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Offline hilton8r

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2007, 12:14:48 AM »
Ain't that the truth. It's always one or the other! :P

I meant big screen. It's still a pretty damn nice tv...

Are you all healed up? I've been really busy at work, but hopefully things relax a bit during the holidays.

I'm still stuck on the Ram Charger brakes. I got the piston recessed and the caliper is bolted back on. I lost all of my fluid and will have to bench bleed the MC again. So, I'm not going to mess with it any more until I have time to find the right MC to upgrade to. I spent a day on the C-10 and got the radiator and power steering pump all wrapped up. It's running good now. I'll focus on the ZJ as soon as I lick the RC (not literally  :P). I've got a dmv nightmare with all of these projects. Are you down this way much? If so, we should grab meet up for lunch or a beverage some time... When do you expect head out to Ocatillo again? Still January?
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2007, 01:14:14 PM »
  Where's Waldo?....UUHH.......I mean Bill!!

 Healed up pretty good. It gets stiff sometime, especially when it's cold. :-[

 I have trying to get together the parts to put the engine in. I think I got everything now. The little things were killing me. So as soon as this rain storm goes by I will get the engine/trans in.   I have to get the dual cases together. I got a new bearing put on the 23spline upgraded shaft. I drilled out the  V6 trans adapter and scrubbed the first case clean (it was filthy). I will put that together today.   :)

 I can't believe you are having this many problems with the brakes! I have been seeing some bad ass ZJ's lately.  >:D

 Yeah it's still the third weekend in January (for Ocotillo). So no more bike for you?
 
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2007, 01:22:29 PM »
I haven't talked to Bill in awhile. You're lucky if it gets stiff when it's cold... that's not normal! ;D

I heard we were getting more rain. My backyard is still flooded from last Friday! :P

I'll get back to it on the RC then. Ocatillo isn't that far off... Good luck with your motor. It sounds like you are on track. Later,

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2007, 06:34:48 PM »
I'm here, sort of. I screwed my knee up good fixing my carb and the boss has been killing me lately too. Not much free time and NO happy time for a few weeks now  :'(

Good news, they have a new 40 year knee replacement and I have a doctor that just did one on my boss's Mo in law. She is in no pain and it's been perfect since she woke up from surgery. I'll be getting one soon myself! Well, I hope I'll be getting one soon. We'll see how insurance goes. Bionic Bill!  :o I can't wait.  >:D

BTW, my engine is running perfect now. I need to figure out the loose steering and get new tires and it's ready for anything. The steering might be bald tires so that might just fix both.... As soon as I can afford it. Darn things ain't cheap! Too bad I am, haha

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2007, 08:33:56 PM »
I can see it now... Bill's good knee won't be able to keep up with his bionic knee. Maybe they can do a 2fer the price of one special. Hey, you can always make your own happy time!

Glad to here your truck is running good though.
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2007, 01:56:14 AM »
 Good to see your still......uh.........I was going to say kicking but with the knee I don't think so!!  Check out that steering. That could kill you!
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2007, 10:07:13 AM »
Good to be kickin', sort of. More like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest but who's complaining. I'm still breathing so it's a good day, right?

Yeah, I know.  The steering is no fun. Go into a corner and I have no idea how much wheel to give it. It almost feels like the tires are sliding and the thing is pushing. When it hits bumps at slow speed it will move around like crazy. I have checked everything and I can't find it. Balljoints are tight, wheelbearings..same. Box is OK and the steering shaft seems fine. Nothing is loose or obvious. That's why I think it might be 3 bald tires. One has just over 1/3 tread for some reason. Jacks up the locker bad!

It would really help if I could actually go out there and work on it too. Not just roll a jack out and shake a tire or two. Oh well.... hopefully it won't kil me  ::)

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2007, 10:56:47 AM »
A locker and bald tires and lots o' torque will do that!!
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2007, 01:21:03 PM »
 Anyone still alive around here?  Not much progress on the runner. Still chasing parts!  >:(   
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2007, 05:58:23 PM »
I'm still breathin' ;D

I've been working on projects inside the house the last couple weeks. Usually, it doesn't bother me much, but this cooler weather has really kicked my butt this year! :P And it's not even that cold really! :P
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2007, 07:51:03 PM »
I'm still breathin' ;D

I've been working on projects inside the house the last couple weeks. Usually, it doesn't bother me much, but this cooler weather has really kicked my butt this year! :P And it's not even that cold really! :P


 I agree with you on the weather!!
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2008, 10:54:12 AM »
 Here is a badass grand for you!

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2008, 10:58:31 AM »
 I got a phone call the other day......someone gave me a motorhome!!  :o    It's a pile! But it has a running   440!!!  ;D
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2008, 12:13:20 PM »
Cool! You won't be sorry! There is no replacement for displacement!

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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2008, 04:34:36 PM »
I got a phone call the other day......someone gave me a motorhome!!  :o    It's a pile! But it has a running   440!!!  ;D   

You didn't tell me that.  Holding out eh?  >:(
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2008, 05:18:31 AM »
Jed, that is a sweet ZJ. I've seen it on the www before. I ran across North American Grand Cherokee Association and Mall Crawlin when researching wiring harness stuff. I vote for 440 six pack! 8) Is the RV a driver? I guess you can park that rv out back and you've got yourself a guest house! ;D

I just got home... 2am... I've been helping my brother in law with his XJ. It's coming along real nice. I think he'll join us at TDS if he doesn't have finals. I also changed the tube on the WC. It's nice up in Simi because there is a huge garage with lots of lighting. The rain or dark didn't bother us a bit. But... there are a lot of rodents and spiders! :o
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2008, 01:44:53 PM »
  TDS? I hope that portly beast of yours can hang in the notches!!! :D
 
 The motorhome runs but someone has been living in it for about 3years.....not very neatly either!!! :P

 I want a house with a shop.....my dad called this morning and told me about one in his neighborhood....too bad work is soo crappy! :'(


 BTW spellcheck isn't working!!
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2008, 02:13:05 PM »
  TDS? I hope that portly beast of yours can hang in the notches!!! :D
 
 The motorhome runs but someone has been living in it for about 3years.....not very neatly either!!! :P

 I want a house with a shop.....my dad called this morning and told me about one in his neighborhood....too bad work is soo crappy! :'(


 BTW spellcheck isn't working!!

Details on the house please. ;D
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2008, 04:09:02 PM »
  The one on grandmere....I think. It's the one with the pool and the huge yard in the culdesac in my dad's hood.
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Re: What's going on?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2008, 09:34:16 PM »
Be sure to negotiate hard... Depening on the circumstances...(bank owned, or close to it) It will be interesting to see what real estate does over the next three years!
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