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    #61
    Originally posted by trampas View Post


    some otherworldly schizz... The KoH Triangle as it were. People towing through New Mexico always make it out but the tow rigs trailers and any other sort of bad luck that triangle can present, will present. The whole "state of Irate" needs to be put on notice when traveling through Sceep country.


    Seriously.

    Everyone breaks down here.

    I just went and helped rescue Rick Mooneyham off I-40 a few weeks ago.

    KOH is the worse because of the increased amount of race traffic going through. We started going to KOH just to not be here and having to rescue everyone for 2 fucking weeks

    I've met more PeeBB-ers broken down on the side of the road than I have at KOH!

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      #62
      Originally posted by Sceep View Post
      I'm assuming you know the history that NM and KoH have with each other...

      Best to head south through Mexico or North through CO to have a good chance at making it.
      ^^

      I've had trips where we've detoured I40-30-20-10 through El Paso and head north from Palm Springs, just because the ABQ area was a disaster. Austin look seriously at cutting down on I35 in OK, it's longer but can be much less stressful. Everyone thinks of New Mexico and AZ as just desert but the I-40 stretch through there gets gnarly at times.

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        #63


        Break out the atf, you’re going to need all the help you can get to smoke those tires good enough to satisfy peg
        Fuck it

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          #64
          Those michelin tires are stiff as hell, and 404s so light

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            #65
            Originally posted by Risenol View Post
            Those michelin tires are stiff as hell, and 404s so light
            Yea but they look bad ass on them. I sold these and have a set of 43" M/T Baja Pro XS on the way for wheel'n
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              #66
              Originally posted by Austin View Post
              I sold these and have a set of 43" M/T Baja Pro XS on the way for wheel'n



              Did you get it starting/running good again? I haven't seen that thread pop up lately and was wondering...

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                #67
                Originally posted by SLOWPOKE693 View Post




                Did you get it starting/running good again? I haven't seen that thread pop up lately and was wondering...
                Yes and nnooo?!?!

                The yes ...
                After after testing every damn electronic component ... I replaced the ignition switch and coil. The ignition switch one of the previous owners stuck in was an AutoZone shelf item ....which are 12v .... for a 24v vehicle. Definitely not something that came to mind to check for issues. Apparently they work for a bit ... then don't and it can fuck with the coil. Now it starts right up and idles like a champ, hitting the pedal is a very smooth and instant throttle response ..... feels nice.

                The no?!? ....
                The distributor is at 4* ... all the documents with the ignition conversion and from what I've read online say it needs to be 10-17*. To adjust it I have to drain the coolant and take off a hose so I can pull the distributor up and out of the block. It's tight in there and haven't bothered messing with it till I could get it rolling. So it idles great now, but I havent driven it to put it under load because I don't have wheels/tires. The Iroks it came with were shot and flat, I found a set of roller tires I took to get mounted on those rims to test on the street this weekend.

                By the end of next week, my 43s and a new set of Stazworks Rims will be here
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                  #68
                  Key switch deal is quite the kick in the dick. I wouldn't have thought of checking that.

                  You have to remove the distributor to change timing on that thing, you advance it by moving it a tooth or something? I have never seen or heard of such a procedure on an older vehicle. Interesting.......


                  Tires and wheels are going to look totally bad ass. Excellent choice!


                  You are going to have to post up a list of races/events you will be attending this year. It would be cool to meet you and check out the new ride.

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by Austin View Post
                    The ignition switch one of the previous owners stuck in was an AutoZone shelf item ....which are 12v .... for a 24v vehicle.
                    Can't see how that would be an issue unless there are heavy loads going through that switch without relays
                    Most automotive switches are rated for 12/24V.

                    Universal type ign.switches are notoriously crap though.
                    Jack of all trades, master of fuck all.

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by Austin View Post



                      I've never been, what history?
                      IIRC; New Mexico is cursed for peeps driving through there on their way to KoH.


                      It seems every year a thread is started of said peeps break down in New Mexico.
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                      '94 Ford Bronco XL / Sky's ORD 6"lift / Sterling 10.25 dually / HMMWV tires / Bilstein shocks

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                        #71
                        Originally posted by No way View Post

                        Can't see how that would be an issue unless there are heavy loads going through that switch without relays
                        Most automotive switches are rated for 12/24V.

                        Universal type ign.switches are notoriously crap though.
                        That's what I was thinking. It's just switching a relay. Besides, 24 volts can run smaller wires. (That's why it's done)
                        Check out my project
                        https://irate4x4.com/general-4x4/2779-amphibious-hemtt

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                          #72
                          24v could also jump a insulating gap that 12v wouldn't and put power where you aren't expecting it.

                          Aaron Z

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                            #73
                            Originally posted by No way View Post

                            Can't see how that would be an issue unless there are heavy loads going through that switch without relays
                            Most automotive switches are rated for 12/24V.

                            Universal type ign.switches are notoriously crap though.
                            I didn't think so either. From what I gathered these will crank at 24v (for awhile) to get the starter moving then drop voltage after the vehicle is started. The, it starts right up but then dies off right after, issue was the clue for him. It wasn't a 'humm let me think' situation, he knew right off the bat so I'm guessing it's common? Either way, I put a 24v Hummer ignition switch in and she's back to running.

                            Originally posted by aczlan View Post
                            24v could also jump a insulating gap that 12v wouldn't and put power where you aren't expecting it.
                            I believe it and defiantly experiencing that. It had 1 headlight that worked so I ordered some LEDs and put them in. Which are kinda cool BTW....

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                            When the vehicle is off one of the LEDs still has a dim glow. Somehow the one is getting nearly 6volts somehow. There are so many draws all over the place it's ridiculous. There really isn't much electric on it anymore, so after this trip I'll likely spend a weekend redoing this mess.

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                            There is even more up under that leather cover at the top. I bet 2/3 of it can go away and a newer water proof style fuse block will be put in place.
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                              #74
                              my new setup should be pretty sweet for the Johnson Valley area in a few weeks...
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                              This is what happens when you skip leg days at the gym. lol. Got some rollers on so the thing can actually get in and out of the garage now.


                              I found out my shocks from Fox will not be here in time so I'll be borrowing a nitrogen tank to top these old shocks off and will see how well they do for this trip.


                              I got the tanks mounted in place for this trip, over the summer I plan to mount them horizontal under the bed when I have more time to work on that.
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                              Still waiting on USPS to get me the throttle linkage parts I need to actually drive it, hopefully they will be here in a day or so.



                              In the mean time, since irate4x4 is now selling Gorilla Whips and Rock Lights .... I started putting a set on last night, still have the rear wheel to do after I fix a body panel. Also waiting to mount the whip until the new rims/tires are on the spare tire carrier to make sure there is no interference.

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                              They are super easy to install. I spent significantly more time trying to figure out where to put them vs actually installing and getting them running. They are pretty cool when they go to the music. I bet I played the Thunderstruck intro like 5 times watching them . Once I get the other wheel and the whip mounted I'll post a video.
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                                #75
                                I have this 404 that was either originally propane or converted in Germany. Everything is in German on the propane tank. All the propane stuff is gone. I'll make a beer cooler out of it. Motor is locked up and missing parts so it's getting an om617 soon.
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