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Old 06-07-2013, 08:20 AM
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That's a cool picture!

I am like you since I consider myself a driver and not a mechanic, but I knew the Orion was not vacuum actuated. Don't shoot
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:43 AM
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You're safe. I'd love to boost my knowledge, I'm just never home, and when I am I'd rather spend my time inside the 40 instead of under it. That said, thanks for your help everyone. I'm sure I'll get it sorted. Has the club ever done a "trail fix" clinic? That would be pretty awesome if combined with the smell of meat on a grill.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:48 AM
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I'm sure I'll get it sorted. Has the club ever done a "trail fix" clinic? That would be pretty awesome if combined with the smell of meat on a grill.
Do it all the time on the South side. When I attend a wrenching session, even on my on rig, I fill the room with witty banter and

Just ask Tom and Randy.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:23 AM
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I can't eat witty banter. I also take my like my FJ40. I don't know anything about it, but I'm ok at drinking...driving...uhhh using it.(?)
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1999 UZJ100
- factory locker/ARB front - 285/75r16 Duratracs - Slee 2.5" Heavy Kit - Slee Blueberry/Warn VR10000 - Slee tube sliders - EMS cat-back

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:05 PM
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Has the club ever done a "trail fix" clinic?
Pretty much every year at Cruise Moab, you get to watch and/or participate in fixing broken birfs, broken pinions, barber poled driveshafts, split transfer cases, cracked frames, broken axles and all kinds of assorted trucknage.



Even on "easier" trails you never know what might break and need a trail fix. For example, one year I broke a pinion AND and front diff carrier on Fins & Things, considered one of our easiest trails. Another year Keven Schlagel broke his knuckle studs on Bill Moore Lake, also considered a very "easy" trail.

Go on enough trail runs and sooner or later you'll see something break and see how to fix it enough to at least limp back to camp. That's not to say Land Cruisers are weak - they're not. But if you beat the crap out of them on the rocks, sooner or later something will let go.

That's where running with Rising Sun helps. We never leave anyone stranded, and we have more master mechanics, amateur but competent wrenches, tools and spares than you'll find just about anywhere else.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:05 PM
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Nice hookah!
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:37 PM
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It's probably the best example of Iraqi engineering that I've seen. It's pretty awesome. I wanted to bring one back, since you can't find any like it anywhere else, but it's too much work. I like that the hose is threaded into the stem instead of just poking it into a hole. I don't really smoke otherwise, but it's something social over here when you can't have a beer.





Now all I need is someone to fab up a mounting bracket onto my 40 so I can bring it out on the trails.

We've gone off topic haven't we?
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:41 PM
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I don't think they're unique to Iraq, more of a Middle Eastern thing. We used to smoke the same exact style when I was based in Turkey and Egypt. You can buy the same thing in Dubai too. Bring one home, it could add a whole new dimension to the post monthly meeting get togethers
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:13 PM
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Well no, hookahs aren't unique to Iraq. The guy across the street from the consulate makes these though. I'm something of a hookah connoisseur these days. Lots of tips from the locals. I haven't been able to find a hookah this style anywhere, including Dubai or Turkey. VERY heavy duty, even if they did thread a few things crooked. The thing weighs like 20lbs without the base. I have a Syrian one at home, but it's not as cool.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:36 PM
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Sort of like comparing an old 40 to a new FJC eh? The old one is cobbled together from spare parts but very heavy duty and works great
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