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Old 10-10-2005, 07:13 AM
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Default Yankee Hill & Miner's Gulch 10/8/05

Well, my guests for the weekend brought the expected 98 TJ, and a Honda Rincon Quad, and also a guest from Boston, in a TJ, so we played in the back yard...

Ran into Brant from the Clear Creek Ranger District, and chatted for awhile. Miner's Gulch is a nice side trip - I hadn't run it before.

Yankee Hill is much easier than it was two years ago - I don't think I even had the lockers on. In fact, the entire run seemed much easier than before - maybe it's the 4Runner CV axles...

Had to winch a kid in a Nissan (I think - would that be a Pathfinder?) out of a mine "test hole". He blasted over the lip, and was in the hole before he knew it, and fully supported on his front and rear bumpers, with his wheels barely touching the dirt. (Shaking Head)...

Hopefully, I'll have pics in a day or so, of the pint-sized Gnewt winching this fool out of the hole.
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:20 AM
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Well, my guests for the weekend brought the expected 98 TJ, and a Honda Rincon Quad, and also a guest from Boston, in a TJ, so we played in the back yard...

Ran into Brant from the Clear Creek Ranger District, and chatted for awhile. Miner's Gulch is a nice side trip - I hadn't run it before.

Yankee Hill is much easier than it was two years ago - I don't think I even had the lockers on. In fact, the entire run seemed much easier than before - maybe it's the 4Runner CV axles...

Had to winch a kid in a Nissan (I think - would that be a Pathfinder?) out of a mine "test hole". He blasted over the lip, and was in the hole before he knew it, and fully supported on his front and rear bumpers, with his wheels barely touching the dirt. (Shaking Head)...

Hopefully, I'll have pics in a day or so, of the pint-sized Gnewt winching this fool out of the hole.
You will find that with each Toyota part added the Gnewt will respond with more "authority!"
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:07 AM
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You will find that with each Toyota part added the Gnewt will respond with more "authority!"
So I should have tried to get that mirror, for a 40, at the meeting???

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Old 10-10-2005, 11:16 AM
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So I should have tried to get that mirror, for a 40, at the meeting???

Exactly! Maybe some floor mats too!
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Old 10-10-2005, 04:43 PM
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How about a 1FZ in that sucker, or even a 2UZ! :-)
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:00 AM
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How about a 1FZ in that sucker, or even a 2UZ! :-)
I don't know EXACTLY what those are, but I think I've got a 3S-FE in my Camry, so I'm gonna have to say that I'll stick with my 158 pound 1.6 L I4 with 96 pale, thin, wheezing ponies - well that and a 90:1 final gear ratio.

I'm about to replace the factory ECM with a DIY MegaSquirt ECM - just started building it. Then we'll see what that little engine can do, once I've got complete control of the timing and mixture curves!
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