Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Last Sunday's Wheeln Event @ TSF

This past Sunday was pretty cool. The gang met at McDonalds on Sunday @ 8:30 am. Jason=Jeep, Shane=Black Blazer, Gary=Ford PU, Warren=Silver Samurai, Kevin=Bronco, and Jarrod = Red Blazer passenger Kevin C. We gassed up and ate breakfast and left @ 9:00am. Shelly and her crew didn’t show. She sent an email later stating she just couldn’t wake up.  Anyway we convoyed to Rodgers Camp, locked in the hubs, aired down, and Linh showed up in his custom 4 runner with the exoskeleton. FRS radios were set to channel 3 and we headed off to Archers via Powerline road. Powerline was uneventful for the most part except we lost Warren and Gary as we traveled to Archers.
Anyway we finally hooked up thanks to the radios and went up Canopener. Jarrod put a 8 inch hole in the canopy of the Blazer and lost a bunch of brake fluid due to an old reservoir cap and worn out zip tie.  Time for a new reservoir and cap. The little silver Sami made it up everything. I was totally blown away. It is pretty stock with open diffs. The little 60 hp motor revved up the hill with some trouble but he made it. He even made it up Archers waterfall with a little help from the Braille Trail.
I didn’t make it up Archers waterfall because my damn Blazer died ¾ of the way up the hill. The tach lead melted off. Shane and I repaired the wire on a ~50 degree incline on top of a hot motor. Don’t try this at home boys and girls. Kevin C. held the brakes so the truck wouldn’t slide down the hill as we were fixing the pile of $h!T.
Anyway after about an hour of cranking, jumping and dumping fuel in the carb we got it back down the hill. I plan on fixing everything before the next run.
Linh drove his Yota up a tree. I am not exaggerating. Look for the pix coming soon.
Anyway, I gotta get outta here but look forward to the video’s and pix on the site by this weekend.


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