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Unread 06-25-2014, 10:46 PM   #2596
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One life to live Nate, make sure you get to do the things you want to do.
Seems you got a pretty good angle on that too buddy
Honesty I don't.... but am working at it. Big changes for me coming in the next couple years.

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Unread 06-25-2014, 10:49 PM   #2597
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Honesty I don't.... but am working at it. Big changes for me coming in the next couple years.
Good for you Nate, just do not let work overtake your life. Family and fun first
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Unread 06-27-2014, 11:17 PM   #2598
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Did some pondering tonight, to see how well my wonderful idea of mating a TJ powersteering pump to a Nissan V6 would work.
Surprise of all surprises it actually work out pretty well. Need to drill one mounting hole out, swap a pulley, machine a spacer and make the adjusting bracket which looks to be fairly easy and straight forward. Pretty happy about all that.
Now see if I can find a larger fitting for the reservoir and Monday the tinkering will be on. Drilled the fitting on the pump out allready, haven't messed with the pressure relief yet. Will leave that alone for now

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Unread 06-28-2014, 07:53 PM   #2599
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Will know Monday night if this pump will cut the mustard, got 3/4"powersteering hose, another 3/4" fitting so fluid going in the pump shouldn't be an issue. Brought my powersteering pulley puller and installer home from work. So Monday is tinker time. Tomorrow is swap tires day and of to the Hammers for some night time tooling around
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Unread 06-29-2014, 02:38 PM   #2600
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Pump tensioner bracket is made as well as the spacer. So I hope it found a permanent home on Scrappy.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 02:25 PM   #2601
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Joe had asked Fred and me for awhile now to do some crawling to see how his Sammi does.
Well to sum it up quick it does very well. Nicely built buggy. Even though it was quite hot we had a great time at the Hammers.
Met up at 7PM was still over a 100 degrees, fudged with the air shocks some then started off easy. Hit Clawhammer made short work of it, then on to Wrecking ball and Bender Alley. Managed to get crossed up there for a bit, but worked my way out of it.
From there to Jack north, down to the end of sledge from there to Tackhammer and and Chocolate thunder. There Fred wanted me to light up the sky so had to fudge with the wiring of the light bar a little and then lit er up and drove up the rocky hill, sure lit it up nicely. Man I love that bar best 150 bucks I have spend in a long time. Don't want to light it behind somebody though.
The clear night time sky was gorgeous, man the Milkyway looked beautiful, yup we spend a bit of time stargazing.
At 3 AM we decided it was enough fun for the day, was still 90 degrees out. Anyway lets do this again it was a hoot for sure
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Unread 07-01-2014, 01:42 PM   #2602
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Unread 07-01-2014, 10:14 PM   #2603
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Unread 07-05-2014, 11:00 PM   #2604
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Gave my Tinkertoy some love, added a relay for the light bar. Had it piggy backed on one for the rock lights. Wasn't a very good idea, had either rock lights and blinded everybody or no lights, got even better when a 25 amp fuse couldn't handle the load of both sets of lights. Man that there desert and it's canyons are dark without light. Anyway added a relay , fused it added the wiring for it, relay switches to ground. Wire is fed into the tub, just got to drill a hole and add a switch and hook that up.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 04:21 PM   #2605
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Lights are wired, on to my powersteering project. Not in any kinda hurry since I am sorta wandering around in an oven
Also don't want the pump housing to hot while I weld the inlet fitting on
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Unread 07-06-2014, 06:28 PM   #2606
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Pump is on the buggy, looks like it belongs there. Came out nice, now on to welding a bigger bung on the reservoir, getting a shorter belt and making a high pressure hose and it's testing time. Ever so curious if it works.
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Unread 07-21-2014, 10:09 PM   #2607
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Mighty glad to announce that my steering tinkering paid off. Still needs a cooler plumbed in and make a decent pressure hose instead the hokey thing I rigged together. However most importantly it works like a charm. Not bad for some used parts, some welding and brazing and a 40 dollar pulley.
On to gearing the axles, installing the locker and a ton of other do thats
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Unread 07-31-2014, 04:35 PM   #2608
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I just gotta say thanks. I just found your videos on youtube and spent the day at work watching them and man I want to go to Johnson Valley so dang bad now!!! Please post more videos.... i'm really behind on paperwork now. Thanks again!
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Unread 07-31-2014, 09:49 PM   #2609
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I just gotta say thanks. I just found your videos on youtube and spent the day at work watching them and man I want to go to Johnson Valley so dang bad now!!! Please post more videos.... i'm really behind on paperwork now. Thanks again!
Your very welcome. Been needing to make some more videos has been awhile
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Unread 08-05-2014, 01:29 AM   #2610
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Let my lil un of the leash in the local mountains, wheelin on rocks after a big down pour is fun had a blast slip sliding and mudding on rocks. Best time on John Bull I have had in atleast 6 years
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