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FedEx dropped this off today, now I've got some belly protection.

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I was having a problem with the bump stops I installed inside the springs, contacting the springs because of the pinion angle bowing the springs. I had a buddy machine these shims to hopefully correct that issue.

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K,

I just saw your question about if I was going to have to up-grade the master cylinder. Manufacturer suggested installing and testing brakes first before spending the extra cash. Then up-grade master cylinder if need be. About a $500.00 price tag on the bigger master cylinder. I've also got new wheels and axles in the garage and 35X17 inch Toyo MT's planned for next week. Will let you know how it works out.

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Number 7 got a new water pump today. We'd been hearing what we thought was a squeaky belt for a few weeks, when George finally took a closer look and noticed the water pump going out. Turned out to be a PITA to change, he actually had to loosen a motor mount and jack up the engine to get it done. Good old Number 7 - has over 96, 000 miles on it and just now needs a minor thing, he's been such a great Jeep! (Yes, I am knocking on wood here).

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I stopped off at the post office, and while I was walking to our P.O. Box, I glanced outside and thought I saw Number 7 on fire! Luckily it was only steam, and ALL THE COOLANT was on the pavement.

 

I called George, he came down there and discovered this:

 

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Luckily he had a spare hose in the Jeep, and he'd brought a couple gallons of coolant with him.

 

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Can you believe that was the factory original radiator hose? Number 7's almost 15 years old! :eek:

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D&G,

 

I think they look pretty good in their new home...and they seem happy to be sporting new KM2s... :cool:

 

Cam

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Nice.

 

G:cool:

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Cam they look great! So does the lone decal in the rear window, especially. How're you liking those KM2's?

 

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Well, I'm liking how they look today, but maybe next weekend I'll have a chance to get them dirty. Hope you all are having a great time up north.

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Ok, I finally did something I've been threatening for a long time now;

I took one of my 120volt 100watt 9000lumen garage lights and plugged it in to the inverter on the ghost. The lights are designed to light up billboards and have really really sharp edged light cutoff.

They did not reach too far, a bit shorter than my standard high beams and you couldn't really tell where they stopped because they just faded out...but they were daylight out to that point. No pattern, no flare, no glare...just daylight. No flood pattern...just light 140 degrees to the side [and an unbelievably sharp cutoff] and top and bottom with absolutely NO pattern or hotspots.

 

I could put it in one of those cheap little pepboys housings pretty easily.

 

Just an experiment that worked. 9000lumens in truck lights seem to run about $900....

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/100W-Watt-Outdoor-LED-Cool-White-Flood-lights-Lamp-High-Power-Spotlights-IP65-/121427941014?pt=US_Lighting_Parts_and_Accessories&hash=item1c45ab5696

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