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Old 05-28-2013, 11:56 AM   #26 (permalink)
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hey, i know this guy in Jefferson State Cruisers.....he's a real dick...

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #27 (permalink)
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So I was planning on painting the 40 red with gloss black bumper/cage/etc. However, my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes this month so I'm thinking of painting it to match the Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Ribbon. Lite blue with grey tubework and slight red accents. What do you guys think?

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Go For It!
By you showing your support for you daughter, it will be the best medicine she can get!
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I think it'd look great and have allot of meaning as well. Killer idea.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You should definitely go for it. That's a really beautiful thing.

Also who is cutting onions...
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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you should have stayed at my bar longer!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Oh don't you worry, we will be back for sure! Heck, I'll even let the Central Oregon Cruisers guys know and send them down there.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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So I was planning on painting the 40 red with gloss black bumper/cage/etc. However, my daughter was diagnosed with diabetes this month so I'm thinking of painting it to match the Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Ribbon. Lite blue with grey tubework and slight red accents. What do you guys think?

Do it, and it will be awesome!!
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:31 AM   #34 (permalink)
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My new fuel cell came in yesterday so I can start mocking up the rear area. I was able to sneak out into the garage last night and adjusted the timing and the valves. I wanted to check compression too but I couldn't find my tester. As of now she is running awesome so I think I got the carb dialed in. The real test will be on the trail. I'm going to go around and check the tightness of things again and try to get her on the trail one more time before my buddies bachelor party at the end of the month. After that I can start fabricating instead of wrenching!
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I think I found the colors!

Body color:


All tube work, gauge/switch panals & beadlock rings:


Misc. touches:


I think that looks pretty close. What do you think? The bezel will be semi-gloss white and the frame and wheels will be semi-gloss black...
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hurry up, youll never be done in time for Rub
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Ha! Like I can afford to go to Rubi... I did go wheeling last weekend and will post some pics soon.
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Last weekend I was able to go wheeling with a couple of friends to see how the carb mods worked out. It is definitely a lot better while wheeling but it is hard to start. Maybe I have the fuel mix too high still… I really don’t want to spend the money on this engine but a Trollhole carb is sounding better and better! Anyways, there are a few things that I still need to address before my 3 day wheeling trip at the end of the month:

Install the CB
Track down loud clunk under the rig. I think it may be the track-bar.
Fiddle with my idle mixture to run leaner
Mount Hi-Lift
Mount Go-Pro
Tighten every bolt I can find (LOL)
Figure out why my PS was bubbling over

Okay, enough of that. Here are the pics!



Playing on the man-made rock garden on Firebreak 5:




Trying the main face of Airplane Hill:





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Figuring out my PS is bubbling out the resevoir:


And backing back down:


Cool shot my wife got on the gravel... Nothing like an old 40 with no doors!
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:35 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I like it. Good work so far.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Thank you!

My wife had her first sitting of a new tattoo so I got a few things done last night on the 40! However, I totally forgot to take pics... I know, I fail.

First thing I did was pull the top of the carb off (again) and check my float level. According to what I could find, the float was set way higher than factory specs. I lowered the float to 2mm below spec and made sure I still had 10 - 11 mms of travel. I put it all back together and if fired right up. Hopefully I made it better and not worse! LOL

Next I checked the PS fluid. It was barely on the dipstick... I believe that confirmed that I overheated the fluid on my last trip. I will be putting a PS cooler and synthetic fluid in eventually but for now I topped it off and called it good.

After that I crawled under to find where a clunk was coming from. I'm 90% sure that it is from slop in my ghetto track bar. Eventually that will be replaced so I'm not going to worry about it. The sad thing is every time I get under this thing I find something else ghetto-fied and I start threatening getting out of wheeling for a couple of years to rebuild this thing from the ground up. Then I remember I'm broke... I figured now would be a good time to do something fun before I sell the damn thing.

Next up, CB install. The PO was nice enough to include a CB and coax, so it got mounted and wired up. I still need to get an antenna spring and antenna for it but I was able to test it and everything worked!

Another item that came with the 40 was a spare tire / Hi-Lift mount. Since I don't have a spare, I was planning on cutting it up and making it a removable Hi-Lift mount for the upcoming trip. I don't want to do anything permanent yet because I'm not sure how the cargo area is going to work out. I ended up just borrowing a spare tire from Brian so it looked better. It also made more room in the back of his 80 so it was a win-win.

I also removed the dash pad and remounted the dash light so it worked better. That also gave me the room I needed to "fix" the windshield hardware. The captured nut on the driver side was broke and the knob was stripped. I'm not planning on dropping the windshield all that often, so I just used a bolt.

I think that was about it. Big thanks to Brian, Josh and Sam for coming out and helping. I just have a few more things to do and (hopefully) I'll be ready to wheel!
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:30 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Just a quick report: I was able to wheel her a couple of weeks ago and I think I have the carb dialed in as much as it can be! She seems to be working very well for sure. Now I can get on with the fun stuff...

Also, I got my new plates in! Please note that there isn't an expiration sticker.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Also, I got my new plates in! *Please note that there isn't an expiration sticker.
Please share details. I've got a 69 and a 73 that both need Oregon registration. Thanks!

Love the rig, btw!
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Here is some info on the plate: Oregon DMV Regular Issue & Special Registration License Plates
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Thanks. That particular plate won't work for me, but that's the page I needed.
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No worries. The plate works well for me because I rarely drive it on the road. It sure beats the heck out of paying $186 every 2 years for my personal plates!

Next big thing for me is replacing the spring bushings and shackles in the front end. I have no clue what springs are in the front other than they are Orbit-Eyes that are wider than stock. I have a feeling that tracking down the bushings isn't going to be fun... I also need to swap fuel cells, redo the back part of the cage and build a frame for the back seat.
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I don't have any pics of the last trip up. I know some friends do but they haven't given them to me yet. Here are some videos from my GoPro. I think I need to adjust the mounting point to make it better.

Adam wheeling my 40 for the first time. - YouTube

Adam on Firebreak 5 (Part 2) - YouTube

Adam on Firebreak 5 (Part 3) - YouTube

Trying the left line on Waterfall - YouTube

Right line on Waterfall, first try. - YouTube

Right line on Waterfall, second try. - YouTube

Walking up the Rock Garden - YouTube
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Damn fourties, we all get sucked in eh? I got rid of my 80 last summer and picked up a pos 69 that needed a lot of love..... At least your drivin yours, very cool btw.

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Thank you! I've been following your 40 build, it's going to be a lot nicer than mine is! LOL
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Yeah, doubt it lol.....

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