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Tavern / New to overlanding
« Last post by TangoManDango on September 19, 2016, 10:43:13 PM »
Good evening. The wife and I have decided to finally make a trip on our way home from TX through Arkansas in November to go through the ozark trail. I am curious to how will it be during that time frame and anything you all could suggest I take with us or add to my rig. Thank you. Running a 2007 FJ that I'm currently swapping out my suspension. I just finished raising the front 3" with a toytec ultimate kit

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Vehicle Modification and Creation / Re: Patches
« Last post by foo.c on September 12, 2016, 09:27:32 AM »
Diagnosed low fuel pressure. Novak sent me a new fuel pump, but I ended up installing a DeatschWerks high performance pump. I cross-referenced the part numbers on the Novak pumps and they built it with the wrong pump. It would have worked with the new pump, but that pump didn't have any room to grow if you know what I mean.

I've replaced everything except for the sender and Corvette fuel filter/regulator from the Novak Adapter's kit. What a waste of time and money. I'm glad I still have the body/tub off because it made swapping the pump easy. I would be really angry if I would have had to drop the tank.

Runs good now.

Vehicle Modification and Creation / Re: Patches
« Last post by foo.c on September 07, 2016, 12:14:54 PM »
Here is that stupid bolt. I think some junkyard worker used it for a convenient place to attach a chain, but who knows? I probably could have just put in a new bolt, or replaced all the bolts one by one or something, but that would have been too easy.

Some pics from the head gasket R&R.

And finally, she runs!

Sort of. Doesn't want to idle. I only started it a few times because I have no oil pressure gauge hooked up and no coolant in it. I plan on doing something about that and letting it run for a few minutes before finally moving on to putting the body back on.
Market / 1pr heavy duty gutter mount roof load bars
« Last post by Brushogger on August 31, 2016, 10:31:53 PM »

These are 58" wide, with the mounts adjusted all the way out, they add approximately an inch and a half on each end. The bar profile is the same as the Thule square bars, so their accessories should fit.  Great for kayaks, roof baskets, or bikes.  $40 plus shipping.  Prefer local pickup, as shipping wouldn't be cheap.  Please call or text me at four oh 5, 5 seven oh, 66 five nine. With our move going on, I don't have much time to spend online.  Located in Norman OK.
Market / Zodi propane camp shower
« Last post by Brushogger on August 31, 2016, 10:07:06 PM »

I've used this many times and it works great!   If you place the pickup in a 5 gallon water container and let the water run back into the container, it's pretty warm in 2-3 minutes and very hot in 5.  Preheating the water this way works best if you're taking Navy showers.  You don't want the burner going without the pump running.   You can also use the shower's red box as a water container.  It holds approximately 2 gallons.  This is plenty for 2-3 showers.  It takes 4 D cell batteries, and they last for at least 20-25 showers.  We're moving, and then buying an off road camper, so I no longer need it.  This uses disposable propane cylinders. The red box lid is removable and holds the cylinder base tightly.    This stabilizes the bottle and the burner. $85 or best offer plus shipping. Call me at 4 oh five, 5 seven zero, six six 59.  With the move I don't have much time to spend online right now.
Vehicle Modification and Creation / Re: Patches
« Last post by foo.c on August 24, 2016, 10:08:06 AM »
I have made 0 progress since my last update, but some things have changed.

The original 5.3 I bought is bad. The place I bought it from screwed me over the exchange, and I ended up buying a 6.0.

My plan for the 6.0 was to inspect it as best I could and replace all the seals and gaskets. I ended up putting a new oil pump and timing chain on it too.

I wasn't planning on going farther than that but as I was putting the engine into the Jeep I noticed a head bolt sticking out. These are torque to yield bolts and have to be tightened in proper sequence, so I don't see a way around having to pull all the bolts on that side. I might as well do both sides, and do head gaskets while I am it.

So gotta do that. So far things have looked ok with this engine, hopefully nothing bad will be revealed when the heads are taken off. I am anxious about it. If I ever do this again, I will start with a crate engine.
Upcoming Adventures / Re: High water mark (need help)
« Last post by philip_sweet on August 11, 2016, 12:26:00 AM »
I even downloaded an app called Maplets that we used in TN at Ride Royal Blue and Brimstone in our side x sides. It worked great and I found some Ozark Natl Forest maps on there, but doubt its the same map as on here that was shared

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