Mojave Trail run 2017

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Leatherneck » Wed May 31, 2017 8:46 pm

Ed, I will surely dbl shear that bolt, I have done it twice now, bent the bolt that is. Thanks for the info, I'll use it.

CWB, I have a rubber bump stop, I can see where it was hitting the trailing arm, after watching James's Fox bump stops I was feeling lacking :( . I need to video the suspension in action.

Below is the route, the red is the route we took this time, where it meets the blue is where we hooked up with the Mojave trail, all told from house to house it was a little over 400 miles, lots of driving, lots of fun.
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I'll get some video posted soon.
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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Leatherneck » Wed May 31, 2017 9:23 pm

Here is a video of the Hill we tackled, it looks in person a lot steeper then what the video shows, it was a bugger to get up. Wayne made it up fine, thought I would to but I didn't put enough oommppfff on the pedal. Second time was using all sorts of boost to get up. It was fun.

https://youtu.be/O2Dl7aFIgeQ

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Leatherneck » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:28 pm

Another vid for your viewing pleasure, I don't know they may be boring for you guys.

https://youtu.be/LTyXwTn6HwY

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Leatherneck » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:46 pm

One more, for now.

https://youtu.be/YC170ReOsAU

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by madmitch » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm

This year's run appears challenging an a lot of fun. I will run with you again some day.
If you feel you are picking up speed you may be going downhill.

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Leatherneck » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:11 pm

It was a blast, I had some troubles but we were able to see some new territory, get some speed up (a lot) but best part was having a good time with a great bunch of people. You need to get in on this again Mitch!

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by madmitch » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:16 pm

You are right David. I don't get out near enough.
If you feel you are picking up speed you may be going downhill.

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Re: Mojave Trail run 2017

Post by Ed ke6bnl » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:25 pm

David knows his car and knows how to work on it and he keeps his cool. I watched him clean meticulously clean every spline groove on the drive shaft to get the replacement CV back on. Now this is with the side of the car on an incline and nothing but sand to work over.
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