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what did you do to your buggy/baja/Thing/Sandrail today?
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[quote="biblethumpncop"]I hope that works Eric. What did it turn out to be?

Turns out the front hose was pinched and the metal line at the motor was partially blocked.


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Washed, buffed with a light compound and waxed it. Didn't help. Sad

Actually drove mine for the first time in 5 years of ownership. Took it to the Chirco show and parked between James and Preston (with another car in between). Had some idiot in a Toyota truck back into it when I was hooking up the tow bar in the alley behind Chirco's.

Then at home drove it around a little bit more.


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Post Post subject: what did you do to your buggy/baja today?
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So did it tow out there ok? thats a long way after sitting so long!


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The lights fell off leaving your house, so I tie strapped them to the bumper. Checked the lug torque on the way down and all went well.


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Post Post subject: what did you do to your buggy/baja today?
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Pushed the bug back into the cleaned and painted garage, no more red and white walls and black and white checker board floor. This will be easy to wash the floor.


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I assembled the carb with a 1" spacer after adding the alternator. I found my throttle cable is too short now. I made it work, but it idles too high now. Time to buy an extention or longer cable.


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Post Post subject: Re: what did you do to your buggy/baja today?
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ran my buggy at the strip at LVMS last night


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ran my buggy at the strip at LVMS last night

So how did it do? and how long before we see it lowered with some slicks on it. HAHA


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Put mine away for the snowy season Sad


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TINMAN wrote:
ran my buggy at the strip at LVMS last night


E/Ts or it didn't happen!


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18.00 at about74 mph on the first run i drove it nice and easy to make sure it would go strait. that ended up being my only run of the night due to about 5 oil downs by a Nissan a Volvo and a bunch of Mustangs


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18! that gives me hope then. i bet i can at least go 17.99 Smile


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today i fixed a couple of oil leaks. put new o-rings under the stock oil cooler, rerouted my oil return from the turbo, and replaced the seal between the drive flange and the side cover as well as the cap that goes inside the drive flange.


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pulled the rust filled tank out again and realized I need a new one. Anyone got a tank i can borrow for a couple weeks? Or a set of straps for a 10" poly tank.


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I took my bug to get tested for emissions today- failed hydrocarbons at idle BIG time! 5000/500


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