Ed's Baja Bug build.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:31 pm

A little update since Jackpot. I am going to drive it to Knolls Utah (150 miles) Friday for a BOR race and have been doing things to get it ready. It now has a shortened oil pan and skid plate from the front trans to the back of the motor, a new rod from the shifter to the trans, a clutch adjustment and a set Toyota 4runner seat belts so it is now ready for some more testing LOL.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by bajaherbie » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:08 pm

Put a number on it and race sportsman!

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:21 am

Can't do that Herbie, I need it next month to go on the Utah trip. Working the coarse I get to drive the coarse as fast as I want at times and that is enough fun for me :D

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Post by no1clyde » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Well I had a good time at the race this weekend and the race went with out a hitch. BUT I did manage to break a front arm and had to use Tims trailer to bring it home, THANKS TIM. So I have 3 weeks to make repairs for the Utah trip.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by BAJA-IT » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Better to have the arm break at the race than on the trip. I can't believe it sheared the arm right off at the beam.
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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:44 pm

Yes it was good timing. It is apart now and a good fix for the trip is in the works and this winter I am building a new set of lower arms. For now though all 4 are getting reinforced.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by TimS » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:39 pm

I did get a good highway test of my car, so thanks for that. Cruises well. It held up to some good abuse at knolls. Also my first time in deep soft endless sand. It was a fun time. My "bearing noise" is still the same. I was kind of hoping it would get louder and make itself more obvious.

I'm glad j was able to help and thanks for giving me an excuse not to drive through salt lake City again. I'll take "149 miles" of no services over city traffic any day. I also took a route I've never taken before through Holbrook and Rockland. Whole lotta nutin.
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