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the dumbest thing you have ever done involving a Land Cruiser, the thing you said to yourself, WTF was I thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it's OK with Dog Walker, lets say Monday I'll let him or the person of his choice judge to determine the dumbest thing posted for a LSLC cap.

There is a very nice 76 Cruiser here that belongs to one of my customers. (he has lots of $$$$) I did all of the work on it, and it is beautiful. SO SR 35's etc. It has an aluminum head LT1 with a thumper cam, fenderwell headers, and it sounds like a Winston Cup engine. He brings it up once a year and leaves it for a week or so, and has me service it and just go over it from end to end. He expects me to drive it and make sure everything is OK while I have it. One sunny Sunday afternoon, I had to run up to the O Reilly's auto parts store for something, had Oscar, the wifes min-schnauzer with me. There was 5 or 6 guys out front hanging out and they checked the FJ over pretty good while I was inside, they were impressed when I fired it up so I decided to show off a bit when I left, lit the tires up good in 1st, bang shifted into 2nd, and POW CRASH EEEEEKKKK, I struggled to control the rig with the rear tires locked up and managed to veer over towards the curb away from the oncoming traffic. We stopped with the RF tire barely onto the curb. I looked over at Oscar and he cocked his head like the RCA dog as if to say "Well that was interesting" I looked back and there was the driveshaft, pinion yoke still attached and a stream of 90 wt following us to the curb.
Yea, I broke a pinion on the street.
Had to catch a ride with one of the guys I was impressing to get the wrecker to retrieve the truck........bought some oil dry and swept up my mess......to this day the owner knows nothing of this, not that he would care:flipoff2: :flipoff2:
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5+ years ago, I was out wheeling (~Memorial day weekend) and we came to a portion of an access road that had "sank" into the swamp....I slowly proceeded into it, since I was the one with the custom snorkle, and reached the point where the windshield was touching water on the passenger side...since no one else was gonna come close I backed out, no problem....right?

About 1-2 miles later, I noticed my oil pressure going haywire....found out I had ingested swamp water in with the oil and junked all the bearings in the motor.

Long story short, I spend the month of June that summer rebuilding the 350 I had in the garage...completed it, got it tuned and running the Sunday before the 4th of July. Took it for a trail ride over the 4th, and I was STILL so confident in my waterproofing capabilities that I AGAIN crossed a deep pond...this one only hood high. Got stuck, motor finally just stalled, but once on dry ground I hit the key and it started immediately....I thougt KEWL....then looked at my oil pressure...100 PSI, even for a new motor, is a bit much....towed it back to camp, pulled the dipstick, and the silt spooged out....

2 motors in a bit more than 30 days....

I swear I'm not going into water with the 350 TBI I'm installing now....really, I swear it....
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