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Old 06-21-2010, 08:29 AM
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Nice day, long run. Jeff did a great job getting everybody through and out. Thanks man!

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That was a great way to spend Father's Day!
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Great run Jeff, thanks for leading it!

The second group must have had bad driveshaft karma or something like that. The front drive shaft on the Blue Mule separated twice because the front axle got hung on a huge rock and the only option was to go backwards. We were able to unbolt the pinion flange and put it back together but that was a first.

Then as we were departing the rock garden at the very top the white XJ spit the rear drive shaft out with a broken yoke. We removed it and threw a strap on him until we got to the meadow and easy sailing.

Got back to the trailer and noticed a new squeek coming from Meanie on the passenger front. Jacked up the axle on that side and was able to wobble the wheel top to bottom so it looks like the wheel bearing needs some attention. I also noticed a new oil drip under the motor, looks like a bolt was installed wrong on the hydro boost cylinder (pointing up) so when we bottomed out the front suspension it cracked the oil pan . Anyone have a cast aluminum oil pan for a 5.3 Vortec laying around?
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I have an extra pan for a 5.3 vortec in my garage that came from Trey (satchel here on the forum). I had to cut and weld mine and the one in Trey's 62 to make them clear the axle right. He went with a camaro pan that we modified so we ended up with an extra. Could probably do the same for you with the extra one I have.

Trip looks like it was fun as always!
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Great run Jeff, thanks for leading it!

The second group must have had bad driveshaft karma or something like that. The front drive shaft on the Blue Mule separated twice because the front axle got hung on a huge rock and the only option was to go backwards. We were able to unbolt the pinion flange and put it back together but that was a first.

Then as we were departing the rock garden at the very top the white XJ spit the rear drive shaft out with a broken yoke. We removed it and threw a strap on him until we got to the meadow and easy sailing.

Got back to the trailer and noticed a new squeek coming from Meanie on the passenger front. Jacked up the axle on that side and was able to wobble the wheel top to bottom so it looks like the wheel bearing needs some attention. I also noticed a new oil drip under the motor, looks like a bolt was installed wrong on the hydro boost cylinder (pointing up) so when we bottomed out the front suspension it cracked the oil pan . Anyone have a cast aluminum oil pan for a 5.3 Vortec laying around?


Wow I was on the same run with you and with the group being so large I had no idea of all the troubles you all had in the back. Lot's of carnage yesterday! Upfront had there fair share of wrench turning, mayonaise lending and a bit of brake fluid sharing.
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Jeff thanks for getting us out and putting on a good run. Only real issue i had was i lost a brake line in the garden. Thanks Dave and Steve for the Japanese brake system and all those who I did not mention for helping me get the trail fix done. I got a few pics with the cell phone of what the brake system entails. First is the layout of how it is suppose to look when done. Second is the tools required and Third is a detailed shot of how to apply the tools. ON the way out I had 2 scares that almost put me off the side of the mountain on the switchbacks back to Georgetown. WHEW!!! One was a tight squeeze between the edge and a HUGE pointy rock. I hugged the rock but a rock was right there i rolled on and it shot the front 6 inches to the edge. The other was before that on the switch backs and having little brakes I real close to the edge as I tried my multi point turn. Old40Dog was a witness. All in all a fun time. But man am I tired..... Long day. Even Alexis did not want to get up this morning. Did the guy in the scout get out OK?
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Wow I was on the same run with you and with the group being so large I had no idea of all the troubles you all had in the back. Lot's of carnage yesterday! Upfront had their fair share of wrench turning, mayonaise lending and a bit of brake fluid sharing.
did not see it but was the mayonaise to make the brake fluid thicker?
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Did the guy in the scout get out OK?
Yes. He called from Downieville on his cell phone to let us know that he made it back to his trailer.
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