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Hickey

Rusty Girdle
Supporting Member
I spend a lot of time traveling for work, and it can get boring at times... Like when the highway is closed in Wyoming for days at a time. I'll watch Netflix and surf the net on my mini ipad, but I wanted something better.

This is my Xbox Tactical Traveler version 1.0

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zmotorsports

Hardcore Gearhead
Location
West Haven
Turned another Model A flywheel last night for a gentleman from the local Model A club, removed 13 pounds.


Set it up in my 8” 4-jaw chuck.


Completed and ready for the guy to come by the shop and pick it up.


Next will be clean up duties. I hate closing up the shop without cleaning up but I was beat last night and just locked up and called it quits for the evening. Machining cast iron has got to be my least favorite material to machine. That crap gets everywhere and it is so abrasive. Vacuum and wiping everything down is about the only way to keep it out of the ways, you don't want to use compressed air as it will force it under the wipes and into the ways and screws. You can also see I had to remove the gap in the bed as this is about the largest diameter I can turn on my 13x40 lathe.


Thanks for looking.

Mike
 

ubae

Guitared User
Location
1969
Dude, you ain't been around in ages. I thought you died in beer bong accident.
Yeah, I got a little distracted and haven't been on here in awhile. I'm hoping once winter is over, I can get out on the trail with you guys again.

No beer bong accidents yet! Plenty of bong incidents, though! :p
 

Diesel_Zuk

Member
Trying to figure out a new power steering and cooling system on my samurai. Then made the ultimate decision to drop my rig back to spring under axle. Although it'll kill my ground clearance, it'll help me be able to daily it better, especially after I throw some smaller tires under it. My 1:1 Tcase, 3.73 diffs, and 33's, are killing my clutch. Lowrange is great, but daily driving in high in traffic really sucks.

 
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Gawynz

Member
Location
Ogden, UT
Well a few months ago I bought a house that I have all torn apart (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) for drywall repair, paint, flooring etc. I've got 4 dirt bikes; two of which I need to sell but are in the process of being rebuilt. I've been planning on redoing the suspension on my buggy all winter until I got distracted with house projects. I've taken a hiatus in beer brewing which I'd like to pick back up. Similarly, I've fallen behind in reloading/shooting. I need to finish organizing my shop, build a few benches, and put away tools after the move. I really need to start working out more diligently. So with this growing list of "to do's" and coming to the realization that I have too many projects on top of the travel/events/activities I'd like to do... I bought a Jeep! :rofl:

For a while now I've kept an eye out for an fun, inexpensive, daily driver I could use to run around town, go camping, explore mild wheeling trails and back roads. I wanted a 4x4, something small, manual transmission for fun, a cool oldish vehicle to work/practice on. I'd pretty much narrowed down my search to a Suzuki Samurai or a Jeep Comanche. So after a year or more of casually looking on KSL/Craigslist I came across this Comanche.

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It's a 1990 Jeep Comanche Pioneer, 4.0L I6, 4x4, short bed. When considering MJs I really wanted the short bed as opposed to the long, I wanted the big motor and AX-15 trans, also I wanted factory 4x4; this met my wish list and on top of all that it was located about 35 miles from my house at a good price. At a glance, the things ugly as hell haha, I don't know what the meth was going on with the custom paint job, but I couldn't believe how little rust it has. Everything from the doors back is pretty straight, the front fenders and hood need reshaped/replaced to fix some dents. The truck runs and drives, though not great. When in 4 wheel drive the front drive shaft is spinning but no pull from the front end, so some axle work required. After doing some research, the parts that need replaced/fixed seem relatively cheap/easy to find. So I loaded it up and brought it home.

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So now it's a matter of self control... My plan is for it to just sit for the near term until I cross a few other projects off the list, but I'm pretty excited. :cool: :beer:
 

Herzog

somewhat damaged
Admin
Location
Kamas, UT
Well a few months ago I bought a house that I have all torn apart (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen) for drywall repair, paint, flooring etc. I've got 4 dirt bikes; two of which I need to sell but are in the process of being rebuilt. I've been planning on redoing the suspension on my buggy all winter until I got distracted with house projects. I've taken a hiatus in beer brewing which I'd like to pick back up. Similarly, I've fallen behind in reloading/shooting. I need to finish organizing my shop, build a few benches, and put away tools after the move. I really need to start working out more diligently. So with this growing list of "to do's" and coming to the realization that I have too many projects on top of the travel/events/activities I'd like to do... I bought a Jeep! :rofl:

For a while now I've kept an eye out for an fun, inexpensive, daily driver I could use to run around town, go camping, explore mild wheeling trails and back roads. I wanted a 4x4, something small, manual transmission for fun, a cool oldish vehicle to work/practice on. I'd pretty much narrowed down my search to a Suzuki Samurai or a Jeep Comanche. So after a year or more of casually looking on KSL/Craigslist I came across this Comanche.

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It's a 1990 Jeep Comanche Pioneer, 4.0L I6, 4x4, short bed. When considering MJs I really wanted the short bed as opposed to the long, I wanted the big motor and AX-15 trans, also I wanted factory 4x4; this met my wish list and on top of all that it was located about 35 miles from my house at a good price. At a glance, the things ugly as hell haha, I don't know what the meth was going on with the custom paint job, but I couldn't believe how little rust it has. Everything from the doors back is pretty straight, the front fenders and hood need reshaped/replaced to fix some dents. The truck runs and drives, though not great. When in 4 wheel drive the front drive shaft is spinning but no pull from the front end, so some axle work required. After doing some research, the parts that need replaced/fixed seem relatively cheap/easy to find. So I loaded it up and brought it home.

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So now it's a matter of self control... My plan is for it to just sit for the near term until I cross a few other projects off the list, but I'm pretty excited. :cool: :beer:
This thing is gonna deserve its own thread! I'm excited to see what you do with it!
 
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