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Old 07-10-2008, 11:07 PM
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Not too many pics but here are some of what I did take....

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Old 07-11-2008, 07:22 AM
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I just wanted to let you guys know that I had a great time. It was my first run and I was very impressed with the whole thing. I've never wheeled with more than 2 other rigs, so I need a little practice getting used to the group approach, but I really liked it. It's nice to be able to help out - and to know there is help available if I need it. I REALLY need to get a radio.

I still have a sh*t eating grin just from seeing all the cool Toyotas in my back yard!

Hopefully I'll get voted in at the August meeting (shameless plug).

And FWIW I thought Isaac did a fine job leading. Thanks man!
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default kudos on spotting! Isaac

Sorry for my lame joke about jeff not wanting to do a wheel stand, I didn't mean to imply any lack of competanceor anything ...It was only funny to me because I knew both you and Jeff were more than capable to make sure nothing bad happened.

AS a matter of fact, without Isaac spotting me through two areas, I wouldn't have been able to navigate them. More specifically, that wheelstand place had me a little worried, but you explained clearly that the truck would fell really light and would be weird, things are fine...but throttle through it. Perfect explanation, and things went smoothly. thanks!!!

Thanks again for leading this run!

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Old 07-11-2008, 12:57 PM
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Sorry for my lame joke about jeff not wanting to do a wheel stand, I didn't mean to imply any lack of competanceor anything ...It was only funny to me because I knew both you and Jeff were more than capable to make sure nothing bad happened.
- It is ALL good Shawn. I got a major out of that because that is exactly what I told Isaac at first and then quietly told him a big wheel lift wouldn't be all that bad though , so Isaac put me exactly where I wanted to be . It was all good till my "capability" stalled the rig right in the hole . Being the last through the obstacle gave me reassurance that no matter how "funny" it felt, everything would be ok.

Now, if I had been in Rachel's 4Runner...That is some MAJOR air there!

It is interestesting to see how each rig reacts differently to the same obstacle. Romer in his LX just flexed right through there; Art is his 60 gets the wheel lift but appears pretty level; the FJ40s get a wheel lift and seem a little less level; but Rachel in her 4Runner oh my . She can wheel
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:56 PM
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Not too many pics but here are some of what I did take....

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so did you guys run into Jeff running the trail backwords or something

Looks like another great run.

Good to see your using your camera there Cardinal
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:09 AM
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Thank you for asking me to lead as well. I hope it was okay. Hard to balance going fast enough to keep people from getting bored, and slow enough as to not leave people behind.
You did awesome! Thanks Ike!

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I tried to get Jeff up that right side to keep his rear out of the deepest part of the hole, but it still lifted sky high.
Dude, I was GOING for the biggest wheelstand possible! Or are you talking about Jeff Zettl? We were both in shorty 40s :-)
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:11 AM
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Jeff Zettl.

I don't recall giving you a spot, as I figured you didn't need it.

Only spotted people if they wanted it.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:15 AM
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Problem is that bolts to a split case. Unless you have a split case and deal with the parking brake that won't work.

I didn't look at it but either the clutch isn't working right or maybe the shift fork is worn. Normally h42's are pretty bombproof
There are at (least) 3 different H41s, and of course none of them came on USA spec cruisers. Early mates to a "solid" t-case, later mates to a split case, and there is a version that mates to a B series diesel with solid case, more splines (21?) than the 16 spline gasser. I have one of those on the floor of my garage.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:23 AM
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Seems about the same as last year . I've only been on it twice though and last year it was with the LX. I avoided the wheel stand line with the family last year after watching Nemo catch MAJOR air .
Heh...From last year:
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:30 AM
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so did you guys run into Jeff running the trail backwords or something
Nick and I did the hill before the rest of the group made it into the meadow, then drove back down and parked, waiting to see what was going on with Matt's tranny.

There was nothing obvious from the outside, he's going to have to pull the top off, or even the whole thing off and dig in to see what the shifting issue was. Clutch was operating normally, shifter retainer was intact and installed. I tried shifting it and got nothing. It finally went into gear for no reason, and he got off the trail with an entourage of Steve, Dave, and Dean. Glad he made it home okay!
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