Man that sucks! Do they make a crawler gearset (4:1 or something) for what ever t-case that is. I was suprised to see your flat fender at the top of the canyon and that was with what - 35s? Your rig was nimble and definatly capable. Are you running a v-6 or something? The wall did it in for sure - man was that thing knarly. Curious to see how my rig will do with 130" if I can even get up that far - wont be for a few months though. Well, hope to see your rig together and on the trail soon. :thumb:
Oh yea, to that Canyon County comment - :finger: you must visit those bars a bit. whistle
Thanks for the comments...and to Shane...i KNOW that you want me toget a divorce by bringing up that ATLAS comment again!
Yep...that WAS a 1947 Dana 18 case and gears. Sucker had just been apart to get the inter-lock pin out and the case checked out OK....It had been rebuilt not that long ago.
I am running an early 70's waggy rear...factory 5 lug and 30 spline axles...the dif is offset just enough that I can run either an 18 or 20 type case...300 would work too...or ATLAS...Shane!
The engine is a rebuilt 225 odd-fire Buick V6. HEI...4bbl Holley centered floatbowl carb.
As to the tires...just some hand me down 35 inch SSR's...did ya notice the 'chunking" that they are getting...one of the "bad" traits fo those tires...
Had a blast getting to the waterfall...thanks all for the help in spotting...Peter, Shane, Ken Nixon, Bill, and Justin for winching my front end up from under the rock...I know that there were more but i forget right now.
Great to be back on the rocks...been about a year and that was only the jeeps 2nd run after it got the new stretchd frame and SOA. Thanks to Foothill and Ken Phillips for all that work...glad to know that this thing works....even though is is only 86 inches WB
As to the Atlas...I've been looking...and then looking to my bank account...time will tell...Need to sell the M-715 to finace this one...oh yeah...and the 77 K20.
Nice pics Jim. Feels good to get to the top of that trail even if it is on the end of a strap. Fact is, you made it to the top and have officially gone where only a few have dared to go before. I must say, the trail this time was especially heinous. I think that early morning fog made things a little slippery or something I dunno. Hope there will be more pics to follow as I didn't bring a camera.
Yeah I agree. I probably only have 500 miles on the gears. I had Obrien build the case so it's not something I dorked up during a rebuild. I was running a dana 20 with the same adapter plate behind the T18 for 20k miles before I went to the dana 18 and obrien gears so that rules out something wrong there. Proper oil and level in the case. I'm at a loss for what caused it to fail.