb: )

I am planning to take the 40 to CM14, though.!! (maybe we can make that CM14 40's only run a reality)

MDH33
08-12-2013, 12:09 PM
it's a '77....

probably gonna take the 60...just so cushy for that run...(awning, fridge, inside sleeping platform, uh....power steering:D. :thumb: )

I am planning to take the 40 to CM14, though.!! (maybe we can make that CM14 40's only run a reality)

I'm with you on all of the above. ;)

nuclearlemon
08-12-2013, 12:17 PM
Tan no top I think is Tim, tan with top is jim

RicardoJM
08-12-2013, 12:18 PM
Tan no top I think is Tim...

That is correct. Tim N. had is daughter Victoria along for the ride.

MDH33
08-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Tan no top I think is Tim, tan with top is jim

That is correct. Tim N. had is daughter Victoria along for the ride.

Great, thanks. How about year of your rigs too?

RicardoJM
08-12-2013, 01:43 PM
Great, thanks. How about year of your rigs too?

Tim N. is a 1972. Mine is a 1971. :D

SteveH
08-12-2013, 02:41 PM
"Steve and daughter" (daughter's name is Laura). We have the 653 Olive-colored '78 FJ40.

More great photos - thanks!

RicardoJM
08-12-2013, 03:54 PM
Martin, the blue 40 with the red gas can on the back is Steve. Forum handle is 066Wally and his rig is a 1969. IIRC, it has been in his family a long time. Both Steve and Tim are sporting the old style collectors plates.

Crash
08-12-2013, 05:28 PM
Thanks for all this good information!
Anyone know how to contact Jim of the tan hardtop? or Troopie Abe?
I counted 16 of us. Big fun on a beautiful day!
Suzie

RicardoJM
08-12-2013, 07:36 PM
Thanks for all this good information!
Anyone know how to contact Jim of the tan hardtop? or Troopie Abe?
I counted 16 of us. Big fun on a beautiful day!
Suzie

Trooper Abe is gr8tfulabe (sp) on the forum. I believe Jim is Denco40 (sp) on the forum, shoot them a pm.

gr8fulabe
08-12-2013, 09:49 PM
Oops! Sorry man. We were rafting this weekend & I didn't see this until now. 83 hj47 Troopy. Full name is Abe Russell.

Best
Abe

DenCo40
08-13-2013, 08:30 AM
I wasn't paying attention either...Tan hardtop 1977 fj40 (12/76)
Jim Sanderson

MDH33
08-13-2013, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the details everyone. :thumb:

Kipper
08-13-2013, 10:27 AM
so cool. i was seriously considering rolling the '66 up there, but we had a new baby boy 2 days before :)

MDH33
08-13-2013, 06:14 PM
so cool. i was seriously considering rolling the '66 up there, but we had a new baby boy 2 days before :)

Congrats! you might need to upgrade to a troopie soon. ;)

treerootCO
11-07-2013, 09:39 AM
If the article has been published in Toyota Trails, I am thinking I can post these on the internet for all to enjoy.

Click on the panorama below for a high resolution version ;)

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11-07-2013, 09:39 AM
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11-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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11-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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MDH33
11-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Great photos Mike! Thanks for posting them. :thumb:

akingf5371
11-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Man! How did I miss this?! Looks great!

Crash
11-07-2013, 10:02 PM
Mike, great pics from you, as always. How did you know the article had been published? One wouldn't know it from any input about it here on the RS forum?

MountainGoat
11-08-2013, 07:42 AM
I just read the article. Suzie did a stellar job on it. The pictures and text are among the best I've ever seen in a TT article. That will teach me for missing this run!

MDH33
11-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Mike, great pics from you, as always. How did you know the article had been published? One wouldn't know it from any input about it here on the RS forum?

I haven't seen the article yet, but really looking forward to it! Anyone have an extra copy??

Thank you Suzie for taking the time to do the write up and submit it! :thumb:

bh4rnnr
11-08-2013, 09:06 PM
I haven't seen the article yet, but really looking forward to it! Anyone have an extra copy??

Thank you Suzie for taking the time to do the write up and submit it! :thumb:

40's only 13 (http://www.tlca.org/trails/2013/1112/40s-only-run.shtml).

Bummed to miss the run. Great Article Suzie! Guess your intro puts a stop to an article I've been working on... :)

Rzeppa
11-08-2013, 11:48 PM
Okay I missed the run, but how did Suzie end up going? I thought she was married to a hard-core FJ62 guy?

Crash
11-09-2013, 09:44 AM
Okay I missed the run, but how did Suzie end up going? I thought she was married to a hard-core FJ62 guy?

Jeff, don't tell me you aren't a current TLCA member and haven't seem the latest Trails? :eek: The horror! :D I know you share the sentiment that one Cruiser isn't enough and while I'll always be most partial to 62s, 40s and 100s are in our hearts - and garage - around this house. 70s, 80s and 200s are all appreciated too, of course. :thumb:
Out of curiosity, I wonder what percentage of Rising Sun members are also TLCA members at this time?

rover67
11-09-2013, 03:15 PM
What a great article!! The pictures and the narrative are awesome. I love love LOVE seeing RS in Toyota trails and the stories are so damned well done. Nice work y'all!

Rzeppa
11-09-2013, 10:22 PM
Jeff, don't tell me you aren't a current TLCA member and haven't seem the latest Trails? :eek: The horror! :D I know you share the sentiment that one Cruiser isn't enough and while I'll always be most partial to 62s, 40s and 100s are in our hearts - and garage - around this house. 70s, 80s and 200s are all appreciated too, of course. :thumb:
Out of curiosity, I wonder what percentage of Rising Sun members are also TLCA members at this time?

I have the issue (yes, been a continuous member since 1996, see TLCA number), didn't notice the byline on the article at first.

So, that still doesn't really answer my query about how Suzie ended up writing this article. Did you guys get a 40 and drove it on this run, or did Suzie (and maybe you too) catch a shotgun seat with someone?

You imply with your answer above that you may have a 40 and 100?

baja1d
11-09-2013, 10:27 PM
I have the issue (yes, been a continuous member since 1996, see TLCA number), didn't notice the byline on the article at first.

So, that still doesn't really answer my query about how Suzie ended up writing this article. Did you guys get a 40 and drove it on this run, or did Suzie (and maybe you too) catch a shotgun seat with someone?

You imply with your answer above that you may have a 40 and 100?

The 40 that's in his garage and presumed to be his made me drool

treerootCO
11-24-2013, 02:45 PM
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