Here is where we spent most of our day. For those that joined me this past Saturday, this is that range just North of where we were. Across that wash and along that base is where the trail is to the Sultan mine where we were shooting.
We were exploring along the edge of the old volcano trying to find that red car we spotted a few weeks ago that went over the edge.
This one went down and almost to the edge, but we saw no signs of any tailing piles. Then, we realized what it was. A launch pad for gliders. Odd place to put it. That road leading up to it was rough. Not a technical road, but extremely rocky and uncomfortable.
That car turned out to be a truck. We roped up and headed down. I was half expecting to find a body still buckled in the seat. My wife was the first to notice all the wheels were stripped with the lug nuts gone meaning, they came off before the truck went down.
We called Metro and gave them the tag # that expired way back in 2000. It's been up there that long and looks like it was dumped this month. They already knew about.
The ropes were mostly for safety, but when we got down to it we saw that ropes weren't needed at all. The truck was firmly planted and well far from the edge. It looked much steeper from a distance.
If anyone wants to work hard to get it, that's a 5.2L Magnum engine. It would work well in someones Jeep. The motor looks very clean and in good shape. The trans is resting on the rocks, so I'm guessing there would be damage to it. Would be a shame to let that free engine go to waste.
I couldn't get the door open to check the year of the truck, but I did find the same part number for the PCM on Ebay that fits a 1999. Looks like it was less than a year old. Does anyone know if the alternator would fit my 2001 Wrangler? I thought I read that it was a direct fit replacement. I wouldn't mind having a few more amps.
My old 2.5 was turrabul. i was on 32's, it did GREAT on the trail and around town, but on the highway I'd be stuck going 50 in the truck lane. Driving up mt. charleston was a 3rd gear affair, cooking at like 4000rpm, because i couldnt maintain 45mph if i jumped to 4th gear.
How was yours geared? I have 3.73's now and I can easily get over 80 and maintain it, but it has a tough time up steep grades. I plan on regearing to 4.56's soon and it should run around 3400 RPM's at 70MPH. Right now, 3400 RPM's has me holding 85 MPH and the motor seems fine with it.
We should try to get as much treasure as we can. That alternator isn't cheap either. The fan clutch assembly is worth something too if it's not bashed up. I would like to take the intake apart and have it ported.
We'll be heading back tomorrow morning. You busy? 4WD wasn't needed at all up there. Your ride should make it just fine.
Parts should make enough to cover than shaft replacement you need. All I want from it is injectors and maybe that alternator, but only if it interchanges with my 2.5. Still trying to confirm if it does. I've read that it might with some grinding.