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Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 04:32 PM
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Standing in front of it and thinking 'wow this is going to be a beast!' Smile

(I have have wooden blocks between the body and chassis to see how high it comes with a body lift kit)

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Installed roll bar padding on the rail in case I bump my noggin'.

I need to put it back on my buggy as well! how did you secure it? i have seen zip ties, Electrical tape, even a nice leather wrap with zippers

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new brake fluid reservoir, new brake lines (turned out to be pretty tough with all the corrosion on the nuts), and wired blinkers and headlights. oh and new oil breather hose

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painted front end,new skid plates, new rear fenders, clean clean clean

will be at speedworld this weekend, freind is racing quads look for the red and black baja bug


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TrailRail2110: I initially secured it with tie-wraps but didnt' like the way it looked plus the possibility of cutting/scraping your hands when you grap onto it. I found some 1inch wide black Gorilla Tape at Home Depot and used that. I put a tie-wrap really tight on the ends to help keep it from sliding on the tubes. Works and looks good.

Ordered a pair of Nanco 7.00 X 15 front tires.

Found some zerk grease fittings on the front end, so I thought I would grease em'.

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Finally.... got a chance to take the rail out to check out the motor that Daryll put in for me. Ran great! Took it out to Happy Camp just west of Superior. Good weather and we had a blast. Found some pretty steep hills and with the reduction boxes this thing can climb. Oh yeah, Daryll, thanks for the great job on the trailer too. Super easy to get it off and on the trailer now with the new bars you welded on.

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Pulled the tranny out.
Got the clutch cable stuck in the Bowden tube Sad
Broke one bold on the nose side Neutral
Overall an easy job.

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cut the tubing to support my motor welded and drilled holes in it all securing it on made mounts for radiator attached radiator and fan replaced oil and screwed new break lines in for later


just gotta figure out how to rip all this emmition crap off the motor

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new raceline seats, 4 point harnesses, shock boots, mirrors, rear amber lights

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Had the body media blasted and brought it home to start the damage analysis!! Then started welding holes and cutting out the bad sheet metal. Boy this is not going to be fun!! just have to keep thinking positive!!

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I just bought an engine for mine.

Nothing special, just a used 1600 sp. (yes, single port)

Going to commence work on it Saturday.

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conejo wrote:
I just bought an engine for mine.

Nothing special, just a used 1600 sp. (yes, single port)

Going to commence work on it Saturday.

Single ports can still do alot it just depends on what you want to get out of them...is it a track car/high rpm or is it a baja crawler/low rpm with great torque. Mine is a single port and its perfect for me.


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as for me,

i got my rear 31x10.5r15 Dick Cepeks mounted and balanced today! plus my front skinnies rebalanced pretty sure i bent them last time i was out but it will work for now.


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Mostly I'm planning to use it for exploring around the desert & mountains here in AZ. So it won't be a 'go fast' baja, just a cruising around & over rocks kind of a baja.

I'd heard single ports were good for low rpm grunt... It's a lot better than what I had before (nothing!), and should be good for a while.

Rich C.


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conejo wrote:
I just bought an engine for mine.

Nothing special, just a used 1600 sp. (yes, single port)

Going to commence work on it Saturday.

Single ports can still do alot it just depends on what you want to get out of them...is it a track car/high rpm or is it a baja crawler/low rpm with great torque. Mine is a single port and its perfect for me.

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I took the rail to Harbor frieght and swapped the new inoperative winch for a new operative winch.


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