8 hours of travel and one sore can later. MOAB!!
We we're taking the Lockhart Basin Trail into moab from the south. Hurrah Pass^^^
I don't have very many Moab pictures to show off. Mainly because I really ran into some problems up there. First up a burnt and slipping alternator belt.
Let the misses drive a bit:
The plan was to take the Poison Spider and Golden Spike trail to Southern Canyonlands. But after 14 miles or so I noticed some oil under the middle of the jeep. Found the source to be the tranny. I had oil coming out from somewhere near the mount. Basically I **** a BRICK at this point in time. My options were to order new case halves or have it welded locally. Either route was going to cost me some money. Threw another quart of oil in the tranny.
Then turned around and headed back towards Moab to take care of this problem. I was PISSED. 2 or 3 miles later I see steam, look down and my temp gauge was pegged high. I immediately shut it off. Jumped out and found my radiator boiling over. ****!!! This is just great. Turns out that after some troubleshooting my electric fan motor bit the dust. PERFECT! I was a sitting duck. I let it cool. Started it up and drove MAYBE 200 yards and had to shut it down to keep from overheating again. The slow going on the rocks in the sun was killing my plan.
I needed a plan B...
Then strapped this thing to the water pump pulley and off we were.
It over heated again on the way back in a real slow crawling area. So I put the old cowl back on to add some suction and it worked like a charm. In fact the electric fan to pulley fan mod stayed on all the way back to Albuquerque and another month or so before I replaced it. It's still sitting on my shelf in the garage. Good conversation piece.
The YJ wanted to make it's mark on the Moab rock.