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I have the wheelin itch

Discussion in 'New England Region' started by Chevy305, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. 496truck

    496truck 1/2 ton status

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    Ooooh, that sucks.

    That's an option as well.
     
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    I'm definately in. The thread name is "I have a wheelin itch" and I do.

    May have my brother and/or wife riding along. I'll have her make something that everyone can eat. Maybe a pasta salad. I can also bring my camping grill.
     
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    Pasta salad is always good too. I was thinking of making chili. I have one of those cooler/hotbox things that plugs into a lighter socket. Works pretty good.

    What is your first name? It's Matt or Mike, right?
     
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    I'm in to bring anything that doesn't spoil. Chips or something.
     
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    That works, Rich.

    So, right now it's....
    Me, chili and a grill to cook on
    Rich, chips
    mpio, pasta salad
    Glen, burgers or dogs or both

    xeno is out and just waiting to hear from Glen...
    I will find out what the club members plan on bringing as well and let you guys know so that you don't have to find it on that sight.
     
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    So I just got my truck on the ground. It is quite a bit higher than I anticipated. My front driveshaft had actually separated and I didn't realize until I put her back down. I don't think it is safe to drive with it installed. I don't really have a solution thought out at this point. I will be pulling it for now, and just running 2wd.... It is starting to look like I may be a ride along.
     
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    Same problem Adam had. Those ORD springs must sit a bit higher than a standard off the shelf 4" lift spring. Pull the shaft and flex the suspension out and take measurements from pinion to t-case flange at compression and extension as well as ride height.
     
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    I have an extra shaft. I'm going to try the square shaft route. Are you going to have any passengers?
     
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    No passengers at this time. You can ride along with me if your truck isn't ready.
     
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    Yeah, with no front shocks and no front driveshaft at this point if I could plan on that it would be great. I don't have much time between now and then to put into my truck so it's doubtful it will be ready. I'm going to try though.
     
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    Mark me down as there! What time does this shindig start? I can bring a cooler with burgers and dogs. How many do I need to bring?

    The UMass car show is on the 20th. Looks like I'm going to be spending a lot of time in my truck that weekend...
     
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    Alright, you're in!

    It's easily a couple hour ride out there. I usually leave Carver about 7ish. We haven't decided on a meeting spot and time yet so that will be nailed down soon. Also not sure on the burger/dog quantity yet... stay tuned.

    I know your truck is pretty well built, any problem cruising the highways at 65-70mph? My truck likes to cruise in that range. And EZ pass, yes or no?
     
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    My truck has no problems on the highway. I can cruise at 85 the whole way if you wanted :p
    Yes I have ez pass.
     
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    Sweet, that just makes the trip smoother.

    As far as quantities there are 8 actual people on the list, not accounting for passengers. If they sell packages of burgers and dogs in the 12-20 range that would be about right leaving only a few to bring home.

    Are you in for burgers AND dogs or what? If you want to get those I can have someone else procure buns?
     
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    Ya I'll get the meat as long as I can put it between someone else's buns... :D
     
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    Hey, now! This isn't a trip to Provincetown. :haha:

    I will update the FTR thread, thanks!
     
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    My truck wouldn't start last night which freaked me out. Chases it down to an ignition module this morning. All set now. Probably guna bring a spare with me hahaha.

    -Mark
     
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    Man do I miss my truck/wheelin!
     
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    Good idea. I just had to replace my dist with a reman Napa unit, came complete with a new module. Still gonna throw the old one(s) in the toolbox.
     

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